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cathedral, iii. 457;
Franklin visits it, ii. 60, n. 2;
Johnson visits it in 1762, i. 496, n. 2;
mentioned, ii. 115.
Johnson places Burney's son there, iii. 367;
Morell visits it, v. 350, n. 1;
Peregrine Pickle's governor, v. 185, n. 2.
WINDHAM, Right Hon. William,
account of him in 1784, iv. 407, n. 2;
balloons, love of, iv. 356, n. 1;
Burke's merriment, iv. 276;
Essex Head Club, member of the, iv. 254, 438;
Eumelian Club, member of the, iv. 394, n. 4;
Glasgow University, at, iii. 119;
Horsley's character, iv. 437;
Johnson's advice to him, iv. 200, n. 4;
at Ashbourn, visits, iv. 356, 362, n. 2;
attends, when dying, iv. 407, 411, 415, n. 1;
his servant nurses him, iv. 418, n. 2;
bequest to him, iv. 402, n, 2;
gift, iv. 440;
college days, i. 70, n. 3;
dexterity in retort, iv. 185;
funeral, iv. 419;
and Heberden, iv. 399, n. 6;
Latin read with pleasure by few, v. 80, n. 2;
letters to him, iv. 227, 362;
never read the _Odyssey_ through, i. 70, 72, n. 3;
pension, proposed increase of, iv. 338, n. 2;
recommends Frank to him, iv. 401, n. 4;
Literary Club, member of the, i. 479;
opposition to good measures, iv. 200, n. 4;
portrait, ii. 25, n. 2;
rascal, will make a very pretty, iv. 200;
Secretary for Ireland, iv. 200, 227, n. 2;
wants and acquisitions, iii. 354;
Wapping, explores, iv. 201, n. 1;
Warton's, Dr., amazement, ii. 41, n. 1;
mentioned, ii. 306; iv. 344.
WINDOW-TAX, v. 301, n. 1.
Beauclerk's house, i. 250;
Johnson and the Mayor, iv. 312, n. 4;
mentioned, iii. 400, n. 2.
WINDUS, John, _Journey to Mequinez_, v. 445.
_Windward_, defined, i. 293.
abstinence a great deduction from life, iii. 169, 245, 327;
not a diminution of happiness, iii. 245;
does not admit of doubting, iii. 250;
reasons for it, ii. 435; iii. 245;
advice to one who has drunk freely, ii. 436; iii. 389;
benevolence, drunk from, iii. 327;
bottles drunk at a sitting, iii. 243, n. 4;
claret and ignorance, iii. 335;
claret, port, and brandy distinguished, iii. 381; iv. 79;
conversation and benevolence, effect on, iii. 41, 327;
daily consumption of wine, iii. 27, n. 1;
different, makes a man, v. 325;
'drives away care,' ii. 193;
drunk, the art of getting, iii. 389;
drunk for want of intellectual resources, ii. 130;
freezing, iv. 151, n. 2;
_in vino veritas_, ii. 188;
Johnson's abstinence, i. 103, n. 3;
advice to drink wine, ib.;
not to drink it, iii. 169;
'drink water and put in for a hundred,' iii. 306;
life not shortened by a free use of it, iii. 170
(See under JOHNSON, wine);
melancholy increased by it, i. 446;
patron, drinking to please a, iii. 329:
WINGS OF IRON, iv. 356, n. 1.
WINNINGTON, Thomas, i. 502.
WIRGMAN, keeper of a toy-shop, iii. 325.
WIRTEMBERG, Prince of, ii. 180.
WISE, Francis, Radclivian Librarian,
account of him, i. 275, n. 4;
Johnson visits him at Elsfield, i. 273;
mentioned, i. 278-9, 282, 289, 322.
WISEDOME, Robert, v. 444.
WISHART, George, THE REFORMER, v. 63, n. 3.
WISHART, Dr. William, v. 252.
basis of all wit is truth, ii. 90, n. 3;
Chesterfield on the property in it, iii. 351, n. 1;
defined in Barrow's _Sermon_, iv. 105, n. 4;
generally false reasoning, iii. 23, n. 3.
evidence of their having existed, ii. 178;
Johnson's disbelief in them, ii. 179, n. 1;
'machinery of poetry,' iv. 17;
Shakespeare's, iii. 382; v. 76, 115, 347;
Wesley's belief in them, ii. 178, n. 3;
witchcraft, punished by death, v. 45;
abolished by act of parliament, ib.;
last executions, v. 46, n. 1.
WITNESSES, examination of, v. 243.
a celebrated one, iii. 388;
the female wits, iv. 103, n. 1.
WITTEMBERG, iii. 122, n, 2.
WOFFINGTON, Margaret (Peg),
Garrick's tea, iii. 264;
sister of Mrs. Cholmondeley, iii. 318, n. 3.
WOLCOT, John (Peter Pindar), v. 415, n. 4.
WOLFE, General,' choice of difficulties,' v. 146.
Elwall the quaker ironmonger, ii. 164;
epitaph in the church, i. 149, n. 2.
Addison's time, in, iv. 217, n. 4;
carefulness with money, iv. 33;
cookery, cannot make a book of, iii. 285;
employment of them, ii. 362, n. 1;
envy of men's vices, iv. 291;
few opportunities of improving their condition, iv. 33;
fortune, of, iii. 3;
genteel, more, than men, iii. 53;
gluttony, i. 468, n. 1;
Greek and pudding-making, i. 122, n. 4;
indifferent to characters of men, iv. 291;
knowledge, none the worse for, ii. 76; v. 226;
little things, can take up with, iii. 242;
marrying a pretty woman, iv. 131;
men have more liberty allowed them, iii. 286;
natural claims, ii. 419;
over-match for men, v. 226;
Papists, surprising that they are not, iv. 289;
pious, not more, than men, iv. 289;
portrait-painting improper for them, ii. 362;
power given them by nature and law, v. 226, n. 2;
preaching, i. 463;
quality, of, iii. 353;
reading, iii. 333; iv. 217, n. 4;
soldiers, as, v. 229;
temptations, have fewer, iii. 287;
understandings better cultivated, iii. 3;
virtuous, more, than of old, iii. 3.
Women Servants, wages, ii. 217.
Women of the Town, how far admitted to taverns, iv. 75;
narrate their histories to Johnson, i. 223, n. 2; iv. 396;
one rescued by him, iv. 321;
wretched life, i. 457.
Wonders, catching greedily at them, i. 498, n. 4;
propagating them, iii. 229, n. 3.
Wood, Anthony a, _Assembly Man_, v. 57, n. 2;
on Burton's tutor at Christ Church, i. 59;
Rawlinson's collections for a continuation of the _Athenae_,
iv. 161, n. 1;
styles Blackmore gentleman, ii. 126, n. 4.
Woodcocks, ii. 55, 248.
Woodhouse, the poetical shoemaker, i. 225, n. 1, 520; ii. 127.
Woodstock. See BLENHEIM.
Woodward, Henry, the actor, ii. 208, n. 5.
Woodward, John, iv. 23, n. 3.
Woollen Act, ii. 453, n. 2.
Woolston, Rev. Thomas, v. 419, n. 2,
Woolwich, iii. 268.
Worchester, Gwynn's bridge over the Severn, v. 454, n. 2;
Johnson visits it, v. 456;
mentioned, iii. 176, n. 1.
Worcester, Battle of, iv. 234, n. 1; v. 319.
_Word to the Wise_, iii. 113.
Words, big words for little matters, i. 471;
words describing manners soon require notes, ii. 212.
Wordsworth, William,
_Edinburgh Review_ and Lord Byron, iv. 115, n. 2;
_Excursion_, quoted, v. 424;
lines to Lady Fleming, i, 461, n. 5;
Lonsdale's, first Lord, cruelty to him, v. 113, n. 1;
poet-laureate, i. 185, n. 1;
_Solitary Reaper_, v. 117, n. 3;
'We live by admiration,' ii. 360, n. 3.
Work. See LABOUR.
_Work_ him, iv. 261, n. 3; v. 243.
Workhouse, parish, iii. 187.
World, complaints of it unjust, iv. 172;
counterfeiting happiness, ii. 169, n. 3;
despised, not to be, i. 144, n. 2;
Johnson's knowledge of it, i. 215;
likes the society of a man of the world, iii. 21, n. 3;
judgment must be accepted, i. 200;
knowledge not strained through books, i. 105;
peevishly represented as very unjust, iii. 237, n. 1;
running about it, i. 215;
running from it, iv. 161, n. 3.
World, The, a club, iv. 102, n. 4.
_World, The_, Bedlam, visitors to, ii. 374, n. 1;
Chesterfield's papers on the _Dictionary_, i. 257-9;
confounded with _The World_ of 1790, iii. 16, n. 1;
contributors, i. 257, n. 3; v. 48, 238;
Johnson thinks little of it, i. 420;
name chosen by Dodsley, i. 202, n. 4.
_World, The_, newspaper of 1790, iii. 16, n. 1.
_World Displayed, Introduction to the_, i. 345.
WORRALL, T., i. 166, n. 4.
WORSHIP OF IMAGES, iii. 17, 188.
WORTHINGTON, Dr., V. 443, 449, 453.
WOTTON, Sir Henry, ii. 170, n. 3.
WOTY, Mr., i. 382.
WRAXALL, Sir Nathaniel W.,
George III's manners, ii. 40, n. 4;
Johnson, describes, iii. 426, n. 4;
and the Duchess of Devonshire, iii. 425, n. 4;
and Mrs. Montagu, iv. 64, n. 1;
meets, at Mrs. Vesey's, iii. 425;
driven away by him, iii. 426, n. 4;
Malagrida's name, iv. 174, n. 5;
_Tour to the Northern Parts of Europe_, iii. 425.
WREN, Sir Christopher, v. 249.
WRIGHT, Thomas, of Shrewsbury, v. 455, n. 1.
Johnson's calculation about amount produced, ii. 344;
money, for, iii. 19, 162;
pleasure in it, iv. 219;
writing from one's own mind, ii. 344.
_Wronghead, Sir Francis_, ii. 50.
WURTZBURG, Bishopric of, v. 46, n. 1.
WYCHERLY, William, definition of wit, iii. 23, n. 3.
WYNNE, Colonel, v. 449.
WYNNE, Sir Thomas and Lady, v. 448, 449.
WYNNE, Mrs., v. 451.


