Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: MALVACEOUS & more

My Word of the Day

MALVACEOUS (MALVA’CEOUS) adj.[malva, Latin.]Relating to mallows.

Recent references to MALVACEOUS on Twitter

@metaphorminute a gambler is a sweetmeat: childless yet malvaceous

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

@liamllewelyn Nicholas Johnson eloquently discussing Samuel Beckett & disability on @RTEArena (also ft. Jarlath Killeen on Emily… https://t.co/52AKZU02jy

@carenglasser "People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed." Samuel Johnson #WhatIsYourLittleWhiteLie?… https://t.co/YWlLFxVMyg

@OVVeterans It’sMind/Matter! “The true measure of man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” Samuel John… https://t.co/cu6Lmyq3py

@SFAgentJay Quote of the day: "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

@mmrissa30 " To improve the golden moment of opportunity and catch the good that is within our reach is the great art of life.… https://t.co/JKa3jypfRi

@RobertMatsilele This is one of the disadvantages of wine: it makes a man mistake words for thought. -Samuel Johnson

Share such bea… https://t.co/AgA54ZoaX5

@carenglasser "People need to be reminded more than they need to be instructed." Samuel Johnson #WhatIsYourLittleWhiteLie? https://t.co/Xp5XoljbEJ

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

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

@finch_geoffrey @18common ‘Sam’s Boy’ – novel based on relationship between Samuel Johnson and his black manservant, Francis Barber… https://t.co/9j7FckiSYu

@itslolcomedy1 "Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance." – Samuel Johnson

@n0jaa @LifeLimits: Here’s a good one: "There is no problem the mind of Man can set that the mind of Man cannot solve." — Dr. Samuel Johnson

@hija_maldita08 He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition wi… https://t.co/9IVhvaTRvi

@VerdieCaputi Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. -Samuel Johnson

@JonoTourism My friend @GeorgianJono by the Samuel Johnson statue on #Lichfield Market Square for the Farmers’ Market – on till… https://t.co/RihNezbriN

@Prathna32658121 A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.” – Samuel Johnson #Readpakistan

@25kV "No, Sir, when a man is tired of Let’s Dance by David Bowie, he is tired of life; for there is in Bowie all that li… https://t.co/i4PXwHBvgn

@KissesAndEdward Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

~ Samuel Johnson… https://t.co/QGuZr861q4

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

@KissesAndEdward Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another,… https://t.co/nNzzANyVWO

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