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A Biographical Sketch of Dr Samuel Johnson

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  1. James Boswell, in his Life of Samuel Johnson, wrote: "[Tyers] abounded in anecdote, but was no sufficiently attentive to accuracy

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  2. written by Thomas Tyers for the The Gentleman's Magazines December 1784 issue

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  3. The work was written immediately after the death of Samuel Johnson and is the first postmortem biographical work on the author

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  4. The first full length biography was written by John Hawkins and titled Life of Samuel Johnson

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  5. Tyers used his Biographical Sketch to discuss Johnson's mental state, but not everyone agreed with the way Tyers revealed Johnson's private life; Hester Thrale wrote, in her Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, "Poor Johnson! I see they will leave n

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  6. There is little known about the relationship that Johnson and Tyers shared, except that Johnson claimed that "Tyers always tells him something he did not know before" and was familiarly mentioned by Johnson to Johnson's friends

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