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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
The mind is refrigerated by interruption; the thoughts are diverted from the principal subject; the reader is weary, he suspects not why; and at last throws away the book, which he has too diligently studied.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. repr. In Works of Samuel Johnson, vol. 7, ed. Arthur Sherbo (1968). Preface to Shakespeare (1765).
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