In 1785 James Boswell published the journey of his tour of Scotland with Dr. Samuel Johnson. By the following year Samuel Collings and Thomas Rowlandson had produced a fine satire on it, which Boswell received in “good Humour.” The engravings below are Rowlandson’s after drawings by Collings.
Above, Dr. Johnson, with a walking stick, strolls with Boswell in the sewerless streets of Edinburgh. “I could not prevent his being assailed by the evening effluvia,” noted Boswell.
(see link at end)…James Boswell wrote, “On Saturday the 14th of August 1773 late in the Evening I received a Note from him that he was arrived at Boyd’s Inn at the head of the Cannon-gate, I went to him directly. He embraced me cordially, and I exulted in the thought that I now had him actually in Caledonia.”…
Samuel Johnson wrote, “On the eighteenth of August we left Edinburgh, a city too well known to admit description, and directed our course northward, along the eastern coast of Scotland, accompanied the first day by another gentleman, who could stay with us only long enough to shew us how much we lost at separation.”
For the next 83 days, Johnson and his young companion travelled the western islands of Scotland. Each kept a journal and each published an account of the trip… Read More:http://blogs.princeton.edu/graphicarts/2012/09/the_journey_of_dr_johnson_and.html