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Bears, v. 291.

Beatniffe, Richard, Johnson's letter
to, respecting Levett, x. 258.
Beaton, Cardinal, his murder, ii. 60,
60 n.

Beattie, Dr. James, i. 245 n.; iii. 163.
165. 169. 173, 173 n. 232. 235. 302.
310.; v. 105. 328.; vi. 205.; vii, 336.;
viii. 79. 352. His letter to Boswell,
iii. 173. Johnson's letter to, vii.
336. His Essay on Truth,' ix. 64.
His Hermit,' viii. 117.
Beauclerk, Topham, i. 102. 296, 297.;

ii. 122. 214. 271. 283.; iii. 17. 272.;
iv. 76. 112.; v. 34. 65. 225. 232. 287.
304.; vi. 25. 120. 135.; vii. 121. 216.
258. 265. 310, 310 n. 321. 357. 358.
374.; viii. 50. 82. 170.; ix. 66. 69.
Beauclerk, Lady Diana, iii. 284. 287,
287 n.; viii. 74.

Beauclerk, Lady Sydney, v. 23.

Beaumaris Castle, v. 208.

Behaviour, ix. 7.

Behmen, Jacob, iii. 137, 137 n.
Bell, John, of Antermony, his Tra-
vels in Russia,' iii. 46, 46 n.

Bell, John, of Hertfordshire, iii, 165.
238 n.

Bell, John, his edition of the British
Poets,' vi. 241.

Bellamy, George Anne, actress, ii. 82.;
viii. 239.

'Bellerophon' of Euripides, ii. 25.
Belsham, Mr., his Essay on Dra-
matic Poetry' quoted, ii. 161.
Benedictine monks, vi. 17.; viii. 201.;
ix. 36.

Benevolence, an excuse for drinking,
vii. 181. 187.

Benevolence, Johnson's, vi. 256.; ix.
31. 41. 150. 176. 220.
Benevolence, human, vi. 168.
Benserade, M. de, ' à son lit,' ix. 25.
Bensley, Mr., actor, iii. 35.

Benson, Mr., auditor, his monument
to Milton, i. 268.

Bentham, Dr., canon of Christchurch,
vi. 75.

Bentley, Dr. Richard, iii. 54.; iv. 191.
307.; v. 50.; vi. 74.; vii. 370.; viii.
213. The only English verses writ-
ten by him, vii. 370.

Berenger, Richard, iii. 38. ; vii. 100 n.;
viii. 66, 67.

Beresford, Mrs. and Miss, viii. 283.

Beaumont, Sir George, i. 13n.; vii. Berkeley, Dr. George, Bishop of

16 n.; ix. 261.

Beaumont and Fletcher, v. 275.

'Beauties of Johnson,' i. 250.; viii.

133. 135, 136.

Beauty, iii. 197.; viii. 112.
Beckenhamn, viii. 316.

Becket, Thomas, bookseller, v. 227.
Beckford, Alderman, vii. 21.
Bedford, John, fourth Duke of, viii.
$19.

Bedlam, v. 322.; viii. 199.

Beech, Thomas, his Eugenio,' iii. 284.
Some account of, iii. 285 n.
Beggars, ii, 133. 145 n.; vii. 282. 379.
'Beggars' Opera,' v. 14. 313, 314,
314 n. 315.; vii. 18. 173.; viii. 71.

Cloyne, ii. 262.; iii. 148. His theory,
vi. 307, 307 n.; vii. 374.
Berwick, Duke of, his Memoirs,' vii.
128.

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Bethune, Rev. Mr., iv. 219. 244.
Betterton, Mr., actor, vi. 330.
Bettesworth, Rev. Edmund, ii. 254 m.
Beverage, Johnson's favourite, vi.
162.

Bevil, Rev. Mr., his defence of Ham-
mond, the poet, viii. 36 n.
Bewley, William, his extraordinary
veneration for Johnson, viii. 117,
117 n.; ix. 273.

Bible, to be read with a commen-
Johnson's death-
tary, vi. 181.

bed recommendation to read, ix.
179.

His letter on a passage in Johnson's
'Journey,' iv. 313.

