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121. The dangers of imitation. The impropriety of imitating

Spenser ..

1

122. A criticism on the English historians

6

123. The young trader turned gentleman.

10

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

15

25. The difficulty of defining comedy. Tragick and comick

sentiments confounded...

19

126. The universality of cowardice. The impropriety of extort-

ing praise. The impertinence of an astronomer

24

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

29

128. Anxiety universal. The unhappiness of a wit and a fine lady 33

129. The folly of cowardice and inactivity

37

130. The history of a beauty...

41

131. Desire of gain the general passion ..

46

132. The difficulty of educating a young nobleman..

50

133. The miseries of a beauty defaced

55

a 134. Idleness an anxious and miserable state.

59

135. The folly of annual retreats into the country.

63

136. The meanness and mischief of indiscriminate dedication... 68

137. The necessity of literary courage

72

-138. Original characters to be found in the country. The cha-

racter of Mrs. Busy.....

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

81

140. The criticism continued

87

141. The danger of attempting wit in conversation. The cha-

racter of Pailius.....

92

142. An account of squire Bluster

97

143. The criterions of plagiarism

102

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

detractors ...

107

145. Petty writers not to be despised..

112

146. An account of an authour travelling in quest of his own cha-

racter. The uncertainty of fame

116

147. The courtier's esteem of assurance.

120

148. The cruelty of parental tyranny

125

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149. Benefits not always entitled to gratitude

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

151. The climactericks of the mind.

152. Criticism on epistolary, writings..

153. The treatment incurred by loss of fortune

2-5 154. The inefficacy of genius without learning.

155. The usefulness of advice. The danger of habits. The ne :-

cessity of reviewing life

156. The laws of writing not always indisputable. Reflections

on tragi-comedy

162

V 157. The scholar's complaint of his own bashfulness... 167

158. Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those examples

often mistaken...

171

159. The nature and remedies of bashfulness.

175

160. Rules for the choice of associates..

179

161. The revolutions of a garret. •

183

162. Old men in danger of falling into pupilage. The conduct

of Thrasybulus..

187

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

192

164, Praise universally desired. The failings of eminent men

often imitated

197

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

place of his nativity.

201

166. Favour not easily gained by the poor..

206

167. The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla

210

168. Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from

Shakspeare

214

169. Labour necessary to excellence.

218

170. The history of Misella debauched by her relation... 222

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

226

172. The effect of sudden riches

upon

the manners.

232-

173. Unreasonable fears of pedantry...

236

174. The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History of Dicaculus 240

175. The majority are wicked .....

... 244

176. Directions to authours attacked by criticks. The various

degrees of critical perspicacity.

248

177. An account of a club of antiquaries

252

178. Many advantages not to be enjoyed together.

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

260

-180. The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books. 264

181. The history of an adventurer in lotteries ....

268

182. The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter ..

273

183. The influence of envy and interest compared..

277

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

equally prevalent in other affairs

281

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