Sayings of Johnson


(from Boswell Vol. 6, 1887 edition)

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.
Accommodé. ‘J’ai accommodé un dîner 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.

Dr. Johnson used to condemn me for putting Newbery’s books into children’s hands. “Babies do not want,” said he, “to hear about babies; they like to be told of giants and castles, and of somewhat which can stretch and stimulate their little minds.” When I would urge the numerous editions of Tommy Prudent or Goody Two Shoes; “Remember always,” said he, “that the parents buy the books, and that the children never read them. – Mrs Thrale, Anecdotes, p16

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.

It is well known that there was formerly a rude custom for those who were sailing upon the Thames, to accost each other as they passed, in the most abusive language they could invent, generally, however, with as much satirical humour as they were capable of producing. …Johnson was once eminently successful in this species of contest; a fellow having attacked him with some coarse raillery, Johnson answered him thus, “Sir, your wife, under pretence of keeping a bawdy-house, is a receiver of stolen goods.”

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 he 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. 439.
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.
Crédulité. ‘La Crédulité des incrédules’ (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.
Étudiez. ‘Ah, Monsieur, vous étudiez 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 £100,000 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. 197;
++‘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. 387.
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. 350.
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 i>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. 177;
++‘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 mécontens 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. 170.
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 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. 151.
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.
POETRY. ‘I could as easily apply to law as to tragic poetry,’ v. 35;
++‘There is here a great deal of what is called poetry,’ iii. 374.
POINT. ‘Whenever I write anything the public make a point to know nothing about it’ (Goldsmith), iii. 252.
POLES. ‘If all this had happened to me, I should have had a couple of fellows with long poles walking before me, to knock down everybody that stood in the way,’ iii. 264.
POLITENESS. ‘Politeness is fictitious benevolence,’ v. 82.
POOR. ‘A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization,’ ii. 130;
++‘Resolve never to be poor,’ iv. 163.
PORT. ‘It is rowing without a port,’ iii. 255.
POST. ‘Sir, I found I must have gilded a rotten post,’ i. 266, n. 1.
POSTS. ‘If you have the best posts we will have you tied to them and whipped,’ v. 292.
POUND. ‘Pound St. Paul’s Church into atoms and consider any single atom; it is to be sure good for nothing; but put all these atoms together, and you have St. Paul’s Church,’ i. 440.
POVERTY. ‘When I was running about this town a very poor fellow, I was a great arguer for the advantages of poverty,’ i. 441.
POWER. ‘I sell here, Sir, what all the world desires to have–Power’ (Boulton), ii. 459.
PRACTICE. ‘He does not wear out his principles in practice’ (Beauclerk), iii. 282.
PRAISE. ‘All censure of a man’s self is oblique praise,’ iii. 323;
++‘I know nobody who blasts by praise as you do,’ iv. 8l;
++‘Praise and money, the two powerful corrupters of mankind,’ iv. 242;
++‘There is no sport in mere praise, when people are all of a mind,’ v. 273.
PRAISES. ‘He who praises everybody praises nobody,’ iii. 225, n. 3.
PRANCE. ‘Sir, if a man has a mind to prance he must study at Christ Church and All Souls,’ ii. 67, n. 2.
PRE-EMINENCE. ‘Painful pre-eminence’ (Addison), iii. 82, n. 2.
PREJUDICE. ‘He set out with a prejudice against prejudices,’ ii. 51.
PRESENCE. ‘Never speak of a man in his own presence. It is always indelicate, and may be offensive,’ ii. 472;
++‘Sir, I honour Derrick for his presence of mind,’ i. 457.
PRIG. ‘Harris is a prig, and a bad prig,’ iii. 245;
++‘What! a prig, Sir?’ ‘Worse, Madam, a Whig. But he is both,’ iii. 294.
PRINCIPLES. ‘Sir, 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.
PROBABILITIES. ‘Balancing probabilities,’ iv. 12.
PROFESSION. ‘No man would be of any profession as simply opposed to not being of it,’ ii. 128.
PROPAGATE. ‘I would advise no man to marry, Sir, who is not likely to propagate understanding,’ ii. 109, n. 2.
PROPORTION. ‘It is difficult to settle the proportion of iniquity between them,’ ii. 12.
PROSPECTS. ‘Norway, too, has noble wild prospects,’ i. 425.
PROSPERITY. ‘Sir, you see in him vulgar prosperity,’ iii. 410.
PROVE. ‘How will you prove that, Sir?’ i. 410, n. 2.
PROVERB. ‘A man should take care not to be made a proverb,’ iii. 57.
PRY. ‘He may still see, though he may not pry,’ iii. 61.
PUBLIC. ‘Sir, he is one of the many who have made themselves public without making themselves known,’ i. 498.
PUDDING. ‘Yet if he should be hanged, none of them will eat a slice of plum-pudding the less,’ ii. 94.
Puérilités. ‘Il y a beaucoup de puérilités dans la guerre,’ iii. 355.
PURPOSES. ‘The mind is enlarged and elevated by mere purposes,’ iv. 396, n. 4.
PUTRESCENCE. ‘You would not have me for fear of pain perish in putrescence,’ iv. 240, n. 1.

