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Philadelphia:
J. CRISSY, No. 4, MINOR STREET,
AND THOMAS, COWPERTHWAIT & Co., No. 253 MARKET STREET.

1839.

1895 CONTENTS.

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Memoirs of the life and writings of Dr. Gold- The Preface to the Roman History,

230

smith,

7 The Preface to a History of England, .

The Vicar of Wakefield,

57 | The Preface to the History of the Earth, etc. 232

An Inquiry into the Present State of Polite The Preface to the Beauties of English Poetry, 233

Learning,

122 The Preface to a Collection of Poems, etc. 238

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

Criticism on Massey's Translation of the
Prologue by Laberius, .

143
Fasti of Ovid,

239

The Double Transformation,

ib. Criticism on Barrett's Translation of Ovid's

144

New Simile, in the manner of Swift,

Epistles,

242

Description of an Author's Bedchamber,

LETTERS FROM A CITIZEN OF THE
The Hermit; a Ballad,

ib.

WORLD TO HIS FRIENDS IN THE

An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog,

147

EAST.

Stanzas on Woman,

ib.

Letter

The Traveller; or, a Prospect of Society,

ib.

I. Introduction. A character of the Chi-

The Deserted Village,

152

nese Philosopher,

248

The Gitt,

157

II. The arrival of the Chinese in Lon-

Epitaph on Dr. Parnell,

ib.

don. His motives for the journey.

Epilogue to the Comedy of the Sisters, ib.

Some description of the streets and

Epilogue spoken by Mrs. Bulkley and Miss

houses,

1b.

Catley,

ib.

III. The description of London continu-

Epilogue intended for Mrs. Bulkley,

158

ed. The luxury of the English.

The Haunch of Venison,

159

Its benefits. The fine gentleman.

Song from the Oratorio of the Captivity, 160

The fine lady, .

249

Song,

ib.

IV. English pride. Liberty. An instance

The Clown's Reply,

ib.

of both. Newspapers. Politeness, 251

Epitaph on Edward Purdon,

161

V. English passion for politics. A spe-

An Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize,

ib.

cimen of a newspaper. Character-

Retaliation,

ib.

istic of the manners of different

Postscript to ditto,

163

countries,

Song,

VI. Happiness lost by seeking after re-

Prologue to Zobeide,

ib.

finement. The Chinese philoso

Epilogue spoken by Mr. Lewes

,

ib.
pher's disgraces, .

253

The Logicians Refuted,

165

VII. The tie of wisdom only to make us

Stanzas on the Taking of Quebec,

ib.

happy. The benefits of travelling

On a beautiful Youth struck blind by Light-

upon the morals of a philosopher, 254

ning,

ib.

VIII. The Chinese deceived by a prostitute

A Sonnet,

ib.

in the streets of London,

255

DRAMATIC.

IX. The licentiousness of the English
'The Good-natured Man. A Comedy,

with regard to women. A charac-
166
ter of a woman's man,

256

She Stoops to Conquer, or, the Mistakes of a

X. The journey of the Chinese from Pe-

Night. A Comedy,

193

kin to Moscow. The customs of

An Oratorio; first printed in the Paris edi-

the Daures,

257
tion, in 1825, from the original in Dr.

XI. The benefits of luxury in making a
Goldsmith's own handwriting,

221

people more wise and happy, 258

PREFACES AND CRITICISM.

XII. The funeral solemnitics of the En-

The Preface to Dr. Brookes's Natural His-

glish. Their passion for flattering

tory,

226

epitaphs,

259

Introduction to a New History of the World, 228 XIII. An account of Westminster Abbey, 260

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XIV. The reception of the Chinese

dom. An allegory to prove its

from a Lady of distinction, 262

futility,

292

XV. Against cruelty to animals. A XXXVIII. The Chinese philosopher praises

story from the Zendevesta of

the justice of a late sentence,

Zoroastor,

263

and instances the injustice of

XVI. Of falsehood propagated by books

the King of France, in the case

seemingly sincere,

264

of the Prince of Charolais, 293

XVII. Of the war now carried on be- XXXIX. The description of true polite-

tween France and England,

ness. Two letters of different

with its frivolous motives, 265

countries, by ladies falsely

XVIII. The story of the Chinese ma-

thought polite at home,

tron,

266 XL. The English still have poets,

XIX. The English method of treating

though not versifiers,

296

women caught in adultery.

XLI. The behaviour of the congrega-

The Russian method,

tion in St. Paul's church at

XX. Some account of the republic of

prayers,

297

letters in England,

269

XLII. The history of China more re-

XXI. The Chinese goes to see a play, 270

plete with great actions than

XXII. The Chinese philosopher's son

that of Europe,

29

made a slave in Persia, 272 XLIII. An apostrophe on the supposed

XXIII. The English subscription in fa-

death of Voltaire, .

295

vour of the French prisoners XLIV. Wisdom and precept may lessen

commended, .