XAVIER, Francis, v. 392, n. 5.
delineation of characters in the _Anabasis_, iv. 31;
_Memorabilia_, iii. 367, w. 2; v. 414;
_Treatise of Oeconomy_, iii. 94.
described in Juvenal, ii. 228;
weeping at seeing his army, iii. 199.
XYLANDER, i. 208, n. 1.


YALDEN, Rev. Thomas,
Johnson adds him to the _Lives_, iii. 370;
his _Hymn to Darkness_, ib., n. 8.
YATES, Mr. Justice, i. 437, n. 2.
YAWNING, anecdote of, iii. 15.
YONGE, Sir William,
character, i. 197, n. 4;
_Epilogue to Irene_, i. 197;
pronunciation of _great_, ii. 161.
_Yorick's Sermons_, iv. 109, n. 1.
YORK, Address to the King, iv. 265; mentioned, iii. 439.
YORK, Archbishops of, their public dinners, iv. 367, n. 3.
See MARKHAM, Archbishop.
YORK, Duke of (James II), v. 239, n. 1.
YORK, Duke of,
goes to hear the Cock Lane ghost, i. 407, n. 1;
Johnson dedicates music to him, ii. 2;
kindness to Foote, iii. 97, n. 2.
YORK, House of, iii. 157.
YORKSHIRE, militia, i. 307, n. 4; iii. 362.
_You was_, iv. 196, n. 1.
YOUNG, Arthur,
Birmingham manufacturers in 1768, ii. 459, n. 1;
roads in the north of England, iii. 135, n. 1;
mentioned, iii. 161, n. 2.
YOUNG, Dr. Edward,
blank verse of _Night Thoughts_, iv. 42, n. 7, 60;
Britannia's daughters and Bedlam, ii. 374, n. 1;
_Brunetta and Stella_, v. 270;
_Card, The_, ridiculed in, v. 270, n. 4;
Cheyne, Dr., iii. 27, n. 1;
compared with Shakespeare and Dryden, ii. 86, n. 1;
_Conjectures on Original Composition_, v. 269;
critics, defies, ii. 61, n. 4;
'death-bed a detector of the heart,' v. 397, n. 1;
epigram on Lord Stanhope, iv. 102, n. 4;
'For bankrupts write,' &c., iii. 434, n. 6;
gloomy, how far, iv. 59, 120;
'Good breeding sends the satire,' &c., iv. 298;
housekeeper, his, v. 270;
Johnson and Boswell visit his house, iv. 119-21;
Johnson calls him 'a great man,' iv. 120;
describes meeting him, v. 269;
_Dictionary_, cited in, iv. 4, n. 3;
estimate of his poetry, ii. 96; iv. 60; v. 269--70;
knotting, on, iii. 242, n. 3;
knowledge not great, v. 269, n. 3;
Langton's account of him, iv. 59;
_Life_ by Croft, iv. 58; v. 270, n. 4;
_Love of Fame_, v. 270;
Mead, Dr., compliments, iii. 355, n. 2;
_Night Thoughts_, ii. 96; iv. 60-1; v. 270;
'Nor takes her tea,' &c., iii. 324, n. 3;
'O my coevals,' in. 307;
preferment, pined for, iii. 251; iv. 121;
quotations, iv. 102, n. 1;
'quotidian prey,' v. 346;
_Rambler_, his copy of the, i. 215;
'Small sands the mountain,' &c., iii. 164;
sundial, iv. 60;
_Universal Passion_,
money received for it lost in the _South Sea_, iv. 121;
'Words all in vain pant,' &c., iv. 25, n. 3.
YOUNG, Mr. (Dr. Young's son),
Boswell and Johnson visit him, iv. 119-21;
quarrel with his father, v. 270.
YOUNG, Professor, of Glasgow, imitates Johnson's style, iv. 392.
generous sentiments, i. 445;
Johnson loves their acquaintance, i. 445.
companions of our, iv. 147;
scenes, i. 370; ii. 461, n. 1; v. 450.
_Yvery, History of the House of_, iv. 198.


ZECK, George and Luke, ii. 7.
ZECKLERS, ii. 7 n. 3.
ZEILA, i. 88.
ZELIDE, ii. 56, n. 2.
ZENOBIA, ii. 127, n. 3.
_Zobeide_, iii. 38.
ZOFFANI, J., iv. 421, n. 2.
ZON, Mr., i. 274.
ZOZIMA, i. 223.



ABANDON. 'Sir, a man might write such stuff for ever, if he would
abandon his mind to it,' iv. 183.

ABSTRACT. 'Why, Sir, he fancies so, because he is not accustomed
to abstract,' ii. 99.

ABSURD. 'When people see a man absurd in what they understand, they
may conclude the same of him in what they do not understand,' ii. 466.

ABUSE. 'Warburton, by extending his abuse, rendered it ineffectual,'
v. 93;
'They may be invited on purpose to abuse him,' ii. 362;
'You _may_ abuse a tragedy, though you cannot write one,' i. 409.

ACCELERATION. 'You cannot conceive with what acceleration I advance
towards death,' iv. 411.

_Accommode_. 'J'ai accommode un diner qui faisait trembler toute la
France' (recorded by Boswell), v. 310, n. 3.

ACTION. 'Action may augment noise, but it never can enforce
argument,' ii. 211.

ADMIRATION. 'Very near to admiration is the wish to admire,'
iii. 411, n. 2.

AGAIN. 'See him again' (Beauclerk), iv. 197.

ALIVE. 'Are we alive after all this satire?' iv. 29.

ALMANAC. 'Then, Sir, you would reduce all history to no better than
an almanac' (Boswell), ii. 366.

AMAZEMENT. 'His taste is amazement,' ii. 41, n. 1.

AMBASSADOR. 'The ambassador says well,' iii. 411.

AMBITION. 'Every man has some time in his life an ambition to be a
wag,' iv. 1, n. 2.

AMERICAN. 'I am willing to love all mankind, except an American,'
iii. 290.

AMUSEMENTS. 'I am a great friend to public amusements,' ii. 169.

ANCIENTS. 'The ancients endeavoured to make physic a science and
failed; and the moderns to make it a trade and have succeeded'
(Ballow), iii. 22, n. 4.

ANGRY. 'A man is loath to be angry at himself,' ii. 377.

ANTIQUARIAN. 'A mere antiquarian is a rugged being,' iii. 278.

APPLAUSE. 'The applause of a single human being is of great
consequence,' iv. 32.

ARGUES. 'He always gets the better when he argues alone' (Goldsmith),
ii. 236.

ARGUMENT. 'Sir, I have found you an argument, but I am not obliged
to find you an understanding,' iv. 313;
'Nay, Sir, argument is argument,' iv. 281;
'All argument is against it; but all belief is for it,' iii. 230;
'Argument is like an arrow from a cross-bow' (Boyle), iv. 282.

ASINUS. 'Plus negabit unus asinus in una hora quam centum philosophi
probaverint in centum annis,' ii. 268, n. 2.

ASPIRED. 'If he aspired to meanness his retrograde ambition was
completely gratified,' v. 148, n. 1.

ATHENIAN. 'An Athenian blockhead is the worst of all blockheads,' i. 73.

ATTACKED. 'I would rather be attacked than unnoticed,' iii. 375.

ATTENTION. 'He died of want of attention,' ii. 447.

ATTITUDENISE. 'Don't _attitudenise_,' iv. 323.

ATTORNEY. 'Now it is not necessary to know our thoughts to tell that
an attorney will sometimes do nothing,' iii. 297;
'He did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he
believed the gentleman was an attorney,' ii. 126.

AUCTION-ROOM. 'Just fit to stand at the door of an auction-room with a
long pole, and cry "Pray gentlemen, walk in,"' ii. 349.

AUDACITY. 'Stubborn audacity is the last refuge of guilt,' ii. 292, n. 1.

AUTHORS. 'Authors are like privateers, always fair game for one another,'
iv. 191, n. 1;
'The chief glory of every people arises from its authors,' v. 137, n. 2.

AVARICE. 'You despise a man for avarice, but do not hate him,' iii. 71.


BABIES. 'Babies do not want to hear about babies,' iv. 8, n. 3.

BAITED. 'I will not be baited with _what_ and _why_,' iii. 268.

BANDY. 'It was not for me to bandy civilities with my Sovereign,' ii. 35.