Quare. ‘A writ of quare adhaesit pavimento‘ (wags of the Northern Circuit), iii. 261, n. 2.
QUARREL. ‘Perhaps the less we quarrel, the more we hate,’ iii. 417, n. 5.
QUARRELS. ‘Men will be sometimes surprised into quarrels,’ iii. 277, n. 2.
QUESTIONING. ‘Questioning is not the mode of conversation among gentlemen,’ ii. 472.
QUIET. ‘Your primary consideration is your own quiet,’ iii. 11.
QUIVER. ‘The limbs will quiver and move when the soul is gone,’ iii. 38, n. 6.

RAGE. ‘He has a rage for saying something where there is nothing to be said,’ i. 329.
RAGS. ‘Rags, Sir, will always make their appearance where they have a right to do it,’ iv. 312.
RAINED. ‘If it rained knowledge I’d hold out my hand,’ iii. 344.
RASCAL. ‘I’d throw such a rascal into the river,’ i. 469;
++‘With a little more spoiling you will, I think, make me a complete rascal,’ iii. 1;
++‘Don’t be afraid, Sir, you will soon make a very pretty rascal,’ iv. 200;
++‘Every man of any education would rather be called a rascal than accused of deficiency in the graces,’ iii. 54.
RASCALS. ‘Sir, there are rascals in all countries,’ iii. 326.
RATIONALITY. ‘An obstinate rationality prevents me,’ iv. 289.
RATTLE. ‘The lad does not care for the child’s rattle,’ ii. 14.
READ. ‘We must read what the world reads at the moment,’ iii. 332.
REAR. ‘Sir, I can make him rear,’ iv. 28.
REASON. ‘You may have a reason why two and two should make five, but they will still make but four,’ iii. 375.
REBELLION. ‘All rebellion is natural to man,’ v. 394.
RECIPROCATE. ‘Madam, let us reciprocate,’ iii. 408.
RECONCILED. ‘Beware of a reconciled enemy’ (Italian proverb), iii. 108.
REDDENING. ‘It is better she should be reddening her own cheeks than blackening other people’s characters,’ iii. 46.
REFORM. ‘It is difficult to reform a household gradually,’ iii. 362.
RELIGION. ‘I am no friend to making religion appear too hard,’ v. 316;
++‘Religion scorns a foe like thee’ (Epigram), iv. 288.
RENT. ‘Amendments are seldom made without some token of a rent,’ iv. 38.
REPAID. ‘Boswell, lend me sixpence–not to be repaid,’ iv. 191.
REPAIRS. ‘There is a time of life, Sir, when a man requires the repairs of a table,’ i. 470, n. 2.
REPEATING. ‘I know nothing more offensive than repeating what one knows to be foolish things, by way of continuing a dispute, to see what a man will answer,’ iii. 350.
REPUTATION. ‘Jonas acquired some reputation by travelling abroad, but lost it all by travelling at home,’ ii. 122.
RESENTMENT. ‘Resentment gratifies him who intended an injury,’ iv. 367.
RESPECTED. ‘Sir, I never before knew how much I was respected by these gentlemen; they told me none of these things,’ iii. 8.
REVIEWERS. ‘Set Reviewers at defiance,’ v. 274;
++‘The Reviewers will make him hang himself,’ iii. 313.
RICH. ‘It is better to live rich than to die rich,’ iii. 304.
RIDICULE. ‘Ridicule has gone down before him,’ i. 394;
++‘Ridicule is not your talent,’ iv. 335.
RIGHT. ‘Because a man cannot be right in all things, is he to be right in nothing?’ iii. 410;
++‘It seems strange that a man should see so far to the right who sees so short a way to the left,’ iv. 19.
RISING. ‘I am glad to find that the man is rising in the world,’ ii. 155, n. 2.
ROCK. ‘It is like throwing peas against a rock,’ v. 30;
++‘Madam, were they in Asia I would not leave the rock,’ v. 223.
ROCKS. ‘If anything rocks at all, they say it rocks like a cradle,’ iii. 136.
ROPE-DANCING. ‘Let him take a course of chemistry, or a course of rope-dancing,’ ii. 440.
ROTTEN. ‘Depend upon it, Sir, he who does what he is afraid should be known has something rotten about him,’ ii. 210;
++‘Then your rotten sheep are mine,’ v. 50.
ROUND. ‘Round numbers are always false,’ iii. 226, n. 4.
RUFFIAN. ‘I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian,’ ii. 298.
RUFFLE. ‘If a mere wish could attain it, a man would rather wish to be able to hem a ruffle,’ ii. 357.
RUFFLES. ‘Ancient ruffles and modern principles do not agree,’ iv. 81.
RUINING. ‘He is ruining himself without pleasure,’ iii. 348.
RUNTS. ‘Mr. Johnson would learn to talk of runts’ (Mrs. Salusbury),
iii. 337.

