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Chronicle, The London, Johnson, Johnson's sentiments with re-

writes Introduction to, i. 249. gard to, iv. 319.
- the Universal, a weekly news Clarissa, Johnson beg: Richardson
paper in which the Idler essays to give an Index Rerum to, i. 392.
were published, i. 258.

Classics, Addison's quotations from
Churchill, his poetry depreciated the, ii. 316.

by Johnson, i. 332, 333; his Clenard, Nicholas, his Greek
prophecy of famine, 333 ; at Grammar and other works,
tacks Johnson in a scurrilous account of, ii. 440 n.
manner, ii. 18.

Clergymen, Johnson's ideas of the
Churton, Rev. Ralph, on the burial fitting dress and demeanour of,

service, iv. 148, his remarks on iv. 36, 37.
Boswell's work, 371.

Clerk, Sir Philip Jennings, his
Cibber, Colley, account of, i. 319 “ ancient ruffles and modern

n. 199 ; his Apology praised by principles," iv. 40.
Johnson as “very entertaining," Clifton's eating-house in Butcher
ii. 95, iii. 113; Cibber himself" a Row, i. 318.
poor creature," 95; Johnson's Clive, Lord, a strong-minded man,
contempt for, 311; his Lives of iii. 334.
the Poets compiled by Shiels, Club, the Ivy Lane, formed by
iii, 80, 470; his acts criticized Johnson, i. 41; iv. 181.
by Johnson, 208.

- the Literary, founded by Rey-
- Theophilus, his share in the nolds and Johnson, ii. 2, 32, 388;
compilation of the Lives of the “holds well together," 35, 221;
Poets, iii. 472.

Boswell elected amember of, 224;
Cicero, quoted by Burke, and when Johnson begs Goldsmith's
applied to Johnson, iv. 285.

pardon, 239, 294, 315 ; its num-
Civilization, this word introduced bers augmented, iii. 140 n.; ac-

into the Dictionary by Todd, ii. count of a conversation at, 247-
152,

54; the members present, 247
Claims, those of justice and those n. ; a noted meeting of, when
of affection, iii. 21.

there was an altercation between
Clans, Johnson desires to know the Johnson and Beauclerk, 376;
order of, ii. 250.

rules of election in, 150, iv. 43;
Clarendon, his style discussed, iii. Johnson present at for the last

270 ; his description of Lord time, 240.
Falkland quoted and applied to - Queen's Arms, St. Paul's
Johnson, iv. 332.

Churchyard, iv. 44.
Clarendon Press, the, origin of, - Old Street, iv. 128.

and complaint of mismanage - Essex Head, iv. 182; mem-
ment, iii. 14 n.; Johnson dis bers of, 182 n.; Johnson at,
cusses the management of, with 200; his anxiety about when
Dr. Wetherell, iii. 28.

absent, 263, 269.
Claret, a hogshead of, presented - Blue Stocking, the origin of,
to the Club by Dr. Barnard, iii.

iv. 61.
254; Johnson chosen to write - Eumelian, founded by Dr.
the request for another, 254.

Ash, iv. 302.
Clark, Mr. Alderman, Johnson - Johnson's definition of a, iv.

proposes as a member of the 184 n.

Essex Head Club, iv. 185. Clubable man, Johnson called
Clarke, Dr., unorthodox, iii. 262; ! Boswell a very, iv. 183.

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Coat, Goldsmith's bloom-coloured, ! Compiègne, visited, ii. 363.
ii. 89, 90.

1. Composition, Johnson's, iv. l;
Cobb, Mrs., one of the Lichfield | amendments in, 4 n. ; Johnson
ladies, iji. 49, 399 n.

says a man should begin to
Cock•lane ghost, this imposture write soon, iii. 435. .
detected by Johnson, i. 323;

Compton, Rev. J., Johnson's kind.
account of, iii. 277.

ness to, iv. 366, 367.
Cohausen, John Henry, author of | Concoction, the, of a play, an ex.

Hermippus Redivivus, i. 331. pression used by Dryden, in his
Coke, Lord, a mere lawyer, ii. 155. preface to Edipus, iii. 272; and
Colchester, Johnson and Boswell by Garrick, 272 n.
at, i. 371.

Condolence, Johnson's letter of, to
Collectanea, by Dr. Maxwell, ii. Mrs. Thrale, iii. 468.
116-31.

