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Johnson, Samuel, LL.D.
(b. Lichfield, September 18th, 1709; d. London, December 13th, 1784). London (1738); The Life of Richard Savage (1744); Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Hamlet, with Remarks on Hanmers Edition of Shakespeare (1745); The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749); Irene (1749); Rasselas (1759); A Visit to the Hebrides (1773); Dictionary of the English Language (1775); and The Lives of the Poets (177981); besides writing The Idler, a weekly essay in The Universal Chronicle (175860), and nearly the whole of The Rambler. His edition of Shakespeare appeared in 1765. See the Lives by Towers (1786), Hawkins (1787), Boswell (1791), Anderson (1795), and Russell (1847); also Carlyles Essays; Leslie Stephens monograph (1878); Matthew Arnolds introduction to The Lives of the Poets (1879); Birkbeck Hills Dr. Johnson, his Friends and his Critics (1879); the same authors edition of Boswells Life of Johnson, etc.