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OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

TOGETHER WITH

A JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES,

BY JAMES BOSWELL.

A REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED MR. BOSWELL'S CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS, ISSUED

IN 1792 ; THE VARIATIONS OF THE SECOND EDITION, WITH SOME
OF THE AUTHOR'S NOTES PREPARED FOR THE THIRD: THE WHOLE

EDITED, WITH NEW NOTES,

BY

PERCY FITZGERALD, M.A., F.S.A.

IN THREE VOLUMES,

VOL I.

SECOND EDITION WITH A PREFACE BY THE EDITOR, AND A BOSWELL

BIBLIOGRAPHY BY
H. R. TEDDER, F.S. A.,

Librarian to the Athenaum Club.

LONDON :

SWAN SONNENSCHEIN, LOWREY & CO.,

PATERNOSTER SQUARE.

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TO THOMAS CARLYLE, Esq.

DEAR MR. CARLYLE,

You were kind enough to encourage me to undertake the task of restoring the text of Mr. Boswell's great Biography: and, in addition, have allowed me to inscribe the work, now completed, to you.

That my humble labour will be found worthy of such encourage

ment, I will not venture to affirm : but it has, at least, been

directed by a reverential feeling, and, above all, is conceived in the spirit of that admirable view of Boswell's work and character

which you gave to the world many years ago.

PERCY FITZGERALD.

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