If you used Google today you may have seen an interesting doodle.
Today was the 308th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Johnson.
It took Johnson eight years to complete the dictionary. He had promised to finish it in only three years, but eight years was still a major accomplishment especially when you consider he did it all on his own.
Years ago I read The Life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell. This work is considered one of the the greatest biographies in the English language. Boswell covers the life of Johnson in only 1400 pages. The book is full of interesting passages and is much quoted.
I first read The Life of Samuel Johnson as it was on Mr. Hill’s Novel List.
For those of you who didn’t you can read about it at Mr. Hill’s Novel List.
Now to get back to reading the dictionary.