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REVISED AND ENLARGED UNDER HIS DIRECTION,
LONDON : GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,
1N consequence, partly of a miscalculation of the materials then in his hands, partly 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 narrative of Boswell all the miscellaneous anec