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London is a poem by Samuel Johnson, produced shortly after he moved to London. Written in 1738 (see 1738 in poetry), it was his first major published work. The poem in 263 lines imitates Juvenal's Third Satire, expressed by the character of Thales as he decides to leave London for Wales. Johnson imitated Juvenal because of his fondness for the Roman poet and he was following a popular 18th-century trend of Augustan poets headed by Alexander Pope that favored imitations of classical poets, especially for young poets in their first ventures into published verse.

London was published anonymously and in multiple editions during 1738. It quickly received critical praise, notably from Pope. This would be the second time that Pope praised one of Johnson's poems; the first being for Messiah, Johnson's Latin translation of Pope's poem. Part of that praise comes from the political basis of the poem. From a modern view, the poem was outshone by Johnson's later poem, The Vanity of Human Wishes, and works like his A Dictionary of the English Language or Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets.

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Total Books: 94
The Art Of Retouching
2015 - The Art of Retouching (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781347101902
ISBN-10: 134710190X
Genre: History
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Observations On The Case Of The Protestant Dissenters With Reference To The Corporation And Test Acts
Illustrations of the Site and Neighbourhood of the New Post Office
2009 - Illustrations of the Site and Neighbourhood of the New Post Office (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217492584
ISBN-10: 0217492584
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St James's Magazine For July 1776
2009 - St James's Magazine for July 1776 [1776] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104657352
ISBN-10: 110465735X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Photography Photo Evaluation
2008 - Photography Photo Evaluation (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780136001157
ISBN-10: 0136001157
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The Call of the Wild Classics Read by Celebrities Series
2008 - The Call of the Wild Classics Read By Celebrities Series (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781433213571
ISBN-10: 1433213575
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The Derby Day Or Won By A Neck A Sporting Novel
2007 - The Derby Day or Won By a Neck a Sporting Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548267530
ISBN-10: 0548267537
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The More Excellent Way Or Links In Love's Chain
2007 - The More Excellent Way or Links in Love's Chain (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548267752
ISBN-10: 0548267758
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Soins Infirmiers En Perinatalite
2004 - Soins Infirmiers En Perinatalite (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782761313650
ISBN-10: 2761313658
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L'appel de la foret
2002 - L'appel De La Foret (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9782092703281
ISBN-10: 2092703285
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Croc-blanc
2002 - Croc-blanc (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782092703274
ISBN-10: 2092703277
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Mundos Distintos
2001 - Mundos Distintos [Different Worlds - Deseo] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373353996
ISBN-10: 0373353995
Genre: Romance
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Regreso Al Hogar
2001 - Regreso Al Hogar [Return To Home - Deseo, 259] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373353897
ISBN-10: 0373353898
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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ABC of Arterial and Venous Disease CD-ROM Slide Set
2001 - Abc of Arterial and Venous Disease Cd-rom Slide Set (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780727916617
ISBN-10: 0727916610
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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The House of Pride
2001 - The House of Pride (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780710306944
ISBN-10: 0710306946
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Jack London in Aloha-Land
2000 - Jack London in Aloha-land (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780710306883
ISBN-10: 0710306881
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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In Hawaii with Jack London
2000 - In Hawaii with Jack London (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780710306876
ISBN-10: 0710306873
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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Tipicamente Masculino
2000 - Tipicamente Masculino [Typically Male - Deseo 214] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373353446
ISBN-10: 0373353448
Genres: Romance, Catálogo de libros en español
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Un Hombre Y Sus Secretos
1999 - Un Hombre Y Sus Secretos [A Man And His Secrets - Deseo, 177] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780373353071
ISBN-10: 0373353073
Genres: Romance, Catálogo de libros en español
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Froggy Gets Dressed
1999 - Froggy Gets Dressed [Froggy Hardcover] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780785756453
ISBN-10: 0785756450
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Complete Guide Photoshop Native Filter
1997 - Complete Guide Photoshop Native Filter (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781568304533
ISBN-10: 1568304536
Genre: Computers & Technology
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1996 - Le Lynx [French Edition] (Paperback)
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The Caribbean a Survey for Businessmen [Booklets for businessmen] (Other)