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is it possible (or desirable) to hold two divergent opinions at the same time?

      “I may indeed contradict myself now and then; but truth … I do not contradict.” — Michel de Montaigne   *****************************************************   “I suppose you have forgotten that many weeks ago I promised to send you an account … 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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