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SAMUEL JOHNSON.

From the Original Picture

in

to the Reficisive of Jower Browell Ery :

Published April 3.1793 by CDilly.

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THE

LIF E

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

COMPREHENDING

AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES

AND NUMEROUS WORKS,

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER;

A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE
AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS;

AND

VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED:

THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND
LITERARY MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR

HALF A CENTURY, DURING WHICH HE
FLOURISHED.

Br JAMES BOSWELL, Esq.

Quò fit ut OMNIS

Votiva pateat veluti descripta tabella

VITA SENIS.-

THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED,

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

LONDON:

HORAT.

PRINTED BY H. BALDWIN AND SON,

FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.

MDCCXCIX.

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DEDICATION.

то

SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS.

MY DEAR SIR,

EVERY liberal motive that can actuate an Authour 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

VOL. I.

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