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OBSERVER.

-Multorum providus urbes Et mores hominum inspexit

HORAT.

BY RICHARD CUMBERLAND, ESQ.

N° 1-51.

VOL. XXXVIII.

NO.

1. INTRODUCTORY paper. Some description of the present

work, particularly of the literary anecdotes of Greece, 2. Sect of the Dampers described. Quotation from Pliny's

letters. 3. Love of praise. Instances of flattery in the dedication of

Sepulveda to the king of Spain, also in Ben Jonson's masques in the court of James 1. That poet an imitator of Aristophanes. Vanity of authors in prefixing their prints to their works. Portrait of a citizen on horseback. Anecdote of a dancing-master and his

scholar. Visit to Sir Theodore and Lady Thimble. Their coun

try house and family described. 5. Visit continued. Calliope reads part of an epic poem.

Doctor Mac Infidel discourses against Christ's mira

cles. 6. Conversation with Calliope subsequent to Dr. Mac In

fidel's discourse, Two letters from Captain Henry

Constant to that young lady. 7. Calliope's interview and reconciliation with Captain Con

stant described in a letter from that young lady... 8. History of Pythagoras. 9. The same continued to his death. 10. Pythagoras compared with Christ; the heathen argument

against revealed religion. 11. Defence of Christ's miracles against modern cavils, par

ticularly of the supernatural darkness at the passion. 12. Danger of sudden elevation. Quotation from Ben Jon

son's Sir Epicure Mammon. Letters from Pisistratus to Solon, and Solon to Pisistratus, in answer. Anec.

dotes of the latter. 13. On the subject of divorces, with ironical rules for their

further propagation and encouragement. 14. Tragic story of Abdullah and Quarima. 15. Upon resignation to Providence, Diary of Chaubert

the misanthrope. 16. Chaubert's diary concludede Translation of a fragment

of Philemon.

No.

17. Character of Vanessa. Visit to that lady, with a con-

versation-piece.

18. Character of Leontine. Remarks upon duelling. Pre-

cepts for disputants.

19. Tragic story of a Portuguese gentleman, who died by

the rack. . .

20. On the practice of puffing. Enumeration of persons ad-

dicted to this practice.

21. Remarks on the state of society in France, Spain, and

England, with the causes which obstruct its enjoy-

ment in this country.

22. On Gaming.

23. The story of Melissa.

24. Melissa's story concluded.

25. Of the Lama of Thibet.

26. History and account of Mr. Jedediah Fish, a teacher of

the art of hearing.

27. Remarks upon novels; particularly of Richardson's Cla-

rissa. A poem on Dorinda.

28. Upon modern marriages. Several instances adduced.

Advice upon that subject.

29. Of actors; their merit and importance. Advice to that

fraternity.

30. Of prejudice ; its various descriptions.

31. Account of magic from the old Christian writers, with

several anecdotes of magicians, &c.

32. Continuation of the above. The forms and ceremonies

used by sorcerers, collected from the above writers.

33. A visit to Vanessa. An old gentleman silences a talkative

person by a fable. Vanessa's remarks thereupon.

34. Letter from Mr. Jedediah Fish, with the cases of several

persons brought to their hearing by his process. Re-

flections thereupon, and a hint to parents.

35. Upon pleasure as pursued by system. A meditation upon

this pursuit, entitled the Voluptuary's Soliloquy.

36. The advantages of public education exemplified in the

story of Geminus and Gemellus.

37. The story of Geminus and Gemellus concluded.

38. The case of the Jews considered. Their method of se-

creting their religion in countries where the inquisition

is in force. Letter from Abraham Abrahams, a Jew.

Observations on this letter. Some hints as a general

apology for the Jews.

39. Dialogue between two Jews, extracted from an old novel

written by Thomas Naish in 1594. Descriptions of

French, Spanish, and Italian travellers, taken from

the same author. .

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