, a great writer of whom we shall hear more later, was the man of his day whose opinion about books was most thought of.
On the cover was inserted a copy of "Lines addressed to a young lady on quitting Miss Pinkerton's school, at the Mall; by the late revered Doctor Samuel Johnson
." In fact, the Lexicographer's name was always on the lips of this majestic woman, and a visit he had paid to her was the cause of her reputation and her fortune.
! Think of all that is airy and fairy-like, and then of all that is hideous and unwieldy; think of his huge bulk, the Elephant!
By a process of extreme exaggeration and minute elaboration Donne carries the Elizabethan conceits almost to the farthest possible limit, achieving what Samuel Johnson
two centuries later described as
beautifully said of another author's ideas that they were "concatenated without abruption."
The Samuel Johnson
Birthplace Museum tells the tale of the famous lexicographer and has a number of interesting rooms with thought-provoking notes within.
Time to meet one of the most colourful figures of the 18th century, Samuel Johnson
, 49, who worked as head of internal diversity at the force from January 2003 to October 2005, alleges members of staff found fault with his professional conduct because of the colour of his skin.
Who wrote the biography of Dr Samuel Johnson
, published in 1791?
The shortlist for this year's Samuel Johnson
Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced.
On This Day: 1755: Dr Samuel Johnson
's dictionary was first published in London.
Aspects of Samuel Johnson
; essays on his arts, mind, afterlife, and politics.