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FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. 1744. Preface; intern, evid. 1745. Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth, with remarks

on sir T. H.'s (sir Thomas Hanmer's) edition of Shakspeare, and pro

posals for a new edition of that poet; acknowl. 1747. Plan for a Dictionary of the English Language, addressed to Philip

Dormer, earl of Chesterfield; acknowl.

FOR THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. 1748. Life of Roscommon; acknowl.

Foreign History, November ; intern. evid.

Preface; acknowl.

Vision of Theodore the Hermit; acknowl. 1750. The Rambler, the first paper of which was published 20th of March

this year, and the last 17th of March, 1752, the day on which Mrs.

Johnson died *; acknowl,
Letter in the General Advertiser to excite the attention of the publick

to the performance of Comus, which was next day to be acted at
Drury-lane playhouse for the benefit of Milton's grand-daughter ;

acknowl. Preface and postscript to Lauder's pamphlet, entitled, an Essay on

Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in his Paradise Lost;

acknowl. 1751. Life of Cheynel, in the miscellany called the Student; acknowl,

Letter for Lauder, addressed to the reverend-Dr.John Douglas, acknow

ledging his fraud concerning Milton in terms of suitable contrition ;

acknowl. Dedication to the earl of Middlesex, of Mrs. Charlotte Lennox's Female

Quixote; intern. evid. 1753. Dedication to John, earl of Orrery, of Shakspeare illustrated, by Mrs.

Charlotte Lennox; acknowl.
During this and the following year he wrote and gave to his much

loved friend Dr. Bathurst the papers in the Adventurer, signed T;

acknowl. 1754. Life of Edw. Cave, in the Gentleman's Magazine ; acknowl. 1755. A Dictionary, with a Grammar and History, of the English Language ;

acknowl. An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude at Sea, by an exact

theory of the variations of the magnetical needle, with a table of the variations at the most remarkable cities in Europe, from the year 1660 to 1860; acknowl. This he wrote for Mr. Zachariah Williams,

* This date is not accurate. The concluding Rambler was published on the 14th of March, three days before Mrs. Johnson died. See Prefatory Notice to the Rambler in the second volume of the Oxford edition of Johnson's Works.-ED. VOL. 1.



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1755. an ingenious ancient Welch gentleman, father of Mrs. Anna Wil

liams, whom he for many years kindly lodged in his house. published with a translation into Italian by signor Baretti. In a copy of it which he presented to the Bodleian library at Oxford, is pasted a character of the late Mr. Zachariah Williams, plainly written

by Johnsou ; intern. evid. 1756. An Abridgement of his Dictionary; acknowl.

Several essays in the Universal Visiter, which there is some difficulty in

ascertaining. All that are marked with two asterisks have been ascribed to him, although I am confident, from internal evidence, that we should except from these the Life of Chaucer, Reflections on the State of Portugal, and an Essay on Architecture : and from the same evidence I am confident that he wrote Further Thoughts on Agriculture, and a Dissertation on the State of Literature and Authors. The Dissertation on the Epitaphs written by Pope he afterwards acknow- 1756. descended to take notice of any thing that had been written against

ledged, and added to his Idler.
Life of sir Thomas Browne, prefixed to a new edition of his Christian

Morals; acknowl.
In the Literary Magazine ; or, Universal Review, which began in

January, 1756, his original Essays are,
The Preliminary Address; intern. evid.
An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain; intern, evid.
Remarks on the Militia Bill; intern. evid.
Observations on his Britannick Majesty's Treaties with the Empress of

Russia and the Landgrave of Hesse Cassel ; intern. evid.
Observations on the Present State of Affairs; intern. evid.
Memoirs of Frederick the Third, king of Prussia ; intern. evid.
In the same Magazine his reviews are of the following books : Birch's

History of the Royal Society. Browne's Christian Morals. War-
ton's Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope, vol. i. Hampton's
Translation of Polybius. Sir Isaac Newton's Arguments in proof of
a Deity. Borlase's History of the Isles of Scilly. Home's Experi-
ments on Bleaching. Browne's History of Jamaica. Hales on Dis-
tilling Sea Waters, Ventilators in Ships, and curing an ill Taste in
Milk. Lucas's Essay on Waters. Keith's Catalogue of the Scottish
Bishops. Philosophical Transactions, vol. xlix. Miscellanies by
Elizabeth Harrison. Evans's Map and Account of the Middle Colo-
nies in America. The Cadet, a Military Treatise. The Conduct of
the Ministry relating to the present War impartially examined.

intern, evid. Mrs. Lennox's Translation of Sully's Memoirs. Letter on the case of

admiral Byng. Appeal to the People .concerning admiral Byng.

