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tion to him, or the distresses they severally laboured under. Any other supposition would be injurious to the memory of a man, who, by his private memoranda in my possession, appears to have applied near 2

of his income in acts of beneficence. The above facts are so connected with the transactions of Dr. Johnson in the latter days of his life, that they are part of his history; and the mention of them may serve as a caveat against ostentatious bounty, favour to negroes, and testamentary difpofitions in extremis.

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. It will afford fome satisfaction to the compassionate reader to know, that the means of benefiting Heely, and some others of Dr. Johnson's relations, whom he had either totally neglected, or slightly noticed, have been found out and rendered practicable by Mr. Langton. That gentleman, to whom the doctor had given his manuscript Latin poems, having got for them of the booksellers 201. with that benignity which is but one of his excellent qualities, had determined to divide the same among the doctor's relations. And whereas the doctor died indebted to the eitate of the late Mr. Beauclerk, in the sum of 301. lady Diana Beauclerk, his relict and executrix, upon the receipt thereof, and being informed of Mr. Langton's intention, in a spirit of true benevolence requested, that she might be permitted to add that sum to the former, and, accordingly, depolited it in his hands. Part of this money has bee. applied in relieving the wants of Heely and his wife, and the rest will be disposed of among thoie relations that shall appear to ftand most in need of help; and, as a farther relief to Heely, and for the benefit of the idiot-boy, measures are taking to compel the father to maintain him, and eventually to feitle him with the parish, upon which he has ultimately a legal claim for relief and maintenance.


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PÀGI. ABillinia, account of the Portuguese mission to

23 Ax for licensing plays, the occasion thereof

74 Adventurer, history of that publication

292 Advertisement; a spirited one, respecting the Idler

377 Æbuda, see Hebrides. Ainsworth, Michael, note of him Akenfide, Dr. Mark, anecdotes of him

242 challenges Ballow, a lawyer account of a day spent with him in the country

247 Amburft, (editor of the Craftsman) memoirs of him

157 Annet, anecdote of his inveterate hatred of the holy scrip

566 Arches, observations on the controversy on the strength of

372 Afton, Molly, Johnson's epigram on Authors, by profession, characterized

27 prostitution in, what

81 the various kinds of

205 Johnson's sentiments on

268 instances of generofity of booksellers to

344 the frequent contrariety between their lives and writings 410

Bailey's Dictionary, the foundation of Johnson's
Ballow, Mr. a lawyer, anecdotes of him

244 - affronts Dr. Akenfide and is challenged by him, but declines a meeting

245 Baret, John, the preface to his dictionary of four languages 172 Barker, Dr. Edmund, account of him

233 Barnard, Sir John, his elocution described

96 Bathurst, Dr. Richard, his history

234 Beauclerk, Topham, Esq; account of him

421 - Lady Diana, his reli&, her benevolence to the neglected relations of Johnson

602 Bell, Mrs. Johnson's epitaph on her

472 Birch, Dr. Thomas, account of him

206 account of a perambulation by him round London

207 Blackfriars Bridge, obfervations on the architecture of 374 Blackmore, Sir Richard, his contempt of calumny

348 SI



Pace, Blaney, Elizabeth, inscription to her memory, by Johnson's

father Booksellers, intances of their generosity to authors

344 Bowell, Mr. James, accompanies Dr. Johnson to the Hebrides 472 Boyse, Samuel, a distressed poet, account of him Breakfasts of persons of quality before the introduction of tea 352 Brett, Dr. Thomas, his sentiments of prayer for the dead

443 Brocklifby, Dr. his generous offer to Johnson Brooke, Mr. Henry, account of his tragedy of Guftavus Vafa 76


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C. Camden, (the antiquary) story of the mutilation of his monument in Weltminster Abbey

519 Campbell, (the architect)

373 Campbell, Dr. John, account of him Canton, Mr. John, a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine 48 Catalogue of the Harleian Library, extracts from

134 Cave, Edward, (the printer) account of him

46 -- his correspondents

ibid. Chamier, Anibony, Ejq; account of him

422 Chesterfield, Earl of his speech on the act for licensing the retailing of spirituous liquors

113 his character as a speaker

- 121 pretends to patronize Johnson's Dictionary

175 his interview with Johnfon survey of his character

177 story of his attempt on a married lady of quality 180 the immoral tendency of his letters to his son examined 181 his letters contrafted with a letter of Sir Henry Sidney's to his fon Philip