SAILOR. ‘No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a gaol,’ v. 137.
SAT. ‘Yes, Sir, if he sat next you,’ ii. 193.
SAVAGE. ‘You talk the language of a savage,’ ii. 130.
SAVAGES. ‘One set of savages is like another,’ iv. 308.
SAY. ‘The man is always willing to say what he has to say,’ iii. 307.
SCARLET BREECHES. ‘It has been a fashion to wear scarlet breeches; these men would tell you that, according to causes and effects, no other wear could at that time have been chosen,’ iv. 189.
SCHEME. ‘Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment,’ i. 331, n. 5.
SCHEMES. ‘It sometimes happens that men entangle themselves in their own schemes,’ iii. 386;
++‘Most schemes of political improvement are very laughable things,’ ii. 102.
SCHOOLBOY. ‘A schoolboy’s exercise may be a pretty thing for a schoolboy, but it is no treat for a man,’ ii. 127.
SCHOOLMASTER. ‘You may as well praise a schoolmaster for whipping a boy who has construed ill,’ ii. 88.
SCOTCH. ‘I’d rather have you whistle a Scotch tune,’ iv. 111;
++‘Scotch conspiracy in national falsehood,’ ii. 297;
++‘Sir, it is not so much to be lamented that Old England is lost as that the Scotch have found it,’ iii. 78;
++‘Why, Sir, all barrenness is comparative. The Scotch would not know it to be barren,’ iii. 76.
SCOTCHMAN. ‘Come, gentlemen, let us candidly admit that there is one Scotchman who is cheerful,’ iii. 387;
++‘Come, let me know what it is that makes a Scotchman happy,’ v. 346;
++‘He left half a crown to a beggarly Scotchman to draw the trigger after his death,’ i. 268;
++‘Much may be made of a Scotchman, if he be caught young,’ ii. 194;
++‘One Scotchman is as good as another,’ iv. 101;
++‘The noblest prospect which a Scotchman ever sees is the high road that leads him to England,’ i. 425; v. 387;
++‘Though the dog is a Scotchman and a Presbyterian, and everything he should not be,’ &c., iv. 98;
++‘Why, Sir, I should not have said of Buchanan, had he been an Englishman, what I will now say of him as a Scotchman, –that he was the only man of genius his country ever produced,’ iv. 185;
++‘You would not have been so valuable as you are had you not been a Scotchman,’ iii. 347.
SCOTCHMEN. ‘Droves of Scotchmen would come up and attest anything for the honour of Scotland,’ ii. 311;
++‘I shall suppose Scotchmen made necessarily, and Englishmen by choice,’ v. 48;
++‘It was remarked of Mallet that he was the only Scot whom Scotchmen did not commend,’ ii. 159, n. 3;
++‘We have an inundation of Scotchmen’ (Wilkes), iv. 101.
SCOTLAND. ‘A Scotchman must be a very sturdy moralist who does not love Scotland better than truth,’ ii. 311, n. 4; v. 389, n. 1;
++‘Describe the inn, Sir? Why, it was so bad that Boswell wished to be in Scotland,’ iii. 51;
++‘If one man in Scotland gets possession of two thousand pounds, what remains for all the rest of the nation?’ iv. 101;
++‘Oats. A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people,’ i. 294, n. 8;
++‘Seeing Scotland, Madam, is only seeing a worse England,’ iii. 248;
++‘Sir, you have desert enough in Scotland,’ ii. 75;
++‘Things which grow wild here must be cultivated with great care in Scotland. Pray, now, are you ever able to bring the sloe to perfection?’ ii. 77;
++‘Why so is Scotland your native place,’ ii. 52.
SCOUNDREL. ‘Fludyer turned out a scoundrel, a Whig,’ ii. 444;
++‘I told her she was a scoundrel’ (a carpenter), ii. 456, n. 3;
++‘Ready to become a scoundrel, Madam,’ iii. 1;
++‘Sir, he was a scoundrel and coward,’ i. 268.
SCREEN. ‘He stood as a screen between me and death’ (Swift), iii. 441, n. 3.
SCRIBBLING. ‘The worst way of being intimate is by scribbling,’ v. 93.
SCRUPLES. ‘Whoever loads life with unnecessary scruples,’ &c., ii. 72, n. 1.
SEE. ‘Let us endeavour to see things as they are,’ i. 339.
Semel Baro semper Baro (Boswell), i. 492, n. 1.
