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Johnson's Circle

Samuel Johnson was a very sociable man who had a wide circle of friends. Following the death of his wife, Tetty, he began to fill his home with a number of people in need of financial support. He was a founding member of The Club, whose members were the leading minds of the day, as well as a great advocate of the Bluestockings and their writing.

"That man will not be long agreeable whom we see only in times of seriousness and severity; and, therefore, to maintain the softness and serenity of benevolence, it is necessary that friends partake each other's pleasures as well as cares, and be led to the same diversions by similitude of taste."
Johnson: Rambler No. 64

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