Seward records in his Biographiana, p. 600 without however giving the year that 'Johnson being asked what the Opposition meant by their flaming speeches and violent pamphlets against Lord North's administration, answered: "They mean, Sir, rebellion; they mean in spite to destroy that country which they are not permitted to govern."
Shall I give the character from my Tour somewhat enlarged? Croker's Boswell, p. 829. Mr. Psalm lxxxii. 7. 'On being asked in his last illness what physician he had sent for, "Dr. Heberden," replied he, "ultimus Romanorum, the last of the learned physicians." Seward's Biographiana, p. 601. Mr. Green related that when some of Johnson's friends desired that Dr.
'To his friend Dr. Burney he said a few hours before he died, taking the Doctor's hands within his, and casting his eyes towards Heaven with a look of the most fervent piety, "My dear friend, while you live do all the good you can." Seward's Biographiana, p. 601 Mr. Hoole, senior, records of this day: 'Dr. Johnson exhorted me to lead a better life than he had done.