SEND. ‘Nay, Sir; we’ll send you to him,’ iii. 315.
SENSATION. ‘Sensation is sensation,’ v. 95.
SENSE. ‘He grasps more sense than he can hold,’ iv. 98:
++‘Nay, Sir, it was not the wine that made your head ache, but the sense that I put into it,’ iii. 381.
SERENITY. ‘The serenity that is not felt it can be no virtue to feign,’ iv. 395.
SEVERITY. ‘Severity is not the way to govern either boys or men’ (Lord Mansfield), ii. 186.
SHADOWY. ‘Why, Sir, something of a shadowy being,’ ii. 178.
SHALLOWS. ‘All shallows are clear,’ v. 44, n. 3.
SHERRY. ‘Why, Sir, Sherry is dull, naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an excess of stupidity, Sir, is not in Nature,’ i. 453.
SHIFT. ‘As long as you have the use of your tongue and your pen, never, Sir, be reduced to that shift,’ iv. 190, n. 2.
SHINE. ‘You shine, indeed, but it is by being ground,’ iii. 386.
SHIP. Being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned,’ i. 348; v. 137;
++‘It is getting on horseback in a ship’ (Hierocles), v. 308.
SHIRT. ‘It is like a shirt made for a man when he was a child and enlarged always as he grows older,’ v. 217.
SHIVER. ‘Why do you shiver?’ i. 462.
SHOE. ‘Had the girl in The Mourning Bride said she could not cast her shoe to the top of one of the pillars in the temple, it would not have aided the idea, but weakened it,’ ii. 87.
SHOEMAKER. ‘As I take my shoes from the shoemaker and my coat from the tailor, so I take my religion from the priest’ (Goldsmith), ii. 214.
SHOES. ‘Mankind could do better without your books than without my shoes,’ i. 448.
SHOOT. ‘You do not see one man shoot a great deal higher than another,’ ii. 450;
++‘You have set him that I might shoot him, but I have not shot him,’ iv. 83.
SHOOTERS. ‘Where there are many shooters, some will hit,’ iii. 254.
SHORT-HAND. ‘A long head is as good as short-hand’ (Mrs. Thrale), iv. 166.
SHOT. ‘He is afraid of being shot getting into a house, or hanged when he has got out of it,’ iv. 127.
SICK. ‘Sir, you have but two topics, yourself and me, I am sick of both,’ iii. 57;
++‘To a sick man what is the public?’ iv. 260, n. 2.
SIEVE. ‘Sir, that is the blundering economy of a narrow understanding. It is stopping one hole in a sieve,’ iii. 300.
SINNING. ‘The gust of eating pork with the pleasure of sinning’ (Dr. Barrowby), iv. 292.
SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. ‘Let’s go into the slaughter-house again, Lanky. But I am afraid there is more blood than brains,’ iv. 20.
SLIGHT. ‘If it is a slight man and a slight thing you may [laugh at a man to his face], for you take nothing valuable from him,’ iii. 338.
SLUT. ‘She was generally slut and drunkard, occasionally whore and thief,’ iv. 103.
SMALL. ‘Small certainties are the bane of men of talents’ (Strahan), ii. 323.
SMILE. ‘Let me smile with the wise, and feed with the rich,’ ii. 79.
SOBER. ‘I would not keep company with a fellow who lies as long as he is sober, and whom you must make drunk before you can get a word of truth out of him,’ ii. 188.
SOCIETY. ‘He puts something into our society and takes nothing out of it,’ v. 178.
SOCKET. ‘The blaze of reputation cannot be blown out, but it often dies in the socket,’ iii. 423.
SOFT. ‘Sir, it is such a recommendation as if I should throw you out of a two pair of stairs window, and recommend to you to fall soft,’ iv. 323.
SOLDIERS. ‘Soldiers die scattering bullets,’ v. 240.
SOLEMNITY. ‘There must be a kind of solemnity in the manner of a professional man,’ iv. 310.
SOLITARY. ‘Be not solitary, be not idle’ (Burton), iii. 415.
SOLITUDE. ‘This full-peopled world is a dismal solitude,’ iv. 147, n. 2.
SORROW. ‘There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow,’ iii. 137, n. 1.
SORRY. ‘Sir, he said all that a man should say; he said he was sorry for it,’ ii. 436.
