Intuition and sagacity, distinction be- Jackson, Richard, commonly called
tween, viii. 337, 337 n.

omniscient,' vi. 136, 136 n. 273.
Invasion, ridiculous fears of, ix. 30. Jacobites, ii. 214. 216. ; v. 260.
Ivectives, viii. 300.

Jacobitism, Johnson's ingenious de.

fence of, ii. 214. 216.
Inverness, v. 87.

James I., his ‘Dæmonology' vii.
• Inverted understanding,' vii 251. 256.
Invitations, vi. 309.

James II., iv. 205, 205 n.; v. 283.
Invocation of saints, iii. 299. ; vii, 297.

James, Dr., i. 83. 180 n. 183. ; iii.
Inward light, iii. 141.

198 n. ; vi. 118. 140, 140 n.
Ireland, iii. 135. 145. 148. 298. ; iv. 'Jane Shore,' ix. 72.

36. Injured by the union with Eng. Janes, Mr., iv. 161. 175.
land, vii. 295. Hospitality to Japix, Gisbert, his ‘Rymelerie,'. ii.
strangers in, vii. 365. Its ancient

state less known than that of any Jealousy, vi. 177.
other country, ii. 77. Johnson's wish Jenkinson, Right Hon. Charles, after
to see its literature cultivated, ii. 77. wards Earl of Liverpool, v. 280.;

Necessity of poor laws in, iii. 145. x. 127. Johnson's letter to, on be-
Ireland, William Henry, his forgery half of Dr. Dodd, vi. 280, 280 n.

of the Shakspeare papers, viii. 124. Jennens, Mr., his edition of Hamlet,'
Irene,' Johnson's tragedy of, i. 109. iii. 246.
116. 118. 122. 173. 227. ; vii. 353. ; | Jenyns, Soame, ii. 69.; vi. 168. ; vii.
ix. 124. ; X. 80.

131.; ix. 27. His Origin of Evil,'
Irish, the, a fair people, v. 241. Mix ii. 69. His epitaph on Johnson, ji.

better with the English than the 70 n. Epitaph prepared for him by
Scotch do, iii. 286. Johnson's

Boswell, ii. 71 n. Application of a
compassion for the distresses of,

passage in Horace to, vii. 120. His
iii. 135. 298.

Evidence of the Christian Reli-
Irish clergy, iji. 148. Johnson's kind-

gion,' viii. 131.
ness for, vii. 295.

Jephson, Robert, x. 114.
Irish gentlemen, good scholars among | Jesting, ix. 45.
them, iii. 147.

Jews, ix, 189.
Irish accent, iii. 189.

Jesuits, destruction of the order of, vi.
Irish impudence, v. 241 n.
Irish language, vi. 243. ; vii. 65. Jodrell, Richard Paul, viii. 270.
Irish and Welsh languages, affinity Johnson, Michael, father of Samuel,
between, ii, 77.

i. 29. 311. 313.; v. 260 n.; X. 180.
Irish and Erse languages, compared, Johnson, Mrs., mother of Samuel, i.
iii. 184.

32. 37. 313. ; ii. 96.; X. 180.
Irish papists, jii. 153. 298.

Johnson, Nathaniel, brother of Sa-
“Irrèparable,' or 'irrepairable ?' vi.

muel, i. 29. 94. 95 n. 312.
63 n.

Johnson, Mrs., wife of Samuel, i. 100.
Isle of Muck, iv. 243.

106. 221. 244. 278 - 287.
Ivy Lane Club, i. 218.


20 n.

Leading Events of his Life.

Jackson, Henry, Johnson's school-

fellow, vi. 95, 95 n. 266.

1709. His Birth, i. 28. Inherits

from his father 'a vile melan-

choly,' i. 29. Traditional stories
of his infant precocity, i. 33. Al.

Alicted with scrofula, i. 36.
1712. Taken to London to be touch-

ed by Queen Anne for the evil,

i. 38.
1716. Goes to school at Lichfield,

i 39. Particulars of his boyish

days, i. 42.
1726. Re oved to the school of

Stourbridge, i. 45.
1727. Leaves Stourbridge, and passes

two years with his father, i. 47.

Specimens of his early poetry, i.47.
1728. Enters at Pembroke College,

Oxford, i. 57. His college life, i.
58. Translates Pope's Messiah'
into Latin verse, i. 60. The'mor.
bid melancholy' lurking in his
constitution gains strength, i. 62.
Particulars respecting his religi.
ous progress, 1. 68. His course
of reading at Oxford, i. 71. Spe-
cimen of his themes or exercises,

i. 75.
1731. Leaves college, i. 79. Death

of his father, i. 84.
1732, Becomes usher of Market.

