The Correspondence of the Late John Wilkes: With His Friends, Printed from the Original Manuscripts, in which are Introduced Memoirs of His Life, Volume 4

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R. Phillips, 1805

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Page 321 - Provided, sir, I suppose, that the company which he is to have is agreeable to you.' JOHNSON. 'What do you mean, sir ? What do you take me for ? Do you think I am so ignorant of the world as to imagine that I am to prescribe to a gentleman what company he is to have at his table ?
Page 186 - An Act for establishing certain Regulations for the better Management of the Affairs of the East India Company, as well in India as in Europe...
Page 321 - Dilly's drawing room, he found himself in the midst of a company he did not know. I kept myself snug and silent, watching how he would conduct himself. I observed him whispering to Mr. Dilly, "Who is that gentleman, Sir?" — "Mr. Arthur Lee." — JOHNSON. "Too, too, too," (under his breath,) which was one of his habitual mutterings.
Page 321 - Johnson. Well, sir, and what then? What care / for his patriotic friends ? Poh ! Boswell. I should not be surprised to find Jack Wilkes there. Johnson. And if Jack Wilkes should be there, what is that to me, sir? My dear friend, let us have no more of this. I am sorry to be angry with you ; but, really, it is treating me strangely to talk to me as if I could not meet any company whatever, occasionally.
Page 202 - ... down and conquer the hydra of faction which now rears its hundred heads against you. I remember his saying, that, ' for the good of the people he dared to look the proudest connections of this country in the face.
Page 206 - Such, however, were not the sentiments of the lord-mayor, aldermen, and commons, of the city of London in common-council assembled...
Page 4 - Majesty's servants, at the desire of several persons of quality, for the benefit of Mr. Wilkes and at the expense of the Constitution...
Page 320 - Sir, I am obliged to Mr. Dilly. I will wait upon him—" BOSWELL, " Provided, Sir, I suppose, that the company which he is to have is agreeable to you ?
Page 320 - Nay, if you will take it upon you, I am sure I shall be very happy to see them both here." Notwithstanding the high veneration which I entertained for Dr. Johnson, I was sensible that he was sometimes a little actuated by the spirit of contradiction, and by means of that I hoped I should gain my point.
Page 227 - I am no military man, yet I love a military review ; and my eye would be offended to see here and there a perked-up grenadier of six feet four inches, breaking the line of five feet ten inches. Indeed, I would allow an officer, pro dignitate, like a proper name, to exceed in height. I have drawn a line through these grenadiers.

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