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He answered , with a sort of triumphant smile , “ Sir , I hope it is d . ” On
Wednesday , April 3rd , in the forenoon , I found him very busy putting his books
in order ; and as they were generally very old ones , clouds of dust were flying
around him .
In my Letter to the people of Scotland , against diminishing the number of the
Lords of Session , published in 1785 , there is the following passage , which , as
a concise , and I hope a fair and rational state of the matter , I presume to quote ...
I perceived , however , that he bad so warmly cherished the hope of enjoying
classical scenes , that he could not easily part with the scheme ; for he said , “ I
shall probably contrive to get to Italy some other way . But I wont mention it to Mr .
We are assured that the thought was not harboured by some of the proprietors ,
who are still living ; and we hope that it did not occur to the first designer of the
work , who was also the printer of it , and who bore a respectable character .
His consciousness of his own wickedness incited him to attack his faithful
reprover with open insolence and printed accusations . Such an attack made
defence necessary ; and we hope it will be at last decided that the means of
defence were ...
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