The Yale Digital Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson
The Yale Edition of the Works of Samuel Johnson was founded in 1955 to replace the Oxford Edition of 1825 and make accurate texts of Johnson's complete works widely available. Originally there were to be nine volumes and the project was to take two years.
All of Johnson's writings in the 21 volumes of the Yale Edition now in print are presented here. Johnson wrote the periodical essays of The Rambler (left) twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, between 1750 and 1752, while procrastinating the completion of his great Dictionary of the English Language.
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