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August 21. Want of trees. Laurence Kirk. Dinner at Mon.
boddo. Emigration. Homer. Biography and history com-
September 20. Change of London manners. Laziness censur-
threshing and thatching. Dangerous to increase the price of
labour. Arrive at Ostig. Dr. M.Pherson's Latin poetry. 248
September 29. Reverend Mr. M.Pherson. Shenstone. Ham-
mond. Sir Charles Hanbury Williams.
September 30. Mr. Burke the first man every where. Very mode-
rate talents requisite to make a figure in the House of Commons.
Dr. Young. Dr. Doddridge. Increase of infidel writings since the
accession of the Hanover family. Gradual impression made by
Dr. Johnson. Particular minutes to be kept of our studies. 255
October 14. Arrive in Mull. Addison's Remarks on Italy. Ad-
dison not much conversant with Italian literature. The