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Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who notably produced the Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1755.
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Samuel Johnson, also called Dr. Johnson, was an English poet, moralist, biographer and lexicographer. He worked for nine years on his Dictionary of the English Language
(1755), Britain's premier dictionary for 150 years. Other works of his include The Life of Richard Savage
, a biography and the short fable Rasselas
. James Boswell's Life of Johnson
is an impressive account of the writer's years.
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