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Johnson's love of conversation . . . . . . 7

Anecdotes of Goldsmith and Johnson . . . . 74, 75

Johnson's quick and sometimes rough retorts . . . 76

His fine saying of Sir J. Reynolds

And of Edmund Burke

Strange applications made to Johnson. . .
Johnson's account of his beating Tom Osborne ..
The curious mistake that led to the acquaintance of Murphy

and Johnson

Anecdotes of Burke and Johnson . . . .

Johnson objects to being handed down to posterity as Blinking

Sam . . . . .

His delight in conversation . . . . .

The charm of driving in a coach . .

110

Johnson a great reader of French literature

112

His close observation of the smallest matters, though his sight

so defective . . . .

114

Mrs. Piozzi's account of the separation from Johnson .

116

Her description of Johnson's person, especially of his piercing

. . . . . . . . . 117

His general character.

117-120

Postscript ... . . . . . . . . 122

APOPHTHEGMS, SENTIMENTS, OPINIONS, AND OCCASIONAL RE.

FLECTIONS, from Hawkins' edition of Johnson's Works 125

LETTERS FROM AND TO MRs. Hill BOOTHBY. . . 141-179

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH BY T. TYERS ... . . 183-207

RECOLLECTIONS OF JOHNSON BY CUMBERLAND . . . 211

JOJINSON AT THE CHELSEA China MANUFACTORY.

222

ANECDOTES AND REMARKS BY BISHOP PERCY.

225

DIARY OF A VISIT TO ENGLAND IN 1775 BY DR. THOMAS

CAMPBELL ·

·

235

Holyhead to Bangor

235

Bangor, Conway, Chester, to Birmingham .

236, 237

Stratford and Shakespeare's tomb . .

238

From Oxford to London . .

239

Scene described at the representation of “ Braganza”

240

Brutality of the audience . .

241

.

Political morality . .

242

Hears the talk of the Club about Johnson and

244

Calls on Mr. and Mrs. Thrale ,

245

Dines with Archdeacon Congreve . .

245

Meets Johnson at dinner at the Thrales

Dinner party at Mr. Thrale's

251

Answer to Taxation no Tyranny.

255

Dines with Murphy, Boswell, and Baretti . .

• 256

Dines with Mr. Dilly, with Boswell and Johnson.

259

Talks with Johnson on Ireland .

260

Meets Johnson at dinner at the Thrales'

Boswell annoys Johnson with questions

263

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