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

CHANCERY LANE.

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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
By JAMES BOSWELL, Esq.

CONTAINING
"Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. Johnson, relative to the Tour,

and never before published;
A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions

of Men and Books :
WITH AN AUTHENTICK ACCOUNT OF
The Distresses and Escape of the GRANDSON of KING

James II. in the Year 1746.
THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED.

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

CHANCERY LANE.

O! while along the stream of time, thy name
Expanded Aies, and gathers all its fame,
Say, shall my little bark attendant sail,
Pursue the triumph and partake the gale? POPE.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY HENRY BALDWIN,
CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.

FOR CHARLES DI

MDCC LXXXVI,

ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR.

THE Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides," was first

published in the autumn of 1785, twelve years after the Tour itself. During these years, the manuscript had been in Boswell's possession, though it was occasionally lent to intimate friends. It is well known, however, that Johnson had seen and read the portions of it, as they were written and submitted to him by Boswell. The Tour at once achieved success: three large editions of it were printed and sold in less than a year.

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