His blade struck the watera full second before any other?until, as the boats began to near the winning post his ownwas dipping inthe water twiceas fast as anyother.
There is more learning in their [Chinese] languagethan in anyother, fromthe immensenumberof their characters. It is only more difficult from its rudeness, as there is more labour in hewing down a tree with a stone than with an axe.BOSWELL:JOHNSON:1778 Conversation, 8 May. Quoted in James Boswell The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.3.
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