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ABILITIES, great, not necessary | Bing, epitaph on admiral, 143
for an historian, 197

Biographia Britannica, the, 577
Action in public speaking, condemn- Biographer, business of the, 3, 4, 5
ed, 342

Birds, on the migration of, 362
Adams, Dr. account of, 463

Bishops, duty of the, 761, 768
Addison, style of, compared with Blue Stocking Clubs, account of the,
Jobpson's, 97, 98

Akenside's Pleasures of Imagination, Bolingbroke, Lord, character of the

works of, 118
Akerman, Mr.anecdotes of, 717,718 Boswell, Mr. account of his first
Anecdote, a curious, 792

acquaintance and interviews with
Anecdotes and Bon Mots, 381 382 Dr. Johnson, 189, 190, 191-

383 341 342 343 344 345 346 epistle to, 260 - writes to Dr.
347 348 352 353 354 355 356 Johnson from the tomb of Me.
363 369 370 371 396 397 398 lancthon in Saxony, 546—Ac.
399 400 401 417 418 419 420 count of Corsica, 258-account
421 424 441 442 443 460 461 of his dinner at Dr. Jobnson's, 344
462 463 464 465 468 473 474 Bouhours and Du Bos, good critics,
475 479 480 481 484 489 493

494 496 497 498 501 502 506 Boy, the, a man in miniature, 11
565 567 568 569 570 575 579 Boy, the happiness of a, at school,
606 607 609 610 611 612 613 208
614 615 616 618 619 622 623 Bread and the bread tree, 362
635 647 648 649 650 651 652 Brown, Sir Thomas, 96
653 654 686 to 693 726 to 740 Brutes, an essay on the future life

811 to 838 867. to 890, 897 of, 257
Apparitions, remarks on the suppos- Buchanan, a fine poet, 212
ed appearance of, 158

Burgoyne's army, disaster of, 674
Apple dumplings, a family fed on, Burke, Mr., Dr. Johnson's opinion

of his abilities, 466
Arbuthnot, Dr. an universal genius, Burke's Essay on the Sublime and

Beautiful, 273
Arniorial bearings, the antiquity of, Burvey, Dr. sketch of Dr. Johnson

by, 150
Athol porridge, what, 764 Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy,
Author, the Young, 16

Barber, Mr. Francis, the faithful Bute, Lord, censured, 412,413

servant of Dr. Jobuson, 104 Cabbages, when brougbt iuto Scot-

compares Johnson to a bear, land, 468

Calendar, the Poetical, by Fawkes
Bark and steel for the mind, what, and Woty, 177

Campbell, Dr. John, a celebrated
Bathurst, Dr. death of, 105

political and biographical writer,
Bayle's Dictionary, how far an useful 194, 195
work, 197

Campbell, Rev. Dr. Thomas, 145
Beattie, Dr. account of, 308 Candles, the real use of, 329
Beauclerk, Mr. account of, 108 Candour in religious disputes ac-
Beggar's Opera, character of the, counted for, 485, 486

Catastrophe of a tragedy, 613
Beggary and poverty, real state of, Cave, Mr. letters to, 65, 66
in London, 699

Censure from the pulpit, nature
Bet Flint, a woman of the town, 776 and office of, explained, 507 to
Betty Broom, origin of the story of, 511

Chatham, Lord, a dictator, 674

son, 573

by, 116

Chesterfield's Letters, how to be his friends for his escape from pri-

made a pretty book, 504
Cheyne, Dr. writings of, recom- Dodsley, Mr. Robert, account of, 465
nended, 492

Dogs, where eaten, 353
Children, what should be taught Donjinicette's warm baths, 278
first, 209

Donaldson, Mr. a bookseller, cen-
Christianity, nature of the evidence sured, 202
for, 199

Douglas cause, the great, 255-re-
Christian religion, strong evidence marks on the, 351
in favour of the, 210

Drelincourt on Death, falsity of the
Cibber, why a poor creature, 274 apparition story prefixed io, 816
Clergy the defects iu the preaching | Drinking, utility of discussed, 498,
of the established, 292

Clergymian, the life of a conscien- Drunkenness, instances of habitual,
tious, pot easy, 647

Cold, the disease of, at St. Kilda, Duelling, thoughts on, 324
what occasioned by, 256

Education at great schools, advan-
Congreve, Mr. Charles, a singular

tages of, 486
character, 471

Edwards, Mr. Canons of Criticism
Convents, when to be allowed, 235
Conversation, value of Dr. Johnson's, Eglingtoune, the late Earl of, 262

Egotists reduced to four classes, 576
Cookery, remarks on the subject of, Elphinston, Mr. James, editor of

the Rambler in Scotland, 90-
Coriat Junior, travels of, 322

letters to, froin Johuson, 91
Correction of scholars, nature and Elwall, singular opipions and con-
necessity of, 327

duct of Mr., 316
Cotterells, the Misses, visited by Entails, remarks

, upon, 456
Johnson and Reynolds, 106 Epilogue intended to be spoken by a
Courtenay, Mr. bis moral and poli- lady, 17

tical character of Dr. Johnson, 96 | Equality, probable effects of upon
Crown of iron, the punishment io.

