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Lives of great men, Johnson de.
lighted in the, 129.
Living, Johnson offered a good,
Lobo, his voyage to Abyssinia,
Murphy's account of Johnson's
translation of, 367-72.
London, a poem, Johnson's, praised
by Pope, 187.
London, Johnson's first arrival at,
186 ; Dr. Campbell's illustration
of the vast size of, 256.
Love, Johnson on the passion of,
“Lovely courier of the sky," Ana-
creon's Dove translated, 22.
Ludicrous. Always looking at
things in a ludicrous light a
most dangerous habit, 456.
Lydiat, account of, 429.
Lyttelton, Lord, Johnson's Life of,
Lamp. Rasselas, a lamp of wisdom,
Langton, Bennet, Johnson's regard
for, 34 ; obtains Topham Beau-
clerk's portrait of Johnson, 130;
his children, 300; Johnson's
character of, 341.
Late hours, Johnson loved, 52.
Latin, Johnson spoke, with fluency,
Lauder, bis imposition concerning
Milton, 387, 388.
Laugh, Johnson's, 118.
Lawrence, Dr., his melancholy in.
terview with Johnson, 34; Hill
Boothby mentions, 142.
Leap, Cornelius Ford's famous, 6.
Learning, in Scotland, 105.
Lennox, Mrs.Charlotte, her Female
Letters, Johnson's, to Mrs. Thrale
during the Scotch Tour, 67 ;
Johnson's interest in Lady Mary
Wortley's, 103; from Miss Hill
Boothby, 141-60, 161 - 74;
from Johnson to Hill Boothby,
160, 175-9; Lord Chester-
field's to his son, described by
Johnson, 190; Johnson famed
for letter-writing, 198; his cele-
brated letter to Lord Chester.
Levett, Dr., Johnson's fine verses
on, 50 ; Tyers' remarks on them,
203; Bishop Percy on, 229.
Lexiphanes, an attack on Johnson,
Library, The, at Streatham, 116,
“Life, a pill none of us can swallow
without gilding,” said Johnson,
excuse the indulgences he
granted to the poor, 38.
Life and death, 184, 392.
Lions, Dr. Campbell is asked if he
Madden, Dr., his liberality to
Madness, of Johnson's father, 6.
Manufactures, Johnson had con-
Melancholy, story of,“ You and I
and Hercules, all troubled with,"
24; Johnson afflicted with, 334.
Memory, Johnson's, 8; accuracy
of, 49; Johnson's reply to å
person complaining of the want
Messiah, Pope's, done into Latin
verse by Johnson, 186.
Millar, Mr. Andrew, the Mæcenas
of the age, 127; Dr. Campbell
calls him a “ dilettanti man,"
Milton, Johnson exhibits more of
his excellencies, but also more
of his defects than Addison, 203;
Lauder's fraudulent attempt to
defame, 387, 388, 390 ; John-
son's dislike of his political prin-
ciples, 443; Johnson's criticism
on Paradise Lost, “a sublime
composition," 446; his grand-
daughter's benefit, 390.
Minor, Dr., and Goodman Dull,
Goldsmith's annoyance at being
so called, 75.
Mirth, “the size of a man's under-
standing may be measured by
his mirth,” 118.
Mitre, Johnson and Boswell tête-
à-tête at the, 452, 454.
Molière, not sufficiently apprecia-
ted by Johnson, 112.
Money, the value of, should be
Montagu, Mrs., her praise of
Johnson's writings, 75; John-
son's compliments to her, 84 ;
Mrs. Piozzi's note on her Essay
on Shakespeare, 122; Johnson's
fun with Fanny Burney about,
with Johnson, and they try who
pepper the highest," 285;
Johnson comes to tea with the
Miss Mores, 285; her petite
assemblée when Johnson and
Garrick began a close encounter,
286 ; finds Boswell a very agree-
able, good-natured man, 287 ;
sits for her picture to Miss Rey.
nolds, Johnson talking to her
to make her look well, 288;
umpire in a trial of skill between
Garrick and Boswell, which
could most nearly imitate John-
son's manner, 289; goes to
Oxford, and Johnson shows her
about, 290; describes Johnson
softened by illness, 291; and
his death, and the impression
made by it, 292, 294.
Mother, Johnson's, 7, 13, 15, 82.
