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V Dedication to Sir Joshua Reynolds .

xi Mr. Boswell's Advertisement

xii Substance of Mr. Malone's Advertisements to his corrected Editions

xiii Introduction.

xiv CHAP. I. 1709-1731.—Birth and Infancy of Johnson

Account of his parents-Anecdotes of his Child.
hood-Taken to London to receive the Royal Touch
for Scrofula-School Days at Lichfield-His Uncle
Cornelius Ford, and Cousin the Rev. Dr. Ford
Sent to School at Stourbridge-Translations and
original Compositions while at this place-Return
Home-Arrival at Pembroke College, Oxford--His
Tutor-Latin Translation of Pope's Messiah " -
Attack of Hypochondria-Religious Impressions-
Course of Reading-Love of Literature-Apparent
Recklessness-Real state of Mind-Struggles with

Poverty-Leaves the University
CHAP. II. 1731-1736.-Death of Johnson's Father-

Intercourse with Society in Lichfield, Gilbert Wal-
mesley, Dr. Swinfen, &c.—Tribute to Walmesley's
Memory- Becomes Usher at Market Bosworth
School – Removal to Birmingham; Mr. Hector,
Mr. Porter, &c. - Translation of Lobo's Voyage to
Abyssinia - Specimen of Early Style - Return to
Lichfield-Birmingham again-First Letter to Cave,
Proprietor of "Gentleman's Magazine "-Youthful
Amatory Verses, Marriage with

Mrs. Porter-Her
Family, and Incidents of the Wedding-Opens a
Private Academy at Edial-Garrick becomes his
Pupil-School unsuccessful-Great part of Tragedy

of Irene" written CHAP. III. 1737-1738.-Johnson arrives in London

accompanied by Garrick-Letter relating to them from Walmesley to the Rev. Mr. Colson-First Residence and Mode of Life in the Metropolis, Retires to Greenwich-Progress of "Irene"-Projected Translation of “Father Paul's History of Council of Trent"-Going back to Lichfield-Original MS. of “Irene"-Extracts--Return to London with Mrs. Johnson-First Contribution to "Gentleman's Magazine"-Reports Debates in Parliament -Publishes Poem of "London"-Pope admires itRemarks and Extracts-Conditional Offer of Mas. tership of a Country School-Pope's Recommendation of Johnson to Lord Gower.

18 CHAP. IV.. 1738-1743.-Johnson's intended Applica. tion to Civil Law-Letters to Cave-Writings in "Gentleman's Magazine"-Separate Publications, "Marmor Norfolciense," &c.-Note from Pope relating to Johnson-Anecdotes of Johnson by Rey. nolds and Hogarth-Miscellaneous Writings-Debates in Parliament-Encounter with Osborne, the Bookseller-Letters to Cave on Literary Projects Ode on Friendship-Embarrassed CircumstancesTakes on him a Debt of his Mother.

27 CHAP. V. 1744-1748. – Johnson publishes the Life of

Savage-Merits of this Biography-Discussion as to Savage's parentage-Preface to Harlcian Miscellany-"Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of 'Macbeth"-Garrick, Manager of Drury-lane

PAGE Theatre-Johnson's "Prologue" on its Opening"Plan” of the Dictionary addressed to Lord Chesterfield-Residence in Gough Square-Institution of the Club in Ivy Lane-Writes Life of Roscommon-Contributions to Dodsley's "Preceptor" 35 CHAP. VI. 1749-1750.- Publication of "The Vanity

of Human Wishes"— Tragedy of " Irene" per. formed at Drury-lane Theatre--Commencement of "The Rambler"- Republished in EdinburghGeneral Estimate of the Merits of the Work-Prologue to "Comus," when performed for the benefit of Milton's Grand-daughter, and Letter in favour of the undertaking

42 CHAP. VII. 1751-1754.- Progress of the "Diction

ary and “Rambler"-Lauder's Forgeries - ACcount of Miss Williams-Close of the Rambler"Commencement of Hawkesworth's "Adventurer" -Death of Mrs. Johnson - Account of Robert Levett - Johnson's Friendship with Reynolds Langton - Beauclerk - Writings in the Adventurer

-- Extract from Diary - Mrs. Lennox's “Shakspeare Illustrated"

52 CHAP. VIII. 1754-1755:- Johnson writes the “Life

of Cave" - Lord Chesterfield's Papers in the “World" recommending the " Dictionary”- Let: ter in answer to his Lordship-Excursion to Oxford --Receives his Degree of M.A.- Projected " Bibliothèque" - Letters, Remarks, &c., relating to the Dictionary - Garrick's Panegyric - Johnson's Pamphlet on the Longitude-Scheme of Life on Sundays

55 CHAP. IX. 1756-1958.-Johnson's favourable Judg

ment of Booksellers-Writes in “Universal Visitor" and "Literary Magazine"-Defence of Tea, against Jonas Hanway-Defence of Admiral Byng

