Later Johnson

"He that in the latter part of his life too strictly inquires what he has done, can very seldom receive from his own heart such an account as will give him satisfaction."

The Idler, No. 88

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Photograph Samuel Johnson. Letter to James Macpherson. January 20, 1775.

Samuel Johnson. Proposals for Printing a New Edition of the Plays of William Shakespear. London: E. Cave, 1745. Photograph
Photograph Samuel Johnson. Proposals for Printing, by Subscription, the Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare. London: J. and R. Tonson, 1756. William Shakespeare. The Plays... to Which Are Added, Notes by Sam. Johnson. London: J. and R. Tonson, 1765.

Photograph Samuel Johnson. Proof Sheet from Taxation No Tyranny. 1775.

James Boswell. Note on Provenance. 1778. Manuscript.

Photograph Samuel Johnson. Political Tracts. London: Strahan & Cadell, 1776. Samuel Johnson. Rowe. 1781. Manuscript.

Photograph Samuel Johnson. Proofs for the life of Pope from Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets 1781. Samuel Johnson. Diary, 1765-1784. Manuscript.

Photograph Receipt for pension. December 13, 1784. Printed form with manuscript additions. Invitation to Johnson's Funeral. December 18, 1784. Manuscript.

Photograph Samuel Johnson. Translation of Horace, Book IV, Ode 7. 1784. Manuscript.