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Historians, English, iii. 502.

how characters should be drawn by, iv.

278.
History, i. 438; ii. 81, 81 n. ; iii. 241,
241 n.

little really authentic, ii. 81, 81 iii.
241.

an old almanack,' iii. 241 n.
not supported by contemporary evi-

dence, a romance, iii. 98.
- of manners, the most valuable, ii. 313.
- of the Council of Trent,' Johnson's pro-

jected translation of, i. 76, 104.
Historye of Troye,' the first book printed

in the English language, iii. 158 n.
Hoarding, iv. 372.
Hobbes, Thomas, on the state of the mind

in old age, iv. 110 n.
Hogarth, his first interview with Johnson,

i. 117.
Johnson's lines on the death of, i. 118.

his character of Johnson, i. 118.
Hogshead of sense,' Johnson compared
Holdbrook, Mr., Johnson's early instructor,

i. 19.
Holidays, iii. 346.
Hollis, Thomas, esq., i. 26 ; iv. 471.
Holyrood House, ii. 278; iii. 57.
Holywell, iii. 139.
Home, Mr. John. i. 467 ; ii. 424 n. ; iii.
81, 230 n., 412 n., 443; iv. 10 n.
his tragedy of Douglas,' iii. 56, 195,

195 n.
Homer, ii. 312, 313 n., 396 ; iv. 46, 113,
364, 377.

Johnson's veneration for, i. 388; iv.
191, 194.

Johnson's seal, a head of, i. 388 n.
Johnson's early translations from, i.

523.
- antiquity of, iv. 191.

Pope's translation of, iv. 401.
Mladame Dacier's translation of, iv.

Hoole, John, esq., his tragedy of Cleo-
nice,' iii. 165.

some account of, iii. 165 n.
Hoole, John, esq., Johnson's letters to,
iii. 165; v. 274.

his diary of Johnson's last illness, V.
464.
Hope, i. 358; iv. 554.
Hope, Dr., iii. 99; v. 157.
Hopeton, John, Earl of, iv. 410 n.
Horace, i. 197, 198; iii. 235, 436; iv.

105, 179, 183, 223, 243, 486 n. ; v. 95.
- Johnson's early translation from, i. 522.
- Francis's translation of, the best, iv.

223.
- Dr. Douglas's collection of editions of,

v. 176, 176 n.
Horace's villa, iv. 105.
Horne, Dr. George, Bishop of Norwich,
iii. 122, 160, 333, 471.
his character of Johnson, v. 359, 461.

Rev. John. See Tooke.
Horrebow's History of Iceland, iv. 137.
Horses, old, what should be done with,

v. 138, 139.
Horsley, Dr. Samuel, i. 466 n. ; v. 145.

William, ii. 34 n.
Hospitality, ii. 161, 210; iv. 190, 349,-

350; v. 102.
- as formerly practised towards the poor,
decline of, iv. 349.
to strangers and foreigners, decline of,

iv. 350.
Hospitals, administration of, iii. 418.
House of Commons, iv. 89, 90; v. 50.

influence of Peers in, ii. 292.
power of expulsion by, iv. 284.
originally a check for the Crown, on
the House of Lords, iv. 285.
- best mode of speaking at the bar of,
iv. 79.
- its power over the national purse, v. 50,

to, iii.

50 n.

- Lord Bolingbroke's description of, iv.

194 n.

90 n.

Macpherson's translation of, iv. 194 n.
Cowper's translation of, iv. 194 n.
and Virgil, comparative excellence of,

iv. 46.
· Homo caudatus,' iii. 262.
Honesty, noble instance of, ii. 341 n.
Honour, iv. 367 n.
Hook, Abbé, his translation of Berwick's

• Memoirs,' iv. 144.
Hooke, Nathaniel, ii. 408.

wrote the Duchess of Marlborough's

Apology,' ii. 408.
Hoole, John, esq., i. 214 n., 372.

his early instruction, v. 65.
Johnson's letter to Warren Hastings
in behalf of, iv. 440.
· Johnson's elegant dedication of his
Tasso to the queen, i. 372.

coarse invectives used in, v. 196.
House of Peers, ii. 335.
Housebreakers, iv. 502.
How, Mr. Richard, v. 60 n.
Howard, John, esq., the philanthropist,

i. 329; iv. 77 ; v. 167.
- Hon. Edward, ii. 111.

