Quotation by Samuel Johnson

He left the name, at which the world grew pale,
To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British writer. The Vanity of Human Wishes: The Tenth Satire of Juvenal Imitated (l. 221–222). . .

The Complete English Poems [Samuel Johnson]. J. D. Fleeman, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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