Samuel Johnson

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Evening Standard
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphegood deal easier to be eloquent about death before the fact than to confront it
The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End by Katie Roiphe
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
good deal easier to be eloquent about death before the fact than to confront it finally. Sontag is here remembered quoting Samuel Johnson with amusement: “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Patrick Buchanan: If God Is dead ...question, "Why not?" "How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part wh
Patrick Buchanan: If God Is dead ...
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
question, "Why not?" "How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure," wrote Samuel Johnson. Secular conservatives may have remedies for some of America's maladies. But, as Johnson observed, no secular... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Political Resonance of Shakespearedynastic politics of England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. But the
The Political Resonance of Shakespeare
The New Yorker / Posted 4 days ago
dynastic politics of England in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. But the character of Falstaff, who is described by Samuel Johnson as “a thief and a glutton, a coward, and a boaster; always ready to cheat the weak, and prey upon the poor; to... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
If God is dead . . .question, “Why not?” “How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part wh
If God is dead . . .
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 5 days ago
question, “Why not?” “How small, of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure,” wrote Samuel Johnson. Secular conservatives may have remedies for some of America’s maladies. But, as Johnson observed, no secular... Read more
5d
The Irish Times
Unthinkable: Are public manners in a state of decline?to civility”; how so? “The phrase is incautious, at least out of context. Two
Unthinkable: Are public manners in a state of decline?
The Irish Times / Posted 5 days ago
to civility”; how so? “The phrase is incautious, at least out of context. Two points are worth making. First, I follow Samuel Johnson and Maynard Keynes in believing that money-making is innocent compared to seeking political power – and would... Read more
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News.com.au
Ever wanted to live in London? Here’s the inside view from an Aussie expatin London is an experience I cannot recommend highly enough. Someone introduce
Ever wanted to live in London? Here’s the inside view from an Aussie expat
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
in London is an experience I cannot recommend highly enough. Someone introduced me to a quote by the great English writer Samuel Johnson about London that couldn’t be more accurate — “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”. In a... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Selfies, puns and codpieces galore at the Shakespeare street festivalcuts and scars with make-up!” competed for attention with “learn the Bergomask
Selfies, puns and codpieces galore at the Shakespeare street festival
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 7 days ago
cuts and scars with make-up!” competed for attention with “learn the Bergomask dance from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Samuel Johnson once argued that Shakespeare’s fatal flaw was his addiction to puns. (“A quibble, poor and barren as it is,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
London's best historical pubs: the ultimate tourreason: the warren-like Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is an absolute treat. Countless
London's best historical pubs: the ultimate tour
Daily Telegraph / Posted 8 days ago
reason: the warren-like Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is an absolute treat. Countless literary grandees and journalists – from Samuel Johnson and Dickens to the Fleet Street hacks of the 20th century – have occupied a nook or cranny in its labyrinthine... Read more
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Island Packet
Thinkest thou knowest thy Shakespeare? (Forsooth, no cheating!)A silver bowl 5. Which author or editor did not write alternatives to the brut
Thinkest thou knowest thy Shakespeare? (Forsooth, no cheating!)
Island Packet / Posted 9 days ago
A silver bowl 5. Which author or editor did not write alternatives to the brutally bleak ending of “King Lear”? A. Samuel Johnson, the 18th-century man of letters B. Nahum Tate, the poet laureate of England in 1692 C. William... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Thinkest thou knowest thy Shakespeare? (Forsooth, no cheating!)A silver bowl 5. Which author or editor did not write alternatives to the brut
Thinkest thou knowest thy Shakespeare? (Forsooth, no cheating!)