Hanway's Eight Days' Journey, and Essay on Tea. Some further 1756. particulars in relation to the case of admiral Byng, by a gentleman

of Oxford ; acknowl. Mr. Jonas Hanway having written an angry answer to the review of his

Essay on Tea, Johnson in the same collection made a reply to it; acknowl. This is the only instance, it is believed, when he con

him; and here his chief intention seems to have been to make sport. Dedication to the earl of Rochford of, and preface to Mr. Payne's In

troduction to the Game of Draughts ; acknowl. Introduction to the London Chronicle, an evening paper, which still

subsists with deserved credit; acknowl. 1757. Speech on the subject of an address to the throne after the expedition

to Rochefort; delivered by one of his friends in some publick meeting : it is printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for October, 1785;

intern. evid. The first two paragraphs of the preface to sir William Chambers's De

signs of Chinese Buildings, etc.; acknowl. 1758. The Idler, which began April 5, in this year, and was continued till

April 5, 1760; acknowl.
An Essay on the Bravery of the English Common Soldiers was added to

it, when published in volumes; acknowl. 1759. Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia, a Tale; acknowl.

Advertisement for the proprietors of the Idler against certain persons

who pirated those papers as they came out singly in a newspaper

called the Universal Chronicle, or Weekly Gazette; intern. evid. For Mrs. Charlotte Lennox's English Version of Brumoy, a Dissertation

on the Greek Comedy, and the general conclusion of the book' ;

intern. evid. Introduction to the World Displayed. a collection of voyages and

travels; acknowl. Three letters in the Gazetteer, concerning the best plan for Blackfriars'

Bridge; acknowl. 1760. Address of the Painters to George the Third on his Accession to the

Throne ; intern. evid.
Dedication of Baretti's Italian and English Dictionary to the marquis of

Abreu, then envoy-extraordinary from Spain at the court of Great
Britain ;

intern. evid.
Review in the Gentleman's Magazine, of Mr. Tytler's acute and able

Vindication of Mary Queen of Scots ; acknowl.
Introduction to the proceedings of the committee for clothing the

French prisoners; acknowl.
1761. Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of Trade and Commerce; acknowl.

Corrections and improvements for Mr. Gwyn the architect's pamphlet,

entitled, Thoughts on the Coronation of George the Third ; acknowl. 1762. Dedication to the king, of the reverend Dr. Kennedy's Complete Sys

tem of Astronomical Chronology unfolding the Scriptures, quarto

edition ; acknowl.

Preface to the Catalogue of the Artists' Exhibition ; intern. evid. 1763. Character of Collins in the Poetical Calendar, published by Fawkes and

Woty ; acknowl.
Dedication to the earl of Shaftsbury of the edition of Roger Ascham's

English works, published by the reverend Mr. Bennett ; acknowl.
The Life of Ascham, also prefixed to that edition ; acknowl.

1763. Review of Telemachus, a masque, by the rev. George Graham, of Eton

college, in the Critical Review; ucknowl, Dedication to the Queen of Mr. Hoole's Translation of Tasso; acknowl. Account of the detection of the imposture of the Cock-lane Ghost,

published in the newspapers and Gentleman's Magazine; acknowl. 1764. Part of a review of Granger's Sugar Cane, a poem, in the London

Chronicle; acknowl.
Review of Goldsmith's Traveller, a poem, in the Critical Review;

acknowl. 1765. The Plays of William Shakspeare, in eight volumes, 8vo, with notes ;

acknowl. 1766. The Fountains, a Fairy Tale, in Mrs. Williams's Miscellanies ; acknowl. 1767. Dedication to the King of Mr. Adams's Treatise on the Globes; acknowl. 1769, Character of the reverend Mr. Zachariah Mudge, in the London Chron

icle; acknowl. 1770. The False Alarm; acknowl. 1771. Thoughts on the late Transactions respecting Falkland's Islands ; ack. 1772. Defence of a Schoolmaster ; dictated to me for the house of lords;

acknowl. Argument in support of the Law of Vicious Intromission ; dictated to

me for the court of session in Scotland ; acknowl, 1773. Preface to Macbean's Dictionary of Ancient Geography; acknowl.

