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James Boswell
(1740-1795) born on
Oct 18
Scottish lawyer, biographer. He wrote "Life of [Samual] Johnson," 1791 which is the best-known biography in the English language.
For my own part I think no innocent species of wit or pleasantry should be suppressed: and that a good pun may be admitted among the smaller excellencies of lively conversation.

My mind was, as it were, strongly impregnated with the Johnsonian aether.
Hell is paved with good intentions.
I find I journalize too tediously. Let me try to abbreviate.
We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindness there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Entry for 19 June 1784; "Life of Samuel Johnson," 1791.
R: July 1763, "Life of Samuel Johnson," 1791.
A: From a collection of quotations found on the Internet.
N: Entry for 20 Aug 1792; "Boswell: The Great Biographer," 1989.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.

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