BARK. 'Let him come out as I do and bark,' iv. 161, n. 3.

BARREN. 'He was a barren rascal,' ii. 174.

BAWDY. 'A fellow who swore and talked bawdy,' ii. 64.

BAWDY-HOUSE. 'Sir, your wife, under pretence of keeping a bawdy-house,
is a receiver of stolen goods,' iv. 26.

BEAST. 'He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being
a man,' ii. 435, n. 7.

BEAT. 'Why, Sir, I believe it is the first time he has _beat_; he may
have been _beaten_ before,' ii. 210.

BEATEN. 'The more time is beaten, the less it is kept' (Rousseau), iv.
283, n. 1.

BELIEF. 'Every man who attacks my belief ... makes me uneasy; and I
am angry with him who makes me uneasy,' iii. 10.

BELIEVE. 'We don't know _which_ half to believe,' iv. 178.

BELL. 'It is enough for me to have rung the bell to him' (Burke), iv. 27.

BELLOWS. 'So many bellows have blown the fire, that one wonder she
is not by this time become a cinder,' ii. 227.

BELLY. 'I look upon it that he who does not mind his belly will hardly
mind anything else,' i. 467.

BENEFIT. 'When the public cares the thousandth part for you that it
does for her, I will go to your benefit too,' ii. 330.

BIG. 'Don't, Sir, accustom yourself to use big words for little
matters,' i. 471.

BIGOT. 'Sir, you are a bigot to laxness,' v. 120.

BISHOP. 'A bishop has nothing to do at a tippling-house,' iv. 75;
'I should as soon think of contradicting a Bishop,' iv. 274;
'Queen Elizabeth had learning enough to have given dignity to a
bishop,' iv. 13;
'Dull enough to have been written by a bishop' (Foote), ib. n. 3.

BLADE. 'A blade of grass is always a blade of grass,' v. 439, n. 2.

BLAZE. 'The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often
dies in the socket,' iii. 423.

BLEEDS. 'When a butcher tells you that his heart bleeds for his
country he has in fact no uneasy feeling,' i. 394.

BLOOM. 'It would have come out with more bloom if it had not been
seen before by anybody,' i. 185.

BLUNT. 'There is a blunt dignity about him on every occasion' (Sir
M. Le Fleming), i. 461, n. 4.

BOARDS. 'The most vulgar ruffian that ever went upon _boards_'
(Garrick), ii. 465.

BOLDER. 'Bolder words and more timorous meaning, I think, never
were brought together,' iv. 13.

_Bon-mot_. 'It is not every man that can carry a _bon-mot_'
(Fitzherbert), ii. 350.

BOOK. 'It was like leading one to talk of a book when the author is
concealed behind the door,' i. 396;
'You have done a great thing when you have brought a boy to have
entertainment from a book,' iii. 385;
'Read diligently the great book of mankind,' i. 464;
'The parents buy the books, and the children never read them,'
iv. 8, n. 3;
'The progress which the understanding makes through a book has more
pain than pleasure in it,' iv. 218;
'It is the great excellence of a writer to put into his book as much
as his book will hold,' ii. 237.

BOOKSELLER. 'An author generated by the corruption of a bookseller,'
iii. 434.

BORN. 'I know that he was born; no matter where,' v. 399.

BOTANIST. 'Should I wish to become a botanist, I must first turn
myself into a reptile,' i. 377, n. 2.

BOTTOM. 'A bottom of good sense,' iv. 99.

BOUNCING. 'It is the mere bouncing of a school-boy,' ii. 210.

BOUND. 'Not in a _bound_ book,' iii. 319, n. 1.

BOW-WOW. 'Dr. Johnson's sayings would not appear so extraordinary
were it not for his bow-wow way' (Lord Pembroke), ii. 326, n. 5.

BRAINS. 'I am afraid there is more blood than brains,' iv. 20.

BRANDY. 'He who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy,' iii. 381;
'Brandy will do soonest for a man what drinking can do for him,'
iii. 381.

BRASED. 'He advanced with his front already brased,' v. 388, n. 2.

BRAVERY. 'Bravery has no place where it can avail nothing,' iv. 395.

BRENTFORD. 'Pray, Sir, have you ever seen Brentford?' iv. 186.

BRIARS. 'I was born in the wilds of Christianity, and the briars and
thorns still hang about me' (Marshall), iii. 313.

BRIBED. 'You may be bribed by flattery,' v. 306.

BRINK. 'Dryden delighted to tread upon the brink of meaning,'
ii. 241, n. 1.

BROTHEL. 'This lady of yours, Sir, I think, is very fit for a
brothel,' iii. 25.

BRUTALITY. 'Abating his brutality he was a very good master,'
ii. 146.

BUCKRAM'D. 'It may have been written by Walpole and _buckram'd_
by Mason' (T. Warton), iv. 315.

BULL. 'If a bull could speak, he might as well exclaim, "Here am
I with this cow and this grass; what being can enjoy greater
felicity?"' ii. 228.

BULL'S HIDE. 'This sum will...get you a strong lasting coat supposing
it to be made of good bull's hide,' i. 440.

BURDEN. 'Poverty preserves him from sinking under the burden of
himself,' v. 358, n. 1.

BURROW. 'The chief advantage of London is that a man is always so
near his burrow' (Meynell), iii. 379.

BURSTS. 'He has no bursts of admiration on trivial occasions,' iv. 27

BUSINESS. 'It is prodigious the quantity of good that may be done by
one man, if he will make a business of it' (Franklin), iv. 97 n. 3.

Buz. 'That is the buz of the theatre,' v. 46.


CABBAGE. 'Such a woman might be cut out of a cabbage, if there was
a skilful artificer,' v. 231.

CALCULATE. 'Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and
when you are calculating, calculate,' iii. 49.

CANDLES. 'A man who has candles may sit up too late,' ii. 188.

CANNISTER. 'An author hunted with a cannister at his tail,' iii. 320.

CANT. 'Clear your mind of cant,' iv. 221;
'Don't cant in defence of savages,' iv. 308;
'Vulgar cant against the manners of the great,' iii. 353.

CANTING. 'A man who has been canting all his life may cant to the
last,' iii. 270.

CAPITULATE. 'I will be conquered, I will not capitulate,' iv. 374.

CARD-PLAYING. 'Why, Sir, as to the good or evil of card-playing,'
iii. 23;
'It generates kindness and consolidates society,' v. 404.

CARROT. 'You would not value the finest head cut upon a carrot,' ii.

CAT. 'She was a speaking cat,' iii. 246.

CATCH. 'God will not take a catch of him,' iv. 225.

CATCHING. 'That man spent his life in catching at an object which he
had not power to grasp,' ii. 129.

CATEGORICAL. 'I could never persuade her to be categorical,' iii. 461.

CAUTION. 'A strain of cowardly caution,' iii. 210.

CAWMELL. 'Ay, ay, he has learnt this of Cawmell,' i. 418.

CENSURE. 'All censure of a man's self is oblique praise,' iii. 323.

CHAIR. 'He fills a chair,' iv. 81.

CHARACTER. 'Ranger is just a rake, a mere rake, and a lively young
fellow, but no _character_ ii. 50;
'Derrick may do very well as long as he can outrun his character, but
the moment his character gets up with him, it is all over,' i. 394;
'The greater part of mankind have no character at all,' iii. 280, n. 3.

CHARITY. 'There is as much charity in helping a man down-hill as in
helping him up-hill,' v. 243.

CHEERFULNESS. 'Cheerfulness was always breaking in' (Edwards), iii. 305.

CHEQUERED. 'Thus life is chequered,' iv. 245, n. 2.

CHERRY-STONES. 'A genius that could not carve heads upon cherry-stones,'
iv. 305.

CHIEF. 'He has no more the soul of a chief than an attorney who has
twenty houses in a street, and considers how much he can make by
them,' v. 378.

CHILDISH. 'One may write things to a child without being childish'
(Swift), ii. 408, n. 3.

CHIMNEY. 'To endeavour to make her ridiculous is like blacking the
chimney,' ii. 336.

CHUCK-FARTHING. 'A judge is not to play at marbles or at chuck-farthing
in the Piazza,' ii. 344.

CHURCH. 'He never passes a church without pulling off his hat,' i. 418;
'Let me see what was once a church,' v. 41.

CITIZEN. 'The citizen's enlarged dinner, two pieces of roast-beef
and two puddings,' iii. 272.

CIVIL. 'He was so generally civil that nobody thanked him for it,'
iii. 183

CIVILITY. 'We have done with civility,' iii. 273.

CLAIMS. 'He fills weak heads with imaginary claims,' ii. 244.

CLAPPED. 'He could not conceive a more humiliating situation than to
be clapped on the back by Tom Davies' (Beauclerk), ii. 344.

CLARET. 'A man would be drowned by claret before it made him drunk,'
iii. 381; iv. 79;
'Claret is the liquor for boys,' iii. 381.

CLEAN. 'He did not love clean linen; and I have no passion for
it,' i. 397.

CLEANEST. 'He was the cleanest-headed man that he had met with,'
v. 338.

CLERGYMAN. 'A clergyman's diligence always makes him venerable,'
iii. 438.

CLIPPERS. 'There are clippers abroad,' iii. 49.

COAT. 'A man who cannot get to heaven in a green coat will not
find his way thither the sooner in a grey one,' iii. 188, n. 4.

