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A.

ABERCROMBIE, James, of Phila-
delphia, his communications con-
cerning Johnson, iii. 242. 285 n.
Aberdeen, iv. 83.

Achilles, shield of, vii. 380.
Acis and Galatea, vii. 72.
Acquaintance, Johnson's numerous
and various, vi. 138.; viii. 220.
Acquaintances, ii. 52. ; viii. 166.
Acting, viii. 238.

Aberdeen butter, duel fought for the Acting, tragic, Johnson's contempt
honour of, v. 83 n.

of, iv. 27.,

Action in public speaking, iii. 249.
Active sports in young people, not to
be reckoned idleness, i. 44.
Activity of body, Johnson's, ix. 2.
Activity of mind, Johnson's, vii. 193.
193. n.

Aberdeen, William Gordon, second
Earl of, iv. 136.
Aberdonians, iv. 96.
Abernethy, Rev. John, on the effect
of prayer, iv. 66. Account of, iv.
66 n.

Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie, fourth
Earl of, bon-mot of, vii. 338 n.
Abington, Mrs., actress, v. 258. 262.
268. 293. 324.

Abjuration, oath of, v. 259.
Absenteeism, vi. 80. 321.
Absolute princes, v. 317.
Abstemiousnesss, v. 113. ; ii. 258. 310.;
iii. 30. 213.; iv. 226. 291.; v. 8.
I 297.; vi. 64. 142.; vii. 146.; ix.
325.

Absurdities, use of delineating, vii.
364.

Abuse, personal, iii. 54.; vii. 246. 376.;
ix. 65, 66.

Abyssinia, Lobo's voyage to, i. 90.;
vi. 122.

Abyssinia, Prince of. See Rasselas.
Academia della Crusca send Johnson
their Vocabulary, ii. 51.

Accent, Scotch, overcome by per-
severance, iii. 188.

Accounts, keeping, viii. 167.

Actor, qualities of a great, ix. 272. n.
Actors, i. 192, 193. 231.; ii. 177.; iii.
93. 277.; iv. 27. 39. 132.; vi. 23.
329.; vii. 99.; viii. 239 n.; ix. 125.
Actors, Johnson's prejudice against,
and contemptuous severity towards,
i. 192. 231.; vii. 356.
Adams, Rev. Dr. William, master of
Pembroke College, Oxford, i. 58.
75. 80. 146. 205. 215. 227.; ii. 11, 12.
34. 278.; v. 104. 213.; vi. 72.; viii.
302. 382. Some account of, viii.
382 n. His account of the first re-
presentation of Irene,' i. 227. His
Answer to Hume's Essay on Mi-
racles, vi. 72.

Adams, Miss, afterwards Mrs. Hyett,
viii. 294.

Adams, George, dedication to the
king of his "Treatise on the Globes,'
ii. 74. ; iii. 31.
Addison, Joseph, i. 237, 238. 316. ; ii.
208. 296.; iii. 300.; iv. 37. 81.; v.


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Air-bath, Lord Monboddo's, vi. 310.
Akenside, Dr. ii. 125., iii. 195.; vi.
117, 117 n. 150.
Akerman, Mr., keeper of Newgate,
anecdotes of, vii. 329, 330, 331.
Alberti, Leandro, his classical descrip-
tion of Italy, v. 42. 289, 289 n.
Alchymy, v. 326.
Alcibiades, vii. 103, 103 n.
Alcibiades, his dog, vii. 59, 59 n.
Alfred, Johnson's wish to write the
Life of, i. 205.

Alfred, his Will, viii. 116, 116 n.
Algebra, the study of, recommended,

ix. 83.

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v. 129.

Anonymous writings, vii. 248.
Anson, Lord, vii. 245. Johnson's epi.
gram on his Temple of the Winds,
vii. 245 n.; ix. 26.

'Anthologia,' viii, 389.

Antiquarian Researches, vii. 189.
Apelles, the Venus of, viii. 81. 81 n.
'Apology,' Cibber's, vi. 193.

Apology for the Quakers,' Barclay's,

vi. 89.

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· Apotheosis of Milton,' not written
by Johnson, i. 155.
Apparitions, ii. 106. 180. 313. ;iii. 175.
194. 213. 220, 220 n.; viii. 69. 71.;
ix. 5. 69.

Arches, comparative strength of se
micircular and elliptical, ii. 116.
Architecture, ornamental, vi. 68.
Areskine, Sir John, v. 21.
Arguing, Johnson's mode of, and
fondness for, vi. 120. 141.; viii. 88.
281. 317.

Appetite, riders out in quest of, ix.
152.

Appius, Cicero's character of, applied
to Johnson, viii. 380.
Applause, vii. 379.

