I am new to English literature and I need to write an essay on Samuel Johnson. What are some videos, books, or articles about him with details?

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Better read his only novel, Rasselas, and have a look at some of his more controversial entries in the 1756 dictionary, such as “Patriotism.”

On the evening of 7 April 1775, he made a famous statement: "Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel." The line was not, as is widely believed, about patriotism in general, but rather what Johnson saw as the false use of the term "patriotism" by William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham (the patriot minister).

Boswell wrote a best-selling biography of the Great Lexicographer.

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