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Wit And Wisdom Of Samuel Johnson

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsGeorge Birkbeck Hill (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9561464M
ISBN 101430476516
ISBN 109781430476511

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reproduction en fac-similé de l'édition originale de "Oxford: Clarendon Press, ". The Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson This is the world’s best Samuel Johnson quotes collection, including the wittiest and most poignant words from the man known as one of the most quoted men in the English language (second only to Shakespeare). Plus, included is a short biography of the amazing man’s unique and unbelievable life. Johnson is known for his . Genre/Form: Quotations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, Samuel, Wit and wisdom of Samuel Johnson. Oxford, Clarendon press, wit and wisdom of samuel johnson.* "THE true genius," said Dr. Johnson, "is a mind of large general powers accidentally determined to some particular direction." Whether this can be admitted as universally true is a matter of considerable doubt.

  Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. This Wit and wisdom of Samuel Johnson by Johnson, Samuel, ; Hill Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the Pages: A collection of thoughts and quotes by Samuel Johnson on poetry, mankind, humor, curiosity, writing, gender, literature, language, effort, evil and superiority. Samuel Johnson was an English poet, lexicographer, playwright, essayist, author, moralist and editor. He lived in the 18th century and is often regarded as one of the most influential. Full text of "Wit and wisdom of Samuel Johnson" See other formats.   The wit and wisdom of Samuel Johnson Janu Here is a selection of observations by Samuel Johnson () He was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer.

Quoted in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson () (entry for 19 Sept. ) 85 Copy quote One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.   That said, Dr Johnson lends himself well to the business of moral instruction because moral instruction was his business. He was, as Samuel Beckett put it, a ‘wit and wisdom machine’, whose. The Life of Samuel Johnson is many things: charming, witty, vivacious, absorbing, edifying, beautiful; part philosophy and part history, with some politics and religion on the side. It is ironic, then, that one of the few things it most definitely is not is a biography. James Boswell was not interested in creating a record of Johnsons life, but a portrait of his personality/5. Title: Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson, selected and arranged by G. B. her: British Library, Historical Print EditionsThe British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, .