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Samuel Johnson
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As quoted in: James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) (entry for 1770)
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A decent provision for the poor, is the true test of civilisation.  - Samuel Johnson
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Samuel Johnson
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Of a man who remarried after the death of his first wife with whom he had been unhappy. - The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) by James Boswell

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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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