Life of Johnson, Volume 5 - Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into North Wales (1774)

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Life Of Johnson, Volume 5, by Boswell This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net Title: Life Of Johnson, Volume 5 Author: Boswell Release Date: December 14, 2003 [EBook #10451] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOLUME 5 *** Produced by David Widger, Jonathan Ingram, Charlie Kirschner and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES AND JOHNSON'S DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES EDITED BY GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL, D.C.L. PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD IN SIX VOLUMES VOLUME V. TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES (1773) AND JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES (1774) THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES, WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. BY JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ. CONTAINING Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. JOHNSON, relative to the TOUR, and never before published; A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books: WITH AN AUTHENTICK ACCOUNT OF The Distresses and Escape of the GRANDSON of KING JAMES II. in the Year 1746. THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED. O!

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Title: Life Of Johnson, Volume 5
Author: Boswell
Release Date: December 14, 2003 [EBook #10451]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIFE OF JOHNSON, VOLUME 5 ***
Produced by David Widger, Jonathan Ingram, Charlie Kirschner and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.
BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON
INCLUDING BOSWELL'S JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES AND JOHNSON'S DIARY OF A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES
EDITED BY
GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL, D.C.L.
PEMBROKE COLLEGE, OXFORD
IN SIX VOLUMES
VOLUME V. TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES (1773)
AND
JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES (1774)
THE
JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THEHEBRIDES,
WITH
SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
BYJAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
CONTAINING
Some Poetical Pieces by Dr. JOHNSON, relative to the TOUR, and never before published;
A Series of his Conversation, Literary Anecdotes, and Opinions of Men and Books:
WITH AN AUTHENTICK ACCOUNT OF
The Distresses and Escape of the GRANDSON of KING JAMES II. in the Year 1746.
THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND CORRECTED.
 O! while along the stream of time, thy name  Expanded flies, and gathers all its fame,  Say, shall my little bark attendant fail,  Pursue the triumph and partake the gale? POPE.
LONDON: PRINTED BY HENRY BALDWIN, FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY. MDCCLXXXVI.
Contents:
CONTENT DETAIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 15 MONDAY, AUGUST 16. TUESDAY, AUGUST 17. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18. THURSDAY, AUGUST 19. FRIDAY, AUGUST 20.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 31. SUNDAY, AUGUST 22. MONDAY, AUGUST 23. TUESDAY, AUGUST 24. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25. THURSDAY, AUGUST 26. FRIDAY, AUGUST 27. SATURDAY, AUGUST 28. SUNDAY, AUGUST 29. MONDAY, AUGUST 30. TUESDAY, AUGUST 31. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 5. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29[720]. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3. MONDAY, OCTOBER 4. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10. MONDAY, OCTOBER II. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17. MONDAY, OCTOBER 18. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24. MONDAY, OCTOBER 25. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11. APPENDIX. APPENDIX A. APPENDIX B. APPENDIX C. A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES IN THE YEAR 1774 FOOTNOTES:
CONTENTS OF VOL. V.
JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES WITH SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.: DEDICATION TO EDMOND MALONE, ESQ. ADVERTISEMENT TO THE THIRD EDITION CONTENTS JOURNAL APPENDICES: I. LETTER FROM DR. BLACKLOCK II. VERSES BY SIR ALEXANDER MACDONALD ADVERTISEMENT OF THE LIFE A. EXTRACTS FROM WARBURTON B. LORD HOUGHTON'S TRANSLATION OF JOHNSON'S ODE WRITTEN IN SKY C. JOHNSON'S USE OF THE WORDBIG
A JOURNEY INTO NORTH WALES IN THE YEAR 1774
DEDICATION.
TO EDMOND MALONE, ESQ.