'Bibliotheca Harleiana,' Johnson's Blackmore, Sir Richard, iii. 117.; 1x
142. Johnson's Life of, vii. 237
viii. 25.

account of, i. 175.

'Bibliotheca Literaria,' v. 206, 206 n.
'Bibliothèque,' Johnson's scheme for
opening a, ii. 34.

Bickerstaff, Isaac, iii. 84 n.
Bicknell, Mr., ii. 70.

Bidder, George, the calculating boy,
vi. 65 n.

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"Biographia Britannica,' vi. 317, 318
n.; viii. 22.

Biography, iii. 198.; iv. 78.; vi. 76.
193. 294.; vii. 113, 113 n.; viii. 23.;
ix. 138.; x. 119.
Biography, literary, of England, John-
son recommended by George III
to undertake, iii. 26.

Birch, Rev. Dr. Thomas, i. 152. 173.
214.; iv. 281. Johnson's Greek epi-
gram to, i. 155. Letters from John-
son to, i. 184. 267.; ii. 36. His letter
to Johnson, on receiving his Dic-
tionary, ii. 36.

Birds, migration of, iii. 289.
Birkenhead, Sir John, iv. 53 n.
Birmingham, vi. 86. ; vii. 31.
Biron, Marshal Duc de, vi. 16 n.
Births, extraordinary, i. 316.
'Bishop,' a beverage so called, i. 299.
Bishops, in the House of Lords, iii.
204. Requisites in, iv. 79. Great
decorum required from, viii. 49. 64.
298.

Blackfriars' Bridge, ii. 116.
Black-letter books, iii. 135.
'Black Dog,' vii. 301, 301 n.; x. 266.
Black men, cause of their being so,
ii. 175.

Blacklock, Dr. Thomas, the blind
poet, ii. 91. 256, 256 n.; iv. 39, 39 n.

Blackstone, Sir William, his 'Com-
mentaries,' v. 55 n.; vii. 193 n.
Blackwall, Anthony, i. 87.
Blagden, Dr., afterwards Sir Charles
vi. 19.; vii. 377, 377 n.
Blainville, M., his Travels,' v. 289.
Blair, Rev. Dr. Hugh, ii. 126. 168.;
iv. 33. 64.; v. 149, 149 n., 150. 182,
182 n. 186. 229.; vi. 171. 222. 239.
His Sermons,' vi. 222. 232. 309.:
vii. 33. 197, 197 n.; viii. 75. His
imitation of Johnson's style, vi. 315.
His letter concerning Pope's 'Essay
on Man,' vii. 284.

Blair, Rev. Robert, his poem of "The
Grave,' vi. 167, 167 n.

Blake, Admiral, Johnson's Life of,
i. 164.

Blaney, Elizabeth, i. 32.; viii. 378.
Blank verse, Johnson's dislike of, ii.

212.; iii. 139. ; vii. 367. Excellence
of rhyme over, viii. 11.
Blasphemy, literary property in, iv.

45.

Bleeding, Johnson's objection to pe-
riodical, vi. 292.

Blenheim, v. 33. 214.; vi. 81.
Blind, notion that they can distin-
guish colours by the touch, iii. 226.
'Blockhead,' Johnson's application of
the word, iii. 207.; vi. 87.

Blue-stocking clubs, origin of, viii.
86.

Boarding-schools, ix. 52.

Bocage, Madame du, vi. 3. 22, 22 n.
Her Columbiade,' viii. 333.
Boerhaave, Johnson's Life of, i. 154.
Boece, Hector, the historian, viii.
250.

Boethius, de Consolatione Philoso-
phiæ,' i. 153.; iii. 142.

Boileau, i. 129, 130 n.; vii. 208.; ix.
103.

Bolingbroke, Henry St. John, first

Viscount, ii. 15. 85.; viii. 20. His
share in Pope's Essay on Man,'
vii. 283 n., 284, 285.
Bolingbroke, Frederick, second Vis-
count, ix. 43.

Bolt Court, vii. 113.; x. 57.
Bonaventura, the 'Seraphic Doctor,'
ii. 302.

