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on, ibid.

BINGTON, Mrs. Johnson

tells Dr. Campbell he had
been at supper with her, 261.
Abuse, Public, Johnson's disregard

of, 75.
Abyssinia, Voyage to, by Lobo,

Murphy's account of Johnson's

translation of, 367-372.
Accuracy and veracity, Johnson's,

Action and emphasis in the pulpit,

Dr. Campbell on, 246, 249.
Addison,“ Give nights and days to

the study of, if you would be a
good writer or an honest man,"
53; Johnson criticises and com-
mends his admirable prose, 81;
Tyers compares his life of Milton

with Johnson's, 203.
Adventurer, the, Johnson some-

times wrote in, 144, 146.
Almack's ball-room in 1775, 251.
Amelia, Fielding's, the finest of all

heroines, but for her broken

Apophthegms by Johnson, from

Hawkins, 125.
Arithmetic resorted to by Johnson

to steady his mind, 35.
Ascham, Roger, his saying about

Wits, 101.
Aston, Molly, a beauty, a scholar,

a wit, and a Whig, 65; epigram
Athletics, Johnson's uncles ex-

celled in, 6; Johnson's own

attempts at, 7.
Attorneys, Johnson's

against, 109.
Auchinleck, Lord,“ on bad terms”

with Boswell, 449; threatens to
disinherit him, 450 ; proposes
to Boswell to go to study at

Utrecht, 450.
Authors, Johnson liberal in assist-

ing, 24, 128, 198.


nose, 90.

American affairs, Johnson and

Dr. Campbell argue on, 255.
Amusements, so called, are de-

spicable, 106.
Anderson, Dr., his Life of Johnson

annotated by Bishop Percy,

Anecdotes of Johnson by Mrs.

Piozzi, 1-121.
Anne, Queen, Johnson's confused

Bacon, Francis, Johnson and

Burke on his Essays, 257.
Ball, a, at Spring Gardens, Bath,

the belles of the season described

by Dr. Campbell, 269.
Bangor, Dr. Campbell describes,

235; a funeral in the Cathedral

at, 236.
Banks, Sir Joseph, Johnson's in-

scription for his goat, 32.
Barbauld, Mrs., Johnson's

ciation of, 10.
Barber, Francis, and his wife, 86;

Johnson's care not to hurt his
feelings, 103; mentioned as an
Ethiopian, 457.

recollection of her, 8.
Anson, Lord, Johnson's epigram

on, 32.



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Baretti, Signor, described by Dr.

Campbell, 246, 247 ; a “mortal

foe” of Boswell's, 256.
Barnard, Dr., Provost of Eton, his
character, 18;

Johnson's regret
at having been rude to him, 338;
his generous verses on the occa-

sion, 339.
Baskerville, the printer, 272.
Bath, and its beauties, described

by Dr. Campbell, 269.
Bathurst, Dr., Johnson's great

love for, 11, 86 ;

hater,” 37.
Beauclerk, Topham, his story of

Johnson and the fighting dogs,
48; agreeable without effort,
76; Johnson compares himself

with, 434.
Beauties, or selections, much liked

by Johnson, 125.
Bed, Johnson's parody of an in-

scription to a, 32.
Behaviour, cannot be taught by

“Blinking Sam,” Johnson protests

against being handed down to

posterity as, 99.
Boileau, his father's predictions of

him, 10; Johnson's delight with

his works, 112.
Bolingbroke, “ loaded a blunder.

búss against religion, and left a
scoundrel to pull the trigger,"

Bonduca, Garrick's unsuccessful

epilogue to, 298.
Bookmaking has reached a pro-

digious height, says Boswell in

1763, 453.
Books, for children, 10; we should

have books about us, 24; the
most useful are those that can

be carried to the fire, 125.
Boothby, Miss Hill, Johnson's ad.

miration and regard for, 66, 67;
her letters to Johnson, and his

to her, 142, 179; epitaph on, 179.
Boswell,“ listened to Johnson for

so many years," says Tyers,
204; wrong in his account of
the manner in which Johnson
compiled the Dictionary, 227;
Dr. Campbell mentions and de-
scribes, 256, 259, 261; at
General Oglethorpe's when he

