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By John E. McIntyre and By John E. McIntyre,Sun Staff | August 12, 2001
According to Queeney, by Beryl Bainbridge. Carroll & Graf. 216 pages. $22. A quarter-century ago, in The Bottle Factory Outing, Beryl Bainbridge sent two Englishwomen on an outing with immigrant co-workers from a wine-bottling plant. In a comic narrative that slides inexorably into the macabre, her characters work through permutations of love, loneliness, pretense and death. The book is equally hilarious and disquieting. More recently, Bainbridge has turned to historical fiction, her novels reliably blending humor, pathos and grotesquerie.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
You know the passage: There's glory for you!' 'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't - till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"' 'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected. 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.' Always good for a chuckle at Humpty Dumpty's linguistic solipsism.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 18, 2004
BOSTON - The Houghton Library at Harvard University has inherited the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of material relating to Samuel Johnson. It is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive compilations of 18th-century rare books, manuscripts and personal correspondence. The collection offers an intimate look at the private and professional lives of Johnson and his literary contemporaries. It contains more than 4,000 rare volumes and 5,500 manuscripts and letters between Johnson and his acquaintances.
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December 17, 2006
On December 14, 2006, SAMUEL JOHNSON, beloved husband of Clara Johnson. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 8:30 A.M. where funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment King Memorial Park.
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December 17, 2006
On December 14, 2006, SAMUEL JOHNSON, beloved husband of Clara Johnson. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue on Tuesday after 8:30 A.M. where funeral services will take place on Wednesday at 12 noon. Interment King Memorial Park.
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By Michael Pakenham | June 6, 2004
Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth Century Master, edited by Jack Lynch. Walker & Co. 107 pages. $12.95. The 18th century, especially in the English-speaking world, was an era of invective -- in politics, criticism, literature and personal relations. In England, the grand master of that art was Samuel Johnson, one of the century's towering geniuses and an irremediable dyspeptic. Here in a handy, dandy little volume is a splendid collection of the most abusive words and phrases that Johnson collected -- drawn from his classic Dictionary.
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May 3, 2004
On April 29, 2004, DORA E.; mother of Evelyn Mejia (NJ), Betty Pettigrew, Margaret Johnson, Jean Ware, Dennis and Samuel Johnson. Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and other relatives. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, P.A., 1721-27 N. Monroe St. (Westwood Av.) Monday, after 12 non. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 10:30 to 11 am with services to follow at Faith Baptist Church, Bond & Ashland Ave. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park (Laurel)
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February 16, 1994
JAMES Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson could probably be classified as one of those essential literary works that few people actually read.Still, the odd browse through the weighty (about a couple pounds) tome can offer a passage or two of insight and amusement even for late-20th century readers. For example, this one from April 1779, in which Boswell recounts the opinionated doctor's views on the beverages served at a dinner party:"Johnson harangued upon the qualities of different liquors; and spoke with great contempt of claret, as so weak, that 'a man would be drowned by it before it made him drunk.
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By MIKE ROYKO | March 22, 1995
On my office wall, there hangs one lone slogan. It comes from Samuel Johnson and it says: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."I don't know if that's entirely true. There are obscure poets and novelists who feverishly write for the sheer joy of putting their thoughts to paper, regardless of what critics say or how little money they are paid. Maybe that is why they are obscure.But in general, I think Johnson is on the mark. Writing is a form of work, and workers should be paid.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Staff Writer | January 23, 1995
If love makes the world go 'round, what does infidelity do? Stop it in its tracks? Give life spice, or make it unbearable? For as long as people have been falling in love, they've been falling out of love or finding comfort in the arms of others."
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May 18, 2006
Samuel O. Johnson, a retired banker and former Trappe resident, died May 11 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at a nursing home in Millsboro, Del. He was 88. Mr. Johnson was born in Cambridge and raised in Denton, where he graduated from high school. He attended Goldie Beacom Business School in Wilmington, Del. He served in the Army during World War II, and began his business career as a salesman for Colgate-Palmolive. Mr. Johnson was an area supervisor and vice president of Equitable Bank for more than 20 years before retiring in 1980.
