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Ulinish. Swift's Lord Orrery. Defects as well at virtues the proper fubject of biography, though the life be written by a friend. Studied conclufions

of letters. Whether allowable in dying men to maintain refentment to the laft. Inftructions for


writing the lives of literary men. Fingal denied to be genuine, and pleafantly ridiculed. September 23.

Further difquifition concerning Fingal. Eminent men difconcerted by a new mode of pub lick appearance. Garrick. Mrs. Montague's Effay on Shakspeare. Perfons of consequence watched in London. Learning of the Scots from 1550 to 1650. The arts of civil life little known in Scotland till the Union. Life of a failor. The folly of Peter the Great in working in a dock-yard, Arrive at Talifker, Prefbyterian clergy deficient in learning. September 24. French hunting. Young Col. Dr. Birch. Dr. Percy. Lord Hailes. Hiftorical impartiality, Whiggifm unbecoming in a clergyman. September 25. Every island a prison.


256 A Sky cottage.

Return to Corrichatachin, Good fellowship carried to excefs.


September 26. Morning review of last night's intemperance. Old Kingfburgh's Jacobite fong. Lady Margaret Macdonald adored in Sky.

views of the same subject at different times.

September 27. Dr Johnson's popularity in the




Isle of

Sky. His good-humoured gaiety with a High


land lady. September 28. Ancient Irish pride of family. Dr. Johnfon on threshing and thatching. Dangerous to increase the price of labour. Arrive at Oftig.

Dr. McPherson's Latin poetry.


September 29. Reverend Mr. McPherson. Shenftone.

Hammond. Sir Charles Hanbury Williams. 273


September 30. Mr. Burke the first man every where. Very moderate talents requifite to make a figure in the House of Commons. Dr. Young. Dr. Dod ridge. Increase of infidel writings fince the acceffion of the Hanover family. Gradual impreffion made by Dr. Johnfon. Particular minutes to be kept of our ftudies. 275 October 1. Dr. Johnson not answerable for all the words in his Dictionary. Attacks on authors useful to them. Return to Armidale.

October 2.


Old manners of great families in Wales. German courts. Goldfmith's love of talk. Emi gration. Curious ftory of the people of Saint Kilda.

October 3. Epictetus on the voyage of death.

for Mull.

A ftorm. Driven into Col.




October 4. Dr. Johnson's mode of living in the Temple. His curious appearance on a fheltie.



of fea-fickness. Burnet's Hiftory of his own Times. Difference between dedications and hiftories. October 5. People may come to do any thing by talking of it. The Reverend Mr. Hector Maclean. Bayle. Leibnitz and Clarke. Survey of Col. Infular life. Arrive at Breacacha. Dr. Johnson's powers of ridicule. 293

October 6.

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The opinion of

Heritable jurifdictions. philofophers concerning happiness in a cottage, confidered. Advice to landlords.

October 7.



Books the beft folace in a state of confine


October 8. Pretended brother of Dr. Johnson. No redrefs for a man's name being affixed to a foolish work. Lady Sidney Beauclerk. Carte's Life of the Duke of Ormond. Col's cabinet. Letters of the great Montrofe. Present state of the island of Col. October 9. Dr. Johnson's avidity for a variety of books. Improbability


Improbability of a Highland tradition. Dr. John

fon's delicacy of feeling.



October 10. Dependence of tenants on landlords.
London and Pekin compared. Dr. John-

October 11.


fon's high opinion of the former. October 12. Return to Mr. M'Sweyn's. Other fuperftitions befide thofe connected with religion. Dr. Johnfon difgufted with coarfe manners.

culiar habits.

October 13. Buftle not neceffary to dispatch.

food not of the Scotch alone.

Arrive in Mull.

His pe


Oats the


October 14. Addifon's Remarks on Italy. Addison not much converfant with Italian literature. The French mafters of the art of accommodating literature. Their Ana. Racine. Corneille. Moliere. Fenelon. Voltaire. Boffuet. Maffillon. Bourdaloue. Virgil's defcription of the entrance into hell, compared to a printinghouse, 318 Odober 15. Erfe poetry. Danger of a knowledge of mufick. The propriety of fettling our affairs fo as to be always prepared for death. Religion and literary attainments not to be described to young perfons as too hard. Reception of the travellers in their progrefs. Spence.

