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If the story of “ the bristles of the hearth - broom , ” or any thing like it , be true , Mr.
Bewley might better have been called an idiot than an enthusiast ; but the editor
takes the li . berty of disbelieving the anecdote altogether . That Mr. Bewley ...
Mr. Malone , who has so ably succeeded him as an editor of Shakspeare , has ,
in his Preface , done great and just honour to Johnson's memory . “ TO MRS .
LUCY PORTER , IN LICHFIELD . “ London , 2d March , 1782 . “ DEAR MADAM ,
4 [ Probably the editor of the Gaelick Dictionary , who about this period was
warmly engaged in the Ossian controversy , and as he took Dr. Johnson's part ,
probably received some assistance from him.-Ed. ] Prayers & Med . p . 200 . “ 21.-
When the Editor visited the ruins of Cowdray twenty years ago , he was reminded
( in addition to older stories ) that the curse of fire and water had recently fallen òn
Cowdray ; its noble owner , Viscount Montague , the last male of his ancient ...
... and the editor is convinced in his own mind that Johnson received in early life
some serious injury or affront from the Scotch . If Johnson's personal history
during the years 1745 and 1746 were known , something would probably be
found to ...
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