April fools' day, vi. 239, 239 n.
Arabs, fidelity of, iv. 131.
Arbuthnot, Dr. John, ii. 208. ; iv. 37.
Arbuthnot, Robert, iv. 19, 19 n.
'Arcadia,' Sidney's, vi. 266, 266 n.

Argument, Johnson's, on Schoolmas-
ters and their duty, iii. 222. 311.
On Vicious Intromission, iii. 233.
314. In defence of lay patronage
iii. 286. 319. Against Dr. Memis's
complaint, that he was styled 'doc-
tor of medicine,' instead of 'physi-
cian,' v. 320. 334. In favour of the
corporation of Stirling, v. 322. On
entails, vi. 38. On the liberty of
the pulpit, vi. 181. 334. On the
In
registration of deeds, viii. 47.
favour of a negro claiming his li
berty, vii. 20, 21. Against a prose-
cution by the procurators of Edin-
burgh against the publisher of a
libel, viii. 110.

Apology, Johnson's readiness to make Ariosto, vii. 335.
one, viii. 323.

Argument and testimony, viii. 281.
Argyle, Archibald, third Duke of, v.
41. 86.

Argyle, John, fifth Duke of, v. 95.
Johnson's visit to, v. 102. John-
son's letter to, v. 108. His letter to
Johnson, v. 108.

Argyle, Elizabeth Gunning, Duchess
of, v. 94, 94 n.

Aristotle, saying of, vii. 361.
'Poetics,' vi. 158, 158 n.
Arithmetic, Johnson's resort to, when
his fancy was disordered, ix. 27.
Arkwright, Sir Richard, ix. 148.
Armidale, iv. 159. 307.
Armorial bearings, iii. 215.
Arms, piling of, why insisted on, vii.
219.

His

Armstrong, Dr. John, ii. 112.; vi. 259,
Army, officers of the, v. 151.
Arnauld, Anthony, vii. 208.
Arnold, Dr. Thomas, his Observ.
ations on Insanity,' vi. 319.
'Art of Living in London,' i. 114.
Art of Thinking, ix. 259.

Artificial ruins, v. 214 n.
'Art's corrective,' v. 27.

Articles, subscription to the thirty-
nine, iii. 110. 177, 177 n.; iv. 61.
Ascham, Roger, Johnson's Life of,
ii. 254.; ix. 87.

Asaph, St. Bishop of. See Shipley.
'Ascanius,' iv. 203 n., 205 n., 421 n.
Ash, Dr. John, founder of the Eume-
lian club, viii. 393 n.

See Dunning.

Ashbourne, vi. 325.; vii. 27.
Ashburton, Lord.
Assertion, vii. 281.
Assize, maiden one, vii. 96.
Association of ideas, vii. 136.
Astle, Thomas, keeper of the records
in the Tower, i. 177. Johnson's
letter to, viii. 116. His notes on
Alfred's will, viii. 116 n.
Astle, Rev. Mr., Johnson's advice to,
as to his studies, viii. 315.
Aston, Sir Thomas, i. 85, 85 n.
Aston, Mary, afterwards Mrs. Brodie,
i. 85.; vii. 200, 200 n., 208.; viii. 27,
27 n.; ix. 55. Johnson's epigram
addressed to her, i. 154.; vii. 200,
200 n.; ix. 55.
Aston, Elizabeth, i. 85.; iii. 32. 126.;
v. 330.; vi. 100. 105.; vi. 267.;
vii. 31. Johnson's letters to, iii. 32.
67.; vi. 233. 235. 271.; vii. 31. 237.
241. 269. 300. 302.

Astley, Philip, vii. 293, 293 n.
'As You Like It,' the clown's answer
in, ix. 53.

Auchinleck estate, v. 126, 127 n. ;
34. 323.

Auchinleck, Lord, Boswell's father,
v. 122. 124.; vi. 200 n. Some ac-
count of, v. 130, 131 n. Designates
Johnson 'Ursa Major,' v. 132.
Auchnasheal, iv. 150.

Attorneys, iii. 141.; v. 84.
Avarice, v. 48.; vi. 159. 193.; vii.
174.; ix. 54. 90.

vi.

Author, rarely hurt by his critics, vii.
318.

'Author, the Young,' a poem by
Johnson, i. 52.

Author, Virgil's description of the
entrance into hell applied to, v.
43.

Authority, parental, ix. 7.
Authors, i. S04.; iii. 54. 276.; iv. 55.
305, 306.; v. 288.; vi. 136, 327.; vii.
55. 172. 189, 190. 244. 246.; viii. 100.
321.; ix. 45. 119. 134. Attacks on
them useful, iv. 306. The casuistry
which passes on the world the pro-
duction of one for that of another
condemned, i. 304.

B.