SPARROWS. ‘You may take a field piece to shoot sparrows, but all the sparrows you can bring home will not be worth the charge,’ v. 261.
Spartam. ‘Spartam quam nactus es orna,’ iv. 379.
SPEAK. ‘A man cannot with propriety speak of himself, except he relates simple facts,’ iii. 323.
SPEND. ‘He has neither spirit to spend nor resolution to spare,’ iii. 317.
SPENDS. ‘A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man,’ iii. 322.
SPIRITUAL COURT. ‘Sir, I can put her into the Spiritual Court,’ i. 101.
SPLENDOUR. ‘Let us breakfast in splendour,’ iii. 400.
SPOILED. ‘Like sour small beer, she could never have been a good thing, and even that bad thing is spoiled,’ v. 449, n. 1.
SPOONS. ‘If he does really think that there is no distinction between virtue and vice, why, Sir, when he leaves our houses let us count our spoons,’ i. 432.
STAMP. ‘I was resolved not to give you the advantage even of a stamp in the argument’ (Parr), iv. 15, n. 5.
STAND. ‘They resolved they would stand by their country,’ i. 164.
STATELY. ‘That will not be the case [i.e. you will not be imposed on] if you go to a stately shop, as I always do,’ iv. 319.
STOCKS. ‘A man who preaches in the stocks will always have hearers enough,’ ii. 251;
++‘Stocks for the men, a ducking-stool for women, and a pound for beasts,’ iii. 287.
STONE. ‘Chinese is only more difficult from its rudeness; as there is more labour in hewing down a tree with a stone than with an axe,’ iii. 339.
STONES. ‘I don’t care how often or how high he tosses me when only friends are present, for then I fall upon soft ground; but I do not like falling on stones, which is the case when enemies are present’ (Boswell), iii. 338;
++‘The boys would throw stones at him,’ ii. 193.
STORY. ‘If you were to read Richardson for the story your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself,’ ii. 175.
STORY-TELLER. ‘I told the circumstance first for my own amusement, but I will not be dragged in as story-teller to a company,’ iv. 192, n. 2.
STRAIGHT. ‘He has a great deal of learning; but it never lies straight,’ iv. 225.
STRANGE. ‘I’m never strange in a strange place’ (Journey to London), iv. 284.
STRATAGEM. ‘This comes of stratagem,’ iii. 275.
STRAW. ‘The first man who balanced a straw upon his nose… deserved the applause of mankind,’ iii. 231.
STRETCH. ‘Babies like to be told of giants and castles, and of somewhat which can stretch and stimulate their little minds,’ iv. 8, n. 3.
STRIKE. ‘A man cannot strike till he has his weapons,’ iii. 316.
STUFF. ‘It is sad stuff; it is brutish,’ ii. 228;
++‘This now is such stuff as I used to talk to my mother, when I first began to think myself a clever fellow, and she ought to have whipped me for it,’ ii. 14.
STUNNED. ‘We are not to be stunned and astonished by him,’ iv. 83.
STYE. ‘Sir, he brings himself to the state of a hog in a stye,’ iii. 152.
STYLE. ‘Nothing is more easy than to write enough in that style if once you begin,’ v. 388.
SUCCEED. ‘He is only fit to succeed himself,’ ii. 132.
SUCCESSFUL. ‘Man commonly cannot be successful in different ways,’ iv. 83.
SUICIDE. ‘Sir, It would be a civil suicide,’ iv. 223.
SULLEN. ‘Harris is a sound sullen scholar,’ iii. 245.
SUNSHINE. ‘Dr. Mead lived more in the broad sunshine of life than almost any man,’ iii. 355.
SUPERIORITY. ‘You shall retain your superiority by my not knowing it,’ ii. 220.
SURLY. ‘Surly virtue,’ i. 130.
SUSPICION. ‘Suspicion is very often an useless pain,’ iii. 135.
SWEET. ‘It has not wit enough to keep it sweet,’ iv. 320.
SWORD. ‘It is like a man who has a sword that will not draw,’ ii. 161.
SYBIL. ‘It has all the contortions of the Sybil, without the inspiration,’ iv. 59.
SYSTEM. ‘No, Sir, let fanciful men do as they will, depend upon it, it is difficult to disturb the system of life,’ ii. 102.
SYSTEMATICALLY. ‘Kurd, Sir, is one of a set of men who account for everything systematically,’ iv. 189.

