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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
A JOURNAL OF HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES;
JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS AND NOTES,
THE RIGHT HON, JOHN WILSON CROKER, M.P.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
BY HAWKINS, PIOZZI, MURPHY, TYERS, REYNOLDS,
MALONE, NICHOLS, STEEVENS, CUMBERLAND,
In consequence, partly of a miscalculation of the materials then in his hands, partly of the subsequent accumulation of others, the Editor has to request the indulgence of his readers in announcing an alteration in the plan of this work, as detailed in the Prospectus.
It has been found impossible to comprise the whole mass of materials for the biography of Johnson in eight volumes of this form ; and, on maturer consideration, it has been thought the best course to keep detached from the main narrative of Boswell all the miscellaneous anecdotes of the Doctor's other friends and acquaintances.