- Answer to Soame Jenyns-Issue of Proposals for Edition of Shakspeare-Declines offer of Preferment in the Church-Letters to Warton, Langton, &c.-Burney's Interview with Johnson in Gough. Square

73 CHAP. X. 1758-1759. - Johnson commences " The

Idler"-Remarks on the Work-Letters to T. Warton and Langton-Death of Johnson's MotherLetters to her and Miss Porter - Publication of "Rasselas"-Various Writings-Excursion to Oxford-Account of Francis Barber, Johnson's Black Servant-Letter from Smollett to Wilkes-Blackfriars Bridge-Johnson engages in the Controversy respecting its Erection

79 CHAP. XI. 1760-1763.--Accession of George III.

Johnson writes the Address of the Painters on that Occasion- Various Writings Projected History of the War-Murphy's " Poetical Epistle" to Johnson - Account of their Acquaintance-Letters to Lang, ton, Baretti, &c.-Grant of Pension by George III. to Johnson-Visit to Plymouth with Reynolds Letters to Lord Bute and Baretti - Contribution to the “Poetical Calendar," a character of Collins the Poet

86 CHAP. XII. 1763.- First Interview of Boswell with

Johnson, at the House of Davies, the Bookseller-
Record of Conversation-Boswell's Visit to his




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PAGE Chambers in the Temple-Description of Johnson --Meeting at "The Mitre" Tavern-Record of his Opinions of Gray, Goldsmith, &c.-Advice to Boswell

94 CHAP. XIII. 1763.-Account of Goldsmith-John

son's Relation of their Interview, when Goldsmith was arrested by his Landlady-Boswell sups with them at the Mitre - Record of Conversation Nightly Tea with Miss Williams-Boswell not yet admitted to this Privilege–Subsequent Interviews with Johnson, and Record of Conversations on these Occasions

101 CHAP. XIV. 1763-1765.-Johnson accompanies Bos

well to Harwich, on his intended Foreign TourFellow Passengers and Conversation on the RoadBoswell embarks-Writes to Johnson-His Answer, containing Advice for Study–Visit to the Langton Family, in Lincolnshire-Institution of the Literary Club--- Miscellaneous Writings-Various Peculiarities of Johnson-Visit to Cambridge-Diploma of LL.D. from Trinity College, Dublin--Engage. ment with Gerard Hamilton-Introduction to the

Thrales Publication of Edition of Shakspeare . 115 CHAP XV. 1766-1767:—Boswell returns to England

-Voltaire's comparison of Pope and DrydenGoldsmith's "Traveller," and " Deserted Village"Renewal of the Suppers at the Mitre-Johnson's opinions of Rousseau-Specimens of his familiar Conversations-Letters to Bennet Langton--Johnson's Criticism on the Latin in Boswell's ThesisBoswell's Reply-Publication of Mrs. Anna Wil. liains's Miscellanies-Johnson advocates the Translation of the Bible in Gaelic-Cuthbert Shaw-The Hon. Thomas Hervey

125 CHAP. XVI. r767-1768.-Johnson introduced to

George III. at Buckingham House-Visits Lich-
field-Death of Catherine Chambers-Writes Pro-
logue to Goldsmith's "Good-natured Man" -
Boswell's Account of Corsica published-Compari-
son of the Works of Fielding and Richardson-
The Great Douglas Cause--St. Kilda-Johnson's
Views of Conjugal Infidelity--Chastity and the
Choice of a Wife-Baretti's Italy-Johnson visits
Oxford--Returns to London--His Contempt for
Popular Liberty-Dr. Kenrick's Pamphlet-John-
son places Francis Barber at School-Conversa.
tional strictures on Thomson the Poet and Dr.

Mounsey-Origin of the “Bear” epitlet .
CHAP. XVII. 1769.-Johnson appointed Professor

of Ancient Literature-Boswell at the Stratford
Jubilee-His account of Corsica-Scotch Gardening
-Johnson and Boswell visit Mr. and Mrs. Thrale-
Boswell introduces Johnson to General Paoli-
Goldsmith's Tailor - Mrs. Montagu's Essay on
Shakspeare - Foote-Baretti's Trial - Mrs. Wil-
liams's Tea Table-Johnson's Views of Romanisin

and Conversion to Popery-The Marriage Service 142 CHAP. XVIII. 1770-1771.- Johnson publishes “The

False Aların"-Letters to the Wartons, &c.-Dr.
Maxwell's Collectanea ---Johnson's Political Opinions
-His general mode of Life-Love of Blackletter
Books – Burton's " Anatomy of Melancholy'-
Jacob Behmen-Dr. Priestley-French Novels,
Père Boscovitch--Ossian-Thc Poetical Cobbler-
Marriage-Foppery–The Poor of England-The
Corn Laws-Mr. Burke-Fortune Hunters-Irish
Clergy--- Johnson publishes : Pamphlet on the Falk.
land Islands "--Mr. Strahan's effort to bring John.
son into Parliament-- Boswell's Marriage-Johnson
visits Lichfield and Ashbourne.

