Category Archives: Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson on NOT keeping secrets

      The following are excerpts from an essay by Samuel Johnson – one of the greatest essayists of all time — on the keeping (which, in practice, usually means not keeping) of secrets. Quotes from Johnson are in … Continue reading

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my personal library of books by and about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell

    My Johnson and Boswell books     The attached downloadable Word document (above) contains an inventory of books by and about Samuel Johnson and James Boswell in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith    … Continue reading

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Samuel Johnson, portraits at middle age

  Posted below are copies of: A portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds, which was painted in 1769 when Johnson was age fifty-nine of sixty. It is my favorite portrait of Johnson. An etching by Mary Palgrave Turner … Continue reading

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portraits of Samuel Johnson and his circle

     

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painting of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds

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