Bosworth school, i. 86.
.733. Removes to Birmingham, i.

88. Translates Lobo's Voyage to

Abyssinia, i. 90.
1734. Returns to Lichfield, i. 94.

Proposes to print the Latin poems
of Politian, i. 94. Offers to write
for the Gentleman's Magazine,

i. 95.
1736. Marries Mrs. Porter, nearly

double his own age, i. 101. Opens
a private academy at Fdial, i. 103.
Writes a portion of Irene,' i.

1737. Goes to London with Gare

rick, i. 110. Retires to lodgings
at Greenwich, i. 116. Projects a
translation of the History of the
Council of Trent,'i. 117. Returns
to Lichfield, and finishes his tra.
gedy of Irene,' i. 118. Removes
to London with his wife, i 122.

1738. Becomes a writer in the Gen-

tleman's Magazine, i. 124. Writes
the debates in both houses of par.
liament, under the name of The
Senate of Lilliput,' i. 127. Pub-
lishes his London,' for which he
receives ten guineas, i. 129. En.
deavours without success to ob
tain the degree of Master of Arts,

1. 144.
1789. Publishes Marmor Nor-

folciense,' i. 156.
1740. Writes the Lives of Blake,

Drake, and Barretier, i. 164.; and

Essay on Epitaphs, i. 164.
1741. Writes free translation of the

Jests of Hierocles,' of Guyon's
• Dissertation on the Amazons,'
and of Fontenelle's. Panegyric on

Dr. Morin,' i. 167.
1742. Writes Essay on the Account

of the Conduct of the Duchess of
Marlborough, Life of Burman
and of Sydenham, and ' Proposals
for printing Bibliotheca Harlei.

ana, i. 173
1743. Writes. Considerations on

the Dispute between Crousaz and
Warburton on Pope's Essay on
Man,' &c., and Dedication to Dr.
Mead of James's Medicinal Dic-
tionary,'i. 180.
1744. Publishes the Life of Richard

Savage,' and writes . Preface to
the Harleian Miscellany,' i. 185.

1745. Publishes ‘Miscellaneous Ob

servations on the Tragedy of Mac.
beth, with Remarks on Hanmer's

Shakspeare,' i. 203.
1747. Publishes Plan for a Dic.

tionary of the English Language,
addressed to Lord Chesterfield, i.
210. Forms the King's Head

Club in Ivy Lane, i. 218.

Visits Tunbridge Wells, i,
218. Writes Life of Roscom.
mon,'' Preface to Dodsley's Pre-
ceptor,' and Vision of Theodore
the Hermit,' i. 220.

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1749. Publishes the Vanity of Hu.

man Wishes,' for which he re-
ceives fitteen guineas, i. 221. His
tragedy of' Irene'acted at Drury

Lane Theatre, i. 227.
1750. Begins to publish "The Ram-

bler.' His prayer on commencing
the undertaking, i. 234. Writes a
prologue for the benefit of Mil-

ton's grand-daughter, i. 267.
1751. Writes · Life of Cheynel,'

Letter for Lauder, and Dedica.
tion to the Earl of Middlesex of
Mrs. Charlotte Lenox's ' Female

Quixote,' i. 269.
1752. Occupied with his Dictionary,

and with the Rambler, i. 277.
Death of his wife, i. 278. His
affecting prayer on the occasion,
i. 279. His extreme grief for her
loss, ibid. Composes her funeral
sermon and her epitaph, i. 286.
Circle of his friends at this time,

i. 290.
1753. Writes the papers in the Ad.

venturer,' signed T., i. 300. Be-
gins the second volume of his

Dictionary, i. 305.
1754. Writes the Life of Cave,

ii. 1. Makes an excursion to Ox.
ford, ii, 16. Obtains the degree
of Master of Arts from that Uni-

versity, ii. 23.
1755. Publishes his Dictionary of

the English Language, ii. 27. Pro.
jects the scheme of a Biblio-
thèque,' ii. 34.

His depressed
state of mind at this period, ii. 50.
The Academia della Crusca pre-
sent him with their Vocabula-
rio,' and the French Academy
send him their' Dictionnaire,' ii.
51. Projects a scheme of life for

Sunday, ii. 55.
1756. Publishes an abridgment of

his Dictionary, ii. 60. Writes
essays in the Universal Visiter,'
ii. 60. Superintends, and largely
contributes to, the Literary Ma.
gazine, ii. 61. Composes pulpit

discourses for sundry clergymen,
ji. 74. Issues proposals for an edi.
tion of Shakspeare, ii. 74. Is
offered a living, but declines en.

tering into holy orders, ii. 75.
1757. Dictates a speech on the sub-
ject of an address to the throne
after the expedition to Rochfort,

ji. 76.
1758. Commences the ' Idler,' ii. 85.

