My Word of the Day
To TENT (TENT) v.a. To search as with a medical tent.
I’ll tent him to the quick; if he but blench, I know my course. Shakesp. Hamlet.
I have some wounds upon me, and they smart. —— Well might they fester ’gainst ingratitude, And tent themselves with death. Shakesp. Coriolanus.
Some surgeons, possibly against their own judgments, keep wounds tented, often to the ruin of their patient. Wiseman.
Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter
@Shearnerve @realDonaldTrump During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk; today we have small men enjoying big talk. Fred Allen
@ricsl1600 “Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion.” – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary
@ConsortiumBooks Way to make a first impression, #indiesintroduce picks POSO WELLS and SAMUEL JOHNSON’S ETERNAL RETURN! Don’t forget… https://t.co/zSsizCHc7F
@AstonishingCar 1785 The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson James Boswell 1st https://t.co/uTIyigWZzr https://t.co/1ANHkbkUC4
@xuchimprz “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”. Samuel Johnson
@haja36510138 Hope is necessary in every condition. – Samuel Johnson
@ilbevaio There is indeed scarcely any writer who has not celebrated the #happiness of rural privacy, and delighted himself a… https://t.co/5onNZyu13S
@coolspaniel Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. Samuel Johnson
@ricsl1600 “There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity” – Samuel Johnson #ALDUB150thWeeksary
@CMURDER26 I wrote my undergraduate thesis on Samuel Johnson’s use of poetry to diss his contemporaries. Literally the first r… https://t.co/PgCffbByRD
@Cent_Excellence Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it. – Samuel Johnson
@beautyeyelashs Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson
@DrLenaG So, I am going to bring a few colleagues to the Diversity CRNA Info Session & Airway Sim Lab at Samuel Merritt Univ… https://t.co/wC5bMHombI
@staysit “Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. When a man is tired of London, he… https://t.co/9X9N1v43Gf
@ElDudeBroPod @hearmeplaypiano is off on a day out with the kids to the museums this #LondonHistoryDay. No finer city in the worl… https://t.co/57tJbx94az
@UnluckiestDater I think I’m going to have to stop here, because I have a job! But I’ll leave you with this lovely quote from Samuel… https://t.co/WSjsJC4wuv
@guowengui360 @kuriko_c “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” – Samuel Johnson, 1775
@Roy_Wallen Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. – Samuel Johnson
@TheSoloTripper “The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them… https://t.co/gzERHqUMJR
@BreffniHugh There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern.… https://t.co/xehnRw6IrW