Quotation by Samuel Johnson

They teach the morals of a whore, and the manners of a dancing master.
Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), British author, lexicographer. Quoted in James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 1754 entry (1791).

Referring to Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Son. Of Chesterfield—Johnson's erratic patron—he remarked, "This man I thought had been a Lord among wits; but, I find, he is only a wit among Lords."
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