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agreeable and various resources.
Three or four years ago he printed, without his name, a volume called A rhymed Plea for Tolerance, which was much praised in the Edinburgh Review, and contains certainly much poetical feeling, and a most condensed mass of thought. very agreeably, meeting Mr. Robinson,
Henry Crabbe Robinson. a great friend of Wordsworth, and a man famous for conversation; Mr. Harness, a popular and fashionable preacher, who has lately edited one of the small editions of Shakespeare very well; and five or six other very pleasant men. It was a genuinely English dinner, in good taste, with all the elegance of wealth, and with the intellectual refinement that belongs to one who was educated at one of their Universities, and is accustomed to the best literary society of his country.
July 15.—I dined with Mr. T. Baring, and a small party, fitted to his fine bachelor's establishment, where nearly every person was a member of the House of Commons.
The two persons I like