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His chief amusement was to picture to himself that world which he had never seen, to place himself in various conditions, to be entangled in imaginary difficulties, and to be engaged in wild adventures....

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  • Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  • August 25, 2009
  • Fiction - Literary; Fiction - Classics
  • Melville House
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  • 9781933633442

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