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I thought that the death of an old schoolfellow , and one with whom he had lived a
good deal in London , would have affected my fellow - traveller much : but he
only said , Ah ! poor Jamy . Afterwards , however , when we were in the chaise
... in spite of that sin - veiling maxim , De mortuis nil nisi bonum , we must
caution the readers of that work against expecting truth and candour from a
biographer who would so gladly avail himself of poor Romney ' s fame to throw a
Alas ! has it not gone to the industrious poor , whom it is better to support than the
idle poor ? You are much surer that you are doing good when you pay money to
those who work , as the recompense of their labour , than when you give money ...
Garrick was very poor when he began life ; so when he came to have money , he
probably was very unskilful in giving away , and saved when he should not . But
Garrick began to be liberal as soon as he could ; and I am of opinion , the ...
Amidst some patriotick groans , somebody , ( I think the alderman , ) said , Poor
old England is lost . JOHNSON . Sir , it is not so much to be lamented that old
England is lost , as that the Scotch have found it p . " WILKES . Had lord Bute ...
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