273

our miseries, but can never in-

XXIV. The venders of quack medicines

crease our positive satisfactions 301

and nostrums ridiculed, 274 XLV. The ardour of the people of Lon-

XXV. The natural rise and decline of

don in running after sights and

kingdoms, exemplified in the

monsters,

302

history of the kingdom of Lao, 275 XLVI. A dream,

304

XXVI. The character of the man in XLVII. Misery best relieved by dissipa-

black, with some instances of

tion,

305

his inconsistent conduct,

276

XLVIII. The absurdity of persons in high

XXVII. The history of the man in black, 278

station pursuing employments

XXVIII. On the great numbers of old

beneath them, exemplified in

maids and bachelors in Lon-

a fairy tale,

don. Some of the causes,

280 XLIX. The fairy tale continued, 308

XXIX. A description of a club of au-

L. An attempt to define what is

thors,

281

meant by English liberty, 309

XXX. The proceedings of the club of

LI. A bookseller's visit to the Chi.

authors,

282

nese,

310

XXXI. The perfection of the Chinese LII. The impossibility of distinguish-

in the art of gardening. The

ing men in England by their

description of a Chinese garden 384

dress. Two instances of this, 312

XXXII. Of the degeneracy of some of the

LIII. The absurd taste for obscene and

English nobility. A mush.

pert novels, such as Tristram

room feast among the Tartars, 285

Shandy, ridiculed,

313

XXXIII. The manner of writing among

LIV. The character of an important

the Chinese. The eastern tales

trifler, .

314

of magazines, etc. ridiculed, 287 LV. His character continued ; with

XXXIV. Of the present ridiculous passion

that of his wife, his house, and

of the nobility for painting, .288

furniture,

315

XXXV. The philosopher's son describes

LVI. Some thoughts on the present

a lady, his fellow-captive, 290

situation of affairs in the differ-

XXXVI. A continuance of his correspond-

ent countries of Europe, .

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The beautiful captive

LVII. The difficulty of rising in litera-

consents to marry her lord, 291

ry reputation without intrigue

XXXVII. The correspondence still con-

or riches,

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tinued. He begins to be dis-

LVIII. A visitation dinner described, 319

gusted in the pursuit of wis-

LIX. The Chinese philosopher's son

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escapes with the beautiful cap- LXXXV. The trifling squabbles of stage

tive from slavery,

players ridiculed,

353

LX The history of the beautiful cap- LXXXVI. The races of New market ridi-

tive,

321

culed. The description of a

LXI. Proper lessons to a youth enter-

cart-race,

ing the world, with fables suit- LXXXVII. The folly of the western parts

ed to the occasion, .

323

of Europe in employing the

LXII. An authentic history of Cathe-

Russians to fight their battles, 356

rina Alexowna, wife of Peter LXXXVIII. The ladies advised to get hus-

the Great,

bands. A story to this pur-

LXIII. The rise or the decline of litera-

pose,

ib.

ture not dependent on man, but LXXXIX. The folly of remote or use-

resulting from the vicissitudes

less disquisitions among the

of nature,

326

learned,

358

LXIV. The great exchange happiness

xc. The English subject to the

for show. Their folly in this

spleen,

359

respect of use to society, 327

XCI. The influence of climate and

LXV. The history of a philosophic cob-

soil upon the temper and dis-

bler,

328

positions of the English,

LXVI. The difference between love and

XCII. The manner in which some

gratitude,

philosophers make artificial

LXV!. The folly of attempting to learn

misery,

362

wisdom by being recluse, 231 XCIII. The fondness of some to ad-

LXVIII. Quacks ridiculed. Some particu-

mire the writings of lords, etc. 363

larly mentioned,

232 XCIV. The philosopher's son is again

LXIX. The fear of mad-dogs ridiculed, 333

separated from his beautiful

LXX. Fortune proved not to be blind.

companion,

ib.

The story of the avaricious miller 335 XCV. The father consoles him upon

LXXI. The shabby beau, the man in

this occasion,

364

black, the Chinese philosopher,

XCVI. The condolence and congratu-

etc. at Vauxhall,

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lation upon the death of the

LXXII. The marriage-act censured, 338

late king ridiculed. English

LXXIII. Life endeared by age,

339

mourning described,

LXXIV. The description of a little great XCVII. Almost every subject of litera-

man, .

340

ture has been already ex-

LXXV. The necessity of amusing each

hausted,

other with new books insisted XCVIII. A description of the courts of

upon,

342

justice in Westminster Hall 367

LXXVI. The preference of grace to beau-

XCIX. A visit from the little beau.

ty; an allegory,

343

The indulgence with which

LXXVII. The behaviour of a shopkeeper

the fair sex are treated in

and his journeyman,

344

several parts of Asia, .

LXXVIII. The French ridiculed after their

C. A life of independence praised, 369

own manner,

345

CI. That people must be contented

LXXIX. The preparations of both thea-

to be guided by those whom

tres for a winter campaign, 346

they have appointed to gov-

LXXX. The evil tendency of increasing

ern. A story to this effect, 370

penal laws, or enforcing even

CII. The passion for gaming among

those already in being with

ladies ridiculed, .

371

347 CIII. The Chinese philosopher be-

LXXXI. The iadies trains ridiculed,

318

gins to think of quitting En-

LXXXII. The sciences useful in a populous

gland,

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state, prejudicial in a barbarous

CIV. The arts some make use of to

one,

349

appear learned,

373

LXXXIII. Some cautions on life taken from

CV. The intended coronation de-

a modern philosopher of China, 351

scribed,

374

LXXXIV. Anecdotes of several poets who

CVI. Funeral elegies written upon

lived and died in circum-

the great ridiculed. A speci-

stances of wretchedness,

352

men of one,

375

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