Samuel Richardson (19 August 1689 – 4 July 1761) was an 18th-century English writer and printer. He is best known for his three epistolary novels: Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded (1740), Clarissa: Or the History of a Young Lady (1748) and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (1753). Richardson was an established printer and publisher for most of his life and printed almost 500 different works, with journals and magazines.
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“A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother.”
—Samuel Richardson (16891761)
“Fielding being mentioned, Johnson exclaimed, he was a blockhead .... BOSWELL. Will you not allow, Sir, that he draws very natural pictures of human life? JOHNSON. Why, Sir, it is of very low life. Richardson used to say, that had he not known who Fielding was, he should have believed he was an ostler.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)