Bones, uses to which they are ap-
plied, viii. 194.
Bon-mots, vii. 174.

Book, one always to be carried in the
pocket, ix. 16.

Book collecting, viii. 277.

Book, the only one Johnson ever read
through, x.

Books, iii. 272.; v. 311.; viii. 213.
277.; ix. 97. 102.

Books, practice of talking from, v.

126.

Books, advantages of small portable
ones, ix. 128. 255.

Books, how to read, viii. 311.
Booksellers, liberality of several emi-
nent ones, ii. 39. 57. Johnson's
character of, ii. 57.; vi. 50. His
vindication of, from the charge of
making exorbitant profits, vi. 50.
Book-trade, vi. 50.

Boothby, Miss Hill, i. 85.; iii. 255. ;
v. 269, 269 n.; viii. 28, 28 n.; ix.
57.; x. 244.

Boothby, Sir Brook, x. 101.
Borough-English, v. 55, 55 n.
Boscawen, Admiral, vii. 186.

Boscawen, Hon. Mrs., vii. 186. 322,

322 n.

Boscovich, Père, iii. 140.; vi. 26.
Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux, v. 43.
Bosville, Godfrey, vii. 222. 343.
Bosville, Mrs., iii. 202.

BOSWELL, JAMES, the author of this
work,-afflicted with hypochon-
dria, i. 66 n.; vi. 46, 47.; viii. 385.
Writes the Hypochondriac,' a se-
ries of essays, in London Magazine,
i. 66 n.; viii. 169. His nationality.
i. 72. Mr. Courtenay's verses on,
i. 263.; v. 173. Contributed to
create a public taste for biographi-

cal details, ii. 2. His introduction
to Johnson, i. 163. Story told by
Johnson of his early years, ii. 216 n.
His Account of Corsica,' iii. 35.
69, 69 n., 70. Elected a member of
the Literary Club, iii. 279. 284.
His dress at the jubilee, iii. 68.
His strange propensity for witness-
ing executions, iii. 94, 94 n.; vii.
329, 329 n.; viii. 331, 331 n. His
ancestry, iv. 15.; v. 127.; vi. 34.
His character drawn by himself, iv.
46. Johnson's character of him, iv.
46.; v. 172. 331. S34. His account
of the escape of the young Pre-
tender, iv. 229. His announcement
of the Life of Johnson' during the
Doctor's lifetime, v. 44. His letter
to the Laird of Rasay, on a passage
in Johnson's 'Journey,' v. 167.
Lord Stowell's character of him, v.
172. Johnson's character of his
'Tour to the Hebrides,' v. 331.
His attempt to imitate the style of
Warburton, vii. 159. His short
quarrel with Johnson, vii. 194,
195 n. His Letter to the People
of Scotland,' viii. 254. 256, 256 n.
Character of, x. 141. 143. Memoir
of, x. 204.

Boswell, Mrs., the author's wife, iii.
160, 160 n.; v. 174, 174 n.; vi. 46.
48. 211. 263. 265.; vi. 301.; vii. 242.
349.; viii. 141. 143. 220.
Boswell, Thomas David, the founder
of the author's family, v. 197.; vi.

35.

Boswell, David, the author's brother,
vi. 327 n.; vii. 334, 334 n. 342.
Boswell, Alexander, afterwards Sir
Alexander, the author's eldest son,
iii. 217.; v. 338, 338 n.
Boswell, David, the author's second
son, vi. 221.

Boswell, James, the author's third
son, i. 87.; iii. 149.; vi. 158 n.; vii
231.

Boswell, Elizabeth, the author's step-
mother, vi. 201 n.
Boswell, Veronica,

the author's

daughter, iv. 15, 15 n.; vi. 265, | Britain, little known of the ancient

265 n.

Boswell, Dr., the author's uncle, iv.
41.; v. 146.; vi. 122.

'Bottom,' viii. 76.

Bouchier, Governor, viii. 63.

Boufflers, Madame de, iii. 133.; vi.
25, 25 n.

Boufflers, Père, his First Truths,' ii.
263.

