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November 15, 2012

Boswell, Johnson, London

James Boswell

On this day in 1762 James Boswell left Edinburgh for London, beginning the eight-and-a-half-month stay that would be recorded in his London Journal, and earn him a reputation as one of the great British diarists. From Boswell’s account of his first meeting with his ticket to history: “Mr. Johnson, indeed I come from Scotland, but I cannot help it.” “Sir, that, I find, is what a great many of your countrymen cannot help.”

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