Johnson and Millar

: Johnson.

When Dr. Johnson had completed his Dictionary, which
had quite exhausted the patience of Mr. Andrew Millar, his bookseller, the

latter acknowledged the receipt of the last sheet in the following

note:--"Andrew Millar sends his compliments to Mr. Samuel Johnson, with the

money for the last sheet of the copy of the Dictionary, and thanks God he

has done with him." To this rude note the doctor returned the following

smart answer:--"Samuel Johnson returns his compliments to Mr. Andrew

Millar, and is very glad to find (as he does by his note) that Andrew

Millar has the grace to thank God for anything."