MY DEAR SIR,
In every narrative, whether historical or biographical, authenticity is of the utmost consequence[1]. Of this I have ever been so firmly persuaded, that I inscribed a former work[2]to that person who was the best judge of its truth. I need not tell you I mean General Paoli; who, after his great, though unsuccessful, efforts to preserve the liberties of his country, has found an honourable asylum in Britain, where he has now lived many years the object of Royal regard and private respect[3]; and whom I cannot name without expressing my very grateful sense of the uniform kindness which he has been pleased to shew me[4]. The friends of Doctor Johnson can best judge, from internal evidence, whether the numerous conversations which form the most valuable part of the ensuing pages are correctly related. To them, therefore, I wish to appeal, for the accuracy of the portrait here exhibited to the world. As one of those who were intimately acquainted with him, you have a title to this address. You have obligingly taken the trouble to peruse the original manuscript of this Tour, and can vouch for the strict fidelity of the present publication[5]much lamented friend,. Your literary alliance with our in consequence of having undertaken to render one of his labours more complete, by your edition ofShakspeare[6], a work which I am confident will not disappoint the expectations of the publick, gives you another claim. But I have a still more powerful inducement to prefix your name to this volume, as it gives me an opportunity of letting the world know that I enjoy the honour and happiness of your friendship; and of thus publickly testifying the sincere regard with which I am,
 My dear Sir,  Your very faithful  And obedient servant,  JAMES BOSWELL.
 LONDON, 20th September, 1785.
ADVERTISEMENT
TO THE
THIRD EDITION.
Animated by the very favourable reception which two large impressions of this work have had[7], it has been my study to make it as perfect as I could in this edition, by correcting some inaccuracies which I discovered myself, and some which the kindness of friends or the scrutiny of adversaries pointed out. A few notes are added, of which the principal object is, to refute misrepresentation and calumny.
To the animadversions in the periodical Journals of criticism, and in the numerous publications to which my book has given rise, I have made no answer. Every work must stand or fall by its own merit. I cannot, however, omit this opportunity of returning thanks to a gentleman who published a Defence of my Journal, and has added to the favour by communicating his name to me in a very obliging letter.
It would be an idle waste of time to take any particular notice of the futile remarks, to many of which, a petty national resentment, unworthy of my countrymen, has probably given rise; remarks which have been industriously circulated in the publick prints by shallow or envious cavillers, who have endeavoured to persuade the world that Dr. Johnson's character has beenlessened by recording such various instances of his lively wit and acute judgment, on every topick that was presented to his mind. In the opinion of every person of taste and knowledge that I have conversed with, it has been greatlyheightenedventure to predict, that this specimen of; and I will the colloquial talents and extemporaneous effusions of my illustrious fellow-traveller will become still more valuable, when, by the lapse of time, he shall have become anancient; when all those who can now bear testimony to the transcendent powers of his mind, shall have passed away; and no other memorial of this great and good man shall remain but the following Journal, the other anecdotes and letters preserved by his friends, and those incomparable works, which have for many years been in the highest estimation, and will be read and admired as long as the English language shall be spoken or understood.
LONDON, 15th Aug. 1786.
J.B.
CONTENTS.
DEDICATION. ADVERTISEMENT.
INTRODUCTION. Character of Dr. Johnson. He arrives in Scotland. August 15Beattie and Mr. Hume. Dr.. Sir William Forbes. Practice of the law. Emigration. Dr. Robertson. Mr. Burke's various and extraordinary talents. Question concerning genius. Whitfield and Wesley. Instructions to political parties. Dr. Johnson's opinion of Garrick as a tragedian. August 16. Ogden on Prayer. Aphoristick writing. Edinburgh surveyed. Character of Swift's works. Evil spirits and witchcraft. Lord Monboddo and the Ouran-Outang. August 17necessity refuted. Lord Hailes's. Poetry and Dictionary writing. Scepticism. Eternal criticism onWishes.The Vanity of Human Mr. Maclaurin. Decision of the Judges in Scotland on literary property.
