Mirror of Literature,  9 (1827), 422.

Dr. Johnson



Extract, Anecdote, Drollery

Publications extracted:

New Monthly Magazine


Sound, Anatomy, Nomenclature

    'Dr. Johnson, when a lady who travelled with him in a carriage, remarked that she could not hear him in consequence of the noise, is said to have answered, "Madam, the stripetuosity of circumrotary motion renders the modulations of ordinary discourse inaudible; and the cartilaginous materials which compose our auricular members become stultified to the exercise of their natural functions!"'.

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