The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: In Thirteen Volumes, Tom 12

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Strona 307 - I should have avoided their censure: the heat that offended them is the ardour of conviction, and that zeal for the service of my country, which neither hope nor fear shall influence me to suppress.
Strona 306 - ... habits of oratory by conversing more with those of his own age, than with such as have had more opportunities of acquiring knowledge, and more successful methods of communicating their sentiments.
Strona 134 - He then moved, that an humble addrefs be prefented to his Majefty, that he will be gracioufly pleafed to give directions that there be laid before this Houle an account of the amount of his Majefty's quit-rents in the feveral provinces of North-America.
Strona 306 - Much more, sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation, who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Strona 29 - ... a herd of wretches whom neither information can enlighten, nor affluence elevate ; low drudges of scurrility, whose scandal is harmless for want of wit, and whose opposition is only troublesome from the pertinaciousness of stupidity.
Strona 134 - ' That an humble addrefs be prefented to his majefty, that he will be gracioufly...
Strona 308 - Happy would it be for mankind if every one knew his own province ; we should not then see the same...
Strona 306 - I may be one of those whose follies may cease with their youth, and not of that number who are ignorant in spite of experience. Whether youth can be imputed to any man as a reproach. I will not, sir, assume the province of determining ; but surely age may become justly contemptible, if the opportunities which it brings have passed away without improvement, and vice appears to prevail when the passions have subsided.
Strona 307 - Sir, is he to be abhorred, who, as he has advanced in age, has receded from virtue, and becomes more wicked with less temptation ; — who prostitutes himself for money which he cannot enjoy, and spends the remains of his life in the ruin of his country.
Strona 306 - Excursions of fancy, and flights of oratory, are indeed, pardonable in young men, but in no other; and it would surely contribute more, even to the purpose for which some gentlemen appear to speak, (that of depreciating the conduct of the administration,) to prove...

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