TABLE. ‘Sir, if Lord Mansfield were in a company of General Officers and Admirals who have been in service, he would shrink; he’d wish to creep under the table,’ iii. 265;
++‘As to the style, it is fit for the second table,’ iii. 31.
TAIL. ‘If any man has a tail, it is Col,’ v. 330;
++‘I will not be baited with what and why; what is this? what is that? why is a cow’s tail long? why is a fox’s tail bushy?’ iii. 268.
TAILS. ‘If they have tails they hide them,’ v. 111.
TALK. ‘Solid talk,’ v. 365:’
++There is neither meat, drink, nor talk,’ iii. 186, n. 3;
++‘Well, we had good talk,’ ii. 66;
++‘You may talk as other people do,’ iv. 221.
TALKED. ‘While they talked, you said nothing,’ v. 39.
TALKING. ‘People may come to do anything almost, by talking of it,’ v. 286.
TALKS. ‘A man who talks for fame never can be pleasing. The man who talks to unburthen his mind is the man to delight you,’ iii. 247.
TASKS. ‘Never impose tasks upon mortals,’ iii. 420.
TAVERN. ‘A tavern chair is the throne of human felicity,’ ii. 452, n. 1.
TEACH. ‘It is no matter what you teach them first, any more than what leg you shall put into your breeches first,’ i. 452.
TEA-KETTLE. ‘We must not compare the noise made by your tea-kettle here with the roaring of the ocean,’ ii. 86, n. i.
TELL. ‘It is not so; do not tell this again,’ iii. 229;
++‘Why, Sir, so am I. But I do not tell it,’ iv. 191.
TENDERNESS. ‘Want of tenderness is want of parts,’ ii. 122.
TERROR. ‘Looking back with sorrow and forward with terror,’ iv. 253, n. 4.
TESTIMONY. ‘Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow’ (Boyle), iv. 281.
Tête-à-tête. ‘You must not indulge your delicacy too much; or you will be a tête-à-tête man all your life,’ iii. 376.
THE. ‘The tender infant, meek and mild,’ ii. 212, n. 4.
THEOLOGIAN. ‘I say, Lloyd, I’m the best theologian, but you are the best Christian,’ vi. liv.
THINK. You may talk in this manner,….but don’t think foolishly,’ iv. 221;
++‘To attempt to think them down is madness,’ ii. 440.
THOUGHT. ‘Thought is better than no thought,’ iv. 309.
THOUSAND. ‘A man accustomed to throw for a thousand pounds, if set down to throw for sixpence, would not be at the pains to count his dice,’ iv. 167.
Tig. ‘There was too much Tig and Tirry in it,’ ii. 127, n. 3.
TIMBER. ‘Consider, Sir, the value of such a piece of timber here,’ v. 319.
TIME. ‘He that runs against time has an antagonist not subject to casualties,’ i. 319, n. 3.
TIMIDITY. ‘I have no great timidity in my own disposition, and am no encourager of it in others,’ iv. 200, n. 4.
TIPTOE. ‘He is tall by walking on tiptoe,’ iv. 13, n. 2.
TONGUE. ‘What have you to do with Liberty and Necessity? Or what more than to hold your tongue about it?’ iv. 71.
TORMENTOR. ‘That creature was its own tormentor, and, I believe, its name was Boswell,’ i. 470.
TORPEDO. ‘A pen is to Tom a torpedo; the touch of it benumbs his hand and his brain,’ i. 159, n. 4.
TOSSED. ‘You tossed and gored several persons’ (Boswell), ii. 66; iii. 338
TOWERING. ‘Towering in the confidence of twenty-one,’ i. 324.
TOWN. ‘The town is my element,’ iv. 358.
TOWSER. ‘As for an estate newly acquired by trade, you may give it, if you will, to the dog Towser, and let him keep his own name,’ ii. 261.
TRADE. ‘A merchant may, perhaps, be a man of an enlarged mind; but there is nothing in trade connected with an enlarged mind, v. 328;
++‘This rage of trade will destroy itself,’ v. 231.
TRADESMEN. ‘They have lost the civility of tradesmen without acquiring the manners of gentlemen,’ ii. 120.
TRAGEDY. ‘I never did the man an injury; but he would persist in reading his tragedy to me,’ iv. 244, n. 2.
TRANSLATION. ‘Sir, I do not say that it may not be made a very good translation,’ iii. 373.
TRANSMITTER. ‘No tenth transmitter of a foolish face’ (Savage), i. 166, n. 3.
TRAPS. ‘I play no tricks; I lay no traps,’ iii. 316.
TRAVELLERS. ‘Ancient travellers guessed, modern measure,’ iii. 356;
++‘There has been, of late, a strange turn in travellers to be displeased,’ iii. 236.
TRAVELLING. ‘When you set travelling against mere negation, against doing nothing, it is better to be sure,’ iii. 352.
TRICKS. ‘All tricks are either knavish or childish,’ iii. 396.
TRIM. ‘A mile may be as trim as a square yard,’ iii. 272.
TRIUMPH. ‘It was the triumph of hope over experience,’ ii. 128.
TRUTH. ‘I considered myself as entrusted with a certain portion of truth,’ iv. 65;
++‘Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every other man has a right to knock him down for it,’ iv. 12;
++‘Nobody has a right to put another under such a difficulty that he must either hurt the person by telling the truth, or hurt himself by telling what is not truth,’ iii. 320;
++‘Poisoning the sources of eternal truth,’ v. 42.
TUMBLING. ‘Sir, a man will no more carry the artifice of the Bar into the common intercourse of society, than a man who is paid for tumbling upon his hands will continue to tumble upon his hands when he should walk on his feet,’ ii. 48.
TURN. ‘He had no turn to economy’ (Langton), iii, 363, n. 2.
TURNPIKE. ‘For my own part now, I consider supper as a turnpike through which one must pass in order to get to bed’ (Boswell or Edwards), iii. 306.
TURNSPIT. ‘The fellow is as awkward as a turnspit when first put into the wheel, and as sleepy as a dormouse,’ iv. 411.
TYRANNY. ‘There is a remedy in human nature against tyranny,’ ii. 170.

