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son of drollery is thus described :- "A man who had so often cheered the sullenness of vacancy, and suspended the approaches of sorrow." And in "The Dublin Evening Post," August 16. 1791, there is the following paragraph :-"It is a singular circumstance, that in a city like this, containing 200,000 people, there are three months in the year during which no place of public amusement is open. Long vacation is here a vaca tion from pleasure, as well as business; nor is there any mode of passing the listless evenings of declining summer, but in the riots of a tavern, or the stupidity of a coffee-house."

I have not thought it necessary to specify every copy of verses written by Johnson, it being my intention to publish an authentic edition of all his poetry, with notes.

No. V.

A

CHRONOLOGICAL CATALOGUE

OF

THE PROSE WORKS

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. (1)

N. B.-To those which he himself acknowledged is added acknowl. To those which may be fully believed to be his from internal evidence is added intern. evid.

1735. ABRIDGMENT and translation of Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia, acknowl.

1738. Part of a translation of Father Paul Sarpi's History of the Council of Trent, acknowl.

N. B. As this work, after some sheets were printed, suddenly stopped, I know not whether any part of it is now to be found.

(1) I do not here include his poetical works; for, excepting his Latin translation of Pope's Messiah, his London, and his Vanity of Human Wishes, imitated from Juvenal, his Prologue on the opening of DruryLane Theatre by Mr. Garrick, and his Irene, a Tragedy, they are very numerous and in general short; and I have promised a complete edition of them, in which I shall, with the utmost care, ascertain their authenticity, and illustrate them with notes and various readings. BOSWELLThe meaning of this sentence, and particularly of the word crcepting, is not very clear. Perhaps Mr. Boswell wrote, "they are not very numerous, which would be less obscure.-C.

1740.

1741.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

Preface, intern. evid.

Life of Father Paul, acknowl.

1739. A complete vindication of the Licenser of the Stage from the malicious and scandalous aspersions of Mr. Brooke, author of Gustavus Vasa, acknowl. Marmor Norfolciense: or an Essay on an ancient prophetical inscription in monkish rhyme, lately discovered near Lynne in Norfolk, by PROBUS BRITANNICUS, acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

Life of Boerhaave, acknowl.

Address to the Reader, intern. evid.
Appeal to the Public in behalf of the Editor, intern.
evid.

Considerations on the case of Dr. Trapp's Sermons; a

plausible attempt to prove that an author's work may be abridged without injuring his property, acknowl. 1 (1) * * Address to the Reader in May.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Preface, intern. evid.

Life of Admiral Drake, acknowl.
Life of Admiral Blake, acknowl.
Life of Philip Barretier, acknowl.
Essay on Epitaphs, acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

Preface, intern. evid.

A free translation of the Jests of Hierocles, with an introduction, intern. evid.

Debate on the Humble Petition and Advice of the
Rump Parliament to Cromwell, in 1657, to assume

(1) These and several other articles, which are marked with an asterisk, were suggested to Mr. Malone by Mr. Chalmers as probably written by Dr. Johnson; they are therefore placed in this general list.-C.

1742.

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.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

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
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.

a

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.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

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.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
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.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

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

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

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

1748. Life of Roscommon, acknowl.

Foreign History, November, intern. evid

FOR MR. DODSLEY'S PRECEPTOR.

Preface, acknowl.

Vision of Theodore the Hermit, acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.
Letter on Fire Works.

1749.

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.

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