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Samuel Johnson
(1709-1784) born on
Sep 18
English lexicographer, critic. He was remembered for writing the first critique of Shakespeare, 1765 and "Dictionary of the English Language," 1755.
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.

Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that is a wrong one.
Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates.
I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works. An assault upon a town is a bad thing; but starving it is still worse.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Quote Disk 1,2,3," by DBUG, 1991.
R: "Rambler," no. 103 (London) Mar 1751.
A: In "Life of Samuel Johnson," by James Boswell, entry for 1770, 1791.
N: In "Macmillan Dictionary of Quotations," by John Daintith, 1989.
K: 26 Mar 1779; in "Life of Samuel Johnson," by James Boswell, 1791.

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