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date: 25 June 2024

Boswell, James (1740–95) 

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
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Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

Lawyer, diarist, and biographer. He met Samuel *Johnson on 16 May 1763 in London; he then went to Holland (where he met and courted Isabelle de Charrière) and on through Europe to Italy. His extraordinary persistence meant he met with ... ...

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