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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Samuel Johnson

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. By Samuel Johnson

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by Samuel Johnson


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Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of English literature, as a poet, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Volume 10 contains a mixture of political tracts, miscellaneous items, and A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Summary

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of English literature, as a poet, essayist, moralist, critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. This collected edition of his works - commissioned by the publisher within hours of Johnson's death, such was his celebrity - was published in 1787 in eleven volumes, edited by his literary executor, the musicologist Sir John Hawkins. Volume 10 contains a mixture of items - political tracts on taxation and current affairs; miscellaneous short works including book reviews and papers on agriculture, French prisoners of war, and the building of Blackfriars' Bridge; and A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland. These show the range of his interests and the ease with which he could turn his pen to any topic.

Table of Contents

Political Tracts: The false alarm [1770]; Thoughts on the late transactions respecting Falkland's Islands [1771]; The patriot, addressed to the electors of Great Britain [1774]; Taxation no tyranny, an answer to the resolutions and address of the American Congress [1775]; Political Essays: Observations on the state of affairs in 1756; An introduction to the political state of Great Britain, written in the year 1756; Miscellaneous Essays: Review of the Memoirs of the Court of Augustus, by Thomas Blackwell; Review of four letters from Sir Isaac Newton to Dr. Bentley, containing some arguments in proof of a deity; Review of a philosophical enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the sublime and beautiful; Review of a free enquiry into the nature and origin of evil; Review of A Journal of eight days journey, from Portsmouth to Kingston upon Thames ... by Mr. H****; Reply to a paper in the Gazetteer of May 26th, 1757; Introduction to the proceedings of the committee appointed to manage the contributions begun at London, December 18th, 1758, for cloathing French prisoners of war; On the bravery of the English common soldiers; Considerations on the plans offered for the construction of Black Friars Bridge, in three letters to the printer of the Gazetteer, 1759; Some thoughts on agriculture, both ancient and modern; Further thoughts on agriculture; A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.

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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets by Samuel Johnson
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2011-06-02
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