Unformatted text preview: * Published after 9 years of work in 1755, this was the first authoritative, definitive dictionary of English, containing over 40,000 words and 114,000 quotations. * In May of 1763, he met James Boswell (1740–1795), whose Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D ., presented the actions and opinions of the great man. Boswell’s book is considered the first great modern English biography....
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- Romanticism, Age of Enlightenment, James Boswell, modern English biography