"They teach the ..." Quote of Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.

Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1754 entry (1791). Referring to Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son. Of Chesterfield—Johnson's erratic patron—he remarked, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords."
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