Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often called Dr Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions as a poet, playwright, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor, and lexicographer. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography calls him "arguably the most distinguished man of letters...
A fishing rod is a stick with a hook at one end and a fool at the other.
There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.
Countless as the sands of the sea are human passions.