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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

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Anecdotes Of The Late Samuel Johnson
... The Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson or the Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... It was based on the various notes and anecdotes of Samuel Johnson that Thrale kept in her Thraliana ...
Skye - History - Clans and Scottish Rule
... Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's visit to Skye in 1773 and their meeting with Flora MacDonald in Kilmuir is recorded in Boswell's The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides ... Samuel Johnson, the great champion of the English Tories, salute Miss Flora MacDonald in the isle of Sky, was a striking sight for though somewhat congenial in their notions, it was very ... Johnson's words that Flora MacDonald was "A name that will be mentioned in history, and if courage and fidelity be virtues, mentioned with honour" are ...
List Of Contemporary Accounts Of Samuel Johnson's Life - Accounts - Life of Samuel Johnson 1787
... The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... 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'" ...
Samuel Johnson - Major Works
... Scotland Taxation No Tyranny 1781 The Beauties of Johnson Poetry 1728 Messiah, a translation into Latin of Alexander Pope's Messiah 1738 London 1747 Prologue at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane 1749 The ...
A Biographical Sketch Of Dr Samuel Johnson
... A Biographical Sketch of Dr Samuel Johnson was written by Thomas Tyers for The Gentleman's Magazine's December 1784 issue ... work was written immediately after the death of Samuel Johnson and is the first postmortem biographical work on the author ... The first full length biography was written by John Hawkins and titled Life of Samuel Johnson ...

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