The chief constituents are Johnson's own Letters and Account of his Life from his Birth to his Eleventh Year (1805), a fragment saved from papers burned in 1784 and not seen by Boswell; the life by his old but not very sympathetic friend and club-fellow, Sir John Hawkins (1787); Mrs Thrale-Piozzi's Anecdotes (1785) and Letters; the Diary and Letters of Fanny Burney (D'Arblay) (1841); the shorter Lives of Arthur Murphy, T.
Commentaries on the Biblical passages especially Burney and Skinner on Kings, Meyer and A.
Burney, History of Voyages and Discoveries in the South Sea (London, 1803-1817); J.
Burney, Kings, pp. 158 sqq.; J.
The most important collection of this group is contained in the Codex Townleianus (Burney 86 s.