Specific questions about the politics and religion came up. Was Johnson a Jacobite? Someone asked (suspiciously), why did Johnson apparently say nothing in response to Flora MacDonald's story of Prince Charles Edward's escape? I responded that Johnson did respond by telling Boswell to write her story down lest it be lost. On Johnson's religion, there was this lively quip: "Perhaps he knew he didn't really believe in God." There were postings on Johnson and Boswell's differing attitudes towards slavery and women. Someone wrote a detailed posting explaining Johnson's retort to Boswell over Lady Diana Beauclerk's divorce as a "reluctant outburst" at Boswell's continual fascinated harping on "amorous liaisons with women of quality." I wondered if Johnson's retort to Boswell's report of his going to "a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach," that "a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hinder legs," had been too decontextualized. Perhaps Johnson had been irritated by whatever Boswell had said about Quakers. I summarized John Wiltshire's essay, "Johnson in the traveled world," quoted J. D. Fleeman's English translations of Johnson's Latin poetry, and another member of the list cited URLs to enable people to look at pictures of Scotland and the highlands, and people quoted passages from scenes of the storm on the journey from Skye to Col at one another: "If this be not roving among the Hebrides, nothing is."

What rights and authority does Great Britain have over the colonies?

Schwartz, Samuel Johnson and the Problem of Evil (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1975).

There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it” (Brainyquote).

Two hundred years after Johnson's death, the posthumous diagnosis of Tourette syndrome became widely accepted. The , but Boswell describes Johnson including and other involuntary movements. According to Boswell "he commonly held his head to one side ... moving his body backwards and forwards, and rubbing his left knee in the same direction, with the palm of his hand ... [H]e made various sounds" like "a half whistle" or "as if clucking like a hen", and "... all this accompanied sometimes with a thoughtful look, but more frequently with a smile. Generally when he had concluded a period, in the course of a dispute, by which time he was a good deal exhausted by violence and vociferation, he used to blow out his breath like a Whale." There are many similar accounts; in particular, Johnson was said to "perform his gesticulations" at the threshold of a house or in doorways. When asked by a little girl why he made such noises and acted in that way, Johnson responded: "From bad habit." The diagnosis of the syndrome was first made in a 1967 report, and TS researcher described Johnson as "the most notable example of a successful adaptation to life despite the liability of Tourette syndrome". Details provided by the writings of Boswell, Hester Thrale, and others reinforce the diagnosis, with one paper concluding:

Discusses Samuel Johnson and his in detail.

Johnson was, in the words of Steven Lynn, "more than a well-known writer and scholar"; he was a celebrity. His activities and the state of his health in his later years were constantly reported in various journals and newspapers, and when there was nothing to report, something was invented. According to Bate, "Johnson loved biography," and he "changed the whole course of biography for the modern world. One by-product was the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature, Boswell's Life of Johnson, and there were many other memoirs and biographies of a similar kind written on Johnson after his death." These include Thomas Tyers's (1784); Boswell's (1785); 's , which drew on entries from and other notes; 's , the first full-length biography of Johnson; and, in 1792, 's , which replaced Hawkins's biography as the introduction to a collection of Johnson's Works. Another important source was Fanny Burney, who described Johnson as "the acknowledged Head of Literature in this kingdom" and kept a diary containing details missing from other biographies. Above all, Boswell's portrayal of Johnson is the work best known to general readers. Although critics like Donald Greene argue about its status as a true biography, the work became successful as Boswell and his friends promoted it at the expense of the many other works on Johnson's life.

In Life of Johnson Boswell tries to depict a very manly and masculine Johnson.
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Certificate : autograph document, issued to John Haynes of St.

In Archibald Lampman's poem, which is called “The City of the End of Things”, this concept is expressed through the downfall of greater human society in favour of a colder, more “robotic” age....

After someone’s death, the loved ones, cry and suffer, and might even do something more tragic.

Quotes Samuel Johnson concerning the short memory of the public.

David Nichol Smith: "The passage on Lycidas is generally regarded as an error of judgment which marks Johnson's limitations as a critic. With his usual courage, he stated a deliberate opinion. He gave his reasons — the artificiality of the pastoral convention, the confusion of the allegory with actual fact and sacred truth, and the absence of the feeling of real sorrow. But there is the further explanation that he was opposed to some recent tendencies in English poetry. That he had more than Lycidas in mind is shown by the emphasis of his statement. The same ideas reappear in his criticism of Collins and Gray. He objected to the habit of inverting the common order of words, and, on one occasion, cited 's 'evening gray'; he might also have cited 'mantle blue'" Cambridge History of English Literature (1913) 10:209.

50-53 Samuel Johnson has a very positive view of ShakespeareÕs play Othello.

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Following raids in Dai Lai village in the rural Thai Binh province (southeast of Hanoi) in October 1967, French journalist Gerard Chaliand witnessed men and women weeping as they swept debris from the floors of destroyed homes and recounted how their neighbors had been burned alive by the fires. Bui Van Nguu, age forty-six, told Chaliand that he had been outdoors making brooms for the cooperative when a bomb exploded in his kitchen, burying his three children. The only thing left of them was mangled limbs, shreds of flesh, and the ear of his eldest daughter which was found in a garden seven yards away. Rescue teams in the village dug out many other children who had been buried alive, burned to shreds, or asphyxiated in the bombing massacre that was one of many in the war. A woman who had lost her parents and six siblings in the bombing of Phy Le told visiting peace activist David Dellinger to “ask your president Johnson if our straw huts were made of steel and concrete” (as LBJ claimed) and to ask him if “our Catholic church that was destroyed was a military target….Tell him that we will continue our life and struggle no matter what future bombings there will be because we know that without independence and freedom, nothing is worthwhile.”