Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

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List of Works
[Dictionary]   [The Lives of the Poets]   [The Plays of William Shakespeare]   [Poems]   [The Prince of Abyssinia]   [Rasselas]   [The Vanity of Human Wishes]  
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Dictionary (1755) [HTR,HC]
The Harvard Classics only included the Preface to this work.
  • No known online texts of the complete work
  • Preface
    • HTML (3 pages) at Bartleby.com
    • HTML (Single page, 66 KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • The Plan of an English Dictionary (in a letter to Lord Chesterfield, 1747)
    • HTML (Single page, 52 KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page

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  • Hardcover edition (Intl Book Centre, 1978).
  • CD-ROM edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, 1996).
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The Lives of the Poets (1781) [HTR,HC]
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) edition in two volumes at Project Gutenberg:

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  • Hardcover edition (Bibliolife, 2008, 164 pg).
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The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765) [HC]
The Harvard Classics only included the Preface to this work.
  • No known online texts of the complete work
  • Preface [HC]
    • HTML (4 pages) at Bartleby.com
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Poems (c. 1750-80?) [HC]
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The Prince of Abyssinia (or, Rasselas) (1759) [HTR]
  • HTML (49 pages, indexed) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • Multi-format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg

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  • Paperback edition (Oxford Univ Pr, 2009).
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The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749) [HTR]
  • HTML (Single page, 19KB) at Jack Lynch's Samuel Johnson page
  • HTML (Single page, 24KB) at Rensacence Editions
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(The Yoga Sutras) (c. 150 BC)
Cicero (106-43 BC)
Julius Caesar (100-44 BC)
Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 95-55 BC)
Virgil (70-19 BC)
Horace (65-8 BC)
Livy (59 BC-AD 17)
Ovid (43 BC-AD 17)
St. Clement of Rome (c. 30?-100?)
Josephus (c. 38-100)
Plutarch (c. 45-120)
(New Testament) (c. 45?-95?)
St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 50?-116)
Tacitus (c. 55-117)
Epictetus (c. 60-120)
Nicomachus of Gerasa (c. 60?-120?)
(The Didache) (c. 100)
(The Shepherd of Hermas) (c. 100)
St. Justin Martyr (c. 100-165)
Ptolemy (c. 100-178)
Lucian (c. 115-180)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 125-202)
Galen (129 - c. 210)
Tertullian (c. 155?-230?)
Plotinus (205-270)
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. 265-339)
St. Athanasius (c. 297-373)
St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407)
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)
St. Benedict (c. 480-540)
(The Quran) (c. 632)
(Beowulf) (c. 725)
(Tales from the 1001 Nights) (c. 850?)
(The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel) (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100)
Hakim Abol Qasem Ferdowsi Tousi (940-1020)
Murasaki Shikibu (c. 973-1014?/1025?)
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