He passed the exam and became an advocate. However the abolitionist Thomas Clarkson records that by 1788 Boswell "after having supported the cause. After this Boswell spent most of the next two years travelling around the continent.
Watson who narrates the tales "I am lost without my Boswell. ". James Boswell 9th Laird of Auchinleck (29 October 1740 – 19 May 1795) was a lawyer diarist and author born in Edinburgh Scotland.