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... and too faint to go ; and the concluding ten lines , except the last couplet but one , which I distinguish by the Italick character : How small of all that human hearts endure , That part which kings or laws can cause or cure .
... I think , to be prized ; as exhibiting the little varieties of a mind so enlarged and so powerful when objects of consequence required its exertions , and as giving us a minute knowledge of his character and modes of thinking .
The little things which distinguish domestick characters are soon forgotten : if you delay to enquire , you will have no information ; if you neglect to write , information will be vainh . h Mr. Langton did not disregard this counsel ...
... parish of which he was minister for upwards of fifty years , entitle him to the gratitude of his country , and the veneration of all good It certainly would be a pity , if such a character should be permitted to sink into oblivion .
4 This paragraph shows Johnson's real estimation of the character and abilities of the celebrated Scottish historian , however lightly , in a moment of caprice , be may have spoken of his works . — Boswell . r This is the person ...
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