Life of James Boswell (of Auchinleck): With an Account of His Sayings, Doings, and Writings, Volumen1

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Página 44 - ... engagement at another place. I had for a part of the evening been left alone with him, and had ventured to make an observation now and then, which he received very civilly ; so that I was satisfied that though there was a roughness in his manner, there was no ill-nature in his disposition.
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