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“Seven years, my lord, have now passed, since I waited in your outward rooms, or was repulsed from your door."-JOHNSON's Letter to Lord Chesterfield, p. 145.

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LONDON:
G. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET.
NEW YORK : 18, BEEKMAN STREET.

1856.
392726-B.

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

COMPREHENDING

AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES AND NUMEROUS WORKS,

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER;

A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE AND CONVERSATIONS

WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS;

AND VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION, NEVER

BEFORE PUBLISHED:

THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY MEN IN GREAT BRITAIN,

FOR NEARLY HALF A CENTURY DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED,

BY JAMES BOSWELL, Esq.

Quo fit ut OMNIS
Votiva pateat veluti descripta tabella
VITA SENIS-

HORAT.

A NEW EDITION,

ELUCIDATED BY COPIOUS NOTES,

AND ILLUSTRATED WITH NUMEROUS PORTRAITS, VIEWS, AND CHARACTERISTIO DESIGNS,

ENGRAVED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.--VOL. I.

LONDON:
G. ROUTLEDGE & CO., FARRINGDON STREET,
NEW YORK: 18, BEEKMAN STREET,

1857.

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