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... which sir John Pringle had lent me , it being then little known as one of his
works . He said , Take no notice of it , or Don ' t talk of it . " He seemed to think
it beneath him , though done at sixand - twenty . I said to bim , Your style , sir , is
James Boswell. dinner at sir John Pringle ' s ; and he was much pleased with the
conscientious accuracy of that celebrated circumnavigator , who set me right as
to many of the exaggerated accounts given by Dr . Hawkesworth of his voyages .
But Mr . Nourse , the bookseller who was the proprietor of the work , upon being
applied to by sir John Pringle , agreed very handsomely to have the leaf on which
it was contained cancelled , and reprinted without it , at his own expense .
1 There is an account of him in sir John Hawkins ' s Life of Johnson , p . 244 . -
Boswell . Ballow is described by sir John Hawkins , in the passage referred to by
Boswell , as a lawyer by profession , but of no practice : he having by the
5 Some excellent remarks on this subject , interspersed with amusing greenroom
anecdotes , may be found in a review of Boader ' s Life of John Philip Kemble , in
the Quarterly Rev . lxvii . 230 . The difference of the French and Eng . lish ...
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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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