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... 'Sir, it is not so much to be lamented that Old England is lost as that the Scotch have found it,' iii. 78; 'Why, Sir, all barrenness is comparative. The _Scotch_ would not know it to be barren,' iii. 76.
SCOTCHMAN. 'Come, gentlemen, let us candidly admit that there is one Scotchman who is cheerful,' iii. 387; 'Come, let me know what it is that makes a Scotchman happy,' v. 346; 'He left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death,' i. 268;Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young.' ii. 194; 'One Scotchman is as good as another,' iv. 101; 'The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England,' i. 425; v. 387; 'Though the dog is a Scotchman and a Presbyterian, and everything he should not be,' &c., iv. 98; 'Why, Sir, I should _not_ have said of Buchanan, had he been an _Englishman,_ what I will now say of him as a _Scotchman,_ --that he was the only man of genius his country ever produced,' iv. 185; 'You would not... Johnson, Samuel
Excerpt from Life of Johnson, Volume 6 Addenda, index, dicta philosophi, etc. · This quote is about nationalities and nationalism · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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