Sir George, iii. 248 n.
Howell's • Letters,' iii. 221 n.
Huddersford, Dr., i. 266 N.,

312.
• Hudibras,'ii. 448 ; iii. 245, 402; iv. 196.
Huet, Bishop of Avranches, iv. 22.
Huggins, William, the translator of Ari.

osto, i. 371.

his dispute with Dr. Thomas Warton
respecting Ariosto, iv. 338.
Hughes, John, the poet, i. 256; iv. 171,

404.

1.

Hulks, punishment of the, iv. 124.
Humanity, Johnson's, v. 219.
Human life, v. 237.

miseries and happiness of, iii. 226.
will, liberty of, v. 237.
bones, Johnson's horror at the sight
of, ii. 401.
Hume, David, i. 175, 255, 452; ii. 8,

74, 109, 266, 498; iii. 65 n., 192, 483,
519; iv. 40, 136, 147; v. 71, 187.
- an echo of Voltaire, ii. 54.
his political principles, v. 71.
his scepticism, iii. 483, 519; v. 187.

his · Life,' iii. 483.
Humour, good and bad, iv. 196, 353,

503.
- Johnson's talent for, i. 165.
• Humours of Ballamagairy,' ii. 207 1.
Humphry, Ozias, esq., Johnson's letters

to, v. 163, 164.

some account of, v. 163 n.
Hunter, Mr., Johnson's early tutor, a ri-

gid disciplinarian, i. 18, 25, 258; ii.
135.
- Dr., v. 21, 101.
- Miss, v. 61 n.
Hunting, i. 512; ii. 478.

Johnson's opinion of, i. 512; ii. 478.
Hurd, Dr. Richard, i. 53; iii. 437; iv.
81, 415.

his · Select Works of Cowley,' iii. 395.
Johnson's character of, v. 67.

his sermon on evil spirits, v. 189, 189 n.
· Hurlo Thrumbo,' the eccentric author

of, ii. 523 n.
Husbands, iv. 281, 282.

John, i. 33.
Hussey, Rev. Dr. Thomas, tutelar Bishop
of Waterford, v. 323, 323 n.
Rev. John, iv. 236.

Johnson's letter to, iv. 236.
Hutchinson, William, a drover, noble in-
stance of honesty in, ii. 341 n.

John, esq., his · Moral Philosophy,'

iii. 418.
Hutton, William, his · History of Derby,'

iv. 12 n.
- Mr., the Moravian, v. 322.

Mrs., i. 381.
Hyde, Henry, Lord, iii. 310 n.

Justice, iv. 314 1.
Hyperbole, Johnson's dislike to, ii. 95.
Hypocaust, a Roman one described, iii.

134 n.
Hypochondria, i. 36, 74; iv. 292.

termed by Cheyne the English Ma-
lady,'i. 36.
and madness, distinction between, i. 36.

improper treatment of, i. 74.
Hypochondriac,' Boswell's, v. 58.
Hypocrite, no man one in his pleasures,

v. 212.
- play of the, iii. 196.

Iceland, curious chapter out of the Na.

tural History' of, iv. 137.
Icolmkill, iii. 29, 34, 562.
Idleness, i. 317, 443, 477; ii. 100; iv.

