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He made two speeches in the house for repealing the stamp act , which were publickly commended by Mr. Pitt , and have filled the town with wonder . 66 8 “ Burke is a great man by nature , • 12 THE LIFE OF [ 1766 .
8 “ Burke is a great man by nature , and is expected soon to attain civil greatness . I am grown greater too , for I have maintained the newspapers these many weeks ; and what is greater still , I have risen every morning since ...
Johnson said , it was formerly very well done , and gave some account of the persons who began it , and carried it on for some years ; enlarging at the same time on the nature and use of such works . The king asked him if it was well ...
At length , the frankness and simplicity of his natural character prevailed . He sprung from the sofa , advanced to Johnson , and in a kind of flutter , from imagining himself in the situation which he had just been hearing described ...
... to look upon Johnson as a man of a harsh and stern character , let this tender and affectionate scene be candidly read ; and let them then judge whether more warmth of heart , and grateful kindness , is often found in human nature .
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