• 154 CHAP. XIX. 1772.-Dr. Beattie-Boswell returns

to London-Lord Monboddo-Scotch ChurchSecond Sight-Thirty-nine Articles-Royal Mar. riage Bill-Foote's Mimicry-Fourth Edition of the Dictionary prepared-Mr. Peyton-Origin of Lan. guages-Flogging--Scottish Accent-Ghost Stories --Ranelagh-Hon. Thomas Erskine-General Ogle. thorpe-Goldsmith's Natural History - Johnson's advice to Authors-His Opinion on a point of Scotch Law

. 163 CHAP. XX. 1773.-New Editions of "The Diction.

ary" and "Shakspeare" published-Geo. Steevens

PAGE -Letter to Boswell, who re-visits London-Gold. smith's Comedy, "She Stoops to Conquer"-"The Spectator"-Good Friday and Easter Sunday-A Dinner at Johnson's House-The Stuarts-Law Reports Signor Martinelli – Allan Ramsay's "Gentle Shepherd"-Charles Townshend-Johnson doubts the practicability of Short-Hand Reporting–His defence of Duelling-Vanity of Garrick - Savage Life-Suicide-Eustace Budgell — The Douglas Cause

180 CHAP. XXI. 1773.-Dinner at Beauclerk's-Johnson

criticises Goldsmith's Abilities as a Writer-Bos-
well elected a member of "The Club"--Monu-
inents to Eminent Persons-"The Whole Duty of
Man"-Johnson's Observations on Punning-Lay
Patronage-South Sea Discoveries-Reasoning of
Brutes-Toleration and Martyrdoin-Johnson ex-
cites the anger of Goldsmith-Doctrine of the
Trinity-Reconciliation with “Goldy"--Literary

Property-Ludicrous merriment of Johnson
CHAP. XXII. 1773.–Jolinson sets out on his Tour

to the Hebrides"--Arrives in Edinburgh, and visits
the Isles by way of Aberdeen and Inverness-
Letters to Boswell-Davies excites Johnson's anger
by publishing his “Miscellaneous and Fugitive
Pieces," without permission-Johnson writes an
account of his "Tour"-Letters to George Steevens,
his Associate in editing Shakspeare's Works
Death of Goldsmith, on whom Johnson composes a
Greek Epitaph-Visits Wales with Mr. and Mrs.
Thrale - Writes “The Patriot" - Mr. Perkins-
Hoole's Tragedy, "Cleonice"

• 197 CHAP. XXIII. 1775.-Johnson writes "Proposals for

publishing the Works of Mrs. Charlotte Lennox," and Preface to Baretti's “Easy Lessons"-Correspondence with Boswell, and writes Latin Inscription for his Picture of Mary Queen of ScotsQuestions the authenticity of Ossian's Poems, and replies to an angry Letter from MacphersonJohnson's personal courage-Defeats Foote's intended Mimicry - "Journey to the Western Islands” published, and Scottish Jealousy aroused -The Ossian Controversy. CHAP. XXIV.-1775.-Boswell re-visits London-Johnson publishes his Pamphlet, “ Taxation' no Tyranny"-Dr. Towers's “ Reply"-Johnson and Boswell visit Mr. Strahan-Garrick's ImitationsGray's Odes-Johnson receives his Diploma of LL.D.-Bruce, the Abyssinian Traveller-Johnson's Opinion of Public Speakers---His Contempt for Colley Cibber-Convivial Dinners—" Lilliburlero"-Patriotism-Advises General Oglethorpe to

publish his Life CHAP. XXV. 1775.--Good Friday-Lord Bute

Value of Knowledge--Fame and ImmortalityAdvantages of Reading-Dinner_ at Mr. Cam. bridge's-Johnson's objections to Female PortraitPainters-Isaac Walton's "Lives"-Gay's “Beggars' Opera"-Richard Brinsley Sheridan's Mar. riage- The Spectator" – Johnson and Boswell visit Bedlam-An apartment assigned to Boswell in Johnson's House - Sunday Consultations Alchymy-Johnson's “Rhinoceros Laugh"-Correspondence with Boswell in Scotland CHAP. XXVI. 1775.-Johnson accompanies Mr. and

Mrs. Thrale on a Tour to France-Paris-Ecole Militaire-The Gobelins-Palais Royal--Mrs. Fermor-Palais Bourbon — Fontainebleau - Versailles and Trianon-Santerre, the Brewer-The King's Library-The Sorbonne-St. Cloud-Sèvre-Grand Chartreuse-Library of St. Germain-Departure from Paris-Chantilly-Compeigne-Cambray

• 230 CHAP. XXVII. 1775-1776.-Johnson returns to Lon

don--Recapitulates to Boswell the chief Incidents of his Tour--His Impressions of Society in France - Madame de Boufflers' Visit to Johnson at his Chambers in the Temple-Johnson's Definition of Voltaire-Dr. Burney's Memoranda-His Letters to Mrs. Montagu-Letters to Boswell on the Law of Entail-The Clarendon Press and Booksellers Profits

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PAGE CHAP. XXVIII. 1776.-Boswell again visits London

