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DEAREST MADAM , — There is in these [ pages , or remarks , ] such depth of
penetration , such nicety of observation , as Locke or Pascal might be proud of .
This I desire you to believe is my real opinion . “ However , it cannot be published
This observation , just enough in general , is here peculiarly ill - placed ; for ,
besides the motives for the journey which Mr. Boswell has quoted from the
Prayers and Meditations , we shall see , by a subsequent letter , that Mrs. Thrale's
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 .
Ed . ] 3 [ Here , by an error of date , followed some observations on a curious
passage in one of Johnson's diaries , which is removed in its proper place ,
March , 1782 , post , p . 24.-ED. ] Stay , therefore , till you are quite well . 12 1782.
- ÆTAT .
I beg , therefore , that you continue to let me know , from time to time , all that you
observe . “ Many fits of severe illness have , for about three months past , forced
my kind physician often upon my mind . I am now better ; and hope gratitude , as
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