Hi. I was reading "On Laziness" by Christopher Morley, and was uncertain if I understood a few sentences correctly. The entire writing can be found here: "On laziness" by Christopher Morley The paragraph that was in question was: Doctor Johnson told me in going to Ilam from Ashbourne, 22 September, 1777, that the way the plan of his Dictionary came to be addressed to Lord Chesterfield was this: He had neglected to write it by the time appointed. Dodsley suggested a desire to have it addressed to Lord C. Mr. J. laid hold of this as an excuse for delay, that it might be better done perhaps, and let Dodsley have his desire. Mr. Johnson said to his friend, Doctor Bathurst: “Now if any good comes of my addressing to Lord Chesterfield it will be ascribed to deep policy and address, when, in fact, it was only a casual excuse for laziness.” Was 22 Sep 1777 the date Doctor. J told me about something or was on the way from Ashbourn to Ilam?