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Ramei, The, 208.

“ Rambler, The," 110. 153. 161.

348. 383.

Rank, 38.

“Rape of the Lock," 114.

Rapidity of Composition, 135. 155.

“Rasselas,” 327. 389. 431.

Raynal, Abbé, 33. 299.

Reading, Art of, 14. 151. 184.

Reading Manuscripts, 324.

Reading and Study, 361.

Rebuke to a talkative Lady, 405.

Recitation, 199. 417.

Red-hot Balls, 41.

Refinement, 45.

“ Rehearsal,” 16. 439.

Religion and Morality, 191.

Religious Education, 105.

Religious Poetry, 130. 449.

Republicans, 191.

Respect, 109.

Respectable Man, 416.
Resentment, Iniquity of, 384.
Retirement from the World, 79.

122.
Reynolds, Sir Joshua, 34. 66. 236,

237. 240. 313. 362.
Reynolds, Miss, Anecdotes by, 182.
Revenge, Iniquity of, 384.
Richardson, Samuel, 59. 173. 182.

293. 307. 451.

Richardson on Painting, 308.

Ridicule, 229.

“Rio verde, rio verde,” translated,

20.
Rising in the World, 116.
Robertson, Dr., 18.
Rochefoucault, 29. 408.
Rollin, 7.
Romance,

63.

Romantic Virtue, 118. 232.

Rose, Mrs., Anecdotes by, 229.

Round Numbers, 124.

Rowe's Lucan, 283.

Roxana and Statira, 219. 364.

Royal Society, 225.

Rubens, Peter Paul, 311.

Rude Speech, 221.

Q.

S.

Silver Tea-pot, Johnson's, 401.

Similitudes, Unconscious, 328.

Sabbath Breakers, 299.

Singularity, 37.

Sacrament, 408.

Skaiting, 44.

Sailor, Life of a, 91.

Sleepy-souled Wives, 53.

Sanderson, Bishop, 143.

Smalridge, Dr., 124.

Sarcasms, 87.

Smart, Christopher, 150.

Sastres, Mr., 113.

Smith, Adam, 415.

Satire, 38.

Sober, in The Idler, 13.
Savage, Richard, 349. 394. 415. Society, 122. 220.
Saying good Things, 312.

Soldier, 55.

Scepticism, 196. – Eleven Causes Solitude, 36. 102. 386. 390.

of, 414.

Solitary Piety, 386.

Schoolmaster's Son, 7.

Son of a Schoolmaster, 7.

Schoolmasters, 7. 118.

Sorrow, 105.

Schools, Public, 70.

Sorrows of Vanity, 75.
Scotch Gooseberries, 396.

Sour Small Beer, 54.

Scotland, 54.

Spectacles, 173.

Scotland, Emigration from, 396. Speech, a Rude, 221.

Scott, Sir Walter, on the Life and Spirits, 61.

Writings of Johnson, 453. “ Stat magni nominis, &c., 283.

Scoundrel, 123.

Steele, Sir Richard, 17.

Scruples of Conscience, 73. Steevens, George, Esq., 173. 176.

Scruples, Unnecessary, 39.

Sterne's Sermons, 223.

Seat in Parliament, 105.

Steward, Dugald, on the “Lives of

Secrecy, 118. 407.

the Poets.” 451.

Seduction, 37.

Stockdale, Perceval, Anecdotes by,

Seeing Shows, 103.

353.

Sentiment, Distresses of, 28. Story-telling, 55. 124. 433.

Sentiment, Poverty of, 69. Stow Hill, 226.

Sentimental Miseries, 28.

Stourbridge School, 343.

“Sermons,” Johnson's, 392. Streatham, 152. 257.

Severity, 45. 71.

Streatham Gallery, 114. 251,

Seward, William, Esq., Anecdotes Streatham Library, 251.

by, 232.

Strong Facts, 17.

Seward, Anna, 226. - Anecdotes Strong Liquors, 154.

by 314.

Study, 197. 361.

Sex, 361.

Styles of Writing, 282.

Shakspeare, 7. 224. 233. 311. Sunday, 199, 367.
Shakspeare, Johnson's Preface to, Superfluous Cunning, 87.
334. 391. 430.

Superfluous Ingenuity, 76.

Shame, 219.

Suspicion, 133

“She Stoops to Conquer," first Sympathy, 188.
representation of, 208.

Swift, Johnson's Dislike of, 315.
Shenstone, William, 127. 141. Swift, Style of, 17.
Showing off Children, 2.

Swift's Verses on his own Death,

Shows, 103.

288.

Sickness, 55. 59. 110.

Swift's Tale of a Tub, 353. — his
Sick-beds, 55.

Journal to Stella, 354.
Siddons, Mrs., 111.

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Table, Johnson at, 202.

Unconscious Similitudes, 328.

Taciturnity, 108.

Universal History, 56.

Tale of a Tub, 353

Universities, English, 329.

Talents, 62.

University College, Dinner at, 429.

Talk of the Sick, 110.

Unnecessary Scruples, 39.
Talkative Lady, Rebuke to a, 405. Unprofitable Chat, 61.
Talking one's best, 187.

Urns, 222.
Taylor, Dr., 112. 180. 362. Use of Travelling, 102.
Taylor, Jeremy, 127, 128.

Useful Knowledge, 70. 384.
Tea, 126. 152. 308.

