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SIXTH VO Í U M E.
CONTINUATION OF THE RAMBLER.
Page 71 NO man believes that his own life will be short. 72 The necessity of good-humour. 73. The lingering expectation of an heir: 74 Peevithness equally wretched and offenfive. The cha
racter of Tetrica. 75 The world never known but by a change of fortune.
The history of Melisa. 76 The arts by which bad men are reconciled to them. felves.
31 77 The learned feldom despised but when they deserve
contempt. 78 The power of novelty. Mortality too familiar to raise
apprehensions. 79 A suspicious man justly suspected. 80 Variety necessary to happiness. A winter scene. 5+ 81 The great rule of action.. Debts of justice to be distinguished from debts of charity."
59 82 The Virtuoso's account of his rarities.
64 83 The Virtuoso's curiosity justified.
71 84 A young lady's impatience of controul.
77 85 The mischiefs of total idleness.
97 Advice to unmarried ladies.
110 Pcpunta de iluted and explained. Retirement and
RAM B L E R.
NUMB. 71. TUESDAY, November 20, 1750.
Vivere quod propero pauper, nec inutilis annis
Da veniam, properat vivere nemo fatis.
ANY words and sentences are so frequently heard in the mouths of men, that a su
perficial observer is inclined to believe, that they must contain some primary principle, some great rule of action, which it is proper always to have present to the attention, and by which the use of every hour is to be adjusted. Yet, if we consider the conduct of those sententious philosophers, it will often be found, that they repeat these aphorisms, merely because they have somewhere heard them, because they have nothing else to say, or because they think veneration gained by such appearances of wisdom, but that no ideas are annexed to the words, VOL, VI.