Major Works of Samuel Johnson

 
 
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As a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer, Samuel Johnson's contributions to English literature cannot be understated. His single greatest achievement is widely considered to be his "Dictionary of the English Language," which after nine years of research was first published in 1755. Until the publication of the "Oxford English Dictionary" over a century and a half later it was widely considered to be the preeminent dictionary of the English language. The work brought him much fame and success and had a profound impact on modern English literature. Johnson's contributions to the periodicals "The Rambler" and "The Idler" are considered to be some of the greatest examples of literary criticism of all time. This collection includes some of the best examples of his essays from those periodicals as well as a representative selection of his poetry, prose as well as his famous allegorical novel "The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia." Readers of this volume will most assuredly agree that Johnson was a writer of immense talent whose genius is exhibited by the sheer breadth of his body of work.
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978-1-4209-5064-9 (9781420950649)
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  • Intro
  • POETRY
  • Translation of Horace, Odes, ii. 20
  • LONDON
  • Prologue to David Garrick's Lethe
  • Epitaph on Claudy Phillips, a Musician
  • On Colley Cibber
  • To Miss -- On Her Playing upon the Harpsichord
  • Prologue
  • The Vanity of Human Wishes
  • Irene
  • A New Prologue Spoken at the Representation of Comus
  • Verses for Baretti
  • Parodies of Modern Ballad Imitations
  • Impromptu Translation of Benserade's 'Verses à son lit'
  • Epitaph on Hograth
  • Î?Î?ΩÎ?Î? ΣÎ?Î?ΥΤÎ?Î?
  • Know Thyself
  • Skia
  • Skye
  • To Mrs Thrale
  • Lines in Hawkesworth's The Rival
  • On Archaism in Poetry
  • Parody of Thomas Warton
  • Prologue to Kelly's A Word to the Wise
  • An Extempore Elegy
  • To Sir John Lade, on His Coming of Age
  • On The Death of Mr. Robert Levet
  • In Rivum a Mola Stoana Lichfeldiae Diffluentme
  • By the River, at Stowe Mill, Lichfield, Where the Streams Flow Together
  • Translation of Horace, Odes, iv. 7
  • EARLY PROSE
  • A Latin School Exercise
  • Preface to Lobo, A Voyage to Abyssinia
  • The State of Affairs in Lilliput
  • On Gay's Epitaph
  • The Life of Dr Herman Boerhaave
  • A Complete Vindication of The Licensers Of The Stage,
  • Annotations to Crousaz, Commentary on Pope's Essay on Man
  • An Essay on Epitaphs
  • Debates in the Senate of Lilliput
  • Review of Memoirs of the Duchess Dowager of Marlborough
  • An Account of the Harleian Library
  • Proposals for the Harleian Miscellany
  • Introduction to the Harleian Miscellany
  • An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers
  • The Vision of Theodore, the Hermit of Teneriffe, found in his cell
  • PERIODICAL ESSAYS
  • The Rambler, No. 4
  • The Rambler, No. 18
  • The Rambler, No. 23
  • The Rambler, No. 32
  • The Rambler, No. 36
  • The Rambler, No. 37
  • The Rambler, No. 39
  • The Rambler, No. 47
  • The Rambler, No. 60
  • The Rambler, No. 113
  • The Rambler, No. 114
  • The Rambler, No. 121
  • The Rambler, No. 129
  • The Rambler, No. 137
  • The Rambler, No. 142
  • The Rambler, No. 145
  • The Rambler, No. 148
  • The Rambler, No. 156
  • The Rambler, No. 161
  • The Rambler, No. 167
  • The Rambler, No. 168
  • The Rambler, No. 170
  • The Rambler, No. 171
  • The Rambler, No. 191
  • The Adventurer, No. 67
  • The Adventurer, No. 84
  • The Adventurer, No. 85
  • The Adventurer, No. 99
  • The Idler, No. 5
  • The Idler, No. 10
  • The Idler, No. 22 [original numbering]
  • The Idler, No. 22 [23]
  • The Idler, No. 38 [39]
  • The Idler, No. 60 [61]
  • The Idler, No. 61 [62]
  • The Idler, No. 81 [82]
  • The Idler, No. 84 [85]
  • The Idler, No. 88 [89]
  • The Idler, No. 100 [101]
  • The Idler, No. 103 [104]
  • A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
  • Preface
  • THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS
  • The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia
  • THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
  • Preface
  • Concluding Notes
  • LATER PROSE
  • Sermon 5
  • The Life of Dr Francis Cheynel
  • Review of Joseph Warton, An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope
  • Review of Thomas Blackwell, Memoirs of the Court of Augustus
  • Observations on the Present State of Affairs
  • Reply to a Paper in the Gazetteer of May 26, 1757
  • Review of [Soame Jenyns], A Free Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil
  • Of the Duty of a Journalist
  • Introduction to Proceedings of the Committee Appointed to Manage the Contributionsâ?¦for Clothing French Prisoners of War
  • The Bravery of the English Common Soldiers
  • Review of [William Tytler], An Historical and Critical Enquiry into the Evidence Produced by the Earls of Moray and Morton against Mary, Queen of Scots with an Examination of the Rev. Dr Robertson's Dissertation and Mr Hume's History with Respect to That Evidence
  • The Fountains: A Fairy Tale.
  • Robert Chambers's Vinerian Lectures on the English Law
  • The Patriot, Addressed to the Electors of Great Britain. 1774
  • Preface to Thomas Maurice, Poems and Miscellaneous Pieces with a Free Translation of the Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles
  • Dedication of Charles Burney, An Account of the Musical Performances in Westminster-Abbey and the Pantheon . . . in Commemoration of Handel
  • A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
  • PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL, TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS
  • Addison
  • Cowley
  • Milton
  • Dryden
  • Pope
  • Thomson
  • Watts
  • Collins
  • Young
  • Gray
  • DIARIES AND LETTERS
  • Annals
  • Letters

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