May 16, 2011

May 16: Boswell meets Johnson, 1783

On May 16, 1783, James Boswell met Samuel Johnson for the first time. The rest is -- biography.

Pictured: A Literary Party at Sir Joshua Reynolds' by Dr. George Thompson, after the style of James William Edmund Doyle, 1851.
From left to right: James Boswell, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds (painter), David Garrick (actor), Edmund Burke (statesman), Pascal Paoli (Corsican soldier), Charles Burney (musician), Thomas Warton (historian), and Oliver Goldsmith (author).

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