21st-Century Oxford Authors: Samuel Johnson

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EditorDavid Womersley

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The Samuel Johnson volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers a generous selection of Johnson's most important writings, drawn from all periods of his life. It reflects almost completely the range of literary forms in which Johnson wrote. In keeping with the the approach of theseries, the texts are presented in chronological order and the text chosen is, wherever possible, the text of the first published version. As well as an expansive introduction and a detailed chronology of Johnson's life, David Womersley provides helpful annotation to guide and orient thereader.

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The Samuel Johnson volume in the 21st-Century Oxford Authors series offers a generous selection of Johnson's most important writings, drawn from all periods of his life. It reflects almost completely the range of literary forms in which Johnson wrote. In keeping with the the approach of theseries, the texts are presented in chronologic...

David Womersley is the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, and a fellow of St. Catherine's College.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pagesPublished:May 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionChronologyNote on the TextsPart I: Early Poetry and Prose to 1750Translation of Horace, Odes, I.xxii (pre-1725)Translation of Horace, Epode, II (prob. 1726)Translation of Horace, Odes, II.xiv (prob. 1726)Translation of Horace, Odes, II.xx (prob. 1726)'Festina Lente' (prob. late 1726)'The Young Author' (1729)'Annals' (1734) - from birth to 1719Letter to Cave, 25 November, 1734'Preface' to Lobo's Voyage to Abyssinia (1 February, 1735)Letter to Cave, 12 July, 1737London (12 May, 1738)'Debates in the Senate of Magna Lilliputia' (June, 1738)'A Prayer on my Birth-Day' (7 September, 1738)'On Gay's Epitaph' (October, 1738)'Life of Boerhaave' (January, 1739)A Compleat Vindication of the Licensers of the Stage (May, 1739)'Prologue' to Lethe (April, 1740)'An Epitaph on Claudy Philips, a Musician' (September, 1740)'On Epitaphs' (December, 1740)Review of the Memoirs of the Duchess of Marlborough (March, 1742)Proposal for the Harleian Miscellany (November, 1742)Letter to Edward Cave, autumn 1743Life of Savage (11 February, 1744)Introduction to the Harleian Miscellany (April, 1744) 'To Miss -, on her playing upon the harpsichord' (1746?)Prologue Spoken by Mr Garrick at the Opening of the Theatre in Drury-Lane (September, 1747)'The Vision of Theodore' (7 April, 1748)The Vanity of Human Wishes (9 January, 1749)'The Vanity of Wealth' (February, 1750)Part II: 'Dictionary' JohnsonThe Rambler (1750-1752): 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 45, 47, 49, 60, 63, 64, 70,71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 79, 85, 87, 90, 93, 101, 106, 108, 113, 114, 115, 121, 129, 134, 135, 137, 142, 146, 148, 151, 156, 158, 159, 161, 165, 167, 168, 170,171, 176, 181, 183, 184, 188, 191, 196, 207, 208'Life of Cheynel' (July, 1751)Sermon . . . for the Funeral of his Wife (prob. March, 1752)'Prayers Composed on the Death of My Wife' (24 April-6 May 1752)The Adventurer (1752-1754): 39, 45, 50, 67, 69, 84, 85, 95, 99, 102, 107, 111, 119, 126, 137, 138Diary entries, 22, 23, and 29 April, 1753Letter to Thomas Warton, 16 July, 1754'Preface' to the Dictionary of the English Language (15 April, 1755)Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield, 7 February, 1755Letter to Bennet Langton, 6 May, 1755Letter to Miss Hill Boothby, 31 December, 1755Letter to Miss Hill Boothby, 8 January, 1756Letter to Samuel Richardson, 16 March, 1756'Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain' (15 May, 1756)Review of Warton, Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope (15 May, 1756)Review of Blackwell, Memoirs of the Court of Augustus (15 May, 1756)'Observations on the Present State of Affairs' (15 August, 1756)Review of Hanway, An Essay on Tea (15 May, 1757)Review of Jenyns, Free Inquiry (15 May, 1757)'Of the Duty of a Journalist' (8 April, 1758)The Idler (8 April 1758-1760): 1, 5, 10, 17, [22], 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 32, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 48, 49, 50, 51, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 72, 81, 84, 88, 94, 100, 103Letter to Sarah Johnson, 20 January, 1759Letter to William Strahan, 20 January, 1759Letter to Lucy Porter, 23 January, 1759Diary entry and prayer, 23 January, 1759Rasselas (26 June, 1759)'The Bravery of the English Common Soldiers' (January, 1760)Review of Tytler's Mary Queen of Scots (October, 1760)Part III: The Great Cham of LiteratureLetter to Baretti, 10 June, 1761Letter to Boswell, 8 December, 1763Diary entry, 21 April, 1764'A Reply to Impromptu Verses by Baretti' (1765?)Preface to The Plays of Shakespeare (10 October, 1765)Diary entry, 1 January, 1766'The Fountains' (1 April, 1766)Letter to Boswell, 9 September, 1769The False Alarm (16 January, 1770)Prayer on Easter Day, 31 March, 1771'Parodies of Percy's Hermit of Warkworth' (prob. summer 1771)'????? ???????' (12 December, 1772)Letter to Boswell, 24 February, 1773Diary entry, 22 July, 1773Diary entry, 25 July, 1774The Patriot (12 October, 1774)Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (18 January, 1775) - selectionLetter to James Macpherson, 20 January, 1775Taxation No Tyranny (8 March, 1775)Diary entry, 14 April, 1775'To Mrs Thrale on her Thirty-Fifth Birthday' (presented 24 January, 1776)Diary entry for Easter Day, 7 April, 1776'Lines on Thomas Warton's Poems' (early 1777?)Diary entry, 28 March, 1777'Prologue' to Hugh Kelly's A Word to the Wise (29 May, 1777)Letter to William Dodd, 26 June, 1777Letter to Richard Farmer, 22 July, 1777'An Extempore Elegy' (1778?)'A Short Song of Congratulation' (August, 1780)Lives of the Poets (1781)Letter to Thomas Lawrence, 17 January, 1782Diary entry, 20 January, 1782Letter to Thomas Lawrence, 1 May, 1782Letter to Boswell, 7 September, 1782'On the Death of Dr Robert Levet' (August, 1783)Correspondence with Mrs. Thrale, 2-8 July, 1784Letter to Lord Thurlow, 9 September, 1784Translation of Horace, Odes, IV.vii (November, 1784)Diary entry, 5 December, 1784AppendicesAppendix A: Johnson's prayer on beginning The Rambler.Appendix B: Johnson's revisions to The Rambler, no. 1.Appendix C: Bonnell Thornton's parody of The Rambler.NotesTexts Arranged by GenreIndex of Short TitlesIndex of First LinesIndex of PersonsIndex of Subjects