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Jack of all trades, literary, de-
scribed, Boswell says in “a
small whole-length of Dr.
Priestley,” iv. 169.
Jackson, Harry, one of Johuson's
schoolfellows, jii. 45; and early
- Mr. Richard, the all-knowing,
consulted on the proposed Tour
in Italy, iji. 71; commends the
remarks on trade in Johnson's
Journey, iii. 71.
Jacobitism, Johnson affected more
than he really had, i. 341, 342.
James, Dr., Johnson's schoolfellow
and friend, i. 116; Johnson
does not think much of his medi-
cines, iv. 265 ; his death, iii. 60;
Johnson learnt from him all he
knew of physic, iii. 74.
Jenkinson, the Right Hon. Charles,
Johnson's letter to, about Dodd,
Jennings, Ilenry Constantine, the
collector of antiques, his marble
statue of a dog, iii. 248 n.
Jenyns, Soame, a passage in Ho.
race applied to, iii. 288; his
Evidences of the Christian Re-
ligion, iii. 296; his inquiry into
the Origin of Évil, reviewed by
Johnson, i. 246 ; his attack on
Johnson after his death, 247;
Boswell's answer to it, 248; ac-
count of, 248 n.
Jervis, Elizabeth, Mrs. Porter,
afterwards Mrs. Johnson, i. 59-
Jodrell, Mr., a member of the
Essex Street Club, iv. 199.
John Bull, history of, by Swift,
Johnson, SAMUEL,' his character
1 The leading events of his life
will be found in their natural se-
quence in the Contents to each
volume, as well as all the chief
points of his character, manners,
and habits, of which, therefore,
but few are repeated here.
and person described by Boswell,
iv.328-33; his abhorrence of affec-
tation, iji. 446; bow wow way of
speaking, ii. 300 n.; courage, ï. .
277, 278 n.; candour and amia-
bility, iv. 131; his charity, iii.
241, iv. 207; conversation, i. 5-7,
iii. 292, iv. 63, 64, 112, 127 ;
dexterity at retort, 126; dread
of death, ii. 107, iii. 301; extra-
ordinary fertility of mind, i. 154,
iv, 134, 135; gesticulations, ii.
299; good humour, ii. 329; in-
sensibility to music and painting,
i. 288, 289, ii. 370; kindness to
servants, iv. 134; love of late
hours, iji. 225; laugh, ii. 244,
342; melancholy, i. 34, 234, 355,
iii. 27,201; his powerful memory,
iii. 435, 436; prejudices, iii. 437,
iv. 114; power of rapid com-
position, i. 142, 151, iii, 105 n.;
style of writing, i. 16+, 166;
superstition (alleged), ji. 7, iv.
198; tenderness, i. 265, ii. 58;
Johnson, Elizabeth, Johnson's wife,
i.59.63; Garrick's mimicry of her,
63 ; death of, 178-81; her praise
of the Rambler prized by John.
son, 157; buried at Bromley,
183; her wedding ring, 180;
Johnson, in Paris, bemoans her
loss, ii. 356.
- Fisher, Johnson leaves a
legacy to his sons, iv. 309.
- an Irishman, a well-known
horse-rider, i. 317.
- Michael, Johnson's father,
i. 9-12; takes the oath as
a magistrate, ii. 297; Johnson's
account of, i. 382-4; publisher
at Lichfield, iv. 283; certain
books published by him, 28+;
epitaph on, 300.
- Nathaniel, Johnson's brother,
i. 54 11.
- Sarah, Johnson's mother, i.
9,12; her death, 265-9.
- Samuel, librarian of St. Mar-
tin-in-the-Fields, i. 95.
Johnson, Thomas, a poor relation, | Jubilee, the Shakesperian, at Strat-
whom Johnson assists, ii. 386 ; ford, ii. 78.
and leaves a legacy to his daugh: į Judge. Ought a judge to engage
ter and grand-daughter, iv. 309. in trade ? ii. 313, 314.
--- William Samuel, LL.D., of Junius, Johnson attacks, in his
Connecticut, ii. 383.
pamphlet on the Falkland Is.
Johnsoniana, or Bon Mots of Dr. lands, ii. 132; letters of, their
Johnson, published in 1776, iii. | authorship discussed, iii. 370.
