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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.
A man ought to read just as inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner.
A Frenchman must be always talking, whether he knows anything of the matter or not; an Englishman is content to say nothing, when he has nothing to say.
A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.
A lawyer has no business with the justice or injustice of the cause which he undertakes, unless his client asks his opinion, and then he is bound to give it honestly. The justice or injustice of the cause is to be decided by the judge.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Life of Johnson," (J. Boswell), Vol. I
R: Quoted in: Hester Piozzi, Anecdotes of Samuel Johnson (1786; repr. in Johnsonian Miscellanies, vol. 1, ed. by George Birkbeck Hill, 1897).
A: Life of Johnson," (J. Boswell), Vol. IV
N: "Tour to the Hebrides," (J. Boswell)
K: "Tour to the Hebrides," (J. Boswell)

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