COCK. 'A fighting cock has a nobleness of resolution,' ii. 334.

COCK-FIGHTING. 'Cock-fighting will raise the spirits of a company,'
iii. 42.

COMBINATION. 'There is a combination in it of which Macaulay is
not capable,' v. 119.

COMEDY. 'I beg pardon, I thought it was a comedy' (Shelburne),
iv. 246, n. 5;
'The great end of comedy is to make an audience merry,' ii. 233.

COMMON--PLACES. 'Criticism disdains to chase a school-boy to his
common-places,' iv. 16, n. 4.

COMPANY. 'A fellow comes into _our_ company who is fit for _no_
company,' v. 312;
'The servants seem as unfit to attend a company as to steer a
man of war,' iv. 312.

COMPARATIVE. 'All barrenness is comparative,' iii. 76.

COMPLETES. 'He never completes what he has to say,' iii. 57.

CONCENTRATED. 'It is being concentrated which produces high
convenience,' v. 27.

CONCENTRATES. 'Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be
hanged in a fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully,' iii. 167.

CONCLUSIVE. 'There is nothing conclusive in his talk,' iii. 57.

CONE. 'A country governed by a despot is an inverted cone,' iii. 283.

CONGRESS. 'If I had bestowed such an education on a daughter, and
had discovered that she thought of marrying such a fellow, I would
have sent her to the Congress,' ii. 409.

CONSCIENCE. 'No man's conscience can tell him the right of another
man,' ii. 243.

CONTEMPT. 'No man loves to be treated with contempt,' iii. 385.

CONTEMPTIBLE. 'There is no being so poor and so contemptible who
does not think there is somebody still poorer, and still more
contemptible,' ii. 13.

CONTRADICTED. 'What harm does it do to any man to be contradicted?'
iv. 280.

CONVERSATION. 'In conversation you never get a system,' ii. 361;
'We had talk enough, but no conversation,' iv. 186.

COUNT. 'He had to count ten, and he has counted it right,' ii. 65;
'When the judgment is so disturbed that a man cannot count,
that is pretty well,' iv. 176.

COUNTING. 'A man is often as narrow as he is prodigal for want of
counting,' iv. 4, n. 4.

COUNTRY. 'They who are content to live in the country are fit for the
country,' iv. 338.

Cow. 'A cow is a very good animal in the field but we turn her out of
a garden,' ii. 187;
'My dear Sir, I would confine myself to the cow' (Blair), v. 396, n. 4;
'Nay, Sir, if you cannot talk better as a man, I'd have you bellow
like a cow,' v. 396.

COWARDICE. 'Mutual cowardice keeps us in peace,' iii. 326;
'Such is the cowardice of a commercial place,' iii. 429.

COXCOMB. 'He is a coxcomb, but a satisfactory coxcomb'(Hamilton),
iii. 245, n. i;
'Once a coxcomb and always a coxcomb,' ii. 129.

CRAZY. 'Sir, there is no trusting to that crazy piety,' ii. 473.

_Credulite_. 'La Credulite des incredules' (Lord Hailes), v. 332.

CRITICISM. 'Blown about by every wind of criticism,' iv. 319.

CROSS-LEGGED. 'A tailor sits crosslegged, but that is not luxury,' ii. 218

CRUET. 'A mind as narrow as the neck of a vinegar cruet,' v. 269.

_Cui bono_. 'I hate a _cui bono_ man' (Dr. Shaw), iv. 112.

CURE. 'Stay till I am well, and then you shall tell me how to cure
myself,' ii. 260.

CURIOSITY. 'There are two objects of curiosity-the Christian world
and the Mahometan world,' iv. 199.


DANCING-MASTER. 'They teach the morals of a whore and the manners
of a dancing-master,' i. 266.

DARING. 'These fellows want to say a daring thing, and don't know
how to go about it,' iii. 347.

DARKNESS. 'I was unwilling that he should leave the world in total
darkness, and sent him a set' [of the _Ramblers_], iv. 90.

DASH. 'Why don't you dash away like Burney?' ii. 409.

DEATH. 'If one was to think constantly of death, the business of
life would stand still,' v. 316;
'The whole of life is but keeping away the thoughts of death,' ii. 93;
'We are getting out of a state of death,' ii. 461;
'Who can run the race with death?' iv. 360.

DEBATE. 'When I was a boy I used always to choose the wrong side of
a debate,' i. 441.

DEBAUCH. 'I would not debauch her mind,' iv. 398, n. 2.

DEBAUCHED. 'Every human being whose mind is not debauched will
be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge,' i. 458.

DECLAIM. 'Nay, Madam, when you are declaiming, declaim; and when
you are calculating, calculate,' iii. 49.

DECLAMATION. 'Declamation roars and passion sleeps' (Garrick),
i. 199, n. 2.

DEFENSIVE. 'Mine was defensive pride,' i. 265.

DESCRIPTION. 'Description only excites curiosity; seeing satisfies
it,' iv. 199.

_Desidiae_. '_Desidiae valedixi_,' i. 74.

DESPERATE. 'The desperate remedy of desperate distress,' i. 308, n. 1.

DEVIL. 'Let him go to some place where he is not known; don't let
him go to the devil where he is known,' v. 54.

DIE. 'I am not to lie down and die between them,' v. 47; 'It is a sad
thing for a man to lie down and die,' iii. 317;
'To die with lingering anguish is generally man's folly,' iv. 150, n. 2.

DIES. 'It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives,' ii. 106.

_Dieu_. '_Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer_'
(Voltaire), v. 47, n. 4.

DIFFERING. 'Differing from a man in doctrine was no reason why you
should pull his house about his ears,' v. 62.

DIGNITY. 'He that encroaches on another's dignity puts himself in his
power,' iv. 62;
'The dignity of danger,' iii. 266.

DINNER. 'A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner,' i. 467, n. 2;
'Amidst all these sorrowful scenes I have no objection to dinner,'
v. 63;
'Dinner here is a thing to be first planned and then executed,'
v. 305;
'This was a good enough dinner, to be sure; but it was not a
dinner to _ask_ a man to,' i. 470.

DIP. 'He had not far to dip,' iii. 35.

DIRT. 'By those who look close to the ground dirt will be seen,'
ii. 82, n. 3.

DISAPPOINTED. 'He had never been disappointed by anybody but himself,'
i. 337, n. 1.

DISCOURAGE. Don't let us discourage one another,' iii. 303.

DISLIKE. 'Nothing is more common than mutual dislike where mutual
approbation is particularly expected,' iii. 423.

DISPUTE. 'I will dispute very calmly upon the probability of another
man's son being hanged,' iii. 11.

DISSENTER. 'Sir, my neighbour is a Dissenter' (Sir R. Chambers), ii.
268, n. 2.

DISTANCE. 'Sir, it is surprising how people will go to a distance for
what they may have at home,' v. 286.

DISTANT. 'All distant power is bad,' iv. 213.

DISTINCTIONS. 'All distinctions are trifles,' iii. 355.

DISTRESS. 'People in distress never think that you feel enough,'
ii. 469.

DOCKER. 'I hate a Docker,' i. 379, n. 2.

DOCTOR. 'There goes the Doctor,' ii. 372.

DOCTRINE. 'His doctrine is the best limited,' iii. 338.

DOG. 'Ah, ah! Sam Johnson! I see thee!--and an ugly dog thou art,'
ii. 141, n. 2;
'Does the dog talk of me?' ii. 53;
'_He_, the little black dog,' i. 284;
'He's a Whig, Sir; a sad dog,' iii. 274;
'What he did for me he would have done for a dog,' iii. 195;
'I have hurt the dog too much already,' i. 260, n. 3;
'I hope they did not put the dog in the pillory,' iii. 354;
'I love the young dogs of this age,' i. 445;
'I took care that the Whig dogs should not have the best of it,'
i. 504;
'I would have knocked the factious dogs on the head,' iv. 221;
'If you were not an idle dog, you might write it,' iii. 162;
'It is the old dog in a new doublet,' iii. 329;
'Presto, you are, if possible, a more lazy dog than I am,'
iv. 347, n. 1;
'Some dogs dance better than others,' ii. 404;
'The dogs don't know how to write trifles with dignity,' iv. 34, n. 5;
'The dogs are not so good scholars,' i. 445;
'The dog is a Scotchman,' iv. 98;
'The dog is a Whig,' v. 255;
'The dog was so very comical,' iii. 69;
'What, is it you, you dogs?' i. 250.

DOGGED. 'Dogged veracity,' iii. 378.

DOGGEDLY. 'A man may write at any time if he will set himself
doggedly to it,' i. 203; v. 40, 110.

DOGMATISE. 'I dogmatise and am contradicted,' ii. 452, n. 1.

DONE. 'What a man has done compared with what he might have
done,' ii. 129;
'What _must_ be done, Sir, _will_ be done,' i. 202.

DOUBLE. 'It is not every name that can carry double,' v. 295;
'Let us live double,' iv. 108.

DOUBTS. 'His doubts are better than most people's certainties' (Lord
Chancellor Hardwicke), iii. 205.

DRAW. 'Madam, I have but ninepence in ready money, but I can
draw for a thousand pounds' (Addison), ii. 256.

DRIFT. 'What is your drift, Sir?' iv. 281.

