Quotation by James Boswell

He asked me whether I would not go with him to his house; I declined it, from an apprehension that my spirits would sink. We bade adieu to each other affectionately in the carriage. When he had got down upon the foot-pavement, he called out, "Fare you well;" and without looking back, sprung away with a kind of pathetick briskness, if I may use that expression, which seemed to indicate a struggle to conceal uneasiness, and impressed me with a foreboding of our long, long separation.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, July 1, 1784, p. 1326, Oxford University Press (1980).

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