Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: PRACTICK & more

My Word of the Day

PRACTICK (PRA’CTICK) adj.[pqajsij practicus, Lat. pratique, Fr.]1. Relating to action; not merely theoretical.

When he speaks, The air, a charter’d libertine, is still;And the mute wonder lurketh in men’s ears, To steal his sweet and honied sentences;So that the act and practick part of life Must be the mistress to this theorick. Shakesp.

Whilst they contend for speculative truth, they, by mutual calumnies, forfeit the practick. Gov. of the Tongue.

True piety without cessation tost By theories, the practick part is lost. Denham.2. In Spenser it seems to signify, sly; artful.

She used hath the practick pain Of this false footman, cloaked with simpleness. F. Queen.

Thereto his subtile engines he doth bend, His practick wit, and his fair filed tongue, With thousand other sleights. Fairy Queen.

Recent references to PRACTICK on Twitter

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@MindGourmet Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates. – Samuel Johnson @DrSamuelJohnson #energy https://t.co/MvjgS64RvU

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“…being in a ship is being in a jail, with… https://t.co/fja7dPrepO

@iZahid72 “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”

-Samuel Johnson

@ajHieNoMoTo_ "Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

@SillyLoveSongs7 Me writing a discussion post on some Samuel Johnson essays I did not read. https://t.co/zGi5j3Ch45

@JaydeeAlberto "It is by studying little things, that we attain the great art of having as little misery. and as much happiness as… https://t.co/EAJP402zin

@MalachiFyrestar #wisewords life is what you make it. The world is seldom what it seems; to man, who dimly sees, realities appear as… https://t.co/1RrXM5m1mB

@thevicarofhell @KilclooneyJohn @Andrew_Adonis Samuel Johnson once remarked that patriotism was the last refuge of a scoundrel. Tha… https://t.co/PlD6bhhN5D

@BestVideoGamesB 1901 3 Vols Life Samuel JOHNSON James BOSWELL https://t.co/p2vgqDZSCb https://t.co/AGMdGpyzI2

@judystout1 [BBC 4] Samuel Johnson: The Dictionary Man https://t.co/mjMG3HinmL via @YouTube

@calibocrisincio "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

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@maymayentrata07 @Barber_Edward_

@TheSportsColumn Samuel H Johnson: "It’s fun but pointless." #GOAT https://t.co/5wiXKcb1nL https://t.co/5wiXKcb1nL

@VSENSE_TCD Excellent article in the Irish Times from our collaborator @DramaTCD Dr Nicholas Johnson on ‘Rethinking difference… https://t.co/u1aJmO2OWX

@Uzulena Interesting marginalia, Mr. @mikskoljers : Defending trump from accusations of illiteracy, a gentleman from Jesus C… https://t.co/0efCbL7Glv

@Barbara_Parker "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." — Samuel Johnson

@rjustice21 "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." — Samuel Johnson

@nl_burns Samuel Johnson is credited with saying that “A book should teach us to enjoy life or to endure it.” I think Jane Au… https://t.co/Nr7z9KIH1u

@dublj32 "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." — Samuel Johnson

@DailyMed44 1831 5 Vols Samuel JOHNSON by BOSWELL ed. W. Croker https://t.co/PnBeAah9oT

@DMCare_ 1831 5 Vols Samuel JOHNSON by BOSWELL ed. W. Croker https://t.co/pDx6yoTIfb https://t.co/kXjj00g8EW

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