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Over manners too a change has come , and as Johnson justly observes , all works which describe manners require notes in sixty or seventy years , or less ' .
Boswell elsewhere describes him as he who used to be looked upon as perhaps the most happy man in the world . Letters of Boswell , p . 344 . 1.
Horace Walpole describes Birch as ' a worthy , good - natured soul , full of industry and activity , and running about like a young setting - dog in quest ...
157 , two years after Johnson's birth , describes these savage tyrants of the grammar - schools . “ The boasted liberty we talk of , ' he writes , “ is but ...
Johnson , post , March 22 , 1776 , describes him as one ' who does not get drunk , for he is a very pious man , but he is always muddy . ' sold Mr. Hunter .
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