Happy birthday, Samuel Johnson! He was born on 18 September 1709.
Samuel Johnson by Evert A. Duycknick, 1873
The Daily Rituals of Famous Writers [courtesy ShortList]
It’s quite interesting, although I could do without the judgmental tone about the de Beauvoir-Sartre relationship.
This gallery contains 3 photos.
The fascinating Edith Sitwell on Face to Face, 1959:
The cover of A Roman Singer by F. Marion Crawford, 1884:
Cover of A Roman Singer by F. Marion Crawford, 1884
Sarah Orne Jewett ( author of The Country of the Pointed Firs) was born on 3 September 1849:
The writer in 1894. “Tact is after all a kind of mind-reading.”