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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 .
The same severity of torture was exercised on the earl of Athol , one of the murderers of king James the first of Scotland b . Dr. Johnson at the same time favoured me by marking the lines which he furnished to Goldsmith's Deserted ...
He published nothing this year in his own name ; but the noble Dedication * to the King , of Gwyn's London and · Westminster Improved , was written by him ; and he furnished the Preface , t and several of the pieces which compose a ...
He had frequently visited those splendid rooms , and noble collection of books , which he used to say was more numerous and curious than he supposed any person could have made in the time which the king had employed .
The king then asked him what they were doing at Oxford . Johnson answered , he could not much commend their diligence , but that in some respects they were mended , for they had put their press under better regulations , and were at ...
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