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One evening , when a young gentleman teased him with an account of the infidelity of his servant , who , he said , would not believe the scriptures , because he could not read them in the original tongues , and be sure that they were ...
“ I have not lately seen Mr. Elphinston , but believe him to be prosperous . I shall be glad to hear the same of you , for I am , sir , “ Your affectionate humble servant , > TO THE SAME . SIR , -I returned this week. “ SAM . JOHNSON .
“ I believe you may receive some intelligence from Mrs. Baker of the theatre , whose letter I received at the same time with yours ; and to whom , if you see her , you will make my excuse for the seeming neglect of answering her .
I believe my opinion , if you think weli of my judgement , might have given you pleasure ; but when it is considered how much vanity is excited by praise , I am not sure that it would have done you good . Your history is like other ...
... “ if the one will suffer more by your sitting down , than the six will do by waiting . ” Goldsmith , to divert the tedious minutes , strutted about , bragging of his dress , and I believe was seriously vain of F 2 ĘTAT .
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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Volledige review lezen