Daily Dose of Samuel Johnson: LUSTINESS & more

My Word of the Day

LUSTINESS (LU’STINESS) n.s.[from lusty.]Stoutness; sturdiness; strength; vigour of body.

Fresh Clarion being ready dight, He with good speed began to take his flight, Over the fields in his frank lustiness. Spenser’s Muiopotmos.

Where there is so great a prevention of the ordinary time, it is the lustiness of the child; but when it is less, it is some indisposition of the mother. Bacon’s Nat. Hist. No. 353.

Cappadocian slaves were famous for their lustiness, and being in good liking, were set on a stall to shew the good habit of their body, and made to play tricks before the buyers, to shew their activity and strength. Dryden’s Persius.

Recent references to LUSTINESS on Twitter

@Playm8z @KingMufasah I knew I’d felt this lustiness before, now it makes sense. 😂

@ArchieDaRival @melulater Found the haiku but the translator changed it into a rhyming couplet:

Red cotton carp swimming against… https://t.co/BJuIpYIcil

@aquabeings @therealsustaita Omg if that isn’t me, haven’t had a full night sleep in a while & idk where the lustiness is coming from

@literallyktp Lustiness is literally killing trans people.

Recent references to Samuel Johnson on Twitter

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

@LandmarkTrust Happy birthday James Boswell, born #OnThisDay in 1740.

His family seat was the grand Auchinleck House in Ayrshire… https://t.co/XEfwnVaCY2

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

@PenPure1 #ScottishHistory On this day in 1740 James Boswell, the biographer, diarist and travel writer was born in Edinburg… https://t.co/vieL1zqpPV

@pinkluna18 Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson

and have put on the new self, which… https://t.co/lspbOtXA8Y

@sage4sam "Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."

Samuel Johnson

@TPWDparks "Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."- Samuel Johnson #MotivationMonday #TXStateParks… https://t.co/l6jLxhVOm5

@AndreaLTyrell “What we read with inclination makes a much stronger impression. If we read without inclination, half the mind is e… https://t.co/lYcsSYiw2x

@TheMindsConsole Your aspirations are your possibilities. – Samuel Johnson

@SemGanthier “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” ~ Samuel Johnson #QOTD #MondayMotivation

@MOASSP Today’s Quote – "Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings." Samuel Johnson #moassp

@pasquillo7777 Strange! that this general fraud from day to day Should fill the world with wretches undetected. …

Samuel Johnso… https://t.co/6J7F5YBgtc

@ricsl1600 In traveling, a man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home knowledge. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBWalangNagbago 💖 #VMBACKinAction

@ricsl1600 Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see. – Samuel Johnson #ALDUBWalangNagbago 💖 #VMBACKinAction

@montenegro_emil Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. #ALDUBWalangNagbago #VMBACKinAction… https://t.co/DxVTo47JW8

@montenegro_emil I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read #ALDUBWalangNagbago #VMBACKinAction… https://t.co/DRBtF0YmfM

@odenehostevens1 ”Give a contract extension to coach Kwasi Appiah to win AFCON” – Samuel Johnson https://t.co/DUqKwOiQQf

@sportsworldgh ”Give a contract extension to coach Kwasi Appiah to win AFCON” – Samuel Johnson  https://t.co/XfgZrq7yA6 https://t.co/E8m5IFOytX

@turfkingofgreen "Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates." – Samuel Johnson #quote https://t.co/g5MsSrz82r

@Parleremo "Language is the dress of thought."-Samuel Johnson #Parleremo

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