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AUGUST 23.—Dr. Johnson made a burgess of Aberdeen. Dinner at Sir Alexander

Gordon's. Warburton's powers of invective. His “Doctrine of Grace.”

Locke's verses. Fingal

AUGUST 24.-Goldsmith and Graham. Slain's castle. Education of children.

Buller of Buchan. Entails. Consequence of peers. Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Earl of Errol

AUGUST 25.—The advantages of being on good terms with relations. Nabobs.

Feudal state of subordination. Dinner at Strichen. Life of country gentle-

men. The Literary Club

AUGUST 26.—Lord Monboddo. Use and importance of wealth. Elgin. Macbeth's

Heath. Fores
August 27.-Leonidas. Paul Whitehead. Derrick. Origin of evil. Calder manse.

Reasonableness of ecclesiastical subscription. Family worship
August 28. — Fort George. Sir Adolphus Oughton. Contest between Warburton

and Lowth. Dinner at Sir Eyre Coote's. Arab and English soldiers compared.

The stage. Mr. Garrick, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Clive. Inverness
August 29.—Macbeth's Castle. Incorrectness of writers of travels. Coinage of

new words. Dr. Johnson's Dictionary

AUGUST 30.- Dr. Johnson on horseback. A Highland hut. Fort Augustus.

Governor Trapaud

August 31.-Anoch. Emigration. Goldsmith. Poets and soldiers compared.

Life of a sailor. Landlord's daughter at Anoch
SEPTEMBER 1.-Glensheal. The Macraes. Dr. Johnson's anger at being left for

a little while by the author on a wild plain. Wretched inn at Glenelg
SEPTEMBER 2.- Dr. Johnson relents. Isle of Sky. Armidale
SEPTEMBER 3.—Colonel Montgomery, now Earl of Eglintoune
SEPTEMBER 4.-Ancient Highland enthusiasm
SEPTEMBER 5.—Sir James Macdonald's epitaph and last letter to his mother. Dr.

Johnson's Latin ode on the Isle of Sky. Isaac Hawkins Browne
SEPTEMBER 6.--Corrichatachin. Highland hospitality and mirth. Dr. Johnson's

Latin ode to Mrs. Thrale
SEPTEMBER 7.-Uneasy state of dependence on the weather. State of those who

live in the country. Dr. Macpherson's Dissertations. Second sight
SEPTEMBER 8.-Rev. Mr. Donald Macqueen. Mr. Malcolm Macleod. Sail to

Rasay. Fingal. Homer. Elegant and gay entertainment at Rasay

SEPTEMBER 9.-Antiquity of the family of Rasay. Cure of infidelity

SEPTEMBER 10.-Survey of the island of Rasay. Bentley. Mallet. Hooke.

Duchess of Marlborough

SEPTEMBER 11.-Heritable jurisdictions. Insular life. The Laird of Macleod

SEPTEMBER 12.- Sail to Portree. Dr. Johnson's discourse on death. Letters from

Lord Elibank to Dr. Johnson and the author. Dr. Johnson's answer. Ride to

Kingsburgh. Flora Macdonald

SEPTEMBER 13.- Distresses and escape of the grandson of King James II. Arrive

at Dunvegan

SEPTEMBER 14.-Importance of the chastity of women. Dr. Cadogan. Whether

the Practice of authors is necessary to enforce their Doctrines. Good-humour


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SEPTEMBER 15.- Sir George Mackenzie. Mr. Burke's wit, knowledge, and elo-

quence .

SEPTEMBER 16.—Dr. Johnson's hereditary melancholy. His minute knowledge in

various arts. Apology for the author's ardour in his pursuits. Dr. Johnson's

imaginary seraglio. Polygamy

SEPTEMBER 17.–Cunning. Whether great abilities are necessary to be wicked.

Temple of the Goddess Anaitis. Family portraits. Records not consulted by

old English historians. Mr. Pennant's Tours criticised

SEPTEMBER 18.-Ancient residence of a Highland chief. Languages the pedigree

of nations. Laird of the Isle of Muck

SEPTEMBER 19.-Choice of a wife. Women an over-match for men. Lady Grange

in St. Kilda. Poetry of savages. French literati. Prize-fighting French

and English soldiers. Duelling .

SEPTEMBER 20.-Change of London manners. Laziness censured. Landed and

traded interest compared. Gratitude considered

SEPTEMBER 21.-Description of Dunvegan. Lord Lovat's pyramid. Ride to Ulinish.

