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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Samuel Johnson : Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets

'[ letter from Boswell to Johnson] The Bishop, to whom I had the honour to be known several years ago, shews me much attention; and I am edified by his conversation. I must not omit to tell you, that his Lordship admires, very highly, your "Prefaces to the Poets".'

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