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times expressed his thoughts with great could seldom be gathered from his talk ; force, and an elegant choice of language, though when he was in company with a the effect of which was aided by his single friend, he would discuss a subject having a loud voice and a slow deliberate with genuine fairness ; but he was too utterance. In him were united a most conscientious to make error permanent logical head with a most fertile imagina- and pernicious by deliberately writing tion, which gave him an extraordinary it; and, in all his numerous works he advantage in arguing : for he could earnestly, inculcated what appeared to reason close or wide, as he saw best for him to be the truth ; his piety being the moment. Exulting in his intellectual constant, and the ruling principle of all strength and dexterity, he could, when his conduct. he pleased, be the greatest sophist that Such was SAMUEL JOHNSON, a man ever contended in the lists of declamation ; whose talents, acquirements, and virtues, and, from a spirit of contradiction and a were so extraordinary, that the delight in shewing his powers, he would his character is considered, the more often maintain the wrong side with equal he will be regarded by the present age, warmth and ingenuity; so that, when and by posterity, with admiration and there was an audience, his real opinions reverence. and consent made current in conversation." think he resembled those learned men ; but if Bayle's account of Menage may also be quoted you shew the MENAGIANA, you distinguish him as exceedingly applicable to the great subject of from them, and make him known by a talent this work. – "His illustrious friends erected a which is given to very few learned men. There very glorious monument to him in the collection it appears that he was a man who spoke offentitled Menagiana. Those whojudge of things hand a thousand good things. His memory aright, will confess that this collection is very extended to what was ancient and modern ; to proper to shew the extent of genius and learning the court and to the city; to the dead and to which was the character of Menage. And I the living languages; to things serious and may be bold to say, that the excellent works he things jocose; in a word, to a thousand sorts of published will not distinguish him from other subjects. That which appeared a trifle to some learned men so advantageously as this. To readers of the Menagiana, who did not consider publish books of great learning, to make Greek circumstances, caused admiration in

other and Latin verses exceedingly well turned, is not readers, who minded the difference between a common talent, I own; neither is it extremely what a man speaks without preparation, and

It is incomparably more difficult to find that which he prepares for the press. And, men who can furnish discourse about an infinite therefore, we cannot sufficiently commend the number of things, and who can diversify them an care which his illustrious friends took to erect hundred ways.

How many authors are there a monument so capable of giving him immortal who are admired for their works, on account of glory. They were not obliged to rectify what the vast learning that is displayed in them, who they had heard him say; for, in so doing, they are not able to sustain a conversation. Those had not been faithful historians of his converwho know Menage only by his books, might ) sation.” B,

rare.

INDEX

INDEX

of, 522

61

ABERCROMBIE, JAMES, of Philadelphia, 248, “ Adversaria," specimen of Johnson's, 67
262n.

Adye, see Adey
Abernethy, Dr., Life of, in “Biographia, Britan. Agriculture, Farther Thoughts on,” 102
nica," quoted, 629n.

Agutter, Rev. Mr., 6351. ; preaches on John-
Abington, Mrs., Johnson attends her benefit, 292, son's death, 689; letter to Boswell, 689n.
293, 295 ; sups with, 303

Aikin, Anna Letitia, 324 ; copies Johnson's style,
Abreu, Marquis of, u8

420
Abyssinia, voyage to, by Lobo, translated by Akenside, Mark, 120; criticized by Johnson,
Johnson, 23, 24, 354

231, 364 ; extracts from Johnson's Life of, 548
Academia della Crusca, 99, 151

Akerman, Mr., keeper of Newgate, brave conduct
Academy, French, 61, 99, 100n.
Academy, Royal, origin of, 122

Alberti, Leandro, 302
Academy, Royal Irish, transactions of quoted, Alcibiades's dog, 443
675

Aldrich, Rev. Mr., of Clerkenwell, 137
Adam, Robert and James, 294; “Works in Alexander the Great, 82, 243
Architecture” referred to, 415

Alfred, King, will of, 578n.
Adamites, the, 266

Allen, Edmund, printer, Johnson's landlord in
Adams, Dr., Master of Pembroke College, Bolt Court, 161, 301, 406, 408, 459, 477, 503,

Oxford, 20, 41, 58, 88, 166; describes Johnson 561, 614 ; letter to, from Johnson, 613
at Oxford, 13, 14, 19; discusses dictionary- Almack's, high play at, 36on.
making with Johnson, 61; describes first repre- Althorp, Lord, 5051., 520
sentation of “Irene,” 64; advising Johnson as Amanuenses employed on the Dictionary, list of,
to his projected Bibliothèque, 94 ; visited by
Johnson, 337, 634 ; letters to Boswell, 87, 670, American affairs, 282, 289, 290
686n.

