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THE

LIFE

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

INCLUDING

A 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 ENGRAVED ILLUSTRATIONS.

IN TEN VOLUMES.

VOL. VI.

LONDON:

JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.

MDCCCXXXIX.

HARWARD SILFGE LIWIARY

/643

/ 1860, fulaj13. , 2/

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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

1775.

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Excursion into France. Paris. Benedictine Monks.

Choisi. — Palais-Royal. - Mrs. Fermor. - Palais-Bourbon. - Fontainebleau. - Versailles. — Trianon. Santerre the Brewer. — King's Library. - Sorbonne. St. Cloud. Sêve. Bellevue. Meudon. Grand-Chartreux. Luxembourg. Friar Wilkes. — St. Denis. — Chantilly. Compeigne. — Cambray. - State of Society in France. Madame de Boufflers. - Voltaire. — Dr. Burney's Collectanea. — Letters to Mrs. Montagu, &c.,

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CHAPTER II.

1776.

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Law of Entail. — Boswell's Melancholy. - John Wesley.

Clarendon Press. Booksellers' Profits. Bolt Court Mrs. Thrale's Birthday. - Entails. - Smith's “ Wealth of Nations." — Lawyers and Lawsuits. Scotch Militia Bill.

Obligation in settling Estates. “ Johnsoniana." Value of Truth. Monastic Orders. - Carthusians. Religious Austerities. — Wine-bibbing. — Fasting. - Influence of Education. · Arithmetic. Sea Life.

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