Imatges de pÓgina


the title of King; abridged, methodised, and di-
gested, intern. evid.

Translation of Abbé Guyon's Dissertation on the
Amazons, intern. evid.

Translation of Fontenelle's Panegyric on Dr. Morin,
intern. evid.


Preface, intern. evid.

Essay on the Account of the Conduct of the Duchess
of Marlborough, acknowl.

An Account of the Life of Peter Burman, acknowl.
The Life of Sydenham, afterwards prefixed to Dr.
Swan's edition of his works, acknowl.

Proposals for printing Bibliotheca Harleiana, or a
Catalogue of the Library of the Earl of Oxford,
afterwards prefixed to the first volume of that cata-
logue, in which the Latin accounts of the books were
written by him, acknowl.

Abridgment, entitled Foreign History, intern. evid.
Essay on the Description of China, from the French of
Du Halde, intern. evid.

1743. Dedication to Dr. Mead of Dr. James's Medicinal Dictionary, intern. evid.


Preface, intern. evid.

Parliamentary Debates under the name of Debates in the Senate of Lilliput, from Nov. 19. 1740, to Feb. 23. 1742-3, inclusive, acknowl.

Considerations on the Dispute between Crousaz and

Warburton on Pope's Essay on Man, intern. evid.
A Letter, announcing that the Life of Mr. Savage was
speedily to be published by a person who was favoured
with his confidence, intern. evid.

Advertisement for Osborne concerning the Harleian
Catalogue, intern. evid.

1744. Life of Richard Savage, acknowl.

Preface to the Harleian Miscellany, acknowl.


Preface, intern. evid.

1745. Miscellaneous Observations on the tragedy of Macbeth, with remarks on Sir T. H.'s (Sir Thomas Hanmer's) Edition of Shakspeare, and proposals for

a new Edition of that Poet, acknowl.

1747. Plan for a Dictionary of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, addressed to Philip Dormer, Earl of Chesterfield, acknowl.


* Lauder's Proposals for printing the Adamus Exul of Grotius.

[Abridgment of Foreign History, Gent. Mag. 1794, p. 1001.]


1748. Life of Roscommon, acknowl.


Foreign History, November, intern. evid.


Preface, acknowl.

Vision of Theodore the Hermit, acknowl.


Letter on Fire Works.

1750. The RAMBLER, the first paper of which was published

20th of March this year, and the last 17th of March, 1752, the day on which Mrs. Johnson died (1), acknowl.

Letter in the General Advertiser to excite the atten

(1) This is a mistake. The last number of the Rambler appeared on the 14th of March, three days before Mrs. Johnson died.-MALONE.

tion of the public to the performance of Comus, which was next day to be acted at Drury Lane playhouse, for the benefit of Milton's grand-daughter, acknowl.

Preface and Postscript to Lauder's Pamphlet, entitled "An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in his Paradise Lost," acknowl.


Address to the Public concerning Miss Williams's Miscellanies.

1751. Life of Cheynel, in the Miscellany called "The Student," acknowl.

Letter for Lauder, addressed to the Reverend Dr. John

Douglas, acknowledging his fraud concerning Milton
in terms of suitable contrition, acknowl.

Dedication to the Earl of Middlesex of Mrs. Charlotte
Lennox's "Female Quixote," intern. evid.


* Preface.

* Criticism on Moore's Gil Blas.

1753. Dedication to John, Earl of Orrery, of Shakspeare illustrated, by Mrs. Charlotte Lennox, acknowl.

During this and the following year he wrote and gave to his much loved friend, Dr. Bathurst, the papers in the Adventurer, signed T., acknowl.



*Notice of Mr. Edward Cave's death, inserted in the last page of the index.

1754. Life of Edward Cave, in the Gentleman's Magazine, acknowl.


* Preface.

1755. A DICTIONARY, with a Grammar and History, of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, acknowl.

An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude
at Sea, by an exact Theory of the Variations of the
Magnetical Needle, with a Table of the Variations
at the most remarkable cities in Europe, from the
year 1660 to 1780, acknowl. This he wrote for Mr.
Zachariah Williams, an ingenious ancient Welsh gen-
tleman, father of Mrs. Anna Williams, whom he for
many years kindly lodged in his house.
It was pub-
lished with a translation into Italian by Signor Ba-
retti. In a copy of it, which he presented to the
Bodleian Library at Oxford, is pasted a character of
the late Mr. Zachariah Williams, plainly written by
Johnson, intern. evid.

1756. An Abridgment of his Dictionary, acknowl.

Several Essays in the Universal Visitor, which there is some difficulty in ascertaining. All that are marked with two asterisks have been ascribed to him, although I am confident, from internal evidence, that we should except from these "The Life of Chaucer," "Reflections on the State of Portugal," and "An Essay on Architecture." And from the same evidence I am confident that he wrote "Further Thoughts on Agriculture" and "A Dissertation on the State of Literature and Authors." The Dissertation on the Epitaphs, written by Pope, he afterwards acknowledged, and added to his " Idler."

Life of Sir Thomas Browne, prefixed to a new edition of his Christian Morals, acknowl.

In the LITERARY MAGAZINE, or UNIVERSAL REVIEW, which began in January, 1756,


The Preliminary Address, intern. evid.

An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain, intern. evid.

Remarks on the Militia Bill, intern. evid.

Observations on his Britannic Majesty's Treaties with the Empress of Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, intern. evid.

Observations on the Present State of Affairs, intern. evid.

Memoirs of Frederick III., King of Prussia, intern. evid.

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In the same MAGAZINE his REVIEWS are of the following books:-" Birch's History of the Royal Society;" "Browne's Christian Morals;" Warton's Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope," vol. i.; "Hampton's Translation of Polybius ;" "Sir Isaac Newton's Arguments in proof of a Deity;" "" Borlase's History of the Isles of Scilly;" "Home's Experiments on Bleaching;" "Browne's History of Jamaica ;" "Hales on Distilling Sea-Waters, Ventilators in Ships, and curing an ill taste in Milk;" "Lucas's Essay on Waters;" "Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops;" "Philosophical Transactions," vol. xlix. ; "Miscellanies by Elizabeth Harrison;" "Evans's Map and Account of the Middle Colonies in America;""The Cadet, a Military Treatise;" "The Conduct of the Ministry relating to the present War, impartially examined," intern. evid. "Mrs. Lennox's Translation of Sully's Memoirs ;" "Letter on the Case of Admiral Byng;" Appeal to the People concerning Admiral Byng;" "Hanway's Eight Days' Journey" "and Essay on Tea ;" "Some further particulars in Relation to the Case of Admiral Byng, by a Gentleman of Oxford," acknowl.


Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry Answer to the Review of his Essay on Tea, Johnson, in the same collection, made a reply to it, acknowl. This is the only instance, it is believed, when he condescended to take notice of any thing that had been

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