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Samuel Johnson
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1770, p. 182. - Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Samuel Johnson
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Letter to James Boswell, October 27, 1779, p. 433. - Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Samuel Johnson
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On alcoholic excess. Life of Samuel Johnson (1835 edition) by James Boswell, p. 55, Part XXVII, "Stockdale, No. 550 - Intoxication"
Samuel Johnson
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The Works of Samuel Johnson (Longman, 1792), p. 228, "The Idler, No. 57, Saturday, May, 19 1759"


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Born: September 18, 1709

Died: December 13, 1784 (aged 75)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Author, essayist, lexicographer, biographer, poet

Bio: Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history.

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