21, 326 n.
Juvenal, sat. x, 182 quoted, ii. 214,
Johnstone, Arthur, his Latin 215 n.; sat. iii. 230, discussed,
poems, i. 365 n.; Johnson de iii. 268; Johnson's imitations
sires to have a bust of him to of, i. 205 ; his tenth satire
place in his room, iv. 192.
quoted to Johnson by Dr.
Jones, Philip, a fellow student with Brocklesby, iv. 307.
whom Johnson played draughts,
Kames, Henry Home, Lord, i.
– Miss, the “Chantress," i. 106 n.; his Elements of Criti-
cism “a pretty essay,” 312, ii.
Jorden, Mr., Johnson's tutor at 93; his Sketches of the History
college, i. 31, 32.
of Man referred to, iii. 261; his
Jortin, his sermons elegant, iii. Historical Law Tracts quoted,
ii. 189; bis misrepresentations,
Journal, a, is to a man what a mirror iii. 339, 349, 350,
is to a lady, iii. 245; Johnson re Kearney, Dr. John, Bishop of
commends Boswell to keep one, Ossory, ii. 11.
i. 344, ii. 326; but confesses he Kearsley, Mr., the bookseller and
could never succeed himself. publisher of the Beauties of
204; Boswell's diligence in keep Johnson, i. 161; and of a Life
ing his, i. 366 ; on keeping a, of Johnson, which appeared im-
iv. 120; at first there is a great mediately after bis death, 161;
deal to be written, ibid. ; Swift's his Life of Johnson quoted,
Journal, ibid. n.
describing Johnson's peculiar
--- of a Tour to the Hebrides, gait, iv. 32.
Mrs. Thrale is so entertained Keddlestone, Lord Scarsdale's seat,
with, that she almost reads her visited, iïi. 188.
self blind, ii. 345.
Kelly, Mr. Hugh, the poetical
Journal des Savans, Johnson's and staymaker, ii. 62; author of a
Gibbons's opinion of the, ii. 55. Word to the Wise, iii. 148 ;
Journals, literary, discussed by his vanity, iv. 315.
Johnson with George III., ii. 55. Kemble, John, account of, iv.
Journey to the Western Islands, 172 n.; gives Boswell the par-
Johnson publishes, ii. 259 ; Bos ticulars of Mrs. Siddons's visit
well receives, 270 ; commenda to Johnson, 172, 173; Johnson
tions of, 281-3; attacks against, inquires whether he believed
285; sale of, 288 n.; 4,000 himself to be the characters he
copies of, very quickly sold, iii. represented, 173; says that of
326 ; presentation copies of, iji. all plays he had felt most affected
130, 136; Sir A. Dick on, 136, by the last scene of the Stranger,
137'; commended by different 173.
people fur very different reasons, Kempis, Thomas à, sixty-three
editions of, in the King's Library,
in eight languages, iv. 203 ; the Jane Harry, 304; her conver.
world has opened its arms to sation with Johnson described,
receive his book, iii. 244.
Ken, Bishop, his strict habit of | Knox, Dr., master of Tunbridge
life, iii. 196.
school, iv. 243; his successful
Kennedy, Dr., Johnson writes a
imitation of Johnson's style and
fine dedication to the King for high estimation of Boswell as &
his Astronomical Chronology, i.
biographer, i, 168, 298.
- Mr. John, bookseller, his com-
Kennicott, Dr. Benjamin, his Col mendation of Johnson's Journey,
lations, ii. 126 n.
- Mrs., talks to Johnson about Kristrom, Mr, a Swede, ii. 153.
her brother, Mr. Chamberlayne,
Labefactation, the, of principles,
Kenrick, William, attacks John ii. 333.
son's Shakespeare, ii. 19, 72.
Labour, Johnson thinks no man
Kettel Hall, Oxford, Johnson stays
loves labour for itself, ii. 100.
at, about five weeks, i. 209, 227.
| Laceration of mind consequent on
Kilda, St., Johnson proposes to
conversion from Popery to Pro-
buy, ii. 147; Macaulay's history 1 testantism, ii. 107.
of, and wonderful story about, Lade, Sir Juhn, Johnson's verses
on his coming of age, iv. 316.
