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THE

LIBRARY OF ANECDOTE

AND

TABLE-TALK.

• I love Anecdotes. I fancy mankind may come, in time, to write all aphoristically, except in narrative; grow weary of preparation, and connexion, and illustration, and all those arts by which a big book is made. If a man. is to wait till he weaves anecdotes into a system, we may be long in getting them, and get but few, in comparison of 'what we might get.'

DR. Johnson. (Boswell's Tour.),

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS,

Stamford Street.

OF

HUMAN CHARACTER.

BY

CHARLES BUCKE, Esq.

• It was a very remarkable circumstance about Johnson, whom shallow ob-
servers have supposed to have been ignorant of the world, that very few men
had seen greater variety of characters; and none could observe them better,
as was evident from the strong, yet nice portraits, which he often drew. I
have frequently thought that if he had made out what the French call une ca.
talogue raisonnée of all the people who had passed under his observation, it
would have afforded a very rich fund of instruction and entertainment.'-
Boswell.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
CHARLES KNIGHT & Co., LUDGATE STREET.

MDCCCXXXVII.

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