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The world is like a grand staircase…

Samuel Johnson said “The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down.” I swiped this mesmerising image of the magnificent flying staircase at the Queen’s House in Greenwich from Visiting Houses & Gardens. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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