|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Samuel Johnson (17091784)|
|QUOTATION:||There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn. 1|
|ATTRIBUTION:||Life of Johnson (Boswell). 2 Vol. vi. Chap. iii. 1776.|
Whoeer has travelld lifes dull round,
Whereer his stages may have been,
May sigh to think he still has found
The warmest welcome at an inn.
William Shenstone: Written on a Window of an Inn. [back]
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]