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Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Pat Rogers

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This is the first comprehensive treatment of Johnson and Boswell in relation to Scotland, as revealed in their accounts of their trip to the Hebrides in 1773, the Journey to the Western Islands and ... More


Fratriotism: Sisters, Brothers, Empire, and its Limits in the Scottish and Irish Imagination, c.1746–1837

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.00010
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at the challenging subject of Scottish and Irish reservations about the nature of empire even while participating in it. It identifies the presence of Scottish and Irish societies ... More


Football

Joe B. Hall, Marianne Walker, and Rick Bozich

in Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178561
eISBN:
9780813178578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178561.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Joe B. plays high school football, first as a quarterback, then as a starting quarterback, and ending as a linebacker. He suffers a knee injury.


Boswell at Work: The Revision and Publication of The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

Ian McGowan

in Tradition in Transition: Women Writers, Marginal Texts, and the Eighteenth-Century Canon

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182887
eISBN:
9780191673900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182887.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 18th-century Literature

Boswell’s Tour to the Hebrides caused a contemporary sensation, and has remained popular with the general reader, inspiring dramatizations and several modern imitations. In its own time, it was ... More


Inclusion and Exclusion

Freya Johnston

in Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251827
eISBN:
9780191719080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251827.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines some of the difficulties Boswell encountered in commemorating Johnson's littleness as well as his greatness. It sees in his Life a combination of classically allusive, heroic ... More


Introduction

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book describes Johnson and Boswell's journey to the Hebrides and Western Islands of Scotland in 1773. The theme of this book could also be defined in terms of Johnson and Boswell's place within ... More


Introduction: Two Duels

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter introduces the book with an account of the duels in which John Scott and Sir Alexander Boswell were killed.


‘Trembling on the Brink of his Own Climacterick’: Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands and the Onset of Old Age

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter addresses the question why Johnson finally acceded to Boswell's promptings and fulfilled his lifelong dream of a visit to the Hebrides in 1773. Johnson, who had just passed his ... More


The Grand Detour: Johnson's Un–Italian Journey

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter argues that Johnson performed directly the opposite of a traditional grand tour when he set out for the northern fastness with Boswell. It discusses his frustrated hopes of a trip with ... More


The Rambler and the Wanderer: Boswell's Road to the Isles

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on Boswell and particularly his motives for undertaking the tour. Boswell was actuated by his desire to re-enact the flight of the Pretender after the battle of Culloden in 1746. ... More


Boswell and the Scotticism

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter deals with Scotticism, which is a markedly idiomatic use of the language by Scots, either in writing or in speech. Boswell was not alone in his worries over Scotticism. It plagued ... More


Johnson, Boswell, and Anti–Scottish Sentiment

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the issue hovering behind the Journey — that is, the moral panic which grew up in England in the third quarter of the eighteenth century on the subject of Scottish influence. ... More


Conclusion

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter attempts to briefly draw together various threads of argument and to make whatever general deductions seem feasible in this book. It seeks to locate the findings regarding Johnson's ... More


Teenage Years

Joe B. Hall, Marianne Walker, and Rick Bozich

in Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178561
eISBN:
9780813178578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178561.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Joe B.’s brother Billy, now a teenager, has friends his own age and no longer wants to spend time with his little brother. Hurt at first, Joe B. goes on to create a life of his own, excelling in ... More


Biography and Domestic Life

Julian North

in The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

For Johnson, biography should reveal the ‘domestick privacies’ of the great man. This chapter proposes that a helpful way to understand biography, as it developed in the eighteenth and early ... More


Macaulay Joins the Whigs

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at Macaulay's short political career in order to shed some light upon its bearing on the History of England. Of the younger Whigs, Macaulay stands out as an intellect as powerful ... More


Croker as Historian: The Moralist under Siege

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

In one aspect, Croker's method marks him out from that of modern historians. Croker wanted to study history for its lessons for the present. Those lessons were nearly all negative. He did not deny ... More


Riposte

William Thomas

in The Quarrel of Macaulay and Croker: Politics and History in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208648
eISBN:
9780191678103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208648.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter concludes and comments on the main points of the arguments between Croker and Macaulay. The quarrel in parliament had been recalled to men's minds by the republication, in 1846, of ... More


Proliferating Worlds, 1762–1790

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks more closely at the variety of proliferating world of literary sociability in the later eighteenth-century. It focuses on a series of overlapping groups and issues: the various ... More


Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons

John Finnis

in Human Rights and Common Good: Collected Essays Volume III

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580071
eISBN:
9780191729393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses those myths that, in varying ways, John T. Noonan, John Boswell, Andrew Koppelman, and others have advanced about the sex ethics of Aquinas and thus of the Western tradition. ... More


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