Killaloe, the Bishop of, his regard
| Ladies, "timorous, but not cau-
for Johnson, iv. 66.
tious," i. 405; Johnson very
· Killingley, Mrs., the landlady of
agreeable to, iv. 34 ; Burke's
the Green Man at Ashbourne,
saying that Johnson's ladies were
Johnsons in petticoats, i. 170 n.
King, Dr. William, brings John- | Laird, Boswell becomes a, 1V. 110.
son the Oxford diploma of M.A.,
Lamps, Johnson's delight at ar-
riving within the focus of, iii. 44.
Kippis, Dr., at Mr. Hovle's with
Land and trade compared, ii, 103,
Johnson, iv. 206; edits the first iv. lll.
tive volumes of the Biographia
Landlords, Scotch, Johnson's notion
Britannica, iii. 200, 201 n.; hears
of their dignity, i. 325; and
Johnson speak on mechanics, ii.
I tenants, relations of, iv. 110,
Kneller, Sir Godfrey, his character
Langley, Rev. Mr., master of the
as a justice of the peace exem-
school at Ashbourne, iii. 170.
plified, iji. 253.
Langton, Bennet, Johnson's much
Knight, Lady, her account of Mrs.
valued friend, i. 188, 189; at
Williams, ii. 41.
Knolles, his History of the Turks
Trinity College, Oxford, 253;
“his mind as exalted as his
praised by Johnson and Byron,
stature," 263; one of the original
members of the Club, ii. 2;
Knotting, Johnson tried to learn,
marries Jane Lady Rothes, 133;
but did not succeed, iii. 257, iv.
Jobnson congratulates, on the
birth of a sun, 143, 271; an
Knowledge, all, is of value, ii. 325.
enthusiast about Greek, 343 ;
Knowles, Mrs., the Quaker lady
his manner of living not quite
who worked sutile pictures, iii.
to Johnson's taste, ii. 161,
. 117, 293; her conversion of Miss |
163; “varth does not bear a
worthier man," 190; Johnson every language, however narrow
and Boswell dine with, and are and incommodious, should be
reconciled after a quarrel, 338 ; preserved in a version of somo
Johnson accuses him of ruining known book, ii. 44; to know a
himself without pleasure, 347 : language, we must know the
and is full of anxiety about his people, their notions and man-
affairs, 358, 359; writes to Bos ners, ii. 87; Leibnitz on, re-
well on Beauclerk's death, and ferred to, 153; observations on
describes Johnson's reception at the Irish and Gaelic, 154 n;
a great party, 411, 412; Jolin poets preserve languages, be-
son reproaches him with neglect cause poetry cannot be trans-
ing him, iv. 261; asked by lated, iii. 84.
Johnson to tell him his faults, Lansdowne, the Marquis of, John-
204; comical scene, 205; John son saw a good deal of, at one
son's tender saying to him when time, iv. 131.
dying, 313; Johnson leaves him Lapouchin, Madame, the severity
his Polyglot Bible, 309; his of her punishment, iii. 339.
letter from Johnson's death bed, Larks, " Madam, it would give you
321 n.; his Johnsoniana, iii. very little concern if all your re-
427-51 ; his story of Johnson lations were spitted like those
and the porter, iv. 32; Johnson's larks, and dressed for Presto's
letters to, i, 226, 253, 262-5, 282, supper," iv. 256.
ii. 31, 33, 59, 133, 143, 261, 328, Late hours, Johnson's love of, iii.
342, iii, 157, 160, 360, iv. 81, 93, 225 n.
94, 170, 271.
Latin, how Johnson obtained his
Langton, old Mr., described by accurate knowledge of, i. 19;
Johnson, ii. 231; Johnson's and Greek, essential to a good
enthusiastic description of, ii. education, i. 363 ; Johnson finds
23, iii. 446.
fault with Boswell's, ii. 36; and
- Peregrine, Bennet Langton's Boswell defends himself, 38-40.
uncle, his wonderful economy, I La Trobe, Mr., a Moravian es.
teemed by Johnson, iv. 315.
- little Miss Jenny, John Latiner, the country parson who
son's godchild, iii. 238; his was a very good preacher, but
letter to her in large hand, no Latiner, iv. 126.
written in his last illness, iv. Laud, Archbishop, his Diary
quoted, ii. 202.
