Samuel Johnson Quote

Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him for the sentiment, and consider the story as only giving occasion to the sentiment.


From Boswell, Life of Johnson, April 6, 1772

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Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him...

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Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him...

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Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him...

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Why, sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself. But you must read him...