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With the Rambler (1750-52) and the Idler (1758-60), two series of periodical essays, Johnson found a devoted audience, but his pleasure in success was tempered by the death of his wife in 1752. He never married. Boswell said of the Rambler essays that “in no writings whatever can be found more bark and steel [i.e., quinine and iron] for the mind.” Moral strength and health; the importance of applying reason to experience; the test of virtue by what we do, not what we say or “feel”; faith in God: these are the centers to which Johnson’s moral writings always return.
Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Would you please clarify the bold written part? I can’t understand it.
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Furthermore, those of us with slow internet connections and/or old computers have to waste valuable time waiting for it to appear.
(There's no need to capitalise 'moderators'.)
So are 'Newbie' and 'Member' under other people's names, but it wouldn't be necessary to capitalise them in a sentence.