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AUGUST 23.—Dr. Johnson made a burgess of Aberdeen. Dinner at Sir Alexander
Gordon's. Warburton's powers of invective. His “Doctrine of Grace.”
Locke's verses. Fingal
AUGUST 26.—Lord Monboddo. Use and importance of wealth. Elgin. Macbeth's
Reasonableness of ecclesiastical subscription. Family worship
and Lowth. Dinner at Sir Eyre Coote's. Arab and English soldiers compared.
The stage. Mr. Garrick, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Clive. Inverness
new words. Dr. Johnson's Dictionary
August 31.-Anoch. Emigration. Goldsmith. Poets and soldiers compared.
Life of a sailor. Landlord's daughter at Anoch
a little while by the author on a wild plain. Wretched inn at Glenelg
Johnson's Latin ode on the Isle of Sky. Isaac Hawkins Browne
Latin ode to Mrs. Thrale
live in the country. Dr. Macpherson's Dissertations. Second sight
Rasay. Fingal. Homer. Elegant and gay entertainment at Rasay
SEPTEMBER 22.- Subterraneous house and vast cave in Ulinish. Swift's Lord
Orrery. Defects as well as virtues the proper subject of biography, though the
the lives of literary men. Fingal denied to be genuine, and pleasantly ridiculed
by a new mode of public appearance. Garrick. Mrs. Montagu's Essay on
yard. Arrive at Talisker. Presbyterian clergy deficient in learning
Hailes. Historical impartiality. Whiggism unbecoming in a clergyman
Good-fellowship carried to excess
Jacobite song. Lady Margaret Macdonald adored in Sky. Different views of
the same subject at different times. Self-deception
gaiety with a Highland lady
thatching. Dangerous to increase the price of labour. Arrive at Ostig. Dr.
Macpherson's Latin poetry.
OCTOBER 11.- Arrive in Mull. Addison's “Remarks on Italy." Addison not much
conversant with Italian literature. The French masters of the art of accom-
trance into hell compared to a printing-house
settling our affairs so as to be always prepared for death. Religion and lite-
of the traveliers in their progress. Spence
in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. Macquarrie's in Ulva. Captain Macleod.
which the sale of an estate may be set aside in a conrt of equity
OCTOBER 23.-Dr. Johnson presented to the Duke of Argyle. Grandeur of his
grace's seat. The author possesses himseif in an embarrassing situation.
and bad practice
NOVEMBER 4.-Auchinleck. Cattle without horns. Composure of mind, how far
SUMMARY ACCOUNT of the manner in which Dr. Johnson spent nis time from
November 12 to November 21. Lord Mansfield, Mr. Richardson. The private
William Forbes to the author. Conclusion