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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
By taking a second wife he pays the highest compliment to the first, by shewing that she made him so happy as a married man, that he wishes to be so a second time.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, Sept. 30, 1769 (1791).
On another occasion (1770), Johnson described the remarriage of "a gentleman who had been very unhappy in marriage" as "the triumph of hope over experience."
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