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Johnson, Samuel Known as "Dr. Johnson." 1709-1784.
British writer and lexicographer noted for his Dictionary of the English Language (1755), for his series of essays published under the titles The Rambler (1752) and The Idler (1758), and for Lives of the Poets (1781).
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