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Quotation by James Boswell
A good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, June 1784, p. 1309, Oxford University Press (1980).
Contradicting Samuel Johnson, who had "a general aversion to a pun," ibid.
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