society, 346
flicted by making it red hot, and Erskine, the Honourable Thomas, 32 !

putting it on the head, 234 Eugenio, a Poem, account of, 357
Crown influence, how far pecessary, Excise, how defined by Johnson, 134

Fame, real vature of, 625
Dalrymple, Sir David, his opinion of Family, the right of the present to
Dr. Johnson, 201

the crown, 568
Dalrymple's Memoirs of Great Bri- Fear, one of the passions, 270
tain and Ireland, 341

Feeling affected, an instance of, 564
I nube, verses on the, 299

Ferguson, Mr. the self-taught pbilo-
Davies, Mr. Thomas, the actor, keeps sopher, 277, 278

a bookseller's shop, 183 fre- Fielding, how far a blockhead, 321
quented by Johnson, 183

Death, various thoughts on, 643 Fitzherbert, Mr. a portrait of, 564
Derrick, Mr. character of, 184, 185 Flattery, how applied to kings, 353
-account of, 210, 211

Fleece, the, a Poem, 467
Devonshire, character of the Duke

Fleet-street, the most cheerful scene
of, 583

in the world, 646
Diary, a, frequently laughable, by Foote, his singular talent of imita.
John Rutty, M.D. 575

tion, 275-how like a dog, ib.
Differences among christians, of no Forster's Voyage to the South Sea,
consequence, 584, 585

Distresses of others, what our feel- Foppery never cured, 296
ings on, 275

Fox, Mr. a most extraordinary man,
Dodd, Dr. put to death, 545, 549–

correspondence between and Dr. Freedom of the will, what, 640, 641
Johnson, 560 to 564-efforts of French writers, why superficial, 219

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upon, 670

French, the, high in every depart- notions of gentility, 69-knight-
ment, 293

ed, 81-Sir John, how unlucky
Friendship, an Ode, 67-its qua- upon

all occasions, 88, 89
lities, 325 -how formied, 572 History, what its real character, 418,
Frisick, the, or the language of 419-how should be written, 487
Dutch Friesland, 221

Hop Garden, the, a Poem, 468
Future state, thoughts on the sub- Horace, trauslation of, 14
ject of a, 315

Horne, Rev. Mr. publishes his Let-
Gaming, effects of, 322---remarks ter on the English Particle, 673

on, 490, 491
Garrick, invested with theatrical cient and modern, 318

power, 84-why compared to a sa- | Hottentot, character of a respecta-
lad, 87--complimentary epigram 'ble, by Lord Chestertield, intend-
by,on Johnson's Dictionary, 137- ed for Johnson, 118

how admired by Johnson, 274 Housebreakers, why tinorous, 787
Garrick, Mr. Peter, 272

Hunie, style of Mr. David, censured
Gentleman, Mr. his representation of by Dr. Johnson, 203— he and
“Dictionary Johnson," 181

other innovators, vain men, and
Ghost, Johu Wesley's story of a, 643 why, 205—on Miracles, his ar-
Ghosts, their appearance debated guments answered, 206-remark-

able confession of, 234— not afraid
Goat, motto for a, belonging to of annibilation, 566-History of
J. Banks, Esq. 305

England, by, 265
Goldsmith, Dr. Oliver, a singular Jack Ellis, a money scrivener, 490

character, 191, 192-an inspired James's Medicinal Dictionary, 68
ideot, 192-bis epitaph, written James, Dr. death of, 482
by Dr. Johnson, 192—one of the Idler, the, various papers in by whom
brightest ornaments of the John- written and contributed, 151-
sonian school, 194-anecdotes of, similarity in this and a poem by
251, 252, 365, 366, 367, 620- Blacklock, 152
life of Parnell by, 317-death of, Jealousy of friends above us, causes

of, 481
Good humour, a rare quality in life, Iliad, translation of the sixth book,

Good Natured Man, Goldsmith's Imitators of Jolinson's style enume.
praised by Johnson, 254

rated, 916, 917.918
Goodness constitutional, not found. Incident, a curious, in the life of

ed on principle, why cannot be Johnson, 511, 512, 513, 646-
depended on, 205

an odd one, 159, 490
Greenwich hospital too magnificent, Infidels, how many in England,

212 - park, why not equal to 415
Fleet-street, 213

Inns, English, the excellence of, 467
Grierson, Mr, account of, 288 Inquisition, arguments for the, 215
Grongar Hill, when first published, Interview, amusing, belween Dr.