341; v. 56.
• Idler,' Johnson's, i. 280, 317, 330, 334;
iii. 415; iv. 135.

character of the, i. 317.
- character of Sober in, intended as John

son's portrait, iv. 394.
Ignorance, ii. 91; iv. 388.

singular instance of, ii. 353; iv. 387.
guilt of continuing in voluntary, ii. 28.
among men of eminence, instances of,

ii. 91.
Ilam, Johnson's visit to, iv. 39.

natural curiosity at, iv. 39, 40 n.
Ilk,' sense of the word, iv. 186 n.
Imagination, iv. 208.
Imitations, instances of Johnson's all' im.

proviso, iv. 6, 7.
Imlac, character of, iv. 363.
Immortality, iii. 234; iv. 41, 41 n.
Impartiality, iii. 320.
Impressions, folly of trusting to, iv. 497.

should be described while fresh on the

mind, i. 313.
Improvisatore, Italian, iii. 463.
Impudence, difference between Scotch and

Irish, iii. 182.
Ince, Richard, esq., author of papers in

the Spectator,' iii. 398.
Inch Keith, ii. 291.
Inch Kenneth, iii. 3, 16, 16 n., 23, 168,

171, 561.
- Johnson's Latin Ode on the island of,

iii. 20, 528.
' Incidit in Scyllam,' &c., whence taken,

v. 60 n.
Income, living within, v. 106.
Incredulity, Johnson's, iv. 386.
Index Rerum to Clarissa recommended by

Johnson, i. 210.
India, government of, v. 94.
- practice of going to, in quest of wealth,

iv. 275.
Indians, why not weak or deformed, v.

90.
Indigestion, Johnson's remedy for, ii.

205 n.; iv. 556.
Indolence, Johnson's, i. 474, 494; iv. 397.
Inequality, ii. 207.
Infidel writers, ii. 497 ; iii. 330; v. 187.
Infidelity, ii. 8, 13, 82, 97, 423 n.; iii.

234, 330, 421, 519; v. 187.
- conjugal, iii. 390; iv. 280, 280 n.
Infidels, keeping company with, iv. 286.
Influence of the crown, i. 375; v. 101.
Ingratitude, iii. 367.
Inheritance, consequences of anticipating,

v. 24.

-

-

Irish and Erse languages, compared, ii.

149; iii. 222, 224 n.
- papists, i. 379; ii. 240.
tragedy, Foote's account of one,

iv. 300.
Irreparable,' or irrepairable ?' iï. 322.
Irvine, Mr. ii. 331.
Isle of Man, iii. 442.

of Muck, ii. 448.
Italy, Johnson's projected tour to, iii. 372,

383, 392, 400; v. 234, 246, 261.
Ivy-lane Club, i. 163.

J.

Innes, Mr. William, v. 314.

Rev. Mr., i. 350.
Inns, comforts of, iii. 338.

Shenstone's lines on, iii. 339.
Inoculation, v. 192.
Innovation, rage for, v. 67.
Inquisition, i. 477.
Insanity, i. 3, 34, 36, 305, 406; ii. 435;

iv. 25, 363.

hereditary, an important chapter in the
-- history of the human mind still to be

written, i. 3 n.
Insects, ii. 232.
Insensibility of a fishmonger, iv. 252.
Insults, ii. 174, 175.
Intentions, ii. 12.

good, v. 276.
Interest, iv. 89.

of money, iv. 206.
Intoxication, iii. 324, 325.
Intromission, vicious, ii. 189, 194,283,542.
Intuition and sagacity, distinction betwe

v. 244, 244 n.
Invasion, ridiculous fears of, iv. 186.
Invectives, v. 196.
Inverary, iii. 42.
Inverness, ii. 359.
Inverted understanding,' iv. 249.
Invitations, iii. 237.
Invocation of saints, ii. 240; iv. 283; v.

189.
Inward light, i. 385.
Inyon, Dr. i. 134.
Ireland, i. 379, 391 ; ii. 240, 278.
- injured by the union with England,
iv. 287.
hospitality to strangers in, iv. 350.
its ancient state less known than that
of any other country, i. 311.

