Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: METEOR & more

My Word of the Day

METEOR (ME’TEOR) n.s.[meteore, Fr. les bodies in the air or sky that are of a flux and transitory nature.

Look’d he or red, or pale, or sad, or merrily. What observation mad’st thou in this case, Of his heart’s meteors tilting in his face. Shakespeare.

She began to cast with herself from what coast this blazing star must rise upon the horizon of Ireland; for there had the like meteor strong influence before. Bacon’s Henry VII.

These burning fits but meteors be, Whose matter in thee soon is spent:Thy beauty, and all parts which are in thee, Are an unchangeable firmament. Donne.

Then flaming meteors, hung in air, were seen, And thunders rattled through a sky serene. Dryden’sÆn.

Why was I rais’d the meteor of the world, Hung in the skies, and blazing as I travell’d, Till all my fires were spent; and then cast downward To be trod out by Cæsar. Dryden’s All for Love.

O poet, thou hadst been discreteer, Hanging the monarch’s hat so high, If thou hadst dubb’d thy star a meteor, Which did but blaze, and rove, and die. Prior.

Recent references to METEOR on Twitter

@AnnaLehmannPhD The #Perseids are not the only active meteor shower. Look for meteors that do not come from the constellation Perse… https://t.co/nendPBCjFc

@21greytshirt Posted via Facebook 21 hours ago KathR*id Meteor Garden tapos may 600k views 😐

Ummm… I’m actually bothered about their fan… dom… 😶

@vergil66 The Meteor Shower This Weekend Might Bring the Best Stargazing of the Year – Travel + Leisure https://t.co/bYGXiw1pnN

@seanhinolan_ Weekly dose of Meteor Garden 💕

@learnphoto365 The Perseids meteor shower is peaking this weekend! Here are some photo tips on how to photograph the Perseids Mete… https://t.co/DuXehAusi6

@SETIInstitute The #Perseids are not the only active meteor shower. Look for meteors that do not come from the constellation Perse… https://t.co/leDEJLMz0h

@Carylooouise Meteor Garden Time

@CaptainJulia This weekend’s Perseid meteor shower is set to be phenomenal, thanks to a moonless sky https://t.co/3igkkyqE54

@satw How to see the Perseid meteor shower peak this weekend https://t.co/VkONu7681Q https://t.co/i2Bv7sGw6i

@exploreplanets A #Perseid meteor.. from space!! https://t.co/OUlByYgvqM https://t.co/4QqqM9F5n1

@TreesOrganic This weekend a show from the sky! Perseid meteor shower peaks over Canada – here are some viewing tips from… https://t.co/wWnI7Xlxny

@ABC7 #Perseid Meteor Shower: How to watch one of the best meteor showers of the year this weekend… https://t.co/U0pAfer3YQ

@talltale_en I wouldn’t be surprised if a meteor came and fell on me! No~oo, I don’t want to die yet!

@BangtanLena @jungjessicats I switched to what’s wrong with secretary kim and to the reboot of Meteor Garden

@Iammichibitch Meteor Garden Haha 2 Episodes for this night not bad with my sched. 🤣

@Cromerty @hackneydesign There IS a meteor shower this weekend…

@marylovesrafael @Asmooth718 @Meteor_Mike Yes indeed he is

@CrimsonLV Meteor Shower This Weekend Could Bring the Best Stargazing of the Year via /r/astrophotography… https://t.co/wKNV0udRiO

@Montana410 Get ready for the Perseids – How to Hear Meteors on Your FM Radio https://t.co/BCW3hlwz3g #meteorshower https://t.co/Q8eQw2JFDF

@kook_em @yoongiane why does he look like lei from meteor garden?

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@Mum3Sun @ktagseth @LilyLilyMaynard Generally I am of the position that language changes reflecting social and ideological c… https://t.co/WVVaErjfre

@FollowMeToo3 Your aspirations are your possibilities. – Samuel Johnson

@ymattw A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. ― Samuel Johnson

@Rodney_Walker "Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that im… https://t.co/FWxs8uKMRl

@URLittleDarling “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson #ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/hsYXCXZ3mD

@Millywork1 @Hearts4Jimin @BTS_twt “Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.”- Samuel Johnson Persevera… https://t.co/DRN5qT6z9x

@WBB_23 John Dryden, #BOTD 1631, is remembered as a poet & playwright. Samuel Johnson dubbed Dryden “the father of English… https://t.co/iklFSKc9ov

@Gert Current earworm

"Samuel Johnson, you’re a wanker, you’re a wanker" #tiredoflondon

@1ChrisMaddox Huge thank you to Allison Smith at @brooksideplants and Barbara Adams from @balfourbeatty for organising and donati… https://t.co/vBZ5nYC2tY

@UHDBTrust Thank you to Tiny Tickers who have donated 3 pulse oximeters to the Maternity Wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton & Sa… https://t.co/7TWwq5hYnN

@FreeofIdeology @TheEnglishRebel @ukipsalford EU Nationalism is the last refuge of scoundrels. (After and with apologies to Samuel Johnson)

@FreeofIdeology @MckayGerrard @Michael_Heaver EU Nationalism, any Nationalism, is the last refuge of scoundrels. (apologies to Samuel Johnson).

@montenegro_emil #ALDUB160thWeeksary #VMVictorSavesTheDay @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @Darwaine88… https://t.co/LIqDvVNf1y

@okghia To cultivate #kindness is a valuable part of the business of life ~ Samuel Johnson

@montenegro_emil #ALDUB160thWeeksary #VMVictorSavesTheDay @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @Darwaine88… https://t.co/REE81ebyDo

@emeraldrkesuma "Language is the dress of thought." (Samuel Johnson) ✿⊰✧♡✧⊱✿ #quote #twittbot

@montenegro_emil #ALDUB160thWeeksary #VMVictorSavesTheDay @lynieg88 @wengcookie @pinkyfaye @salvadortrish21 @Darwaine88… https://t.co/X6CdZCmpa3

@vawesleyanprez “Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

@MissGlocal “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." Samuel Johnson via @aurorasacoach #success #sales

@ChristineP360 Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome. -Samuel Johnson

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