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SAMUEL JOHNSON (A/K/A DR. JOHNSON) ("THE GREAT CHAM OF LITERATURE")
English author and lexicographer
(1709 - 1784)
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Let observation with extensive view,
  Survey mankind from China to Peru;
    Remark each anxious toil, each eager strife,
      And watch the busy scenes of crowded life.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes [Traveling]

Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes
  And pause awhile from Learning to be wise;
    Yet think what ills the scholar's life assail,
      Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the goal.
        See nations, slowly wise and meanly just,
          To buried merit raise the tardy bust.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 157) [Learning]

To buried merit rise the tardy bust.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 157) [Learning]

He left the name, at which the world grew pale,
  To point a moral, or adorn a tale.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 221) [Names]

"Enlarge my life with multitude of days!"
  In health, in sickness, thus the suppliant prays:
    Hides from himself its state, and shuns to know,
      That life protracted is protracted woe.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 255) [Life]

An age that melts with unperceiv'd decay,
  And glides in modest innocence away.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 293)
        [Decay : Innocence]

Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage,
  Till pitying Nature signs the last release,
    And bids afflicted worth retire to peace.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 308) [Age]

In life's last scene what prodigies surprise,
  Fears of the brave, and follies of the wise!
    From Marlborough's eyes the streams of dotage flow,
      And Swift expires a driveller and a show.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 315) [Life]

Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate,
  Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate?
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 345) [Fate]

Our supple tribes repress their patriot throats,
  And ask no questions but the price of votes.
      - Vanity of Human Wishes (l. 95) [Bribery]

Officious, innocent, sincere,
  Of every friendless name the friend.
      - Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet
         (st. 2) [Character]

Then with no fiery throbbing pain,
  No cold gradations of decay,
    Death broke at once the vital chain,
      And freed his soul the nearest way.
      - Verses on the Death of Mr. Robert Levet
         (st. 9) [Death]

Yet still he fills affection's eye,
  Obscurely wise, and coarsely kind.
      - Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet
        [Obscurity]

In misery's darkest caverns known,
  His useful care was ever nigh,
    Where hopeless Anguish pour'd his groan,
      And lonely want retir'd to die.
      - Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet
         (st. 5),
        in Boswell's "Life of Johnson" (1782)
        [Philanthropy]

And sure the Eternal Master found
  The single talent well employ'd.
      - Verses on the On the Death of Mr. Robert Levet
         (st. 7) [Occupations : Talent]

Catch, then, oh! catch the transient hour,
  Improve each moment as it flies;
    Life's a short summer--man a flower;
      He dies--alas! how soon he dies!
      - Winter--An Ode (l. 33) [Life]

The myrtle (ensign of supreme command,
  Consigned by Venus to Melissa's hand)
    Not less capricious than a reigning fair,
      Oft favors, oft rejects a lover's prayer;
        In myrtle shades oft sings the happy swain,
          In myrtle shades despairing ghosts complain.
      - Written at the Request of a Gentleman
         (l. 3) [Myrtle]


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