Goldsmith should not be for ever attempting to shine in conversation : he has not temper for it, he is so much mortified when he fails. Sir, a game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of chance ; a man may be beat at times by one who has not...
Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ... - Page 14
by Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
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