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Empress of Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel,

intern. evid.
Observations on the Present State of Affairs, intern. evid.
Memoirs of Frederick III., King of Prussia, intern. evid.
In the same MAGAZINE his REVIEWS are of the following books:

“ Birch's History of the Royal Society;" “ Browne's
Christian Morals;" “ Warton's Essay on the Writings and
Genius of Pope," vol. i.; "Hampton's Translation of Po-
lybius;" “ Sir Isaac Newton's Arguments in proof of a
Deity;" “Borlase's liistory of the Isles of Scilly;" “ Home's
Experiments on Bleaching;" “ Browne's History of Ja-
maica ;” “Hales on Distilling Sea-Waters, Ventilators in
Ships, and curing an ill taste in Milk;” “Lucas's Essay on
Waters;" “ Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops;”
“Philosophical Transactions,” vol. xlix. ; " Miscellanies by
Elizabeth Harrison ;” Evans's Map and Account of the
Middle Colonies in America;" “ The Cadet, a Military
Treatise;" “ The Conduct of the Ministry relating to the

present War, impartially examined,” intern. evid. “ Mrs. Lennox's Translation of Sully's Memoirs;” “Letter on the

Case of Admiral Byng ;" “ Appeal to the People concerning Admiral Byng;" “ Hanway's Eight Days'Journey and Essay on Tea;" “ Some further particulars in Relation to the Case

of Admiral Byng, by a Gentleman of Oxford,acknowl. Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry Answer to the

Review of his Essay on Tea, Johnson, in the same collection, made a reply to it, acknowl. This is the only instance, it is believed, when he condescended to take notice of any thing that had been written against him; and here his chief in

tention seems to have been to make sport. Dedication to the Earl of Rochford of, and Preface to, Mr.

Payne's Introduction to the Game of Draughts, acknowl. Introduction to the London Chronicle, an Evening Paper,

which still subsists with deserved credit, acknowl. *“ Observations on the Foregoing Letter,” i. e. A Letter on

the American Colonies. 1757. Speech on the Subject of an Address to the Throne after the

Expedition to Rochefort; delivered by one of his friends in some publick meeting: it is printed in the Gentleman's Ma

gazine for October, 1785, intern. evid. The first two paragraphs of the Preface to Sir William

Chambers's Designs of Chinese Buildings, &c. acknowl. 1758. The IDLER, which began April 5, in this year, and was con

tinued till April 5, 1760, acknowl.

An Essay on the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers

was added to it, when published in volumes, acknowl. 1759. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, a Tale, acknowl.

Advertisement for the Proprietors of the Idler against certain

persons who pirated those papers as they came out singly
in a newspaper called the Universal Chronicle, or Weekly

Gazette, intern. evid.
For Mrs. Charlotte Lennox's English Version of Brumoy, “A

Dissertation on the Greek Comedy," and the General Con

clusion of the Book, intern. evid. Introduction to the World Displayed, a Collection of Voyages

and Travels, acknowl. Three Letters in the Gazetteer, concerning the best plan for

Blackfriars-bridge, acknowl. 1760, Address of the Painters to George III. on his Accession to the

throne, intern. evid. Dedication of Baretti's Italian and English Dictionary to the

Marquis of Abreu, then Envoy-Extraordinary from Spain

at the Court of Great Britain, intern. evid. Review in the Gentleman's Magazine of Mr. Tytler's acute

and able Vindication of Mary, Queen of Scots, acknowl. Introduction to the Proceedings of the Committee for Clothing

the French Prisoners, acknowl. 1761. Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of Trade and Commerce, acknowl.

Corrections and Improvements for Mr. Gwyn the Architect's

pamphlet, entitled “ Thoughts on the Coronation of George

III.acknowl. 1762. Dedication to the King of the Reverend Dr. Kennedy's

Complete System of Astronomical Chronology unfolding

the Scriptures, 4to edition, acknowl. Preface to the Catalogue of the Artist's Exhibition, intern.

evid. 1763. Character of Collins in the Poetical Calendar, published by

Fawkes and Woty, acknowl.
Dedication to the Earl of Shaftesbury of the edition of Roger

Ascham's English Works, published by the Reverend Mr.

Bennett, acknowl.
The Life of Ascham, also prefixed to that edition, acknowl.
Review of Telemachus, a Masque, by the Reverend George

Graham, of Eton College, in the Critical Review, acknowl.
Dedication to the Queen of Mr. Hoole's Translation of Tasso,

acknowl. Account of the Detection of the Imposture of the Cock-lane Ghost, published in the Newspapers and Gentleman's Magazine, acknowl.

