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Samuel Johnson - Biography - Later Career
... History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia On 16 March 1756, Johnson was arrested for an outstanding debt of £5 18s ... Richardson, who had previously lent Johnson money, sent him six guineas to show his good will, and the two became friends ... Soon after, Johnson met and befriended the painter Joshua Reynolds, who so impressed Johnson that he declared him "almost the only man whom I call a ...

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    While abroad, he met with a very salacious English woman, whose liberality retrieved his fortune, with several circumstances more to the honor of his vigor than his morals.
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