tion to him, or the distresses they severally laboured ' under. Any other supposition would be injurious to the memory of a man, who, by his private memo. randa in my poffeffion, appears to have applied near a fourth part of his income in acts of beneficence,

The above facts are so connected with the transactions of Dr. Johnson in the latter days of his life, that they are part of his history; and the mention of them may serve as a caveat against oftentatious bounty, favour to negroes, and teftamentary dispositions in extremis.


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Bilhinia, account of the Portuguese mission to
2 A&t for licensing plays, the occasion thereof
Adventurer, history of that publication - - .. - 292
Advertisement, a spirited one, respecting the Idler - 377
Æbudæ , see Hebrides. .
Ainsworth, Michael, note of him

Akenfide, Dr. Mark, anecdotes of him

challenges Ballow, a lawyer
- account of a day spent with him in the country
Amhurst, (editor of the Craftsman) memoirs of him
Annet, anecdote of his inveterate hatred of the holy scrip-

Arches, observations on the controversy on the strength
Afton, Molly, Johnson's epigram on
Authors, by profession, characterized
- prostitution in, what
- the various kinds of -

Johnson's sentiments on
instances of generosity of booksellers to

- the frequent contrariety between their lives and writings 410

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Bailey's Dictionary, the foundation of Johnson's

- 175
Ballow, Mr, a lawyer, anecdotes of him

- affronts Dr. Akenside and is challenged by him, but de-
clines a meeting

Baret, John, the preface to his dictionary of four languages 172
Barker, Dr. Edmund, account of him
Barnard, Sir John, his elocution described
Bathurst, Dr. Richard, his history -
Beauclerk, Topham, Esq; account of him

- Lady Diana, his relia, her benevolence to the neglected
relations of Johnson

- 602
Bell, Mrs. Johnson's epitaph on her -
Birch, Dr. Thomas, account of him -
- account of a perambulation by him round London
Blackfriars Bridge, observations on the architecture of
Blackmore, Sir Richard, his contempt of calumny



- 206

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think this in for the bear life setont of the Pons & Johnson

Blaney, Elizabeth, infcription to her memory, by Johnson's

Booksellers, instances of their generosity to authors

- 344
Boswell, Mr. James, accompanies Dr. Johnson to the Hebrides 472
Boyse, Samuel, a diftressed poet, account of him

Breakfasts of persons of quality before the introduction of tea 352
Brert, Dr. Thomas, his sentiments of prayer for the dead - 448
Brocklepy, Dr. his generous offer to Johnson
Brooke, Mr. Henry, account of his tragedy of Guftavus Vasa 76

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Camden, (the antiquary) story of the mutilation of his monu-

ment in Weitminster Abbey - : - - 519
Campbell, (the architect)

- 373
Campbell, Dr. John, account of him

- 210
Canton, Mr. John, a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine 48
Catalogue of the Harleian Library, extracts from
Cave, Edward, (the printer) account of him -

his correspondents
Chamier, Anthony, Esq; account of him
Chefterfield, Earl of, his speech on the act for licensing the '.

retailing of spirituoas liquors -
his character as a speaker
pretends to patronize Johnson's Dictionary -
his interview with Johnson -

- 176
survey of his character -
story of his attempt on a married lady of quality
the immoral tendency of his letters to his son examined 181
his letters contrasted with a letter of Sir Henry Sidney's

to his fon Philip
- Johnson's character of him
- his description of Johnson
Christian, a complete one defined, by Howell
Clarke, Dr. Samuel, his definition of virtue

- - 254
Cock-lane Ghost, account of the
Columns, the proportions of

Contraband trader characterized
Cooper, Bishop of Lincoln, note respecting his dictionary
Coram; Captain, his noble reply to an offer of assistance -
Corbet, Mr. Andrew, sends Johnson with his son to Pembroke

College, Oxford
Cornelys, Mrs. the superintendant of our public diversions — 262

is banished the cities of Turin and Brussels - - i
Courts of Justice, their tenderness to prisoners -
Craftsman, character of that paper-
Creditor, mercil/s, a character now hardly known in England 523
Crichton, James, surnamed the Admirable, account of him and
his exploits . . -

