James Boswell

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Noun1.James Boswell - Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)James Boswell - Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
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"There is no arguing with Johnson," said one of his friends, Oliver Goldsmith, "for when his pistol misses fire he knocks you down with the butt end of it." And perhaps Goldy, as Johnson called him, had to suffer more rudeness from him than any of his friends to save Bozzy. Yet the three were often to be found together, and it was Goldsmith who said of Johnson, "No man alive has a more tender heart.
Worzel had several interchangeable heads including a turnip and a swede and spoke his own Worzelese language that included phrases like Bozzy McCoo.
"We will hopefully get one or two back for the second leg, which will give us more balance and get Bozzy [Bostwick] and Eards [Eardley] in a better condition.
The 14-year-old from Flintshire already has Kantjes Bozzy through to HOYS in October, and she beat 38 other hopefuls to earn another spot.
'Bozzy' was exuberant, anxious to impress and to shine, prone both to self-glorification and self-disgust, by turns rakish and devout, dogged by depression and by his conscience, and was a fluorescent comet in the social and literary sets through which he blazed.
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And a further boost is the symbiotic success of the annual Boswell Book Festival at Auchinleck House, the nearby and precisely contemporary mansion built by the father of Dr Johnson's biographer ('Bozzy' himself lies in the Boswell Mausoleum under the Auld Kirk in Auchinleck).
(Well Billy, you're on that big ship in the sky now with our old mates Bozzy and Big Bill.
Virgil guided Bozzy just as he had guided Dante, while Tacitus shaped his moral sense of history just as he had done for England's greatest living historian, David Hume.
"My new boyfriend is a gentleman, whereas Bozzy - or Biff as I like to call him after that Back To Future character - was everything the devil must have pushed on me."
He enjoys and admires Boswell's wealth of particulars, but protests at the length and unevenness of the work and is made uneasy by Boswell's indiscretion: 'Bozzy, Thou art an absolute Idiot to print this' (ii.