Phipps's voyage to the North Pole

SEPTEMBER 22.- Subterraneous house and vast cave in Ulinish. Swift's Lord

Orrery. Defects as well as virtues the proper subject of biography, though the
life was written by a friend. Studied conclusions of letters. Whether allow.
able in dying men to maintain resentment to the last. Instructions for writing

the lives of literary men. Fingal denied to be genuine, and pleasantly ridiculed
SEPTEMBER 23.–Further disquisition concerning Fingal. Eminent men discovered

by a new mode of public appearance. Garrick. Mrs. Montagu's Essay on
Shakspeare. Persons of consequence watched in London. Learning of the
Scots from 1550 to 1650. The arts of civil life little known in Scotland till the
Union. Life of a sailor. The folly of Peter the Great in working in a dock-

yard. Arrive at Talisker. Presbyterian clergy deficient in learning
SEPTEMBER 24. -- French hunting. Young Col. Dr. Birch. Dr. Percy. Lord

Hailes. Historical impartiality. Whiggism unbecoming in a clergyman
SEPTEMBER 25.-Every island a prison. A Sky cottage. Return to Corrichatachin.

Good-fellowship carried to excess
SEPTEMBER 26.—Morning review of Last night's intemperance. Old Kingsburgh's

Jacobite song. Lady Margaret Macdonald adored in Sky. Different views of

the same subject at different times. Self-deception
SEPTEMBER 27.-Dr. Johnson's popularity in the Isle of Sky. His good-humoured

gaiety with a Highland lady
SEPTEMBER 28.-Ancient Irish pride of family. Dr. Johnson on threshing and

thatching. Dangerous to increase the price of labour. Arrive at Ostig. Dr.

Macpherson's Latin poetry.

SEPTEMBER 29. – Rev. Mr. Macpherson. Shenstone. Hammond. Sir Charles

Hanbury Williams

SEPTEMBER 30.- Mr. Burke the first man everywhere. Very moderate talents

requisite to make a figure in the House of Commons. Dr. Young. Dr. Dodd-

ridge, Increase of the infidel writings since the accession of the Hanover

family. Gradual impression made by Dr. Johnson. Particular minutes to be

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OCTOBER 1.-Dr. Johnson not answerable for all the words in his Dictionary. At-

tacks on authors useful to them. Return to Armidale

OCTOBER 2.-Old manners of great families in Wales. German courts. Gold.

smith's love of talk. Emigration. Curious story of the people of St.


OCTOBER 3.-Epictetus on the voyage of death. Sail for Mull. A storm. Driven

into Col

OCTOBER 4.-Dr. Johnson's mode of living in the Temple. His curious appearance

on a sheltie. Nature of sea-sickness. Burnet's "Histors of his own Times."

Difference between dedications and histories

OCTOBER 5.- People may come to do anything by talking of it. The Rev. Mr. Hector

Maclean. Bayle. Leibnitz and Clarke. Survey of Col. Insular life. Arrive

at Breacacha. Dr. Johnson's power of ridicule .

OCTOBER 6.--IIeritable jurisdictions. The opinion of philosophers concerning hap-

piness in a cottage considered. Advice to landlords :

OCTOBER 7.-Books the best solace in a state of confinement

OCTOBER 8.- Pretended brother of Dr. Johnson. No redress for a man's name

being affixed to a foolish work. Lady Sidney Beauclerk. Carte's Life of the

Duke of Ormond. Col's cabinet. Letters of the great Montrose. Present

state of the island of Col

OCTOBER 9.-Dr. Johnson's avidity for a variety of books. Improbability of a High-

land traciition. Dr. Johnson's delicacy of feeling

OCTOBER 10.-Dependence of tenants on landlords

October 11.-London and Pekin compared. Dr. Johnson's high opinion of the


OCTOBER 12.-Return to Mr. Macsweyn's. Other superstitions beside those con-

nected with religion. Dr. Johnson disgusted with coarse manners. His

peculiar habits

OCTOBER 13.-Bustle not necessary to dispatch. Oats the food not of the Scotch


OCTOBER 11.- Arrive in Mull. Addison's “Remarks on Italy." Addison not much

conversant with Italian literature. The French masters of the art of accom-
inodating literature. Their Ana, Racine. Corneille. Moliere. Fenelon.
Voltaire. Bossuet. Massillon. Bourdaloue. Virgil's description of the en-

trance into hell compared to a printing-house
October 15.-Erse Poetry. Danger of a knowledge of music. The propriety of

settling our affairs so as to be always prepared for death. Religion and lite-
rary attainments not to be described to young persons as tou hard. Reception

of the traveliers in their progress. Spence
OCTOBER 16.-Miss Maclean. Account of Null. The value of an oak walking-stick

in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. Macquarrie's in Ulva. Captain Macleod.
Second Sight. Mercheta Mulicrum, and Borough-English. The grounds on

which the sale of an estate may be set aside in a conrt of equity

OCTOBER 17.–Arrive at Inchkenneth. Sir Allan Maclean and his daughters. None

but theological books shouid be read on Sunday. Dr Campbell. Dr. Johnson

exbibited as a Highlander. Thoughts on drinking. Dr. Johnson's Latin

verses on Inchkenneth.


