I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English writer, lexicographer, critic
Comment (26 Mar 1779)

In James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)

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