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... degree of parsimony , but endeavoured that in his family there should be plenty without waste . As an instance that this was his endeavour , it may be worth while to mention a method he took in regulating a proper allowance ...
On extraordinary instances of good behaviour or diligent service , he was not wanting in particular encouragements and presents above their wages : it is remarkable that he would permit their relations to visit them , and stay at his ...
Perhaps no man who had spent his whole life in courts could have shown a more nice and dignified sense of true politeness than Johnson did in this instance . His majesty having observed to him that he supposed he must have read a great ...
Johnson answered , that he was an ingenious man , but had no veracity ; and immediately mentioned , as an instance of it , an assertion of that writer , that he had seen objects magnified to a much greater degree by using three or four ...
A man , to be sure , is criminal in the sight of God ; but he does not do his wife a very material injury , if he does not insult her ; if , for instance , from mere wantonness of appetite , he steals privately to her chambermaid .
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