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DAVID GARRICK AND SAMUEL JOHNSON A FADING FRIENDSHIP This paper purposes to treat of the relationship between David Garrick and Samuel Johnson David Garrick becomes famous in the acting scene whereas Samuel Johnson succeeds as a writer The lives of these two men have their positive moments and moments that reflect their hardships The relationships of the two men begin with their childhood and extend to their early deaths David Garrick and Samuel Johnsons friendship can be explored through their meeting their travels to London their master-pupil association and extended to their membership in The Club a group of well respected literary figures David Garrick was born February 19 1717 at the Inn at Hereford which is located in England Garrick had six siblings and grew up with hardships that were expected in his time Stone and Kahrl 3-4 Two things distorted happiness in his life poverty and the absence of his father Peter Garrick Lenanton 6 At a young age David Garrick became the resident head of the Garrick family in Lichfield England due to the fact that his father was stationed in Gibraltar for military purposes and his older brother Peter had joined the navy The little knowledge of Garricks mother comes from reports on her chronic illness that resulted in her death Stone and Kahrl 58 David Garrick first attended grammar school at St John Street where he learned Latin and Greek Lenanton 9 After the education he received at St John Street Garrick was enrolled at the school at Lichfield Stone and Kahrl 8 At Lichfield Mr David Garrick was guided by Gilbert Walmesley a wealthy man educated at Trinity College and Oxford Stone and Kahrl 9 Garrick had close relations with Mr Walmesley After classes Mr Garrick would almost every day stop by the Bishops palace to speak with him Mr Walmsleys residence was a palace located in the most respected area of Lichfield the Bishops Quarters It was
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