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LONDON:

SAVILL AND EDWARDS, PRINTERS, CHANDOS STREET,

COVENT GARDEN

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CHAPTER 1.-1766—1767.

Boswell returns to England-Voltaire's comparison of Pope and Dryden-Goldsmith's

“Traveller,” and “Deserted Village”-Renewal of the Suppers at the Mitre

Johnson's opinions of Rousseau-Specimens of his familiar Conversations--Letters

to Bennet Langton-Johnson's Criticism on the Latin in Boswell's Thesis-Boswell's

Reply-Publication of Mrs. Anna Williams's Miscellanies—Johnson advocates the

Translation of the Bible in Gaelic-Cuthbert Shaw-The Hon. Thomas Hervey

CHAPTER II.-1767-1768.

Johnson introduced to George III. at Buckingham House-Visits Lichfield-Death of

Catherine Chambers-Writes Prologue to Goldsmith's “Good-natured Man"-

Boswell's account of Corsica published-Comparison of the Works of Fielding and

Richardson-The Great Douglas Cause-St. Kilda-Johnson's Views of Conjugal

Infidelity-Chastity and the Choice of a Wife-Baretti's Italy-Johnson visits Oxford

-Returns to London-His contempt for Popular Liberty-Dr. Kenrick's Pamphlet-

Johnson places Francis Barber at School-Conversational strictures on Thomson the
Poet and Dr. Mounsey-Origin of the “Bear" epithet

CHAPTER III.-1769.

Johnson appointed Professor of Ancient Literature-Boswell at the Stratford Jubilee

His account of Corsica-Scotch Gardening-Johnson and Boswell visit Mr. and

Mrs. Thrale--Boswell introduces Johnson to General Paoli-Goldsmith's Tailor-

Mrs. Montagu's Essay on Shakspeare-Foote-Baretti's Trial-Mrs. Williams's Tea

Table-Johnson's Views of Romanism and Conversion to Popery-The Marriage

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