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Dr . Johnson ' s remark as to the jealousy entertained of our friends who rise far
above us , is certainly very just . By this was withered the early friendship
between Charles Townshend and Akenside ; and many similar instances might
We then talked of marrying women of fortune ; and I mentioned a common remark
, that a man may be , upon the whole , richer by marrying a woman with a very
small portion , because a woman of fortune will be proportionably expensive ...
When I expressed an earnest wish for his remarks on Italy , he said , “ I do not see
that I could make a book upon Italy ; yet I should be glad to get two hundred
pounds , or five hundred pounds , by such a work . ” This showed both that a
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 were no such check , people would be apt , from the
temptation of ...
... excellent remarks on this subject , interspersed with ÆTAT . 67 . ] DR .
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