Friday, October 11, 2013

Daily Dose

From The Life of Samuel Johnson, by James Boswell


"He had long before indulged most unfavourable sentiments of our fellow-subjects in America.  For, as early as 1769, I was told by Dr. John Campbell, that he had said of them, 'Sir, they are a race of convicts, and ought to be thankful for any thing we allow them short of hanging.'"

From A.D. 1775 AETAT. 66

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