August 18. Set out for the Hebrides. Sketch of the authour's character. Trade of Glasgow. Suicide. Inchkeith. Parliamentary knowledge. Influence of Peers. Popular clamours. Arrive at St. Andrews. August 19conversation compared. Change. Dr. Watson. Literature and patronage. Writing and of manners. The Union. Value of money. St. Andrews and John Knox. Retirement from the world. Dinner with the Professors. Question concerning sorrow and content. Instructions for composition. Dr. Johnson's method. Uncertainty of memory. August 20. Effect of prayer. Observance of Sunday. Professor Shaw. Transubstantiation. Literary property. Mr. Tyers's remark on Dr. Johnson. Arrive at Montrose. August 21. Want of trees. Laurence Kirk. Dinner at Monboddo. Emigration. Homer. Biography and history compared. Decrease of learning. Causes of it. Promotion of bishops. Warburton. Lowth. Value of politeness. Dr. Johnson's sentiments concerning Lord Monboddo. Arrive at Aberdeen. August 22. Professor Thomas Gordon. Publick and private education. Sir Alexander Gordon. Trade of Aberdeen. Prescription of murder in Scotland. Mystery of the Trinity. Satisfaction of Christ. Importance of old friendships. August 23. Dr. Johnson made a burgess of Aberdeen. Dinner at Sir Alexander Gordon's. Warburton's powers of invective. HisDoctrine of Grace. Lock's verses. Fingal. August 24Buller of Buchan.. Goldsmith and Graham. Slains castle. Education of children. Entails. Consequence of Peers. Sir Joshua Reynolds. Earl of Errol. August 25Nabobs. Feudal state of. The advantage of being on good terms with relations. subordination. Dinner at Strichen. Life of country gentlemen. THE LITERARY CLUB. August 26. Lord Monboddo. Use and importance of wealth. Elgin. Macbeth's heath. Fores. August 27Calder-manse. Reasonableness. Leonidas. Paul Whitehead. Derrick. Origin of Evil. of ecclesiastical subscription. Family worship. August 28Warburton and Lowth.. Fort George. Sir Adolphus Oughton. Contest between Dinner at Sir Eyre Coote's. Arabs and English soldiers compared. The Stage. Mr. Garrick, Mrs. Cibber, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Clive. Inverness. August 29. Macbeth's Castle. Incorrectness of writers of Travels. Coinage of new words. Dr. Johnson'sDictionary. August 30. Dr. Johnson on horseback. A Highland hut. Fort Augustus. Governour Trapaud. August 31. Anoch. Emigration. Goldsmith. Poets and soldiers compared. Life of a sailor. Landlord's daughter at Anoch. September 1. Glensheal. The Macraas. Dr. Johnson's anger at being left for a little while by the authour on a wild plain. Wretched inn at Glenelg. September 2. Dr. Johnson relents. Isle of Sky. Armidale. September 3. Colonel Montgomery, now Earl of Eglintoune. September 4. Ancient Highland Enthusiasm. September 5. Sir James Macdonald's epitaph and last letters to his mother. Dr. Johnson's Latin ode on the Isle of Sky. Isaac Hawkins Browne. September 6. Corrichatachin. Highland hospitality and mirth. Dr. Johnson's Latin ode to Mrs. Thrale. September 7. Uneasy state of dependence on the weather. State of those who live in the country. Dr. M'Pherson's Dissertations. Second Sight. September 8Rasay. Fingal. Homer.. Rev. Mr. Donald M'Queen. Mr. Malcolm M'Cleod. Sail to Elegant and gay entertainment at Rasay. September 9. Antiquity of the family of Rasay. Cure of infidelity.
September 10. Survey of the island of Rasay. Bentley. Mallet. Hooke. Duchess of Marlborough. September 11. Heritable jurisdictions. Insular life. The Laird of M'Cleod. September 12. Sail to Portree. Dr. Johnson's discourse on death. Letters from Lord Elibank to Dr. Johnson and the authour. Dr. Johnson's answer. Ride to Kingsburgh. Flora M'Donald. September 13. Distresses and escape of the grandson of King James II. Arrive at Dunvegan. September 14Whether the practice of. Importance of the chastity of women. Dr. Cadogan. authours is necessary to enforce their Doctrines. Good humour acquirable. September 15. Sir George M'Kenzie. Mr. Burke's wit, knowledge and eloquence. September 16knowledge in various arts.. Dr. Johnson's hereditary melancholy. His minute Apology for the authour's ardour in his pursuits. Dr. Johnson's imaginary seraglio. Polygamy. September 17. Cunning. Whether great abilities are necessary to be wicked. Temple of the Goddess Anaitis. Family portraits. Records not consulted by old English historians. Mr. Pennant's Tours criticised. September 18. Ancient residence of a Highland Chief. Languages the pedigree of nations. Laird of the Isle of Muck. September 19. Choice of a wife. Women an over-match for men. Lady Grange in St. Kilda. Poetry of savages. French Literati. Prize-fighting. French and English soldiers. Duelling. September 20. Change of London manners. Laziness censured. Landed and traded interest compared. Gratitude considered. September 21Ulinish. Phipps's. Description of Dunvegan. Lord Lovat's Pyramid. Ride to Voyage to the North Pole. September 22. Subterraneous house and vast cave in Ulinish. Swift's Lord Orrery. Defects as well as virtues the proper subject of biography, though the life be written by a friend. Studied conclusions of letters. Whether allowable in dying men to maintain resentment to the last. Instructions for writing the lives of literary men. Fingal denied to be genuine, and pleasantly