Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson Poems

Samuel Johnson was an 18th-century English writer who is known for his plays, essays, biographies, and more. He has been regarded as one of the most distinguished writers in English history. He is known for A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland and the poem Londonas well as for writing one of the most important dictionaries ever produced in English.


by Samuel Johnson

To look back at a nation’s history from a poet’s perspective is an enriching exercise that enlightens modern readers regarding the follies and foibles of the age. Samuel Johnson’s ‘London’ is one such piece that throws light on the condition of 18th century England, especially London.

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