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EDITED BY ERIC S. ROBERTSON, M.A., PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF THE PUNJAB, LAHORE.

LIFE OF JOHNSON.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER II.

Johnson entered at Pembroke College, Oxford (1728); his

arrival at the University; Oxford in Johnson's days ;
translates Pope's “ Messiah ”into Latin hexameters; his
college career ; controversy as to the length of time he
remained at Oxford ; his college contemporaries ; his
meeting in after life, with Edwards, a fellow collegian
(1778); leaves Oxford (1731); returns home ; death of his
father (December, 1731); social position of Michael Johnson
(father of S. J.); Samuel Johnson resolves to adopt litera.
ture as a profession ; society at Lichfield (1731–36); usher
at Market Bosworth (1732); private tutor in the Whitby
family; spends six months at Birmingham with E. Hector ;
translates Father Lobo's “ Voyage to Abyssinia”; writes
to E. Cave, editor of Gentleman's Magazine, offering

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