-Bolt Court-Law of Entails-Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations "-Lawyers and LawsuitsScotch Militia Bill—" Johnsoniana"-Excursion to Oxford with Boswell-Advice to HypochondriacsDr. Wetherell-Dr. Adams-Bishop Horne-Mr. Thomas Warton-Dodsley-Gibbon's "Decline and Fall"-Blenheim-Johnson expatiates on the Com. forts obtainable at Inns-Dyer's "Fleece"-Grainger's "Sugar Cane" - Johnson and Boswell arrive at Birmingham-Legitimation by subsequent Mar. riage-Quakers-Mr. Hector-Mr. Boulton, of Soho-Johnson and Boswell visit Lichfield-Dr. Taylor, of Ashbourne

.243 CHAP. XXIX. 1776.-Johnson returns to London

Dr. Butter-Mr. Wedderburne-Mr. Macklin-Johnson's Opinions on Marriage-Death of Dr. JamesJohnson's Remedy for Melancholy-Baretti Lobo's Abyssinia"-Captain Cook-Omai-The Mitre Tavern-Lord Charles Hay-Public Schools and Universities–Mr. Maclaurin-Law of LibelThe Roman Catholic Religion-"The all-knowing" Mr. Jackson-Anecdote of Mr. Fowke-Jack Ellis, the Money Scrivener-Johnson's Ideas of Gaming -On Conjugal Infidelity - Mr. Macbean — The Usury Laws Dr. Cheyne-Cibber's “Lives of the Poets" - Literary Reviewers-Smollett - "The Spectator"-Dr. Barry-Garrick-Genius of Thomson-Dispute between Goldsmith and Dodsley— Mr. Cradock-Dr. Harwood-Supper at the Crown and Anchor-Wine-drinking-Johnson visits Bath . 257 CHAP. XXX. 1776. -Boswell visits Bath-Addison and Eustace Budgell—Dr. Blair-Johnson's Conversation and Opinions on various Subjects-Excursion to Bristol-Chatterton's Forgery-Return to London-Madame Sevigné-Sharpe's Letters on Italy-The Infidel-Johnson's Opinions on Luxury -On Conversation-On the Bible-On the Liberty of the Pulpit-Meeting between Johnson and the celebrated John Wilkes-Their after-dinner Conversation - Garrick - M'Swinney-Colley CibberHorace's " Difficile est propriè communia dicere"Elkanah Settle, the "City Poct"-Johnson's Ideas of Scotland-Mr. Wilkes and the Attorney-General -Mrs. Knowles, the Quaker Lady-Johnson expresses his Delight with Mr. Wilkes's CompanyThe fascinating but infamous Margaret Caroline Rudd

268 CHAP. XXXI. 1776-1777.-Boswell's Departure for Scotland-Correspondence respecting Dr. Goldsinith's Epitaph-A literary Round Robin-General Correspondence between Johnson, Boswell, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Levett, Steevens, and Sir A. Dick-Count Manucci- Mr. Paterson-Johnson's Suasorium-Granger's Biographical DictionaryMr. Langton-Discordances of the Boswell Family Dr. Blair's Sermons-Prayer for Easter-day Steevens-Dr. Memis's Lawsuit-Sir Allan Maclean's Suit-Sir A. Dick's Rural Pursuits-Shaw's Erse Grammar-Johnson's Remarks on the Erse Dialect-Johnson's Engagement to write “The Lives of the English Poets

. 278 CHAP. XXXII. 1777--Dr. Johnson's Agreement to write “The Lives of the English Poets"-Dilly, the Bookseller-Charles O'Connor-Bishop PearcePrologue to Keily's Comedy-Savage's Tragedy of "Sir Thomas Overbury - Sheridan - Harris Thomson-Anderson-Dr. Dodd-Boswell's Letter from the Tonib of Melancthon-Seward-De Groot -Dr. Watts-Dr. Vyse-Sir Allan Maclean's Law. suit-Johnson's Visit to Ashbourne-Death of Harry Jackson-Sir Philip Sidney-Lord Hailes-Sale of Macquarry's Estates, Ulva and Staffa-Projected

Trip to the Baltic-Folly of Melancholy. • 287 CHAP. XXXIII. 1777.-Boswell's Arrival at Ash

bourne-Grief for the Loss of Friends--" Journey
to the Western Islands"-Ashbourne School-Poor
Curates-Johnson's zealous Interference and Cor.
respondence on behalf of Dr. Dodd-Petition of the
City of London in his Favour-Dodd's Petition to
the King-Mr. Jenkinson-Mr. Fitzherbert--Dr.
Taylor-Hamilton's Poems—The Rev. Mr. Seward

PAGE -Johnson's Opinions of Hume-Gen. Paoli's Senti. ments on the Fear of Death-Dr. Butter-Duties of a Biographer-The Stewart Family--Coxeter's Collections of the Poets-Johnson's Criticisms on Lyric Poetry

