There is no arguing with Johnson; for when his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.

Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) Irish poet, playwright, novelist
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In James Boswell, Life of Johnson, "26 October 1769" (1791)
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