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Quotation by Samuel Johnson
Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Dr. Johnson, entry, April 18, 1775 (1791).
Referring to the Scots.
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