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106. The vanity of an author's expectations.-Reasons why good authors'

are sometimes neglected ........

107. Properantia's hopes of a year of confusion. The misery of pro-

stitutes ........................................

108. Life sufficient to all purposes if well employed ..................

109. The education of a fop......

110. Repentance stated and explained. Retirement and abstinence useful

to repentance.....

111. Youth made unfortunate by its haste and eagerness ....

112. Too much nicety not to be indulged. The character of Eriphile....

113. The history of Hymenæus's courtship. ......

114. The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes ..

115. The sequel of Hymenæus's courtship ...

116. The young trader's attempt at politeness .........

117. The advantages of living in a garret .......

118. The narrowness of fame ............................

119. Tranquilla's account of her lovers, opposed to Hymenæus

........

120. The history of Almamoulin the son of Nouradin

121. The dangers of imitation. The impropriety of imitating Spenser ..

122. A criticism on the English historians ..........................

123. The young trader turned gentleman ....

..........

124. The lady's misery in a summer retirement ..........

125. The difficulty of defining comedy. Tragick and comick sentiments

confounded

............. 93

126. The universality of cowardice. The impropriety of extorting praise.

The impertinence of an astronomer .

127. Diligence too soon relaxed. Necessity of perseverance .......... 103

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128. Anxiety universal. The unhappiness of a wit and a fine lady .... 107

129. The folly of cowardice and inactivity..

130. The history of a beauty .........................

... 116

131. Desire of gain the general passion .........

... 119

132. The difficulty of educating a young nobleman ....

.. 125

133. The miseries of a beauty defaced ......

• 130

134. Idleness an anxious and miserable state .............

.. 134

135. The folly of annual retreats into the country..........

... 138

136. The meanness and mischief of indiscriminate dedication ......

137. The necessity of literary courage

138. Original characters to be found in the country. The character of

Mrs. Busy............

139. A critical examination of Samson Agonistes .......

.... 157

140. The criticism continued ...

141. The danger of attempting wit in conversation. The character of

Papilius..............

168

142. An account of squire Bluster ..............

..... 173

143. The criterions of plagiarism ................

144. The difficulty of raising reputation. The various species of de-

tractors ..............,..............,.......,..

145. Petty writers not to be despised ..

..........

146. An account of an author travelling in quest of his own character.

The uncertainty of fame ........

.................................. 192

147. The courtier's esteem of assurance ..........

.. 196

148. The cruelty of parental tyranny .........

. 201

149. Benefits not always entitled to gratitude ...

.. 206

150. Adversity useful to the acquisition of knowledge .....

... 211

151. The climactericks of the mind........

.. 215

152. Criticism on epistolary writings ...........

... 220

153. The treatment incurred by loss of fortune .......

.224

154. The inefficacy of genius without learning ....

. 229

155. The usefulness of advice. The danger of habits. The necessity of

reviewing life................

........ 234

156. The laws of writing not always indisputable. Reflections on tragi-

comedy ................................................ 239

157. The scholar's complaint of his own bashfulness...

158. Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those examples often mis-

taken ...........................

159. The nature and remedies of bashfulness....................
160. Rules for the choice of associates .......
161. The revolutions of a garret ........
162. Old men in danger of falling into pupilage. The conduct of Thrasy-
bulus ................

.........

163. The mischiefs of following a patron .......

164. Praise universally desired. The failings of eminent men often

imitated .......

... 274

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165. The impotence of wealth. The visit of Scrotinus to the place of his

nativity .................................

............. 278

166. Favour not easily gained by the poor ....

............ 283

167. The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla .................... 287

168. Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from Shake-

speare .....................

169. Labour necessary to excellence .......

• 295

170. The history of Misella debauched by her relation..........

171. Misella's description of the life of a prostitute ..........

304

172. The effect of sudden riches upon the manners ............

• 309

173. Unreasonable fears of pedantry .......

. 313

174. The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History of Dicaculus ....

175. The majority are wicked .......

322

176. Directions to authors attacked by criticks. The various degrees of

critical perspicacity .....

326

177. An account of a club of antiquaries ...

329

178. Many advantages not to be enjoyed together ...

179. The awkward merriment of a student ........

337

180. The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books

341

181. The history of an adventurer in lotteries .

345

182. The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter

350

354

184. The subject of essays often suggested by chance. Chance equally

prevalent in other affairs ......
185. The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason. The meanness of

regulating our conduct by the opinions of men .........

186. Anningait and Ajut; a Greenland history....................

187. The history of Anningast and Ajet copeladed ..

371

188. Favour often gained with little assistance from understanding...

189. The unischiefs of falsebood. The character of Turpicula

190. The history of Abonzaid, the son of Morad..

191. The busy life of a young lady .......

192. Love unsuccessful without nobes .....

193. The author's art of praising himself ....................

194. A young nobleman's progress is poisesti

195. A young nobleman's introduction to the knowledge of the town

196. Human opinions mutable. The biopes d youta fallacanu

197. The history of a legacy-kaster ....

198. The legacy-buster's tastory concluded..

199. The virtues of Rabte Abraham's magnet..

422

200. Asper's ogenplast of that zuvor of Prospero. Cap. II

always the effect of prode.................................. 427

201. The importaste o puscrity ....

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