right, in a proper manly sense of the word. As an immediate proof
of it, let me observe, that he would not send back the Duke of Argyle's
horse without a letter of thanks, which I copied.
'TO HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF ARGYLE.
'That kindness which disposed your grace to supply me with the horse,
which I have now returned, will make you pleased to hear that he has
carried me well.
'By my diligence in the little commission with which I was honoured by
the duchess, I will endeavour to shew how highly I value the
favours which I have received, and how much I desire to be thought,
'Your Grace's most obedient,
'And most humble servant,
'Rosedow, Oct. 29, 1773.'
The duke was so attentive to his respectable guest, that on the
same day, he wrote him an answer, which was received at Auchinleck:--
'TO DR. JOHNSON, AUCHINLECK, AYRSHIRE.
'SIR, 'I am glad to hear your journey from this place was not
unpleasant, in regard to your horse. I wish I could have supplied you