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In writing dedications for others , he considered himself as by no means speaking his own sentiments . Notwithstanding his long silence , I never omitted to write to him , when I had any thing worthy of communicating . VOL . II .
If you mean to be serious , I think him one of the worst of men ; a rascal , who ought to be hunted out of society , as he has been . Three or four nations have expelled him : and it is a shame that he is protected in this country .
He purchased out of his income his household furniture and linen , of which latter he had a very ample store ; and , as I am assured by those that had very good means of knowing , not less than the tenth part of his income was set apart ...
he knew , he might have been a very considerable man , and needed not to have recourse to such mean expedients to raise his reputation . The king then talked of literary journals , mentioned particularly the Journal des Savans ...
“ MY DEAR SIR , -I have received your last letter , whicb , though very short , and by no means complimentary , yet gave me real pleasure , because it contains these words , “ I shall be glad , very glad to see you .
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