[Boswell] I do indeed come from Scotland, but I cannot help it…

[Johnson] That, Sir, I find, is what a very great many of your countrymen cannot help.

Samuel Johnson. English poet, critic and lexicographer.

In Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson vol. 1 p392 (16 May 1763).

 

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