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A Chronological Catalogue of the

-The Cadet, a Military Treatise.'-'The Conduct of the Ministry relating to the present War impartially examined.' intern. evid.

'Mrs. Lennox's Translation of Sully's Memoirs.'-' Letter on the Case of Admiral Byng.'-' Appeal to the People concerning Admiral Byng.'-'Hanway's Eight Days' Journey, and Essay on Tea.'-'Some further Particulars in Relation to the Case of Admiral Byng, by a Gentleman of Oxford.' acknowl.

Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry Answer to the Review of his Essay on Tea, Johnson in the same Collection made a Reply to it. acknowl. This is the only Instance, it is believed, when he condescended to take Notice of any Thing that had been written against him; and here his chief Intention seems to have been to make Sport.

Dedication to the Earl of Rochford of, and Preface to, Mr.

Payne's Introduction to the Game of Draughts. acknowl. Introduction to the London Chronicle, an Evening Paper which still subsists with deserved credit. acknowl.

1757. Speech on the Subject of an Address to the Throne after the Expedition to Rochefort; delivered by one of his Friends in some publick Meeting: it is printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for October 1785. intern. evid. The first two Paragraphs of the Preface to Sir William Chambers's Designs of Chinese Buildings, &c. acknowl. 1758. THE IDLER, which began April 5, in this year, and was continued till April 5, 1760. acknowl.

An Essay on the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers was added to it when published in Volumes. acknowl.

1759. Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia, a Tale. acknowl.

Advertisement for the Proprietors of the Idler against cer-
tain Persons who pirated those Papers as they came out
singly in a Newspaper called the Universal Chronicle or
Weekly Gazette. intern. evid.

For Mrs. Charlotte Lennox's English Version of Brumoy,
-'A Dissertation on the Greek Comedy,' and the Gen-
eral Conclusion of the Book. intern. evid.
Introduction to the World Displayed, a Collection of Voy-
ages and Travels. acknowl.

Three

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Three Letters in the Gazetteer, concerning the best plan for

Blackfriars Bridge. acknowl.

1760. Address of the Painters to George III. on his Accession to the Throne. intern. evid

Dedication of Baretti's Italian and English Dictionary to
the Marquis of Abreu, then Envoy-Extraordinary from
Spain at the Court of Great-Britain. intern, evid.
Review in the Gentleman's Magazine of Mr. Tytler's acute
and able Vindication of Mary Queen of Scots. acknowl.
Introduction to the Proceedings of the Committee for
Cloathing the French Prisoners. acknowl.

1761. Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. acknowl.

Corrections and Improvements for Mr. Gwyn the Archi

tect's Pamphlet, intitled 'Thoughts on the Coronation of George III.' acknowl.

1762. Dedication to the King of the Reverend Dr. Kennedy's Complete System of Astronomical Chronology, unfolding the Scriptures, Quarto Edition. acknowl.

Concluding Paragraph of that Work. intern. evid.

Preface to the Catalogue of the Artists' Exhibition. intern. evid.

1763. Character of Collins in the Poetical Calendar, published by

Fawkes and Woty. acknowl.

Dedication to the Earl of Shaftesbury of the Edition of
Roger Ascham's English Works, published by the Rev-
erend Mr. Bennet. acknowl.

The Life of Ascham, also prefixed to that edition. acknowl.
Review of Telemachus, a Masque, by the Reverend George

Graham of Eton College, in the Critical Review. ac-
knowl.

Dedication to the Queen of Mr. Hoole's Translation of
Tasso. acknowl.

Account of the Detection of the Imposture of the Cock-
Lane Ghost, published in the Newspapers and Gentle-
man's Magazine. acknowl.

1764. Part of a Review of Grainger's 'Sugar Cane, a Poem,' in the

London Chronicle. acknowl.

Review of Goldsmith's Traveller, a Poem, in the Critical

Review. acknowl.

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A Chronological Catalogue of the

1765. The Plays of William Shakspeare, in eight volumes, 8vo. with Notes. acknowl.

1766. The Fountains, a Fairy Tale, in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies.

acknowl.