- 294
Groufaki, character of him and his writings

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- 541

- 434


- D.
Dead, praying for them a constant usage in the primitive


- 449 Dictionaries, account of the old English

- 171 Diverfions, the incessant round of them in London Dixie, Sir Wolftan, his treatment of Johnson Dod (the decalogist) anecdote of him Dodd, Dr. William, account of him

further account of him and his forgery - his petition to the king for pardon, written by Dr. Johnson

- 524 Mrs. Dodd's, to the queen

- 520 w motives for mercy in his case assigned by Johnson Dodington, Bubb, Lord Melcombe, seeks the friendship of John.

account of his favourites and dependants

note on his diary
Douglas, Dr. John, detects Lauder of accusing Milton falsely

of plagiarism - - - - 276 extracts from Lauder's concession

ibid. Duck, epitaph on a, written by Johnson when only three

years of age Ducket, his atheistical letter

-- 334 Duick, Mr. Jobn, a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine 47 Dyer, Mr. Samuel, character and memoirs of 222 et fegg. Dyson, Jer. Esq; particulars respecting him

- 243



464 466

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Eames, Mr. John, account of his academy

- 48 Editha, the wife of Edward the Confessor, story of her meet

ing with Ingulphus when a boy, and examining him as

to his progress in learning -
Egmont, Lord, author of “ Faction detected” -
Emigration, its legal consequences

Falkland Isands, the dispute concerning them

characterized by Johnton
- advantages and disadvantages of
False Alarm, account of that pamphlet
Felons, the tenderness with which they are now treated

chances in favour of their escaping justice multifold Fielding, Henry, character of him and his works Fleetwood, anecdote of a conversation between him and

Mr. Garrick Foote, Samuel, deterred by Johnson from his design of ridi."

euling him on the stage Pord, Parson, short account of supposed to be the parson intended in Hogarth's Modern Midpight Conversation

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Fothergill, Dr. John, account of him -
Fournier, story of his forgery on Bilhop Hoadly
Free-Masonry, a mock procesion in ridicule of

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Garrick, Mr. placed in his youth under the tuition of Johnson 35

- comes to London with Johnson, i acts a part in the Mock Doctor with some journeymen printers, before Cave at his house

- 45 anecdote of him and Fleetwood

55 - purchases Drury-lane thcatre, in conjunction with Lacy 194

imes by him on the publication of Johnson's Dictionary 343
his notion of the importance of his profeffion-
his conduct in a chancery-suit

428 in his pleasantry - his liberality - his reformation of the Hage - his arts to ensure the favour of the public -General IV arrants, a good use of them Gentleman's Magazine, the origin and progress of

- account of some of the early coutributors to it
- Johnson undertakes a biographical article in it -
- contest between it and the London Magazine
parliamentary speeches therein, first published in July

1736, under the direction of Guthrie - - 95 Johnson undertakes to write the debates no.

96 - the sale greatly increased thereby

- 123 Johnson continues the debates to the end of 1743 the debates continued bv Hawkesworth, to 1760

ihid - review of books, by Owen Ruffhead, continued by Hawkesworth

note of several pieces in it, written by Johnson George II. King, an elegant compliment of his to the wife of

Mr. Thornton Gibbs, (the architect)

– 373 Glasgow, account of the voyaze of an inhabitant of St. . Kilda to . .

-- 472 Coldsmith, Dr. Oliver, anecdotes of him - relation of some of his abfurdities, and of a trick played : -upon him by Roubiliac the fculptor - - 417 - Nighted the patronage of the Duke of Northumberland 419 Good-breeding a favourite quality with Johnson

- 407 Goodman's-Fields Theatre, history of its erection and suppression 73 Grenville, Mr. characterized


514 Grub-street Journal, origin and progress of

31 Grub-ftreet writers and politicians, why so called

ibid. Guftavus Vasa, written by Mr. Brooke

72 - paffages in it Guthrie compiles the parliamentary speeches in the Gentle man's Magazine

H. Hall,

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