The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Volume 10

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Volume 10 : Together with his Life, and Notes on his Lives of the Poets

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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. 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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139056492
  • 9781139056496

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.show more