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Horseley, Dr. Samuel, ii. 241 n.; viii.
Horseley, William, iii. 19.
Hospitality, iii. 199. 262.; vii. 184. ;
viii. 216.; x. 146. As formerly prac-
tised towards the poor, decline of,
vii. 365. To strangers and foreign-
ers, decline of, vii. 365.
Hospitals, administration of, vi. 175.
House of Commons, vii. 63, 64.; viii.
159. Influence of Peers in, iv. 52.
Power of expulsion by, vii. 292.
Originally a check for the Crown
on the House of Lords, vii. 292.
Best mode of speaking at the bar of,
vii. 52. Its power over the national
purse, viii. 159. Lord Bolingbroke's
description of, vii. 64. Coarse in-
vectives used in, viii. 300.
House of Peers, iv. 104.
Housebreakers, viii. 107.
How, Mr. Richard, of Aspley, viii.
Howard, Mr., of Lichfield, ii. 101.
Howard, John, the philanthropist, iv.
77.; v. 167.
Howard, Hon. Edward, iii. 117 n.
Howard, Sir George, v. 323.
Howell's Letters,' v. 289 n.
Huddersford, Dr., Vice-Chancellor of
Oxford, ii. 30 n. 78.
Hudibras, iv. 242.; v. 317.; v. 157.
Huet, Bishop of Avranches, vi. 315.
Huggins, William, translator of Ari-
osto, ii. 152.; vii. 335.
Hughes, John, poet, ii. 17.; vii. 163. ;
Hulks, punishment of the, vii. 104.
Human benevolence, vi. 168.
Humanity, Johnson's, viii. 323.
Human life, viii. 331.; ix. 34. 53. 71.
131.; viii. 183. 289. ; ix. 37. 137. 149. ;
x. 149. An echo of Voltaire, iii. 43.
His political principles, viii. 183. His
scepticism, vi. 253. 292, 293.; viii.
289. His Life,' vi. 253.
Humour, ix. 151.
Humour, good and bad, vii. 191.;
'Humours of Ballamagairy,' iii. 257 n.
Humphry, Ozias, R. A., Johnson's let-
ters to, viii. 264, 265. His inter-
view with Johnson in 1764, ix. 257.
Some account of, v. 264 n.
Hunter, Mr., Johnson's early tutor,
tutor, i. 40, 41.
Hunter, Miss, viii. 173.
Hunting, iv. 279.; ix. 75.; x. 130.
Hurd, Dr. Richard, i. 87.; vi. 339.;
vii. 55.; viii. 16 n. ; ix. 179. 292. His
'Select Works of Cowley,' vi. 148.
Johnson's character of, viii. 179.
His sermon on Evil Spirits, viii.
'Hurlo Thrumbo,' the eccentric au-
thor of, v. 23 n.
Husbands, vii. 288, 289 n.
Husband, John, i. 61.
Hussey, Rev. Dr. Thomas, tutelar
Bishop of Waterford, viii. 412 n.
Hussey, Rev. John, Johnson's let-
ter to, vii. 235.
Hutchinson, William, a drover, noble
instance of honesty in, iv. 110 n.
Hutchinson, John, his Moral Philo-
sophy,' vi. 174.
Hutchinson, Mrs., i. 381.
Hutton, William, his History of
Derby,' vi. 306 n.
Hutton, Mr., the Moravian, viii.
Hyde, Henry, Lord, vi. 49 n.
Human life, miseries and happiness Hyperbole, Johnson's dislike to, ix.
of, v. 295.
Human will, liberty of, viii. 331.
Human bones, Johnson's horror at
the sight of, iv., 184.
Hume, David, i. 231.; ii. 223. 310.;
iii. 72 n. 113.; iv. 20, 21. 304.; v.
Hyperbolical praise, ix. 119.
Hypocaust, a Roman one described,
Hypochondria, vii. 11. 301. Termed
by Cheyne the English malady,'
Infidelity, ii. 310. 317.; iii. 82. 97.; iv.
212.; v. 304..; vi. 72. 178. 292.
Idleness, ii. 88. 213. 254.; iii. 102.; Infidelity, conjugal, vi. 143, 143 n. ;
'Idler,' Johnson's, ii. 85. 88. 101.