OЯober 16. Mifs Maclean. Account of Mull.



value of an oak walking-ftick in the Hebrides. Arrive at Mr. M'Quarrie's in Ulva. Captain Macleod. Second Sight. Mercheta Mulierum, and Borough-English. The grounds on which the fale of an estate may be fet afide in a court of equity. 329 October 17. Arrive at Inchkenneth. Sir Allan Maclean

and his daughters. None but theological books fhould be read on Sunday. Dr. Campbell. Dr. Johnson exhibited as a Highlander. Thoughts


on drinking. Dr. Johnfon's Latin verfes on Inchkenneth. 334 October 18. Young Col's various good qualities. No extraordinary talents requifite to fuccefs in trade. Dr. Solander. Mr. Burke. Dr. Johnfon's intrepidity and prefence of mind. the islands of Col and Otaheité. on young Col. Credulity of foreign countries. October 19. Death of young Col. Dr. Johnfon flow of belief without ftrong evidence. La credulité des incredules. Coaft of Mull. Nun's Ifland. Paft fcenes pleafing in recollection. Land on Icolm


October 20.

Singular cuftom in Further elogium a Frenchman in



Sketch of the ruins at Icolmkill. Influ

ence of folemn fcenes of piety.

Feudal authority


in the extreme. Return to Mull. October 21. Pulteney. Pitt. Walpole. Pitt. Walpole. Mr. Wilkes, English and Jewish hiftory compared. Scotland compofed of ftone and water, and a little earth. Turkish Spy. Dreary ride to Lochbuy. Defcrip

tion of the laird. 351 October 22. Uncommon breakfast offered to Dr. Johnfon, and rejected. Lochbuy's war-saddle. Sail to


Oban. October 23. Goldfmith's Traveller. Pope and Cowley compared. Archibald Duke of Argyle. Arrive at Inveraray. Dr. Johnson drinks fome whisky, and affigns his reafon. Letter from the authour to Mr. Garrick. Mr. Garrick's answer. October 24. Specimen of Ogden on Prayer. Hervey's Meditations. Dr. Johnfon's Meditation on a Pudding. Country neighbours. The authour's vifit at the castle of Inveraray. Perverse oppofition to.

the influence of Peers in Ayrshire.
October 25.
Dr. Johnson prefented to the
Argyle. Grandeur of his grace's feat.

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Duke of
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thour poffeffes himself in an embarraffing fituation. Honourable Archibald Campbell on a middle flate. The old Lord Townfhend. Question concern


ing luxury. Nice trait of character. Good principles and bad practice. October 26. A paffage in Home's Douglas, and one in Juvenal, compared. Neglect of religious buildings in Scotland. Arrive at Sir James Colquhoun's


October 27.
Dr. Johnson's letter to the Duke of Argyle.
His grace's anfwer. Locklomond.
fentiments on drefs. Forms of

dered. Arrive at Mr. Smollet's.

Dr. Johnson's prayer confi


October 28. Dr. Smollet's Epitaph. Dr. Johnson's wonderful memory. His alacrity during the Tour,

Arrive at Glafgow.

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October 30. Dinner at the Earl of Loudoun's. Character of that nobleman. Arrive at Treefbank.

October 31.

November 1.


Sir John Cunningham of Caprington. 388
Rules for the diftribution of charity.

Countefs of Eglintoune.

Caftle of Dundonald.

Alexander Earl of Eglintoune.


November 2. Arrive at Auchinleck. Character of Lord Auchinleck. His idea of Dr. Johnson.


November 3. Dr. Johnson's fentiments concerning the Highlands. Mr. Harris of Salisbury.


November 4. Auchinleck, Cattle without horns. Compofure of mind how far attainable.


November 5 Dr. Johnson's high refpect for the English



November 6. Lord Auchinleck and Dr. Johnfon in


November 7. Dr. Johnfon's uniform piety.

of prefbyterian worship.


His diflike



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