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James Northcote, London, Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire

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James Northcote, London, Saml. Northcote, Plymouth, Devonshire


25 Jan 1776



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Roberts is now usefully employed by a bookseller to illustrate Shakespeare; he went with Gardner and his wife to see the Hypocrite and the Jubilee; he describes an argument between Dr. Johnson and the Dean of Derry at Sir Joshua's house and an anecdote about Dr. Johnson when in France with Mrs Thrale; he is glad to know he will have some sitters in Plymouth; he went to see the Perreau brothers hanged, the case is a high talking point, Miss Reynolds thinks them innocent; provides news of mutual friends; recommends Sir Joshua's discourses above Hogarth's Analysis of Beauty; [Samuel] would have enjoyed the numbers of people skating in Hyde Park.