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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

TOGETHER WITH

THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES

BY

JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.

NEW EDITIONS

WITH NOTES AND APPENDICES

BY THE LATE

ALEXANDER NAPIER, M.A.

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, VICAR OF HOLKHAM, utor of the Cambridge Edition of the Theological Works of Barrow,

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VOL. IV.

LONDON
BORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET

COVENT GARDEN

1889

CHISWICK PRESS :-C WHITTINGHAM AND CO., TOOKS COURT,

CHANCERY LANE.

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And arrive at Squire Dilly's . . . .
Johnson on original sin .

.73-74

They visit Luton-Hoe .

Argument for a law case .

Dr. Burney's story of his joke with Mr. Bewley.

Johnson visits Oxford, Birmingham, Lichfield, and Ash

bourne . . . .

85

Death of Robert Levett .

Johnson's beautiful verses on the occasion . ..

Johnson's regard for Mr. Malone . . .

Johnson and his physician, Dr. Lawrence ,

Curious passage in Johnson's register on the dissolution

of the Ministry ....

Johnson's letter to Boswell on the death of his father 102-103

Johnson takes leave of Streatham

Boswell's tenth visit to London . .

Finds Johnson very ill . . .

. 110

Vigorous remarks on non-success in life .

116

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Anecdotes and sayings . . . . .

117-129

130

On precision and clearness of style

. .

131

“Lend me sixpence, not to be repaid”.

Johnson's ease with Boswell . .

Mr. Windham “ will soon make a very pretty rascal

Johnson's intercession for Lowe, the painter .

« Clear your mind of cant”. .

154

Boswell returns to Scotland . .

157

Johnson has a severe stroke of palsy . .

160

His affection for Tom Davies

He recovers, and pays some visits

Attacked with gout and other complaints .

Receives a visit from Mrs. Siddons .

172

Letter to Mrs. Chapone on Lord Carlisle's

176-177

Letter to Boswell . .

. 177

Meeting of the old Club in Ivy Lane .

: 181

182

A new club instituted
Johnson seized with asthma . .
Letters to Boswell and others

185-193
Boswell obtains medical opinions.

Melancholy letters to Boswell, Langton, and Taylor 191-197

Letter to Miss Jane Langton ,

. 197

Boswell's eleventh visit to London.

Johnson in fine spirits at the Essex Head Club

ex Head Club : . 200-201

Dinner at Mr. Hoole’s · · ·

205-206

· · ·

Testimony and argument :

207

Johnson and Boswell visit Oxford .

On forms of Prayer

216

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Dr. Nowel's sermon .

Adams and Johnson discourse on death and life. 220-222

Johnson and Boswell return to London. .

List of books recommended to young Mr. Astle 229

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