Mulso, Miss, lines by, repeated by
Murphy, Mr. Arthur, persuades
Mr. Thrale to invite Johnson to
his house, 52 ; curious circum-
stances of his first acquaintance
with Johnson, 95, 397 ; trans-
lates Johnson's epitaph on Mrs.
Salusbury, 55; Dr. Campbell
meets, 256; he irritates Johnson
by setting up Barry against
Garrick, 262 ; his Essay on the
Life and Writings of Johnson,
Musgrave, Sir Richard, urges
Johnson to write the lives of
our prose authors, 116.
Music, Johnson could not enjoy,
42; the only sensual pleasure
Oxford, Johnson's partiality for,
18; his exploits at, 15, 16;
luxurious living at, 240; Jobo.
son visits, at the same time as
Hannah More, 290.
The Earl of, his library
bought by Osborne and cata-
logued by Johnson, 38).
Necessity made Johnson what he
Needlework, much approved of by
Negroes, Johnson thought an in-
Nettle, a lady who was like a dead,
she would sting if alive, 71.
Newspaper abuse, Johnson's con-
tempt for, 76.
Newton, Sir Isaac, 196, 197.
New Year, congratulations on the,
to Miss Boothby, 160.
Nichols, Mr., editor of the Gentle-
man's Magazine, 375, 419, 421.
Night, Young's description of,
quoted, 27 ; night was Johnson's
time for composition, 189.
Nile, discovery of the head of the,
by Lobo, 369-72.
Nugarum contemptor, an expres-
sion used by Johnson in reverie,
Number and numeration defined,
Numbers, round, always false, 126.
Packthread, story of the man who
had scruples concerning, 91, 92.
Palmira, Johnson gives a lesson
on the history, geography, and
chronology of, 142.
Pamphlets, Johnson's political,
Mrs. Piozzi's account of, 19;
Murphy's account of, 437; The
False Alarm, his first and
favourite, 20; the Falkland
Islands, attacking Junius, 408,
437, 438 ; Dr. Campbell hears
the talk of the clubs about
Taxation no Tyranny, 244;
Johnson anxious to know how
it is received, 247; answers to
Taxation no Tyranny, 255,
Resistance no Rebellion, 266;
The Patriot, 408.
Panic, an invasion, annoys John-
Ode to Mrs. Thrale, from the Isle
of Sky, 67 n.
“ Oft in danger, yet alive,” verses
to Mrs. Thrale, 68.
Oglethorpe, General, Dr. Camp-
bell dines with, and Boswell
teases Johnson with questions,
263; Johnson begs him to
write his own life, 263.
Ombersley, the seat of Lord
Sandys, the only place where
Johnson acknowledged he had
Paoli, General, Johnson delighted
by his fine manner, 132.
Paralytic struke, Johnson's speech
affected by a, 416.
Paris, Dr. Campbell's impressions
Parliamentary Debates, Tyers'
of Johnson's, 187;
Murphy's account of, 380, 381,
438; the only parts of his
writings which gave Johnson
any compunction, 421.
Parodies by Johnson of celebrated
Patience, Johnson's, 96; Mrs.
Cumberland's, in making tea for
Patriot, The, a pamphlet of John-
Patrons, Johnson said his earliest
were Dodsley and Cave, 187;
Johnson's definition of one, in
his letter to Lord Chesterfield,
Pepnies put by Johnson into the
hands of sleeping children, 342.
Pension, Johnson's, 195; Murphy
describes his going to offer it to
Johnson, 403, 404.
Pepper Alley, people live as long
in, as in Salisbury Plain, 84.
Pepys, Mr., Johnson's altercation
Percy, Bishop, his Anecdotes and
Remarks, being notes to Ander-
son's Life of Johnson, 225-31.
his account of Johnson's
method of composition, 227.
Person, Johnson's, described by
Mrs. Thrale, 117; by Bishop
Percy, 225; by Cumberland,
212; by Dr. Campbell, 247;
by Fanny Burney, 298; by
Philosophic Survey, The, Dr.
Campbell goes to London to
publish, in 1776, 278.
Piety, Johnson's exemplary, 40,
293, 320, 336, 355, 423, 426.
Pindar, Johnson is reading, at
breakfast, when Dr. Campbell
Campbell and Johnson discuss
those of Ireland, 273, 274.
Poor, Johnson's indulgence to the,
37; and benevolence to, 38.
Pope, Johnson's high opinion of,
26, 330, 331 ; his conversation
described, 127 ; his praise of
Johnson's London, 187, 376.
