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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 .
... that he heard Dr. Warburton was a man of such general knowledge , that you could scarce talk with him on any subject on which he was not qualified to speak ; and that his learning resembled Garrick's acting , in its universality .
... he proceeded to explain himself ; and immediately subjoined , " that for those who spoke worse of kings than they deserved , he could find no excuse ; but that he could more easily conceive how some might speak better of them than ...
z It is proper here to mention , that when I speak of his correspondence , I consider it independent of the voluminous collection of letters which , in the course of many years , he wrote to Mrs. Thrale , which forms a separate - part ...
Dr. Johnson had probably been kind enough to speak well of me ; for this evening he delivered me a very polite card from Mr. Thrale and her , inviting me to Streatham . On the sixth of October I complied with this obliging invitation ...
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