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THE

WORKS

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D.

WITH

MURPHY'S ESSAY.

EDITED

BY THE REV. ROBERT LYNAM, A.M.

ASSISTANT CHAPLAIN TO THE MAGDALEN HOSPITAL.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

Vol. V.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR GEORGE COWIE AND CO.

IN THE POULTRY. .

· 1825.

Printed by J. F. Dove, St. John's Square.

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CONTENTS

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The Plan of an English Dictionary ........

Preface to the English Dictionary ......................... 24

Advertisement to the Fourth Edition of the English Dictionary

Preface to the Octavo Edition of the English Dictionary....... 53

Miscellaneous Observations on the Tragedy of Macbeth, with

Remarks on Sir T. Hanmer's Edition of Shakspeare.........

Proposals for printing the Dramatick Works of William Shak-

speare..............................................

Preface to Shakspeare .........

General Observations on the Plays of Shakspeare ............. 145

An Account of the Harleian Library ............... ....... 167

An Essay on the Origin and Importance of Small Tracts and Fu-

gitive Pieces, written for the Introduction to the Harleian

Miscellany.......................................... 177

A View of the Controversy between Mons-Crousaz and Mr. War-

burton on the subject of Mr. Pope's Essay on Man ......... 184

Preliminary Discourse to the London Chronicle.............. 188

Introduction to “The World Displayed” .......

Preface to “The Preceptor: containing a general Plan of Edu-

cation"............................................

- to Rolt's Dictionary............ ............. 226

to the Translation of Father Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia 233

An Essay on Epitaphs .............

...... 237

Preface to “ An Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Mo-

derns in his Paradise Lost" ...

Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned by his Vindication of

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

.... 249

Testimonies concerning Mr. Lauder ....................... 261

An Account of an Attempt to ascertain the Longitude ......... 271

Considerations on the Plans offered for the Construction of

Blackfriars Bridge.................................... 279

Some Thoughts on Agriculture, both Ancient and Modern; with

an Account of the Honour due to an English Farmer ....... 286

Farther Thoughts on Agriculture.......

291

Considerations on the Corn Laws.......

Preface to the Catalogue of the Harleian Library......

303

...... 244

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