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New Lodgings. — Johnson's Compliment. - A Titled
Patron. — The Poet at Northumberland House. — His
Independence of the Great. — The Countess of North-
umberland. .-“Edwin and Angelina.”, Gosfield and
Lord Clare. — Publication of Essays. — Evils of a Ris-
ing Reputation. Hangers - on. — Job - Writing.
Goody Two-shoes.” - A Medical Campaign. — Mrs.
Publication of the “ Vicar of Wakefield"; Opinions con-
cerning it: Of Dr. Johnson; Of Rogers the Poet; Of
Goethe; Its Merits; Exquisite Extract. — Attack by
Kenrick. – Reply. — Book-Building. — Project of a
Social Position of Goldsmith; His Colloquial Contests
with Johnson. — Anecdotes and Illustrations
Social Resorts. — The Shilling Whist-Club. A Prac-
tical Joke. — The Wednesday Club. — The “Tun of
Man.” — The Pig-Butcher. — Tom King. — Hugh
Kelly. - Glover and his Characteristics
The Great Cham of Literature and the King. Scene at
Sir Joshua Reynolds's. Goldsmith accused of Jeal-
ousy. – Negotiations with Garrick. — The Author and
the Actor; Their Correspondence
More Hack-Authorship. — Tom Davies and the Roman
History. — Canonbury Castle. — Political Authorship.
Pecuniary Temptation. Death of Newbery the
Theatrical Manæuvring. — The Comedy of “False Del-
icacy." – First Performance of the “Good-natured
Man." Conduct of Johnson. - Conduct of the
Author. — Intermeddling of the Press
Burning the Candle at both Ends. - Fine Apartments.
Fine Furniture. — Fine Clothes. — Fine Acquaintances.
Shoemaker's Holiday and Jolly-Pigeon Associates. -
Peter Barlow, Glover, and the Hampstead Hoax.
Poor Friends among great Acquaintances
Reduced again to Book-Building. — Rural Retreat at
Shoemaker's Paradise. - Death of Henry Goldsmith;
Tributes to his Memory in the “ Deserted Village' 240
Dinner at Bickerstaff's. — Hiffernan and his Impecuni-
osity. — Kenrick's Epigram. — Johnson's Consolation.
Goldsmith's Toilet. The Bloom-colored Coat.
New Acquaintances; The Horneck's. — A Touch of
Poetry and Passion.- · The Jessamy Bride .
Goldsmith in the Temple. — Judge Day and Grattan.
Labor and Dissipation. - Publication of the Roman
History. – Opinions of it. “History of Animated
Nature.” — Temple Rookery. — Anecdotes of a Spider 253
Honors at the Royal Academy.- Letter to his Brother
Maurice. — Family Fortunes. - Jane Contarine and
the Miniature. Portraits and Engravings. — School
Associations. — Johnson and Goldsmith in Westminster
Publication of the “Deserted Village" ; Notices and
Illustrations of it
The Poet among the Ladies; Description of his Person
and Manners. — Expedition to Paris with the Horneck
Family:— The Traveller of Twenty and the Traveller
of Forty. — Hickey, the Special Attorney. — An un-
Death of Goldsmith's Mother. — Biography of Parnell.
Agreement with Davies for the History of Rome. — Life
of Bolingbroke. — The Haunch of Venison
Dinner at the Royal Academy. — The Rowley Contro-
versy. - Horace Walpole's Conduct to Chatterton.
Johnson at Redcliffe Church. — Goldsmith's History of
England. · Davies's Criticism. — Letter to Bennet
Marriage of Little Comedy. — Goldsmith at Barton.-
Practical Jokes at the Expense of his Toilet. — Amuse-
ments at Barton. — Aquatic Misadventure
Dinner at General Oglethorpe's. Anecdotes of the
General. — Dispute about Duelling. — Ghost Stories 309
Mr. Joseph Cradock.- An Author's Confidings. - An
Amanuensis. — Life at Edgeware. — Goldsmith Con-
juring. - George Colman. - The Fantoccini
Broken Health. — Dissipation and Debts. — The Irish
Widow. – Practical Jokes. — Scrub. — A Misquoted
Pun. - Malagrida. — Goldsmith proved to be a Fool.
Distressed Ballad-Singers. — The Poet at Ranelagh 326
Invitation to Christmas. — The Spring-Velvet Coat.
The Haymaking Wig. — The Mischances of Loo.-
The Fair Culprit. - A Dance with the Jessamy Bride. 338
Theatrical Delays. — Negotiations with Colman. - Let-
ter to Garrick. — Croaking of the Manager. – Naming
of the Play.—“She Stoops to Conquer.” Foote's
Primitive Puppet-Show, “ Piety on Pattens.” — First
Performance of the Comedy. — Agitation of the Au-
thor. - Success. — Colman Squibbed out of Town 344
A Newspaper Attack. — The Evans Affray. - Johnson's
Boswell in Holy-Week. – Dinner at Oglethorpe’s.
Dinner at Paoli's. — The Policy of Truth. - Gold-
smith affects Independence of Royalty. — Paoli's
Compliment. — Johnson's Eulogium on the Fiddle.
Question about Suicide. — Boswell's Subserviency 364
Changes in the Literary Club. — Johnson's Objection to
Garrick. - Election of Boswell
Dinner at Dilley's. — Conversations on Natural History.
Intermeddling of Boswell. — Dispute about Toleration.
Johnson's Rebuff to Goldsmith; His Apology. - Man-
Worship. - Doctors Major and Minor. - A Farewell
Project of a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. — Disap-
pointment. — Negligent Authorship. — Application for
a Pension. — Beattie's Essay on Truth. Public
· Adulation. - A High-minded Rebuke
Toil without Hope. — The Poet in the Green-Room; In
the Flower-Garden; At Vauxhall; Dissipation with-
out Gayety. - Cradock in Town; Friendly Sympa-
thy; A Parting Scene; An Invitation to Pleasure
A Return to Drudgery; Forced Gayety; Retreat to the
Country; The Poem of “Retaliation.": - Portrait of
Garrick; Of Goldsmith; Of Reynolds. Illness of the
Poet; His Death; Grief of his Friends. — A Last
Word respecting the Jessamy Bride
The Funeral. — The Monument. — The Epitaph. - Con-