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1 [ No doubt the year 1746 , and not the age of either party .-- Ed . ) ? ( He , by this
word , means that he had in prayer recommended his departed friend to the
mercy of God . See ante , vol . i . p . 219.–ED. ) 3 See an account of him in “ The ...
It is pleasing in the silence of solitude to think , that there is one at least , however
distant , of whose benevolence there is little doubt , and whom there is yet hope
of seeing again . Of my life , from the time we parted , the history is mournful .
When he was young , no doubt there was a great body , perhaps the numerical
majority of the nation , who were opposed to or , at least , not cordial to the
Hanover succession ; but the events of 1745 showed how small in number and
I doubt whether he heard this remark . While we went on talking triumphantly , I
was fixed in admiration , and said to Mrs. Thrale , “ O for short - hand to take this
down ! ” “ You ' ll carry it all in your head , " said she : “ a long head is as good as
He is not only dull himself , but the cause of dulness in others . ” Trying him by the
test of his colloquial powers , Johnson had found him very defective . He once
said to Sir Joshua Rey[ No doubt Lord Mansfield . See ante , v . ii . p . 151 .-- ED .
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