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Aberbrothick, Johnson's delight' with, 52; tea at, 238.
Aberdeen, reached, 63; people of, taught by Cromwell's soldiers to make shoes and stockings and plant cabbages, 63; Johnson receives the freedom of the town, 68; Sunday evening at, 269; a duel fought for the honour of Aberdeen butter, 298 n.; Johnson thinks the people of, very dull, 72.
Abernethy, Dr. John, his theory concerning prayer, 50.
Acting, tragic, Johnson despises, 23.
Adams, Dr., Johnson calls on, 395.
Addison, Johnson thinks his " Remarks on Italy " feeble, 268.
Advertisement, Johnson's apologetic, in the Edinburgh papers, 358.
Affectation to be found even on death beds, 345.
Allan of Muidart, song to, translated from the Erse, 248.
Allen, Edmund, printer and friend of Johnson, 353.
America, the dance called, 237.
Ana, the French, are good, 268.
Anacreon, Baxter's, long sought for by Johnson, found at Auchinleck, 328.
Anaitis, Temple of the Goddess, near Dunvegan, 183; origin of the name, 185.
Andrews, St., Johnson at, 41-52.
Anecdote, Johnson loves 24; Birch, Percy, Goldsmith, and
Lord Hailes cited as men of anecdote, 218; Granger's Biographical History, full of, 218.
Animals, the two noblest in the world, a Scotch Highlander and an English sailor, 318.
Arbuthnot, Mr. Robert, presented to Johnson, 16; account of 16 n.
Arguing, Cibher's clever saying applied to Johnson, 251.
Argument, Johnson supplies Boswell with one on vicious intromission, 32.
Argyle, the Duke of, invites Johnson and Boswell to dinner, 308.
the Duchess of, her coldness
to Boswell, and Boswell's impertinence and insolence, 310.
Arithmetic, Cocker's, Johnson presents to a girl in the Highlands, 108.
Armidale, grand view at, 117, 118.
Ascanius, the Narrative of Charles Edward's escape, quoted, 150, 166, 167.
Assembly man, the, "who cries Fire, fire, in Noah's Flood," 41 n.
Atlas, the race-horse, 376.
Attacks, authors are the better for, 235; no man ever written down but by himself, 235.
Attention, Boswell's assiduous, to Johnson, he takes credit for, 227.
Auchinleck, arrival at, 327; Library at, 328; Castle described, 330.
Auchinleck. Lord, Bagwell's father, regard everywhere shown for him, 102, 106; described by Walter Scott, 333; I is naino tor Johnson. 334.
Auchnasheal, Johnson regaled with syllabubs at, 111; bank near, where Johnson determined to write the '. Journey,' ibid, n.
Augustus. Fort, visited, 105.
Author, advantageous to an, to be attacked, 348.
Bach y Graig, Mrs. Thrale's estate
in Wales, left to a nephew of
Piozzi to the exclusion of her
own children, 381, 382 n. Bacon, does not seem to have con
sulted original documents for
his History of Henry VII., 185. Bacon, Phanucl, his poem quoted,
67, 68 n. Badenocb. the Lord of, destroys
Elgin Cathedral 87. 88 n. Bagpipes, Johnson likes to hear,
272. Eandii Epistolac. Johnson reads
during the Tour in Wales,
386 n. Barclay, a young Oxford student,
writes a defence of Johnson's
Shakespeare, 234. Bath, Pulteney, Earl of, "as
paltry a fellow as could be,"
Baxter, William, his edition of ,3'^8 n.
"Bear," Mr. Henry Erskine gives Boswell a shilling for the sight of his, 24 n.
Beaton, Cardinal, Johnson visits the scene of his assassination, 46.
Beattie, Dr., persuades Johnson to undertake the journey to the Hebrides, 4; Johnson's opinion of, 16; his ode on the birth of Lord Hay. 80; confutes Hume, 234.
Beanclerk, Lady Sydney, the "lady of a mighty unpliable understanding," 254.
Bed, Johnson's at Kingsburgh, the one on which the Pretender had slept, 151,152; Pope's lines on Wilmot, Earl of Rochester's, 152.
Bentley, Johnson's high opinion of, 142; his fine saying that "no man is written down, except by himself,'' 235. Sihliothcca Litiraria, 387. '' Bigot, a, to laxness," Johnson accuses Mr. Kenneth Macaulayof being, 93. Biographical History of England,
by Granger, 218. Biography, discussed. 304; Johnson did not think the life of any literary man in England well written, 204. Birch, Dr. Johnson said, had more
anecdotes than any man, 218. Birthday, Johnson objects to people being told of his, 187 n. Blackiock, Dr., the blind poet, his conversation with Johnson on scepticism, 31; his letter, 267.
Blair, Dr. Hugh, preaches at the High Church, St. Giles', Edinburgh, 26; his letter reporting Johnson's conversation in Boswell's absence, 346. Boar's Head, Club at the, where Falstaff and his companions met, 211 n. Bodryddan, the residence of the
Bodville, Mrs. Thrale's birthplace, 391; Mr. Palgravc's note on the present state of the house, 391 n.
