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... about the court of James the first . He had a mixture of learning , of wit , and of
buffoonery . He first travelled through Europe , and published his travels . He
afterwards travelled on foot through Asia , and had made many remarks ; but he
a It is remarkable that lord Monboddo , whom , on account of his resembling Dr.
Johnson in some particulars , Foote called an Elzevir edition of him , has , by
coincidence , made the very same remark . Origin and Progress of Language ,
vol . iii ...
He defended his remark upon the general insufficiency of education in Scotland ;
and confirmed to me the authenticity of his witty saying on the learning of the
Scotch : — “ Their learning is like bread in a besieged town : every man gets a
... so , notwithstanding so many former travellers have exhausted almost every
subject for remark in that great kingdom , his very accurate observation , and
peculiar vigour of thought and illustration , would have produced a valuable work
This fully refuted an antimosaical remark introduced into captain Brydone's
entertaining tour , I hope heedlessly , from a kind of vanity wbich is too common
in those who have not sufficiently studied the most important of all subjects .
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