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John Murray

SOME XVIII CENTURY
MEN OF LETTERS

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BIOGRAPHICAL ESSAYS BY
THE REV WHITWELL ELWIN
SOME TIME EDITOR OF THE

QUARTERLY REVIEW
WITH A MEMOIR

EDITED BY HIS SON

WARWICK ELWIN

VOL II

STERNE-FIELDING-
GOLDSMITH-BOSWELL AND DR. JOHNSON-

GRAY

WITH PORTRAITS, ETC.

LONDON
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET

1902

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CONTENTS

BOSWELL

Testimonies to his ability—The Life of Johnson-Skill in reporting talk

and character-Literary Lives-His venerations-Social qualities

Religious opinions – Vanity- Dissoluteness and extravagance –

Attachments-Relations with Dr. Johnson

237-266

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DR. JOHNSON

Greatness of character-Birth and infancy-His mother–His father-

Ill health and touch for the King's Evil-Mental precocity-Dame
Oliver's instruction-Lichfield Grammar School -Character as a boy
-Stourbridge School -Interregnum at Lichfield-Habits of reading
-At Oxford-Mr. Jorden, his tutor at Pembroke College-College
traits-Return to Lichfield-Second period at Oxford-Knowledge
of classics - Political creed - Law's Serious Call — Ambitions-
Gelaleddin-Death of his father-Usher at Market Bosworth, 1732
- Translation of Lobo's Voyage--Proposals to Cave-Application
for Solihull Grammar School - Early loves - Mrs. Porter-Miss

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