1764. Part of a Review of Granger's “Sugar Cane," a Poem, in the

London Chronicle, acknowl.
Review of Goldsmith's “ Traveller,” a Poem, in the Critical

Review, acknowl. 1765. The Plays of William Shakspeare, in eight volumes, 8vo. with

Notes, acknowl.

1766. The Fountains, a Fairy Tale, in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies,


1767. Dedication to the King of Mr. Adams's Treatise on the Globes,


1769. Character of the Reverend Mr. Zachariah Mudge, in the

London Chronicle, acknowl.

1770. The False Alarm, acknowl. 1771. Thoughts on the late Transactions respecting Falkland's

Islands, acknowl.

1772. Defence of a Schoolmaster; dictated to me for the House of

Lords, acknowl.
Argument in support of the Law of Vicious Intromission ; dic-

tated to me for the Court of Session in Scotland, acknowl.

1773. Preface to Macbean's “Dictionary of Ancient Geography,'

acknowl, Argument in favour of the Rights of Lay Patrons; dictated

to me for the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland,

acknowl. 1774. The Patriot, acknowl. 1775. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, acknowl.

Proposals for publishing the Works of Mrs. Charlotte Lennox,

in 3 volumes, 4to. acknowl. Preface to Baretti's Easy Lessons in Italian and English,

intern. evid.
Taxation no Tyranny: an Answer to the Resolutions and

Address of the American Congress, acknowl.
Argument on the Case of Dr. Memis; dictated to me for the

Court of Sessions in Scotland, acknowl.
Argument to prove that the Corporation of Stirling was cor-

rupt; dictated to me for the House of Lords, acknowl.

1776. Argument in support of the Right of immediate and personal

Reprehension from the Pulpit ; dictated to me, acknowl. Proposals for publishing an Analysis for the Scotch Çeltick

Language, by the Reverend William Shaw, acknowl.

1777. Dedication to the King of the Posthumous Works of Dr.

Pearce, Bishop of Rochester, acknowl.
Additions to the Life and Character of that Prelate, prefixed

to those works, acknowl.
Various Papers and Letters in favour of the Reverend Dr.

Dodd, acknowl.

1780. Advertisement for his Friend, Mr. Thrale, to the Worthy

Electors of the Borough of Southwark, acknowl.
First Paragraph of Mr. Thomas Davies's Life of Garrick,


1781. Prefaces, biographical and critical, to the Works of the most

eminent English Poets ; afterwards published with the Title

of the Lives of the English Poets, acknowl. Argument on the importance of the Registration of Deeds ;

dictated to me for an Election Committee of the House of

Commons, acknowl.
On the Distinction between Tory and Whig; dictated to me,

On Vicarious Punishments, and the great Propitiation for the

Sins of the World by JESUS CHRIST; dictated to me,

acknowl. Argument in favour of Joseph Knight, an African Negro, who

claimed his Liberty in the Court of Session in Scotland, and

obtained it; dictated to me, acknowl. Defence of Mr. Robertson, Printer of the Caledonian Mercury,

against the Society of Procurators in Edinburgh, for having inserted in his paper a ludicrous paragraph against them; demonstrating that it was not an injurious Libel ; dictated to me, acknowl.

1782. The greatest (part], if not the whole, of a Reply, by the

Reverend Mr. Shaw, to a person at Edinburgh, of the name of Clarke, refuting his arguments for the authenticity of the Poems published by Mr. James Macpherson as Translations from Ossian, intern. evid.

1784. List of the Authors of the Universal History, deposited in the

British Museum, and printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for December, this year, acknowl.


Letters to Mrs. Thrale, acknowl.
Prayers and Meditations, which he delivered to the Rev. Mr.

Strahan, enjoining him to publish them, acknowl.
Sermons, left for publication by John Taylor, LL.D. Prebendary

of Westminster, and given to the World by the Reverend
Samuel Hayes, A.M. intern. evid.

Such was the number and variety of the prose works of this extraordinary man, which I have been able to discover, and am at liberty to mention'; but we ought to keep in mind, that there must undoubtedly have been many more which are yet concealed ; and we may add to the account, the numerous letters which he wrote, of which a considerable part are yet unpublished. It is hoped that those persons, in whose possession they are, will favour the world with them.


[This is a strange phrase. What work could it have been that Mr. Boswell was not at liberty to mention? That there was some peculiar meaning here can hardly be doubted. It perhaps may allude to some publications of a jacobite tendency, written in Johnson's earlier days, and which may have been acknowledged in confidence to Boswell ; but this is a mere conjecture. Many of the articles inserted in the foregoing list on internal evidence (particularly those from the magazines) are of very little im. portance, and of very doubtful authenticity. -Ed.]

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