Character of Sober in, intended as
Johnson's portrait, ix. 15.
Ignorance, iii. 92.; ix. 79.
instance of, iv. 126. Guilt of con-
tinuing in voluntary, iii. 11. Among
men of eminence, instances of, iii.
Ilam, Johnson's visit to, vii. 4, 5 n.
'Ilk,' sense of the word, vii. 180 n.
Imagination, ix. 218.
Imlac, in 'Rasselas,' vii. 378.
Immortality, v. 305.; vii. 6, 6 n.
Impartiality, vi. 61.
Impressions, folly of trusting to, viii.
102. Should be described while
fresh on the mind, ii. 294.
Improvement, viii. 133. ; ix. 133.
Improvisation, ix. 58.
Improvisatore, Italian, vi. 53 n.
Impudence, difference between
Scotch and Irish, v. 241.
Ince, Richard, author of papers in the
· Spectator,' vi. 151.
Inch Keith, iv. 51.
Inch Kenneth, v. 41. 61, 61 n. John-
son's Latin Ode on the Island of,
'Incidit in Scyllam,' &c., whence ta-
ken, viii. 172.
Income, duty of living within, viii.
Incredulity, ix. 47.
Incredulity, Johnson's, ix. 47.
Initials, ix. 121.
Innes, Mr. William, ix. 156.
Innes, Rev. Mr., ii. 126.
Inns, comforts of, vi. 81.; ix. 204. Shen-
stone's lines on, vi. 81 n.
Inoculation, viii. 96.
Innovation, rage for, viii. 179.
Inquisition, ii. 255.
Insanity, i. 29 n. 62. 64. 170.; iv. 227.;
vi. 319.; vii. 378.
Insanity, hereditary, an important
chapter in the history of the human
mind still to be written, i. 29 n.
Insects, iii. 289.
Insensibility of a fishmonger, vii.
Insults, iii. 216, 217.
Intentions, ii. 314.
Intentions, good, viii. 365.
Interest, vii. 63.
Interest of money, vii. 199.
Intoxication, vi. 65.; x. 54.
Intromission, vicious, iii. 233. 314. ;
Intuition and sagacity, distinction be- Jackson, Richard, commonly called
tween, viii. 337, 337 n.
Invasion, ridiculous fears of, ix. 30.
Ivectives, viii. 300.
Inverness, v. 87.
'Inverted understanding,' vii. 251.
Invitations, vi. 309.
Invocation of saints, iii. 299. vii.
Inward light, iii. 141.
Ireland, iii. 135. 145. 148. 298.; iv.
36. Injured by the union with Eng-
land, vii. 295. Hospitality to
strangers in, vii. 365. Its ancient
state less known than that of any
other country, ii. 77. Johnson's wish
to see its literature cultivated, ii. 77.
Necessity of poor laws in, iii. 145.
Ireland, William Henry, his forgery
of the Shakspeare papers, viii. 124.
'Irene,' Johnson's tragedy of, i. 109.
116. 118. 122. 173. 227.; vii. 353.;
ix. 124. ; x. 80.
Irish, the, a fair people, v. 241.
better with the English than the
Scotch do, iii. 286. Johnson's
compassion for the distresses of,
iii. 135. 298.
Irish clergy, iii. 148. Johnson's kind-
'omniscient,' vi. 136, 136 n. 273.
Jacobites, ii. 214. 216.; v. 260.
Jacobitism, Johnson's ingenious de-
fence of, ii. 214. 216.
James I., his 'Dæmonology,' vii.
James II., iv. 205, 205 n.; v. 283.
James, Dr., i. 83. 180 n. 183.; iii.
198 n.; vi. 118. 140, 140 n.
'Jane Shore,' ix. 72.
Janes, Mr., iv. 161. 176.
Japix, Gisbert, his 'Rymelerie,' ii.
Jenkinson, Right Hon. Charles, after-
wards Earl of Liverpool, v. 280.;
x. 127. Johnson's letter to, on be-
half of Dr. Dodd, vi. 280, 280 n.
Jennens, Mr., his edition of Hamlet,'
Jenyns, Soame, ii. 69.; vi. 168.; vii.
