Imitation Of A Cow

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

imitate some other animals, but with less success. Dr. Blair, anxious

for the fame of his friend, addressed him thus: My dear sir, I would

confine myself to the cow.