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Quotation by Samuel Parr
Now that the old lion is dead every ass thinks he may kick at him.
Samuel Parr (1747–1825), British schoolteacher. Remark, 1784, while dining with painter Sir Joshua Reynolds. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson (1791).
Dr. Parr composed the Latin epitaph to Johnson in St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
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