Johnson with questions,
263; Hannah More says “he
is a very agreeable good-natured

." 287; Mr. Twining on,
325 ; his Life of Johnson criti.
cised and commended by Mr.
Twining, 325 ;

Mr Cumberland
says, “Every man who can buy
a book has bought a Boswell,
212; his letters to Lord Hailes,
449-459; begs Lord Hailes to
intercede for him with his father,
450 ; says he is now on a very
good footing with Mr. Johnson,
452 ; on the orthography of

general rules, 14.
Belief and opinion not to be con-

founded, 78.
Pelles, The, of the season in 1775,

269, 270.
Benedictines, mutual regard be-

tween Johnson and the, 40;
two of them visited Johnson at

Bolt Court, 41.
Benevolence, Johnson's, 38; his

numerous dependents, 45, 120.
Berenger, Richard, his History of

Horsemanship, 287.

or Who will be my
biographer ?” asks Johnson, 16;
“ Poor Johnson's six or eight
biographers ” alluded to by Mr.
Twining, 324.
Biographical Sketch by T. Tyers,

Biography, the duties and difficul-

ties of, 5, 126.
Birmingham, Dr. Campbell visits,

Birthday, Johnson's verses to Mrs.

Thrale on her, 68 ; party in
honour of Johnson and Miss
Thrale, 86.

the name Boswell, 453.
Boulter, Bishop, lines in memory

of, repeated by Johnson, 331.
Bowling Green Club, the members

of the, think themselves satirised
hy Johnson, 94.


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Boyce, Mr., his verses and his son in comparison with Oxford,
poverty, 51.

Braganza, a play by Robert Jeph- Campbell, Dr. Thomas, his Diary,

son, 240; a rough scene at the 236-80; his first visit to Eng-
acting of it, 241; Johnson calls land in 1775, 236-72; his
it a onesided play, 257.

second visit in 1776, 272 ; his
Brewery, Mr. Thrale's, inspected third yisit in 1781, 272 ; his
by Dr. Campbell, 245.

fourth visit 1786, 274; his
Brighton, and its fashionable so- fifth visit in 1787, 275 ; his sixth

ciety described by Dr. Camp- visit in 1789, 279; his seventh
bell, 277.

visit, 1792, 279; describes Ban-
Bristol described, 270.

Chester, and Birmingham,
Brocklesby, Dr., his advice and 236; visits Stratford-on-Avon,

generous behaviour to Johnson, 238; his enthusiasm for an Ox-
201, 293, 419.

ford' education abated, 239;
Browne, Hawkins, his delightful describes a disgraceful scene at
conversation, 72.

a theatre, 240; the service and
Sir William, bis clever an- sermon at the Temple Church,
swer to Johnson's exaltation of 241; and one still more dull at

Oxford over Cambridge, 19. Westminster Abbey, 242; hears
Bruce, the Abyssinian traveller,

Johnson abused at a club, 244 ;
131, 370.

calls on Mr. and Mrs. Thralé
Budworth, Mr., master of the and inspects the brewery, 245 ;
school at Brerewood, 373.

dines with the Thrales with
Burke, Edmund, his famous speech Johnson and Baretti, 246; hears

on American affairs, 20; John. a ranting preacher, 249; de-
son describes what he would scribes an Irish comedy, 250; a
have answered to it, ibid. ; John- shilling ordinary, 251; dines
son's great regard for, 97; again with the Thrales, 251,
“Burke in a bag,” 97.

252; visits Reynolds's pictures,
Burney, Dr., Johnson's alterca- 253; describes the fashionable
tion with, 59.

company at the Pantheon, 253;
Mrs., Johnson obliges her to dines at Thrales' and with Lord
change her dress, 301.

