The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolatory Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Volume 1
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SEVERAL valuable letters , and other curious matter , having been
communicated to the Author too late to be ... Those subscribed with the letter B ,
were communicated by Dr. BURNEY ; those to which the letters J. B. are annexed
, by the Rev.
1 IN this edition are inserted some new letters , of which the greater part has
been obligingly communicated by the Reverend ... The remarks of his friends are
distinguished as formerly , except those of Mr. MALONE , to which the letter M is
A Letter announcing that the Life of Mr. Savage was speedily to be published by
a person who was favoured with his Confidence . intern . evid . Advertisement for
Osborne concerning the Harleian Catalogue . intern . evid . 1744. Life of Richard
Various Papers and Letters in Favour of the Reverend Dr. Dodd . acknowl . 1780.
Advertisement for his Friend Mr. Thrale to the Worthy Electors of the Borough of
Southwark . acknowl . The first Paragraph of Mr. Thomas Davies's Life of Garrick
Letters to Mrs. Thrale . acknowl . ... many more which are yet concealed ; and we
may add to the account , the numerous Letters which he wrote , of which a
considerable part are yet unpublished . ... Observations on the foregoing letter ; " i
. c .
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