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art," he observed, “ and staring in men's faces, is very indelicate in a female.”

After having talked slightingly of music, he was observed to listen very attentively while Miss Thrale played on the harpsichord, and with eagerness he called to her, “ Why don't you dash away like Burney ?” Dr. Burney, upon this, said to him, “ I believe, sir, we shall make a musician of you at last.” Johnson, with candid complacency, replied, “ Sir, I shall be glad to have a new sense given to me.”

Boswell spoke of Mr. Harris, of Salisbury, as being a very learned man, and, in particular, an eminent Grecian. JOHNSON. “ I am not sure of that. His friends give him out as such, but I know pot who of his friends are able to judge of it.” GOLDSMITH. " He is what is much better: he is a worthy humane man.” Johnson. “ Nay, sir, that is not to the purpose of our argument: that will as much prove that he can play upon the fiddle as well as Giardini, as that he is an eminent Grecian." GOLDSMITH. “ The greatest musical performers have but small emoluments. Giardini, I am told, does not get above seven hundred a year.” JOHNSON. " That is indeed but little for a man to get, who does best that which so many endeavour to do. There is nothing, I think, in which the power of art is shown so much as in playing on the fiddle :in all other things we can do something at first. Any man will forge a bar of iron, if you give him a hammer; not so well as a smith, but tolerably. A man will saw a piece of wood, and make a box, though a clumsy one; but give him a fiddle and a fiddle-stịck, and he can do nothing."

INDEX.

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No.

I. Education
- II. Knowledge
111. Man
IV. Melancholy

V. Madness
Vi. Prejudice
VII. Love, Friendship, and Affection
VIII. Marriage .
IX. Children

X. Society
XI. Nations
XII. Life.
XIII. London
XIV. Manners

XV. Conversation
XVI. Characters
XVII. Travel
XVIII. Law
XIX. Physic
XX. Fine Arts,

23
27
37
40
12
47
53
62
65
78
82
109

.

117

133

150

160

166

• 173
174

END OF VOL. J.

Printed by T. Davison, Whitefriars.

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