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A Chronological Catalogue of the
- 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 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 Col-
Payne's Introduction to the Game of Draughts. acknowl.
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 Designs of Chinese Buildings, &c. acknowl. 1758. THE IDLER, which began April 5, in this year, and was con
tinued 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 cer
tain Persons who pirated those Papers as they came out
Weekly Gazette. intern, evid.
-'A Dissertation on the Greek Comedy,' and the Gen
eral Conclusion of the Book. intern. evid. Introduction to the World Displayed, a Collection of Voyages and Travels. acknowl.
Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Three Letters in the Gazetteer, concerning the best plan for
Blackfriars Bridge. acknowl. 1760. Address of the Painters to George III. 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.
and able Vindication of Mary Queen of Scots. acknowl. Introduction to the Proceedings of the Committee for
Cloathing the French Prisoners. acknowl. 1761. Preface to Rolt's Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. ac
knowl. Corrections and Improvements for Mr. Gwyn the Archi
tect's Pamphlet, intitled “Thoughts on the Coronation of
George III.' acknowl. 1762. Dedication to the King of the Reverend Dr. Kennedy's
Complete System of Astronomical Chronology, unfolding
the Scriptures, Quarto Edition, acknowl. Concluding Paragraph of that Work. intern. evid. Preface to the Catalogue of the Artists' Exhibition, intern.
evid. 1763. Character of Collins in the Poetical Calendar, published by
Fawkes and Woty. acknowl.
Roger Ascham's English Works, published by the Rev
erend Mr. Bennet. acknowl. The Life of Ascham, also prefixed to that edition. acknowl. Review of Telemachus, a Masque, by the Reverend George
Graham of Eton College, in the Critical Review. ac
Lane Ghost, published in the Newspapers and Gentle
man's Magazine. acknowl. 1764. Part of a Review of Grainger's 'Sugar Cane, a Poem,' in the
London Chronicle. acknowl.
A Chronological Catalogue of the
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 Chronicle. acknowl. 1770. The False Alarm. acknowl. 1771. Thoughts on the late Transactions respecting Falkland's
Islands. acknowl. 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. ac
knowl. 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 Scot
land. acknowl. 1774. The Patriot. acknowl. 1775. A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. acknowl.
Proposals for publishing the Works of Mrs. Charlotte Len
nox, in Three Volumes Quarto. acknowl. Preface to Baretti's Easy Lessons in Italian and English.
Address of the American Congress. acknowl.
the Court of Session in Scotland. acknowl.
rupt; dictated to me for the House of Lords. acknowl. 1776. Argument in Support of the Right of immediate, and per
sonal reprehension from the Pulpit; dictated to me. ac
knowl. Proposals for publishing an Analysis of the Scotch Celtick
Language, by the Reverend William Shaw. acknowl. 1977. Dedication to the King of the Posthumous Works of Dr. Pearce, Bishop of Rochester. acknowl.
Prose Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Additions to the Life and Character of that Prelate; pre
fixed to those Works. acknowl. Various Papers and Letters in Favour of the Reverend Dr.
Dodd. acknowl. 1780. Advertisement for his Friend Mr. Thrale to the Worthy
Electors of the Borough of Southwark. acknowl.
acknowl. 1781. Prefaces Biographical and Critical to the Works of the most
eminent English Poets; afterwards published with the
Title of Lives of the English Poets' acknowl.
dictated to me for an Election Committee of the House of
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 Scot
land, and obtained it; dictated to me. acknowl. Defence of Mr. Robertson, Printer of the Caledonian Mer.
cury, 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 Rev
erend Mr. Shaw, to a Person at Edinburgh, of the Name of Clark, refuting his arguments for the authenticity of the Poems published by Mr. James Macpherson as Trans
lations from Ossian. intern, evid. 1784. List of the Authours of the Universal History, deposited in
the British Museum, and printed in the Gentleman's Magazine for December, this year. acknowl.
· The first four volumes of the Lives were published in 1779, the last six in 1781.
A Chronological Catalogue, &c.
Mr. Strahan, enjoining him to publish them. acknowl.
bendary of Westminster, and given to the World by the
Reverend Samuel Hayes, A.M. intern. evid. 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.
• After my death I wish no other herald,
SHAKSPEARE, Henry VIII. [Ac IV. Sc. 2.) "See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs. Thrale, dated Ostick in Skie, September 30, 1773:—'Boswell writes a regular Journal of our travels, which I think contains as much of what I say and do, as of all other occurrences together ; “for such a faithful chronicler is Griffith.”' BOSWELL. See Piozzi Letters, i. 159, where however we read 'as Griffith.