Being compelled to retrench his
expenses he breaks up housekeep-
ing, and removes to chambers in
Gray's Inn, and soon after in

Inner Temple Lane, ii. 92.
1759. Loses his mother, ii. 96.

Writes his. Rasselas' to defray
the expenses of her funeral, and
to pay some debts, ii. 104. Makes
an excursion to Oxford, ii. 111.
Writes a « Dissertation on the
Greek Comedy,' the Introduction
to the World Displayed,' and
* Three Letters concerning the
best Plan for Blackfriars Bridge,'

ii, 115.
1760. Writes « Address of the

Painters to George III. on his
Accession,' the Dedication to Ba-
retti's Italian Dictionary, and a
review of Tytler's Vindication of
Mary Queen of Scots, ii. 118.
Forms rules and resolutions for
the guidance of his moral conduct

and literary studies, ii. 119.
1761. Writes Preface to " Rolt's'

Dictionary of Trade and Com-

merce, ii. 124.
1762 Writes Dedication to the

King of Kennedy's Astronomi.
cal Chronology,' and Preface to
the Catalogue of the Artists' Ex-
hibition, ii. 133. Obtains a pen.
sion of 3001. a year, as the reward
of literary merit, ii. 140. Accom-
panies Sir Joshua Reynolds in a

visit to Devonshire, ii. 146.
1763. Writes Character of Collins,

Life of Ascham, Review of Te.
lemachus, a masque, Dedication

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to Hoole's Tasso, and Detection
of the Imposture of the Cock
Lane Ghost, ii. 153. Boswell be-
comes acquainted with him, ii.

1764. The 'Literary Club'founded,

ii 271. Afflicted with a severe
return of his hypochondriac dis.
order, ii. 277. Writes a review
of Granger's' Sugar Cane,' and of
Goldsmith's "Traveller,' ii. 277.
Visits his friend Dr. Percy, in

Northamptonshire, ii. 282.
1765. Visits the University of Cam-

bridge, ii. 283. Created Doctor
of Laws by Dublin University,
ii. 288. Is introduced into the
family of Mr. Thrale, ii. 299.
Gives to the world his edition of

Shakspeare, ii. 298.
1766. Writes the noble dedication

to the king of Gwyn's 'London
and Westminster improved,' and
'The Fountains,' a fairy tale,

iii. 8.
1767. His interview with King

George III., iii. 19. Interesting
extract from his devotional re-
cord, iii. 30. Writes dedication
to the King of 'Adam's Treatise

on the Globe,' iii. 31.
1768. Writes prologue to Gold-

smith's Good-natured Man,'

iii. 35. Visits Oxford, iii. 35.
1769. Appointed professor in an.

cient literature to the Royal Aca-
demy of Arts, iii. 65. Passes the
summer at Oxford, Lichfield, and
Brighton, iii. 66. Appears at the
Old Bailey as a witness on the

trial of Baretti for murder, iii. 98.
1770. Publishes. The False Alarm,'

iii. 120.
1771. Publishes 'Thoughts on the

late Transactions respecting Falk-
land's Islands,' iii. 151. Design
of bringing him into parliament,
iii. 154. Engaged in preparing a
fourth edition of his folio Dic.
tionary, iii. 182.

1772. Writes 'Defence of a Schools

master,' and ' Argument in sup-
port of the law of Vicious Intro-
mission,' iii. 222. Interesting
sketches of the state of his mind

at this time, iii. 228.
1773. Publishes new edition of his

folio Dictionary, iii. 238. Writes
preface to“ Macbean's Dictionary
of Ancient Geography,' and Ar-
gument in Favour of Lay Pa.
trons, iii. 238.

At sixty-four,
attempts to learn the Low Dutch
Language, iii. 307. Injures his
eyesight by the imprudent use of
small print, iii. 307. His journey
with Boswell to the Hebrides, iv.
1. Presented with the freedom

of the town of Aberdeen, iv. 91.
1774. Engaged in writing his ‘Jour.

ney to the Western Islands,' v.
178. Makes a journey into North
Wales with Mr. and Mrs. Thrale,
v. 194. Spends some time with
Mr. Burke at Beaconsfield, v. 216.

