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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

TOGETHER WITH

THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES

BY

JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.

NEW EDITIONS

WITH NOTES AND APPENDICES

BY THE LATE

ALEXANDER NAPIER, M.A.

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, VICAR OF HOLKHAM, Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Theological Works of Barrow.

VOL. IV.

LONDON
GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET

COVENT GARDEN

CHISWICK PRESS :-C WHITTINGHAM AND CO., TOOKS COURT,

CHANCERY LANE.

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1783.

Æt. 74.

And arrive at Squire Dilly's .

Johnson on original sin ,

073-74

They visit Luton-Hoe . .

. 77
Argument for a law case .

. 79-80

Dr. Burney's story of his joke with Mr. Bewley , . 84

Johnson visits Oxford, Birmingham, Lichfield, and Ash.

bourne . .

Death of Robert Levett . .

Johnson's beautiful 'verses on the occasion . . .87-88

Johnson's regard for Mr. Malone . .

90

Johnson and his physician, Dr. Lawrence

91

Curious passage in Johnson's register on the dissolution

of the Ministry .

. 96

Johnson's letter to Boswell on the death of his father 102-103

Johnson takes leave of Streatham

. 107

Boswell's tenth visit to London .

. 110

Finds Johnson very ill . .

. 110

Vigorous remarks on non-success in life ,

. 116

Anecdotes and sayings . . . . .

117-129

On precision and clearness of style ,

130

“Lend me sixpence, not to be repaid”.

131

Johnson's ease with Boswell . .

132

Mr. Windham “ will soon make a very pretty rascal” 138

Johnson's intercession for Lowe, the painter.

139

“ Clear your mind of cant”.

154

Boswell returns to Scotland .

157

Johnson has a severe stroke of palsy . .

160

His affection for Tom Davies

162

He recovers, and pays some visits

164

Attacked with gout and other complaints

. 169

Receives a visit from Mrs. Siddons

. 172

Letter to Mrs. Chapone on Lord Carlisle's play 176-177

Letter to Boswell . .

177

Meeting of the old Club in Ivy Lane

A new club instituted

. 182

Johnson seized with asthma . . . .

. 184

Letters to Boswell and others.

185-193

Boswell obtains medical opinions.

. 190

Melancholy letters to Boswell, Langton, and Taylor 191-197

Letter to Miss Jane Langton

. 197

Boswell's eleventh visit to London. .

. 198

Johnson in fine spirits at the Essex Head Club 200-201

Dinner at Mr. Hoole's . . .

205-206

. .

Testimony and argument . .

Johnson and Boswell visit Oxford .

207

On forms of Prayer . . . . .

. 216

Dr. Nowel's sermon

. 218

Adams and Johnson discourse on death and life 220-222

Johnson and Boswell return to London. . . 228

List of books recommended to young Mr. Astle.

oung Mr. Astle. . 229

1784.

Æt. 75.

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