298 CHAP. XXXIV. 1777.-Keddlestone, the Seat of

Lord Scarsdale-Dr. Manningham-Bennet Lang.
ton-Arrival at Derby-Dr. Butter-Dr. Nichols-
Anecdote of Dr. Dodd-Blair's Sermons-Early

and its Difficulties - Sleep -- Johnson's Opinion of Water-drinking - Rutty's "Spiritual Diary"-Autobiographers--Blair's Lectures--Johnson's Style of Writing-"Biographia Britannica"Melancholy and Madness-London Society-Boswell's Ancestor, Lord Douglas-The Legal Profes. sion-Ashbourne Church-Intiinacy between John: son and Dr. Taylor-Johnson's Conversational Powers-Mrs. Macaulay--Duke of DevonshireBurke's Letter on America - Ilam- Differences among Christians-Mungo Campbell-Johnson and the Dead Cat-Lord Rochester's Poems-PriorHypochondriac Reading-Hoiner and Virgil-Lord Bacon--Self-vindication

• 303 CHAP. XXXV. 1777:-Johnson's Remarks on Philo.

logy-Grainger's "Ode on Solitude"-Effects of
Music-Johnson's Opinions on Happiness-Con-
ference in Dr. Taylor's Garden-Slave Trade
-- American Independence-Corruption of the
British Parliament-Boswell's Departure for Scot.
land-Edensor Inn, and ludicrous Character given
of Johnson-Correspondence between Boswell and
Johnson-The Negro Cause decided-Mr. Florence
Wilson-Mr.Saunders Welch-Advice to Travellers
-Parnell, the Poet-"Taxation no Tyranny"-
Rumoured Death of Johnson

314 CHAP. XXXVI. 1778.-Boswell's Arrival in London

-Mrs. Desmoulins - Johnson's Benevolent Liberality-Mr. Howard, of Lichfield-Tom Davies Johnson's Advice on Law Pleading-Characteris. tic Trait of Johnson-Thomas a Kempis-Lord Trimlestown - Sir Robert Sibbald - Johnson's Advice on strict Adherence to Truth-His Opinion on

Ghosts-John Wesley-Henry Constantine Jennings and Alcibiades' Dog-Boar of FlorenceEmigration - The House of Commons-Placehunters-Irish Language- Thicknesse's Travels Anecdote of Sir Godfrey Kneller-Dr. Kennedy's Tragedy-On Shooting Highwayman-Mr. Dunning-Dr. Campbell and his Wine-drinkingMrs. Montagu, Mr. Harris-Johnson's Opinion of Wine-drinking-Goldsmith - Charles V.-Sermons-Scotland-Davies-On Absenteeism

322 CHAP. XXXVII. 1778.-Delany's “ Observations on

Swift "-Horace's Villa -- Mr. Cambridge - Goldsmith's “Traveller "-Literature of France-Old Age--Garagantua - Dr. Kenrick - Dr. BurneyPotter's Æschyius-On Poetic Translations--Writ. ings of Sir Wm. Teinple-Elphinston's Translation of Martial-Hawkins's "Siege of Aleppo"--Sir Wm. Scott-On Subordination-Fame-Proper_ Use of Wealth-Soldiers and Sailors-Charles Fox-De Foe-Cock-lane Ghost-Johnson's Anger at being asked frivolous Questions-Travelling-Boswell's system of Shorthand-Dr. Dodd's Thoughts in Prison "-Writings of Pennant-Johnson and Dr. Percy-Correspondence-Johnson's high Opinion of Dr. Percy

• 329 CHAP. XXXVIII. 1778.- Dinner at Langton's

Chapter concerning Snakes - Soame Jenyns – Styles of different Painters-Mr. Topham Beauclerk - Luxury - On Governments -- Maccaronic Verses-Mr. Orme's admiration of Johnson-Cook. ery-" The Duke of Berwick's Memoirs "-Liberty and Restraints of the Sexes-Degrees of Happiness-Soame Jenyns's “Internal Evidence"-America-Edwards on Grace-Free-will-MandevilleVice and Virtue-Hannah More-Prosecution of Murray the Bookseller-On Death and Annihilation-Wesley's Ghost Story-Mrs. Knowles-Jane Harry, and her Conversion to Quakerism-Good Friday -- Household Mismanagement-Works on Travels-Fleet Street

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PAGE CHAP. XXXIX. 1778.-Meeting with Edwards, an old

Fellow Collegian-Practice of the Law-Life of a Clergyman-Philosophy-Wine-drinking-Leaving a Fortune to a College-Tom Tyers - Johnson's opinion of a Profession-The Law-Sir Wm. ScottDr. Leland-Burke-Goldsmith and Lord CamdenGarrick-On Surviving Friends-Work on Agricul. ture-Mr. Duncombe-Psalmanazar-Hon. Daines Barrington-The Pillory-Johnson's Ire against the Americans-Extravagance of Wealth-Revelation -Energy of Johnson's Diction-Demosthenes Taylor-Mrs. Chólmondeley-Definition of a Pamphlet -A Lady's Verses on Ireland-Goldsmith's Copy: right-Johnson's "Historia Studiorum"- Edward Cave- Avarice-Bon-mots-Egotism

