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From the picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds in the National Gallery (1773)

OXFORD EDITION

BOSWELL'S

LIFE OF JOHNSON

IN TWO VOLUMES

VOLUME I.-1709-1776

DOM MINA
INVS TIO

ILLV MEA

HENRY FROWDE

LONDON, EDINBURGH, GLASGOW
NEW YORK AND TORONTO

1904

[Title-page to the Third Edition.]

THE

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.

Quò fit ut OMNIS

Votiva pateat veluti descripta tabella

VITA SENIS.-

HORAT.

THE THIRD EDITION, REVISED AND AUGMENTED,
IN FOUR VOLUMES.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY H. BALDWIN & SON,

FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULTRY.

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