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Dr Johnson pp 26-28 | Cite as

‘Well, thou art an ugly fellow …’

  • William Cooke
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)

Abstract

Dr Johnson’s face was composed of large coarse features, which, from a studious turn, when composed, looked sluggish, yet awful and contemplative.… When the Doctor saw [a] drawing [of his head], he exclaimed, ‘Well, thou art an ugly fellow, but still, I believe thou art like the original.’

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1987

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  • William Cooke

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