Bouheurs, Dominique, iii. 91.
Boulter, Dr. Hugh, ii. 74, 74 n.
Boulton, Matthew, v. 215.; vi. 91.
Bourdaloue, Père, ii. 229.; iii. 4.
Bourdonne, Madame de, iii. 285 n.
Bouts-rimés, v. 278.

Bowels, Johnson's recipe for lubricity
of, v. 269, 269 n.
Bowles, William, viii. 228.
Bowyer, William, printer, viii. 374,
374 n.
Box-clubs, v. 331.

Boxing, Johnson's skill in, iv. 248,
248 n.

Boyd, Hon. Charles, iv. 84 n. 99, 100.
Boydell, Alderman, v. 226 n.
Boyle, the noble family of, iv. 259.
Boyle, Hon. Robert, ii. 67.
Boys at school, ii. 236.

Boyse, Samuel, poet, v. 183, 183 n.;
viii. 411.; ix. 46.
Bradshaigh, i. 235 n.

Bradshaw, John, regicide, viii. 230,
230 n.

Bradshaw, William, viii. 189 n.
'Braganza,' Jephson's tragedy of, iii.
90 n.

Braidwood, Mr., his academy for the

deaf and dumb, v. 152, 152 n.
Braithwaite, Daniel, viii. 277.
Bramhall, Archbishop, on Liberty
and Necessity, iii. 110, 110 n.
Bramins, vii. 360.

Brandy, vii. 255.; viii. 54.
Bravery, vii. 180.; viii. 394.
Brentford, v. 115.; viii. 176.
Brett, Colonel, i. 201.
Bribery at elections, v. 281.
Brighthelmstone, ii. 209 n.; vi. 220.
Bristol, inn at, vi. 173.

state of, vii. 189.

British parliament, alleged corruption
of, vii. 26.

'British Poets,' Bell's edition of, vi.
241.

'British Princes,' quoted, iii. 117 n.
'British Essayists,' Chalmers's, i.
249 n.

'British Synonymy,'Mrs. Piozzi's, viii.
414.

Brocklesby, Dr. Richard, vi. 117 n.;
viii. 169. 328. 356.; ix. 177.; x. 266.
Brodhurst, Mr., Johnson's play fel-
low, viii. 272.

Brodie, Alexander, ii. 428 n.
Brooke, Henry, author of Gustavus
Vasa,' i. 156, 156 n.
Brooke, Francis, iii. 34 n.

Brooke, Mrs., author of Emily Mon-
tague,' ii. 209, 209 n.
Brooks, or rivulets, vii. 83.
Broome, William, poet, vii. 324. ; viii.

18.

Brother and Sister, relation of, ii. 81.
Brown, Tom, Johnson's instructor in
English, i. 39. Dedicates his spell-
ing-book to the Universe,' i. 39.
Brown, Rev. Robert, ii. 311.; vii. 131.
Brown, Capability,' vii. 272.
Browne, Dr. John, his Estimate of
the Manners of the Times,' iii. 146,
146 n.

Browne, Sir Thomas, Johnson's Life
of, i. 261, 261 n.; ii. 62. 84. His
style, how far imitated by Johnson,
i. 261 n. His saying of devils, vii.
137.

Browne, Sir William, the physician,
ix. 10, 10 n.

Browne, Isaac Hawkins, iv. 166. ; v.

281.; viii. 270.; ix. 62. His poem,
'De Animi Immortalitate,' iv. 166.
Bruce, Robert, v. 338.

Bruce, James, the Abyssinian tra-
veller, v. 274. ; ix. 145.
Brundusium, Horace's journey to,
vii. 83.

Brutes, iii. 44. 290.; vi. 174.
Bryant, Jacob, viii. 389 n.

Brydone, Patrick, his Tour through
Sicily,' vi. 103.; vii. 220.
Buchan, David Stewart Erskine,
eleventh Earl of, anecdote of, iii.
211, 211 n.

Buchan's Buller, iv. 101, 102 n.

described by Johnson, vii. 366.; viii.
155. 273. His playful sally on
Dean Marlay, viii. 46.

Burke, Richard, esq. (Edmund's bro-
ther), ix. 238, 238 n.

