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Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

Today is a great day for the English language and you didn’t even know it. On this date in 1709, the great English lexicographer (word collector and analyzer) Samuel Johnson was born. He has been described as “arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history” and his dictionary of the English language–nine years […]

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Samuel Johnson on Procrastination

Samuel Johnson knew about procrastination. His periodical The Rambler was published each Tuesday and Saturday for two years. He knew all about being employed deliberating on subjects that occurred to the imagination while having deadlines looming. Rambler #134 treats of this, every student’s anxiety and proclivity to procrastination. Johnson’s conclusion should be enough to get […]

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