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Andrews. Literature and Patronage.
Conversation. Change of Manners.
Smoking. The Union. St. Rule's
Knox. Retirement from the World. Dinner with the
Professors. Subscription of Articles. — Latin Grace.
Sharp's Monument. - St. Salvador's. Dinner to the Pro-
fessors. Instructions for Composition.
Watson's. Uncertainty of Memory.
Sunday. Trees in Scotland. - Leuchars.
stantiation. Literary Property. Montrose.
Montrose. Lawrence Kirk. - Monboddo. - Emigration.
- Biography and History. - Decrease of
Promotion of Bishops. Citizen and Savage.
Aberdeen. - Professor Gordon. - Public and Private
Education. Sir Alexander Gordon.-Trade of Aberdeen.
- Doctrines of the Trinity and the Atonement. — Johnson
a Burgess of Aberdeen. - Dinner at Sir A. Gordon's.
Ellon. "The Great Doctor." Goldsmith and Graham.
Buller of Buchan. Entails. House of Peers. - Sir
Joshua Reynolds. - Earl of Errol.. Feudal Times.
Strichen.-Life of Country Gentlemen. Cullen.
Monboddo. - Use and Importance of Wealth.
Whitehead. - Derrick. Origin of Evil. - Nairn.-
Calder Castle. Calder Manse. - Kenneth M'Aulay.
Ecclesiastical Subscription. - Family Worship.
Fort George. Sir Adolphus Oughton. - Lowth and War-
Dinner at Sir Eyre Coote's. The Stage.
Mrs. Cibber. - Mrs. Clive.-Mrs. Pritchard. - Inverness.
- Macbeth's Castle. Mr. Thrale's Brewery.
grinity.' Coinage of new Words. — Johnson on Horse-
back. - A Highland Hut. - Fort Augustus. Governor
Trapaud. Anoch. Emigration. Goldsmith. - Life
of a Sailor. Glensheal. The Macraas.
Glenelg.. Isle of Sky. - Armidale. Sir Alexander Mac-
donald.. Parish Church of Slate. - Ode on Sky. -
Corrichatachin. - Highland Hospitality. - Ode to Mrs.
Thrale. - Country Life. - Macpherson's Dissertations.
Duchess of Marlborough. — Heritable
Insular Life. - Laird of Macleod.
Sail to Portree in Sky. Discourse on Death. Lord
Elibank. Ride to Kingsburgh. Flora Macdonald.
Adventure of Prince Charles Edward Stewart. Emigra
tion. Dunvegan. - Female Chastity. - Dr. Cadogan.
Preaching and Practice. - Good Humour.— Sir George
Mackenzie. Burke's Wit, Knowledge, and Eloquence.
Johnson's Hereditary Melancholy. - His "Seraglio.”.
Bacon's Henry VII. - Pennant the
of Nations. The Laird of Muck.
Johnson on Boswell's Journal. — History of Lady Grange.
Poetry of Savages. French Literati. - Prize Fighting.
French and English Soldiers. Duelling. Change of
Manners. Landed and trading Interests. Lovat's
Pyramid. Ulinish. Lord Orrery.
Butchers. Learning of the Scots.-
- Peter the Great. Talisker. Scottish
Clergy. French Hunting.—Cuchillin's Well.
Col. Birch. Percy.- Every Island is a Prison."
Corrichatachin. Good Fellowship and Head-ache.
Kingsburgh's Song.-Lady Margaret Macdonald.-Thresh-
ing and Thatching. - Price of Labour.-Ostig. — Shen-
- Sir C. H. Williams. - Burke.
Young.- Doddridge's Family Motto. -"Adventures of
a Guinea." Armidale. German Courts. Gold-
No. I. DR. THOMAS BLACKLOCK TO MR. BOSWELL
No. III. INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT OF SIR JAMES
MACDONALD, BART. IN THE CHURCH OF SLATE, &c.
No. IV. MEMOIRS OF HIS OWN LIFE, BY THE LATE
No. V. AccOUNT OF THE ESCAPE OF THE YOUNG PRE-
SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
Johnson sets out on his Visit to the Hebrides. Sketch of his Character, religious, moral, political, and literary. - His Figure and Manner. He arrives in Scotland. Memorabilia.-Law of Prescription.— Trial by Duel. - Mr. Scott. Sir William Forbes. -Practice of the Law.- Emigration. Rev. Mr Carr.- Chief Baron Orde.-Dr. Beattie and Mr. Hume. Dr. Robertson. - Mr. Burke. Genius. Whitfield and Wesley. Political Parties. Johnson's Opinion of Garrick.
DR. JOHNSON had, for many years, given me hopes that we should go together and visit the Hebrides. Martin's account of those islands had impressed us with a notion, that we might there contemplate a system of life almost totally different from what we had been accustomed to see; and to find simplicity and wildness, and all the circumstances of remote time or place, so near to our native great island, was an object within the
reach of reasonable curiosity. Dr. Johnson has said in his "Journey," that "he scarcely remembered how the wish to visit the Hebrides was excited;" but he told me, in summer, 1763, that his father put Martin's account into his hands when he was very young, and that he was much pleased with it. (1) We reckoned there would be some inconveniences and hardships, and perhaps a little danger; but these, we were persuaded, were magnified in the imagination of every body. When I was at Ferney, in 1764, I mentioned our design to Voltaire. He looked at me, as if I had talked of going to the North Pole, and said, "You do not insist on my accompanying you? "No, sir." "Then I am very willing you should go." I was not afraid that our curious expedition would be prevented by such apprehensions; but I doubted that it would not be possible to prevail on Dr. Johnson to relinquish, for some time, the felicity of a London life, which, to a man who can enjoy it with full intellectual relish, is apt to make existence in any narrower sphere seem insipid or irksome. I doubted that he would not be willing to come down from his elevated state of philosophical
(1) [It is entitled, "A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland," by M. Martin, Gent., 1703. A second edition appeared in 1761. On a copy of Martin in the Advocates' Library I found, last summer (1834), the following note in the handwriting of Mr. Boswell:
"This very book accompanied Mr. Samuel Johnson and me in our Tour to the Hebrides, in autumn 1773. Mr. Johnson told me that he had read Martin when he was very young. Martin was a native of the Isle of Sky, where a number of his relatives still remain. His book is a very imperfect performance, and he is erroneous as to many particulars, even some concerning his own island. Yet, as it is the only book upon the subject, it is very generally known. I have seen a second edition of it. I cannot but have a kindness for him, notwithstanding his defects. mes Boswell.”— UPCOTT.]