DRIVE. 'I do not now drive the world about; the world drives or
draws me,' iv. 273, n. 1;
'If your company does not drive a man out of his house, nothing
will,' iii. 315;
'Ten thousand Londoners would drive all the people of Pekin,'
v. 305.

DRIVING. 'You are driving rapidly _from_ something, or _to_ something,'
iii. 5.

DROPPED. 'There are people whom one should like very well to drop,
but would not wish to be dropped by,' iv. 73.

DROVES. 'Droves of them would come up, and attest anything for
the honour of Scotland,' ii. 311.

DROWNED. 'Being in a ship is being in a jail with the chance of being
drowned,' v. 137.

DRUNK. 'Never but when he is drunk,' ii. 351;
'Equably drunk,' iii. 389;
'People who died of dropsies, which they contracted in trying to
get drunk,' v. 249;
'A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated has not the art of
getting drunk,' iii. 389.

DUCKING-STOOL. 'A ducking-stool for women,' iii. 287.

DULL. 'He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dulness in others'
(Foote), iv. 178;
'He was dull in a new way,' ii. 327.

DUNCE. 'It was worth while being a dunce then,' ii. 84;
'Why that is because, dearest, you're a dunce,' iv. 109.


EARNEST. 'At seventy-seven it is time to be in earnest,' v. 288, n. 3.

EASIER. 'It is easier to write that book than to read it' (Goldsmith),
ii. 90;
'It is much easier to say what it is not,' iii. 38.

EAST. 'The man who has vigour may walk to the east just as well
as to the west, if he happens to turn his head that way,' v. 35.

ECONOMY. 'The blundering economy of a narrow understanding,' iii. 300.

_Emptoris sit eligere_, i. 155.

EMPTY-HEADED. 'She does not gain upon me, Sir; I think her emptyheaded,'
iii. 48.

END. 'I am sure I am right, and there's an end on't' (Boswell in
imitation of Johnson), iii. 301;
'We know our will is free, and there's an end on't,' ii. 82;
'What the boys get at one end they lose at the other,' ii. 407.

ENDLESS. 'Endless labour to be wrong,' iii. 158, n. 3.

ENGLAND. 'It is not so much to be lamented that Old England is lost,
as that the Scotch have found it,' iii. 78.

ENGLISHMAN. 'An Englishman is content to say nothing when he has
nothing to say,' iv. 15;
'We value an Englishman highly in this country, and yet Englishmen
are not rare in it,' iii. 10.

ENTHUSIAST. 'Sir, he is an enthusiast by rule,' iv. 33.

EPIGRAM. 'Why, Sir, he may not be a judge of an epigram; but you
see he is a judge of what is _not_ an epigram,' iii. 259.

_Esprit_. 'Il n'a de l'esprit que contre Dieu,' iii. 388.

_Etudiez_. 'Ah, Monsieur, vous etudiez trop,' iv. 15.

EVERYTHING. 'A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing
of anything,' iv. 176.

EXCELLENCE. 'Compared with excellence, nothing,' iii. 320;
'Is getting L100,000 a proof of excellence?' iii. 184.

EXCESS. 'Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in nature,' i. 453.

EXERCISE. 'He used for exercise to walk to the ale-house, but he was
carried back again,' i. 397;
'I take the true definition of exercise to be labour without
weariness,' iv. 151, n. 1.

EXISTENCE. 'Every man is to take existence on the terms on which it
is given to him,' iii. 58.


FACT. 'Housebreaking is a strong fact,' ii. 65.

FACTION. 'Dipped his pen in faction,' i. 375, n. 1.

FAGGOT. 'He takes its faggot of principles,' v. 36.

FALLIBLE. 'A fallible being will fail somewhere,' ii. 132.

FAME. 'Fame is a shuttlecock,' v. 400;
'He had no fame but from boys who drank with him,' v. 268.

FARTHING CANDLE. 'Sir, it is burning a farthing candle at Dover
to show light at Calais,' i. 454.

FAT. 'Who drives fat oxen should himself be fat,' iv. 313.

FEELING. 'They pay you by feeling,' ii. 95.

FEET. 'We grow to five feet pretty readily, but it is not so easy to
grow to seven,' iii. 316.

FELLOW. 'I look upon myself as a good-humoured fellow,' ii. 362;
'When we see a very foolish _fellow_ we don't know what to think
of _him_,' ii. 54.

FELLOWS. 'They are always telling lies of us old fellows,' iii. 303.

FIFTH. 'I heartily wish, Sir, that I were a fifth,' iv. 312.

_Filosofo. 'Tu sei santo, ma tu non sei filosofo_' (Giannone), iv. 3.

FINE. 'Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a
passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out' (a
college tutor), ii. 237;
'Were I to have anything fine, it should be very fine,'
iv. 179; v. 364.

FINGERS. 'I e'en tasted Tom's fingers,' ii. 403.

FIRE. 'A man cannot make fire but in proportion as he has fuel,' &c.,
v. 229;
'If it were not for depriving the ladies of the fire I should like
to stand upon the hearth myself,' iv. 304, n. 4;
'Would cry, Fire! Fire! in Noah's flood' (Butler), v. 57, n. 2.

FISHES. 'If a man comes to look for fishes you cannot blame him
if he does not attend to fowls,' v. 221.

FLATTERERS. 'The fellow died merely from want of change among his
flatterers,' v. 396, n. 1.

FLATTERY. 'Dearest lady, consider with yourself what your flattery is
worth, before you bestow it so freely,' iv. 341.

FLEA. 'A flea has taken you such a time that a lion must have served
you a twelvemonth,' ii. 194;
'There is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a
flea,' iv. 193.

FLING. 'If I fling half a crown to a beggar with intention to break
his head,' &c., i. 398.

FLOUNDERS. 'He flounders well,' v. 93, n. 1; 'Till he is at the
bottom he flounders,' v. 243.

FLY. 'A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince, but
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still,' i. 263, n. 3.

FOLLY. 'There are in these verses too much folly for madness, and
too much madness for folly,' iii. 258, n. 2.

FOOL. 'I should never hear music, if it made me such a fool,' iii.
'There's danger in a fool' (Churchill), v. 217, n. 1.

FOOLISH. 'I would almost be content to be as foolish,' iii. 21, n, 2;
'It is a foolish thing well done,' ii. 210.

FOOLS. 'I never desire to meet fools anywhere,' iii. 299, n. 2.

FOOTMAN. 'A well-behaved fellow citizen, your footman,' i. 447.

FOREIGNERS. 'For anything I see foreigners are fools'
('Old' Meynell), iv. 15.

FORTUNE. 'It is gone into the city to look for a fortune,' ii. 126.

FORWARD. 'He carries you round and round without carrying you
forward to the point; but then you have no wish to be carried
forward,' iv. 48.

FOUR-PENCE. 'Garrick was bred in a family whose study was to make
four-pence do as much as others made fourpence halfpenny do,' iii.

FRANCE. 'Will reduce us to babble a dialect of France,'
iii. 343, n. 3.

FRENCH. 'I think my French is as good as his English,' ii. 404.

FRENCHMAN. 'A Frenchman must be always talking, whether he
knows anything of the matter or not,' iv. 15.

FRIEND. 'A friend with whom they might compare minds, and cherish
private virtues,' iii. 387.

FRIENDSHIP. 'A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant
repair,' i. 300.

FRIENDSHIPS. 'Most friendships are formed by caprice or by
chance, mere confederacies in vice or leagues in folly,' iv. 280.

FRISK. 'I'll have a frisk with you,' i. 250.

FROTH. 'Longing to taste the froth from every stroke of the oar,'
v. 440, n. 2.

FROWN. 'On which side soever I turn, mortality presents its formidable
frown,' iv. 366.

FRUGAL. 'He was frugal by inclination, but liberal by principle,' iv.
62, n. 1.

FULL MEAL. 'Every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal,'
ii. 363.

FUNDAMENTALLY. 'I say the woman was fundamentally sensible,' iv. 99.

FUTILE. 'Tis a futile fellow' (Garrick), ii. 326.


GABBLE. 'Nay, if you are to bring in gabble I'll talk no more,' iii.

GAIETY. 'Gaiety is a duty when health requires it,' iii. 136, n. 2.


GAOLER. 'No man, now, has the same authority which his father had,
except a gaoler,' iii. 262.

GARRETS. 'Garrets filled with scribblers accustomed to lie,'
iii. 267, n. 1.

GENERAL. 'A man is to guard himself against taking a thing in
general,' iii. 8.

GENEROUS. 'I do not call a tree generous that sheds its fruit at
every breeze,' v. 400.

GENIUS. 'A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself,'
i. 381.

GENTEEL. 'No man can say "I'll be genteel,"' iii. 53.

_Gentilhomme. 'Un gentilhomme est toujours gentilhomme_' (Boswell),
i. 492.

GENTLE. 'When you have said a man of gentle manners you have said
enough,' iv. 28.

GENTLEMAN. 'Don't you consider, Sir, that these are not the manners
of a gentleman?' iii. 268.

GEORGE. 'Tell the rest of that to George' (R. O. Cambridge), iv.
196, n. 3.

GHOST. 'If I did, I should frighten the ghost,' v. 38.

GLARE. 'Gave a distinguished glare to tyrannic rage' (Tom Davies), ii.
368, n. 3.

GLASSY. 'Glassy water, glassy water,' ii. 212, n. 4.

