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... to be able to teach it , and no profession so well as to be able to follow it , your general mass of knowledge of books and men renders you very capable to make yourself master of any science , or fit yourself for any profession .
Out of many letters which Mr. Barber received from his master , he has preserved three , which he kindly gave me , and which I shall insert according to their dates . TO MR . FRANCIS BARBER . “ DEAR FRANCIS , —I have been very much out ...
Johnsou did not answer it ; but talking for victory , and determined to be master of the field , he had recourse to the device which Goldsmith imputed to him in the witty words of one of Cibber's comedies : “ There is no arguing with ...
“ He went with me , one Sunday , to hear my old master , Gregory Sharpe , preach at the Temple . — In the prefatory prayer , Sharpe ranted about liberty , as a blessing most fervently to be implored , and its continuance prayed for .
Yet , doubtless , at the present moment , if lord Grenville , master as he is of all the knowledge that belongs to a statesman and a scholar , was asked to point out from the stores of his reading the few models of oratorical ...
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