Quotation by James Boswell

Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is truly a composition founded on a true story, in which there is a hero with a number of subordinate characters, and an alternate succession of recitative and airs of various tone and effect, all however in delightful animation.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. Originally published in Public Advertiser, June 18, 1791. Boswell The Great Biographer, June 18, 1791, p. 146, McGraw-Hill (1989).

Boswell's own "puff," planted to advertise his work.
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