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I have much curiosity after the manners and transactions of the middle ages , but
have wanted either diligence or opportunity , or both . You , sir , have great
opportunities , and I wish you both diligence and success . I am , sir , & c . “ SAM .
In autumn he went to Oxford , Birmingham , Lichfield , and Ashbourne , for which
very good reasons might be given in the conjectural ' yet positive manner of
writers , who are proud to account for every event which they relate . He himself ...
He was a man of strict piety and profound learning , but little skilled in the
knowledge of life or manners , and died without ever having enjoyed the
reputation he so justly deserved . Dr. Johnson's health had , indeed , been
always extremely ...
Am I to be hunted in this manner ? ” I satisfied him that I could not divine that the
visit would not be convenient , and that I certainly could not take it upon me of my
own accord to forbid the general . I found Dr. Johnson in the evening in Mrs.
Nobody , ” said he , “ has a right to talk in this manner , to bring before a man his
own character , and the events of his life , when he does not choose it should be
done . I never have sought the world ; the world was not to seek me . It is rather ...
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