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Frontispiece, Johnson's interview with George III.
George James Squibb, Esq.
Reynolds, sister of Sir Joshua .
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Johnson's fit of laughter at the Temple Gate, from an original drawing
sketch, 1851 .
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Boswell RETURNS TO ENGLAND-VOLTAIRE'S COMPARISON OF POPE AND DEYDEN -GOLDSMITH's “TRAVELLER," AND “DESERTED VILLAGE "-RenewAL OF THE SUPPERS AT THE MITRE-Johnson's OPINIONS OF ROUSSEAU-SPECIMENS OF HIS FAMILIAR CONVERSATIONS-LETTERS TO BENNET LANGTON-JOHNSON'S CRITICISM ON THE LATIN IN BOSWELL'S Thesis-Boswell's Reply-PUBLICATION OF MRS. ANNA WILLIAMS'S MISCELLANIES-JOHNSON ADVOCATES THE TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE IN GAELIC—CUTHBERT SHAW-THE HON. THOMA3 HERVEY.
N 1764 and 1765 it should seem that Dr. Johnson was so busily
employed with his edition of Shakspeare, as to have had little leisure for any other literary exertion, or, indeed, even for private correspondence. He did not favour me with a single letter for more than two years, for which it will appear that he afterwards apologised.
He was, however, at all times ready to give assistance to his friends, and others, in revising their works, and in writing for them, or greatly improving their dedications. In that courtly species of composition no man excelled Dr. Johnson. Though the loftiness of his mind prevented him from ever dedicating in bis own person, he wrote a very great number of dedications for others. Some of these, the persons who were