Conduct, rules and resolutions for,
Collections of editions of books, i. 280.
Johnson advises, iv, 203.

Confession, Johnson on, ii. 106.
Collins, the poet, his dreadful de Congé d'élire, the force of a, iv.
pression, i. 214 n., 304.

237 n.
Collier, Jeremy, Johnson alludes Congratulations and good wishes
to, iv. 210.

for the new year, iii. 233, 234.
Colman's Random Records quoted, Congreve, Charles, Johnson's

giving a description of Johnson schoolfellow, i. 19; "always
and Gibbon, iii. 97 n.

muddy,” jji. 43.
Colman, Mr., bis letter from Lexi — W., the poet, fine passages
phanes, iv. 295.

in his Mourning Bride, i, 309,
Colonsay, Little and Old, Boswell ii. 90, 91, 98 ; quoted, 214;

proposes to Johnson to buy it, various readings in Johnson's
and found a college there, iii. Life of, iv. 19.
167.

Connoisseur, The, an amusing pe-
Colson, Rev. John, Johnson recom riodical paper, i. 334.
mended to, i, 67.

Connor, Charles O’, letters from
Columbiade, The, an epic poem by Johnson to, i. 251, iii. 146.

Madame du Boccage, iv. 243. Conscience, Johnson's tenderness
Comedy, the great end of, making of, ii. 5, iv. 303-5.

the audience merry, ii. 220. Contentment, Johnson on, iv, 289.
Commentaries, Johnson recom Contractions, Johnson's, of his

mended Lowth and Patrick on friends' names, ii. 240.
the Old, and Hammond on the Convents, Johnson on the propriety
New Testament, iii. 101.

of allowing, ii. 27.
Commerce, Dictionary of, by Rolt, Conversation, Johnson's, i. 5-8;

Johnson's Preface to, ii. 315. Archdeacon Secker on, quoted,
Commons, House of, Johnson's 8; the vigour of Johnson's,

friends endeavour to get him a 313; likened to a bowl of punch,
seat in, ii. 134, 135 n.; he would

260; specimens of Johnson's, ii.
gladly have entered, 136; Bo 29-31; Johnson's, with George
lingbroke's description of, iii. III., 51-55; an account of this,

published separately by Bos
Comparison. Certain men are no well, 52 n.; Johnson's own ac-
more to be compared than a count of, 56; Goldsmith's, on a
stately horse with the fly that

certain occasion, "overflowed
stings it, i. 204.

and drowned” one of the party,

251.

ii. 123; Goldsmith's constant Groot, the nephew of Grotius,
attempts to shine in, 217, 218, iii. 158.
239; Johnson's great success Corps, Il y a tant d'esprit, que je
in, 218; Johnson thinks, to n'ai pas vu de corps," said of a
be good, implies contest, iii. 30; preacher, ii. 226 n.
Johnson's, deseribed by Dr. Correspondence, Boswell's, with
Percy, 320, iv. 13; Pope's, not Johnson, ii. 21.
renowned, 13; Johnson's defini. Corsica, Johnson encourages Bos-
tion of the happiest, 14 ; story well to publish his Tour in, ii.
of the man who had none, 42; a 27 ; its publication, 60; Boswell's
trial of skill, 64; requires know account of, and Tour in, Gray's
ledge, a command of words, letter to Walpole on, quoted,
imagination, presence of mind, 60; Mr. Trevelyanon, 60;
a resolution not overcome by Boswell wears this name on his
failures, 112; and talk, distin hat at the Shakespeare Jubilee,
guished, 127 ; Burke, on Lang 78; Johnson advises Boswell
ton's accusing Johnson of rough “ to clear his head of," 78 n.;
ness in, 205.

account of, Preface to, quoted
Converts, from Protestantism to by Boswell himself, 79; John-

Popery and from Popery to Pro son's praise of, 80.

testantism compared, ii. 107. Corsicans, their bravery extolled
Convocation, Johnson advocates its by Boswell and denied by John-
restoration, i. 369.

son, ii. 87.
Convulsive motions of Johnson, i. Corycius Senex, Virgil's saying of,
103, 104.

applied to Burke, iv. 117.
Cookery, Johnson thinks himself a Cotterell, Captain Charles, i. 187.

