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D. ON Saturday , March 31 , I called on him , and shewed him as a curiosity
which I had discovered , bis “ Translation of Lobo's Account of Abyssinia , ” which
Sir John Pringle bad lent me , it being then little known as one of his works . He
This shewed both that a journal of his Tour upon the Continent was not wholly out
of his contemplation , and that he uniformly adhered to that strange opinion which
his indolent disposition made him utter : “ No man but a blockhead ever wrote ...
... shewed me a translation which he had made of Ovid's Epistles , very prettily
done . There is a good engraved portrait of him by Pether , from a picture by Fry ,
which hangs in the hall of the Scriveners ' company . I visited him October 4 ,
He abused Pindar to me , and then shewed me an ode of his own , with an
absurd couplet , making a linnet soar on an eagle's wing . I told him that when the
ancients made a simile , they always made it like something real . " Mr. Wilkes ...
All these quick and lively sallies were said sportively , quite in jest , and with a
smile , which shewed that he meant only wit . Upon this topick he and Mr. Wilkes
could perfectly assimilate ; here was a bond of union between them , and I was ...
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