1. The Lives of the Poets was written by Dr. Samuel Johnson
2. Lives of the poets deals with the lives of 52 Poets
3. Johnson has been called the "Last Augustan"
4. The most obvious feature of Johnson's THE LIVES OF THE POETS is the Equipoise between biography and criticism
5. Dr. Johnson's The Lives of the Poets was originally called Prefaces, Biographical and critical to the works of the English Poets.
6. Dr. Samuel Johnson is a pioneer in the field of Biographical Criticism.