- the Misses, Johnson's kind Lauder, William, impudently as-
remembrance of, in his illness, sails Milton, and deceives John-
son by forgeries, i. 174.
Language, Origin and Progress of, Laugh, Johnson's violent, about
by Lord Monboddo, ii. 145; the testator, ii. 243; Johnson
Johnson's Journey commended “ laughs like a rhinoceros,” 342.
for the way in which it treats Laughers, a man should pass part
of language, iii. 170 ; the origin of his time with tbe, iv. 125.
of, discussed, iv. 144; an author's, Laughter, “ Johnson gives you a
a characteristical part of his com forcible hug, and shakes laughter
position, and should not be mo out of you, whether you will or
no,” ii. 218.
Languages, Greek and Latin, essen-| Law, the practice of, defended by
tial to a good education, i. 363 ; Johnson, ii. 61; reports, the
English, compared with the | Leland, Dr., of Trinity College,
Scotch argnments, 207; as a Dublin, ii. 11; his History of
profession, difficulties in the, iii., Ireland, 238.
205; Johnson learned what he Lenox, Mrs. Charlotte, i. 196 n.;
knew of, from Mr. Ballow, 74 ; Johnson writes a dedication to
public, continental writers on, 19. her Works, ii. 269; “ the
Law, William, his Serious Call, i. Sister,” iii, 433.
38; account of, 38 n.; John- | Leslie, Charles, “a reasoner not
son's opinion of, iv. 210.
to be reasoned against,” iv.
- Dr., Bishop of Carlisle, his 210 n.
essay on the Origin of Evil, iii. Lessons, Johnson's at school, i.
Lawrence, Dr., Johnson's friend Letter, Johnson's celebrated to
and physician, ii. 275; John Lord Chesterfield, i. 202-4; a
son commends his son Chauncey copy of it dictated to Boswell,
to the notice of Warren Hastings, iv. 78; Buswell's to the people
iv. 31,91,92 n.; Johnson's Latin of Scotland, 188.
letter to, 92; Mrs. Piozzi's ac Lettere Familiari, by Martinelli,
count of conversation between said by Isaac D’Israeli to be
them, 92 n. ; Johnson's letters rather amusing, ii. 208.
to his daughter, 93 n.; Johnson's Letters, “ We shall receive no let-
letter of condolence to, on the ters in the grave,” said Johnson
death of his wife, iii. 405, 406. when opening one in his last ill-
Lawyers and players compared, ii. ness, iv. 318; Lord Chesterfield's
224; conversation concerning, to his Son, i. 206; Johnson ob-
jects to his being published with.
Lay-patronage, discussed, ii. 226. out his leave, ii. 70 n. ; but gives
Learning, Society for the Encou permission to do so, after his
ragement of, i. 110; will it death, 72; Johnson says he puts
make people less industrious ? ii. as little into his as he can, to
181; in Scotland, 330; there is avoid their being published, iv.
the same difference between the 56.
learned and the unlearned, as Letter.writing, talked of, iv. 56.
bet ween the living and the dead, Lever, Sir Ashton, his museum, iv.
Lectures, Johnson on, ii. 25; the Levett, Mr., an early friend of
mode of education by, iv. 48.
Johnson at Lichfield, i. 46, 117.
Lee, Mr. Arthur, an American - Robert, Johnson's humble
patriot, iii. 110.
friend, i. 185, 186 n.; marries
- Jack, his popularity in the wretchedly, 294; becomes mise.
House, iii. 243 n.
rable and that insures the pro-
Leeds, the Duke of, song on his tection of Johnson, i. 331; shows
marsriage, iii. 436.
Boswell Johnson's library, 346,
Legitinpation by marriage con ii. 23; at Johnson's breakfast
sidered, iii. 41.
table, 'iii. 239 n.; Johnson's
Leibnitza on language, Johnson letter announcing his death, iv.
talks of, ii. 153.
87; Johnson's beautiful verses
Leisure, all intellectual improve. in his memory, 87.
ment arises from leisure: all - David, his verses to Pope in
leisure, arises from working for the notes to the Dunciad, quoted,
one another, ii. 207.