Argument in favour of the Rights of Lay Patrons ; dictated to me for

the general assembly of the church of Scotland ; acknowl. 1774. The Patriot; acknowl. 1775. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland; acknowl.

Proposals for publishing the works of Mrs. Charlotte Lennox, in three

volumes quarto; acknowl.
Preface to Baretti's Easy Lessons in Italian and English; intern. evid.
Taxation no Tyranny; an answer to the Resolutions and Address of the

American Congress ; acknowl,
Argument on the case of Dr. Memis ; dictated to me for the court of

sessions in Scotland; acknowl.
Argument to prove that the corporation of Stirling was corçupt; dic-

tated to me for the house of lords ; acknowl. 1776. Argument in support of the right of immediate, and personal repre

hension from the pulpit ; dictated to me; acknowl. Proposals for publishing an Analysis for the Scotch Celtick Language,

by the reverend William Shaw; acknowle 1777. Dedication to the King of the Posthumous Works of Dr. Pearce, bishop

of Rochester ; acknowl, Additions to the Life and Character of that prelate ; prefixed to those

works; acknowl, 1777. Various Papers and Letters in favour of the reverend Dr. Dodd; ack, 1780. Advertisement for his Friend Mr. Thrale to the Worthy Electors of the

Borough of Southwark; acknowl.

First Paragraph of Mr. Thomas Davies's Life of Garrick; acknowl. 1781. Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the works of the most eminent

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1781. English Poets : afterwards published with the title of the Lives of

the English Poets; acknowl. Argument on the importance of the Registration of Deeds ; dictated to

me for an election committee of the house of commons; acknowl, On the Distinction between Tory and Whig; dictated to me; acknowl. On Vicarious Punishments, and the great Propitiation for the Sins of

the World, by Jesus Christ; dictated to me; acknowl. Argument in favour of Joseph Knight, an African Negro, who claimed

his liberty in the court of session in Scotland, and obtained it; dic

tated to me; acknowl. Defence of Mr. Robertson, printer of the Caledonian Mercury, against

the society of procurators in Edinburgh, for having inserted in his paper a ludicrous paragraph against them; demonstrating that it was

not an injurious libel; dictated to me; acknowl. 1782. The greatest part, if not the whole, of a Reply, by the reverend Mr.

Shaw, to a person at Edinburgh, of the name of Clarke, refuting his arguments for the authenticity of the poems published by Mr. James

Macpherson as translations from Ossian; intern, evid. 1784. List of the Authors of the Universal History, deposited in the British

Museum, and printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for December,
this year; acknowl.

Letters to Mrs. Thrale; acknowl.
Prayers and Meditations, which he delivered to the rev. Mr. Strahan,

enjoining him to publish them; acknowl.
Sermons, left for publication by John Taylor, LL.D. prebendary of

Westminster, and given to the world by the rev. Samuel Hayes,

A. M. intern. evid. t Such was the number and variety of the prose works of this extraordinary man, which I have been able to discover, and am at liberty to mention; but we ought to keep in mind, that there must undoubtedly have been many more which are yet concealed ; and we may add to the account, the numerous letters which he wrote, of which a considerable part are yet unpublished. It is hoped that those persons in whose possession they are, will favour the world with them.


+ To this list of the writings of Dr. Johnson, Mr. Alexander Chalmers, with considerable probability, suggests to me that we may add the following:

IN THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. 1747. Lauder's Proposals for printing the Adamus Exul of Grotius, vol. 20. p.

404. 1750. Address to the Publick, concerning Miss Williams's Miscellanies, vol. 20. p.

428. 1753. Preface. Notice of Mr. Edward Cave's death, inserted in the last page of the Index.

IN THE LITERARY MAGAZINE. 1756. Observations on the foregoing letter; i. e. a letter on the American Colonies, vol. i.

p. 66.-MALONE. Since the above were communicated to Mr. Malone, Mr. C. has discovered the following in the Gentleman's Magazine : 1739. Address to the Reader in May, 1749. Letter on Fire-works, in January. 1751. Preface to the Gentleman's Magazine. Criticism on Moore's Gil Blas. 1754. Preface. A. C.


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