UNCERTAINTY. ‘After the uncertainty of all human things at Hector’s this invitation came very well,’ ii. 456.
UNCHARITABLY. ‘Who is the worse for being talked of uncharitably? iv. 97.
UNCIVIL. ‘I did mean to be uncivil, thinking you had been uncivil,’ iii. 273;
++‘Sir, a man has no more right to say an uncivil thing than to act one,’ iv. 28.
UNDERMINED. ‘A stout healthy old man is like a tower undermined’ (Bacon), iv. 277.
UNDERSTANDING. ‘Sir, I have found you an argument, but I am not obliged to find you an understanding,’ iv. 313;
++‘When it comes to dry understanding, man has the better [of woman],’ iii. 52.
UNEASY. ‘I am angry with him who makes me uneasy,’ iii. II.
UNPLIABLE. ‘She had come late into life, and had a mighty unpliable understanding,’ v. 296.
UNSETTLE. ‘They tended to unsettle everything, and yet settled nothing,’ ii. 124.
USE. ‘Never mind the use; do it,’ ii. 92.

VACUITY. ‘I find little but dismal vacuity, neither business nor pleasure,’ iii. 380, n. 3;
++‘Madam, I do not like to come down to vacuity,’ ii. 410.
VERSE. ‘Verse sweetens toil’ (Gifford), v. 117.
VERSES. ‘They are the forcible verses of a man of a strong mind, but not accustomed to write verse,’ iv. 24.
VEX. ‘He delighted to vex them, no doubt; but he had more delight in seeing how well he could vex them,’ ii. 334;
++‘Sir, he hoped it would vex somebody,’ iv. 9;
++‘Public affairs vex no man,’ iv. 220.
VICE. ‘Thy body is all vice, and thy mind all virtue,’ i. 250;
‘Madam, you are here not for the love of virtue but the fear of vice,’ ii. 435.
VIRTUE. ‘I think there is some reason for questioning whether virtue cannot stand its ground as long as life,’ iv. 374, n. 5.
Vitam. ‘Vitam continet una dies,’ i, 84.
VIVACITY. ‘There is a courtly vivacity about the fellow,’ ii. 465;
++‘Depend upon it, Sir, vivacity is much an art, and depends greatly on habit,’ ii. 462.
Vivite. ‘Vivite laeti,’ i. 344, n. 4.
VOW. ‘The man who cannot go to heaven without a vow may go–,’ iii. 357.

