A am a great friend of public amusements, they keep people from vice.
|Born||September 18, 1709|
Samuel Johnson (Dr Johnson) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. He has been described as 'the most distinguished man of letters in English history'. After nine years of work, he published 'A Dictionary of the English Language' in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been described as 'one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship'.