The great Dr. Samuel Johnson
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Citation (published version)Marcus Goncalves. 2014. "The great Dr. Samuel Johnson." Worcester Telegram & Gazette Newspaper, Volume 82, Issue 10, pp. 11 - 12.
Almost 230 years ago, the world lost Dr. Johnson, as Samuel Johnson was known, a man of all seasons. Johnson was not only a British writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, and biographer; he was also an editor and lexicographer extraordinaire. But he has always been remembered, with the help of his biographer James Boswell, for the greatness of spirit, mind, character, conduct, and art. Such is his great magnanimity, his piety, and eloquence, so overwhelmingly obvious and affecting to those who know his writings, that it is with some difficulty that I write about him, as opposed to quoting from him. Although English is not my first language, I have tremendous respect and admiration for Johnson, probably passed on to me by one of my favorite professors in graduate school at Boston University, Dr. Aeschliman.
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