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With friends like these…

James Boswell’s copy of The government of the tongue has a note from him about its acquisition:

“Presented to me by my worthy freind Bennet Langton, Esq. of Langton, as a book by which I might be much improved …. He gave me the book and hoped I would read that treatise, but said no more. I have expressed in words what I believe was his meaning. It was a delicate

What would have been a less delicate admonition — a gag?

Published in:John Overholt |on September 7th, 2005 |Comments Off on With friends like these…

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