The Life of Samuel Johnson

Thursday 6th June 2013

Critic and dictionary-maker Samuel Johnson
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Text of the day: “Johnson had said that he could repeat a complete chapter of The Natural History of Iceland, from the Danish of Horrebow, the whole of which was exactly thus: ‘Chapter LXXII Concerning Snakes: There are no snakes to be met with throughout the whole island.’” (James Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson)

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