Page images
PDF
EPUB

CHRONOLOGICAL CATALOGUE

OF THE

PROSE WORKS' OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

[Printed from Malone's Sixth Edition of the Life.]

[N.B. To those which he himself acknowledged is added acknowl. To those which may be fully believed to be his from internal evidence, is added intern, evid.]

1735. ABRIDGEMENT and translation of Lobo's Voyage to Abys

sinia. acknowl. 1738. Part of a translation of Father Paul Sarpi's History of

the Council of Trent. acknowl. [N.B. As this work, after some sheets were printed, suddenly stopped, I know not whether any part of it is now to be found.]

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern, evid.

Life of Father Paul. acknowl. 1739. A complete vindication of the Licenser of the Stage from

1 I do not here include his Poétical Works; for, excepting his Latin Translation of Pope's Messiah, his London, and his Vanity of Human Wishes imitated from Juvenal; his Prologue on the opening of Drury Lane Theatre by Mr. Garrick, and his Irene, a Tragedy, they are very numerous, and in general short; and I have promised a complete editiou of them, * in which I shall with the utmost care ascertain their authenticity, and illustrate them with notes and various readings.

* This projected edition of the Poetical works Boswell does not seen to have executed.-Editor.

the malicious and scandalons aspersions of Mr.

Brooke, authour of Gustavus Vasa. acknowl. Marmor Norfolciense : or, an Essay on an ancient prophe

tical inscription in monkish rhyme, lately discovered near Lynne in Norfolk : by PROBUS BRITANNICUS. acknowl.

1740.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Life of Boerhaave. acknowl.
Address to the Reader. intern. evid.
Appeal to the Publick in behalf of the Editor. intern.

evid.
Considerations on the case of Dr. Trapp's Sermons; a
plansible attempt to prove that an authour's work may
be abridged without injuring his property. acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern. evid.
Life of Admiral Drake. acknowl.
Life of Admiral Blake. acknowl.
Life of Philip Barretier. acknowl.
Essay on Epitaphs. acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern. evid.
A free translation of the Jests of Hierocles, with an intro-

duction. intern. evid.
Debate on the Humble Petition and Advice of the Rump

Parliament to Cromwell in 1657, to assume the
Title of King; abridged, methodized and digested.

intern. evid.
Translation of Abbe Guyon's Dissertation on the Ama-

zons. intern. evid. Translation of Fontenelle's Panegyrick on Dr. Morin. intern. evid.

174).

1742.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern. evid.
Essay on the Account of the Conduct of the Duchess of

Marlborough. acknowl.

An Account of the Life of Peter Burman. acknowl.
The Life of Sydenham, afterwards prefixed to Dr. Swan's

Edition of his Works. acknowl.
Proposals for printing Bibliotheca Harleiana, or a Cata-

logue of the Library of the Earl of Oxford, after-
wards prefixed to the first Volume of that Catalogue,
in which the Latin Accounts of the Books were

written by him. acknowl. Abridgement, entitled, Foreign History. intern. erid. Essay on the description of China, from the French of Du

Halde. intern. evid.

1743. Dedication to Dr. Mead of Dr. James's Medicinal Dic

tionary. intern. evid.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern. evid.
Parliamentary Debates under the name of Debates in the

Senate of Lilliput, from Nov. 19, 1740, to Feb. 23,

1742-3, inclusive. acknowl. Considerations on the Dispute between Crousaz and War

burton on Pope's Essay on Man. intern. evid. A Letter, announcing that the Life of Mr. Savage was

speedily to be published by a person who was

favoured with his Confidence. intern. evid. Advertisement for Osborne concerning the Harleian Cata

logue. intern, evid.

1744. Life of Richard Savage. acknowl.

Preface to the Harleian Miscellany. acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface. intern. evid.

1745. Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth,

with remarks on Sir T. H.'s (Sir Thomas Hanmer's) Edition of Shakspeare, and proposals for a new Edition of that Poet. acknowl.

1747.

Plan for a Dictionary of the English LANGUAGE, addressed

to Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield, acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
1748. Life of Roscommon. acknowl.
Foreign History, November, intern. evid.

FOR MR. DODSLEY'S PRECEPTOR.
Preface. acknowl.
• Vision of Theodore the Hermit. acknowl.

1750.

The RAMBLER, the first Paper of which was published

20th of March this year, and the last 17th of March, 1752, the day on which Mrs. Johnson died.'

acknowl. Letter in the General Advertiser to excite the attention

of the Publick to the Performance of Comus, which was next day to be acted at Drury-Lane Playhouse

for the Benefit of Milton's Granddaughter, acknowl. Preface and Postscript to Lauder's Pamphlet, entitled,

An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in his Paradise Lost." acknowl.

1751

Life of Cheynel, in the Miscellany called “ The Student."

acknowl. Letter for Lauder, addressed to the Reverend Dr. John

Douglas, acknowledging his Fraud concerning Milton

in terms of suitable Contrition, acknowl. Dedication to the Earl of Middlesex, of Mrs. Charlotte

Lennox's “Female Quixotte." intern. evid.

1753

Dedication to John Earl of Orrery, of Shakspeare Illus

trated, by Mrs. Charlotte Lennox, acknowl. During this and the following year he wrote and gave to

his much loved friend Dr. Bathurst the Papers in the Adventurer, signed T. acknowl.

1754. Life of Edw. Cave in the Gentleman's Magazine.

acknowl.

1 This is a mistake. The last number of the Rambler appeared on the fourteenth of March, three days before Mrs. Johnson died. See vol. i., p. 178.—Malone,

P

WORKS OF DR. JOHNSON.

339

1755. A Dictionary, with a Grammar and History, of the

ENGLISH LANGUAGE. acknowl.
An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude

at Sea, by an exact Theory of the Variations of the
Magnetical Needle, with a Table of the Variations
at the most remarkable Cities in Europe, from the
year 1660 to 1760. acknowl. This he wrote for Mr.
Zachariah Williams, an ingenious ancient Welsh
gentleman, father of Mrs. Anna Williams, whom he
for many years kindly lodged in his house. It was
published with a Translation into Italian by Signor
Baretti. In a Copy of it which he presented to the
Bodleian Library at Oxford, is pasted a character of
the late Mr. Zachariah Williams, plainly written by
Johnson. intern. cvid.

1756. An Abridgement of his Dictionary. acknowl.

Several Essays in the Universal Visiter, which there is

some difficulty in ascertaining. All that are marked
with two Asterisks have been ascribed to him, al-
though I am confident from internal Evidence, that
we should except from these “ The Life of Chaucer,"
“Reflections on the State of Portugal,” and “ An
Essay on Architecture:" And from the same evi-
dence I am confident that he wrote “Further
Thoughts on Agriculture," and "A Dissertation on
the State of Literature and Authours." The Dis-
sertation on the Epitaphs written by Pope he after-

wards acknowledged, and added to his “Idler.”
Life of Sir Thomas Browne prefixed to a new Edition of

his Christian Morals. acknowl.
In the LITERARY MAGAZINE: or, UNIVERSAL REVIEW, which

began in January, 1756. His ORIGINAL Essays are,
The Preliminary Address, intern. evid.
An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain.

intern. evid.
Remarks on the Militia Bill. intern. evid.
Observations on his Britannick Majesty's Treaties with

the Empress of Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse
Cassel. intern, evidl.

« PreviousContinue »