Amyat, Dr., physician, tells anecdote of Johnson,
Adams, Miss, 634, 637

126n.
Adams, William, founder of Newport School, Andrews, Dr., Provost of Dublin University,
40n.

168
Adams, Mr.; Johnson writes dedication for his Angel, Captain, 117
“ Treatise on the Globes,” 188

Angel, Mr., asks Johnson to write him a preface,
Addison, Joseph, 59n., 103, 120, 268, 3399., 556, 255

563 ; tradition of his boyhood, gn.; his style “Annales,” by Johnson, 19
compared with Johnson's, 74 ; Johnson discusses Anne, Queen, Johnson's recollection of, 8
him and his writings, 144, 250, 302, 311, 364,

“ Annual Register,” 274N.
443, 536, 561; said to have written for Budgell, Apicius, 339
369 ; intemperate in use of wine, 680; saying Apollonius Rhodius, 96.
of, 488 ; quoted, 191, 301, 464; Johnson's Life " Appeal to the Public in behalf of the Editor,"
of, quoted, 546

by Johnson, 44
“AĆdress of the Painters to George III. on his Appleby in Leicestershire, school offered to
Accession,” by Johnson, 118

Johnson at (?), 4on.
“ Address to the Reader," by Johnson, 44 Arbuthnot, Dr., 311 ; praised by Johnson, 144
Adey, Mary, of Lichfield, 347, 516 ; letter to Argenson, Mr., visited by Johnson, 318
Boswell, ő

Argyle, Archibald Duke of, 61, 635; suit against
Adey, Mrs., death of, 509,

Sir A. Maclean, 3141., 391 ; entertains Wilkes,
“Ad Lauram parituram Epigramma,” by John-
son, quoted, 50

Argyle, Duchess of, 80
“ Adventurer, The," 68, 77, 83-85, 107

Aristotle, 64n. ; his doctrine of the purpose of

380

to, 226

447 ; his

tragedy discussed, 367 ; saying of, quoted, Barnard, Dr., Bishop of Killaloe, 164, 287, 564;
531

tells anecdote of Johnson, 3on.; Johnson calls
Aristarchus, Greville's praise of, 642

on, 570; charade on, by Johnson, 600; verses
Armstrong, Johnny, song of, quoted, 136

quoted, 570n.
Arnaud, 491

Barnard, Dr., Dean of Kerry, 446
Arnold, Thomas, M.D., his “Observations on Barnard, Dr., Provost of Eton, 520
Insanity,” 421

Barnard, Mr., King's librarian, 184, 187
Articles, Thirty-nine, petition against subscription Barnston, Letitia, 516

Barnes, Joshua, his Maccaronic verses, 465
"Art of Living in London,” by Johnson, 30 Barretier, Philip, Johnson's Life of, 47
Ascham, Johnson's Life of, 159

Barrington, Hon. Davies, 622 ; his essay against
Ashbourne, Johnson stays at, 22, 404, 418, 419, migration of birds, 264 ; Johnson seeks his
579

acquaintance, 477
Assassination Plot, 239n.

Barrow, Dr., his sermon quoted, 566n.
Astle, Thomas, 49, 645 ; letter to, from Johnson, Barry, Sir Edward, Bart., his System of
578

Physic,” 365
Astle, Rev. Mr., advised by Johnson as to Barry, Mr., exhibition of pictures by, 612 ; letter
studies, 645

from Johnson to, 603
Aston, Catherine, 22n.

Barter, Mr., 232
Aston, Misses, 21

Baskerville's edition of Virgil, Johnson presents
Aston, Molly, 22, 347, 548; epigram on, by copy of to Trinity College, Oxford, 196; of
Johnson, 22n., 488

Barclay's “Apology,” 343
Aston, Mrs., 347, 349, 516; her illness, 403, 435 Bastard, The," a poem, 54
Aston, Sir Thomas, 22, 31N.

