Quotation by Samuel Johnson

I would be loath to speak ill of any person who I do not know deserves it, but I am afraid he is an attorney.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, p. 327, ed. George Birkbeck Hill (1891), also quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, entry for 1770 (1791). Quoted in Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson (1786).
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