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Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765 by Boswell, James, 1740-1795

Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765 by Boswell, James, 1740-1795

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Title: Life Of Johnson, Vol. 1
Author: Boswell
Edited by Birkbeck Hill
Release Date: September, 2005 [EBook #8918]
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_BOSWELL'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

THE
LIFE
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_.
--_Qu fit ut_ OMNIS
\ufffd
_Votiva pateat veluti descripta 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 LEYDEN
WHO 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.

PAGE DEDICATION 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

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