Intuition and sagacity, distinction be- Jackson, Richard, commonly called

tween, viii. 337, 337 n.

Invasion, ridiculous fears of, ix. 30.
Ivectives, viii. 300.

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Ireland, iii. 135. 145. 148. 298.;
36. Injured by the union with Eng.
land, vii. 295. Hospitality to
strangers in, vii. 365. Its ancient
state less known than that of any
other country, ii. 77. Johnson's wish
to see its literature cultivated, ii. 77.
Necessity of poor laws in, iii. 145.
Ireland, William Henry, his forgery

of the Shakspeare papers, viii. 124.
Irene,' Johnson's tragedy of, i. 109.
116. 118. 122. 173. 227.; vii. 353.;
ix. 124. ; x. 80.

Irish, the, a fair people, v. 241. Mix

better with the English than the
Scotch do, iii. 286. Johnson's
compassion for the distresses of,
iii. 135. 298.

Irish clergy, iii. 148. Johnson's kind-
ness for, vii. 295.

Irish gentlemen, good scholars among
them, iii. 147.

Irish accent, iii. 189.

Irish impudence, v. 241 n.

Irish language, vi. 243.; vii. 65.

Irish and Welsh languages, affinity
between, ii. 77.

Irish and Erse languages, compared,
iii. 184.

Irish papists, iii. 153. 298.
'Irreparable,' or 'irrepàirable?' vi.
63 n.

Isle of Muck, iv. 243.

Ivy Lane Club, i. 218.

omniscient,' vi. 136, 136 n. 273.
Jacobites, ii. 214. 216.; v. 260.
Jacobitism, Johnson's ingenious de.
fence of, ii. 214. 216.

James I., his 'Dæmonology,' vii.


James II., iv. 205, 205 n.; v. 283.

James, Dr., i. 83. 180 n. 183.; iii.
198 n.; vi. 118. 140, 140 n.
'Jane Shore,' ix. 72.
Janes, Mr., iv. 161. 176.

Japix, Gisbert, his 'Rymelerie,' ii.


Jealousy, vi. 177.

Jenkinson, Right Hon. Charles, after-
wards Earl of Liverpool, v. 280.;
x. 127. Johnson's letter to, on be-
half of Dr. Dodd, vi. 280, 280 n.
Jennens, Mr., his edition of 'Hamlet,'
iii. 246.

Jenyns, Soame, ii. 69.; vi. 168.; vii.
131.; ix. 27. His 'Origin of Evil,'
ii. 69. His epitaph on Johnson, ii.
70n. Epitaph prepared for him by
Boswell, ii. 71 n. Application of a
passage in Horace to, vii. 120. His
'Evidence of the Christian Reli-
gion,' viii. 131.

Jephson, Robert, x. 114.
Jesting, ix. 45.
Jews, ix. 189.

Jesuits, destruction of the order of, vi.
20 n.

Jodrell, Richard Paul, viii. 270.
Johnson, Michael, father of Samuel,
i. 29. 311. 313.; v. 260 n.; x. 180.
Johnson, Mrs., mother of Samuel, i.
32. 37. 313.; ii. 96.; x. 180.
Johnson, Nathaniel, brother of Sa-
muel, i. 29. 94. 95 n. 312.
Johnson, Mrs., wife of Samuel, i. 100.
106. 221. 244. 278-287.

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choly,' i. 29. Traditional stories
of his infant precocity, i. 33. Af-
flicted 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. Removed 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, i. 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.
1733. 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 Edial, i. 103.
Writes a portion of Irene,' i.
1737. Goes to London with Gar-

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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.

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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.


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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.

Considerations on

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.
1748. 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 fifteen 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.


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,
ii. 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,
ii. 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 300l. 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

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.

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 School-
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 Pâ-
trohs, 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.


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,

vi. 244 Exerts his humane and
zealous interference in behalf of
Dr. Dodd, vi. 275.

1778. His visit to Bennet Langton,

at Warley Camp, vii. 224. His
home made uncomfortable by the
perpetual Jarrings of those whom
he sheltered under his roof, vii.

1779. Publishes the first four vo-
lumes of his 'Prefaces, biogra-
phical and critical, to the most
eminent of the English Poets,' vii.

1780. Employed in the completion
of the Lives of the Poets,' vii.

1781. Completes his 'Lives of the
Poets,' viii. 1. Loses his friend
Mr. Thrale, viii. 59. Is appointed
one of his executors, viii. 60.
Loses his friend Mr. Strahan, viii.
78. Plans a life of greater dili-
gence, viii. 118. Visits Oxford,
Birmingham, and Lichfield, viii.



1782. Loses his old friend Robert
Levett, viii. 121. Declining state
of his health, viii. 126. Visits
Oxford, viii. 137. Takes a part-
ing adieu of Streatham;
prayer on leaving Mr. Thrale's
family, viii. 144. Reads a book of
the Æneid every night for twelve
nights, viii. 213.

1783. Attacked with a stroke of
the palsy, viii. 221. Visits Lich-
field and Oxford, viii. 227 n. In-
stitutes the Essex Head Club,
viii. 249. Seized with a spasmodic
asthma, viii. 251.
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-
ingham, and Oxford for the last
time, viii. 356. His extraordi-
nary expiatory visit to Uttoxeter,
viii. 378.; x. 103.

His last Illness and Death, viii,
993. 418.; ix. 125. 152. 177, 178.
296. 311. 827. His will, viii. 402.
His funeral in Westminster Ab-
bey, 419. 424. His monument in
St. Paul's, viii. 423. His epitaph
by Dr. Parr, viii. 424. Chrono-
logical catalogue of his prose
works, x. 300. List of various
portraits of him, x. 311. List of
various designs intended to be
executed by him, x. 294. His
general character, by Boswell,
vili. 425.

Johnson, Charles, author of 'Adven-
tures of a Guinea,' iv. 307, 307 n.
Johnson, Samuel, author of 'Hurlo
Thrumbo,' v. 23 n.

Johnson the equestrian, ii. 172, 173 n.
'Johnsoniana,' the collection

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called, vi. 60, 60 n.; vii. 179.
Johnston, Arthur, his poems, ii. 248.,
iv. 96, 96 n.

Johnston, Sir James, x. 102.
Jones, Sir William, ii. 140 n. ; vii. 261.
Jones, Philip, vi. 75.
Jones, Miss, ii. 78 n.
Jonson, Ben, v. 155.
Jorden, Rev. Mr., i. 58, 59, 60. 80 n.
Jortin, Dr. John, his Sermons,' vii.
79.; viii. 46.; ix. 142. His laconic
epitaph, viii. 46 n.
Joseph Andrews, ix. 322.

Journal of life, its utility, ii. 218.; iii.
254.; v. 303.; vii. 42.; viii. 166.
Judges, v. 148. 285.
Judgment, v. 298.

Junius, iii. 152.; vii. 248.; viii. 307.
Justamond, John Obadiah, vi. 238 n.
Juvenal, v. 106.; vii. 89, 89 n. Holy-
day's notes on, viii. 317.


Kaimes, Henry Home, Lo, i. 165.;
iii. 43. 93. 234.; iv. 304.; v. 112. ; ix.
144. His Elements of Criticism,
ii. 166.; vii. 78. His Sketches of
Man,' vii. 78. 198. 215.

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