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NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY HURD AND HOUGHTON.
Cambridge: The Riverside Press.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

ADDISON P. RUSSELL, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY H. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY.

I.

INSUFFICIENCY.

at. -

In every object there is an inexhanstible meaning; the eye sees in it

what the eye brings means of seeing. — A remark of Sterling on La
Rochefoucauld's maxims. — How a man, especially, should be looked

- A habit of Fuseli. — Illustrations from Richardson, Dr. John-
son, Emerson, Burns, Landor, and Dryden. - What you think of a
man depends upon how you look at him. - Diversity. - Illustra-
tions from nature and literature. — Sentences from Cervantes, Em-
erson, and Montaigne. — Interspaces betwixt atom and atom, differ-
ing atoms. - Public opinion the atmosphere of society. — Lowell's
definition of common sense. — The history of human opinions
the history of human errors. — Observations of John Foster, Swift,
Montaigne, Pope, Emerson, Voltaire, and Motley. – Anecdote of
Voltaire. - Nollekens and the widow. – Christopher North to the
Ettrick Shepherd. — Illustrations from Gilbert White, Darwin, You-
att, Voltaire, and Digby. - Lowell's remark upon Montaigne and
Shakespeare. — Self-knowledge. — Self-love. – Vanity. - Thoughts
of Erasmus, Norris, Plutarch, Pascal, Sir Thomas Browne, Jeremy
Taylor, and Thackeray. - An anecdote Cicero told of himself.
Southey's anecdote of the Jesuit Manuel de Vergara and the seventh
commandment. Opinion of old Indian women as to the cause of
the earthquake at Talcahuano. Tenterden-steeple the cause of
Goodwin Sands, related by Bishop Latimer. - Darwin's story of
the fox on the island of San Pedro. - Voltaire's remark upon in-
sects in the garden, illustrating our limited knowledge of the globe
we inhabit. Similar remark of Horace Walpole, comparing man
to a butterfly. Exclamation of Dr. Livingstone's African servant,
upon his first experience of the sea. - Ignorance, and some of its
effects. — Credulity, and one of its uses. — Exclamation of Thack-
eray. - Remarks of Horace Walpole. — Fancy of Crabb Robinson,
when a child, for the book of Revelation, and his reasons therefor.
Robert Robinson and the trinity. — Rebuke of a clergyman to a
young man, who said he would believe ning which he could not
understand. - John Foster's analysis of an atheist. Coleridge's
account of one just flogging. - Difficulty of doing good.
tern within ourselves. Conscience. - Our vices and our virtues.

- A pat-

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