WAG. ‘Every man has some time in his life an ambition to be a wag,’ iv. I, n. 2.
WAIT. ‘Sir, I can wait,’ iv. 21.
WALK. ‘Let us take a walk from Charing Cross to Whitechapel, through, I suppose, the greatest series of shops in the world,’ ii. 218.
WANT. ‘You have not mentioned the greatest of all their wants–the want of law,’ ii. 126;
++‘Have you no better manners? There is your want,’ ii. 475.
WANTS. ‘We are more uneasy from thinking of our wants than happy in thinking of our acquisitions’ (Windham), iii. 354.
WAR. ‘War and peace divide the business of the world,’ iii. 361, n. 1.
WATCH. ‘He was like a man who resolves to regulate his time by a certain watch, but will not enquire whether the watch is right or not,’ ii. 213.
WATER. ‘A man who is drowned has more water than either of us,’ v. 34;
++‘Come, Sir, drink water, and put in for a hundred,’ iii. 306;
++‘Water is the same everywhere,’ v. 54.
WAY. ‘Sir, you don’t see your way through that question,’ ii. 122.
WEAK-NERVED. ‘I know no such weak-nerved people,’ iv. 280.
WEALTH. ‘The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better,’ ii. 226.
WEAR. ‘No man’s face has had more wear and tear,’ ii. 410.
WEIGHT. ‘He runs about with little weight upon his mind,’ ii. 375.
WELL. ‘They are well when they are not ill’ (Temple), iv. 379.
WENCH. ‘Madam, she is an odious wench,’ iii. 298.
WHALES. ‘If you were to make little fishes talk, they would talk like whales’ (Goldsmith), ii. 231.
WHELP. ‘It is wonderful how the whelp has written such things,’ iii. 51.
WHIG. ‘A Whig may be a fool, a Tory must be so’ (Horace Walpole), iv. 117, n. 5;
++‘He hated a fool, and he hated a rogue, and he hated a Whig; he was a very good hater,’ i. 190, n. 2;
++‘He was a Whig who pretended to be honest,’ v. 339;
++‘I do not like much to see a Whig in any dress, but I hate to see a Whig in a parson’s gown,’ v. 255;
++‘Sir, he is a cursed Whig, a bottomless Whig, as they all are now,’ iv. 223;
++‘Sir, I perceive you are a vile Whig,’ ii. 170;
++‘The first Whig was the Devil,’ iii. 326;
++‘Though a Whig, he had humanity’ (A. Campbell), v. 357.
WHIGGISM. ‘They have met in a place where there is no room for Whiggism,’ v. 385;
++‘Whiggism was latterly no better than the politics of stock-jobbers, and the religion of infidels,’ ii. 117;
++‘Whiggism is a negation of all principle,’ i. 431.
WHINE. ‘A man knows it must be so and submits. It will do him no good to whine,’ ii. 107.
WHORE. ‘They teach the morals of a whore and the manners of a dancing-master,’ i. 266;
++‘The woman’s a whore, and there’s an end on’t,’ ii. 247.
++See SLUT.
WHY, SIR. ‘Why, Sir, as to the good or evil of card-playing–,’ iii. 23.
WIG. ‘In England any man who wears a sword and a powdered wig is ashamed to be illiterate,’ iii. 254.
WIND. ‘The noise of the wind was all its own’ (Boswell), v. 407.
WINE. ‘I now no more think of drinking wine than a horse does,’ iii. 250;
++‘It is wine only to the eye,’ iii. 381;
++‘This is one of the disadvantages of wine. It makes a man mistake words for thoughts,’ iii. 329:
++See SENSE.
WISDOM. ‘Every man is to take care of his own wisdom, and his own virtue, without minding too much what others think,’ iii. 405.
WIT. ‘His trade is wit,’ iii. 389;
++‘His trade was wisdom’ (Baretti), iii. 137, n. 1;
++‘Sir, Mrs. Montagu does not make a trade of her wit,’ iv. 275;
++‘This man, I thought, had been a Lord among wits; but I find he is only a wit among Lords,’ i. 266;
++‘Wit is generally false reasoning’ (Wycherley), iii. 23, n. 3.
WITHOUT. ‘Without ands or ifs,’ &c. (anonymous poet), v. 127.
WOMAN. ‘No woman is the worse for sense and knowledge,’ v. 226.
WOMAN’S. ‘Sir, a woman’s preaching is like a dog’s walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all,’ i. 463.
WOMEN. ‘Women have a perpetual envy of our vices,’ iv. 291.
WONDER. ‘The natural desire of man to propagate a wonder,’ iii. 229, n. 3;
++‘Sir, you may wonder, ii. 15.
WONDERS. ‘Catching greedily at wonders,’ i. 498, n. 4.
WOOL. ‘Robertson is like a man who has packed gold in wool; the wool takes up more room than the gold,’ ii. 237.
WORK. ‘How much do you think you and I could get in a week if we were to work as hard as we could?’ i. 246.
WORLD. ‘All the complaints which are made of the world are unjust,’ iv. 172;
++‘Poets who go round the world,’ v. 311;
++‘One may be so much a man of the world as to be nothing in the world,’ iii. 375;
++‘The world has always a right to be regarded, ii. 74, n. 3;
++‘This world where much is to be done, and little to be known,’ iv. 370, n. 3;
++‘That man sat down to write a book to tell the world what the world had all his life been telling him,’ ii. 126.
WORST. ‘It may be said of the worst man that he does more good than evil,’ iii. 236.
WORTH. ‘Worth seeing? Yes; but not worth going to see,’ iii. 410.
WRITE. ‘A man should begin to write soon,’ iv. 12.
WRITING. ‘I allow you may have pleasure from writing after it is over, if you have written well; but you don’t go willingly to it again,’ iv. 219.
WRITTEN. ‘I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read,’ ii. 48, n. 2;
++‘No man was ever written down but by himself (Bentley), v. 274.
WRONG. ‘It is not probable that two people can be wrong the same way,’ iv. 5.

YELPS. ‘How is it that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?’ iii. 201.
YES. ‘Do you know how to say yes or no properly?’ (Swift), iv. 295, n. 5.

ZEALOUS. ‘I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing’ (Goldsmith), iii. 376.