A Bone to Gnaw for Grant Thorburn: Being an Examination of the Life of this Celebrated Character ...

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Page 16 - Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
Page 21 - ... think it a pity that you or myself should depart this life with envy in our hearts against each other — and I firmly believe that no difference would have taken place between us, had not some of those of your pretended friends endeavored to have caused a separation of friendship between us.
Page 20 - Paine and me in anger. Mr. Paine had boarded with me without any regular agreement, and we quarrelled about the bill, what has happened a thousand times to other people ; he wrote angrily and I angrily replied. But the affair was amicably settled by Walter Morton and John Fellows ; the latter is still living.
Page 20 - ... life of Grant Thorburn, I made this remark and wrote it on the cover of his book ; I have read this life of Grant Thorburn, I presume a great part of which it is composed has no more connection with his life than mine, or the Pope of Rome, to wit, the corresponding letters between ThomasPaine and myself, and those letters I have cut out of his book...

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