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What can savages tell , but what they themselves have seen ? Of the past , or the
invisible , they can tell nothing . The inhabitants of Otaheité and New Zealand are
not in a state of pure nature ; for it is plain they broke off from some other ...
Then , as you cannot make bad meat good , I would tell what is the best butcher '
s meat , the best beef , the best pieces ; how to choose young fowls ; the proper
seasons of different vegetables ; and then how to roast and boil and compound .
Johnson bad not flattered himself with the hopes of receiving any civility from this
nobleman ; for he said to me , when I mentioned lord Marchmont as one who
could tell him a great deal about Pope , — " Sir , he will tell me nothing . " I had
Would you tell your friend to make him unhappy ? ” Johnson . “ Perhaps , sir , I
should not ; but that would be from prudence on my own account . A man would
tell his father . ” Boswell . “ Yes ; because he would not have spurious children to
tell his brother . ” Boswell . “ Certainly his elder brother . " JOHNSON . “ You
would tell your friend of a woman ' s infamy , to prevent his marrying a whore :
there is the same reason to tell him of his wife ' s infidelity , when he is married , to
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