Bâch y Graig, v. 200, 200 n.
Bacon, Francis, Lord Verulam, iv.
253.; vii. 12. Mallet's Life' of,
vii. 12. His 'History of Henry
VII.' iv. 234. His precept for con-
versation, viii. 231. His Essays,'
ix. 259.

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Badcock, Rev. Samuel, viii. 411, 411 n.
Badenoch, Lord of, iv. 117, 117 n.
Bad habits, viii. 173.

Bad management, vii. 168.
Bagshaw, Rev. Thomas, 302, 302 n.
Johnson's letter to, viii. 355.
Bagpipes, v. 47.

Baillie, Dr. Matthew, his recommend-
ation of card-playing, v. 157 n.

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Baker, Sir Richard, his Chronicles,'
quoted, iv. v.

Atheism, ix. 40.

'Athol porridge,' viii. 53.
Atlas,' the race-horse, v. 195.
Atonement, the great article of Chris
tianity, iv. 89, 89 n.; vii. 6, 6 n.;
viii. 103.; ix. 317. 498, 498 n.
Attack, advantages which authors
derive from, iv. 305, 306.; v. 276.
Atterbury, Dr. Francis, Bishop of
Rochester, vii. 56. 78.
Attorney General, ludicrous title Baker, Sir George, viii. 359.
given to, vi. 198.

Baker, Mrs., iii. 16.

Balance of Misery, viii. 305.; x. 291.
Balcarras, Earl of, vi. 208 n.
Ball without powder, vii. 355.

Ballantine, George, ii. 126.
Balloons, viii. 359, 362.
Ballow, Thomas, vi. 139, 139 n.
Baltic, Johnson's proposed voyage to, Barnes, Rev. Joshua, v. 124. ; vii. 366.

19 n, 20. 60. Johnson's letter of in-
structions to, on the formation of
the king's library, iii. 60.

vi. 269, 269 n.

Barnwall, Nicholas, Lord Trimles-
town, vii. 55, 55 n.

Bankes, Mr., of Dorsetshire, i. 161.
Banks, Sir Joseph, iii. 168. 172, 172 n.
173.; v. 74.; vii. 230. 235. John-
son's motto for his goat, iii. 168.
Baptism, vi. 90.

Baron Hill, the seat of Lord Bulkeley,
v. 108 n.

Barbauld, Mr., vi. 28.; viii. 291, 291 n.
Barbauld, Letitia. See Aikin.
Barber, Francis, Johnson's negro ser-
vant, i. 278. 281. 285. 287.; ii. 111.;
iii. 15 n. 54. 128. 170.; v. 193 n.;
vii. 234.; viii. 376. 405, 405 n.; ix.
163, 164.

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Barclay, his 'Ship of Fooles,' ii. 25.
Barclay, Mr., the young author, his
defence of Johnson's Shakspeare
against Kenrick, ii. 500.; iv. 305.
Barclay, Robert, of Ury, his Apo-
logy for the Quakers,' vi. 89.
Barclay, Robert, one of Mr. Thrale's
successors, viii. 96, 96 n.; x. 122,
Baretti, Joseph, ii. 6. 28. 55, 55 n. 95.

128. 138. 150.; iii. 48. 59. 95. 98, 98 n.,
99 n. 127. 241.; v. 222. 31.; vi. 24,
24 n. 79. 121. 135. 169, 169 n. 222;
vi. 303. 316. 379.; ix. 158. Johnson's
letters to, ii. 128. 138. 150. His trial
for murder, iii. 98, 98 n. 99 n. His
'Travels,' iii. 48. 127. The first
who received copy-money in Italy,
vi. 303. His strictures on Mrs.
Piozzi's marriage, vi. 169. His
Anecdotes of Johnson, x. 35.
Bark, Peruvian, viii. 296.
Barker, Dr. Edmund, i. 219 n.; ii.
Barnard, Rev. Dr., Bishop of Killaloe,

i. 110 n.; vi. 208, 208 n.; vii. 68,
68 n.; viii. 93, 93 n.; ix. 215. Al-
tercation between Johnson and, on
the question, whether a man can
improve after the age of forty-five,
viii. 93, 93 n.; ix. 215. His plea-
sant verses thereon, ix. 216.
Barnard, Dr., provost of Eaton, ix. 9.
Barnard, Frederick, afterwards Sir
Frederick, king's librarian, iii. 19.

Barretier, John Philip, Johnson's Life
of, i. 164. 167.
Barrington, Hon. Daines, iii. 289.;
vii. 164. viii. 90. 250. His Essay
on the Emigration of Birds,' iii. 289.
His 'Observations on the Statutes,'
vii. 164.

Barrow, Dr. Isaac, his sermon against

foolish talking and jesting, viii. 83 n.
Barrowby, Dr., anecdote of, viii. 294.
Barry, Sir Edward, his notion that

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