GLOOMY. 'Gloomy calm of idle vacancy,' i. 473.

GOD. 'I am glad that he thanks God for anything,' i. 287.

GOES ON. 'He goes on without knowing how he is to get off,' ii. 196.

GOOD. 'Sir, my being so _good_ is no reason why you should be so _ill_,'
iii. 268; 'Everybody loves to have good things furnished to them,
without any trouble,' iv. 90;
'I am ready now to call a man a good man upon easier terms than I was
formerly,' iv. 239;
'A look that expressed that a good thing was coming,' iii. 425.

GRACES. 'Every man of any education would rather be called a rascal
than accused of deficiency in the graces,' iii. 54.

GRAND. 'Grand nonsense is insupportable,' i. 402.

GRATIFIED. 'Not highly _gratified_, yet I do not recollect to have
passed many evenings with _fewer objections_,' ii, 130.

GRAVE. 'We shall receive no letters in the grave,' iv. 413.

GRAZED. 'He is the richest author that ever grazed the common of
literature,' i. 418, n. 1.

GREAT. 'A man would never undertake great things could he be amused
with small,' iii. 242;
'I am the great Twalmley,' iv. 193.

GREYHOUND. 'He sprang up to look at his watch like a greyhound
bounding at a hare,' ii. 460.

GRIEF. 'All unnecessary grief is unwise,' iii. 136;
'Grief has its time,' iv. 121;
'Grief is a species of idleness,' iii. 136, n. 2.

GUINEA. 'He values a new guinea more than an old friend,' v. 315;
'There go two and forty sixpences to one guinea,' ii. 201, n. 3.

GUINEAS. 'He cannot coin guineas but in proportion as he has gold,'
v. 229.


HANDS. 'A man cutting off his hands for fear he should steal,'
ii. 435;
'I would rather trust my money to a man who has no hands, and
so a physical impossibility to steal, than to a man of the most
honest principles,' iv. 224.

HANGED. 'A friend hanged, and a cucumber pickled,' ii. 94;
'Do you think that a man the night before he is to be hanged cares
for the succession of a royal family?' iii. 270;
'He is not the less unwilling to be hanged,' iii. 295;
'If he were once fairly hanged I should not suffer,' ii. 94;
'No man is thought the worse of here whose brother was hanged,' ii.
'So does an account of the criminals hanged yesterday entertain
us,' iii. 318;
'I will dispute very calmly upon the probability of another man's
son being hanged,' iii. 11;
'You may as well ask if I hanged myself to-day,' iv. 173;
'Depend upon it, Sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a
fortnight it concentrates his mind wonderfully,' iii. 167.

HAPPINESS. 'These are only struggles for happiness,' iii. 199.

HAPPY. 'It is the business of a wise man to be happy,' iii. 135.

HARASSED. 'We have been harassed by invitations,' v. 395.

HARE. 'My compliments, and I'll dine with him, hare or rabbit,'
iii. 207.

HATE. 'Men hate more steadily than they love,' iii. 150.

HATER. 'He was a very good hater,' i. 190, n. 2.

HEAD. 'A man must have his head on something, small or great,' ii.
473, n. 1.

HEADACHE. 'At your age I had no headache,' i. 462;
'Nay, Sir, it was not the wine that made your head ache, but the
sense that I put into it,' iii. 381.

HEAP. 'The mighty heap of human calamity,' iii. 289, n. 3.

HELL. 'Hell is paved with good intentions,' ii. 360.

HERMIT. 'Hermit hoar in solemn cell,' iii. 159.

HIDE. 'Exert your whole care to hide any fit of anxiety,' iii. 368.

HIGH. 'Here is a man six feet high and you are angry because he is
not seven,' v. 222.

HIGHLANDS. 'Who can like the Highlands?' v. 377.

HISS. Ah! Sir, a boy's being flogged is not so severe as a man's
having the hiss of the world against him,' i. 451.

HISTORIES. 'This is my history; like all other histories, a narrative
of misery,' iv. 362.

HOG. 'Yes, Sir, for a hog,' iv. 13.

HOGSTYE. 'He would tumble in a hogstye as long as you looked at him,
and called to him to come out,' i. 432.

HOLE. 'A man may hide his head in a hole ... and then complain
he is neglected,' iv. 172.

HONESTLY. 'I who have eaten his bread will not give him to him;
but I should be glad he came honestly by him,' v. 277.

_Honores. 'Honores mutant mores_' iv. 130.

HONOUR. 'If you do not see the honour, I am sure I feel the disgrace'
(fathered on Johnson), iv. 342.

HOOKS. 'He has not indeed many hooks; but with what hooks he
has, he grapples very forcibly,' ii. 57.

HOPE. 'He fed you with a continual renovation of hope to end in
a constant succession of disappointment,' ii. 122.

HOTTENTOT. 'Sir, you know no more of our Church than a Hottentot,'
v. 382.

HOUSEWIFERY. 'The fury of housewifery will soon subside,' iv. 85, n. 2.

HUGGED. 'Had I known that he loved rhyme as much as you tell
me he does, I should have hugged him,' i. 427.

HUMANITY. 'We as yet do not enough understand the common
rights of humanity,' iv. 191, 284.

HUNG. 'Sir, he lived in London, and hung loose upon Society,' i. 226.

HUNTED. 'Am I to be hunted in this manner?' iv. 170.

HURT. 'You are to a certain degree hurt by knowing that even
one man does not believe,' iii. 380.

HYPOCRISY. 'I hoped you had got rid of all this hypocrisy of
misery,' iv. 71.

HYPOCRITE. 'No man is a hypocrite in his pleasures,' iv. 316.


I. 'I put my hat upon my head,' ii. 136, n. 4.

IDEA. 'That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea, and that
is a wrong one,' ii. 126;
'There is never one idea by the side of another,' iv. 225.

IDLE. 'If we were all idle, there would be no growing weary,' ii. 98;
'We would all be idle if we could,' iii. 13.

IDLENESS. 'I would rather trust his idleness than his fraud,' v. 263.

IGNORANCE. 'A man may choose whether he will have abstemiousness
and knowledge, or claret and ignorance,' iii. 335;
'He did not know enough of Greek to be sensible of his ignorance
of the language,' iv. 33, n. 3;
'His ignorance is so great I am afraid to show him the bottom of
it,' iv. 33, n. 3
'Ignorance, Madam, pure ignorance,' i. 293;
'Sir, you talk the language of ignorance,' ii. 122.

IGNORANT. 'The ignorant are always trying to be cunning,' v.
217, n. 1;
'We believe men ignorant till we know that they are learned,'
v. 253.

ILL. 'A man could not write so ill if he should try,' iii. 243.

ILL-FED. 'It is as bad as bad can be; it is ill-fed, ill-killed,
ill-kept and ill-drest,' iv. 284.

IMAGERY. 'He that courts his mistress with Roman imagery deserves
to lose her,' v. 268, n. 2.

IMAGINATION. 'There is in them what _was_ imagination,' i. 421;
'This is only a disordered imagination taking a different turn,'
iii. 158.

IMMORTALITY. 'If it were not for the notion of immortality he would
cut a throat to fill his pockets,' ii. 359.

IMPARTIAL. 'Foote is quite impartial, for he tells lies of everybody,'
ii. 434.

IMPORTS. 'Let your imports be more than your exports, and you'll
never go far wrong,' iv. 226.

IMPOSSIBLE. 'That may be, Sir, but it is impossible for you to
know it,' ii. 466, n. 3;
'I would it had been impossible,' ii. 409, n. 1.

IMPOTENCE. 'He is narrow, not so much from avarice as from impotence
to spend his money,' iii. 40.

IMPRESSIONS. 'Do not accustom yourself to trust to impressions,'
iv. 122.

IMPUDENCE. 'An instance how far impudence could carry ignorance,'
iii. 390.

INCOMPRESSIBLE. 'Foote is the most incompressible fellow that I
ever knew,' &c., v. 391.

INDIA. 'Nay, don't give us India,' v. 209.

INEBRIATION. 'He is without skill in inebriation,' iii. 389.

INFERIOR. 'To an inferior it is oppressive; to a superior it is
insolent,' v. 73.

INFERIORITY. 'There is half a guinea's worth of inferiority to
other people in not having seen it,' ii. 169.

INFIDEL. 'If he be an infidel he is an infidel as a dog is an infidel,'
ii. 95;
'Shunning an infidel to-day and getting drunk to-morrow' (A
celebrated friend), iii. 410.

INGRAT. 'Je fais cent mecontens et un ingrat' (Voltaire), ii. 167,
n. 3.

INNOVATION. 'Tyburn itself is not safe from the fury of innovation,'
iv. 188.

INSIGNIFICANCE. 'They will be tamed into insignificance,' v. 148, n. 1.

INSOLENCE. 'Sir, the insolence of wealth will creep out,' iii. 316.

INTENTION. 'We cannot prove any man's intention to be bad,' ii. 12.

INTREPIDITY. 'He has an intrepidity of talk, whether he understands
the subject or not,' v. 330.

INVERTED. 'Sir, he has the most _inverted_ understanding of any man
whom I have ever known,' iii. 379.

IRONS. 'The best thing I can advise you to do is to put your
tragedy along with your irons,' iii. 259, n. 1.

IRRESISTIBLY. 'No man believes himself to be impelled irresistibly,'
iv. 123.

