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Ætat. 75. rate utterance. In him were united a most logical head with a most fertile imagination, which gave him an extraordinary advantage in arguing : for he could reason close or wide, as he saw best for the moment. Exulting in his intellectual strength and dexterity, he could, when he pleased, be the greatest sophist that ever contended in the lists of declamation ; and, from a spirit of contradiction, and a delight in shewing his powers, he would often maintain the wrong side with equal warmth and ingenuity; so that, when there was an audience, his real opinions could seldom te gathered from his talk; though when he was in company with a single friend, he would discuss a subject. with genuine fairness ; but he was too conscientious to make errour permanent and pernicious, by deliberately writing it; and, in all his numerous works, he earnestly inculcated what appeared to him to be the truth; his piety being constant, and the ruling principle of all his conduct.

Such was SAMUEL JOHNSON, a man whose talents, acquirements, and virtues, were so extraordinary, that the more his character is considered, the more he will be regarded by the present age, and by posterity, with adıniration and reverence,

he prepares for the press. And, therefore, we cannot sufficiently commend the care which his illustrious friends took to erect a monument so capable of giving him immortal glory. They were not obliged to rectify what they had heard him say; for, in so doing, they had not been faithful historians of his conyersation."

INDEX.

ABERCROMBIE, James, Esq. of Philadelphia, his communi-

cations concerning Dr. Johnson, vol. ii. p. 212.
Abingdon, Lord, bon mot of, iii. 469, n.
Abington, Mrs. ii. 334, 337, 342.
Abjuration, oath of, ii. 335. ' ;
Absentees from their estastes, how far justifiable, iii. 194, 195,

196, 270.
Abyssinia, see Lobo, Rasselas.
Academy, Royal, instituted, ii. 67.
Action in publick speaking, ii. 217.
Actors, i. 146, 147, 176; ii. 88, 239, 240, 211, 419, 484 ; iii.

201; iv. 7, 257, 258, 259.
Adams, Rev. Dr. i. Advert. X. 35, 36, 49, 50, 52, 108, 110, 156,

164, 173, 238, 240, 241, 262; ii. 461; iv. 306, 321,

406.
Adams, Miss, iv. 306, 314.
Addison, Johnson's opinion of, i. 202, 405; i.358; iii. 44, 366.
....... his style compared with Johnson's, i. 202. Live
....... Johnson's Life of, iv. 53, '97.
Adye, Miss Mary, i. 16 ; ii. 486 ; iii. 442.
• Adventurer,' Hawkesworth's, i. 184, 211, 226, 227, 228, 229,

230.
Adultery, ii. 56, 254; iji. 375, 376.
Ægri Æphemeris, Johnson's, iv. 412. ...
Agar, W. E. Esq. iii. 126. i
Agutter, Rev. Mr. his Sermon on Johnson's death, iv. 460.
Agriculture, i. 284.
Akenside's poetry, ii. 167; iii. 31.
........ his early friendship with Charles Townshend, iii. 3.
Akerman, Mr. Keeper of Newgate, character and anecdotes of,

iii. 464, 465.
Alchymy, ii. 388.
* Aleppo, Siege of,' a tragedy, iji. 281.

Alfred, i. 156.
..... his Will, iv. 142.
Allen, Mr. the printer, i. 448; iii. 291 ; iv. 378, 410.
..... Johnson's letter to, iv. 240.
America and Americans, ii. 306, 307, 326, 328, 329; iii, 223,

314; iv. 20, 87.
Amyat, Dr. his anecdote of Dr. Johnson, i. 357..
Anderson, Professor, at Glasgow, iii. 127. .
Angelone's letters, iv. 118.
Angels, iv. 312.
Anthologia, iv. 418.
Antiquities, study of, iii. 445.
Arbuthnot, i. 405.
Argyle, Archibald, Duke of, jii. 74.
Armorial bearings, as ancient as the siege of Troy, ii. 182.
Armstrong, Dr. i. 329, n. iii. 125.
Arnold, Dr. on insanity, iii. 192, 193.
Articles, thirty-nine, ii. 99, 154.
Ascham, Roger, Johnson's life of, i. 443.
Ash, John. M.D. founder of the Eumelian Club, iv. 430.
Ashbourne, mistress of an inn there, iii. 225.
Astle, Thomas, Esq. iv. 142, 335.
.... Rev. Mr. iv. 335.
Aston, Molly, i. 56; iii. 368; iv. 58, 59, n.
..... Mrs. her maiden sister, iii. 145, 443. Politi tin
Athol porridge, iv. 85. .
Atterbury, Bishop, his funeral sermon on Lady Cutts, iii, 949.
Attornies, Johnson's notion of them, ii. 126. siano

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Avarice, iii. 347.

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Auchinleck, Lord, (the Authour's father) i. 430.9100mg
.......... place of, ii. 427.
Authours, of deciding on their MSS. ii. 198 ; iii. 280, 345, 403.
........ of their writing for profit, iii. 177. 2792893
........ respect due to them, iii. 336; iv. 119. See Books. "
........ should put as much into their books as they will hold,

ii. 242.
........ had better be attacked than unnoticed, ni, 404.
Authour, the young, (Johnson's poem, i. 32. 3 ait ****
Authourship, iii. 359.

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Bacon, Lord Verulam, iii. 211, 212.
..... his rules for conversation, iv. 249.
Badcock, Rev. Mr. iv. 446.
Bagshaw, Rev. Thomas, ii. 266.
....... Johnson's letters to, ii, 266 ; iv. 375.
Baker, Sir George, iv. 381.
Ballads, (ancient) ii. 218,
Balloons, iv. 383.
Ballow, Thomas, Esq. (the lawyer,) iii. 22.
Baltick, Jobnson's proposed expedition to the, iii. 147.
Banks, Sir Joseph's Epigram on his Goat, ii, 145,
..... his Voyages, ii. 150.
Barber, Mr. Francis, i. 213, 216, 328 ; ii. 62, 149; iv. 438.
...... Johnson's letters to him, ii. 112, 113.
Barclay, Mr. the young authour, i. 476. .
...... Mr. one of Mr. Thrale's successors, iv. 123.
Baretti, Joseph, i. 280, 332, 341; ii. 57, 468 ; iii. 189; iy. 32.
..... the first who received copy money in Italy, iii. 177.

his frusta letteraria, iii. 189.
...., his trial, ii. 92.

Johnson's letters to him, i. 341, 350, 360.
Barnard, Rey. Dr. (Bishop of Limerick,) ii. 320; iii. 84 ; ir.

120, n
Barretier, J. P. Johnson's Life of, i. 124, 126.
Barrington, Hon. Daines, iii. 339.
Barrow, Rev. Dr. his Sermons, iv, 110.
Barrowby, Dr. iv. 314.' ,
Barry, Sir Edward, M. D. his notion that pulsation occasions

death by attrition: refuted by Johnson, iii. 33.
...... James, Esq. (the painter,) Johnson's letter to, iv. 214.
: ...... his paintings, iv. 235.

Barter, the enthusiast, ïi. 108.
Bateman, Edward, Tutor of Christ-church, his lectures, i. 51,
Bath, Johnson's visit to, ji. 43.
Bathurst, Dr. Richard, i. 162, 167, 218, 227, 229; iv. 28, 38.
Baxter, Richard, his works, ii. 261; iv. 198, 237.
...... Anacreon, iv, 176, 256, 283,
Bayle's Dictionary, i. 405.
Beech, Thomas, ii. 246.

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