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Now ( added Johnson ) , every one acquainted with microscopes knows that the
more of them he looks through the less ... but telling it clumsily ; for , if that be the
case , every one who can look through a microscope will be able to detect him .
But we should have the greatest inclination to look into that chamber , to talk of
that subject . ” JOHNSON ( with a loud voice ) . “ Sir , I am not saying that you
could live in friendship with a man from whom you differ as to some point : I am
... others he had objections which have escaped me . Then , shaking his head
and stretching himself at ease in the coach , and smiling with much more
complacency , he turned to me and said , “ I look upon myself as a good
humoured fellow .
But it seems odd that one should have such a desire to look at the backs of books
. ” Johnson , ever ready for contest , instantly started from his reverie , wheeled
about and answered , “ Sir , the reason is very plain . Knowledge. i Johnson ' s ...
Why I did not despatch so short a perusal sooner , when I look back , I am utterly
unable to discover : but human moments are stolen away by a thousand petty
impediments which leave no trace behind them . I have been afflicted , through
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