from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.
- Boswell, James 1740-1795. British lawyer, diarist, and writer renowned as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
- proper n. James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.
- n. A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
- n. a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
Leonard Boswell is the incumbent (first elected 1997); Cook currently does not list the district as in play (Likely Democratic).
In contrasting their ritual presence to the differance of purposive endeavor, Wordsworth seems to hearken back to an anecdote in Boswell's
Eclogue, Boswell is simply a drunk and a puppy, and Wolcot identifies more explicitly with the impatient paternal authority of Johnson himself.
Because Boswell is always present, chatting, smiling, inquiring, we are easily led to believe that these comments were indeed made.
So Boswell is in the book to validate it and add authenticity.
 'She called Boswell the boy: “yes, Madam,” said I, “we will send him to school.”
The name Boswell also appears in the rear window of the truck.
Veteran Democratic Rep. Leonard Boswell is facing a threat from Republican Brad Zaun.
James Boswell is the only real woman writing at the moment, and that’s just because she wants to get inside Johnson’s breeches.
One day recently, when in Gloucester, I saw an African woman walking in a way which recalled Boswell's embarassed depictions of Johnson's gait.
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