Monday, March 13, 2017

The more things change.................


A thousand horrid Prodigies foretold it.
A feeble government, eluded Laws,
A factious Populace, luxurious Nobles,
And all the maladies of stinking states.


-Samuel Johnson, Irene. A Tragedy,  1749

Dr. Samuel Johnson  by Sir Joshua Reynolds  oil   c. 1756


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