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Ballantine, George, ii. 126.
Balloons, viii. 359. 362.
Ballow, Thomas, vi. 139, 139 n.
Baltic, Johnson's proposed voyage to,
vi. 269, 269 n.

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

Barnes, Rev. Joshua, v. 124. ; vii. 366.
Barnwall, Nicholas, Lord Trimles-
town, vii. 55, 55 n.

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

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 librarlan, 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
pulsation occasions death by at-
trition, vi. 152.

Barry, Spranger, the actor, i. 227 n.
Barry, James, the painter, viii. 192.
218, 218 n.; x. 249. Johnson's let-
ter to, viii. 192.
Barter, Mr., iii. 196.
'Bas Bleu,' Hannah More's poem of,
viii. 86.; ix. 123. x. 118.
Bashfulness, viii. 316.
'Bastard,' Savage's poem of the, i.
191.

Bat, formation of the, vii. 202.
Bateman, Edmund, of Pembroke Col-
lege, his Lectures, i. 78.
Bath, Johnson's visit to, v. 164.
Baths, Johnson's opinion of medi-
cated, iii. 104.

Batheaston vase, Horace Walpole's

pleasant account of, v. 277.
Bathurst, Allen, first Earl, vii. 208.
277, 278.; 285 n.; viii. 20.; ix. 11.
Bathurst, Captain, i. 285.
Bathurst, Dr. Richard, i. 212. 219.
278. 288. 300. 305.; ii. 152. 276.; iii.
228. 255.; vii. 375. 380.
'Batrachomyomachia,' first edition
of, v. 215, 215 n.

'Battle of the Pigmies and Cranes,'
ix. 143.

'Baudi Epistolæ,' v. 203.

Baxter, Richard, iii. 296. ; iv. 90. ; viii.
175. 219.; ix. 141. 321.

Baxter, Richard, viii. 232.; ix. 141.
321. His 'Reasons of the Christian
Religion' recommended by John-
son, viii. 232.

Baxter, William, his Anacreon,' v.
124.; viii. 152. 260.

'Bayes,' character of, iii. 200, 200 n.
Bayle, M., his Dictionary, ii. 208.; v.
12.

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.
Beaumont, Sir George, i. 13 n.; vii.
16 n.; ix. 261.

Beaumont and Fletcher, v. 275.
'Beauties of Johnson,' i. 250.; viii.

133. 135, 136.

Beauty, iii. 197.; viii. 112.

Beckenham, viii. 316.

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

319.

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., hisEssay on Dra-
matic Poetry' quoted, ii. 161.
Benedictine monks, vi. 17.; viii. 201.;
ix. 36.

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

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Bevil, Rev. Mr., his defence of Ham-
mond, the poet, viii. 36 n.

Bedlam, v. 322.; viii. 199.
Beech, Thomas, his Eugenio,' iii. 284. Bewley, William, his extraordinary
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.

veneration for Johnson, viii. 117,
117 n.; ix. 273.

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

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
account of, i. 175.
142. Johnson's Life of, vii. 237
viii. 25.
Blackstone, Sir William, his 'Com-

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

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

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.

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

Bigamy, iv. 230.

Bindley, James, i. 180. 196 n.; vii.
176 n.; viii. 171 n. 212 n.
Binning, Charles, Lord, iii. 223,
223 n.; vii. 186.

Biographer, duties of a, vi. 294.; ix.
138.

'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.

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

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

Baxter, Richard, iii. 296. ; iv. 90.; viii.
175. 219.; ix. 141. 321.

Baxter, Richard, viii. 232.; ix. 141.
321. His 'Reasons of the Christian
Religion' recommended by John-
son, viii. 232.

Baxter, William, his Anacreon,' v.
124.; viii. 152. 260.

'Bayes,' character of, iii. 200, 200 n.
Bayle, M., his Dictionary, ii. 208.; v.
12.

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.

Beaumont and Fletcher, v. 275.

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

133. 135, 136.

Beauty, iii. 197.; viii. 112.

Beckenham, viii. 316.

Behaviour, ix. 7.

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

Beresford, Mrs. and Miss, viii. 283.

Beaumont, Sir George, i. 13n.; vii. Berkeley, Dr. George, Bishop of
16 n.; ix. 261.

Becket, Thomas, bookseller, v. 227.
Beckford, Alderman, vii. 21.
Bedford, John, fourth Duke of, viii.
319.

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.
81. 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.

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

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

Bevil, Rev. Mr., his defence of Ham-
mond, the poet, viii. 36 n.

Bedlam, v. 322.; viii. 199.
Beech, Thomas, his' Eugenio,' iii. 284. Bewley, William, his extraordinary

veneration for Johnson, viii. 117,
117 n.; ix. 273.

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.

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

bed recommendation to read, ix.
179.

'Bibliotheca Harleiana,' Johnson's
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.

Bigamy, iv. 230.

Bindley, James, i. 180. 196 n.; vii.
176 n.; viii. 171 n. 212 n.
Binning, Charles, Lord, iii. 223,
223 n.; vii. 186.

Biographer, duties of a, vi. 294. ; ix,
138.

'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.

His letter on a passage in Johnson's

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'Journey,' iv. 313.

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

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.

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