Useless Singularity, 37.
Tea-pot, Johnson's Silver, 401. Uttoxeter, Johnson's extraordinary
Tea-table, Johnson at, 207.

expiatory Penance at, 399.

Temperance, 296.

Thought, Promptitude of, 65.

Thrale, Mr., 60. 134. 177. 278.

V.

339. 348. 396. – Johnson's

Epitaph on, 462.

Vacuity of Life, 47.

Thrale, Mrs., 152. 198. 278. 314. 'Vanity of Human Wishes,” 333.

360.

379. 453.

Thrales, Johnson's Leave-taking of “ Venice Preserved," 309.

the, 134.

Venus de' Medicis, 223.

Thurlow, Lord, 158. 361.

Veracity, 72.

Time, 133.

Verses, Johnson's favourite, 184.

"Time to go to Bed," 178. “ Vesuvius Cæsar," 433.

“ Tired of London,” 406.

Virgil, 283.

To-morrow,

101.

Virtue, 30. 385.

Tom Thumb and Catiline, 26. Virtue, Romantic, 118. 232.

“ Tom Jones," 293.

Virtues, Heroic, 30.

Tones, 130.

Visitors, 109.

“ Too many Irons in the Fire,” Voltaire, 127. 233.

293.

Volubility, 116.

Tory and Whig, 328.

Voluntary Penance, 31.

Toryism and Garrick, 9.

Vows, 72. 101.

Tragedies, Domestic, 100.

Trapp, Dr., his Epigram on the
Universities, 9.

W.

Travellers, 102.

Travelling, Use of, 102.

Wales and Scotland, 54.

Treatment of the Poor, 27.

Waller, Edmund, 166.

Tristram Shandy, 221.

Walmesley, Gilbert, 226. 228.

Trotter's Portrait of Johnson, 394. Walpole, Sir Robert, 131. 232.

Truth, 72. 327. 347.

Walton, Isaac, 143.

Tucker, Dean, 292.

Want of Memory, 396.

Tunbridge Wells, Johnson at, 408. Want of Money, 80.

Turnpike Roads, 283.

War, 126.

Tyers, Thomas, Anecdotes by, 150 Warburton, Bishop, 120. 354.

his Character by Johnson,

361.

150, n.

Warren, Dr., 225.

a

401.

Warton, Dr. Joseph, 253.

Wise, Francis, 436.

Warton, Rev. Thomas, his Style Wits, 23 .

parodied, 19.

Wives, 46. 53.

Watch and Punch-bowl, Johnson's, Wood on Homer, 282.

World, 48. 53.

Watts, Dr., 448.

World, Mingling with, 103.

Watts's Improvement of the World, Opinion of, 78.

Mind," 128.

World, Retirement from, 79.

Weariness, 104.

Wotton, Sir Henry, 282.

What is Love? 183.

Writing, 406,

Whig and Tory, 328.

Writing, new Manner of, 18.

Whiggism, 19. 27. 130.
Whigs, 27. 130. 417.

X.
Whining Wives, 53.
Wicked Man, a completely, 308.
Wickedness of the World, 30.

Xenophon, 7.

Wickins, Mr., Anecdotes by,

222.

Y.

Wife, Choice of, 77. 406.

Wilks, Rev. Joseph, 31.

Yearsley, Anne, 270.
Williams, Miss, 347. 351.

Young, Dr., his Description of

Willow, Johnson's, 420.

Night, 17.- his Writings cha-

Windham, Right Hon. William, racterised, 17. — his Character
Anecdotes by, 281.

of “Rasselas,” 327.

Wine, 83.

Young Peas, 18.

LIST OF PLATES.

Page I. Full length Portrait of Johnson in the dress worn by

him on the Journey to the Hebrides. To face the Title.
“ Dr. Johnson wore a full suit of plain brown clothes, with

twisted buttons of the same colour, a large bushy
greyish wig, a plain shirt, black worsted stockings, and
silver buckles. Upon this tour, when journeying, he
wore boots, and a very wide brown cloth great coat,
with pockets which might almost have held the two
volumes of his folio Dictionary, and he carried in his

hand a large English oak stick.” - Boswell.
* The portrait of Johnson walking in a great coat with a
large stick gives a good idea of him." - John Nichols.

" Methinks I view his full, plain suit of brown,
The large grey bushy wig, that graced his crown;
Black worsted stockings, little silver buckles;
And shirt, that had no ruffles for his knuckles.
I mark the brown great.coat of cloth he wore,
That two huge Patagonian pockets bore,
Which Patagonians (wondrous to unfold !)
Would fairly both his Dictionaries hold. - Peter Pindar.

II. View of the House in which Johnson was born,

Market-place, Lichfield. From a Drawing made
on the Spot, by C. Stanfield, R. A.

Title Page.

III. View of Lichfield, the Birth-place of Johnson. From

a Drawing made on the Spot by C. Stanfield, R. A.

4

From a

IV. Portrait of the Rev. Thomas Warton, B. A.

Painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds

19

V. View of Johnson's House, No. 8. Bolt Court, Fleet

Street. From a Sketch by the late J. T. Smith

28

VI. Portrait of the Honourable Topham Beauclerk. From

a Painting in the possession of Lord Holland

58

From a

VII. View of the Summer-house at Streatham.

Drawing by C. Stanfield, R. A.

68

VIII. View of Johnson's Sitting-room in Bolt Court. Drawn

by H. Corbould, from a Sketch by the late J. T.
Smith

82

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