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“ Seven years, my lord, have now passed, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door."-JOHNSON's Letter to Lord Chesterfield, p. 145.

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1856.

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LONDON:

G. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

NEW YORK: 18, BEEKMAN STREET.

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

COMPREHENDING

AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS,
IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER;

A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY 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 NEARLY HALF A CENTURY DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.

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AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS PORTRAITS, VIEWS, AND CHARACTERISTIC DESIGNS,
ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.-VOL. I.

LONDON:

G. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.

NEW YORK: 18, BEEKMAN STREET,

1857.

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