He took a pleasure in boasting of the many eminent men who had been educated at Pembroke [College, Oxford University].  In this list are found the names of Mr. Hawkins the Poetry Professor, Mr. Shenstone, Sir William Blackstone, and others; not forgetting the celebrated popular preacher, Mr. George Whitefield, of whom, though Dr. Johnson did not think very highly, it must be acknowledged that his eloquence was powerful, his views pious and charitable, his assiduity almost incredible; and, that since his death, the integrity of his character has been fully vindicated. – James Boswell (1740-1795), from The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D (1791) (1729, age 20)

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