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We have been now long enough acquainted to have many images in common ,
and therefore to have a source of conversation which neither the learning nor the
wit of a new companion can supply . My Lives are now published ; and if you will
Many of your notions seem not to be very clear in your own mind ; many are not
sufficiently developed and expanded for the common reader : it wants every
where to be made smoother and plainer . “ You may , by revisal and correction ,
3 [ Dr. Johnson always controverted the common - place observation of the
superior purity and happiness of country life .-- Ed . ) 6 Ashbourne , 10th
November , 1781 . “ Yesterday 8 1781. - ÆTAT . 72 .
His laconic epitaph in Kensington churchyard , dictated by himself , contains a
new turn of that thought which must be common to all epitaphs , - “ Johannes
Jortin mortalis esse desiit , A.S. 1770 , æt . 72. ” John Jortin ceased to be mortal ,
& c .
looked pale , and was distressed with a difficulty of breathing ; but after the
common inquiries , he assumed his usual strong animated style of conversation .
Seeing me now for the first time as a laird , or proprietor of land , he began thus : “
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