Posted on 09/18/2018 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Happy 309th birthday to writer Samuel Johnson!
Although he was also a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, and editor, Johnson is best known for his Dictionary of the English Language.
Johnson and six helpers spent over eight years compiling this famous (but not first of its kind) reference guide.
The work was both ground-breaking and distinctively Johnson’s — you’ll find jokes, insults, and political commentary among his examples and definitions.
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