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1839 Excerpt: ...of generous claret in his hand). "Sir, I can only
drink your health." JohnSon. "Sir, I should be sorry if you should
be ever in such a state as to be able to do nothing more."
Robertson. "Dr. Johnson, allow me to say, that in one respect I
have the advantage of you: when you were in Scotland you would not
come to hear any of our preachers; whereas, when I am here, I
attend your public worship without scruple, and, indeed, with great
satisfaction." JohnSon. "Why, Sir, that is not so extraordinary:
the King of Siam sent ambassadors to Louis the Fourteenth, but
Louis the Fourteenth sent none to the King of Siam." (') Here my
friend for once discovered a want of knowledge or forgetfulness;
for Louis the Fourteenth did send an embassy to the King of Siam
(-), and the Abbe Choisi, who was employed in it, published an
account of it in two volumes. Next day, Thursday, April 30. (3), I
found him (1) Mrs. Piozzi confidently mentions this as having
passed in Scotland.--Anecdotes, p. 62. (2) The Abbe de Choisi was
sent by Louis XIV. on an embassy to the King o Siam in 1683, with a
view, it has been said, to convert the king of the country to
Christianity.--M.--The Chevalier de Chaumont was the ambassador:
the Abbd de Choisi was, as Boswell correctly states, only "employed
in it," and it was in return of this mission that the King of Siam
sent his embassy to Louis.--C. (3) "April 30. 1778. Since I was
fetched away from Streatham, the Journal (of engagements) stands
thus: Saturday, Sir Joshua; Sunday, Mr. Hoole; Monday, Lord Lucan;
Tuesday, Gen. Paoli; Wednesday, Mr. Ramsay; Thursday, Old Bailey;
Friday, Club; Saturday, Sir Joshua; Sunday, Lady Lucan. Monday,
pray let it be Streatham, and very early; do, now, let it ...
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