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After giving a sketch of what I had seen and heard in that island , it proceeded thus : “ I dare to call this a spirited tour . I dare to challenge your approbation . ” This letter produced the following answer , which I found on my ...
I talked to him a great deal of what I had seen in Corsica , and of my intention to publish an account of it . He encouraged me by saying “ You cannot go to the bottom of the subject ; but all that you tell us will be new to us .
As my stay in London at this time was very short , I had not many opportunities of being with Dr. Johnson ; but I felt my veneration for him in no degree lessened by my having seen “ multorum hominum mores et urbes .
“ I have not lately seen Mr. Elphinston , but believe him to be prosperous . I shall be glad to hear the same of you , for I am , sir , “ Your affectionate humble servant , > TO THE SAME . SIR , -I returned this week. “ SAM . JOHNSON .
SIR , -I returned this week from the country , after an absence of near six months , and found your letter with many others , which I should have answered sooner , if I had sooner seen them . “ Dr. Robertson's opinion was surely right .
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