The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: The Rambler

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The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes
114
The sequel of Hymenæuss courtship
115
The young traders attempt at politeness
116
The advantages of living in a garret
117
The narrowness of fame
118
Tranquillas account of her lovers opposed to Hymenæus
119
The history of Almamoulin the son of Nouradin
120
The dangers of imitation The impropriety of imitating Spenser
121
A criticism on the English historians
122
The young trader turned gentleman
123
The ladys misery in a summer retirement
124
The difficulty of defining comedy Tragick and comick sentiments confounded 93
125
The universality of cowardice The impropriety of extorting praise The impertinence of an astronomer 98
126
The miseries of a beauty defaced
130
Idleness an anxious and miserable state
134
The folly of annual retreats into the country
136
The necessity of literary courage 147
138
Mrs Busy
154
A critical examination of Samson Agonistes
157
The criticism continued
162
NUMB PAGE 165 The impotence of wealth The visit of Scrotinus to the place of
165
The danger of attempting wit in conversation The character of Papilius
172
An account of squire Bluster
173
The criterions of plagiarism
178
Petty writers not to be despised 146 An account of an author travelling in quest of his own character The uncertainty of fame
192
The courtiers esteem of assurance
196
The cruelty of parental tyranny
201
NUMB PAGE 203 The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects of futurity Future fame uncertain 440 fame uncertain
203
Benefits not always entitled to gratitude
206
Adversity useful to the acquisition of knowledge
211
The mischiefs of following a patron 164 Praise universally desired The failings of eminent men often imitated
274
nativity
278
Favour not easily gained by the poor
283
The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla
287
Poetry debased by mean expressions An example from Shake speare
291
Labour necessary to excellence
295
The history of Misella debauched by her relation
299
Misellas description of the life of a prostitute
304
The effect of sudden riches upon the manners
309
Unreasonable fears of pedantry
313
The mischiefs of unbounded raillery History of Dicaculus
317
The majority are wicked
322
Directions to authors attacked by criticks The various degrees of critical perspicacity
326
Many advantages not to be enjoyed together
329
The awkward merriment of a student
337
The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books
341
The history of an adventurer in lotteries
345
The history of Leviculus the fortunehunter
350
Anningait and Ajut a Greenland history 187 The history of Anningast and Ajet copeladed
371
Favour often gained with little assistance from understanding
375
The unischiefs of falsebood The character of Turpicula
379
The history of Abonzaid the son of Morad 303
417
The virtues of Rabte Abrahams magnet
422
Aspers ogenplast of that zuvor of Prospero Cap II
427
The history of ten days of Seged emperour of Ethiopia
444
The history of Seged concluded
448
The art of living at the cost of others
452
The folly of continuing too long upon the stage
457
The Ramblers reception His design
461

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עמוד 15 - What better can we do than prostrate fall Before him reverent; and there confess Humbly our faults, and pardon beg ; with tears Wat'ring the ground, and with our sighs the air. Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd, and humiliation meek ? Par. Lost, B. x. 1087. N°. 111. TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1751.
עמוד 115 - his conversations on the subject, amidst his often indulged laxity of talk, there was ever a deep insight into the human heart. " All the arguments," he once, with keen satire, remarked, " which are brought to represent poverty as no evil, show it to be evidently a great evil. You never find people
עמוד 392 - soon blasted by rashness and negligence, and great designs, which are defeated by inexperience. In age, we have knowledge and prudence without spirit to exert, or motives to prompt them ; we are able to plan schemes and regulate measures, but have not time remaining to bring them to completion. N°. 197- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1752.
עמוד 149 - labour Honest and lawful to deserve my food Of those who have me in their civil power. Chor. Where the heart joins not, outward acts defile not. Sams. Where outward force constrains, the sentence holds. But who constrains me to the temple of Dagon, Not dragging ? The Philistine lords command. Commands are no constraints. If I obey them. I do it
עמוד 143 - But will arise and his great name assert: Dagon must stoop, and shall ere long receive Such a discomfit, as shall quite despoil him Of all these boasted trophies won on me. Manoah. With cause this hope relieves thee,
עמוד 274 - to refrain from laughter, when they who are not prepossessed by the same accidental association, are utterly unable to guess the reason of his merriment. Words which convey ideas of dignity in one age, are banished from elegant writing or conversation in another, because they are in time debased by vulgar mouths, and
עמוד 88 - from our present writers almost all that dominion over the passions which was the boast of their predecessors. Yet they may at least claim this commendation, that they avoid gross faults, and that if they cannot often move terrour or pity, they are always careful not to provoke laughter. N°. 126. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1751.
עמוד 33 - and prosecution dreaded. The heart of a good man cannot but recoil at the thought of punishing a slight injury with death ; especially when he remembers that the thief might have procured safety by another crime, from which he was restrained only by his remaining virtue. The obligations to assist the exercise of
עמוד 147 - consistency is not accurately preserved. Thus Samson confounds loquacity with a shipwreck : How could I once look up, or heave the head, Who like a foolish pilot, have shipwreck'd My vessel trusted to me from above, Gloriously
עמוד 162 - Before great Agamemnon reign'd, Reign'd kings as great as he, and brave, Whose huge ambition's now contain'd In the small compass of a grave : In endless night they sleep, unwept, unknown : No bard had they to make all time their own.

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