Samuel Johnson Quote

Every class of society has its cant of lamentation, which is understood or regarded by none but themselves; and every part of life has its uneasiness, which those who do not feel them will not commiserate. An event which spreads distraction over half the commercial world, assembles the trading companies in councils and committees, and shakes the nerves of a thousand stockjobbers, is read by the landlord and the farmer with frigid indifference.


The Rambler: In Four Volumes (ed. 1761)

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Every class of society has its cant of lamentation, which is understood or regarded by none but themselves; and every part of life has its...

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Every class of society has its cant of lamentation, which is understood or regarded by none but themselves; and every part of life has its...

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Every class of society has its cant of lamentation, which is understood or regarded by none but themselves; and every part of life has its...

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Every class of society has its cant of lamentation, which is understood or regarded by none but themselves; and every part of life has its...