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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Dictionary of the English Language, preface (1755).
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