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Though the loftiness of his mind prevented him from ever dedicating in his own person , he wrote a very great number of dedications for others . Some of these , the persons who were favoured with them are unwilling should be mentioned ...
Goldsmith , in the couplet which he inserted , mentions Luke as a person well known , and superficial readers have passed it over quite smoothly ; while those of more attention have been as much perplexed by Luke as by Lydiat in The.
4 This paragraph shows Johnson's real estimation of the character and abilities of the celebrated Scottish historian , however lightly , in a moment of caprice , be may have spoken of his works . — Boswell . r This is the person ...
r This is the person concerning whom sir John Hawkins has thrown out very unwarrantable reflections both against Dr. Johnson and Mr. Francis Barber.Boswell . See sir J. Hawkins's Postscript to his Life of Dr. Jolinson , p .
He had frequently visited those splendid rooms , and noble collection of books , which he used to say was more numerous and curious than he supposed any person could have made in the time which the king had employed .
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