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The Rambler, Vol. II

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D, In Nine Volumes - Volume the Third

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Author: Samuel Johnson
Published: 1825
Language: English
Wordcount: 155,655 / 464 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 1,956
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 8247
Genres: Biography, Essays
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they are not critically approved.

TO THE RAMBLER.

DEAR SIR,

Though, as my mamma tells me, I am too young to talk at the table, I have great pleasure in listening to the conversation of learned men, especially when they discourse of things which I do not understand; and have, therefore, been of late particularly delighted with many disputes about the alteration of the stile, which, they say, is to be made by act of parliament.

One day when my mamma was gone out of the room, I asked a very great scholar what the style was. He told me he was afraid I should hardly understand him when he informed me, that it was the stated and established method of computing time. It was not, indeed, likely that I should understand him; for I never yet knew time computed in my life, nor can imagine why we should be at so much trouble to count what we cannot keep. He did not tell me whether we are to count the time past, or the time to come; but I have considered them both by myself, and think it as foolish t

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