ridiculed. September 23disconcerted by a new. Further disquisition concerning Fingal. Eminent men mode of publick appearance. Garrick. Mrs. Montague's Essay on Shakspeare. Persons of consequence watched in London. Learning of the Scots from 1550 to 1650. The arts of civil life little known in Scotland till the Union. Life of a sailor. The folly of Peter the Great in working in a dock-yard. Arrive at Talisker. Presbyterian clergy deficient in learning.September 24. French hunting. Young Col. Dr. Birch, Dr. Percy. Lord Hailes. Historical impartiality. Whiggism unbecoming in a clergyman. September 25. Every island a prison. A Sky cottage. Return to Corrichatachin. Good fellowship carried to excess. September 26Kingsburgh's Jacobite song.. Morning review of last night's intemperance. Old Lady Margaret Macdonald adored in Sky. Different views of the same subject at different times. Self-deception. September 27. Dr. Johnson's popularity in the Isle of Sky. His good-humoured gaiety with a Highland lady. September 28. Ancient Irish pride of family. Dr. Johnson on threshing and thatching. Dangerous to increase the price of labour. Arrive at Ostig. Dr. M'Pherson's Latin poetry. September 29. Reverend Mr. M'Pherson, Shenstone. Hammond. Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. September 30. Mr. Burke the first man every where. Very moderate 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. October 1. Dr. Johnson not answerable for all the words in hisDictionary. Attacks on authours useful to them. Return to Armidale.
October 2. Old manners of great families in Wales. German courts. Goldsmith's love of talk. Emigration. Curious story of the people of St. Kilda. October 3. Epictetus on the voyage of death. Sail for Mull. A storm. Driven into Col. October 4. Dr. Johnson's mode of living in the Temple. His curious appearance on a sheltie. Nature of sea-sickness. Burnet'sHistory of his own Times. Difference between dedications and histories. October 5Reverend Mr. Hector. People may come to do anything by talking of it. The Maclean. Bayle. Leibnitz and Clarke. Survey of Col. Insular life. Arrive at Breacacha. Dr. Johnson's power of ridicule. October 6. Heritable jurisdictions. The opinion of philosophers concerning happiness in a cottage, considered. Advice to landlords. October 7. Books the best solace in a state of confinement. October 8. Pretended brother of Dr. Johnson. No redress for a man's name being affixed to a foolish work. Lady Sidney Beauclerk. Carte'sLife of the Duke of Ormond. Col's cabinet. Letters of the great Montrose. Present state of the island of Col. October 9. Dr. Johnson's avidity for a variety of books. Improbability of a Highland tradition. Dr. Johnson's delicacy of feeling. October 10. Dependence of tenants on landlords. October 11. London and Pekin compared. Dr. Johnson's high opinion of the former. October 12. Return to Mr. M'Sweyn's. Other superstitions beside those connected with religion. Dr. Johnson disgusted with coarse manners. His peculiar habits. October 13. Bustle not necessary to dispatch.Oatsthe food not of the Scotch alone. October 14. Arrive in Mull. Addison'sRemarks on Italy. Addison not much conversant with Italian literature. The French masters of the art of accommodating literature. TheirAna. Racine. Corneille. Moliere. Fenelon. Voltaire. Bossuet. Massillon. Bourdaloue. Virgil's description of the entrance into hell, compared to a printing-house. October 15. Erse poetry. Danger of a knowledge of musick. The propriety of settling our affairs so as to be always prepared for death. Religion and literary attainments not to be described to young persons as too hard. Reception of the travellers in their progress. Spence. October 16. Miss Maclean. Account of Mull. The value of an oak walking-stick in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. M'Quarrie's in Ulva. Captain Macleod. Second Sight.Mercheta Mulierum, and Borough-English. The grounds on which the sale of an estate may be set aside in a court of equity. October 17. Arrive at Inchkenneth. Sir Allan Maclean and his daughters. None but theological books should be read on Sunday. Dr. Campbell. Dr. Johnson exhibited as a Highlander. Thoughts on drinking. Dr. Johnson's Latin verses on Inchkenneth. October 18. Young Col's various good qualities. No extraordinary talents requisite to success in trade. Dr. Solander. Mr. Burke. Dr. Johnson's intrepidity and presence of mind. Singular custom in the islands of Col and Otaheité. Further elogium on young Col. Credulity of a Frenchman in foreign countries. October 19strong evidence.. Death of young Col. Dr. Johnson slow of belief without La Crédulité des incrédules. Coast of Mull. Nun's Island. Past scenes pleasing in recollection. Land on Icolmkill.October 20scenes of piety.. Sketch of the ruins of Icolmkill. Influence of solemn Feudal authority in the extreme. Return to Mull. October 21. Pulteney. Pitt. Walpole. Mr. Wilkes. English and Jewish history compared. Scotland composed of stone and water, and a little earth. Turkish Spy. Dreary ride to Lochbuy. Description of the laird. October 22. Uncommon breakfast offered to Dr. Johnson, and rejected. Lochbuy's war-saddle. Sail to Oban. October 23. Goldsmith'sTravellerArchibald Duke of Argyle.. Pope and Cowley compared.
