Samuel Johnson Quote

Few of those who fill the world with books, have any pretensions to the hope either of pleasing or instructing. They have often no other task than to lay two books before them, out of which they compile a third, without any new material of their own, and with very little application of judgment to those which former authors have supplied.


The Idler: With Additional Essays (ed. 1800)

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Few of those who fill the world with books, have any pretensions to the hope either of pleasing or instructing. They have often no other task than to ...

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Few of those who fill the world with books, have any pretensions to the hope either of pleasing or instructing. They have often no other task than to ...

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Few of those who fill the world with books, have any pretensions to the hope either of pleasing or instructing. They have often no other task than to ...