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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson painted by Joshua Reynolds
oil paint on canvas, c.1772
Tate Gallery. Copy held by Pembroke College, Oxford
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Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, lexicographer and editor. Often referred as Dr.Johnson, he has been described as arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history. Among his works, there is a towering Dictionary of the English Language, an influential annotated edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare, and a monumental collection of Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets.
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(A Life in Books)

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