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*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOL. 1 ***
GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL, D.C.L.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD
IN SIX VOLUMES
VOLUME I.--LIFE (1709-1765)
SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES
AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS;
VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,
THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND
LITERARY MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR
HALF A CENTURY, DURING WHICH
THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED,
PRINTED BY H. BALDWIN AND SON,
FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.
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'
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT
KINDLY INTEREST THAT HE HAS THROUGHOUT TAKEN
IN THE PROGRESS OF THIS WORK
BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON
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
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