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Johnson leaves the Isle of Sky. – A Storm. Driven into

Col. — His Appearance on a Sheltie. Sea Sickness.
« Burnet's Own Times.” — Rev. Hector M.Lean. — Bayle,
Leibnitz, and Clarke. Survey of Col.

Grissipol.
Cucumbers. — Insular Life. Song, “ Hatyin foam' eri."

Breacacha. - Johnson's Power of Ridicule. Happiness in a Cottage. Advice to Landlords. Pretended Brother of Johnson. Carte's Life of Ormond. - Family of Col. - Letters by Montrose

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CHAPTER II.

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Col. - Blenheim. - Tenants and Landlords. London and

Pekin. Superstitions. Coarse Manners. — Bustle not
necessary to Despatch. Oats. Mull. Addison.
French Ana.- Racine. Corneille. - Molière. Fenelon.
Voltaire. Bossuet Massillon. Bourdaloue. A
Printing House. Erse Poetry. - Music. - Reception of
Travellers. Spence. Miss Maclean. Account of
Mull. — Ulva. - Second Sight. - Murcheta Mulierum.
Inch-Kenneth. Sir Allan Maclean. — Sunday Reading.

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THE

L I F E

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

CHAPTER I.

1773.

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Johnson leaves the Isle of Sky. A Storm. Driven

into Col. His Appearance on a Sheltie. Sea Sickness. -"Burnet's Own Times.”_Rev. Hector M Lean. Bayle, Leibnitz, and Clarke.

Survey of Col. Grissipol. Cucumbers. Insular Life. Song,

Hatyin foam' eri.” Breachaca. - Johnson's power of ridicule. - Happiness in a Cottage. Advice to Landlords.- Pretended Brother of Johnson. Carte's Life of Ormond. Family of Col.

- Letters by Montrose.

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Sunday, Oct. 3. - Joseph reported that the wind was still against us. Dr. Johnson said, “ A wind, or not a wind ? that is the question;" for he can amuse himself at times with a little play of words, or rather sentences. I remember when he turned his cup at Aberbrothick, where we drank tea, he muttered, Claudite jam rivos, pueri. I must again and again apologize to fastidious readers, for recording such minute particulars. They prove the

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