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David Boyd wrote:
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> - wouldn't it have been
> formidable if from the gene pool had emerged anyone with the talent of
> TSE and the wit of Dr. J  ? - suppose it's a bit like expecting
> engineers to be literate - mutually exclusive, usually.

What do you mean by this -- that Johnson, the author of that great poem,
The Vanity of Human Wishes,had no talent? 

Carrol

****
But scarce observ'd the Knowing and the Bold,
Fall in the gen'ral Massacre of Gold;
Wide-wasting Pest! that rages unconfin'd,
And crouds with Crimes the Records of Mankind,
For Gold his Sword the Hireling Ruffian draws,
For Gold the hireling Judge distorts the Laws;
Wealth heap'd on Wealth, nor Truth nor Safety buys,
The Dangers gather as the Treasures rise.
****

Focus for a few moments on "And crouds with Crimes the Records of
Mankind. . ." Unsurpassable!

Carrol