This volume contains more than 150 letters, verse epistles and other items, following the young Boswell from his exhilarated association with the Edinburgh theatre to the end of his second visit to London, during which he had his life-changing first meeting with Samuel Johnson. Among his many and various correspondents are the Irish actor and elocutionist Thomas Sheridan, William McQuhae, later eminent in the Scottish church, and the rakish Alexander Montgomerie, who first introduced Boswell to the life of a London man of pleasure.
General Correspondence of James Boswell, 1757-1763
Edinburgh University Press
Research Edition, Correspondence
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