131.; ix. 27. His 'Origin of Evil,'
ii. 69. His epitaph on Johnson, ii.
70n. Epitaph prepared for him by
Boswell, ii. 71 n. Application of a
passage in Horace to, vii. 120. His
'Evidence of the Christian Reli-
gion,' viii. 131.
Jephson, Robert, x. 114.
Irish gentlemen, good scholars among Jesting, ix. 45.
them, iii. 147.
Irish accent, iii. 189.
Irish impudence, v. 241 n.
Irish language, vi. 243. ; vii. 65.
Irish and Welsh languages, affinity
between, ii. 77.
Jesuits, destruction of the order of, vi.
Jodrell, Richard Paul, viii. 270.
Johnson, Michael, father of Samuel,
i. 29. 311. 313.; v. 260 n.; x. 180.
Irish and Erse languages, compared, Johnson, Mrs., mother of Samuel, i.
Irish papists, iii. 153. 298.
• Irrèparable,' or 'irrepàirable?' vi.
Isle of Muck, iv. 243.
32. 37. 313.; ii. 96.; x. 180.
Johnson, Nathaniel, brother of Sa-
muel, i. 29. 94. 95 n. 312.
Johnson, Mrs., wife of Samuel, i. 100.
106. 221. 244. 278- 287.
Leading Events of his Life.
Jackson, Henry, Johnson's school-
fellow, vi. 95, 95 n. 266.
choly,' i. 29. Traditional stories
of his infant precocity, i. 33. Af-
flicted with scrofula, i. 36.
1712. Taken to London to be touch-
ed by Queen Anne for the evil,
1716. Goes to school at Lichfield,
i. 39. Particulars of his boyish
days, i. 42.
1726. Removed to the school of
Stourbridge, i. 45.
1727. Leaves Stourbridge, and passes
two years with his father, i. 47.
Specimens of his early poetry, i.47.
1728. Enters at Pembroke College,
Oxford, i. 57. His college life, i.
58. Translates Pope's Messiah'
into Latin verse, i. 60. The 'mor-
bid melancholy' lurking in his
constitution gains strength, i. 62.
Particulars respecting his religi-
ous progress, i. 68. His course
of reading at Oxford, i. 71. Spe-
cimen of his themes or exercises,
Leaves college, i. 79. Death
of his father, i. 84.
1732. Becomes usher of Market-
Bosworth school, i. 86.
1733. Removes to Birmingham, i.
88. Translates Lobo's Voyage to
Abyssinia, i, 90.
1734. Returns to Lichfield, i. 94.
Proposes to print the Latin poems
of Politian, i. 94. Offers to write
for the Gentleman's Magazine,
1736. Marries Mrs. Porter, nearly
double his own age, i. 101. Opens
a private academy at Edial, i. 103.
Writes a portion of Irene,' i.
1737. Goes to London with Gar-
rick, i. 110. Retires to lodgings
at Greenwich, i. 116. Projects a
translation of the History of the
Council of Trent,' i. 117. Returns
to Lichfield, and finishes his tra-
gedy of Irene,' i. 118. Removes
to London with his wife, i. 122.
1738. Becomes a writer in the Gen-
tleman's Magazine, i. 124. Writes
the debates in both houses of par-
liament, under the name of 'The
Senate of Lilliput,' i. 127. Pub.
lishes his London,' for which he
receives ten guineas, i. 129. En-
deavours without success to ob-
tain the degree of Master of Arts,
Publishes Marmor Nor-
folciense,' i. 156.
1740. Writes the Lives of Blake,
Drake, and Barretier, i. 164. ; and
Essay on Epitaphs, i. 164.
1741. Writes free translation of the
'Jests of Hierocles,' of Guyon's
'Dissertation on the Amazons,'
and of Fontenelle's Panegyric on
Dr. Morin,' i. 167.
1742. Writes Essay on the Account
of the Conduct of the Duchess of
Marlborough, Life of Burman
and of Sydenham, and Proposals
for printing Bibliotheca Harlei-
the Dispute between Crousaz and
Warburton on Pope's Essay on
Man,' &c., and Dedication to Dr.
Mead of James's Medicinal Dic-
tionary,' i. 180.
