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I am , My dear sir , Your much obliged friend , Aud faithful humble servant , JAMES BOSWELL . London , April 20 , 1791 . ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION . I at last deliver viii DEDICATION .
When the great duke of Marlborough , accompanied by lord Cadogan , was one day reconnoitring the army in Flanders , a heavy rain came on , and they both called for their cloaks . Lord Cadogan's servant , a ADVERTISEMENT . xüi.
Lord Cadogan's servant , a goodhumoured alert lad , brought his lordship's in a minute . The duke's servant , a lazy sulky dog , was so sluggish , that his grace being wet to the skin , reproved him , and had for answer with a grunt ...
... that more knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants , than from a formal and studied narrative , begun with his pedigree , and ended with his funeral .
... it might be the better fixed in his memory , she sent him to repeat it to Thomas Jackson , their man - servant ; he not being in the way , this was not done ; but there was no occasion for any artificial aid for its preservation .
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