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TOUR TO THE HEBRIDES,
SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D.
JAMES BOSWELL, ESQ.
SOME POETICAL PIECES BY DR. JOHNSON, RELATIVE TO THE TOUR, AND
NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED:
A SERIES OF HIS CONVERSATION, LITERARY ANECDOTES, AND OPINIONS OF
MEN AND BOOKS:
WITH AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT
DISTRESSES AND ESCAPE OF THE GRANDSON OF KING JAMES II,
IN THE YEAR 1746.
0! while along the stream of time, thy name
FROM THE LONDON EDITION,
REVISED AND CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR.
PUBLISHED BY INSKEEP AND BRADFORD, NEW YORK; AND
WILLIAM M'ILHENNY, BOSTOS,
EDMOND MALONE, Esq.
MY DEAR SIR,
IN every narrative, whether historical or biographical, authenticity is of the utmost consequence. Of this I have ever been so firmly persuaded, that I inscribed a former work to that person who was the best judge of its truth.. I need not tell you I mean General Paoli ; who, after his great, though unsuccessful, efforts to preserve the liberties of his country, has found an honourable asylum in Britain, where he has now lived many years the object of Royal regard and private respect; and whom I cannot name without expressing my very grateful sense of the uniform kindness which he has been pleased to shew me.
The friends of Dr. Johnson can best judge, from internal evidence, whether the numerous conversations