Johnson's wish to see its literature cul.
tivated, i. 311.
- necessity of poor laws in, i. 389.
Ireland, William Henry, his forgery of

the Skakspeare papers, v. 13 n.
Irene,' Johnson's tragedy of, i. 70, 76,
77, 78, 82, 128, 170; iv. 337.
acted at Drury-lane Theatre, i. 171.

extract from, i. 215.
Irish, the, a fair people, iii. 182.

mix better with the English than the
Scotch do, ii. 229.
- Johnson's compassion for the distresses

of, i. 379; ii. 240.
- Johnson's kindness for, iv. 287.
– union, iv. 287.

gentlemen, good scholars among them,
i. 391.
accent, ii. 153.
impudence, iii. 182.
language, iii. 476; iv. 91.
parliament, iv. 299.
and Welsh languages, affinity between,
i. 312

Jackson, Henry, Johnson's schoolfellow,

iii. 351, 351 n., 494.
- Richard, commonly called omniscient,'

iii. 383, 383 n., 501.
Jacobites, i. 446 ; iii. 197.
Jacobitism, Johnson's ingenious defence

of, i. 445.
James the First, his • Dæmonology,' iv.

253.
James the Second, ii. 418; iii. 216, 523;

iv. 253.
James, Dr., i. 50, 133, 135; ii. 161 ; üi.

369, 387; iv. 395.
- his Medicinal Dictionary,' i. 135.

his character, i. 135.
- his death, iii. 369.
Janes, Mr., ii. 381, 394.
Japix, Gisbert, his · Rymelerie,' i. 488.
Jealousy, iii. 420.
Jenkinson, Right Hon. Charles, afterwards

Earl of Liverpool, ii. 61 ; iii. 509.
- Johnson's letter to, on behalf of Dr.

Dodd, iii. 509, 510 n.
Jenyns, Soame, i. 192 n., 298; ii. 197;

iii. 412; iv. 147.
- his • Origin of Evil,' i. 298.
- his epitaph on Johnson, i. 29.
- epitaph prepared for him by Boswell,

i. 300.
-application of a passage in Horace, to,

iv. 138.
- his "Evidence of the Christian Reli,

gion,' iv. 147.
Jephson, Robert, esq., ii. 89 n.; v. 224 n.
Jesuits, destruction of the order of, iii.

286.
Jodrell, Richard Paul, esq. iv. 302, 145;-

v. 99, 170.

some account of, v. 170 n.
Johnson, Michael, father of Samuel, i. 1,

2, 3, 7 ; iii. 197 n.

his death, i. 48.
- Mrs., mother of Samuel, i. 8, 15.
her death, i. 324.
Johnson's letters to, i. 326, 327.
- Nathaniel, brother of Samuel, i. 3, 59.
Mrs., wife of Samuel, i. 65, 68, 166,
186, 211-219, 324-329, 494;.

iv.

III

8, 208.

JOHNSON, SAMUEL

Leading events of his life.
[1709] his birth, i. 1.

inherited from his father'a vile me-
lancholy,' i. 3.
- his account of the members of his
family, i. 6.

traditional stories of his infant pre-
cocity, i. 11.

afflicted with scrofula, i. 14.
[1712] taken to London to be touched by

Queen Anne for the evil, i. 16.
(1716) goes to school at Lichfield, i. 17.

particulars of his boyish days, i. 22.
[1726] removed to the school of Stour-

bridge, i. 25.
[1727) leaves Stourbridge and passes two

years with his father, i. 27.
[1728] enters at Pembroke College, Ox-

ford, i. 29.
his college life, i. 30.
translates Pope's Messiah' into
Latin verse, i. 32.

the morbid melancholy' lurking in
his constitution gains strength, i. 34.
his course of reading at Oxford, i. 40.
specimens of his themes or exercises,

i. 44.
[1731] quits college, i. 47.
(1732) becomes usher of Market-Bosworth

school, i. 52.
[1733] removes to Birmingham, i. 54.

translates Lobo's voyage to Abys-

sinia, i. 55.
[1734) returns to Lichfield, i. 58.

