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THE

LIFE

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

INCLUDING

À JOURNAL OF HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES ;

BY

JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.

NEW EDITION,

WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS AND NOTES,

BY

THE RIGHT HON. JOHN WILSON CROKER, M.P.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,

TWO SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUMES OF JOHNSONIANA,

BY HAWKINS, PIOZZI, MURPHY, TYERS, REYNOLDS,
MALONE, NICHOLS, STEEVENS, CUMBERLAND,

AND OTHERS.

AND NOTES BY VARIOUS HANDS.

ALSO, UPWARDS OF

FIFTY ENGRA V ED ILLUSTRATION S.

IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOL. VII.

LONDON:

HENRY G. BOHN, YORK STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

MDCCCXLVI.

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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

1777—1778.

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Ashbourne. Personal Disputes. — Duke of Devonshire.

Burke's Definition of a Free Government. Ilam. The Christian Revelation. — Mungo Campbell. - Dr. Taylor's Bull-dog. —“ Æsop at play.” — Memory. Rochester's Poems. Prior. Hypochondria. Books. Homer and Virgil. Lord Bacon. Topham Beauclerk. Grainger's “ Ode on Solitude." - Music. — Happiness. Future State, - Slave Trade, - American Independence. - Corruption of Parliament. - Planting. — “Oddity Johnson.” — Decision of the Negro Cause. Mr. Saunders Welch. - Advice to Travellers. - Correspondence. Page 1

CHAPTER II.

1778.

Inmates of Bolt Court. — Tom Davies. Counsel at the Bar

of the House of Commons. -- Thomas à Kempis. — Uses of a Diary. - Strict Adherence to Truth. — Ghosts. — John Wesley. — Alcibiades's Dog. – Emigration. Parliamentary Eloquence. — Place Hunters. — Irish Language. — Thicknesse's “ Travels." — Honesty. — Temptation. - Dr. Kennedy's Tragedy. — Shooting a Highwayman. — Mr. Dunning. - Contentment. — Laxity of Narration. — Mrs. Montagu. - Harris of Salisbury. - Definition. - Winedrinking. - Pleasure. Goldsmith. Charles the Fifth. - Best English Sermons. “Seeing Scotland.” - Absenteeismn. Delany's “ Observations on Swift.”

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