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Project Gutenberg's Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1, by BoswellEdited by Birkbeck HillCopyright laws are changing all over the world. Be sure to check the copyright laws for your country before downloadingor redistributing this or any other Project Gutenberg eBook.This header should be the first thing seen when viewing this Project Gutenberg file. Please do not remove it. Do notchange or edit the header without written permission.Please read the "legal small print," and other information about the eBook and Project Gutenberg at the bottom of thisfile. Included is important information about your specific rights and restrictions in how the file may be used. You can alsofind out about how to make a donation to Project Gutenberg, and how to get involved.**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla Electronic Texts****eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By Computers, Since 1971*******These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands of Volunteers!*****Title: Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1Author: Boswell Edited by Birkbeck HillRelease Date: September, 2005 [EBook #8918] [Yes, we are more than one year ahead of schedule] [This file was firstposted on August 25, 2003]Edition: 10Language: English*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOL. 1 ***Produced by Jonathan Ingram, David King and PG Distributed ProofreadersBOSWELL'SLIFE OF JOHNSON_INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDESAND JOHNSON'S DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES_EDITED ...
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**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla
Electronic Texts**
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*****These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands
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Title: Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1Author: Boswell
Edited by Birkbeck Hill
Release Date: September, 2005 [EBook #8918]
[Yes, we are more than one year ahead of
schedule] [This file was first posted on August 25,
2003]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOL. 1 ***
Produced by Jonathan Ingram, David King and PG
Distributed ProofreadersBOSWELL'S
LIFE OF JOHNSON
_INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF
A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES
AND JOHNSON'S DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO
NORTH WALES_
EDITED BY
GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL, D.C.L.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD
IN SIX VOLUMES
VOLUME I.—LIFE (1709-1765)
M DCCC LXXXVII
THELIFE
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 NEAR HALF A CENTURY,
DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.
BY JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
—Quò fit ut OMNIS Votiva pateat veluti descripta
tabella VITA SENIS.—tabella VITA SENIS.—
HORAT.
THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND
AUGMENTED, IN FOUR VOLUMES.
LONDON: PRINTED BY H. BALDWIN AND SON,
FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.
* * * * *
M DCC XCIX.
TO
THE REVEREND BENJAMIN JOWETT, M.A.,
MASTER OF BALLIOL COLLEGE
REGIUS PROFESSOR OF GREEK IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
HONORARY LL.D. OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
EDINBURGH
HONORARY D.D. OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
LEYDENWHO IS NOT ONLY
'AN ACUTE AND KNOWING CRITIC'
BUT ALSO
'JOHNSONIANISSIMUS'
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
OF THE
KINDLY INTEREST THAT HE HAS
THROUGHOUT TAKEN
IN THE PROGRESS OF THIS WORK
This Edition
OF
BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON
Is Dedicated
CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
PAGEDEDICATION TO SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . 1
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 5
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE SECOND EDITION . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . 10
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE THIRD EDITION . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . 14
CHRONOLOGICAL CATALOGUE OF THE
PROSE WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON (SEPT. 18, 1709-
OCTOBER 1765) . . . . 1-500
APPENDICES
A. JOHNSON'S DEBATES IN PARLIAMENT . . . .
. . . . . . . . . 501
B. JOHNSON'S LETTERS TO HIS MOTHER AND
MISS PORTER IN 1759 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . 512
C. JOHNSON AT CAMBRIDGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 517
D. JOHNSON'S LETTER TO DR. LELAND . . . . . .
. . . . . . . 518
E. JOHNSON'S 'ENGAGING IN POLITICKS WITH
H——N'. . . . . . 518
F. JOHNSON'S FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH
THE THRALES AND HIS SERIOUS ILLNESS . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . 520
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS, &c.
1. SAMUEL JOHNSON, after the Picture by Sir
Joshua Reynolds in the National Gallery . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . Frontispiece to VOL. I.
2. FACSIMILE OF JOHNSON'S HANDWRITING IN
HIS 20TH YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
VOL. I, p. 60.
3. FACSIMILE OF A LETTER OF JOHNSON
relating to Rasselas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. VOL. I, p. 340.
4. SAMUEL JOHNSON, from the Portrait painted
by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1756 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . VOL. I, p. 392.
5. SAMUEL JOHNSON, after the Bust by
Nollekens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frontispiece to
VOL. II.6. FACSIMILE OF JOHNSON'S HANDWRITING IN
HIS 54TH YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOL. II, to
follow Frontispiece.
7. SAMUEL JOHNSON, after the Painting by Sir
Joshua Reynolds, 1770 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Frontispiece to VOL. III.
8. FACSIMILE OF THE ROUND ROBIN
ADDRESSED TO DR. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . VOL. III, p. 82.
9. OPIE'S PORTRAIT OF JOHNSON, from the
Engraving in the Common Room of University
College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOL. III, to face p.
245.
10. FACSIMILE OF DR. JOHNSON'S
HANDWRITING A MONTH BEFORE HIS DEATH .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOL. IV, to face p. 377.
11. JAMES BOSWELL OF AUCHINLECK, Esq.,
from the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . Frontispiece to VOL. V.
12. FACSIMILE OF BOSWELL'S HANDWRITING,
1792, from a Letter in the Bodleian Library . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . VOL. V, to follow Frontispiece.
13. MAP OF JOHNSON AND BOSWELL'S TOUR
THROUGH SCOTLAND AND THE HEBRIDES . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VOL. V, to face p. 5.
14. CHART OF JOHNSON'S CONTEMPORARIES

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