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THE LIFE OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

TOGETHER WITH

THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES

BY

JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.

NEW EDITIONS

WITH NOTES AND APPENDICES

BY THE LATE

ALEXANDER NAPIER, M.A.

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE, VICAR OF HOLKHAM,

Editor of the Cambridge Edition of the Theological Works of Barrow.

VOL. IV.

LONDON

GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET

COVENT GARDEN

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And arrive at Squire Dilly's

72

Johnson on original sin

They visit Luton-Hoe .

77

Argument for a law case

. 79-80

Dr. Burney's story of his joke with Mr. Bewley

84

Johnson visits Oxford, Birmingham, Lichfield, and Ash

bourne.

85

Death of Robert Levett :

87

Johnson's beautiful verses on the occasion

.87-88

Johnson's regard for Mr. Malone .

90

Johnson and his physician, Dr. Lawrence

91

Curious passage in Johnson's register on the dissolution

of the Ministry

96

Johnson's letter to Boswell on the death of his father 102-103

Johnson takes leave of Streatham

107

Boswell's tenth visit to London

110

Finds Johnson very ill .

110

Vigorous remarks on non-success in life

116

Anecdotes and sayings .

117-129

On precision and clearness of style

130

“Lend me sixpence, not to be repaid ”

131

Johnson's ease with Boswell.

132

Mr. Windham “will soon make a very pretty rascal” 138

Johnson's intercession for Lowe, the painter .

139

“ Clear your mind of cant”

154

Boswell returns to Scotland

157

Johnson has a severe stroke of palsy

160

His affection for Tom Davies

162

He recovers, and pays some visits

164

Attacked with gout and other complaints

169

Receives a visit from Mrs. Siddons

172

Letter to Mrs. Chapone on Lord Carlisie's play 176-177

Letter to Boswell.

177

Meeting of the old Club in Ivy Lane

181

A new club instituted

182

Johnson seized with asthma

184

Letters to Boswell and others.

185-193

Boswell obtains medical opinions

190

Melancholy letters to Boswell, Langton, and Taylor 191-197

Letter to Miss Jane Langton

197

Boswell's eleventh visit to London.

198

Johnson in fine spirits at the Essex Head Club 200-201

Dinner at Mr. Hoole's

205-206

Testimony and argument

206

Johnson and Boswell visit Oxford

207

On forms of Prayer

216

Dr. Nowel's sermon

218

Adams and Johnson discourse on death and life 220-222

Johnson and Boswell return to London.

228

List of books recommended to young Mr. Astle 229

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