185 Johnson's character of him

189 - his defcription of Johnson

190 Christian, a complete one defined, by Howell

542 Clarke, Dr. Samuel, his definition of virtue

254 Cock-lane Ghost, account of the

436 Colimus, the proportions of

375 Contraband trüder characterized

463 Coror, Bong of Lineda, note respecting his dictionary

171 Coran, Captain, his noble reply to an offer of assistance 573 Corbe', Mr. A idrew, fends Johnson with his son to Pembroke Colicge, Oxford

9 Cornelys, Mrs. the fuperintendant of our public diversions 262 is banished the cities of Turin and Brussels

ibid. Cruits nt "y/tice, their tenderness to prisoners

522 C.cortiman, charafier of that paper

60 Critor, mercil:;:, a character now hardly known in England 523 Cr2.119, James, surnamed the Admirable, account of him and his exploits

294 Cronjaz, character of him and his writings


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PAGE, Dead, praying for them a constant usage in the primitive church

449 Distionaries, account of the old English

171 Diversions, the incessant round of them in London

262 Dixie, Sir Wolfan, his treatment of Johnson Dod (the decalogist) anecdote of him

541 Dodd, Dr. William, account of him

434 further account of him and his forgery

520 - his petition to the king for pardon, written by Dr. John

524 Mrs. Dodd's, to the queen

526 motives for mercy in his case assigned by Johnson 527 Dodington, Bubb, Lord Melcombe, fecks the friendihip of Johnfon

329 - account of his favourites and dependants

ibid. note on his diary

330 Douglas, Dr. John, detects Lauder of accusing Milton falsely

of plagiarism
extracts from Lauder's conceffion

ibida Duck, epitaph on a, written by Johnson when only three years


6 Ducket, his atheistical letter

334 Duick, Mr. John, a writer in the Gentleman's Magazine 47 Dyer, Mr. Samuel, character and memoirs of 222 et feqq. Dyson, Jer. Esq; particulars respecting him




Eames, Mr. John, account of his academy
Editha, the wife of Edward the Confessor, story of her meet-

ing with Ingulphus when a boy, and examining him
to his progress in learning

470 Egmont, Lord, author of “ Faction detected” Emigration, its legal consequences



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Falkland Islands, the dispute concerning them

464 characterized by Johnson advantages and disadvantages of

467 False Alarm, account of that pamphlet

501 Felons, the tenderness with which they are now treated 521

chances in favour of their escaping justice multifold 522 Fielding, Henry, character of him and his works

214 Fleetwood, anecdote of a conversation between him and Mr. Garrick

55 Foote, Samuel, deterred by Johnson from his design of ridi

culing him on the stage Ford, Parson, fhort account of z supposed to be the parson intended in Hogarth's Modern Midnight Conversation

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Fothergill, Dr. John, account of him
Fournier, story of his forgery on Bishop Hoadly
Free-Ma, onry, a mock proceffion in ridicule of


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G. Garrick, Mr. placed in his youth under the tuition of Johnson 35 comes to London with Johnson,

39 acts a part in the Mock Doctor with some journeymen printers, before Cave at his house

45 anecdote of him and Fleetwood

55 purchases Drury-lane theatre, in conjunction with Lacy 194 lines by him on the publication of Johnson's Dictionary

343 his notion of the importance of his profession

427 his conduct in a chancery-suit

423 his pleasantry

431 his liberality

ibid. his reformation of the stage

432 his arts to ensure the favour of the public

General Warrants, a good use of them
Gentleman's Magazine, the origin and progress of

account of lome of the early contributors to it
Johnton undertakes a biographical article in it

contest between it and the London Magazine

parliamentary speeches therein, first published in July
1736, under the direction of Guthrie

Johnson undertakes to write the debates
the fale greatly increased thereby

Johnson continues the debates to the end of 1743 132
the debates continued by Hawkesworth, to 1760 ibid.
review of books, by Owen Ruffhead, continued by

ibid. - note of several pieces in it, written by Johnson

350 George II. King, an elegant compliment of his to the wife of Mr. Thornton

460 Gibbs, (the architect)

373 Glasgow, account of the voyage of an inhabitant of St. Kilda to

47? Goldsmith, Dr. Oliver, anecdotes of him

relation of some of his absurdities, and of a trick played
upon him by Roubiliac the sculptor

417 flighted the patronage of the Duke of Northumberland 419 Good-breeding a favourite quality with Johnson

Goodman's-Fields Theatre, history of its erection and suppression 73
Grenville, Mr. characterized
Grub-ftreet Journal, origin and progress of

31 Grub-ftreet writers and politicians, why so called

ibid. Guftavus Vala, written by Mr. Brooke

72 passages in it

77 Guthrie compiles the parliamentary speeches in the Gentleman's Magazine

H. Hall,

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