„If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.“

Letter to James Boswell, October 27, 1779, p. 433
Vol III
Fonte: The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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1709 - 1784

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