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10. On contentment, .... Spectator,

11. Needle work recommended to the ladies, ibid.

It. On pride, - - - . Guardian,

13. Journal of the life of Alexander Severus, Gibbon,

14. Character of Julius Cassar, . . Middleton,

15. On mispent time, .... Guardian,

16. Character of Francis I. ... Robertson,

17. The supper and grace, - - Stents

18. Rustic felicity, - - - . ibid .

19. House of mourning, - - ibid.

SECTION HI.

1. The honour and advantages of a constant

adherence to truth, ... Percival's Talctf

2. Impertintnce.in discourse, - Theophrastus,

3. Character of Addison as a writer, Johnson,

4. Pleasure and pain, ■ - . Spectator,

5. Sir Roger de Coverly's family, - ibid. .

6. The folly of inconsistent expectations, AitkeiT,

7. Description of the vale of Keswick in

Cumberland, ..... Brovtn,

. 8. Pity,an allegory, .... Aitten,

9. Advantages of Commerce, - - Spectator, >

10. On public speaking, . • - - ibid.

11. Advantages of history, ... Hume,

12 On the immortality of the soul, • Spectator,

13. The combat of the Horatii and the A

Curiatii, ..... Xivy,

14. On the power of custom, - - Spectator,

15. On pedantry, - -" - Mirror,

16. The journey of a day—a picture of

human life, - - - - Rambler,

SECTION IV.

1. Description of the amphitheatre of Titus, Gibbon,

2. Reflections in Westminster Abbey, - Spoctator,

3. The character of Mary queen of Scots, Robertson,

4. The character of queen Elizabeth, - Hume,

5. Charies V"s resignation of his dominions, Robertson,

6. Importance of virtue, .... Price,

T. Address to art, ..... Harris,

8. Flattery, - - - . Theephraitus,

9. The absent man, - - - - Spectator,

10. The Monk, - - - - Sterne,

11. On the head dress of ladies,. V- Spectator,

12. On the present and future state, - ibid.

13. Uncle Toby's bevevolence, - - Sterne,

14. Story of the siege of Calais, *' Fool of Quality,

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SECTION V. .

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L On grace in writing, - - fitsborne't Letters, 156

2. On the structure of animals, - - Spectator, 157

3. On natural and fantastical pleasures, Guardian, 160

4. The folly and madness of ambition illustrated, World, 164

5. Battle of Pharsatia and the death of Pompey, Goldsmith, 167

6. Character of king Alfred, - ... Hume, 172

7. Aukwardness in company, - - Chesterfield, 173

8. Virtue man's highest interest, - - Harris, ib.

9. On the pleasure arising from objects of sight, Spectator,. 175

10. Liberty and slavery, .... Sterne, 177

1 11. The cant of Criticism, - ... ibid. 178

12. Parallel between Pope and Dryden, - Johnson, 179

13. The story of Le F^ever, - - - Sterne, 180

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1. The shepherd and the philosopher, . . Gay, 188

2. Ode to Leven'water, .... SmolUt, 189

3. Ode from the 19th Psalm, '- - - Spectator, 190

4. Rural Charms, Goldsmith, ib.

5. The painter who pleased nobody and every body, Gay, 191

6. Diversity in the human character, . Pope, '192

7- The toilet, ibid. 194

8. The hermit, - - - * ;» ParnelT, - ib.

9. On the death of Mrs. Mason, - - Mason, 199

10. Extract from the temple of fame, • . Pope, ib.

11. A panegyricfc on great Britain, - , Thomson, 201

12. Hymn to the Deity, on the seasons of the year, ibid. 203

SECTION VII.

1. The Cameleon, - « - - '. Merrick, 20C

% On the order of nature, - - - Pope, 207

3. Description of a country alehouse, - GoldsnSith, 208

4. Character of a country schoolmaster, . ibid. ib.

3. Story of Palemon and Lavinia, - - Thomson, 209

6, Celadon and Amelia, .... ibid - 212

9.' Description of Mab, queen of the Faries, Shakespeare, 213

5. On the existence of a Deity, - - .. Toung, ib.

9i Evening in Paradise described, - JUilton, 214

XO. Elegy- written in a country church-yard, - Gray, 216

11, Scipio restoring the captive lady to her lover, - Thomson, 218

1-2; Humorous complaint to Dr. Arbuthnot of {he

impertinence of scribblers, - - Pope, 230

Hymn to adversity, - . ... Gray, 221

The passions—An ode, - - - CoiUm, 222.

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