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Exactly as Dr. Samuel Johnson famously quipped, the thought of death concentrated my mind.
The Letter from Samuel Johnson to the Earl of Chesterfield,
Great Samuel Johnson assisted at the beginning of Bibliopoly; small Thomas Carlyle assists at the ending of it: both are sorrowful seasons for a man.
An erstwhile resident of Lichfield, Samuel Johnson by name, once said of Joseph Addison, “Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.”
“Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement,” Dr. Samuel Johnson said in the 18th century.
No wonder Dr. Samuel Johnson himself said, “There is nothing which requires more to be illustrated by philosophy than trade does.”