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Samuel Johnson: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Appendix A: Other Writing by Samuel Johnson

  1. From Father Jerome Lobo, A Voyage to Abyssinia, translated by Samuel Johnson (1735)
  2. The Vanity of Human Wishes (1749)
  3. Rambler no. 4 (1750)
  4. Rambler no. 204 (1752)
  5. Rambler no. 205 (1752)

Appendix B: Contemporary Responses to Rasselas

  1. From the Monthly Review (1759)
  2. From Sir John Hawkins, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. 2nd ed. (1787)
  3. From James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
  4. From Ellis Cornelia Knight, Dinarbas (1790)
  5. Elizabeth Pope Whately, The Second Part of the History of Rasselas (1835)

Appendix C: Orientalism in the Eighteenth Century

  1. Joseph Addison, The Spectator no. 159 (1711)
  2. From Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, The Turkish Embassy Letters (1763)

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Posted on October 29, 2015