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Samuel Johnson’s Brush with Patronage

My extremely learned friend, Adrian Gagnon, put me onto this letter. If you’re going to slay someone, slay them the way Mr. Johnson did — with eloquence, wit, sarcasm, facetiousness, and a finely-honed and venom-laced blade. – DJK Samuel Johnson’s letter to Lord Chesterfield(7th February 1755) To The Right Honourable The Earl Of ChesterfieldMy Lord,I […]

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