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Another evening Dr. Goldsmith and I called on him , with the hope of prevailing on him to sup with us at the Mitre . We found him indisposed , and resolved not to go abroad . “ Come , then , " said Goldsmith , “ we will not go to the ...
Johnson then called for a bottle of port , of which Goldsmith and I partook , while our friend , now a water - drinker , sat by us . GOLDSMITH . “ I think , Mr. Johnson , you don't go near the theatres now . yourself no more concern ...
Mr. Cuthbert Shawo , alike distinguished by his genius , misfortunes , and misconduct , published this year a poem , called , The Race , by Mercurius Spur , Esq . in which he whimsically made the living poets of England contend for pre ...
When I called upon Dr. Johnson next morning , I found him highly satisfied with his colloquial prowess the preceding evening . Well , ” said he , “ we had good talk . ” BOSWELL . “ Yes , sir , you tossed and gored several persons .
Next day , October 20th , he appeared , for the only time I suppose in his life , as a witness in a court of justice , being called to give evidence to the character of Mr. Baretti , who , having stabbed a man in the street ...
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