1744. Publishes the 'Life of Richard
Savage,' and writes Preface to
the Harleian Miscellany,' i. 185.
1745. Publishes Miscellaneous Ob-
servations on the Tragedy of Mac-
beth, with Remarks on Hanmer's
Shakspeare,' i. 203.
1747. Publishes Plan for a Dic-
tionary of the English Language,
addressed to Lord Chesterfield, i.
210. Forms the King's Head
Club in Ivy Lane, i. 218.
1748. Visits Tunbridge Wells, i.
218. Writes Life of Roscom-
mon,'' Preface to Dodsley's Pre-
ceptor,' and Vision of Theodore
the Hermit,' i. 220.
1749. Publishes the Vanity of Hu-
man Wishes,' for which he re-
ceives fifteen guineas, i. 221. His
tragedy of Irene' acted at Drury
Lane Theatre, i. 227.
1750. Begins to publish The Ram-
bler.' His prayer on commencing
the undertaking, i. 234. Writes a
prologue for the benefit of Mil-
ton's grand-daughter, i. 267.
1751. Writes Life of Cheynel,'
Letter for Lauder, and Dedica-
tion to the Earl of Middlesex of
Mrs. Charlotte Lenox's Female
1752. Occupied with his Dictionary,
and with the Rambler, i. 277.
Death of his wife, i. 278. His
affecting prayer on the occasion,
i. 279. His extreme grief for her
loss, ibid. Composes her funeral
sermon and her epitaph, i. 286.
Circle of his friends at this time,
1753. Writes the papers in the' Ad.
venturer,' signed T., i. 300. Be-
gins the second volume of his
Dictionary, i. 305.
Writes the Life of Cave,
ii. 1. Makes an excursion to Ox-
ford, ii. 16. Obtains the degree
of Master of Arts from that Uni-
versity, ii. 23.
1755. Publishes 'his Dictionary of
the English Language, ii. 27. Pro-
jects the scheme of a Biblio-
thèque,' ii. 34. His depressed
state of mind at this period, ii. 50.
The Academia della Crusca pre-
sent him with their Vocabula-
rio,' and the French Academy
send him their ' Dictionnaire,' ii.
51. Projects a scheme of life for
Sunday, ii. 55.
1756. Publishes an abridgment of
his Dictionary, ii. 60. Writes
essays in the Universal Visiter,'
ii. 60. Superintends, and largely
contributes to, the Literary Ma-
gazine, ii. 61. Composes pulpit
discourses for sundry clergymen,
ii. 74. Issues proposals for an edi-
tion of Shakspeare, ii. 74. Is
offered a living, but declines en-
tering into holy orders, ii. 75.
1757. Dictates a speech on the sub-
ject of an address to the throne
after the expedition to Rochfort,
1758. Commences the Idler,' ii. 85.
Being compelled to retrench his
expenses he breaks up housekeep-
ing, and removes to chambers in
Gray's Inn, and soon after in
Inner Temple Lane, ii. 92.
1759. Loses his mother, ii. 96.
Writes his Rasselas' to defray
the expenses of her funeral, and
to pay some debts, ii. 104. Makes
an excursion to Oxford, ii. 111.
Writes a • Dissertation on the
Greek Comedy,' the Introduction
to the World Displayed,' and
'Three Letters concerning the
best Plan for Blackfriars Bridge,'
1760. Writes Address of the
Painters to George III. on his
Accession,' the Dedication to Ba-
retti's Italian Dictionary, and a
review of Tytler's Vindication of
Mary Queen of Scots, ii. 118.
Forms rules and resolutions for
the guidance of his moral conduct
and literary studies, ii. 119.
1761. Writes Preface to Rolt's'
Dictionary of Trade and Com-
merce, ii. 124.
1762. Writes Dedication to the
King of Kennedy's Astronomi-
cal Chronology,' and Preface to
the Catalogue of the Artists' Ex-
hibition, ii. 133. Obtains a pen-
sion of 300l. a year, as the reward
of literary merit, ii. 140. Accom-
panies Sir Joshua Reynolds in a
visit to Devonshire, ii. 146.
1763. Writes Character of Collins,
Life of Ascham, Review of Te-
lemachus, a masque, Dedication