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"These Voyages, (pointing to the three large volumes of ""Voyages to the South Sea"", which were just come out) who will read them through? A man had better work his way before the mast, than read them through; they will be eaten by rats and mice, before they are read through. There can be little entertainment in such books; one set of Savages is like another."" BOSWELL. ""I do not think the people of Otaheite can be reckoned Savages"". JOHNSON. ""Don"t cant in defence of Savages"". BOSWELL. ""They have the art of navigation"". JOHNSON. ""A dog or a cat can swim"". BOSWELL. ""They carve very ingeniously"". JOHNSON. ""A cat can scratch, and a child with a nail can scratch""."

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Original date of publication 1791. Both men's words imply they had read some of the celebrated books of South Sea travels.

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Related people
Boswell, James
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Life of Johnson
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[books of Voyages to the South Seas]

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How to cite this record

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Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/80435
Accessed on 2019/09/18 23:47:50

Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
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