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OCTOBER 18.-Young Col's various good qualities. No extraordinary talents requi-

site to success in trade. Dr. Solander. Mr. Burke. Dr. Johnson's intrepidity

and presence of mind. Singular custom in the islands of Col and Otaheito.

Further eulogium on young Col. Credulity of a Frenchman in foreign coun.


OCTOBER 19.- Death of young Col. Dr. Johnson slow of belief without strong evi.

dence. La Credulité des incredules. Coast of Mull. Nun's Island. Past scenes

pleasing in recollection. Land on Icolmkill

OCTOBER 20.--Sketch of the ruins of Icolmkill. Influence of solemn scenes of piety.

Feudal authority in the extreme. Return to Mull .

OCTOBER 21.-Pulteny. Pitt. Walpole. Mr. Wilkes. English and Jewish history

compared. Scotland composed of stone and water, and a little earth. Turkish

sny. Dreary ride to Lochbuy. Description of the laird

OCTOBER 22.-Uncommon breakfast offered to Dr. Johnson, and rejected. Loch-

buy's war-saddle. Sail to Oban

OCTOBER 23.-Goldsmith's "Traveller.” Pope and Cowley compared. Archibald

Duke of Argyle. Arrive at Inverary. Dr. Johnson drinks some whiskey, and

assigns his reasons. Letter from the author to Mr. Garrick. Mír. Garrick's


OCTOBER 24.-Specimen of “Ogden on Prayer.” “Hervey's Meditations.” Dr.

Johnson's meditation on a pudding, Country neighbours. The author's visit

to the castle of Inverary. Perverse opposition to the influence of peers in


OCTOBER 23.-Dr. Johnson presented to the Duke of Argyle. Grandeur of his

grace's seat. The author possesses himseif in an embarrassing situation.
Honourable Archibald Campbell on "a middle state.” The old Lord Towns.
hend. Question concerning luxury. Nice trait of character. Good principles

and bad practice

OCTOBER 26.-A passage in Home's “ Douglas," and one in “ Juvenal," compared.

Neglect of religious buildings in Scotland. Arrive at Sir James Colquhoun's

OCTOBER 27.-Dr. Johnson's letter to the Duke of Argyle. His grace's answer.

Loch Lomond. Dr. Johnson's sentiments on dress. Forms of prayer con-

sidered. Arrive at Mr. Smollett's

OCTOBER 28.-Dr. Smollett's epitaph. Dr. Johnson's wonderful memory. His

alacrity during the tour. Arrive at Glasgow

OCTOBER 29.-Glasgow surveyed. Attention of the professors to Dr. Johnson,

OCTOBER 30.- Dinner at the Earl of Loudon's. Character of that nobleman.

Arrive at Treesbank

OCTOBER 31.-Sir John Cuninghame, of Caprington

NOVEMBER 1.- Rules for the distribution of charity. Castle of Dundonald.

Countess of Eglintoune. Alexander, Earl of Eglintoune

NOVEMBER 2.-Arrive at Auchinleck. Character of Lord Auchinleck. His idea

of Dr. Johason

NOVEMBER 3.--Dr. Johnson's sentiments concerning the Highlands. Mr. Harris

of Salisbury

NOVEMBER 4.-Auchinleck. Cattle without horns. Composure of mind, how far




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SUMMARY ACCOUNT of the manner in which Dr. Johnson spent nis time from

November 12 to November 21. Lord Mansfield, Mr. Richardson. The private
life of an English judge. Dr. Johnson's high opinion of Dr. Robertson and
Dr. Blair. Letter from Dr. Blair to the author. Officers of the army often
ignorant of things belonging to their own profession. Academy for the deaf
and dumb. A Scotch Highlander and an English sailor. Attacks on authors
advantageous to them. Roslin Castle and Hawthornden. Dr. Johnson's
parody of Sir John Dalrymple’s Memoirs. Arrive at Cranston. Dr. Johnson's
departure for London. Letters from Lord Hailes ana Mr. Dempster to the
autho. Letter from the Laird of Rasay to the author. The author's answer.
Dr. Johnson's advertisement, acknowledging a mistake in his “Journey to
the Western Islands." His letter to the Laird of Rasay. Letter from Sir

William Forbes to the author. Conclusion



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