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...suspect his judgement, if he is very fond of Martial' (_Ib_. p. 39). Since 1734 she had written verses for the _Gent. Mag_. under the name of Eliza (_Ib_. p. 37)! They are very poor. Her _Ode to Melancholy_ her biographer calls her best. How bad it is three lines will show:--
'Here, cold to pleasure's airy forms, Consociate with my sister worms, And mingle with the dead.'
_Gent. Mag_. ix. 599.
Hawkins records that Johnson, upon hearing a lady commended for her learning, said:--A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.My old friend, Mrs. Carter, could make a pudding as well as translate Epictetus.' Johnson's _Works_ (1787), xi. 205. Johnson, joining her with Hannah More and Fanny Burney, said:--'Three such women are not to be found.' _Post_, May 15, 1784.
 See Voltaire's _Siecle de Louis XIV_, ch. xxv..
 At the end of his letter to Cave, quoted _post_, 1742, he says:--'The boy found me writing this almost in the dark, when I could not quite easily read yours.' A man who at times was... Johnson, Samuel
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