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A Pretty Compliment

Although Dr. Johnson had (or professed to have) a profound and unjustified

contempt for actors, he succeeded in comporting himself towards Mrs.

Siddons with great politeness; and once, when she called to see him at

Bolt Court, and his servant Frank could not immediately furnish her with

a chair, the doctor said, "You see, madam, that wherever you go there

are no seats to be got."

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