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In this he kept his word ; and Dr. Burney had not only the pleasure of gratifying
his friend with a present more worthy of his acceptance than the segment from
the hearthbroom , but soon after introducing him to Dr. Johnson himself in Bolt -
We have known each other long , and , by consequence , are both old ; and she
is paralytick ; and if I do not see her soon , I no more in this world . To make a visit
on such considerations is to go on a melancholy errand . But such is the course ...
But the days of darkness are soon to be at an end . The reading society ordered it
to be procured this week . " ) “ Ashbourne , 24th November , 1781 . “ I shall leave
this place about the beginning of next week , and shall leave every place as ...
DEAR SIR , -I hope I grow better , and shall soon be able to enjoy the kindness of
my friends . I think this wild adherence to Chatterton ' more unaccountable than
the obstinate defence of Ossian . In Ossian there is a national pride , which may ...
Soon after the above letter , Dr. Lawrence left London , but not before the palsy
had made so great a progress as to render him unable to write for himself . The
following are extracts from letters addressed by Dr. Johnson to one of his
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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