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Quotation by James Boswell
I have seen many a bear led by a man: but I never before saw a man led by a bear.
James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish author. (Originally published 1791). Life of Johnson, May 10, 1773, footnote, p. 548, Oxford University Press (1980).
Margaret Boswell's comment about her husband's friendship with Samuel Johnson.
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