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What an insignificant life is this which I am now leading!

 
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James Boswell
James Boswell
  • Born: October 29, 1740
  • Died: May 19, 1795
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Lawyer

James Boswell, 9th Laird of Auchinleck, was a Scottish biographer and diarist, born in Edinburgh. He is best known for the biography he wrote of his friend and contemporary, the English literary figure Samuel Johnson, which is commonly said to be the greatest biography written in the English language.

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