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Bossuet. Massillon. Bourdaloue. Virgil's description tof the

entrance into hell, compared to a printing-house.

295

October 15. Erse poetry. Danger of knowledge of music. The

propriety of settling our affairs so as to be always prepared

for death. Religion and literary attainments not to be descri-

bed to young persons as too hard. Reception of the tra-

vellers in their progress. Spence.

301

October 16. Miss Maclean. Account of Mull. The value of an

oak walking-stick in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. M.Quarrie's

in Ulva. Captain Macleod. Second Sight. Mercheta Mulie-

rum, and Borough-English. The grounds on which the sale

of an estate may be set aside in a court of equity.

305

October 17. Arrive at Inchkenneth. Sir Allan Maclean and his

daughters. None but theological books should be read on

Sunday. Dr. Campbell. Dr. Johnson exhibited as a High-

lander. Thoughts on drinking. Dr. Johnson's Latin verses

on Inchkenneth.

310

October 18. Young Col's various good qualities. No extraordinary

talents requisite to success in trade. Dr. Solander. Mr.

Burke. Dr. Johnson's intrepidity and presence of mind. Sin-

gular custom in the islands of Col and Otaheité. Further eulo-

gium on young Col. Credulity of a Frenchman in foreign

countries.

314

October 19. Death of young Col. Dr. Johnson slow of belief

without strong evidence. La credulité des incredules. Coast

of Mull. Nun's Island. Past scenes pleasing in recollection.

Land on Icolmkill.

318

October 20. Sketch of the ruins at Icolmkill. Influence of so-

lemn scenes of piety. Feudal authority in the extreme. Re-

turn to Mull.

323

October 21. Pulteney. Pitt. Walpole. Mr. Wilkes. English and

Jewish history compared. Scotland composed of stone and

water, and a little earth. Turkish Spy. Dreary ride to Loch-

buy. Description of the laird.

326

Ociober 22. Uncommon breakfast offered to Dr. Johnson, and re-

jected. Lochbuy's war-saddle. Sail to Oban.

330

October 23. Goldsmith's Traveller. Pope and Cowley compared.

Archibald Duke of Argyle. Arrive at Inveraray. Dr. John-

son drinks some whisky, and assigns his reason. Letter from

the authour to Mr. Garrick. Mr. Garrick's answer. 332

October 24. Specimen of Ogden on Prayer. Hervey's Medite-

362

November 1. Rules for the distribution of charity. Castle of

Dundonald. Countess of Eglintoune. Alexander Earl of
Eglintoune.

ib.

November 2. Arrive at Auchinleck. Character of Lord Auchin-

leck. His idea of Dr. Johnson.

365

November 3. Dr. Johnson's sentiments concerning the Highlands.

Mr. Harris of Salisbury.

366

November 4. Auchinleck. Cattle without horns. Composure of
mind how far attainable.

363
November 5. Dr. Johnson's high respect for the English clergy.

971

Vovember 6. Lord Auchinleck and Dr. Johnson in collision. ib.

. November 7. Dr. Johnson's uniform piety. His dislike of pres-

byterian worship.

373

November 8. Arrive at Hamilton

November 9. The Duke of Hamilton's house. Arrive at Edin-

burgh.

374

Vovember 10. Lord Elibank. Difference in political principles

ib.

increased by opposition. Edinburgh Castle. Fingal. Eng.
lish credulity not less than Scottish. Second Sight. Garrick
and Foote compared as companions. Moravian Missions and
Methodism.

ib.
November 11. History originally oral. Dr. Robertson's liberality
of sentiment. Rebellion natural to man.

381

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