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Oxford English Classics.

DR. JOHNSON’S WORKS.

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

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PRINTED FOR WILLIAM PICKERING, LONDON;

AND TALBOYS AND WHEELER, OXFORD.

MDCCCXXV.

E GLISH
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CONTENTS OF THE FIFTH VOLUME..

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.

PAGE

• The plan of an English dictionary

1

.. Preface to the English dictionary

23

Advertisement to the fourth edition of the English dictionary

52

Preface to the octavo edition of the English dictionary.

53

Observations on the tragedy of Macbeth

55

• Proposals for printing the works of Shakespeare

95

« Preface to Shakespeare.....

103

General observations on the plays of Shakespeare

155

Account of the Harleian library ....

180

Essay on the importance of small tracts ....

190

Preface to the catalogue of the Harleian library, vol. iii.

198

Controversy between Crousaz and Warburton

202

Preliminary discourse to the London Chronicle

206

Introduction to the World Displayed

210

Preface to the Preceptor, containing a general plan of education....... 231

to Rolt's dictionary.....

247

to the translation of father Lobo's voyage to Abyssinia

255

An essay on epitaphs

259

Preface to an Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in

his Paradise Lost

267

Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned by his vindication of Milton,

&c. By William Lauder, A.M. ...

271

Testimonies concerning Mr. Lauder.......

283

Account of an attempt to ascertain the longitude ...,

295

Considerations on the plans offered for the construction of Blackfriars

bridge ....

303

Some thoughts on agriculture, both ancient and modern; with an account

of the honour due to an English farmer ....

310

Further thoughts on agriculture

315

Considerations on the corn laws

321

A complete vindication of the licensers of the stage from the malicious and

scandalous aspersions of Mr. Brooke

329

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