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...insurrection in Scotland_, with all its incidents. Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history. Voltaire, who loved a striking story, has told what he could not find to be true. 
'You may make collections for either of these projects, or for both, as opportunities occur, and digest your materials at leisure. The great direction which Burton has left to men disordered like you, is this, _Be not solitary; be not idle_: which I would thus modify;-If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
'There is a letter for you, from 'Your humble servant, 'Sam. Johnson.'
'London, October 27, 1779.' 'To Dr. Samuel Johnson. 'Carlisle, Nov. 7, 1779.
'My dear Sir,
'That I should importune you to write to me at Chester, is not wonderful, when you consider what an avidity I have for delight; and that the _amor_ of pleasure, like the _amor nummi_, increases in proportion with the quantity which we possess of it. Your... Johnson, Samuel
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