Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Quote of the Day (Samuel Johnson, on the ‘Wintry World’)

"The nakedness and asperity of the wintry world always fill the beholder with pensive and profound astonishment."—Samuel Johnson, The Rambler (Dec. 22, 1750), in Samuel Johnson: Selected Writings: A Tercentenary Celebration, edited by Peter Martin

(The image of Dr. Johnson accompanying this post comes from the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.)

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