Friday Fun Facts: Samuel Johnson

On this day in 1709, Samuel Johnson was born. Among other things, he was a poet, an essayist and an editor. He compiled one of the first dictionaries of the English language. He provided an example from classical literature for every word. His influence had a lasting effect on the English language and literature.

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Posted on September 18, 2015, in fiction, Fun Facts, history, inspiration, nonfiction, plays, poetry, writer's life, writing, writing ideas and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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