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OCTOBER 1.-Dr. Johnson not answerable for all the words in his Dictionary. Ata

tacks on authors useful to them. Return to Armidale

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OCTOBER 2.-Old manners of great families in Wales. German courts. Gold

smith's love of talk. Emigration. Curious story of the people of St.

Kilda

218

OCTOBER 3.-Epictetus on the voyage of death. Sail for Mull. A storir. Driven

into Col

221

OCTOBER 4.- Dr. Johnson's mode of living in the Temple. His curious appearance

on a sheltie. Nature of sea-sickness. Burnet's “History of his own Times."

Difference between dedications and histories

225

OCTOBER 5.--People may come to do anything by talking of it. The Rev. Mr. Hector

Maclean. Bayle. Leibnitz and Clarke. Survey of Col. Insular life. Arrive

at Breacacha. Dr. Johnson's power of ridicule .

226

OCTOBER 6.-Heritable jurisdictions. The opinion of philosophers concerning hap-

piness in a cottage considered. Advice to landlords :

232

OCTOBER 7.-Books the best solace in a state of confinement

234

OCTOBER 8.-Pretended brother of Dr. Johnson. No redress for a man's name

being affixed to a foolish work. Lady Sidney Beauclerk. Carte's Life of the

Duke of Ormond. Col's cabinet. Letters of the great Montrose. Present

state of the island of Col

235

OCTOBER 9.-Dr. Johnson's avidity for a variety of books. Improbability of a High-

land tradition. Dr. Johnson's delicacy of feeling

240

OCTOBER 10.-Dependence of tenants on landlords

241

OCTOBER 11.-London and Pekin compared. Dr. Johnson's high opinion of the

former

242

OCTOBER 12.- Return to Mr. Macsweyn's. Other superstitions beside those con-

nected with religion. Dr. Johnson disgusted with coarse manners. His

peculiar habits

242

OCTOBER 13.-Bustle not necessary to dispatch. Oats the food not of the Scotch

alone

244

OCTOBER 14.- Arrive in Mull. Addison's “Remarks on Italy.” Addison not much

conversant with Italian literature. The French masters of the art of accom-

modating literature. Their Ana. Racine. Corneille. Moliere. Fenelon.

Voltaire. Bossuet. Massillon. Bourdaloue. Virgil's description of the en-

trance into hell compared to a printing-house

245

OCTOBER 15.-Erse Poetry. Danger of a knowledge of music. The propriety of

settling our affairs so as to be always prepared for death. Religion and lite-

rary attainments not to be described to young persons as too hard. Reception

of the travellers in their progress. Spence

249

OCTOBER 16.-Miss Maclean. Account of Mull. The value of an oak walking-stick

in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. Macquarrie'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

252

OCTOBER 17.- Arrive at Inchkenneth. Sir Allan Maclean and his daughters. None

but theological books should be read on Sunday. Dr Campbell. Dr. Johnson

exbibited as a Highlander. Thoughts on drinking. Dr. Johnson's Latin

verses on Inchkenneth.

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OCTOBER 18.-Young Col's various good qualities. No extraordinary talents requi-

site to success in trade. Dr. Solander. Mr. Burke. Dr. Johnson's intrepidity
and presence of mind. Singular custom in the islands of Col and Otabeite.
Further eulogium on young Col. Credulity of a Frenchman in foreign coun-

tries
OCTOBER 19.-Death of young Col. Dr. Johnson slow of belief without strong evi-

dence. La Credulité des incredules. Coast of Mull. Nun's Island. Past scenes

pleasing in recollection. Land on Icolmkill
OCTOBER 20.-Sketch of the ruins of Icolmkill. Influence of solemn scenes of piety.

Feudal authority in the extreme. Return to Mull .
OCTOBER 21.–Pulteny. 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. Loch-

buy's war-saddle. Sail to Oban

OCTOBER 23.-Goldsmith's "Traveller.” Pope and Cowley compared. Archibald

Duke of Argyle. Arrive at Inverary. Dr. Johnson drinks some whiskey, and

assigns his reasons. Letter from the author to Mr. Garrick. Mr. Garrick's

answer

OCTOBER 24.-Specimen of “Ogden on Prayer." "Hervey's Meditations.” Dr.

Johnson's meditation on a pudding. Country neighbours. The author'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 author possesses himseif in an embarrassing situation.
Honourable Archibald Campbell on “a middle state.” The old Lord Towns-
hend. Question concerning luxury. Nice trait of character. Good principles

and bad practice
OCTOBER 26.-A passage in Home's “ Douglas,” and one in “ Juvenal," 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.

Loch Lomond. Dr. Johnson's sentiments on dress. Forms of prayer con-

sidered. Arrive at Mr. Smollett's
OCTOBER 28.-Dr. Smollett'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 Loudon's. Character of that nobleman.

Arrive at Treesbank

OCTOBER 31.-Sir John Cuninghame, 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

POTEMBER 4.---Auchinleck. Cattle without horns. Composure of mind, how far

attainable

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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 worsluip
NOVEMBER 8.- Arrive at Hamilton
NOVEMBER 9.-The Duke of Hamilton's house. Arrive at Edinburgh
NOVEMBER 10.-Lord Elibank. Difference in political principles increased by

opposition. Edinburgh Castle. Fingal. Eng credulity not less than
Scottish. Second sight. Garrick and Foote compared as companions., More-

vian missions and Methodism

NOVEMBER 11.--History originally oral. Dr. Robertson's liberality of sentiment.

Rebellion natural to man

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SUMMARY ACCOUNT of the manner in which Dr. Johnson spent nis 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 author. 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 authors
advantageous to them. Roslin Castle and Hawthornden. Dr. Johnson's
parody of Sir John Dalrymple's Memoirs. Arrive at Cranston. Dr. Johnson's
departure for London. Letters from Lord Hailes and Mr. Dempster to the
author. Letter from the Laird of Rasay to the author. The author's answer.
Dr. Johnson's advertisement, acknowledging a mistake in his “Journey to
the Western Islands." His letter to the Laird of Rasay. Letter from Sir

William Forbes to the author. Conclusion

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