In the strangely mixed scenes of human existence , our feelings are often at once pleasing and painful . Of this truth , the progress of the present work furnishes a striking instance . It was highly gratifying to me that my friend ...
Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry answer to the review of his Essay on Tea , Johnson in the same collection made a reply to it ; acknowl . This is the only instance , it is believed , when he con1756 . descended to take notice of ...
... actually exhibited one of the very rare instances of dying for love . She was buried in the cathedral of Lichfield ; and he , with a tender regard , placed a stone over her grave with this inscription : HERE LIES THE BODY OF MRS .
Nor can I omit a little instance of that jealous independence of spirit , and impetuosity of temper , which never forsook him . The fact was acknowledged to me by himself , upon the authority of his mother . One day , when the servant ...
For instance , he would call up a boy and ask him Latin for a candlestick , which the boy could not expect to be asked . Now , sir , if a boy could answer every question , there would be no need of a master to teach him .
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