Hester Lynch Thrale Bibliography

Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson 1786
Thrale, the wife of a wealthy brewer, met Johnson in 1765 and in the following year she offered Johnson her home while he recuperated from a long illness. Boswell contested the accuracy of Thrale’s biography of Johnson. Regarding Bowell’s Life of Johnson, Thrale remarked, “how miserably do all these Wits and Scholars show in such a Concave Mirror as this Book is”.