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THE

WORKS

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

A NEW EDITION

IN TWELVE VOLUMES.

WITH

AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS,

By ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq.

VOLUME THE TENTH.

LONDON:

PRINIED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; G. AND W. NICOL; T. EGERTON;

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; T. CADELL ; J. NUNN ;
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CONTENTS

OF

THE TENTH VOLUME.

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PHILOLOGICAL TRACTS, &c.

Page The Plan of an English Dictionary

3 Preface to the English Dictionary

31 *Advertisement to the Fourth Edition of the English Dictionary

68 * Preface to the Octavo Edition of the English Dictionary

70 Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Mac

beth, with Remarks on Sir T. Hanmer's Edition of Shakespeare

73 Proposals for printing the Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare

123 Preface to Shakespeare

· 132 General Observations on the Plays of Shakespeare 195 An Account of the Harleian Library

225 *Preface to the Catalogue of the Harleian Library 41) An Essay on the Origin and Importance of Small

Tracts and Fugitive Pieces, written for the Intro-
duction to the Harleian Miscellany

238 A View of the Controversy between Mons. Crousaz

and Mr. Warburton on the subject of Mr. Pope's
Essay on Man

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Page Preliminary Discourse to the London Chronicle 253 Introduction to “ The World Displayed”

258 Preface to “ The Preceptor : containing a general Plan of Education

285 to Rolt's Dictionary

. 305 to the Translation of Father Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia

. 315 An Essay on Epitaphs

, 320 Preface to "An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in his Paradise Lost"

. 331 * Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned by his

Vindication of Milton, &c. By William Lauder,
A. M. .

337 *Testimonies concerning Mr. Lauder

353 * An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude 368 Considerations on the Plans offered for the Construction of Blackfriars Bridge

374 Some Thoughts on Agriculture, both Ancient and

Modern; with an Account of the Honour due to
an English Farmer

388 Further Thoughts on Agriculture

· 395 *Considerations on the Corn Laws

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PHILOLOGICAL

TRACTS, AND PREFACES.

VOL. X.

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