Imatges de pÓgina

tion of the public to the performance of Comus, which was next day to be acted at Drury Lane playhouse, for the benefit of Milton's grand-daughter, acknowl.

Preface and Postscript to Lauder's Pamphlet, entitled "An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in his Paradise Lost," acknowl.


Address to the Public concerning Miss Williams's Miscellanies.

1751. Life of Cheynel, in the Miscellany called "The Student," acknowl.

Letter for Lauder, addressed to the Reverend Dr. John
Douglas, acknowledging his fraud concerning Milton
in terms of suitable contrition, acknowl.

Dedication to the Earl of Middlesex of Mrs. Charlotte
Lennox's "Female Quixote," intern. evid.


* Preface.

* Criticism on Moore's Gil Blas.

1753. Dedication to John, Earl of Orrery, of Shakspeare illustrated, by Mrs. Charlotte Lennox, acknowl. During this and the following year he wrote and gave to his much loved friend, Dr. Bathurst, the papers in the Adventurer, signed T., acknowl.



* Notice of Mr. Edward Cave's death, inserted in the last page of the index.

1754. Life of Edward Cave, in the Gentleman's Magazine,



* Preface.

1755. A DICTIONARY, with a Grammar and History, of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, acknowl.

An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude at Sea, by an exact Theory of the Variations of the Magnetical Needle, with a Table of the Variations at the most remarkable cities in Europe, from the year 1660 to 1780, acknowl. This he wrote for Mr. Zachariah Williams, an ingenious ancient Welsh gentleman, father of Mrs. Anna Williams, whom he for many years kindly lodged in his house. It was published with a translation into Italian by Signor Baretti. In a copy of it, which he presented to the Bodleian Library at Oxford, is pasted a character of the late Mr. Zachariah Williams, plainly written by Johnson, intern. evid.

1756. An Abridgment of his Dictionary, acknowl.

Several Essays in the Universal Visitor, which there is some difficulty in ascertaining. All that are marked with two asterisks have been ascribed to him, although I am confident, from internal evidence, that we should except from these "The Life of Chaucer," "Reflections on the State of Portugal," and "An Essay on Architecture." And from the same evidence I am confident that he wrote "Further Thoughts on Agriculture" and "A Dissertation on the State of Literature and Authors." The Dissertation on the Epitaphs, written by Pope, he afterwards acknowledged, and added to his "Idler."

Life of Sir Thomas Browne, prefixed to a new edition of his Christian Morals, acknowl.

In the LITERARY MAGAZINE, or UNIVERSAL Review, which began in January, 1756,


The Preliminary Address, intern. evid.

An Introduction to the Political State of Great Bri

tain, intern. evid.

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Remarks on the Militia Bill, intern. evid.
Observations on his Britannic Majesty's Treaties with
the Empress of Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse
Cassel, intern. evid.

Observations on the Present State of Affairs, intern.


Memoirs of Frederick III., King of Prussia, intern. evid.

In the same MAGAZINE his REVIEWS are of the following books:-"Birch's History of the Royal Society;" "Browne's Christian Morals;" "Warton's Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope," vol. i.; "Hampton's Translation of Polybius ;" "Sir Isaac Newton's Arguments in proof of a Deity;" "Borlase's History of the Isles of Scilly;"" Home's Experiments on Bleaching;" "Browne's History of Jamaica ;" "Hales on Distilling Sea-Waters, Ventilators in Ships, and curing an ill taste in Milk;" "Lucas's Essay on Waters;" "Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish Bishops;" "Philosophical Transactions," vol. xlix. ; "Miscellanies by Elizabeth Harrison;" "Evans's Map and Account of the Middle Colonies in America;" "The Cadet, a Military Treatise;" "The Conduct of the Ministry relating to the present War, impartially examined," intern. evid. "Mrs. Lennox's Translation of Sully's Memoirs ;" "Letter on the Case of Admiral Byng;" "Appeal to the People concerning Admiral Byng;" " Hanway's Eight Days' Journey" "and Essay on Tea ;" "Some further particulars in Relation to the Case of Admiral Byng, by a Gentleman of Oxford,"


Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry Answer to the Review of his Essay on Tea, Johnson, in the same collection, made a reply to it, acknowl. This is the only instance, it is believed, when he condescended to take notice of any thing that had been

written against him; and here his chief intention:

seems to have been to make sport.

Dedication to the Earl of Rochford of, and Preface to, Mr. Payne's Introduction to the Game of Draughts, acknowl.

Introduction to the London Chronicle, an Evening Paper, which still subsists with deserved credit, acknowl.

* "Observations on the Foregoing Letter," i. e. A Letter on the American Colonies.

1757. Speech on the Subject of an Address to the Throne after the Expedition to Rochefort; delivered by one of his friends in some public meeting: it is printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for October, 1785, intern. evid.

The first two paragraphs of the Preface to Sir William Chambers's Designs of Chinese Buildings, &c., acknowl.

1758. THE IDLER, which began April 5. in this year, and was continued till April 5. 1760, acknowl.

An Essay on the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers was added to it, when published in volumes, acknowl.

1759. Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, a Tale, acknowl. Advertisement for the Proprietors of the Idler against certain persons who pirated those papers as they came out singly in a newspaper called the Universal Chronicle, or Weekly Gazette, intern. evid.

For Mrs. Charlotte Lennox's English Version of Brumoy, "A Dissertation on the Greek Comedy," and the General Conclusion of the Book, intern. evid. Introduction to the World Displayed, a Collection of

Voyages and Travels, acknowl.

Three Letters in the Gazetteer, concerning the best plan for Blackfriars Bridge, acknowl.

1760. Address of the Painters to George III. on his Accession to the Throne, intern. evid.

Dedication of Baretti's Italian and English Dictionary to the Marquis of Abreu, then Envoy Extraordinary from Spain at the Court of Great Britain, intern. evid.

Review in the Gentleman's Magazine of Mr. Tytler's acute and able Vindication of Mary Queen of Scots, acknowl.

Introduction to the Proceedings of the Committee for
Clothing the French Prisoners, acknowl.

1761. Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of Trade and Commerce,


Corrections and Improvements for Mr. Gwyn the Architect's pamphlet, entitled "Thoughts on the Coronation of George III.," acknowl.

1762. Dedication to the King of the Reverend Dr. Kennedy's Complete System of Astronomical Chronology unfolding the Scriptures, 4to edition, acknowl.

Preface to the Catalogue of the Artist's Exhibition,

intern. evid.

1763. Character of Collins in the Poetical Calendar, published by Fawkes and Woty, acknowl

Dedication to the Earl of Shaftesbury of the edition of

Roger Ascham's English Works, published by the
Reverend Mr. Bennett, acknowl.

The Life of Ascham, also prefixed to that edition,

Review of Telemachus, a Masque, by the Reverend
George Graham, of Eton College, in the Critical
Review, acknowl.

Dedication to the Queen of Mr. Hoole's Translation of
Tasso, acknowl.

Account of the Detection of the Imposture of the Cock
Lane Ghost, published in the Newspapers and Gen-
tleman's Magazine, acknowl.

1764. Part of a Review of Granger's "Sugar Cane," a Poem,

in the London Chronicle, acknowl.

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