- proposes to print the Latin poems of
Politian, i. 58.
offers to write for the Gentleman's

Magazine, i. 59.
[1736] marries Mrs. Porter, nearly double

his own age, i. 64.
opens a private academy at Edial,

i. 66.
[1737) goes to London with Garrick, i. 72.

retires to lodgings at Greenwich, i. 76.
· projects a translation of the ‘History
of the Council of Trent,' i. 76.

returns to Lichfield and finishes his
tragedy of Irene,' i. 76.

removes to London with his wife,

i. 80.
(1738] becomes a writer in the Gentle-

man's Magazine, i. 83.
- writes the debates in both houses of

parliament, under the name of · The
Senate of Lilliput,' i. 87.
- publishes his “ London,' for which
he receives ten guineas, i. 89.

endeavours without success to obtain

the degree of Master of Arts, i. 101.
[1739] publishes · Marmor Norfolciense,'

i. 112.

[1740) writes the Lives of Blake, Drake,

and Barretier, i. 119.
(1741) writes translation of the • Jests of

Hierocles,' of Guyon's Dissertation
on the Amazons, and of Fontenelle's

* Panegyric on Dr. Morin,' i. 120.
[1742] writes “Essay on the Account of

the Conduct of the Duchess of Marl-
borough,' Life of Burman and of
Sydenham, and 'Proposals for print.

ing Bibliotheca Harleiana,' i. 129.
[1743] writes • Considerations on the Dis.

pute between Crousazand Warburton,'
&c. and Dedication to Dr. Mead of
James's · Medicinal Dictionary,' i.

132.
[1744) publishes the Life of Richard

Savage,' and writes · Preface to the

Harleian Miscellany,' i. 137, 151.
(1745) publishes - Miscellaneous Observa-

tions on the Tragedy of Macbeth, with
Remarks on Hanmer's Shakspeare,'

i. 151.
[1747] publishes the plan, or prospectus,

of his Dictionary of the English Lan-
guage, i. 156.
forms the King's Head Club in Ivy-

lane, i. 163.
(1748] visits Tunbridge Wells, i. 165.

writes “Life of Roscommon,' Pre-
face to Dodsley's Preceptor,' and
* Vision of Theodore the Hermit,'

i. 166.
[1749) publishes • The Vanity of Human

Wishes,' for which he receives fifteen
guineas, i. 166.
hisIrene' acted at Drury-lane The-

atre, i. 171.
(1750) begins to publish · The Rambler,

his prayer on commencing the under.
taking, i. 156; writes a prologue for
the benefit of Milton's grandaughter,

i. 204.
[1751] writes “Life of Cheynel' Letter

for Lauder, and Dedication to Mrs.
Charlotte Lenox's “Female Quixote,'

i. 205.
[1752] occupied with his Dictionary, and

with the Rambler, i. 210.
- death of his wife, i, 212; his af-
fecting prayer on the occasion, 213;
his extreme grief for her loss, ibid. ;
composes her funeral sermon and her
epitaph, 219.
circle of his friends at this time, i.

227.
[1753) writes the papers in the Adven-

turer' signed T., i. 211, 237.
begins the second volume of his

Dictionary, i. 242.
[1754) writes the Life of Cave, i. 243.

makes an excursion to Oxford, i.
256.