Jobuson and Mr. John Wilkes,
Guthrie, account of, 47,


514 to 518
Gwyn, the architect, a lively rattling Inward light, mischievous effects of,
fellow, 461, 462

Hamilton of Bangour, poems by, Johnson, Samuel, birth of, 6-Mi-

chael, account of, 6, 7-Johnson,
Happiness, how far connected with account of the niother of, 7, 8-
large property, 20+

power of the memory of, 8-bis-
Harleian Miscellany, preface to the, infant precocity, 9-instances of

the excelleuce of bis sight, 9-is
Harte, account of Mr. Canon of touched for the scrophula by
Windsor, 291

Queen Apne,ib.— his early instruc-
Harwood, Dr. writings of, 497 tors, 10-bis obligations to Mr.
Hawkins's Life of Johnson, 2-his Hunter, 11---superiority over bix

fellows, ib. - how distinguished lates Father Paul Sarpi's History,
at school, 12- the tenacity of 56-makes various proposals to
his memory, ib. — his nearness Mr. Cave, 57, 58 — writes the
of sight, ib.-anecdotes of, by life of Boerbaave, 59—and Mar
Dr. Percy, Bishop of Dromore, ib. mor Norfolciense, 60-bis mo-
-is sent to Stourbridge school, tions or tricks improperly called
ib.-early proofs of his genius, 13, convulsions, 61-an instance of
14, 15—his idleness at home, 18 his absence of mind, ib.-a fre-
- Is entered a commoner of Pem- qaent visitor at the house of Mr.
broke College, Oxford, ib.-his Richardson, ib.-his first meeting
modesty and bebaviour at college, with Hogarth, 62-writes an epi-
19-poetical powers, ib.– trans- taph on Philips, ib. - Epigram
lates Pope's Messiah into Latiu by, on George II, ib.---his various
verse, ib. -objections to his Latin

productions in the Gentleman's
poetry, 20—is afflicted with melan. Magazine, 63, 64-regrets har.
choly, 20, 21-communicates his ing been the author of fictions
case to Dr. Swinfen, ib,-a de-

that passed for realities, 64-beats
clared hypochondriac, 21-ap- Osborne the bookseller, 65-let-
prehends insanity, 22-bis reli- ters to Mr. Cave by, 65, 66-10
gious progress, 22, 23-bis course Dr. Birch and Mr. Levett, 68—
of reading at Oxford, ib.-his wanders through thestreets at night
mode of composition, 24—his a. with Savage, 70-exhibits the ge-
partment in Pembroke College, nius of Savage to the best advan-
ib.-bis misery and poverty, 25- tage, 71,72–his prejudice against
his regard for Pembroke College, players, 71-triumphs over them,
ib.-instances of his pride, 26- 72-his literary career almost to-
why compelled to leave college, tally suspended, 75-contributes
ib. death of his father, 27-with several poetical pieces to the Gen-
wbat families connected, 27,28- tleman's Magazine, 76-writes a
is employed as an usher in Lei- prologue for David Garrick, 77–
cestershire, 29-goes to Birming- epoch of his Dictionary, 78-plan
bam,ib.-- translates Lobo's Voyage of that work, 78, 79, 80-kindness
to Abyssinia, 30--specimens of this, of to his friends, 80-considered as
31-returns to Litchfield,32—first “lugging at his oar," 81-forms
fetter to Mr.Cave, ib.--is enamour. the club in Ivy Lane, ib.—writes a
ed with a young female Quaker, 33 Life of Roscommon, ib.— and
-specimens of his amatory verses, the Preface to the Preceptor, 82
ib.-his personal defects, 35—is -publishes the Vanity of Hu-
married at Derby, ib.-sets up a man Wishes, 82, 83- the first

private academy, 36-effects of

his formance of his Irene, 84, 85–
tumultuous and awkward fondness appears behind the scenes, ib. -
of Mrs. Johnson, 37-writes a shews many acts of kindness to the
part of his tragedy of Irene, 38 players, 86-leaves off frequent-
-arrives in the metropolis with ing the green-room, and why, ib.
David Garrick, 39-anecdotes of, Commences his Rambler, 86,
ib.—his first lodgings, 40m-his 87-the effects of Mrs. Johnson's
Ofellus in the Art of Living in approbation of it, 90-his lan-
London, ib., his narrow circum-

guage too masculine for ladies,
stances, +1 — his description of 97-letter from, to Dr. Birch, 98
Harry Hervey, ib.-letter of, to

-his strong abhorrence of Mil.
Mr. Cave, ib.-returns to Litch- ton's political notions, 99-bis
field, and finishes Irene, 42-re- prologue to Comus, ib.-writes
moves to London, 44- his first the life of Dr. Cheynell, ib.-his
performance in the Gentleman's indignation against Lauder, 100
Magazine, 45, 46—is engaged by - bis charitable disposition to-
Mr. Cave, 47-his contributions, wards Mrs. Anna Williams, 101
what, 47, 48 — account of his - his feelings on the death of his
London, a Poem, 49, 50-trans- wife, how expressed, 102, 103,

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