Dacre, and complains that all
Fanny, Extracts from her great dinners are alike, 254 ;
Diary concerning Johnson, 297. reads an answer to Taxation no
322; meets Johnson, 297 ; her Tyranny, 255; meets Boswell
dress admired by Johnson, 301 ; and Baretti at the Thrales', and
her Evelina discussed, 306-8;

hears all the Johnson stories,
encouraged by Johnson to 256; describes a sermon at the
“ down » Mrs. Montagu, 309; Chapel Royal, 257; on the
goes to see Johnson when ill, architecture of some of the Lon-
316, 319; entreated to pray for don churches, 258; visits the
him, 318.

British Museum and sees Sir
Burrows, Mr., Dr. Campbell goes William Hamilton's picture of

to hear him preach at St. Cle- Vesuvius, 258; dines at the
ment's, 362.

Dilly's with Johnson and Bos-
Butler, Johnson lamented that so well, 259; describes Wilkes,
little had been said about, 5. 260; at Woolwich sees a mon-

strous vessel," 261; dines with
Cambridge, “ downed” by John. the Thrales with Johnson, 261 ;


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dines with General Oglethorpe
when Boswell annoys Johnson
with questions, 263; sees the
king go to give the royal assent
to the Restraining Bill, 264 ;
hears Dr. Dodd preach, 264;
calls on Johnson, 267 ; goes to
Bath, 269; describes the beaux
and belles there, 269, 270; his
conversation with Johnson in
1781 on Ireland and Irish affairs,
273, 274 ; takes his History of
the Revolutions of Ireland to
the booksellers, 274 ; visits and
describes Paris, 275 ; describes
Brighton and the society there,
277, 278; English and French
society compared, 279; brings
his Life of Goldsmith to show to

Bishop Percy, 279.
Candide, Voltaire's, published at

the same time as Johnson's Ras.

selas, 436.
Canters, to be scorned, 100.
Canting, Prithee, my dear, have

done with,” 28.
Cards, dress, and dancing advo-

cated by Johnson, 46.
Caricature, imitation of contempo-

rary poets, 30, 31.
Carter, Mrs., her papers in the

Rambler, 23; her varied accom-
plishments, 130; Dr. Campbell's

description of her, 249.
Cat, Johnson's favourite, Hodge,

Catalogue, Johnson employed to

make one of the Harleian Li-

brary, 190.
Catharine (Chambers), the nurse

who taught Johnson to read,

Cave, Johnson's early patron, 187,

374, et seq.
Ceremonies of life, Johnson careful

to maintain, 103.
Chapels, various, in London, 253.
Chapone, Mrs., her papers in the

Rambler, 23.
Chapter Coffee House, the, a read-

Characters, Johnson's delight in

drawing, 341.
Charity, Johnson's boundless, 45,

202, 426, 427.
Charles XII., Life of, by Voltaire,

praised by Johnson, 130.
Chat, unprofitable, Johnson's

hatred of, 79.
Chelsea China, a dessert service

of, presented to Johnson, pre-
served at Holland House, 222;
Johnson's visits to the manufac.
tory of, 222.
Chemistry, Johnson's dangerous

experiments in, 95.
Chester, Dr. Campbell visits, 237.
Chesterfield, Lord, Tyers' account

of, 191; Murphy's account of,
383, 394 ; Johnson's letter to,
395, 396.
Childhood, Johnson speaks of his

own, 10, 11, 12.
Children, often made annoying by

fond parents, 8; their books, 10;
their management, 13; Johnson
tells that he had often found
them asleep on thresholds and
stalls and put pennies into their
hands, 342; the Langton's,
troublesome, 300; Mrs. Thrale's,

well managed, 300.
China, Johnson conceives the idea

that he can improve the manu-

facture of, 222.
Cholmondeley, Mr., Johnson's

rudeness to, 103.
Churchill, the satirist, 70; chal.

lenges Johnson, 194; his satire,
The Ghost, in which Johnson is
“ Pomposo," 451 ; his Epistle to

Hogarth, 452.
Cicerone, Johnson is Hannah

More's at Oxford, 290.
City, cost of lighting and paving

ing society at, 250.

the, 244, 253.
Cleanliness, Mrs. Johnson worries

Johnson with her excessive,

Clerke, Sir Philip Jennings, his

discussion with Johnson, on
some political questions, 314,

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