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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

FRONTISPIECE, JOHNSON AT LORD CHESTERFIELD'S.

TITLE-PAGE, PORTRAIT OF JOHNSON, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, 1756.

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PORTRAIT OF SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS, FROM A PAINTING BY HIMSELF
PORTRAIT OF JAMES BOSWELL, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
PORTRAIT OF EDMUND MALONE, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
BIRTHPLACE OF DR. JOHNSON, FROM AN OLD PRINT

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PORTRAIT OF MICHAEL JOHNSON, FROM AN ORIGINAL DRAWING
JOHNSON LISTENING TO SACHEVEREL PREACHING, FROM THE MONUMENT AT LICHFIELD
PARLOUR IN THE HOUSE WHERE DR. JOHNSON WAS BORN, FROM AN ORIGINAL SKETCH,
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LICHFIELD SCHOOL, FROM AN ENGRAVING IN THE "GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE"
JOHNSON BORNE BY HIS SCHOOLFELLOWS, FROM THE MONUMENT AT LICHFIELD
PORTRAIT OF PARSON FORD, FROM A PICTURE BY HOGARTH
CHRIST-CHURCH MEADOW, FROM AN ORIGINAL SKETCH, 1845

PEMBROKE COLLEGE GATEWAY, FROM A PRINT

VIEW OF LICHfield, 1730, FROM AN OLD PRINT
MARKET-BOSWORTH SCHOOL, FROM AN OLD PRINT
VIEW OF BIRMINGHAM, 1730, FROM AN OLD PRINT

PORTRAIT OF EDWARD CAVE, FROM A DRAWING BY F. KYTE
PORTRAIT OF MRS. JOHNSON, FROM A SCARCE PRINT.

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EDIAL HOUSE, FROM AN ENGRAVING BY PYE.

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ST. JOHN'S GATEWAY, FROM AN ETCHING BY CARTER

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PORTRAIT OF REV. JOHN COLSON, FROM AN ORIGINAL DRAWING

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PORTRAIT OF ROBERT DODSLEY, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

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JOHNSON, RICHARDSON, AND HOGARTH

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PORTRAIT OF DR. BIRCH, FROM A PAINTING BY J. WILLS

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PORTRAIT OF LORD CHESTERFIELD, FROM A PAINTING BY O. HUMPHRY

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PORTRAIT OF LORD LOVAT, FROM A PAINTING BY W. HOGARTH

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DR. JOHNSON'S RESIDENCE IN Gough Square, FROM AN ORIGINAL SKETCH, 1851
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, 1748, FROM A CONTEMPORARY DRAWING
PORTRAIT OF DAVID GARRICK, FROM A CONTEMPORARY PRINT

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THE GREEN-ROOM OF DRURY-LANE THEATRE, FROM A PAINTING BY ZOFFANY
JOHNSON, BRAUCLERK, AND LANGTON, AT COVENT GARDEN

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PORTRAIT OF BENNET LANGTON, FROM A DRAWING BY A. WIVELL .

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PORTRAIT OF TOPHAM BEAUCLERK, FROM A PRINT
CHESTERFIELD HOUSE, FROM A DRAWING BY S. WALE
PORTRAIT OF REV. THOMAS WARTON, FROM A PRINT

KETTEL HALL, FROM A SKETCH

RESIDENCE OF MR. WISE, AT ELLSFIELD, FROM AN ENGRAVING BY C. T. SMITH
OSENEY ABBEY, FROM AN OLD PRINT

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REWLEY ABBEY, FROM A DRAWING IN THE BODLEIAN LIBRARY
PORTRAIT OF SAMUEL RICHARDSON, FROM A DRAWING BY CHAMBERLEN
PORTRAIT OF DR. BURNEY, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

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DR. JOHNSON AND FRANCIS BARBER, FROM A CONTEMPORARY DRAWING BY C. TOMKINS 187 BLACKFRIARS BRIDGE, FROM A PRINT

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PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH BARETTI, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
PORTRAIT OF LORD BUTE, FROM A DRAWING BY RAMSAY

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PORTRAIT OF THOMAS SHERIDAN, FROM A PAINTING BY STEWART

No. 8, RUSSELL STREET, COVENT GARDEN, FROM A SKETCH.
PORTRAIT OF THOMAS DAVIES, FROM A DRAWING BY HICKEY.
JOHNSON AND BOSWELL AT THE MITRE.

PORTRAIT OF COLLEY CIBBER, FROM A PAINTING BY VANLOO.
SCENE OF THE COCK-LANE GHOST'S EXPLOITS, FROM A PRIVATE ETCHING
JOHNSON READING THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD

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DR. JOHNSON'S CHAIR, FROM AN ORIGINAL DRAWING BY MISS REYNOLDS
PORTRAIT OF JOSEPH WARTON, D.D., FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS
THE TEMPLE STAIRS, FROM AN OLD PRINT.

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MR. THRALE'S HOUSE, AT STREATHAM, FROM AN ENGRAVING BY ELLIS
DR. PERCY, FROM A PAINTING BY SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS

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PORTRAITS OF MR. AND MRS. THRALE, FROM AN ENGRAVING

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Every liberal motive that can actuate an Author in the dedication of his labours, concurs in directing me to you, as the person to whom the following Work should be inscribed.

If there be a pleasure in celebrating the distinguished merit of a contemporary, mixed with a certain degree of vanity not altogether inexcusable, in appearing fully sensible of it, where can I find one, in complimenting whom I can with more general approbation gratify those feelings? Your excellence, not only in the art over which you have long presided with unrivalled fame, but also in Philosophy and elegant Literature, is well known to the present, and will continue to be the admiration of future ages. Your equal and placid temper, your variety of conversation, your true politeness, by which you are so amiable in private society, and that enlarged hospitality which has long made your house a common centre of union for the great, the accom

plished, the learned, and the ingenious; all these qualities I can, in perfect confidence of not being accused of flattery, ascribe to you.

If a man may indulge an honest pride in having it known to the world that he has been thought worthy of particular attention by a person of the first eminence in the age in which he lived, whose company has been universally courted, I am justified in availing myself of the usual privilege of a Dedication, when I mention that there has been a long and uninterrupted friendship between us.

If gratitude should be acknowledged for favours received, I have this opportunity, my dear Sir, most sincerely to thank you for the many happy hours which I owe to your kindness,-for the cordiality with which you have at all times been pleased to welcome me,—for the number of valuable acquaintances to whom you have introduced me,— for the noctes cœnæque Deum, which I have enjoyed under your roof.

If a work should be inscribed to one who is master of the subject of it, and whose approbation, therefore, must ensure it credit and success, the Life of Dr. Johnson is, with the greatest propriety, dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds, who was the intimate and beloved friend of that great man; the friend whom he declared to be "the most invulnerable man he knew; whom, if he should quarrel with him, he should find the most difficulty how to abuse." You, my dear Sir, studied him, and knew him well: you venerated and admired him. Yet, luminous as he was upon the whole, you perceived all the shades which mingled in the grand composition; all the little peculiarities and slight blemishes which marked the literary Colossus. Your very warm commendation of the specimen which I gave, in my "Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides," of my being able to preserve his conversation in an authentic and lively manner, which opinion the Public has confirmed, was the best encouragement for me to persevere in my purpose of producing the whole of my stores.

In one respect, this work will, in some passages, be different from the former. In my "Tour," I was almost unboundedly open in my communications, and from my eagerness to display the wonderful fertility and readiness of Johnson's wit, freely showed to the world its dexterity, even when I was myself the object of it. I trusted that I should be liberally understood, as knowing very well what I was about, and by no means as simply unconscious of the pointed effects of the

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