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... lord Mulgrave and he dined one day at Streatham ; they sat with their backs to
the light fronting me , so that I could not see distinctly ; and there was so little of
the savage in Omai , that I was afraid to speak to either , lest I should mistake one
... and uncouth Robert Levet ; of lord Thurlow , and Mr . Sastres the Italian master
; and has dined one day with the beautiful , gay , and fascinating lady Craven ,
and the next with good Mrs . Gardiner , the tallow - chandler on Snow - hill . On
This gentleman , Mrs . Williams , and Mr . Levet , dined with us . Dr . Johnson
made a remark which both Mr . Macbean and I thought new . It was this : that “ the
law against usury is for the protection of creditors as well as debtors ; for if there ...
With some people , gloomy penitence is only madness turned upside down . A
man may be gloomy , till , in order to be relieved from gloom , he has recourse
again to criminal indulgences . ” On Wednesday , April 10th , I dined ...
On Thursday , April 11th , I dined with him at general Paoli ' s , in whose house I
now resided , and where I had ever afterwards the honour of being entertained
with the kindest attention as his constant guest , while I was. r Sir Edward Barry ...
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