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Imitation Of A Cow

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MR. JAMES BOSWELL, the friend and biographer of Dr. Johnson, when a
youth, went to the pit of Covent Garden Theatre in company with Dr.
Blair, and, in a frolic, imitated the lowing of a cow; and the universal
cry in the galleries was, Encore the cow! Encore the cow! This was
complied with, and, in the pride of success, Mr. Boswell attempted to
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