judge of, i. 373; discussion on, - the Misses, visited by John-
iii. 293; the best book on, son, Reynolds meets Johnson
293.

at their house, 187 n.
Cook, Captain, his great accuracy, Country; they who are content to

iii. 62; his voyage round the live in the country are fit for the
world, iii. 205.

country, iv. 249; Johnson on
Cooper, John Gilbert, called by life in the, ii. 185, iii. 203 : no

Johnson Punchinello, ii. 127; wise man will live in the, 266 ;

the affected gentleman, iii. 180. iv. 155; life, Johnson cannot
Copy-money, in Italy first received like, iv. 285.
by Baretti, iii. 190.

Courage, instances of Johnson's,
Corbett, Mr. Andrew, and his son, ii. 277, 278; mechanical and

in connection with Johnson's re acquired, iii. 276. i
sidence at Oxford, i. 30.

Courayer, Dr. Le, bis History of
Corelli, said to have come to Eng. the Council of Trent, i. 71.

land to see Purcell, ii. 313 n. Court, Johnson's, Fleet Street,
Coriat, Tom, his travels, under the Boswell and Beauclerk have a
title of “ Crudities," ii. 170.

veneration for, ii. 216.
Cork, Earl of, Johnson describes, Courtenay, Mr., his verses on
jii. 208.

Johnson, i. 33, 34; his moral
Corn laws,“ What, Sir, would you and literary character of Dr.

prevent any people from feeding Johnson, 168 ; his poetical cha-
themselves, if by any honest racter of Dr. Johnson, 247.

means they can do it ?" ii. 128. | Coverley, Sir Roger det, his cha-
Cornwallis, Archbishop, assists De L racter delights Johnsoin, ii. 336.

Cowdray, visited by Johnson, iv. , Cross readings, Caleb Whitefoord's
107.

amusing, iv. 237.
Cowley, Johnson's Life of, John. Crown and Anchor, dinner at, with

son thinks the best of the Lives, Johnson, Reynolds, &c., ii. 87.
iv. 4; various readings in the Crouch, Mrs.," the celebrated,"
Life of, 4.

iv. 159.
Coxcomb, once a coxcomb always | Crousaz and Warburton, their
one, ii. 127.

dispute on Pope's Essay on Man,
Coxeter, Thomas, collected 500 Considerations on, by Johnson,

volumes towards a collection he i. 114.
proposed of English poets, iii. Crudities, by Tom Coriat, ii. 170.
187.

Cruikshank, Mr., Johnson writes
Crabbe, Rev. George, sends his to, from Ashbourne, iv. 275;

poem, The Village, to Johnson attends Johnson in his last ill-
for revision, iv. 119; Johnson ness, iv. 169; Johnson leaves

confident of his success, 119 n. him a book as a remembrance,
Cradock, Mr., author of Zobeide, 309.

a tragedy, iji. 86; his admira Cui bono, a, man, Dr. Shaw's dis-
tion of Johnson's conversation, like to, iv. 64.
87.

Cullen, Dr., consulted by Boswell
Crashaw, epigram by, quoted, iii. for Johnson, iv. 191.
309.

- Mr., afterwards Lord, a great
Critic, an eminent, “ no doubt Mr. mimic, ii. 151.

Malone,” on Mrs. Piozzi's Anec Culloden, no quarter given at, ii.
dotes, iv. 251, 252.

340 ; the Macdonalds attribute
Critical Review, the, i. 324; John the loss of the day to their clan
son writes in, 326.

not being given its place on
Criticism, elements of, a pretty the right of the others, 250 n.

essay, i. 312; Johnson on, ii. Cumberland, Richard, his Me-
62-4 ; on Gray's Elegy, an imi moirs quoted on Johnson's early
tation of Johnson's style, iv. difficulties, i. 68; his odes pub-
299.

lished, iii. 90; "a million,"
€13ft, Rev. Herbert, his style says Johnson, when speaking of

des&ribed by Burke, iv. 21; the want of company, iv, 292.
his Family Discourses, 220; his

the Duchess of, account of,
advice to a pupil always to read ii. 211 n.; Goldsmith's compli-
a book through, 226.

ment to, in his play, ii. 211;
Croker, Ally, an Irish song, cele Paoli's neat saying on the oc-

brating a well-known beauty, casion, ibid.
iii. 265.

