Definition of James Boswell

1. Noun. Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795).

Exact synonyms: Boswell
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



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James Abbott McNeill Whistler
James Abraham Garfield
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James Albert Michener
James Alfred Van Allen
James Arthur Baldwin
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
James Augustus Henry Murray
James Augustus Murray
James Baldwin
James Barrie
James Bay
James Bernoulli
James Bond
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James Boswell (current term)
James Bowie
James Branch Cabell
James Buchanan
James Buchanan Brady
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Literary usage of James Boswell

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1886)
"D., illustrated with observations by James Boswell, Esq.,' both in 1790. 18. ''The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., comprehending an Account ..."

2. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"It has been customary to deny capacity of every kind to James Boswell, who had, indeed, several of the characteristics of a fool ; but the qualities which ..."

3. The Scottish Nation: Or, The Surnames, Families, Literature, Honours, and by William Anderson (1877)
"A variety of procedure took place in this and other similar cases, when some of the parties were fined, others discharged, &c. James Boswell of ..."

4. Letters of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by Samuel Johnson (1892)
"To [James Boswell] '. [May 27, 1774.] • • • The Lady being interested in some ... To James Boswell. Streatham, June 21, 1774. Published in the Life, ii. ..."

5. Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century.: Consisting by John Nichols (1828)
"... James Boswell, THE YOUNGER, Esq. was the son of James Boswell, Esq. of Auchin- leck, the Friend and Biographer of Johnson. Having received his education ..."

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