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SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.
A NEW EDITION,
IN TWELVE VOLUMES.
TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,
AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS,
BY ARTHUR MURPHY, ESQ.
CONTAINING ADVENTURER AND RASSELAS.
PRINTED FOR G. WALKER, J. AKERMAN, E. EDWARDS, J. HARWOOD, W. ROBINSON
J. Haddon, Printer, Tabernacle Walk.
TRANSLATED FROM BRUMOY*.
I CONCLUDE this work according to my promise, with an account of the Comic Theatre, and entreat the reader, whether a favourer or an enemy of the ancient Drama, not to pass his censure upon the authors or upon me, without a regular perusal of
Published by Mrs. Lennox in 4to. 1759. To the third volume of this work the following Advertisement is prefixed. "In this "volume, the Discourse on the Greek Comedy, and the General "Conclusion, are translated by the celebrated author of the Ram"bler. The Comedy of the Birds, and that of Peace, by a young "Gentleman. The Comedy of the Frogs, by the learned and in"genious Dr. Gregory Sharpe. The Discourse upon the Cyclops, "by John Bourrya, Esq. The Cyclops, by Dr. Grainger, author "of the translation of Tibullus." E.