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LIFE

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

COMPREHENDING
AN ACCOUNT OF HIS STUDIES,

AND NUMEROUS WORKS,

IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER;
A SERIES OF HIS EPISTOLARY CORRESPONDENCE
AND'CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY EMINENT PERSONS;

AND
Various Original Pieces of his Composition,

NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED:
The WHOLE EXHIBITING A VIEW OF LITERATURE AND LITERARY
MEN IN GREAT BRITAIN, FOR NEAR HALF A CENTURY

DURING WHICH HE FLOURISHED.

BY JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.

Quo fit ut omnis
Votiva pateat veluti descripta tabella
Vita senis

Horat.

A NEW EDITION.

COPIOUS NOTES AND BIOGRAPHICAL ILLUSTRATIONS,

BY MALONE.

IN FIVE VOLUMÉS.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. RICHARDSON AND CO.; G. OFFOR; J. SHARPE AND

SON; ROBINSONS AND CO.; G. WALKER; J. EVANS AND SONS;
R. DOBSON ; J. JONES; AND J. JOHNSON: ALSO, J. CARFRAE, AND
J. SUTHERLAND, EDINBURGH; AND R. GRIFFIN AND CO. GLASGOW,

1821.

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FRIDAY, September 19, after breakfast, Dr. Johnson and I set out in Dr. Taylor's chaise to go to Derby. The day was fine, and we resolved to go by Keddlestone, the seat of Lord Scarsdale, that I might see his Lordship’s fine house. I was struck with the magnificence of the building; and the extensive park, with the finest verdure, covered with deer, and cattle, and sheep, delighted me. The number of old oaks, of an immense size, filled me with a sort of respectful admiration : for one of them sixty pounds was offered. The excellent smooth gravel roads; the large piece of water formed by his Lordship from some small brooks, with a handsome barge upon it; the venerable Gothick church, now the family chapel, just by the house; in short, the grand group of objects agitated and distended my mind in a most agreeable manner. “One should think (said I) that the proprietor of all this must be happy."-" Nay,

VOL. iv.

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