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75 48 How fat the precept to love our enemies is
practicable 49 Parallel between ancient and modern learn. ing
89 50 On lying $i Translation of a manuscript of Longinus late
ly discovered, containing a comparison of
writers 52 Distresses of an author invited to read his play 109 53 Misargyrus's account of his companions in the Fleet
119 54 The fatal effects of false apologies and pretences : a story
125 :55 The story continued
131 56 The story concluded
137 57 Translation of the manuscript of Longinus concluded
143 58 Presumption of modern criticism censured. An
cient poetry necessarily obfcure. Examples
Poets not universally or necessarily poor, 158 60 Satan's letter in behalf of religion and virtue 165 61 Honour both as a motive and an end, presupposes virtue ; an allegory
17 62 Milargyrus's account of his companions concluded
179 63 Paucity of original writers. Passages which Pope has borrowed, pointed out
" THE ADVENTURER.
No. XXXVI. Saturday, March 10. 1753.
Qui nunc ie fruitur credulus auret,
semper vacuam, femper amabilem
How often Thall th' unpractis'd youth
With tears, alas ! complain!
And scowl along the main !
Thus amiable and kind;
Nor heeds the faithless wind.
The ladies, to whom I lately addressed some thoughts upon the choice of a husband, I shall to-day consider 'Vo, II,
as married ; and as I am very far from thinking that they may now fịt down in negligent security, and remit at once their assiduity and circumspection, I shall warn them of some opinions of which this conduct is the consequence, dete& fome errors by which the general intention of good-nature may be disappointed, and endeavour to put them upon their guard against some propensities by which it may be overborne.
It is now neceffary to remind them, that the passion which is supposed to animate the lover, the passion which is represented by flames and darts, which swells the bosom with perpetual rapture, and neither changes its object nor loses its ardour, exists only in poetry and
The real passion which wit and folly have thus concurred to disguise, is subject to disgust and satiety, is excited by novelty, and frequently extinguished by possession.
It is also equally true, that a refined and abstracted friendship between persons of different sexes, a union of fouls to which the corporal passion is merely accidental, is only to be found in the writings of those enthusiasts, who have addressed the world from a cave or a college, and perhaps denied the force of desires which they could not subdue ; or in the professions of infidious hypocrites, who have endeavoured thus to gain a confidence, which they intend only to abuse. But there is an esteem which is meliorated by love, and a love that is elevated by esteem ; a kind of mixed affection, peculiar to mankind as beings compounded of instinct and reason, or, in other words, of body and mind. This is that species of affection, upon which the supreme or peculiar happiness of marriage depends, and which can scarce be preserved without a constant attention and perpetual efforts,