Samuel Johnson  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Dr. Samuel Johnson (September 18, 1709December 13, 1784), often referred to simply as Dr. Johnson, was one of England's greatest literary figures, whose witty asides are still frequently quoted in print today.

Major works

Essays, pamphlets, periodicals, sermons
1732–33Birmingham Journal
1747Plan for a Dictionary of the English Language
1750–52The Rambler
1753–54The Adventurer
1756Universal Visiter
1756-The Literary Magazine, or Universal Review
1758–60The Idler (1758–1760)
1770The False Alarm
1771Thoughts on the Late Transactions Respecting Falkland's Islands
1774The Patriot
1775A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
Taxation No Tyranny
1781The Beauties of Johnson
1728Messiah, a translation into Latin of Alexander Pope's Messiah
1747Prologue at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury Lane
1749The Vanity of Human Wishes
Irene, a Tragedy
Biographies, criticism
1744Life of Mr Richard Savage
1745Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth
1756"Life of Browne" in Thomas Browne's Christian Morals
Proposals for Printing, by Subscription, the Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare
1765Preface to the Plays of William Shakespeare
The Plays of William Shakespeare
1779–81Lives of the Poets
1755Preface to a Dictionary of the English Language
A Dictionary of the English Language
1759The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

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