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1784. List of the Authours of the Universal History, de
posited in the British Museum, and printed in the
Rev. Mr. Strahan, enjoining him to publish them.
acknowl. Sermons, left for Publication by John Taylor, LL.D.
Prebendary of Westminster, and given to the World by the Rev. Samuel Hayes, A.M. intern. evid.
Such was the number and variety of the Prose Works of this extraordinary man, which I have been able to discover, and am at liberty to mention; but we ought to keep in mind, that there must undoubtedly have been many more which are yet concealed ; and we may add to the account, the numerous Letters which he wrote, of which a considerable part are yet unpublished. It is hoped that those persons in whose possession they are, will favour the world with them.
1 To this List of the Writings of Dr. Johnson, Mr. Alexander Chalmers, with considerable probability, suggests to me that we may add the following:
IN THE GEXTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. 1747. Lauder's Proposals for printing the Adamus Exul of Grotius.
Vol. 20, p. 404. 1750. Address to the Publick, concerning Miss Williams's Miscellanies.
Vol. 20, p. 428. 1753. Preface.
Notice of Mr. Edward Cave's death, inserted in the last page of
IN THE LITERARY MAGAZINE. 1756. “Observations on the foregoing letter;" i.e. A letter on the
American Colonies. Vol. 1, p. 66.-Malone.
CHIEFLY FROM DR. JOHNSON TO DIFFERENT PERSONS,
From June 25th, 1781, to October 13th, 1784; published by
Mr. Croker in the first and subsequent editions of his Boswell's “ Life of Johnson."
TO MISS REYNOLDS.
“ June 25, 1781. “ DEAR MADAM,
“You may give the book to Miss Horneck, and I will give you another for yourself.
“I am afraid there is no hope of Mrs. Thrale’s custom for your pictures ; but, if you please, I will mention it. She cannot make a pension out of her jointure.
"I will bring the papers myself. I am, Madam, your most humble servant,
“SAM. Johnson.” Reynolds MSS.
TO MISS REYNOLDS.
“Bolt Court, July 21, 1781. “ DEAREST MADAM,
“ There is in these (papers ?] such force of comprehension, such nicety of observation, as Locke or Pascal might be