History Creator / SamuelJohnson

26th Mar '16 9:23:30 AM Fireblood
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* CreatorBacklash: He experienced this with his only play, ''Irene''. He worked on it for ''23 years'' and confidently expected it to be a big hit. When it was finally produced it was successful, but nobody ever did it again. Years later, Johnson was at a party where someone was reading from it. After listening for a while, Johnson left the room. A friend followed and asked him what was wrong. He said [[SelfDeprecation "Sir, I thought it had been better."]]
9th Feb '16 3:34:39 PM Adept
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* In ''VanityFair'', Miss Pinkerton makes much of having met Dr. Johnson in her youth, and gives a copy of his dictionary to favoured students -- she is much shocked when Becky Sharp hurls her copy back in disdain.

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* In ''VanityFair'', ''Literature/VanityFair'', Miss Pinkerton makes much of having met Dr. Johnson in her youth, and gives a copy of his dictionary to favoured students -- she is much shocked when Becky Sharp hurls her copy back in disdain.
22nd Jan '16 11:48:31 PM Fireblood
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* RichBoredom: Rasselas's motive

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* RichBoredom: Rasselas's motivemotive.



* ''The Judgement of Dr. Johnson'' by Creator/GKChesterton

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* ''The Judgement of Dr. Johnson'' by Creator/GKChestertonCreator/GKChesterton.
16th Nov '15 8:52:21 AM FF32
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* "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E2InkAndIncapability Ink and Incapability]]", an episode of ''{{Blackadder}} the Third''.

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* "[[Recap/BlackadderS3E2InkAndIncapability Ink and Incapability]]", an episode of ''{{Blackadder}} ''Series/{{Blackadder}} the Third''.
5th Apr '15 2:06:54 PM JulianLapostat
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: His pronouncement on ''Tristram Shandy''
--> "Nothing odd will do long. Tristram Shandy did not last."
6th Jan '15 1:48:35 AM 04tele
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* StealthInsult: The ''Letter to Chesterfield'' has one at the end, using the conventions of 18th century letter writing to covertly declare his independence from patronage:
-->[...] for I have been long wakened from that dream of hope, in which I once boasted myself with such exaltation,
-->My Lord,
-->Your lordship's most humble,
-->most obedient servant,
-->SAM. JOHNSON.[[note]]Note that Johnson didn't refer to himself as "Sam"; he was just using a convention of not spelling out his entire first name.[[/note]]
6th Jan '15 1:48:35 AM 04tele
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5th Jan '15 4:17:09 PM 04tele
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* TakeThat: He had many targets. From ''The Life of Richard Savage'', this one (once you figure it out) is against [[TheCynic cynicism in general]]:

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* TakeThat: He had many targets. From ''The Life of Richard Savage'', this one (once you figure it out) is [[SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers against [[TheCynic cynicism in general]]:
29th Dec '14 9:57:10 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Just Vengeance'' by DorothyLSayers

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* ''The Just Vengeance'' by DorothyLSayersCreator/DorothyLSayers
10th Feb '14 1:36:27 AM Achaemenid
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** On the AmericanRevolution:
-->'''Johnson''': Loudest are the yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes.
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