Samuel Johnson WOTD PAUCILOQUY









PAUCILOQUY (PAU’CILOQUY) n.s.[pauciloquium, Lat.] Sparing and rare speech. Dict.

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@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

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@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

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@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

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

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

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@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

@QuotesInternet This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

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@MetheAntivist “Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.”

― Samuel Johnson, The Rambler

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Samuel Johnson WOTD PORPHYRE









PORPHYRE (PORPHYRE) PORPHYRY (PO’RPHYRY) n.s.[Gr.poqutqa; porphyrites, Lat. porphyre, Fr.] Marble of a particular kind.

I like best the porphyry, white or green marble, with a mullar or upper stone of the same. Peacham on Drawing.

Consider the red and white colours in porphyre; hinder light but from striking on it, its colours vanish, and produce no such ideas in us; but upon the return of light, it produces these appearances again. Locke.

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@ReneaCollick Samuel Johnson~ Classical quotation is the parole of literary men all over the world.

@normanbluecoll1 Samuel Johnson was a Tory, when he attacked patriotism he was referring to the Americans demanding independence and… https://t.co/VWluf9JZph

@ppockras @ChortlesWeakly Hmm. Should be "Froot Groop". Why yield to societal orthographic norms? Why be bound to elitist Samuel Johnson?

@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@scottjbuxton @davidfrum Stand out head-clearing quote of Samuel Johnson’s jeer at the American colonists: “How is that we hear t… https://t.co/DzRbZ2MOPL

@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

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

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

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@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o… https://t.co/MtgCs8PdBO

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

Samuel Johnson WOTD UNCOMPLAISANT

 

 

UNCOMPLAISANT (UNCOMPLAISA’NT) adj. Not civil; not obliging.

A natural roughness makes a man uncomplaisant to others, so that he has no deference for their inclinations. Locke.

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@normanbluecoll1 Samuel Johnson was a Tory, when he attacked patriotism he was referring to the Americans demanding independence and… https://t.co/VWluf9JZph

@ppockras @ChortlesWeakly Hmm. Should be “Froot Groop”. Why yield to societal orthographic norms? Why be bound to elitist Samuel Johnson?

@scottytaco @RedTRaccoon @Pondster09 “He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man” – Samuel Johnson

@DarrelHofland I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@scottjbuxton @davidfrum Stand out head-clearing quote of Samuel Johnson’s jeer at the American colonists: “How is that we hear t… https://t.co/DzRbZ2MOPL

@QuteChrissy I am sorry God that I forgot my prayers but remembered my breakfast.

Samuel Johnson

@FrelanceWkGuide It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust. – Samuel Johnson

@ynuoau16glr__ Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea. Samuel Johnson

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

@Thor_2000 In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. – Samuel Johnson

@anna_maslova647 Samuel Johnson A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. yep

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@barnacoyle @RuthieFizz As Samuel Johnson would have said, had he thought about it, a person tired of otters is tired of life.

@emiroluz “He that would pass the latter part of life with honor and decency must, when he is young, consider that he shall o… https://t.co/MtgCs8PdBO

@Arslaa This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

@QuotesInternet This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative of misery. – Johnson, Samuel #quote

 

Samuel Johnson WOTD is LAMENT









To LAMENT (LAMENT) v.n.[lamentor, Latin; lamenter, French.]To mourn; to wail; to grieve; to express sorrow.

The night has been unruly where we lay;And chimneys were blown down: and, as they say, Lamentings heard i’ th’ air, strange screams of death. Shak.

Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice. Bible John.

Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the singing-men and women spake of Josiah in their lamentations. Bible2 Chron.

In their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee. Bible Ezek.xxvii. 32.

Far less I now lament for one whole world Of wicked sons destroy’d, than I rejoice For one man found so perfect and so just, That God vouchsafes to raise another world From him. Milton’s Par. Lost, b. xi. l. 874.