I was reading the biography of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Richard Holmes and came across this line:
[Coleridge had his] first unforgettable taste of the great talking-shop of London, the Johnsonian world of clubs and coffee-houses, with its last echoes of the elegant, rakish Augustan society of Steele and Addison.
This is around 1790.
I assume that 'Johnsonian' refers to Samuel Johnson, but I'm not sure? What's meant by a 'Johnsonian world of clubs of coffee-houses'?
If it does relate to Dr Johnson, what was the author trying to evoke by this description? How are Spectator magazine founders (I assume that's who he means) Steele and Addison related? And what is Augustan about them?