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Commemoration of Samuel Johnson

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2014-09-29 13.21.272014-09-29 09.09.31Wreath of cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) leaves placed on plinth of statue of Dr Samuel Johnson in the Market Place, Lichfield, Staffordshire, photographed 29 September 2014, and presumably placed there on 20 September (the Saturday nearest 18 September, the anniversary of Johnson’s birth) during the annual Johnson Commemoration celebration.

Dr Johnson (18 – O.S. 7 – September 1709 – 13 December 1784), a prolific writer who was born in Lichfield is best remembered for hisĀ Dictionary of the English Language published in 1755.

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