IT. 'It is not so. Do not tell this again,' iii. 229.


JACK. 'If a jack is seen, a spit will be presumed,' ii. 215, n. 4;
iii. 461.

JACK KETCH. 'Dine with Jack Wilkes, Sir! I'd as soon dine with
Jack Ketch' (Boswell), iii. 66.

JEALOUS. 'Little people are apt to be jealous,' iii. 55.

JOKE. 'I may be cracking my joke, and cursing the sun,' iv. 304.

JOKES. 'A game of jokes is composed partly of skill, partly of
chance,' ii. 231.

JOSTLE. 'Yes, Sir, if it were necessary to jostle him _down_,' ii. 443.

JOSTLED. 'After we had been jostled into conversation,' iv. 48, n. 1.

JUDGE. 'A judge may be a farmer; but he is not to geld his own pigs,'
ii. 344.

JURY. 'Consider, Sir, how should you like, though conscious of your
innocence, to be tried before a jury for a capital crime once a
week,' iii. 11.


KEEP. 'You _have_ Lord Kames, keep him,' ii. 53.

KINDNESS. 'Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness,'
iv. 115;
'To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of
life,' iii. 182.

KNEW. 'George the First knew nothing and desired to know nothing;
did nothing, and desired to do nothing,' ii. 342.

KNOCKED. 'He should write so as he may _live_ by them, not so as he
may be knocked on the head,' ii. 221.

KNOWING. 'It is a pity he is not knowing,' ii. 196.

KNOWLEDGE. 'A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind,'
i. 458;
'A man must carry knowledge with him, if he would bring home
knowledge,' iii. 302.


LABOUR. 'It appears to me that I labour when I say a good thing,'
iii. 260; v. 77;
'No man loves labour for itself,' ii. 99.

LACE. 'Let us not be found, when our Master calls us, ripping the
lace off our waistcoats, but the spirit of contention from our souls
and tongues,' iii. 188, n. 4.

LACED COAT. 'One loves a plain coat, another loves a laced coat,'
ii. 192.

LACED WAISTCOAT. If everybody had laced waistcoats we should
have people working in laced waistcoats,' ii. 188.

_Laetus. 'Aliis laetus, sapiens sibi_,' iii. 405.

LANGUAGES. 'Languages are the pedigree of nations,' v. 225.

LATIN. 'He finds out the Latin by the meaning, rather than the
meaning by the Latin,' ii. 377.

LAWYERS. 'A bookish man should always have lawyers to converse
with,' iii. 306.

LAY. 'Lay your knife and your fork across your plate,' ii. 51.

LAY OUT. 'Sir, you cannot give me an instance of any man who is
permitted to lay out his own time contriving not to have tedious
hours,' ii. 194.

LEAN. 'Every heart must lean to somebody,' i. 515.

LEARNING. 'He had no more learning than what he could not help,'
iii. 386;
'I am always for getting a boy forward in his learning,' iii. 385;
'I never frighten young people with difficulties [as to learning],'
v. 316;
'Their learning is like bread in a besieged town; every man gets
a little, but no man gets a full meal,' ii. 363.

LEGS. 'Sir, it is no matter what you teach them first, any more than
what leg you shall put into your breeches first,' i. 452;
'A man who loves to fold his legs and have out his talk,' iii. 230;
'His two legs brought him to that,' v. 397.

LEISURE. 'If you are sick, you are sick of leisure,' iv. 352.

LEVELLERS. 'Your levellers wish to level _down_ as far as themselves;
but they cannot bear levelling _up_ to themselves,' i. 448.

LEXICOGRAPHER. 'These were the dreams of a poet doomed at last
to wake a lexicographer,' v. 47, n. 2.

LIAR. 'The greatest liar tells more truth than falsehood,' iii. 236.

LIBEL. 'Boswell's _Life of Johnson_ is a new kind of libel'
(Dr. Blagden), iv. 30, n. 2.

_Liber. 'Liber ut esse velim,_' &c., i. 83, n. 3.

LIBERTY. 'All _boys_ love liberty,' iii. 383;
'I am at liberty to walk into the Thames,' iii. 287;
'Liberty is as ridiculous in his mouth as religion in mine' (Wilkes),
iii. 224;
'No man was at liberty not to have candles in his windows,' iii. 383;
'People confound liberty of thinking with liberty of talking,' ii. 249.

LIBRARIES, 'A robust genius born to grapple with whole libraries'
(Dr. Boswell), iii. 7.

LIE. 'Do the devils lie? No; for then Hell could not subsist'
(attributed to Sir Thomas Browne), iii. 293;
'He carries out one lie; we know not how many he brings
back,' iv. 320;
'If I accustom a servant to tell a lie for _me_, have I not reason
to apprehend that he will tell many lies for himself?' i. 436;
'Sir, If you don't lie, you are a rascal' (Colman), iv. 10;
'It is only a wandering lie,' iv. 49, n. 3;
'It requires no extraordinary talents to lie and deceive,' v. 217;
'Never lie in your prayers' (Jeremy Taylor), iv. 295.

LIED. 'Why, Sir, I do not know that Campbell ever lied with pen
and ink,' iii. 244.

LIES. 'Campbell will lie, but he never lies on paper,' i. 417, n. 5;
'Knowing as you do the disposition of your countrymen to tell
lies in favour of each other,' ii. 296;
'He lies and he knows he lies,' iv. 49;
'The man who says so lies,' iv. 273;
'There are inexcusable lies and consecrated lies,' i. 355.

LIFE. 'A great city is the school for studying life,' iii. 253;
'His life was marred by drink and insolence,' iv. 161, n. 4;
'It is driving on the system of life,' iv. 112;
'Life stands suspended and motionless,' iii. 419;
'The tide of life has driven us different ways,' iii. 22.

LIGHTS. 'Let us have some more of your northern lights; these are
mere farthing candles,' v. 57, n. 3.

LIMBS. 'The limbs will quiver and move when the soul is gone,' iii.
38, n. 6.

LINK. 'Nay. Sir, don't you perceive that _one_ link cannot clank,'
iv. 317.

LITTLE. 'It must be born with a man to be contented to take up
with little things,' iii. 241.

LOCALLY. 'He is only locally at rest,' iii. 241.

LONDON. 'A London morning does not go with the sun,' iv. 72;
'When a man is tired of London he is tired of life,' iii. 178.

LORD. 'His parts, Sir, are pretty well for a Lord,' iii. 35;
'Great lords and great ladies don't love to have their mouths
stopped,' iv. 116;
'A wit among Lords': See below, WITS.

LOUSE. See above, FLEA.

LOVE. 'It is commonly a weak man who marries for love,' iii. 3;
'Sir, I love Robertson, and I won't talk of his book,' ii. 53;
'You all pretend to love me, but you do not love me so well as
I myself do,' iv. 399, n. 6.

LUXURY. 'No nation was ever hurt by luxury,' ii. 218.

LYING. 'By his lying we lose not only our reverence for him, but
all comfort in his conversation,' iv. 178.


MACHINE. 'If a man would rather be the machine I cannot argue with
him,' v. 117.

MADE DISH. 'As for Maclaurin's imitation of a made dish, it was
a wretched attempt,' i. 469.

MADHOUSES. 'If you should search all the madhouses in England, you
would not find ten men who would write so, and think it sense,' iv.

MADNESS. 'With some people gloomy penitence is only madness
turned upside down,' iii. 27.

MANKIND. 'As I know more of mankind I expect less of them,' iv. 239.

MANY. 'Yes, Sir, many men, many women, and many children,' i. 396.

MARKET. 'A horse that is brought to market may not be bought,
though he is a very good horse,' iv. 172;
'Let her carry her praise to a better market,' iii. 293.

MARTYRDOM. 'Martyrdom is the test,' iv. 12.

MAST. 'A man had better work his way before the mast than read
them through,' iv. 308.

MEAL. 'He takes more corn than he can make into meal,' iv. 98.

MEANLY. 'Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a
soldier, or not having been at sea,' iii. 265.

MEMORY. 'The true art of memory is the art of attention,' iv. 126,
n. 6.

MEN. 'Johnson was willing to take men as they are' (Boswell), iii. 282.

MERCHANT. 'An English Merchant is a new species of gentleman,' i.
491, n. 3.

MERIT. 'Like all other men who have great friends, you begin to
feel the pangs of neglected merit,' iv. 248.

MERRIMENT. 'It would be as wild in him to come into company without
merriment, as for a highwayman to take the road without his
pistols,' iii. 389.

MIGHTY. 'There is nothing in this mighty misfortune,' i. 422.

MILK. 'They are gone to milk the bull,' i. 444.

MILLIONS. 'The interest of millions must ever prevail over that of
thousands,' ii. 127.

MIND. 'A man loves to review his own mind,' iii. 228;
'Get as much force of mind as you can,' iv. 226;
'He fairly puts his mind to yours,' iv. 179;
'The true, strong, and sound mind is the mind that can embrace
equally great things and small,' iii. 334;
'They had mingled minds,' iv. 308;
'To have the management of the mind is a great art,' ii. 440.

MISER. 'He has not learnt to be a miser,' v. 316.

MISERY. 'It would be misery to no purpose,' ii. 94;
'Where there is nothing but pure misery, there never is any recourse
to the mention of it,' iv. 31.

MISFORTUNES. 'If a man _talks_ of his misfortunes, there is something
in them that is not disagreeable to him,' iv. 31.

