ANSWERS TO Specific Subjects Quiz #1 James Boswell ( October 29 , 1740- May 19 , 1795 ) was a lawyer, diarist, and author born in Edinburgh , Scotland . He was the eldest son of a judge, Alexander Boswell of Auchinleck , Lord Auchinleck. He is best known as the biographer of Samuel Johnson . His name has passed into the English language as a term ( Boswell , Boswellian , Boswellism ) for a constant companion and observer. Boswell is known for taking voluminous notes on the grand tour of Europe that he took as a young nobleman and, subsequently, of his tour to Scotland with Johnson. He also recorded meetings and conversations with eminent individuals belonging to The Club, including David Garrick , Edmund Burke , Joshua Reynolds and Oliver Goldsmith . His written works focus chiefly on others, but he was admitted as a good companion and accomplished conversationalist in his own right. Dr Samuel Johnson ( September 7 , 1709 Old Style / September 18 New Style 1 – December 13 , 1784 ), often referred to simply as
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