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JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS AND NOTES,
THE RIGHT HON. JOHN WILSON CROKER, M.P.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
TWO SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES OF JOHNSONIANA,
BY HAWKINS, PIOZZI, MURPHY, TYERS, REYNOLDS,
AND NOTES BY VARIOUS HANDS.
ALSO, UPWARDS OF
FIFTY ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS.
IN TEN VOLUMES.
HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.
Johnson writes the "Life of Cave."- The Dictionary.
Lord Chesterfield. — His alleged Neglect of Johnson.
His Papers in "The World," in Recommendation of the
Dictionary. Letter to the Earl. Bolingbroke's Works
edited by Mallet. -Johnson visits Oxford for the Purpose
of consulting the Libraries. His Conversations with
Mr. Warton, Mr. Wise, and others.
Johnson receives the Degree of M. A. by Diploma. Cor-
respondence with Warton and the Authorities of the
University of Oxford. — Publication of the Dictionary of
the English Language. Remarkable Definitions.
Abridgment of the Dictionary. - The Universal Visiter.
The Literary Magazine. Defence of Tea. - Pulpit
Discourses. Proposals for an Edition of Shakspeare.
Letters to Warton. - Letters to Bennet
Langton. Illness of Johnson's Mother. - Letters to her,
His Mother's Death. "Rasselas,
Oxford. - Francis Barber. — John Wilkes.
Letter to Mrs. Montagu. Mrs. Ogle.
Miscellaneous Essays. — Origin of Johnson's Acquaintance
with Murphy. Akenside and Rolt. - Mackenzie and
Eccles. Letters to Baretti. - Painting and Music. —
Sir George Staunton. Letter to a Lady soliciting
Church Preferment for her Son. The King confers on
Johnson a Pension of 300l. a year. Letters to Lord
Bute. Visit to Devonshire, with Sir Joshua Reynolds. —
Character of Collins. Dedication of Hoole's Tasso. 118
Boswell becomes acquainted with Johnson. Derrick.
Mr. Thomas Sheridan. - Mrs. Sheridan. - Mr. Thomas
Davies. Mrs. Davies. · First Interview. His Dress.
-Johnson's Chambers in Temple Lane Dr. Blair.
Thomas Johnson, the Equestrian. Clifton's Eating-
House. The Mitre. · Colley Cibber's Odes. Gray. —
Belief in the Appearance of departed Spirits. Churchill
Cock-Lane Ghost. Goldsmith. - Mallet's" Elvira."-
Graham's "Telemachus, a Mask."
- Bonnell Thornton. -"Ode on St.
Cecilia's Day.". The Connoisseur The World.
Miss Williams's Tea Parties. Anecdotes of Gold-
London. - Miss Porter's Legacy.
lord. Suppers at the Mitre. "The King can do no
Wrong." - Historical Composition. - Bayle. Arbuth-
not. - The noblest Prospect in Scotland. - Jacobitism.
Lord Hailes. Keeping a Journal.
Prussia's Poetry. - Johnson's Library. - "Not at home."
Constitutional Goodness. Miracles.
Macaulay. — Warton's Essay on Pope. - Sir James Mac-
donald. Projected Tour to the Hebrides. Schoolboy
Table-Talk. Influence of the Weather.
son.- Burke. - Sheridan. - Evidences of Christianity. —
Derrick.-Day at Greenwich. - The Methodists. John-
son's "Walk."— The Convocation. -Blacklock. — John-
son accompanies Boswell to Harwich. The Journey.
"Good Eating." "Abstinence and Temperance."
Johnson's favourite Dishes. - Bishop Berkeley “refuted."
Burke. Boswell sails for Holland.