MISS. 'Very well for a young Miss's verses,' iii. 319.

MONARCHY. 'You are for making a monarchy of what should be a
a republic' (Goldsmith), ii. 257.

MONEY. 'Getting money is not all a man's business,' iii. 182;
'No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money,' iii. 19;
'_Perhaps_ the money might be _found_, and he was _sure_ that
his wife was _gone_,' iv. 319;
'There are few ways in which a man can be more innocently employed
than in getting money,' ii. 323;
'You must compute what you give for money,' iii. 400.

MONUMENT, 'Like the Monument,' i. 199.

MOUTH. 'He could not mouth and strut as he used to do, after having
been in the pillory,' iii. 315.

MOVE. 'When I am to move, there is no matter which leg I move first,'
ii. 230.

MUDDY. 'He is a very pious man, but he is always muddy,' ii. 460.

MURDER. 'He practised medicine by chance, and grew wise only by
murder,' v. 93, n. 4.


NAMES. 'I do not know which of them calls names best,' ii. 37;
'The names carry the poet, not the poet the names,' iii. 318.

NAP. 'I never take a nap after dinner, but when I have had a
bad night, and then the nap takes me,' ii. 407.

NARROWNESS. 'Occasionally troubled with a fit of narrowness'
(Boswell), iv. 191.

NATION. 'The true state of every nation is the state of common life,'
v. 109, n. 6.

NATIONAL. 'National faith is not yet sunk so low,' iv. 21.

NATIVE PLACE. 'Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable
in his native place,' ii. 141.

NATURE. 'All the rougher powers of nature except thunder were in
motion,' iii. 455;
'You are so grossly ignorant of human nature as not to know that
a man may be very sincere in good principles without having good
practice,' v. 359;
'Nature will rise up, and, claiming her original rights, overturn
a corrupt political system,' i. 424.

NECESSITY. 'As to the doctrine of necessity, no man believes it,'
iv. 329.

NECK. 'He gart Kings ken that they had a _lith_ in their neck'
(Lord Auchinleck), v. 382, n. 2;
'On a thirtieth of January every King in Europe would rise with a
crick in his neck' (Quin), v. 382, n. 2;
'If you have so many things that will break, you had better
break your neck at once, and there's an end on't,' iii. 153.

NEGATIVE. 'She was as bad as negative badness could be,' v. 231.

NEVER. 'Never try to have a thing merely to show that you cannot
have it,' iv. 205.

NEW. 'I found that generally what was new was false' (Goldsmith),
iii. 376.

NEWSPAPERS. 'They have a trick of putting everything into the
newspapers,' iii. 330.

NICHOLSON. 'My name might originally have been Nicholson,' i. 439.


No. 'No tenth transmitter of a foolish face' (Savage), i. 166.

NON-ENTITY. 'A man degrading himself to a non-entity,' v. 277.

NONSENSE. 'A man who talks nonsense so well must know that he
is talking nonsense,' ii. 74;
'Nonsense can be defended but by nonsense,' ii. 78.

NOSE. 'He may then go and take the King of Prussia by the nose,
at the head of his army,' ii. 229.

NOTHING. 'Rather to do nothing than to do good is the lowest state
of a degraded mind,' iv. 352;
'Sir Thomas civil, his lady nothing,' v. 449.

NOVELTIES. 'This is a day of novelties,' v. 120.

NURSE. 'There is nothing against which an old man should be so
much upon his guard as putting himself to nurse,' ii. 474.


OBJECT. 'Nay, Sir, if you are born to object I have done with you,' v.

OBJECTIONS. 'So many objections might be made to everything, that
nothing could overcome them but the necessity of doing something,'
ii. 128;
'There is no end of objections,' iii. 26.

OBLIVION. 'That was a morbid oblivion,' v. 68.

ODD. 'Nothing odd will do long,' ii. 449.

ON'T. 'I'll have no more on't,' iv. 300.

OPPRESSION. 'Unnecessarily to obtrude unpleasing ideas is a species
of oppression,' v. 82, n. 2.

ORCHARD. 'If I come to an orchard,' &c., ii. 96.

OUT. 'A man does not love to go to a place from whence he comes
out exactly as he went in,' iv. 90.

OUTLAW. 'Sir, he leads the life of an outlaw,' ii. 375.

OUT-VOTE. 'Though we cannot out-vote them we will out-argue them,'
iii. 234.

OVERFLOWED. 'The conversation overflowed and drowned him,' ii. 122.

OWL. 'Placing a timid boy at a public school is forcing an owl
upon day,' iv. 312.


PACKHORSE. 'A carrier who has driven a packhorse,' &c., v. 395.

PACKTHREAD. 'When I take up the end of a web, and find it packthread,
I do not expect, by looking further, to find embroidery,' ii. 88.

PACTOLUS. 'Sir, had you been dipt in Pactolus, I should not have
noticed you,' iv. 320.

PAIN. 'He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being
a man,' ii. 435, n. 7.

PAINTED. 'Hailes's _Annals of Scotland_ have not that painted form
which is the taste of this age,' iii. 58.

PAINTING. 'Painting, Sir, can illustrate, but cannot inform,' iv. 321.

PALACES. 'We are not to blow up half a dozen palaces because one
cottage is burning,' ii. 90.

PAMPER. 'No, no, Sir; we must not _pamper_ them,' iv. 133.

PANT. 'Prosaical rogues! next time I write, I'll make both time and
space pant,' iv. 25.

PARADOX. 'No, Sir, you are not to talk such paradox,' ii. 73.

PARCEL. 'We are not here to sell a parcel of boilers and vats, but
the potentiality of growing rich beyond the dreams of avarice'
(Lord Lucan's anecdote of Johnson), iv. 87.

PARENTS. 'Parents not in any other respect to be numbered with robbers
and assassins,' &c., iii. 377, n. 3.


PARSIMONY. 'He has the crime of prodigality and the wretchedness
of parsimony,' iii. 317.

PARSONS. 'This merriment of parsons is mighty offensive,' iv. 76.

PATRIOTISM. 'Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,' ii. 348.

PATRIOTS. 'Patriots spring up like mushrooms' (Sir R. Walpole), iv.
87, n. 2;
'Don't let them be patriots,' iv. 87.

PATRON. 'The Patron and the jail,' i. 264.

PECCANT. 'Be sure that the steam be directed to thy _head,_ for
_that_ is the _peccant_ part,' ii. 100.

PEGGY. 'I cannot be worse, and so I'll e'en take Peggy,' ii. 101.

PELTING. 'No, Sir, if they had wit they should have kept pelting me
with pamphlets,' ii. 308.

PEN. 'No man was more foolish when he had not a pen in his hand,
or more wise when he had,' iv. 29.

PEOPLE. 'The lairds, instead of improving their country, diminished
their people,' v. 300.

Per. _'Per mantes notos et flumina nota,'_ i. 49, n. 4; v. 456, n. 1.

PERFECT. 'Endeavour to be as perfect as you can in every respect,'
iv. 338.

PERISH. 'Let the authority of the English government perish rather
than be maintained by iniquity,' ii. 121.

PETTY. 'These are the petty criticisms of petty wits,' i. 498.

PHILOSOPHER. 'I have tried in my time to be a philosopher; but I
don't know how, cheerfulness was always breaking in' (O. Edwards),
iii. 305.

PHILOSOPHICAL. 'We may suppose a philosophical day-labourer,....
but we find no such philosophical day-labourer,' v. 328.

_Philosophus. 'Magis philosophus quam Christianus,'_ ii. 127.

PHILOSOPHY. 'It seems to be part of the despicable philosophy of the
time to despise monuments of sacred magnificence,' v. 114, n. 1.

PICTURE. 'Sir, among the anfractuosities of the human mind I know
not if it may not be one, that there is a superstitious reluctance
to sit for a picture,' iv. 4.

PIETY. 'A wicked fellow is the most pious when he takes to it. He'll
beat you all at piety,' iv. 289.

PIG. 'Pig has, it seems, not been wanting to man, but man to pig,'
iv. 373;
'It is said the only way to make a pig go forward is to pull him
back by the tail,' v. 355.

PILLOW. 'That will do--all that a pillow can do,' iv. 411.

PISTOL. 'When his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the
butt end of it' (Colley Cibber) ii. 100.

PITY. 'We should knock him down first, and pity him afterwards,'
iii. 11.

PLAYER. 'A player--a showman--a fellow who exhibits himself for a
shilling,' ii. 234.

PLEASANT. 'Live pleasant' (Burke), i. 344.

PLEASE. 'It is very difficult to please a man against his will,' iii. 69.

PLEASED. 'To make a man pleased with himself, let me tell you, is
doing a very great thing,' iii. 328.

PLEASING. 'We all live upon the hope of pleasing somebody,' ii. 22.

PLEASURE. 'Every pleasure is of itself a good,' iii. 327;
'Pleasure is too weak for them and they seek for pain,' iii. 176;
'When one doubts as to pleasure, we know what will be the conclusion,'
iii. 250;
'When pleasure can be had it is fit to catch it,' iii. 131.

_Plenum._ 'There are objections against a _plenum_ and objections
against a _vacuum_; yet one of them must certainly be true,' i. 444.

PLUME. 'This, Sir, is a new plume to him,' ii. 210.

POCKET. 'I should as soon have thought of picking a pocket,' v. 145.

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