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Samuel Johnson
As quoted in: The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1 (Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1865) by James Boswell, p. 272, Chapter XIV, "1762-1765"
Samuel Johnson
The beauties of Johnson: consisting of maxims and observations, moral, critical, and miscellaneous, accurately extracted from the works of Dr. Samuel Johnson, and arranged in alphabetical order, after the manner of the Duke de la Roche-Foucault's Maxims (1782 edition)

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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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Every tax, however, is to the person who pays it a badge, not of slavery but of liberty. It denotes that he is a subject to government, indeed, but that, as he has some property, he cannot himself be the property of a master.

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