Porridge Island and its cooks'
Portico, a preface likened to a, 3.
Portrait, Johnson's, begun by Sir
Joshua for Mrs. Thrale, but
not finished, called by Johnson
himself Blinking Sam, 99, 335,
336 n.; one at Streathain,117; one
painted for Mr. Beauclerk, now
Mr. Murray's, Mrs. Thrale
thinks very like, 130.
poetical, by Mrs. Piozzi, of
Hannah More sits to Miss
Reynolds for her, and Johnson
talks to her to make her look
Postscript, Mrs. Piozzi's, on a re-
mark of Boswell's, 122.
Poverty an evil to be avoided by
all honest means, 102.
Pride, Johnson's neither mean nor
Prior quoted on suffering, 197.
Prosperity, even, could not spoil
Psalmanazar, George, the best
man Johnson knows, 72; sup-
posed to be a person of great
Punchinello, a literary, Johnson's
name for Cooper, 178.
Puns, Johnson no friend to, 134.
Purgatory, Johnson on the doc-
trine of, 392.
Pyramid, Boswell so calls his Life
of Johnson, 294.
Quarrels, all, should be studiously
Quixote, Don, Mrs. Piozzi's digres-
sion on, 112; Charlotte Len-
nox's Female Quixote, 305.
Race, Johnson runs
a, with a
Richardson, Samuel, his love of
young lady, 346.
flattery, 76; “ he picked the
Rambler, The, account of different kernel of life, Fielding was con-
papers in, 23; Bishop Percy on tent with the husk,” 81.
the, 230; a paper in, translated Rochefoucault's maxim ou taking
into French and back into Eng- pleasure in the misfortunes of
lish, 95 ; written as a relief friends, 39.
while carrying on the Diction- Roffette, Abbé, Johnson takes a
ary, 192; Johnson's choice of
great fancy to, 43.
this title, 230; a paper so called Rollin, when Xenophon commends
appeared in 1712,
like a pedant, Rollin applauds
Murphy's account of, 386-91, like a slave, 14.
Romantic virtue distrusted, 125.
Rasselas, many of the severe re- Roughness of manner, Johnson's,
flections on domestic life in, sometimes overcame the regu.
taken from Johnson's early larity of his notions, 76, 119.
years, 7; Johnson's object in Round numbers always false, 126.
writing it, 82 ; a lamp of wisdom, Rousseau, J. J., Mrs. Piozzi com-
201 ; described by Murphy, 402; pares Johnson to, 11, 46.
by Hawkins, 435; with Mur-
phy's remarks, 435, 436.
Raynal, Abbé, Johnson refuses to Salt, price of, in 1775, 272.
be introduced to, 294.
Salusbury, Mrs., Johnson's aver-
Reading, Johnson learns from his sion to, 53; changed by illness
mother and maid Catharine, 10; and trouble to respect and ad.
Johnson has violent fits of, 103 ; miration, 54; Johnson's epitaph
his amazing quickness in, 310.
Restraining Bill, The, Dr. Camp- Sandys, Lord, and his garden, 4t.
bell sees the king go to give the Sastres, Mr., attends Johnson's
royal assent to, 264.
deathbed, 319, 422.
Retaliation, Goldsmith's poem, Savage, Richard, Johnson's attach.
written in revenge for some ment to, 375; Johnson's Life of
satirical epitaphs, 219.
him said to have been written
Retirement, religious, Johnson's in thirty-six hours, 187.
veneration for, 40.
Saving, a habit to be encouraged,
Reynolds, Sir Joshua, a man not
to be spoiled by prosperity, 84; Sayings, no man's character to be
Johnson's three requests to, judged by his sayings, 214.
when dying, 127; his pictures Scepticism, Johnson on, 340.
visited by Dr. Campbell, 253 ; Schools, Johnson's, 11-15.
compared with Gainsborough's, Scotch, learning distributed among
253 ; on Johnson's character, the, 127; Johnson's hatred of
351; on Johnson's influence, 357. the, 71.
Miss, her first meeting with Scrofula, Johnson touched for, 8,
Johnson, 229; carries Hannah 364.
More in her coach to see John- Scoundrel, Johnson fears Mrs.
son in his own house, 283; takes Thrale will spoil him into one,
a portrait of Hannah More, 288; 73; a scoundrel is one who is
her purity of character, 39; her afraid of anything, 127.
Recollections of Johnson, 329- Scruples make men miserable, but
seldom good, 48; Johnson con-