Dr. Johnson reading the "Vicar of Wakefield"
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Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.
I am a great friend to public amusements, for they keep the people from vice.
Surely life, if it be not long, is tedious, since we are forced to call in the assistance of so many trifles to rid us of our time, of that time which never can return.
He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
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