• 344 CHAP. XL. 1778.- Mauritius Lowe, the Artist

Whigs and Tories-Cowards-Wine-drinking-Mrs. Rudd-Tasso-Thucydides and Homer-Mrs. Boscawen-Conversation respecting Johnson-PopeGreece and Rome-State of Ancient BritainMr. Henry-Dr. Robertson-Embassy to the King of Siam-Allan Ramsay-Johnson's Rudeness to Boswell-Dr. Blair's Serinon-Addison-East Indians-Lord Kaimes's Sketches-Madame Lapouchin-Molly Aston-Dining at the Mitre-On Sensual Intercourse-Imagination-Virtue and ViceThe Bat

• 350 CHAP. XLI. 1778. — The Earl of Marchmont

"Transpire," and "get abroad”-Peers the Judges of Law-Pope-Divorces-Extravagance-Parson Ford's Ghost-Hummums–Virtue and Vice-Lord Chesterfield's Speeches written by Johnson — Kaimes's Sketches-Sir George Villiers's GhostJohnson's Condemnation of French Manners-Lord Charlemont-A Country Life-On SubordinationRev. Mr. Horne-Dr. Mead-General Burgoyne's Army -"Rasselas" and “Candide" - Francis's Horace-Mr. Fullarton-Lord Chatham-Education-Boswell's Departure for Scotland-Correspondence-Thomson's Sister-Visit to Warley CampMr. Langton-Dr. Burney-Rev. J. Hussey-Sir Joshua Reynolds's “Discourses" CHAP. XLII. 1779:- Publication of Johnson's " Lives of the Poets - Death of Garrick-Rev. Mr. Fal. coner - Philidor-Tasker's Ode-A Man of the World-Goldsinith's "Vicar of Wakefield"--Letters of Junius - Sheridan - Advantages of LondonGood Friday-Easter-day-Skinning an Eel-Claret, Port, and Brandy-Shakspeare's Witches-Beauty of Loch Lomond-Dr. Drummond--Love of Li. berty-Execution of Hackman-Altercation be. tween Johnson and Beauclerk-Mallet--Mr. Fitzherbert – Friendship - Garrick - Chesterfield Johnson's Ideas of Drinking-Dr. Taylor-Parental Affection-Johnsons Interview with Lord Marchmont-Pope-Parnell's "Hermit"-Boswell's Depar. ture for Scotland-Correspondence-Boswell's In.

troduction to John Wesley-Death of Edward Dilly. 364 CHAP. XLIII. 1779-1780. - Dr. Johnson's Leisure

hour Amusements-Col. Stuart's Regiment-Selec-
tion of Guardians - East Indies " Capability
Brown"-London Poor-Johnson's attendance at
Church-Lord Bolingbroke and Pope's " Essay on
Man"-Johnson's various Residences in London-
Conjugal Infidelity-Johnson's. Aversion to Roinan
Catholics-Study of Greek-Miss Graham-Middle-
sex Election - House of Commons-Whitefield-
Infidels-Johnson's A version to visiting Ireland-
The Ambassador and “The Rambler"-Boswell
leaves London for Chester-Correspondence-Bos.
well's numerous Visits at Lichfield and Chester-
“Lives of the Poets"-Dr. Lawrence-On the Loss
of a Wife-Death of Beauclerk-Mr. Melmoth-
“Fitz-Osborne's Letters"-Evening at Mr. Vesey's
-Distinguished Coterie

372 CHAP. XLIV. 1780. - Johnson's Account of the

Riots in London-Lord George Gordon committed to the Tower-John Wilkes-Conduct of Mr. Aker. man, Governor of Newgate - CorrespondenceBoswell's Brother David - Dr. Beattie-Davies's Memoirs of Garrick-Dr. Dunbar-Advice to Di. viacrJohnson's Instructions on the Composition

PAGR of Sermons-Civilisation of a Parish-Dr. Wheeler -Boswell's pressing Invitations to Johnson-Southwark Election - Lady Southwell and Mauritius Lowe-Mr. Macbean-Lord Thurlow-Mr. Thrale's Election Defeat-Mrs. Desmoulins a candidate for the office of Matron of Chartreux

380 CHAP. XLV. 1780-1781.---Langton's Johnsoniana

Anecdotes of Johnson, and his Opinions on various
Employing the Poor-Lockman - Physical and
Moral Truth-Huggins-Mrs. Clive-Farquhar-
Garrick -Langley--Spence - Dr. Forster --- Mrs.
Lennox-Beauclerk-Lord Elibank-Mr. Dossie-
Toleration -- Johnson's Memory - Dr. Parr - Ma.
chinery of Pagan Poets - Hospitality - Rev. Dr.
Farmer-Joshua' Barnes - Dodsley's “Cleone"-
Goldsmith's Ignorance - Adam Smith - Burke -
Bishop Berkeley-Mr. Vesey-Richardson-Arch-
bishop Secker-Dr. Blagden-Johnson's Religious