Writes 'The Patriot,' v. 217.
1775. Publishes his 'Journey to

the Western Islands of Scotland,'
v. 233. Publishes Taxation no
Tyranny,' v. 248. Receives his
diploma as Doctor of Laws from
the University of Oxford, v. 270.
Makes a tour to France with Mr.

and Mrs. Thrale, vi. 1.
1776. Writes Argument in sup-

port of the Right of immediate
and personal Reprehension from
the Pulpit, Proposals for an Ana-
lysis of the Scotch Celtic Lan.
guage, and a Defence of the
Booksellers from the Charge of
making exorbitant Profits, vi. 49.
Pays a visit to Oxford and Lich.
field, iv. 67. Visits Bath with Mr.

and Mrs. Thrale, vi. 164.
1777. Engages with the booksel-

lers to write The Lives of the
English Poets,' vi. 240. Writes
Dedication to the King of the Post-
humous Works of Dr. Pearce,

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VL 944 Exerts his humane and His last Tuness and Death, viii,
zeelous interferense in behalf of 993. 418 ; is. 195. 152. 177, 178.
Dr. Dodd, vi. 275.

296 311. 827. His will, viii. 402.
1778. His visit to Bennet Langton, His funeral in Westminster Ab-

at Warley Camp, vii. 294. His bey, 419. 424. His monument in
home made uncomfortable by the St. Paul's, viii. 423. His epitaph
perpetual Jarrings of those whom

by Dr. Parr, viii. 424. Chrono.
he sheltered under his roof, vii. logical catalogue of his prose

works, X. 300. List of various
1779. Publishes the first low vo- portraits of him, x. 311. List of

lumes of his 'Prefaces, biogra. various designs intended to be
phical and critical, to the most executed by him, x. 294. His
eminent of the English Poets,' vii. general character, by Boswell,

viii. 425.
1780. Employed in the completion Johnson, Charles, author of 'Adven.

of the Lives of the Poets,' vii, tures of a Guinea,' iv. 307, 307 n.

Johnson, Samuel, author of · Hurlo
1781. Completes his 'Lives of the Thrumbo,' v. 23 n.

Poets,' viii. 1. Loses his friend Johnson the equestrian, ii. 172, 173 n.
Mr. Thrale, viii. 59. Is appointed • Johnsoniana,' the collection
one of his executors, viii. 60. called, vi. 60, 60 n. ; vii. 179.
Loses his friend Mr. Strahan, viii. Johnston, Arthur, his poems, ii. 248.,
78. Plans a life of greater dili. iv. 96, 96 n.
gence, viii. 118. Visits Oxford, Johnston, Sir James, x. 102.
Birmingham, and Lichfield, viii. Jones, Sir William, ii. 140 n.; vii. 261.

Jones, Philip, vi. 75.
1782. Loses his old friend Robert Jones, Miss, ii. 78 7h.

Levett, viii. 121. Declining state Jonson, Ben, v. 155.
of his health, viii. 126. Visits Jorden, Rev. Mr., i. 58, 59, 60. 80 n.
Oxford, viii. 137. Takes a part. Jortin, Dr. John, his ' Sermons,' vii.
ing adieu of Streatham; his 79. ; viii. 46. ; ix. 142. His laconic
prayer on leaving Mr. Thrale's epitaph, viii. 46 n.
family, viii. 144. Reads a book of Joseph Andrews, ix. 322.
the Æneid every night for twelve Journal of life, its utility, ii. 218. ; jii.
nights, viii. 213.

254. ; v. 303. ; vii, 42. ; viii. 166.
1783. Attacked with a stroke of Judges, v. 148. 285.
the palsy, viii. 221. Visits Lich. Judgment, v. 298.

eld and Oxford, viii. 227 n. In- Junius, iii. 152. ; vii. 248. ; viii. 307.
stitutes the Essex Head Club, Justamond, John Obadiah, vi. 238 n.
viii. 249. Seized with a spasmodic Juvenal, v. 106. ; vii. 89, 89 n. Holy.
asthma, viii. 251.

day's notes on, viii. 317.
1784. Visits Oxford, viii. 283. His
friends project a tour to Italy for

the benefit of his health, viii. 328.
339. 350. Visits Lichfield, Birm- Kaimes, Henry Home, hemin i. 165.
ingham, and Oxford for the last

iii. 43. 93. 234. ; iv. 304.; v. 112. ; ix.
time, viii. 356. His extraordi. 141. His . Elements of Criticism,
nary expiatory visit to Uttoxeter, ii. 166.; vii. 78. His Sketches of
viii. 378.; X. 103.

Man,' vii. 78. 198. 215.


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