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Life of Samuel Johnson 1787

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., by John Hawkins, was first published in March, 1787. Sir John Hawkins, according to Betram Davis, is "the author of the first full-length biograph of Samuel Johnson, many remember him as the man Johnson once described as 'unclubable'".

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