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him, or the distresses they severally laboured under. Any other supposition would be injurious to the memory of a man, who, by his private memoranda in my possession, appears to have applied near a fourth part of his income in acts of beneficence.
The above facts are so connected with the transactions of Dr. Johnson, in the latter days of his life, that they are part of his history; and the mention of them may serve as a caveat against oftentatious bounty, favour to negroes, and testamentary dispositions in extremis.
*. It will afford some satisfaction to the compaffionate reader to know, that the means of benefiting Heeley, and fome others of Dr. Johnson's relations, whom he had either totally neglected, or Nightly noticed, have been found out, and rendered practicable by Mr. Langton. That gentleman, to whom the doctor had given bis manuscript Latin poems, having got for them of the booksellers 20 l. with that benignity which is but one of his excellent qualities, had determined to divide the same among the doctor's relations. And whereas the doctor died indebted to the estate of the late Mr. Beauclerk, in the sum of 30 1. lady Diana Beauclerk, his reli&t and executrix, upon the receipt thereof, and being informed of Mr. Langton's intention, in a spirit of true benevolence requested, that fhe might be permitted to add that sum to the former, and, accordingly, deposited it in his hands. Part of this money has been applied in relieving the wants of Heely and his wife, and the rest will be disposed of among those relations that shall appear to stand most in need of help ; and, as a farther relief to Heely, and for the benefit of the idiot-boy, measures have been taken to settle him with the parish, upon which he has a legal claim for maintenance, which having succeeded, the poor man is eased of a heavy burden, and the boy is become fure of a provision for life.
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74 Adventurer, history of that publication
254 Akenfide, Dr. Mark, anecdotes of him
242 - challenges Ballow, a lawyer
245 account of a day spent with him in the country 247 Amburst, (editor of the Craftsman) memoirs of him
157 Annet, anecdote of his inveterate hatred of the holy scriptures
567 Arches, observations on the controversy on the strength of 373 Afton, Mally, Johnson's epigram on
316 Autbors, by profession, characterized
27 - prostitution in, what
81 the various kinds of
205 Johnson's sentiments on
268 instances of generosity of booksellers to
245 Baret, John, the preface to his dictionary of four languages 172 Barker, Dr. Edmund, account of him
233 Barnard, Sir John, his elocution described Bathurst, Dr. Richard, his history
234 Beauclerk, Topham, Esq; account of him
422 Lady Diana, his relict, her benevolence to the neglected relations of Johnson
605 Bell, Mrs. Johnson's epitaph on her
472 Birch, Dr. Thomas, account of him
206 account of a perambulation by him round London
207 Blackfriars Bridge, observations on the architecture of
375 Blackmore, Sir Richard, his contempt of calumny
349 Blaney, Elizabeth, inscription to her memory, by Johnson's father
son's means, a comfortable settlement in the church
meeting with Ingulphus when a boy, and examining
culing him on the stage
dern Midnight Conversation
Fothergill, Dr. John, account of him
of Mr. Thornton