Arrive at Inverary. Dr. Johnson drinks some whisky, and assigns his reason. Letter from the authour to Mr. Garrick. Mr. Garrick's answer. October 24. Specimen of Ogden on Prayer. Hervey'sMeditations. Dr. Johnson's Meditation on a Pudding. Country neighbours. The authour's visit to the castle of Inverary. Perverse opposition to the influence of Peers in Ayrshire. October 25. Dr. Johnson presented to the Duke of Argyle. Grandeur of his grace's seat. The authour possesses himself in an embarrassing situation. Honourable Archibald Campbell ona middle state. The old Lord Townshend. Question concerning luxury. Nice trait of character. Good principles and bad practice. October 26. A passage in Home'sDouglas, and one inJuvenal, compared. Neglect of religious buildings in Scotland. Arrive at Sir James Colquhoun's. October 27. Dr. Johnson's letter to the Duke of Argyle. His grace's answer. Lochlomond. Dr. Johnson's sentiments on dress. Forms of prayer considered. Arrive at Mr. Smollet's. October 28. Dr. Smollet's Epitaph. Dr. Johnson's wonderful memory. His alacrity during the Tour. Arrive at Glasgow. October 29. Glasgow surveyed. Attention of the professors to Dr. Johnson. October 30. Dinner at the Earl of Loudoun's. Character of that nobleman. Arrive at Treesbank. October 31. Sir John Cunningham of Caprington. November 1. Rules for the distribution of charity. Castle of Dundonald. Countess of Eglintoune. Alexander Earl of Eglintoune. November 2. Arrive at Auchinleck. Character of Lord Auchinleck, His idea of Dr. Johnson. November 3. Dr. Johnson's sentiments concerning the Highlands. Mr. Harris of Salisbury. November 4far attainable.. Auchinleck. Cattle without horns. Composure of mind how November 5. Dr. Johnson's high respect for the English clergy. November 6. Lord Auchinleck and Dr. Johnson in collision. November 7. Dr. Johnson's uniform piety. His dislike of presbyterian worship. November 8. Arrive at Hamilton. November 9. The Duke of Hamilton's house. Arrive at Edinburgh. November 10increased by opposition.. Lord Elibank. Difference in political principles Edinburgh Castle. Fingal. English credulity not less than Scottish. Second Sight. Garrick and Foote compared as companions. Moravian Missions and Methodism. November 11. History originally oral. Dr. Robertson's liberality of sentiment. Rebellion natural to man.
Summary account of the manner in which Dr. Johnson spent his time from November 12 to November 21. Lord Mansfield, Mr. Richardson. The private life of an English Judge. Dr. Johnson's high opinion of Dr. Robertson and Dr. Blair. Letter from Dr. Blair to the authour. Officers of the army often ignorant of things belonging to their own profession. Academy for the deaf and dumb. A Scotch Highlander and an English sailor. Attacks on authours advantageous to them. Roslin Castle and Hawthornden. Dr. Johnson'sParody of Sir John Dalrymple's Memoirs. Arrive at Cranston. Dr. Johnson's departure for London. Letters from Lord Hailes and Mr. Dempster to the authour. Letter from the Laird of Rasay to the authour. The authour's answer. Dr. Johnson's Advertisement, acknowledging a mistake in hisJourney to the Western Islands. His letter to the Laird of Rasay. Letter from Sir William Forbes to the authour. Conclusion.