Bones, human, Johnson's horror of, 137 ; preserved above ground in churches—perhaps a Celtic custom, 137 n.; Boswell buries some he found in Inch Kenneth, 284.
Bonetta, The, and its captain, 276. Books collected to amuse Johnson while weather-bound in Col, 26-1,
Borough English, an old tenure. 277.
Bossuet, Boswell's enthusiasm fur, 268.
Boswell,as early as 1763, suggested to Johnson the Tour to the Hebrides, 1; in 1764 mentioned the design to Voltaire, 1; in 1773, seeing hopes of success, he gets Mrs. Thrale and Dr. Robertson to add their persuasions to his, 3; begs also the assistance of Or. Beattie, 4: a sketch of Johnson s character and person, 5-7; receives a note from Johnson, saying he bad actually arrived in Edinburgh, 9: conducts Johnson through the dangers of t he streets to t he house he rented from David Hume in James's ''..-urt, 10, 11; expresses his delight that his wife gives up her bedroom for Johnson's accommodation, and makes tea for him at all hours, 11, 12, and is so pleased that his little daughter Veronica takes a fancy to Johnson that he promises to add to her fortune, 13; shows Johnson points of interest in Edinburgh, and takes him to call on different people, 12-35; "chuckles at beholding Samuel Johnson rolling among the antiquities," 25; invites to meet Johnson. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo, 12; Lord Chief Baron Orde, 15; Mr. Arbuthnot, 18 : Dr. Robertson, 24; Mr. W. Nairne, and Mr. Hamilton, 23; the Duchess of Douglas, Sir Adolphus Oughton, Principal Robertson, Mr. Cullen, 28; Dr. Blacklock, Sir Alexander Dick, Lord Hailes, Mr. Maclaurin, Dr. Gregory, and Dr. Boswell, 30-32; Dr. Webster and Mr. Murray. 35; reads to Johnson some of his law notes, 35; gives a sketch of himself, 36; leaves Edinburgh with Johnson, 36; begins his
Journal, 42 n.; acknowledges with thanks the civilities of the Professors at St. Andrew's, 48; defends Johnson's 'Journey,' 51; hints at his leaning towards a belief in transubstantiation, 53; Johnson compliments him on defending his profession with ability, 53; his good humour. Burke says, is scarce a virtue, he has so much naturally, 57; at Aberdeen known from his likeness to his father, 63; most kindly entertained by Lord Errol at Slains Castle, 80; regrets the decay of respect for men of family, 81; his two titles, Dalblair and Auchinleck, 89; makes out a plan for the Tour with Mr. Macaulay at Calrler Manse. 93; ecstatic over the comfort and luxury of Fort George, 98; has a fit of melancholy, 99; pays his respects to old friends in Inverness. 102; his imagination stronglv affected by the ' Rambler' 103; his nervous tremors, 109; excites Johnson's wrath by riding forward, 114; uneasy and fretful himself, he admires the philosophic calm of the 'Rambler,' 115; indulges in some sneers at the meanness of the Macdonalds, in his first edition, 117 n, 118 n.; but expunges them in the second and third, 118; suffers from an attack of spleen, 123; detained, dull and dreary, at Corrichataehin, he is thankful for tea, 129; sentimental over the realization of his long-cherished scheme, 131 ; leaves Johnson for a day, 136; complains of irritable nerves, 144; in "high glee," 151; makes an abstract of what he heard from Flora Macdouald. 153; shows himself a good critic, 179; compares himself to a dog running away
with a large piece of meat, 181; excites Johnson's wruth by an untimely burst of laughter, 182; annoys Johnson by "troublesome kindness,'' 187; seizes every opportunity of writing in his Journal, 192; uneasy at not baving letters from home, 198; maintains against Johnson the superiority of the Scottish clergy, 215; enjoys Corrichatachin's too Denial punchbowl, 220; Sunday headache and repentance, 221 ; writes in his Journal under difficulties. 225 j is a •'bttle wrong-headed,'' 231; Johnson reading his Journal says, " This will be a great treasure to us some years hence," 236; lays aside the abstraction of a scholar and conciliates the natives by joining in the dance, 239; gives Johnson his Journal to read, who " wishes the book was twice as big,"205; 'Koving among the Hebrides,' 289; embraces Johnson on the shore of lona, 290; writes to Gurrick from Inverness, .'102; grows pathetic over his Sunday reading, 304. 305; mortified by the disdain of a duchess, 308; is insolent and impertinent, 310; consoles himself "that his punishment was inflicted by so dignified a beauty," 312; desired by his father to invite Johnson to Auchinleck. 327 ; his elation and anxiety on the occasion, 330; his fears verified. 332; boasts that Johnson is a constellation of genins to his father, who retorts that truly he is Ursa Mitjor, 334; arrives in Edinburgh, 335; his hankering after a belief in Ossian's Poems, 339; and second sight. 339, 340; receives the compliments of his friends on his return, 341 ; entertains Johnson for nine days in Edinburgh,
343; tells the story affainst himself of " stick to the cow, inon,"' 345; soes Johnson into the coach for Newcastle, 351 ; congratulates himself on having persuaded Johnson to undertake the Tour, 352; gives the letters and opinions of his friends on the same. 352-360. Boswell, Mrs., her attentions to Johnson, 11, 12.
