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THE

LIFE

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

BY

JAMES BOSWELL, Esq.

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C. Baldwin, Printer, New Bridge-street, London,

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THE

L I F E

ов

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

COMPREHENDING

AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES,

AND NUMEROUS WORKS,

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER ;

A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE

AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS ;

AND

VARIOUS ORIGINAL PIECES OF HIS COMPOSITION,

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED.

THE WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY
MEN IN GREAT-BRITAIN, FOR NEAR HALF A CENTURY

DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.

BY JAMES BOSWELL, Esq.

Quò fit ut OMNIS
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VITA SENIS

HORAT.

THE NINTH EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. CADELL; F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; LONGMAN, HURST, RERB,

ORME, AND BROWN ; BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY ; HATCHARD AND SON ;
OGLE AND CO.; G. AND

WHITT XKER ; SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL;
J. COLLINGWOOD ; AND R. SAUNDERS.

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