Bate, Rev. Henry, the fighting parson,” 6399,
Athol, Earl of, tortured, 174

Bateman, Mr., of Christchurch, Oxford, 20
Athol porridge, 557

Bath, visited by Johnson, 369
Atterbury, Bishop, his sermons, 442, 450 Batheaston Villa, near Bath, 298
Auchinleck in Ayrshire, visited by Johnson, Bathurst, Colonel, 78n.
272; entail of estate, 325-330

Bathurst, Dr. Richard, 62, 77, 78n., 83, 84, 537 ;
Auchinleck, Lord, 248, 281, 437,

death of, 79n., 128
marriage, 389; his death, 585

Bathurst, Lord, 48, 491, 512, 545
Ayrshire, election petition in, 554

Baxter, Richard, 267; his " Anacreon," collated

by Lord Auchinleck with Leyden M.S., 618; his
Bacon, Lord, 72, 229; Johnson on, 429 ; Call to the Unconverted,” 624; his Erse ver-
quoted, 4, 616

sion of, presented by Johnson to Bodleian, 277 ;
Bagshaw, Rev. Mr., Johnson's letters to, 269, 661 Johnson commends his works, 612, 616
Baldwin, Mr., printer, 649

Bayle, Pierre, his “Dictionary," praised by
Ballow, Thomas, 360

Johnson, 144; his account of Menage, applied
Banks, Mr., of Dorsetshire, 46

well, to Johnson, 692n.
Banks, Sir Joseph, 165, 224, 2251., 420n., 498, 499, Beattie, Dr. J., 243, 269, 272, 565, 652, 653; in-

505n.; pall-bearer at Johnson's funeral, 688; troduced to Johnson, 222; his wife, 223, 225;
letter from Johnson, 223

his college, 223; his popularity, 225, 271 ; letter
Bannatine, George, 121

to Boswell, 225n. ; letter to, from Johnson, 523;
Barbauld, Mrs, see Aikin, Anna Letitia

Johnson's admiration for his works, 246, 247,
Barber, Francis, Johnson's black servant, 5n., 597

77, 173, 183n., 224, 251, 278, 313, 668, 671; his Beauclerk, Lady Di, 261, 281 ; her bet with Bos-
early history, 78n.; his wife, 78; his account

well, 295
of Johnson's grief for his wife, 79; serves in Beauclerk, Lord Sidney, 8ın.
the Navy, 117; goes to school, 194 ; receives Beauclerk, Topham, 27, 81, 120, 125, 127, 146,
religious instruction from Johnson, 307, 687 ; 164, 184, 215, 257, 259, 261, 264n., 284, 291,
Johnson's liberal provision for, 681 ; letters 293, 301, 3018., 302, 314, 358, 43on., 435, 492,
from Johnson, 194, 214

494, 506, 518, 529,536; entertains Johnson at
Barclay, A., “The Ship of Fools," 92

Windsor, 82 ; visits Cambridge with, 167;
Barclay, Mr., of Oxford, answers Kenrick's witness at Baretti's trial, 206; called Beau, 269;
attack on Johnson, 171

his illness, 281, 288, 392; his sayings, 306, 601;
Barclay, Mr., brewer, 571

anecdote told by, 323 ; his equable disposition,
Barclay, Robert, of Ury, 571

353, 428 ; his account of play at Almack's, 360;
Baretti, Joseph, 86, 92, 174n., 195, 316, 340, 353, argues with Johnson, 463 ; quarrels with John-

358, 390, 415, 501; his history, 101; introduced son, 505; criticised by Johnson, 507; his death,
to Rev. T. Warton by Johnson, 111; praised 519, 520; Johnson's affection for him, 530; his
by Johnson, 193, arraigned at Old Bailey for inscription under Johnson's portrait, 563, 595 ;
murder, acquitted, 205, 206; quarrels with his library sold, 566; letter to, from Johnson,
Davies, 248; writes against Mrs. Thrale in 791.
“The European Magazine,” 370; consultation Beaufort, Duchess of, 520
of his friends before trial, 650 ; his anecdote Beaumont, Francis, 19n.
of Mrs. Thrale, .659; Johnson's letters to, 121, Beaumont and Fletcher, anecdote of, 297
123, 124, 127; his Italian and English Diction “Beauties of Johnson," unauthorised publica
ary, Johnson writes Dedication for, 118 ;“Easy tion, 583; criticised, 584
Lessons in Italian and English," Preface by Beckford, Alderman, 382, 432
Johnson for, 280 ; "Frusta Letteraria,” 420 Bedford, Duke of, attacks Ministry, 647

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