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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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After remaining about three years at college, Johnson left without taking a degree.
Johnson was now twenty-five and a strange-looking figure.
"Sir," said Johnson afterwards, "It was a love-marriage on both sides." And there can be no doubt that Samuel loved his wife devotedly while she lived, and treasured her memory tenderly after her death.
"The other three have gone," I said, and I happened to be looking at Johnson as I spoke.
"I shall not be a party to high treason," snapped Johnson. "The regulations are explicit, and if the Coldwater crosses thirty it devolves upon you to place Lieutenant Turck under arrest and immediately exert every endeavor to bring the ship back into Pan-American waters."
"It is a shame," I heard Johnson growling in painfully slow and correct English.
But Johnson, looking on, still continued his grumbling.
Johnson kindly let me have his wood-horse and saw, and I very soon found myself a plenty of work.
Johnson, the young bowler, is getting wild, and bowls a ball almost wide to the off; the batter steps out and cuts it beautifully to where cover-point is standing very deep--in fact almost off the ground.
bravo, Johnson!" shouted Arthur, dropping his bat and clapping furiously, and Tom joined in with a "Bravo, Johnson!" which might have been heard at the chapel.
"Mr Lenville presents his kind regards to Mr Johnson, and will feel obliged if he will inform him at what hour tomorrow morning it will be most convenient to him to meet Mr L.
"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.

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