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" I made a calculation, that if I should write but a page a day, at the same rate, I should, in ten years, write nine volumes in folio, of an ordinary size and print. "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Σελίδα 68
των James Boswell - 1821
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