Early Days

  • William Shaw
Part of the Interviews and Recollections book series (IR)


Lichfield in Staffordshire is now very well known to be the place of Johnson’s birth; a circumstance which may probably be recollected by posterity, when this ancient city, like others which have been made immortal by giving birth to great men, is forgotten.


Grammar School Ancient City Awkward Posture Lifelong Friend Strong Habit 
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  • William Shaw

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