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By Norman Page

ISBN-10: 1349100366

ISBN-13: 9781349100361

ISBN-10: 1349100382

ISBN-13: 9781349100385

This chronology, like others within the sequence, offers the tale of Dr Johnson's existence in a effortlessly obtainable layout to supply student and basic reader alike with a short advisor to dates, humans and locations including supplementary indexes.

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4 They remain at MacDonald's: 'This day was little better than a blank' (Tour). 5 'A beautiful day' (Tour). According to Life, SJ composes his Latin ode on Skye ('Ponti profundis ... '). 6 They set out to explore the island, guided by Donald Macleod, and are hospitably entertained by a farmer and his wife, the M'Kinnons, in whose house they spend the night. SJ is tired and retires early; before sleeping he composes a Latin ode to Mrs Thrale ('Permeo terras ... '). 7 'A very wet stormy day' Tour).

M. m. 26 JB wakes at noon with a hangover. Wind and rain compel them to remain indoors. 27 Still in Corrichatachin. Donald Macleod (see 6 Sep) rejoins them as guide (he had left them at Dunvegan). Bad weather continues and prevents a resumption of the journey. 28 In the morning the weather is worse than ever, and SJ and JB begin to find their confinement irksome. m. m. for Ostig, where their host is Martin Macpherson, minister of Slate. 29 The day is spent at Ostig. 30 They are confined to the house by a storm, 'but we were fully compensated by Dr Johnson's conversation' (Tour).

16 Wind and rain continue. SJ walks out and sees a waterfall. 17 The weather improves, but SJ remains indoors. 18 SJ's sixty-fourth birthday: JB reminds him of it, and he is displeased when he learns that JB has mentioned it to their hosts. He is enjoying life at Dunvegan Castle so much that he is with difficulty persuaded to make plans to leave on the 20th. 19 The weather is worse than ever. SJ goes to JB's room before breakfast to read his journal, as he regularly does, and praises JB on the improvement it shows.

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