Never right - Torgo χ


2014-07-26 (Saturday)

Dear Log,

"[Samuel] Johnson's aesthetic judgments are almost invariably subtle, or solid, or bold; they have always some good quality to recommend them— except one: they are never right."

—Lytton Strachey, 1906, in discussing Johnson's Lives of the Poets (1781)

(quoted widely, incl. Samuel Johnson by Joseph Wood Krutch (1963), p367; Lytton Strachey by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James (1955) p12; etc)

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