"Dr Johnson's well-known lines on "long-expected one-and-twenty""
Dr Samuel Johnson (1772)
Public DomainPortrait of Dr Samuel Johnson (1772) - Credit: Joshua Reynolds

 Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), usually known just as Dr Johnson, was a poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and lexicographer. He is probably best known for having compiled A Dictionary of the English Language, which was first published in 1755, and took nine years to complete.

Johnson's poem which begins 'LONG-EXPECTED one and twenty' was originally entitled 'Improviso On  A Young Heir's Coming Of Age'.

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