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For some months past I have been so withdrawn from the world , that I can send
you nothing particular . All your friends , however , are well , and will be glad of
your return to London . I am , dear sir , yours most affectionately , “ Sam .
He had studied medicine diligently in all its branches ; but had given particular
attention to the diseases of the imagination , which he watched in himself with a
solicitude destructive of his own peace , and intolerable to those he trusted .
I find no particular salubrity in this air ; my respiration is very laborious ; my
appetite is good , and my sleep commonly long and quiet ; but a very little motion
disables me . “ I dine to - day with Dr. Adams , and to - morrow with Dr. Wetherel 2
I shall here insert a few of Johnson's sayings , without the formality of dates , as
they have no reference to any particular time or place . “ The more a man extends
and varies his acquaintance the better . ” This , however , was meant with ...
He said , “ A man should pass a part of his time with the laughers , by which
means any thing ridiculous or particular about him might be presented to his view
, and corrected . ” I observed , he must have been a bold laugher who would
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