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1760. Address of the Painters to George the
IIId, on his Acression to the Throne.
Committec for Cloathing the French
Prisoners. 1762. Dedication to the King of Dr. Kennedy's
System of Astronomical Chronology. Preface to the Catalogue of the Artist's
Exhibition. 1762. Dedication to the Earl of Shaftesbury of
Roger Ascham's English Works. Dedication to the Queen of Hoole's Tasso. Account of the Detection of the Impos
ture of the Cock-Lane Ghost. 1767. Dedication to the King of Adams's Trea
tise on the Globes. 1773. Preface to Macbean’s Dictionary of Anci
ent Geography, 1775. Proposals for publishing the Works of
Mrs. Charlotte Lennox.
Italian and English. 1776. Proposals for publishing an Analysis of
the Scotch Celtick Language, by the Rev. William Shaw.
1777. Dedication to the King of the Posthumous
Works of Dr. Pearce. 1780. Advertisement for Mr. Thrale to the
Worthy Electors of the Borough of
Southwark. The Prefaces and Introductions not included in this catalogue, have been, as of superior importance, noticed in the Life of our Author.
APPENDIX, No. 2.
The former may
II E very important station which Johnson had filled in the world of Letters, and the high character which he had uniformly sustained, both as a man and as a scholar, combined to render his decease an object of long-continued regret and literary commemoration. His every word, and every action, have been recorded with unprecedented minuteness, and his works have been repeatedly published. To offer a list of these Memoirs, and of the best editions of his writings, is the object of this appendix. be divided into Sermons, Poems, Sketches, Anecdotes and Lives. Sermons. A Sermon preached before the Univer
sity of Oxford on his Death, by the
Rev. Mr. Agutter.
in his “ Addresses to the Deity.”
12mo. 1785. Poems. “ Elegy on the Death of Dr. Johnson,"
by Samuel Hobhouse, Esq. 4to.
1785. “ Poetical Review of the Moral and
Literary Character of Dr. Johnson," by John Courtenay, Esq. M. P. 4to.
1788. Sketches. “Biographical Sketch of Dr. Johnson,"
by Thomas Tyers, Esq. in the Gen
tleman's Magazine, 1781. “ Essay on the Life, Character, and
Writings of Dr. Johnson," by Joseph
Towers, LL. D. Svo, 1786.
llorne, Bishop of Norwich, in the
Olla Podrida, No 13. 1787. “ Two Dialogues; containing a Com
parative View of the Lives, Characters, and Writings, of Philip the late Earl of Chesterfield, and Dr. Samuel
Johnson,” 12mo. 1787. “ The Journal of a Tour to the Hebri
des, with Samuel Johnson, LL.D."
by James Boswell, Esq. 8vo. 1785. Anecdotes. Anecdotes of Dr. Johnson, by Mrs.
Piozzi, 8vo. 1785. Lives. " The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.
by Sir John Hawkins, 8vo. 1787. “ Life of Samuel Johnson, LL, D.” by
James Boswell, Esq. 2 vol. 4to. 1791, and since repeatedly in 4 vol. 8vo.
" An Essay on the Life and Genius of
Samuel Johnson, LL. D.” by Arthur
Murphy, Esq. “ The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.
With Critical Observations on his
Works,” by Robert Anderson, M.D. The minute, and, sometimes, trivial, anecdotes with which a few of these productions abound, have given rise to some pleasant ridicule from the pens of Colman and Dr. Wolcot. An Ode, the production of the first of these gentlemen, we shall transcribe for the amusement of our readers.
A Posthumous Work of S. Johnson. An Ode.
April 15, 1786.
St. Paul's deep bell, from stately tow'r,
Blue burnt the midnight taper;
Grim, horrible, and squallid ?
And Devils all grew pallid.