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JOHNSON, SAMUEL-

Leading events of his life.
[1754] obtains the degree of Master of

Arts from that University, i. 262.
[1755) publishes his Dictionary, i. 264.

projects the scheme of a • Biblio.
thèque,' i. 270.
- his depressed state of mind at this
period, i. 282.
the Academy della Crusca present
him with their - Vocabulario,' and
the French Academy send him their

• Dictionnaire,' i. 283.
- projects a scheme of life for Sunday,

i. 286.
[1756) publishes an abridgment of his

Dictionary, i. 291.

writes essays in the Universal Vi.
siter,' i. 291.

superintends, and largely contributes
to, the Literary Magazine, i. 292.
composes pulpit discourses for sun-
dry clergymen, i. 307.
issues proposals for an edition of
Shakspeare, i. 308.
– is offered a living, but declines en-

tering into holy orders, i. 310.
[1757] dictates a speech on the subject of

an address to the throne after the

expedition to Rochfort, i. 311.
[1758] commences the ‘Idler,' i. 317.

being compelled to retrench his ex-
penses, he breaks up housekeeping,
and removes to chambers in the

Temple, i. 320.
[1759] loses his mother, i. 324.

writes his “Rasselas' to defray the
expenses of her funeral and to pay
some debts, i. 330.

makes an excursion to Oxford, i.
337.
- writes a Dissertation on the Greek
Comedy,' the Introduction to the
• World Displayed,' and · Three
Letters concerning the best Plan for

Blackfriars Bridge,' i. 340.
[1760] writes. Address of the Painters to

George III. on his Accession,' the
Dedication to Baretti's Italian Dic-
tionary, and a review of Tytler's
Vindication of Mary, Queen of
Scots, i. 342.

forms rules and resolutions for the
guidance of his moral conduct and

literary studies, i. 343.
[1761] writes Preface to Rolt's' Dic-

tionary of Trade and Conimerce, i.

348.
[1762] writes Dedication to the king of

'Kennedy's Astronomical Chrono-
logy, and Preface-to the Catalogue
of the Artists' Exhibition, i. 356.

[1762] obtains a pension of 300l. a year,

as the reward of his literary merit, i.
361.

accompanies Sir Joshua Reynolds

in a visit to Devonshire, i. 367.
(1763] writes Character of Collins, Life

of Ascham, Dedication to Hoole's
Tasso, and Detection of the Impos-
ture of the Cock-lane Ghost, i. 372.

Boswell becomes acquainted with

him, i. 393.
[1764] the “Literary Club'founded, i.

490.
- afflicted with a severe return of his

hypochondriack disorder, i. 495.
– writes a review of Granger's Sugar
Cane,' and of Goldsmith's Tra-
veller,' i. 494.

visits his friend, Dr. Percy, in North-

amptonshire, i. 499.
(1765] visits the University of Cambridge,

i. 500.

created Doctor of Laws by Dublin
University, i. 503.
– is introduced into the family of Mr.

Thrale, i. 506, 512.
- gives to the world his edition of

Shakspeare, i. 54.
(1766) writes the noble dedication to the

king of Gwyn's “ London and West-
minster improved,' and . The Foun-

tains,' a fairy tale, ii. 25.
[1767] his interview with the king, ii. 34.

interesting extract from his devo
tional record, ii. 43.

writes dedication to the king of
• Adam's Treatise on the Globe,' ii.

44.
(1768) writes prologue to Goldsmith's

Good-natured Man,' ii. 47.

visits Oxford, ii. 47.
(1769) appointed professor in ancient lite-

rature to the Royal Academy of Arts,
ii. 69.
passes the

summer at Oxford, Lich-
field, and Brighton, ii. 69.

appears at the Old Bailey as a wit.
ness on the trial of Baretti for mur.

der, ii. 98.
[1770) publishes The False Alarm,' ii.

114.
[1771) publishes Thoughts on the late

Transactions respecting Falkland's
Islands,' ii. 121.
- design of bringing him into parlia.
ment, ii. 124.

engaged in preparing a fourth edition

of his folio Dictionary, ii. 146.
[1772] writes • Defence of a Schoolmaster,'

andArgument in support of Vicious

Intromission, ii. 179.
- interesting sketches of the state of
his mind at this time, ii. 184.

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