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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.
         
   
F
Worth seeing? yes; but not worth going to see.

R
Were it not for imagination, Sir, a man would be as happy in the arms of a chambermaid as of a Duchess.
A
Why, Sir, most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things.
N
You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
K
Wine makes a man better pleased with himself. I do not say that it makes him more pleasing to others. . . . This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Referring to the Giant's Causeway. Life of Johnson," (J. Boswell), Vol. III
R: Life of Johnson," (J. Boswell), Vol. III
A: Quoted in: James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 26 Oct. 1769 (1791).
N: "Critique of Pure Reason," "Transcendental Doctrine of Method," ch. 2, sct. 2, 1781.
K: Quoted in: James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson, 28 April 1778 (1791).
   


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