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A New Dull

Scottish writer John Boswell was once talking to his friend Samuel Johnson, an English man of letters, about the virtues of a certain poet. Here is the exchange, starting with Boswell: 282 more words

Writer: Know Thyself!

I was perusing my bookshelf this morning (in truth I was looking for a couple of books with the right spine width to wedge under a door my husband was re-installing – but I digress), when I happened upon one of my favourite old books. 625 more words