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A continual feast of commendation is only to be obtained by merit or by wealth: many are therefore obliged to content themselves with single morsels, and recompense the infrequency of their enjoyment by excess and riot, whenever fortune sets the banquet before them.

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Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.

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