Sentiments-Dr. Francklin's Demonax
CHAP. XLVI. 1781. – Johnson's " Lives of the

Poets' completed - John Nichols --The various
Readings in "The Lives" - Cowley – Waller-
Milton-Dr. Towers' Remarks on the Writings of
Johnson-Dryden-Pope-Bishop Warburton-Dr.
Broome - Lord Somerville - Addison - Parnell -
Blackmore-Ambrose Philips-Congreve-Tickell
Akenside - Lyttelton – Miss Boothby - Herbert
Croft-Young's "Night Thoughts"-Swift - Rev.
Joseph Spence --Attacks on "The Lives of the

CHAP. XLVII. 1781.- Johnson's Correspondence

with Warren Hastings-Mr. Chambers-Mr. Hoole
-Liberty and Necessity - Doctors Marlay, Heath,
and Moss—Picture of a Man, by Shakspeare and
Milton-Registration of Deeds-Duty of an M.P.-
Deportment of Bishops—"Merriment of Parsons"
-Rev. Zachariah Mudge-Dr. Harte-Mahogany
Liquor-On Dancing-Sir P. J. Clerk and Mr. Per.
kinis-American War-Dudley Long-Talking-
Death of Mr. Thrale - Queen's Arms Club-Mr.
Hoole-Mrs. Lucy Porter-Mr. Berenger - Robin
Hood Society-Apparitions-Dinner at Mrs. Gar;
rick's-Mr. T. Hollis-Printer's Devil-Whigs and
Tories-Death of Mr. W. Strahan

404 CHAP. XLVIII. 1781.-Johnson dines with Wilkes and Dr. Beattie-Letter-writing-Bet Flint-Oratory ---Beauclerk's Library-Blue-stocking Clubs ---Stil. lingfleet-The Countess of Cork-Johnson's "List of Subscribers"-" Talking for Victory"-A “ cui bono" Man—"Heroic Epistle to Sir w Chambers "-Johnson's Coinmendation of Lord Carlisle's Poems- Dr. Barnard-" Of Tory and Whig"-Boswell's Departure for Scotland-Visit to WelwynDr. Young-On Original Sin-Rev. Mr. Palmer and the Unitarians-Ancient Egyptians-Wealth-Rev. Mr. Smith-Luton Hoo, Seat of Lord Bute-Society of Procurators, in Scotland-Mr. Robertson,

of The Caledonian Mercury". CHAP. XLIX. 1781-1782.-Marrying a Pretty Wo.

man-Johnson's Charity to the Poor-Mr. Bewley's Enthusiasm for Johnson-Sir J. Sinclair-Mr. Hec. tor-Death of Mr. Levett-Johnson's Satisfaction at the Dissolution of the Ministry-General Corres. pondence-Mr. Malone-Johnson's DespondencyDr. Lawrence - Johnson's Lamentations for the Loss of Friends - Mrs. Careless--Passage from "The Beauties of Johnson "-Evils of PovertyMr. Perkins-Sanitary Rules-Reprinting of " The Lives of the Poets"

.423 CHAP. L. 1788-1783.-Death of Boswell's Father

Johnson's Advice-His Correspondence with Bos. well and his Lady-Poverty an Enemy to Human Happiness-Mrs. Thrale's Coolness to Johnson His Parting Prayer on leaving Streatham-Mr. Met. calfe-Visit to Cowdray - John Nichols – Wilson's "Archæological Dictionary”—Dr. Patten - Boswell's Arrival in London-The Royal FamilyConversation-Lies of Vanity-Johnson's Antipathy to the Scotch-General Oglethorpe-Opium-Neg; lect of Merit-Use of Riches-Goldsmith and Lord Shelburne-Crabbe's "Village":

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PAGE CHAP. LI. 1783.-Penuriousness of Wealth-Lord

Mansfield-Harrington's "Nugæ Antiquæ"-Motto on Johnson's Portrait-" Quos Deus vult perdere," &c:-On Happiness-Johnson's Powers of Conversation-Mr. Welch-Dr. Buchanan-Grub-streetSir Wm. Chambers - Bishop Hurd-Reserve of Englishmen-Morice Morgann, Derrick, and Smart -"The Great Twalmley"-A Charade-Mr. Cam. bridge-- Johnson's Love of Children and Animals Abp. Stuart—"The Turkish Spy"--Mr. Windham -Mr. Lowe on Hospitality-Walled Gardens--Mr. Walker on the Origin of Language-Moorfields—A

singular Character CHAP. LII. 1783.- Increase of London, and its

Population - Natural Affections - Duel between Riddell and Cunningham-On Corpulency-Government of India-Dr. Shebbeare-Payment for Reviewing - Religious Disbelief - Liberty of Con. science-Mallet's First Essay-On Reading-Virgil and Homer - Cant - Hospitality -- Sheridan Friendship-Barry's Pictures-Christian Devotion -Richard Baxter-Miss Philips--Correspondence -Johnson_attacked by Paralysis-Mr. DaviesJohnson's Recovery-Visits Rochester and HealeDeath of Mrs. Williams-Miscellaneous Conversation

