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Full face, finished only as far as the shoulders, and copied into one of the large pictures now in the room of the Society of Arts in the Adelphi. The original sketch was sold at Barry's sale for 30 guineas. It is in the possession of Mr. Audinet.

Engraved in line 4to. size

Ditto, 8vo., with specimens of Dr. Johnson's signature at different periods of life

- Anker Smith.



W. T. Fry.


[Three-quarter face, to right, holding a book



A three-quarter length, the size of life, in oil; belonged to John Hatsell, Esq., Cotton Garden. This portrait did not please Dr. J., who styled it “Johnson's grimly ghost."]

J. Heath.

C. Townley. (1)

I. J. De Claussin.

Date of Engraving.










A miniature, from the life.

Several copies in crayon, from Sir Joshua's various portraits of Johnson.

(1) Brother of Mr. Townley, of the Commons, an ingenious artist, who resided some time at Berlin, and has the honour of being engraver to his Majesty the King of Prussia. This is one of the finest mezzotintos that ever was executed; and what renders it of extraordinary value, the plate was destroyed after four or five impressions only were taken off. One of them is in the possession of Sir William Scott BOSWELL,

Date of






Engraver's Date of Name. Engraving. drawing, "Well, thou art an Vol. X. p. 97.

T. Trotter. 1784]


Profile in an oval, to the left, without wig Whole length, in the dress worn by him on the journey to the Hebrides, with his stick, folio 1786 [Side-face, to right, the countenance haggard, and exhibiting marks of decay. This was probably the last portrait for which Dr. Johnson sat: it was finished a short time before his death Do. 1786] [Do. prefixed to Harding's Shakspeare; drawing belonged to Dr. Farmer



Johnson said when he saw the
ugly fellow like the original."


Side-face, to right
Medallion, profile to

Ditto for Sharpe's

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G. Murray. 1820

A wood-cut, on the title-page of Sharpe's edition of this work, in 1 vol. Thompson. 1830


[A small oval, profile to right

8vo. profile, to right Profile, to left, prefixed to Johnsoniana


J. Taylor. 1756 For "Lavater's Essays on Physiognomy," in which Johnson's countenance is analysed upon the principles of that fanciful writer.

[A view of Tunbridge Wells, in which Dr. and Mrs. Johnson are introduced; the figures very small. See Vol. I. p. 218.


N. Gardiner.

N. Gardiner. 1786 P. S. Lambourn. P.S.Lambourn, 1791]


A whole-length, in a cocked hat, ruffles on the hands, holding a stick behind his back. Not known.

There is a whole-length figure in Cambridge's works, 4to., drawn and engraved by Besland.] It forms the frontispiece to Vol. I. of this Edition.


Modelled in clay, but never cut in marble. The artist has represented Dr. Johnson without his wig; substituting for it flowing hair which hangs down the neck, copied from a beggar, who

Drawn by.

Engraver's Date of Name. Engraving. was called from the street to serve as a model. (See Smith's Life of Nollekens.) See Letters 305. & 313. Vol. VII. A drawing by Ab. Wivell. W. T. Fry.



In St. Paul's; the first monument ever placed in that building.
Repeatedly engraved.

There are also several seals with his head cut on them, particularly a very fine one by that eminent artist, Edward Burch, Esq., R. A. ; in the possession of the younger Dr. Charles Burney. [Copied and engraved




by Let me add, as a proof of the popularity of his character, that there are copper pieces struck at Birmingham, with his head impressed on them, which pass current as halfpence there, and in the neighbouring parts of the country.

[The most extensive collections of engraved portraits of Dr. Johnson are those in the possession of Lewis Pocock, Esq., Mr. Upcott, and Mr. Murray of Albemarle Street. The latter was made by the late John Thomas Smith, of the British Museum. — J. MURRAY, Jun. 1835.]


The Roman letters refer to the Volume; the Arabic figures to the Page.


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.

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.

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.

Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie, fourth
Farl 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.
297.; vi. 64. 142.; vii. 146.; ix.
Absurdities, use of delineating, vii.

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.

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42. 289.; vi. 166. 294.; vii. 60. 123.
373.; viii. 22. 50. 67. 399.; ix. 72.
His Notanda,' i. 238. His 'Re-
marks on Italy,' v. 289. 289 n. His
style compared with Johnson's, i.
264. His conduct towards Steele,
viii. 22. 67. Johnson's opinion of, i.
265 n.; ii. 208. 296. ; vii. 198. John-
son's Life of, viii. 22.

Address of the Painters to George
III. on his accession, written by
Johnson, ii. 118.


Adey, Mrs., iii. 52. 64.; vii. 241. 270.
Adey, Miss Mary, i. 33.; vi.101.; vii. 298.
Admiration, v. 306.

Adventurer,' Dr. John Hawkes-
worth's, i. 241. 277. 300, 301. 303.
305.; ii. 70. The papers marked T.
written by Johnson, i. 300.
Adventures of a Guinea,' by whom
written, iv. 307. 307 n.
'Adversaria,' specimen of Johnson's, Allen, Ralph, iv. 79.

i. 238.


Adversaries, not to be treated with All for Love,' Dryden's preface to,
respect, iv. 20.

quoted, viii. 91 n.

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Air-bath, Lord Monboddo's, vi. 310
Akenside, Dr. ii. 125., iii. 195.; vi.
117, 117 n. 150.

Agar, Welbore Ellis, vi. 252. n.
Age, old, vii. 10. 83. 88 n., 193. 203.
369.; viii. 171. 275.; ix. 91. 212.
'Agis,' Home's tragedy of, iv. 214.
'Aglaura,' Suckling's play of, vii. 170.
Agutter, Rev. William, viii. 287 n.
His Sermon on Johnson's death,
viii. 421.

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.

Aikin, Letitia, afterwards Mrs. Bar-
bauld, vi. 28.; vii. 316. ; ix. 4.

Advertisement, Johnson's, in the
Gentleman's Magazine, i. 103. In
the Universal Chronicle, ii. 108. In
the Edinburgh newspapers, v. 166.
Adultery, iii. 46.
"Egri Ephemeris,' Johnson's, viii. 388. Ambition, vi. 158.

'Eneid,' story of the, viii. 213.

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Alias,' Johnson's exemplication of
the word, viii. 212.
Allen, Edmund, printer, ii. 98 n., 260.;
v. 22.; vi. 277.; vii. 106. 162.; viii.
68. 222. 374. Johnson's letter to,
viii. 222.

'Alley Croker,' vii. 84, 84 n.

Alnwick Castle, vii. 109.

Althorp, Lord, afterwards Earl Spen-
cer, vii. 321. See Spencer.

Amelia,' Fielding's, vi. 163, 168 n.;
ix. 80.

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America and the Americans, v. 224.
226. 248.; vii. 21. 25. 133. 338 n.;
viii. 55. 176. 284.; ix. 11. 30.
Amusements, country, ix. 196.
Amusements, a man known by his,
viii. 319.

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