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Samuel Johnson, president of King"s College, his career and writings.

Johnson, Samuel

Samuel Johnson, president of King"s College, his career and writings.

by Johnson, Samuel

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Published by AMS Press in [New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772.,
  • Johnson, Samuel, 1696-1772.,
  • Columbia University -- History -- Sources.

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    StatementEdited by Herbert and Carol Schneider, with a foreword by Nicholas Murray Butler. New York, Columbia University Press, 1929.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsLD1245 1754 .A53
    The Physical Object
    Pagination4 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5317527M
    LC Control Number72153333

    Samuel Johnson (), oft-quoted biographer, poet and lexicographer wrote A Dictionary of the English Language (), published in two folio volumes. In his time it was the most comprehensive English language dictionary ever compiled and remained the standard reference for over a century. Christopher Hibbert, MC, FRSL, FRGS (5 March - 21 December ) was an English writer, historian and biographer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the author of many books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George IV, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici, and Cavaliers and Roundheads. Described by Professor Sir John Plumb as "a writer of the highest ability and in the/5(14).

    William Samuel Johnson Writings and Biography. William Samuel Johnson was the son of Samuel Johnson, the first president of King's College (later Columbia College and University). William was born at Stratford, CT, in His father, who was a well-known Anglican clergyman-philosopher, prepared him for college and he graduated from Yale in Background Samuel Johnson was born in Guilford, Connecticut, on Octo His father was a deacon. Education A precocious student, Samuel acquired a fondness for Hebrew at the age of 6.

    Both the scope of Johnson's reading and the tenacity of his memory were prodigious. It would be difficult to name a major author, either what his contemporaries called an an Ancient or a Modern, with whose works he was not familiar, though he was perhaps most influenced by Shakespeare, Donne, Dryden, and was a fine classical scholar, and he was, perhaps, the best-read man, so far as. James Boswell, Samuel Johnson (). “The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., Comprehending an Account of His Studies, and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order: A Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published; the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in .


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Samuel Johnson, President of King's College: His Career and Writings (4 volumes) [Herbert Schneider, Carol Schneider, Nicholas Murray Butler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Arguably one of the three main thinkers of pre-independence America, Samuel Johnson was the chief exponent of Berkeley's idealism and the first president of the religious college that later became.

Rather, THIS Samuel Johnson is the Anglican minister of Connecticut, who became the first president of King's College (later Columbia University). He was an important minister in his own right, and you can find one of his sermons in the Library of America's volume of American Sermons.5/5(1).

Genre/Form: History Sources: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, Samuel, Samuel Johnson, president of King's College, his career and writings. Samuel Johnson, president of King's College: his career and writings.

[Samuel Johnson; Herbert W Schneider; Carol Schneider] Johnson, Samuel, Samuel Johnson, president of King's College. New York: Columbia University Press, (OCoLC) Named Person. Samuel Johnson (18 September [OS 7 September] – 13 December ), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor, and ously, he was a devout Anglican, and politically a committed : 18 September(OS 7 September).

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Samuel Johnson, president of King's College by Johnson, Samuel,Columbia University Press edition, in English his career and writings by Johnson, Samuel.

quotes from Samuel Johnson: 'Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.', 'I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.', and 'He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.'.

To fall in love with learning, a career choice, vocation, truth, beauty, goodness, God and others is the path by which we hope to journey with you. King's College was founded in by members of the Congregation of Holy Cross to provide access to higher education for the children of coal miners.

Samuel Johnson, English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer who was one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters. He is well remembered for his aphorisms, but his criticism is perhaps his most significant form of writing.

Learn more about Johnson’s life and career. Samuel Johnson was born in Lichfeld‚ the son of a bookseller.

His childhood was marred by ill health: a tubercular infection affected both his sight and hearing and his face was scarred by scrofula. Johnson was educated at Pembroke College‚ Oxford. His father died in and left the family in poverty. Samuel Johnson (), American clergyman and educator, was the first Anglican minister in Connecticut and first president of King's College, later Columbia University.

Samuel Johnson was born in Guilford, Conn., on Oct. 14, His father was a deacon. A precocious student, Samuel acquired a fondness for Hebrew at the age of 6. Herbert and Carol Schneider edited Samuel Johnson, President of King's College: His Career and Writings (4 vols., ).

Johnson's work as president of King's College is recounted in Horace Coon, Columbia: Colossus on the Hudson (). In his own time, Johnson was best known as an essayist, literary critic and lexicographer.

Peter Martin is well equipped for the job of editing this collection of Johnson’s writings on a variety of topics, having written two biographies that were critically well received: A Life of James Boswell () and Samuel Johnson: A Biography ().

Schneider, H., and C. Schneider, eds. Samuel Johnson, President of King's College: His Career and Writings, 4 vols. New York: Columbia University Press, Vol. I contains Johnson's autobiography; see Vol. II for his philosophical writings and "The Mind of.

Samuel Johnson - Samuel Johnson - Achievement and reputation: Johnson is well remembered for his aphorisms, which contributed to his becoming one of the most frequently quoted of English writers. Many of these are recorded in Boswell’s The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., including his famous assertion “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel” and his admonition “Clear your mind of.

Samuel Johnson was born on 18th September in Litchfield, Staffordshire. His long-lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, biographer, editor, essayist, moralist and lexicographer make him ‘arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history’.

Samuel Johnson was a prolific English writer, poet, essayist, critic, biographer and lexicographer. After attending a year in Pembroke College Oxford, he dropped out owing to financial constraints.

However, he still went on to make an impact as a teacher and writer in his early career. Samuel Johnson, the premier English literary figure of the mid and late 18th century, was a writer of exceptional range: a poet, a lexicographer, a translator, a journalist and essayist, a travel writer, a biographer, an editor, and a critic.

His literary fame has traditionally—and properly—rested more on his prose than on his poetry. As a result, aside from his two verse satires ( Samuel Johnson (Septem —Decem ) was an English writer, critic, and all-around literary celebrity in the 18th century.

While his poetry and works of fiction—though certainly accomplished and well-received—are not generally regarded among the great works of his time, his contributions to the English language and the field of literary criticism are extremely notable.

Samuel Johnson was born on Septemin Lichfield, Staffordshire, England. He was educated at Pembroke College, Oxford, but had to leave before obtaining a degree due to a lack of funds. After a brief career in teaching, he left for London where he worked as a journalist, publishing poems.

"Donald Greene's volume of Johnson's political writings continues the highest standards that one has come to expect from an Americana scholar Both in this book and his former [study] Donald Greene has put all eighteenth-century historians in .Samuel Johnson was born in Litchfield, Staffordshire, England, on Septemthe son of Michael Johnson and Sarah Ford.

His father was a bookseller, and Johnson owed much of his education to the fact that he grew up in a bookstore. Johnson was plagued by illness all his life.The colonial colleges are nine institutions of higher education chartered in the Thirteen Colonies before the United States of America became a sovereign nation after the American Revolution.

These nine have long been considered together, notably in the survey of their origins in the The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. Seven of the nine colonial colleges are part of.