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Johnson , rolling with joy at the thought which beamed in his eye , turned quickly
round , and replied , “ True , sir : and when we see a very foolish fellow , we don't
know what to think of him . ” He then rose up , strided to the fire , and stood for ...
Talking of history , Johnson said , “ We may know historical facts to be true , as
we may know facts in common life to be true . Motives are generally unknown .
We cannot trust to the characters we find in history , unless when they are drawn
Where a great proportion of the people , ' said he , are suffered to languish in
helpless misery , that country must be ill policed , and wretchedly governed : a
decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization ' - Gentlenen of
Do not censure the expression ; you know it to be true . “ Dr. Memis's question is
so narrow as to allow no speculation ; and I have no facts before me but those
which his advocate has produced against you . • I consulted this morning the ...
If this be true , you may join with your father . “ Further consideration produces
another conclusion : He who receives a fief unlimited by his ancestors , gives his
heirs some reason to complain , if he does not transmit it unlimited to posterity :
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