- Edited by Samuel Johnson
- Edited by James Boswell
- James Boswell, The Journal of a Tour to the HebridesSamuel JohnsonJames Boswell Esq.
I had desired to visit the Hebrides, or Western Islands of Scotland, so long, that I scarcely remember how the wish was originally excited;* and was in the Autumn of the year 1773 induced to undertake the journey, by finding in Mr. Boswell a companion, whose acuteness would help my inquiry, and whose gaiety of conversation and civility of manners are sufficient to counteract the inconveniencies of travel, in countries less hospitable than we have passed.*