Veronica takes a fancy to
Johnson, 13; account of 13 n.
Dr., the author's uncle, 32;
his museum, 343.
Thomas, un ancestor of the
Bow-wow manner of Johnson, 6.
Boy, Johnson upbraids Boswell with being still a boy, 266.
Boyd, the Hon. Charles, his character, 75 : his attention to Johnson, 74, 80.
Boyd's Inn, Johnson arrives at, 9.
Braidwood, Mr. Thomas, his ac-idemy for the deaf and dumb, 347 n.
"Brave we, O!" a peculiar exclamation of Johnson's, 314.
Bread, wheaten, given by Boswell to Highlanders who had never tasted it, 112.
Breeding, good, the best book on, 236.
Brodie, Alexander, Lyon King-alarms, 174.
Browne, Isaac Hawkins, fond of good wine, 124: his poem, 124.
Bruce, spelh-d in 14 different ways, ilo; Boswell prides himself on having the blood of Bruce in his veins. 13.
'• Brunetta's wise in actions great and rare," 232.
Bitchan's Buller. the Pot, near Aberdeen, visited by Johnson, 76.
Buchanan,his Latin poems praised, 346.
Buck, Johnson announced in Sky
as a "young English Buck," 151 ; Johnson a " buck indeed," 224.
Budgell Eustace, his suicide, 38.
Button, his conversation, 194 n.
Burke, Edmund, his extraordinary abilities 18-20; his eloquence, 179; "the first man everywhere," 231.
Burnet's History of his own Tin-.es, found in a Highland hut, 244.
Burney, Dr. Charles,his History of Music, 53 n.
Butter, Aberdeen, a duel fought for the honour of, 298.
Byron. Commodore, his story of finding giants in Patagonia, 337.
Cabbage, "such a woman might
be cut out of & cabbage," 196. Cadogan, Dr., his book on the
gout, 176 n. Calder Manse, an evening at, 92;
the library in, 93. Campbell, Bishop Archibald, on a
Middle State, 310; Johnson's
account of, 311. Dr. John, translator of Her
mippus Kedivivus, author of the
Political Survey of Great
Britain, 280,281. Candlestick, Mackinnon's, 288. Cards, Johnson wishes he had
learned to play, 351. Carelessness, Johnson's, about letters and papers, 317. Caricature, of Walpole, referred
to, 244; Hogarth's, of Wilkes,
in Flora Macdonald's room in
Sky, 152. Carr, Rev. George, his sermons,
and account of, 14 n. Carriage, Rasay's, a fine strong
open boat, 130. Carte, his life of the Duke of Or
mond, ill written, 254. Cascade, Mrs. Cotton's dry, 385 n. Case, with spoon, fork, &c., given
by Prince Charles Edward to
Dr. Macleod when he escaped, 161 n.
Cash, scarcity of, on the islands, 216.
Cave, Mackinnon's, Scott's note on, 288.
Cawdor Castle, the Thane of Cawdor's seat, 92.
Chambers, Sir Robert, conducts Johnson to Newcastle, 5.
Sir William, his account of
Oriental gardening, 152.
Dr. William, the restorer of
St. Giles', 26.
Chapel, Baron Smith's attended by Johnson, 14; ruins of a, in Imhkenneth, Boswell visits at night for devotion, but returns in haste for fear of ghosts, 284 n.
Charles Edward, Prince, escape of with Flora Macdonald, 155-65; Voltaire's saying on, 165.
Chatsworth visited, 376.
Chester visited, 381; a disagreement takes place there between Johnson ami Mrs. Thrale, 381.
Cheyne, Dr., his rule of life, 123.
Chief, a Highland, should make his house like a Court, 235.
Cholmondeley, Mrs., "a very airy lady," 211.
Christ, His atonement and satisfaction, 66, 67.
Christian Institutes, by Dr. J. Gastrell, 280.
Clarendon's fine passage on the execution of Montrose, 257.
Claymore, Rorie Mores shown to Johnson, 178.
Clergy, Scotch and English, compared, 215 ; dispute as to which are most learned, 216.
Clive, Mrs., the best player Johnson ever saw, 98.
Club, a, at the Boar's Head, Eastcheap, 211.
Club, The, its place of meeting, 83; members of, 84 n.; first called the Literary, at Garrick's funeral, 84 ; Boswell proposes to bring to St. Andrews, and found