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...and by probability those names of Capo de Breton in Norimberg, and Penguin in part of the Northern America, for a white rock and a white-headed bird, according to the British, were relicts of this discovery.'
 Published in Edinburgh in 1763.
 See ante, ii. 76. 'Johnson used to say that in all family disputes the odds were in favour of the husband from his superior knowledge of life and manners.' Johnson's Works (1787), xi. 210.
 He wrote to Dr. Taylor:--'Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.' _Notes and Queries_, 6th S. v. 342.
 As I have faithfully recorded so many minute particulars, I hope I shall be pardoned for inserting so flattering an encomium on what is now offered to the publick. BOSWELL.
 See _ante_, iv. 109, note 1.
 'The islanders of all degrees, whether of rank or understanding, universally admit it, except the ministers, who universally deny it, and are suspected to deny it in consequence of a system, against conviction.' Johnson's... Johnson, Samuel
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