Currat Lex, the motto chosen by
Crompton. Mr., the master of the Johnson for Dr. Dodd's picture,

school at Solihull, who “ huffed iv. 141.
the ffeoffees," j, 58.

Curates, their small stipends, iii.
Cromwell, Oliver, Johnson's de 170.

sign of writing the Life of, iv. Curiosities picked up by Johnson
166.

in Scotland, ii. 250 n.
Crosbie, Mr. Andrew, talks learn. Curiosity, the distinguishing mark

edly of alchemy with Johnson, of a generous mind,“ the thirst
ii. 341.

of the soul,” i. 53.
Crossbow, 'argument like an arrow | “ Curll, must have a special care
from a crossbow, iv. 206.

to leave the margin wide,” i. 103.

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Curran, his imitation of Mr. Grat- 1

tan's manners described by

Byron, ii. 299.
Cust, Francis Cockayne, his story

about Savage, i. 125.

Dacier, Madame, her prose trans-

lation of Homer, iii. 333.
Dæmonology, by King James, iii.

374.
Daline, Olof, his history of Sweden

commended, ii. 153.
Dalrymple, Sir David. See Lord

Hailes.
— Sir John, his Memoirs of
Great Britain and Ireland, ii.
199; an honest man, but his

writings mere bounce, 200.
Dalzel, Professor, on Johnson's

knowledge of Greek, iv. 293.
Dance, report that Johnson was
learning to, iv. 39, 40.

- Mr., the architect, ii. 156.
Dante, the “divini poetae," quoted

by Boswell, iii. 246.
Darteneuf, Charles, an epicure,

iii. 32 11.
Davies, Mr. Thomas, his book-

seller's shop at No. 8, Russell
Street, i. 309; introduces Bos-
well to Jolinson, 311; encou-
rages Boswell to follow up the
introduction, 313; his pretty
wife, ii. 6; his sympathies with
Baretti, 96, 97; publishes some
writings of Johnson without
authority, 251; entertains John-
son, Boswell, &c., at dinner,
311 ; his retiring from the stage,
iii. 242; his benefit, 262 n.;
his entertaining memoirs of
Garrick, 418; dressed as the
Thane of Ross, 431 ; Johnson's
letter to, in his illness, and his
cordial regard for, iv. 162; John-
son's affectionate letter to, from

Ashbourne, 276.
Dashwood, Sir Henry, marries

the beautiful Miss Graham, iïi.

395.
Dawkins, Henry, mentioned as an

instance of the enjoyment of
wealth, iv. 76.
Dean, Richard, his work, main-

taining the Future Life of Brute

Creatures, ii. 66.
Death, Johnson on violent, i. 262;

conversation on, ii. 107, 108;
not death, but life that is impor-
tant, 108; Johnson's annoyance
at the discussion of the subject,
108; his fear of, explained,
278; the gate of life, iii. 301;
the fear of, discussed, Johnson's
horror of, 183, 302, iv. 202, 220,
302 ; who can run tbe race with ?
270; Johnson's, 320; his wife's,

i. 178-86.
Debates, Johnson's parliamentary,

i. 79, 80, 109, 110; editor's note
on the history of, 409-13; Mr.
Nichols gives an account of
Johnson's conversation about,

shortly before his death, iv. 313.
Debt, Johnson arrested for, i. 238;

a calamity, not merely an incon-

venience, iv. 100.
De Claris Oratoribus, Johnson

would have made an admirable

work on, iv. 232.
Dedication to the Earl of Orrery

for Mrs. Lenox, i. 196; to the
Queen for Mr. Hoole's Tasso,
304 ; to the Marquis of Abreu for
Mr. Baretti's Dictionary, 279;
to the King for Dr. Kennedy's
Astronomical Chronology, 290;
to the Earl of Middlesex for Mrs.
Lenox's Female Quixote. 291 :
to the Earl of Shaftesbury for
Mr. Bennet's edition of Ascham's
English works (said to have been
in reality edited by Johnson),
381; to Edward Duke of York
for some Music for the German
Flute, ii. 21; to the King for
Gwyn's London and Westminster
Improved, 41 ; to the King for
Mr. Adams' Treatise on the
Globes, 59; for Angel's Short-
Hand, 212; for Mr. Derby,
iii. 147

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