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Introduction

Nicholas Hudson

in Samuel Johnson and Eighteenth-Century Thought

Published in print June 1990 | ISBN: 9780198112143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670671 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112143.003.0001

Series: Oxford English Monographs

Introduction

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This chapter discusses Samuel Johnson and his moral and religious thoughts. It is said that Johnson frequently took for granted that his audience understood the context within which his opinions and observations were meaningful. Johnson also intended much of his best-known wisdom for an audience that was immediate and contemporary.

Keywords: Samuel Johnson; moral thoughts; religious thoughts; audience; contemporary

Chapter.  1653 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (1500 to 1800)

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