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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
If the guardian or the mother
Tell the woes of willful waste,
Scorn their counsel and their pother,
You can hang or drown at last.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British writer. A Short Song of Congratulation (l. 25–28). . .
The Complete English Poems [Samuel Johnson]. J. D. Fleeman, ed. (1971) Penguin Books.
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