Samuel Johnson

“… English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious.”

Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) was born this day in Lichfield in Staffordshire. Educated at Oxford, Johnson became a multi-faceted writer and lexicographer, publishing A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755.

Johnson’s dictionary had a profound effect on Modern English and has been described as one of the greatest English literary achievements.

Jack Plane

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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5 Responses to Samuel Johnson

  1. Glen says:

    My sincere contrafibularities to Mr. Johnson …… and his sausages.


  2. Adam says:

    He looks like he’s about to say, “I do not care to sit for portraits. Be off with you.”


  3. Glen says:

    to best explain the above.


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