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OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

INCLUDING HIS TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, CORRESPONDENCE

WITH MRS. THRALE, &c. &c.

BY JAMES BOSWELL.

WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONS,

By JOHN WILSON CROKER.

REVISED AND ENLARGED UNDER HIS DIRECTION,

BY JOHN WRIGHT.

VOL. VIII.

LONDON : GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

LONDON :

PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

NOTICE.

In consequence, partly of a miscalculation of the materials then in his hands, party of the subsequent accumulation of others, the Editor has to request the indulgence of his readers in announcing an alteration in the plan of this work, as detailed in the Prospectus.

It has been found impossible to comprise the whole mass of materials for the biography of Johnson in eight volumes of this form ; and, on maturer consideration, it has been thought the best course to keep detached from the main Darrative of Boswell all the miscellaneous anec.

dotes of the Doctor's other friends and ao.

quaintances.

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Two additional volumes have been found re quisite to embrace these various JOHNSONIANA ; and with Vol. X., to be published on the 1st of December, there will accordingly be given a fresh set of titlepages for the whole of this collection.

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