An Impertinent and Philosopher

2.31. AN IMPERTINENT AND PHILOSOPHER. A certain pragmatical, gay, fluttering Coxcomb would needs make a visit to a Philosopher. He found him alone in his study, and fell a wondering how he could endure to lead so solitary a life. Sir, says the Philosopher, you are exceedingly mistaken, for I was in very good company till you came in.
MORAL. It is one of the most vexatious mortifications, perhaps, of a sober and studious man's life, to have his thoughts disordered. [more info]

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