I look upon it, that he who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.1
Life of Johnson (Boswell).2Vol. ii. Chap. ix. 1763.
Note 1. Every investigation which is guided by principles of nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.Athenæus: Book vii. chap. ii. [back]
Note 2. From the London edition, 10 volumes, 1835.
Dr. Johnson, it is said, when he first heard of Boswells intention to write a life of him, announced, with decision enough, that if he thought Boswell really meant to write his life he would prevent it by taking Boswells!Thomas Carlyle: Miscellanies, Jean Paul Frederic Richter. [back]