1767. Dedication to the King of Mr. Adams's Treatise on the Globes. acknowl.

1769. Character of the Reverend Mr. Zachariah Mudge, in the London Chronicle. acknowl.

1770. The False Alarm. acknowl.

1771. Thoughts on the late Transactions respecting Falkland's Islands. acknowl.

1772. Defence of a Schoolmaster; dictated to me for the House of Lords. acknowl.

Argument in Support of the Law of Vicious Intromission; dictated to me for the Court of Session in Scotland. acknowl.

1773. Preface to Macbean's 'Dictionary of Ancient Geography.' acknowl.

Argument in Favour of the Rights of Lay Patrons ; dictated to me for the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. acknowl.

1774. The Patriot. acknowl.

1775. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. acknowl. Proposals for publishing the Works of Mrs. Charlotte Lennox, in Three Volumes Quarto. acknowl.

Preface to Baretti's Easy Lessons in Italian and English.
intern, evid

Taxation no Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and
Address of the American Congress. acknowl.

Argument on the Case of Dr. Memis; dictated to me for
the Court of Session in Scotland. acknowl.

Argument to prove that the Corporation of Stirling was corrupt; dictated to me for the House of Lords. acknowl. 1776. Argument in Support of the Right of immediate, and personal reprehension from the Pulpit; dictated to me. acknowl.

Proposals for publishing an Analysis of the Scotch Celtick Language, by the Reverend William Shaw. acknowl. 1777. Dedication to the King of the Posthumous Works of Dr. Pearce, Bishop of Rochester. acknowl.

Additions

Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

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Additions to the Life and Character of that Prelate; pre

fixed to those Works. acknowl.

Various Papers and Letters in Favour of the Reverend Dr.
Dodd. acknowl.

1780. Advertisement for his Friend Mr. Thrale to the Worthy Electors of the Borough of Southwark. acknowl.

The first Paragraph of Mr. Thomas Davies's Life of Garrick. acknowl.

1781. Prefaces Biographical and Critical to the Works of the most eminent English Poets; afterwards published with the Title of Lives of the English Poets'. acknowl.

Argument on the Importance of the Registration of Deeds; dictated to me for an Election Committee of the House of Commons. acknowl.

On the Distinction between TORY and WHIG; dictated to me. acknowl.

On Vicarious Punishments, and the great Propitiation for the Sins of the World, by JESUS CHRIST; dictated to me. acknowl.

Argument in favour of Joseph Knight, an African Negro,

who claimed his Liberty in the Court of Session in Scotland, and obtained it; dictated to me. acknowl. Defence of Mr. Robertson, Printer of the Caledonian Mercury, against the Society of Procurators in Edinburgh, for having inserted in his Paper a ludicrous Paragraph against them; demonstrating that it was not an injurious Libel; dictated to me. acknowl.

1782. The greatest part, if not the whole, of a Reply, by the Reverend Mr. Shaw, to a Person at Edinburgh, of the Name of Clark, refuting his arguments for the authenticity of the Poems published by Mr. James Macpherson as Translations from Ossian. intern, evid.

1784. List of the Authours of the Universal History, deposited in the British Museum, and printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for December, this year. acknowl.

'The first four volumes of the Lives were published in 1779, the last six in 1781.

Various

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A Chronological Catalogue, &c.

Various Years.

Letters to Mrs. Thrale. acknowl.

Prayers and Meditations, which he delivered to the Rev.
Mr. Strahan, enjoining him to publish them. acknowl.
Sermons left for Publication by John Taylor, LL.D. Pre-
bendary of Westminster, and given to the World by the
Reverend 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.

JAMES BOSWELL.

'After my death I wish no other herald,
'No other speaker of my living actions,
'To keep mine honour from corruption,

'But such an honest chronicler as Griffith '.'

SHAKSPEARE, Henry VIII. [Act IV. Sc. 2.]

'See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs. Thrale, dated Ostick in Skie, September 30, 1773- Boswell writes a regular Journal of our travels, which I think contains as much of what I say and do, as of all other occurrences together; "for such a faithful chronicler is Griffith."' BOSWELL. See Piozzi Letters, i. 159, where however we read 'as Griffith!

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