May I be permitted to say , that the typography of both editions does honour to the press of Mr. Henry Baldwin , now ' master of the worshipful company of stationers , whom I have long known as a worthy man and an obliging friend .
AFTER MY DEATH I WISH NO OTHER HERALD , NO OTHER SPEAKER OF MY LIVING ACTIONS , TO KEEP MINE HONOUR FROM CORRUPTION , BUT SUCH AN HONEST CHRONICLER AS GRIFFITH * . SHAKSPEARE , Henry the Eighth . * See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs.
Of these memorials a few have been preserved ; but the greater part was consigned by him to the flames , a few days before his death . As I had the honour and happiness of enjoying his friendship for upwards of twenty years ; as I had ...
... apophthegms which he collected , we see that he esteemed it more honour to make himself but a pair of tables , to take the wise and pithy words of others , than to have every word of his own to be made an apophthegm or an oracle .
... I will honour thee for this thy duty . That superiority over his fellows , which he maintained with so much dignity in his march through life , was not assumed from vanity and ostentation , but was the natural and constant effect of ...
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