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VOL. I.

IN

BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON,

EDITED BY

The Right Hon. J. W. Croker.

Full-length Portrait of Dr. Johnson
House in which Johnson was born
View of Lichfield, the Birth Place of Johnson
The Grammar School at Lichfield .

Edial Hall, the Residence of Johnson in 1736
Fac-simile of a Letter from G. Walmesley, Esq.
introducing Johnson and Garrick, in 1737
VOL. II. Lichfield Cathedral

Frontispiece.
Pembroke College, Oxford
Engraved Title.
Residence of the Rev. Dr. Francis Wise, at Ells-
field, and Letter to Dr. Ducarel.

Portrait of Edward Cave, Projector and Pub-
lisher of the Gentleman's Magazine
Residence of Thomas Davies, Russell Street,
Covent Garden, and Fac-simile of a Letter
Portrait of Henry Thrale, Esq.

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VOL. III. Ashbourne, Derbyshire.

Summer House at Streatham, 1773
Residence of George Steevens, Esq.
Heath, and Fac-simile of a Letter
Full-length Portrait of General Oglethorpe
VOL. IV. St. Andrews

Loch Lomond

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Hampstead

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Frontispiece.
Engraved Title.

Full-length Portrait of Dr. Johnson, in the dress
worn by him on his Journey to the Hebrides

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VOL. V. Edinburgh

Frontispiece. Engraved Title.

View of Iona

Portrait of Michael Johnson, Father of Dr. Samuel

Johnson.

Portrait of Richard Owen Cambridge, Esq.

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VOL. VI. Dovedale, Reynard's Kitchen

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VOL. VII. The Walls of Chester

VOL. IX. Portrait of Mrs. Piozzi

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Bust of Dr. Johnson, by Nollekens Engraved Title.
Portrait of Rev. Thomas Warton

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Frontispiece.

Dr. Johnson's Sitting Room, Bolt Court, Eng. Title.
Dr. Johnson's House, Bolt Court

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View of Kettel Hall, Oxford, and Fac-simile of a

Letter from the Rev. T. Warton.

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Residence of Mrs. Clive, Twickenham, and Fac

simile of a Letter to Garrick

VOL.VIII. Portrait of James Boswell, Esq.

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Mr. Thrale's House, Streatham

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Frontispiece.
Johnson's House, Johnson's Court Engraved Title.
Portrait of the Right Hon. Warren Hastings
View of St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, and Fac-
simile of a Letter of Edward Cave

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Autographs of Contemporaries of Johnson
Portrait of the Hon. Topham Beauclerk.

VOL. X. Full-length Portrait of J. Boswell, Esq. Frontispiece.

Portrait of Dr. Johnson
Engraved Title.
Fac-simile of a Letter from E. Hector, Esq. to

Mr. Boswell

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Fac-simile of Dr. Johnson's Letters to Edward

Cave in 1738

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THE

LIFE

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

JOHNSONIANA.

PART XXI.

ANECDOTES OF DR. JOHNSON,

BY JOHN NORTHCOTE, R. A. (1)

474. Poverty and Mortification.

Ar the time when Sir Joshua Reynolds resided in Newport Street, he one afternoon, accompanied by his sister Frances, paid a visit to the Miss Cotterells, who lived much in the fashionable world. Johnson was also of the party on this tea visit; and, at that time, being very poor, he was, as might be expected, rather shabbily apparelled. The maid servant, by accident, attended at the door to let them in, but did not know Johnson, who was the last of the three that came in; when the servant maid, seeing this uncouth and dirty figure of a man, and not conceiving that he could be one of the

(1) [From Northcote's "Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds."]

company who came to visit her mistresses, laid hold of his coat just as he was going up stairs, and pulled him back again, saying, "You fellow! what is your business here? I suppose you intended to rob the house." This most unlucky accident threw poor Johnson into such a fit of shame and anger, that he roared out, like a bull, "What have I done? what have I done?" Nor could he recover himself for the remainder of the evening from this mortifying circumstance.

475. Richardson.

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Dr. Johnson had a great desire to cultivate the friendship of Richardson, the author of " Clarissa ;" and, with this view, paid him frequent visits. These were received very coldly by the latter; " but," observed the Doctor, in speaking of this to a friend, "I was determined to persist till I had gained my point; because I knew very well that, when I had once overcome his reluctance and shyness of humour, our intimacy would contribute to the happiness of both." The event verified the Doctor's prediction.

476. Idle Curiosity.

Dr. Johnson was displeased if he supposed himself at any time made the object of idle curiosity. When Miss Reynolds once desired him to dine at Sir Joshua's, on a day fixed upon by herself, he readily accepted the invitation; yet, having doubts as to the importance of her companions, or of her reasons for inviting him, he added, at the same time, "but I will not be made a show of."

477.

"Clarissa."

Johnson introduced Sir Joshua Reynolds and his sister to Richardson; but hinted to them, at the same time, that, if they wished to see the latter in good humour, they must expatiate on the excellencies of his "Clarissa."

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