Samuel Johnson's birthday

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One of yesterday's Google Doodles commemorates Samuel Johnson's 308th birthday:

A partially-transcribed digital edition can be found here. The lexicographer entry is here (transcribed) and here (page scan):


  1. Laura Morland said,

    September 19, 2017 @ 5:30 am

    It's time for us all to re-read Boswell's Life of Johnson!

    Kudos to the graphic artist….

    [(myl) Good idea! The Gutenberg version is here, and one of many Google Books editions is here (this one based on "the third edition, issued under the superindendence of Edmond Malone in 1799".]

  2. Chandra said,

    September 19, 2017 @ 2:14 pm

    Ah! Hence "Harmless Drudgery", the name of Kory Stamper's excellent blog:

  3. Laura Morland said,

    September 20, 2017 @ 6:43 am

    "superindendence"! I had to check Mr. Google to make sure that wasn't a typo on your part. Pity that word has left the lexicon….

    P.S. Thank you kindly for the links.

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