Burke, Richard, esq. (Edmund's son),
viii. 213. 373.; x. 256 n.
Burial service, v. 207.

Buchanan, George, ii. 248.; iii. 97.;
iv. 53.; viii. 176.; ix. 134.
'Buck,' term nearly synonymous with Burlamaqui, vi. 57.
' dandy,' iv. 204.

Buckingham, Duke of, his 'Re-
hearsal,' viii. 322. ; ix. 18.
Buckles, shoe, iv. 9.

Budgell, Eustace, 271, 271n.; iv. 50.;

vi. 166.

Budworth, Rev. Mr., i. 87 n. 100 n.
Buffon Count de, iii. 27 n.;

209 n.

Bull, Irish, by Johnson, viii. 324

Bull-dogs, vii. 7.

vi.

Buller of Buchan, iv. 101, 102 n.
Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress,' iii.

282.; ix. 102.
Burgess-ticket, Johnson's, at Aber-
deen, iv. 91.

Burman, Peter, Johnson's Life of, i.
175.

Burnaby, Edward, ii. 284 n.

Burnet, Bishop, his ' Own Times,' iii.
250.; v. 10.; vii. 10.

Burnet, James, iii. 172. See Monboddo.
Burney, Dr. Charles, i. 73 n.; 229 n.;
ii. 36, 37. 79. 84. 170. 210. 225. 273.
278 n.; vi. 27.; vii. 229. 232, 233.
247 n. 369 n.; viii. 116.; ix. 49. 275.
His comparison of the style of Ad-
dison and Johnson, i. 265. John-
son's praise of his Travels,' viii.
177.

Burney, Dr. Charles, the younger, v.
390. x. 27.

Burgoyne, General, surrender of his Burney, Mrs., ii, 294n.
army at Saratoga, vii. 219.

Burgoyne, Lady Frances, her saying,
ix. 99, 99 n.

Burke, Right Hon. Edmund, anec-
dotes of, and remarks upon, i. 92. ;
ii. 103. 191 n. 239, 239 n. 263, 264 n.
320.; iii. 91. 146. 189 n. 218. 284.
299. 304. ; iv. 4 1. 23. 28 n. 75. 78 n.
111. 225. 301.; v. 216. 292, 292 n. ; vi.
63. 80. 165. 182. 208. 211. 274. 309.;
vii. 59 n. 77. 96. 122. 173. 248. 250.
369. 373, 374.; viii. 22 n. 57. 162.
217.304. 326. 408.; ix. 11. 83. 157.
237.; x. 269. His pleasant observ-
ation on Johnson's ladies, i. 263.
His counsel to a grave gentleman
to live pleasant,' ii. 108. His 'Es-
say on the Sublime and Beautiful,'
iii. 90. His Letter to the Sheriffs
of Bristol,' vii. 3. Johnson's ex-
clamation on seeing his house at
Beaconsfield, vii. 159, 159 n. His
classical pun on Wilkes, vii. 175.
His lively conceit on a line of
Horace, vii. 175. His conversation

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Burney, Miss Frances, afterwards

Madame D'Arblay, vii. 314. 317.
332.; viii. 217. 272.; ix. 76. 273.
Burrowes, Rev. Dr., his Essay on
the Style of Johnson,' i. 256 k.;
x. 284.

Burton, Robert, his Anatomy of Me-
lancholy,' i. 58.; iii. 135.; vi. 70.
His great direction against melan-
choly, vii. 302. ix. 115.
Butcher, trade of, iv. 270.
Bute, John, third Earl of, ii. 141.
144.; iii. 5. 298, 299, 300.; vi. 108.
199. Johnson's letter to, respect-
ing his pension, ii. 145. 149.
Butler, Dr. Joseph, Bishop of Dur-
ham, his Analogy,' iv. 41.
Butler, Samuel, iii. 283.; iv. 53, 53 n.
242.; viii. 299.

Butter, Aberdeen, duel fought for the
honour of, v. 83 n.

Butter, Dr. William, vi. 113. 305.
305 n.; viii. 88.
Buxton, Jedediah, the extraordinary
calculator, vi. 65 n.

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