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Johnson's love of conversation

72

Anecdotes of Goldsmith and Johnson

74, 75

Johnson's quick and sometimes rough retorts

76

His fine saying of Sir J. Reynolds

84

And of Edmund Burke

85

Strange applications made to Johnson

91

Johnson's account of his beating Tom Osborne

94

The curious mistake that led to the acquaintance of Murphy

and Johnson

95

Anecdotes of Burke and Johnson :

97

Johnson objects to being handed down to posterity as Blinking

Sam.

99

His delight in conversation

109

The charm of driving in a coach

110

Johnson a great reader of French literature

112

His close observation of the smallest matters, though his sight

so defective

114

Mrs. Piozzi's account of the separation from Johnson

116

Her description of Johnson's person, especially of his piercing

eyes

117

His general character

117-120

Postscript

122

APOPHTHEGMS, SENTIMENTS, OPINIONS, AND OCCASIONAL RE-

FLECTIONS, from Hawkins' edition of Johnson's Works 125

LETTERS FROM AND TO MRS. Hill BOOTHBY

141-179
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH BY T. TYERS

183-207

RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHNSON BY COMBERLAND

211

JOHNSON AT THE CHELSEA CHINA MANUFACTORY

222

ANECDOTES AND REMARKS BY BISHOP PERCY .

225

DIARY OF A VISIT TO ENGLAND IN 1775 BY DR. THOMAS

CAMPBELL

235

Holyhead to Bangor

235

Bangor, Conway, Chester, to Birmingham

236, 237

Stratford and Shakespeare's tomb

238

From Oxford to London

239

Scene described at the representation of “

representation of “ Braganza '

240

Brutality of the audience

241

Political morality

242

Hears the talk of the Club about Johnson and Burke

244

Calls on Mr. and Mrs. Thrale

245

Dines with Archdeacon Congreve

245

Meets Johnson at dinner at the Thrales

246

Dinner party at Mr. Thrale's

251

Answer to Taxation no Tyranny

255

Dines with Murphy, Boswell, and Baretti

256

Dines with Mr. Dilly, with Boswell and Johnson

259

Talks with Johnson on Ireland

260

Meets Johnson at dinner at the Thrales:

261

Boswell annoys Johnson with questions

263

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