Samuel Johnson Quote

Among the numerous requisites that must concur to complete an author, few are of more importance than an early entrance into the living world. The seed of knowledge may be planted in solitude, but must be cultivated in public. Argumentation may be taught in colleges, and theories formed in retirement; but the artifice of embellishment and the powers of attraction can be gained only by a general converse.


A Grammar of the Italian Language (ed. 1778)

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Among the numerous requisites that must concur to complete an author, few are of more importance than an early entrance into the living world. The...

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Among the numerous requisites that must concur to complete an author, few are of more importance than an early entrance into the living world. The...

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Among the numerous requisites that must concur to complete an author, few are of more importance than an early entrance into the living world. The...

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Among the numerous requisites that must concur to complete an author, few are of more importance than an early entrance into the living world. The...