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Johnson

1. Earvin , known as Magic. born 1959, US basketball player
2. Eyvind . 1900--76, Swedish novelist and writer, whose novels include the Krilon trilogy (1941--43): joint winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1974
3. Martin. born 1970, English Rugby Union footballer; captain of the England team that won the World Cup in 2003.
4. Philip (Cortelyou). born 1906, US architect and writer; his buildings include the New York State Theater (1964) and the American Telephone and Telegraph building (1978--83), both in New York

Johnson

1. Amy 1903--41, British aviator, who made several record flights, including those to Australia (1930) and to Cape Town and back (1936)
2. Andrew 1808--75, US Democrat statesman who was elected vice president under the Republican Abraham Lincoln; 17th president of the US (1865--69), became president after Lincoln's assassination. His lenience towards the South after the American Civil War led to strong opposition from radical Republicans, who tried to impeach him
3. Jack 1878--1946, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1908--15)
4. Lionel (Pigot) 1867--1902, British poet and critic, best known for his poems "Dark Angel" and "By the Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross"
5. Lyndon Baines known as LBJ. 1908--73, US Democrat statesman; 36th president of the US (1963--69). His administration carried the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1965, but he lost popularity by increasing US involvement in the Vietnam war
6. Michael (Duane) born 1967, US athlete: world (1995) and Olympic (1996) 200- and 400-metre gold medallist
7. Robert ?1898--1937, US blues singer and guitarist
8. Samuel known as Dr. Johnson. 1709--84, British lexicographer, critic, and conversationalist, whose greatest works are his Dictionary (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and his Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779--81). His fame, however, rests as much on Boswell's biography of him as on his literary output
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Johnson had a little money, and so Samuel returned to his native town and there opened a school.
After struggling with his school for more than a year, Johnson resolved to give it up and go to London, there to seek his fortune.
But when Johnson came to London to try his fortune as a writer, it was just the time between.
I shall not be a party to high treason," snapped Johnson.
I shall not know," replied Alvarez, "that the Coldwater passes thirty; nor shall any other man aboard know it," and, with his words, he drew a revolver from his pocket, and before either I or Johnson could prevent it had put a bullet into every instrument upon the bridge, ruining them beyond repair.
But Johnson, looking on, still continued his grumbling.
Fully half-an-hour went by, and then I saw Johnson and Louis in some sort of altercation.
Johnson kindly let me have his wood-horse and saw, and I very soon found myself a plenty of work.
Arthur, after two narrow escapes, scores one, and Johnson gets the ball.
Winter and Johnson carry out their bats, and, it being a one day's match, the Lord's men are declared the winners, they having scored the most in the first innings.
Mr Lenville requests Mr Johnson not to neglect making an appointment, as he has invited two or three professional friends to witness the ceremony, and cannot disappoint them upon any account whatever.
I say, Johnson,' remonstrated Mr Folair, suddenly losing all his dignity, 'none of that, you know.

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