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The occasion of this correspondence between Dr. Johnson and Mr. Hervey , was thus related to me by Mr. Beauclerk . “ Tom Hervey had a great liking for Johnson , and in his will had left him a legacy of fifty pounds .
... who wished much to be introduced to these eminent Scotch literati ; but on the present occasion he had very little opportunity of hearing them talk , for with an excess of prudence , for which Johnson afterwards found fault with ...
Then recollecting that Mr. Davies , by acting as an informer , had been the occasion of his talking somewhat too harshly to his friend Dr. Percy , for which , probably , when the first ebullition was over , he felt some compunction ...
Upon this occasion I particularly lamented that he had not that warmth of friendship for his brilliant pupil , which we may suppose would have had a beniguant effect on both . When almost every man of eminence in ...
9 His lordship having frequently spoken in an abusive manner of Dr. Johnson in my company , I on one occasion during the lifetime of my illustrious friend could not refrain from retaliation , and repeated to him this saying .
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