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The roughness , indeed , which sometimes appeared in his manners , was more striking to me now , from my having been accustomed to the studied smooth complying habits of the continent ; and I clearly recognised in him , not without ...
During the whole of this interview , Johnson talked to his majesty with profound respect , but still in his firm manly manner , with a sonorous voice , and never in that subdued tone which is commonly used at the levee and in the ...
observed to Mr. Langton , “ Sir , his manners are those of as fine a gentleman as we may suppose Lewis the fourteenth ... Dr. Joseph Warton , in his frank and lively manner , was very active in pressing him to mention the particulars .
He , however , furnished Mr. Adams with a Dedication * to the King of that ingenious gentleman's Treatise on the Globes , conceived and expressed in such a manner as could not fail to be very grateful to a monarch distinguished for his ...
Characters of manners are very entertaining ; but they are to be understood by a more superficial observer than characters of nature , where a man must dive into the recesses of the human heart . " It always appeared to me that he ...
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