ADAMS. But, Sir, how can you do this in three years ? JOHNSON. Sir, I have no doubt that I can do it in three years. ADAMS. But the French Academy, which consists of forty members, took forty years to compile their Dictionary. The British Prose Writers - 21 페이지1821전체보기
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...taken forty years to accomplish what Johnson proposed to do by himself in three, the Doctor answered: 'Let me see; forty times forty is sixteen hundred....is the proportion of an Englishman to a Frenchman' — another Boythorn outburst which only a pedant would censure. Like most interesting people, Johnson...
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