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 9 days ago
A silver bowl 5. Which author or editor did not write alternatives to the brutally bleak ending of “King Lear”? A. Samuel Johnson, the 18th-century man of letters B. Nahum Tate, the poet laureate of England in 1692 C. William... Read more
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News.com.au
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for Tomorrow When The War BeganSamuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secre
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for Tomorrow When The War Began
News.com.au / Posted 14 days ago
Samuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secret Life of Us. WHEN Sibylla Budd arrived to the very first table reading for YA drama Tomorrow, When the War Began she was greeted by some familiar faces. Her former The... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for WarSamuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secre
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for War
Adelaide Now / Posted 14 days ago
Samuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secret Life of Us. WHEN Sibylla Budd arrived to the very first table reading for YA drama Tomorrow, When the War Began she was greeted by some familiar faces. Her former The... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for WarDailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for War
Daily Telegraph / Posted 15 days ago
DailyTelegraph SearchUse keywords to search content on this website SearchUse keywords to search content on this website Samuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secret Life of Us. WHEN Sibylla Budd arrived to... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for WarSamuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secre
Secret Life of Us stars reunite for War
The Courier Mail / Posted 15 days ago
Samuel Johnson with Sibylla Budd, Spencer McLaren and Claudia Karvan from Secret Life of Us. WHEN Sibylla Budd arrived to the very first table reading for YA drama Tomorrow, When the War Began she was greeted by some familiar faces. Her former The... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Liberian Teachers Threaten Strike Over Proposed Education Programnow threatening a nationwide strike if the government goes ahead with the propo
Liberian Teachers Threaten Strike Over Proposed Education Program
AllAfrica.com / Posted 17 days ago
now threatening a nationwide strike if the government goes ahead with the proposed public-private education partnership. Samuel Johnson, senior secretary general of the National Teachers Association of Liberia says the teachers approved the... Read more
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WLWT-TV Cincinnati
Judge to rule on dividing Sam DuBose settlement next weekher son. DuBose's father, long divorced from the mother, is part of the legal
Judge to rule on dividing Sam DuBose settlement next week
WLWT-TV Cincinnati / Posted 17 days ago
her son. DuBose's father, long divorced from the mother, is part of the legal tangle too. "He carried my name," said Samuel Johnson. "I don't have nobody at home no more, you know." Judge Winkler must decide whom to include in the... Read more
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CBS Baltimore
21 Injured In 3-Car Crash Involving MTA Bussay one victim was medevaced for “urgent care, but the severity of their injuri
21 Injured In 3-Car Crash Involving MTA Bus
CBS Baltimore / Posted 20 days ago
say one victim was medevaced for “urgent care, but the severity of their injuries were also non-life threatening,” said Baltimore Fire spokesperson Samuel Johnson. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. This story will be... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
Daily Liberal / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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The Border Mail
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
The Border Mail / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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22d
The Young Witness
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
The Young Witness / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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Western Advocate
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shortenin at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
Western Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
in at someone's office, invited or not," he said. "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill ShortenForest Bushland Cemetery. Photo: Dallas Kilponen "He was Australia's greatest
Bob Ellis funeral: Prose his greatest gift, words are his enduring legacy, says Bill Shorten
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 22 days ago
Forest Bushland Cemetery. Photo: Dallas Kilponen "He was Australia's greatest diarist, a mix of Boswell with a touch of Samuel Johnson and Hunter S. Thompson thrown in," said Rann, who promised Ellis years ago that he would talk at his funeral... Read more
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The Mercury News
Carolyn Livengood: Filoli to hold flower show fundraiser"Footloose the Musical," the department's first musical for this year, at 7 p.m
Carolyn Livengood: Filoli to hold flower show fundraiser
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
"Footloose the Musical," the department's first musical for this year, at 7 p.m. April 15-16 and at 1 p.m. April 17 at the Samuel Johnson Jr. Performing Arts Center, Capuchino High School, 1501 Magnolia Ave., in San Bruno. Come follow Ren from the... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
On ‘Murdering History’William Tyndale, John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Erasmus, Sir Christopher Wren,
On ‘Murdering History’
The Chattanoogan / Posted 23 days ago
William Tyndale, John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Erasmus, Sir Christopher Wren, William Penn, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Samuel Johnson, Robert Hooke, William Morris, Oscar Wilde, Emily Davison, Cardinal Newman, Julie Cocks. We’re a big deal.... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Why both I and me can be rightheavier than them both"), Shakespeare ("a man no mightier than thyself or me"),
Why both I and me can be right
Namibia Economist / Posted 24 days ago
heavier than them both"), Shakespeare ("a man no mightier than thyself or me"), Swift ("she suffers hourly more than me"), Samuel Johnson ("No man had ever more discernment than him") and so on. Taller than I is all right as well, and is more... Read more
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Raw Story
The Bard didn’t use Warwickshire dialect – so was he really Shakespeare?poisonous to sheep, and cause them to rot. Not knowing what Shakespeare meant b
The Bard didn’t use Warwickshire dialect – so was he really Shakespeare?
Raw Story / Posted 25 days ago
poisonous to sheep, and cause them to rot. Not knowing what Shakespeare meant by “honey-stalks”, his 18th-century editor, Samuel Johnson, decided he must mean clover blossom. Despite the objection of a more agriculturally savvy peer, who observed... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Strange Career of Free Exercisereporter, and Dave Frohnmayer, the attorney general. They failed; but being the
The Strange Career of Free Exercise
The Atlantic / Posted 27 days ago
reporter, and Dave Frohnmayer, the attorney general. They failed; but being the target of an assassination plot can, as Samuel Johnson said in another context, serve to concentrate the mind wonderfully. That concentration explains what happened... Read more
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York Daily Record
Battle Flag for York African American Civil War SoldiersCivil War veterans, with York, Pennsylvania connections, fought in the 127th; t
Battle Flag for York African American Civil War Soldiers
York Daily Record / Posted 27 days ago
Civil War veterans, with York, Pennsylvania connections, fought in the 127th; they are: Thomas Grigsby, James Jamison, Samuel Johnson and Daniel McGee. If you are reading this on the Ydr.com site, click on this LINK for a Full View of the... Read more

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