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Dr. Johnson on Oats

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Doctor Johnson proposed to define the word ‘oats’ thus: ‘A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.’ And I replied: ‘Aye, and that’s why England has such fine horses, and Scotland such fine people.’

James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., ch. 14 (1791)

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