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date: 11 December 2019

Club [Literary Club, Johnson's Literary Club]locked

(act. 1764–1784)
  • James Sambrook

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Club [Literary Club, Johnson's Literary Club] (act. 1764–1784), was a supper and conversational club founded by Joshua Reynolds in February 1764, partly to furnish 'The great delight of [Samuel Johnson's] life … conversation and mental intercourse' (Hawkins, 219). It consisted of ...

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J. Boswell , ed. G. B. Hill, rev. L. F. Powell, 6 vols. (1934–50); 2nd edn (1964); repr. (1971)
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