• 445 CHAP. LIII. 1783.-Johnson's Return from Heale

His Ill-health-Mrs. Williams's Benefactions-Mrs. Siddons-Kemble-Death of Mr. Porter-Gerard Hamilton-Lord Carlisle and Mrs. Chapone-Johnson's Critique on Lord Carlisle's Tragedy-Unconstitutional Influence exercised by Scotch PeersMickle, and his Translation of the Lusiad-Authenticity of Ossian, and Johnson's Refutation of the Essex-street Club and its Rules

453 CHAP. LIV. 1784.-The last Year of Johnson's Life

--"Burton's Books" - Mr. Ald. Clark - Corres. pondence - Johnson's continued Ill-health -- Drs. Gillespie, Heberden, Cullen, Hope, and MunroJohnson's Advice to Boswell-Lord PortmoreMr.

Ozias Humphry - Johnson's Melancholy Thoughts at the Approach of Death-His Advice to Miss Langton--Boswell's Arrival in London, Col. Vallancy-Johnson on Earnest DisputationDines at the Essex-head Club with a Constellation of Ladies-Mrs. Montagu – Foote-Mrs. Thrale's altered Conduct-Bishop Douglas-Canel Loff

Thomas à Kempis-Miss Helen Maria Williams • 459 CHAP. LV. 1784.-Johnson's Departure for Oxford

-Mrs. Beresford-Knotting-Arrival at Oxford-
Dr. Adams-Bishop Newton-Archibald Campbell
- Nonjurors - Mrs. Kennicot-Infidel Writers -
Roman Catholic Religion-Bishop Hurd's Sermons
-Whig and Tory-Miss Adams-Dr. Wall-Dr.
Radcliffe's Fellowships-Forms of Prayer-Jeremy
Taylor-Dr. Nowell-Rev. H. Bate-John Hender-
son—The Rev. Sir Herbert Croft-Lord Lyttelton's
Vision-Johnson's Horror of Death-Balance of

PAGE Misery-The Rev. R. Churton's Remarks on Bos. well's Johnson-On Truth--Junius---Pope's "Dunciad"

-Mr. Lewis-Mickle - The English BarChief Justice Hale

467 CHAP. LVI. 1784.-Johnson's Return to London

Rev. Mr. Astle-Mr. Cator-Horace Walpole-
“Ever-memorable" John Hales-"No, Sir"--Lord
Chatham-Burke's Defence of Johnson-"Tommy
Townshend"-Trained Bands of London-John-
son's Apology to the Compositor---Attitudenizing
-Johnson's Warmth in Argument-His Visit to
Marylebone Gardens-His Attention to Dress-
His last Dinner at the " Literary Club"-Intended
Journey to Italy-Public Criminals-Mr. Vilette-
Dr. Knox-Mr. Pinkerton-Jamaica-Lord Ches-
terfield-Lord Eliot-Lord Thurlow's Letter, in
favour of Johnson-His Sensibility--Italy-Mrs.
Thrale's intended Marriage, and her Anecdotes of

• 475 CHAP. LVII. 1784.-Incorrectness of Mrs. Piozzi's

Anecdotes-Lord Chancellor Thurlow's Benevo-
lence-Johnson's Letter of Thanks to him-His
Affection for the Memory of his Wife-He sets out
for Derbyshire and Staffordshire-Revisits Lich-
field and Ashbourne-His Letters to his Friends-
His State of Health - Mr. Windham - Johnson
Visits Chatsworth-Air Balloons-Johnson's Opi.
nion of their Utility-Mr. Hoole-Mr. Nichols-
The Literary Club-Dr. Burney-Mr. Langton-
General Correspondence-Johnson affected with
Asthma and Dropsy-His Charity, and Letter to

Mr. Heely
CHAP. LVIII. 1784.- Johnson's last Visit to Lichfield

-Uttoxeter- The Learned Pig-Johnson's Visit to
Oxford-Dr. Adams---Correspondence- Johnson's
increasing Indisposition-His Return to the Metro-
polis–Various Works contemplated by him-List
of the Authors of Universal History--Rev. John
Swinton-Johnson's knowledge of Greek-Imita-
tions of

his Style-Mr. Burrowe's-George Colman -Dr. Robertson-Mr. Gibbon-Miss Burney -Arch. Nares-"The Mirror"-Rev. Dr. Knox Johnson's Affection for his Departed Relations-His approaching Dissolution-His Fears of Death-His Prayers.

• 493 CHAP. LIX. 1984.-Johnson's last Illness - His

Liberality to his Black Servant-His Will and
Codicil—The kind Attachment of his Friends-
Extracts from his Miscellaneous Conversation
Rev. Mr. Budworth-Samuel Boyse-"Thuanus":
The Death-bed-Death of Johnson-His Funeral-
His various Busts and Portraits-His Monument
and Inscription-Concluding Reflections



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