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By Michael Pakenham | June 6, 2004
Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth Century Master, edited by Jack Lynch. Walker & Co. 107 pages. $12.95. The 18th century, especially in the English-speaking world, was an era of invective -- in politics, criticism, literature and personal relations. In England, the grand master of that art was Samuel Johnson, one of the century's towering geniuses and an irremediable dyspeptic. Here in a handy, dandy little volume is a splendid collection of the most abusive words and phrases that Johnson collected -- drawn from his classic Dictionary.
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May 3, 2004
On April 29, 2004, DORA E.; mother of Evelyn Mejia (NJ), Betty Pettigrew, Margaret Johnson, Jean Ware, Dennis and Samuel Johnson. Also survived by 26 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild and other relatives. Friends may call at Phillips Funeral Home, P.A., 1721-27 N. Monroe St. (Westwood Av.) Monday, after 12 non. Family will receive friends Tuesday, 10:30 to 11 am with services to follow at Faith Baptist Church, Bond & Ashland Ave. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park (Laurel)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 30, 2004
Peter Ustinov, who died Sunday at his home in Switzerland at age 82, resembled a cross between an English bulldog and a teddy bear - imposing, but adorable; refined, but mischievious. In the annals of great British actors, he'll go down as Shakespearean, with a touch of Monty Python. "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious," Ustinov was reported to have once said, offering a wry and typically dexterous summation of his life and career. The actor, whose movie career spanned more than 60 years, from 1942's One of Our Aircraft Is Missing to 2003's Luther, died of heart failure at a Swiss clinic near his home in Bursins.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 18, 2004
BOSTON - The Houghton Library at Harvard University has inherited the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of material relating to Samuel Johnson. It is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive compilations of 18th-century rare books, manuscripts and personal correspondence. The collection offers an intimate look at the private and professional lives of Johnson and his literary contemporaries. It contains more than 4,000 rare volumes and 5,500 manuscripts and letters between Johnson and his acquaintances.
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By John E. McIntyre and By John E. McIntyre,Sun Staff | August 12, 2001
According to Queeney, by Beryl Bainbridge. Carroll & Graf. 216 pages. $22. A quarter-century ago, in The Bottle Factory Outing, Beryl Bainbridge sent two Englishwomen on an outing with immigrant co-workers from a wine-bottling plant. In a comic narrative that slides inexorably into the macabre, her characters work through permutations of love, loneliness, pretense and death. The book is equally hilarious and disquieting. More recently, Bainbridge has turned to historical fiction, her novels reliably blending humor, pathos and grotesquerie.
NEWS
By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | September 6, 2013
You know the passage: There's glory for you!' 'I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. 'Of course you don't - till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"' 'But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected. 'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less.' 'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.' 'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.' Always good for a chuckle at Humpty Dumpty's linguistic solipsism.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 30, 2004
Peter Ustinov, who died Sunday at his home in Switzerland at age 82, resembled a cross between an English bulldog and a teddy bear - imposing, but adorable; refined, but mischievious. In the annals of great British actors, he'll go down as Shakespearean, with a touch of Monty Python. "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious," Ustinov was reported to have once said, offering a wry and typically dexterous summation of his life and career. The actor, whose movie career spanned more than 60 years, from 1942's One of Our Aircraft Is Missing to 2003's Luther, died of heart failure at a Swiss clinic near his home in Bursins.
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By MIKE ROYKO | March 22, 1995
On my office wall, there hangs one lone slogan. It comes from Samuel Johnson and it says: "No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money."I don't know if that's entirely true. There are obscure poets and novelists who feverishly write for the sheer joy of putting their thoughts to paper, regardless of what critics say or how little money they are paid. Maybe that is why they are obscure.But in general, I think Johnson is on the mark. Writing is a form of work, and workers should be paid.
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By Tim Warren and Tim Warren,Sun Staff Writer | January 23, 1995
If love makes the world go 'round, what does infidelity do? Stop it in its tracks? Give life spice, or make it unbearable? For as long as people have been falling in love, they've been falling out of love or finding comfort in the arms of others."
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