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Contents

Doty of Children to their Parents
15
Strength of Parental Affection
16
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time Idler
18
Folly of misspending Time Rami
19
H Importance of Time Spnt il
22
Importance of Time to Youth Chester
24
1 On a lazy and trifling Disposition
25
IB Bad Effects of Indolence Connoiss
26
1? Innocent Pleasures of Childhood Guard
27
Cheerfulness recommended Sped
28
Advantages of a cheerful Temper
30
On Truth and Sincerity
32
Kules for the Knowledge of Ones Self
33
W No Life pleasing to God but that which is useful to Mankind Adten 84
34
Providence pmved by Animal In stinct Sped
37
Necessity of forming religious Prin ciples at an early Age Blair
38
of early acquiring virtuous Dis positions and Habits 2S Happiness and Dignity of Manhood depend on vouthfnl Conduct
39
Piety to God the Foundation of good Morals 30 Religion never to be treated with Levity
40
Modesty and Docility joined to Piety 32 Sincerity and Truth recommended 33 Eenevolencc and Humanity J4 Conrtesyandengagng Manners
41
Whatever violates Nature cannot afford true Pleasure
42
Industry and Application in Youth
43
Success depends on Heavens Bless ing
44
Sect Authors Pag 43 Great Talents not requisite for the common Duties of Life Seed
45
Affluence not to exempt from Study
46
Advantages of a Place of Education
47
Irregularities bring Censure
48
Temperance in Places of Education TotlteAi 51 Lost Opportunities cannot be re called
49
Beginnings of Evil to be resisted
50
to be preserved in your Society
51
essential to Selfenjoyment c
52
Beginnings of Passion to be opposed
53
A peaceable Temper recommended
54
Blessings of a contented Temper
55
Effects of excessive Desire of Praise
56
Sense of Right and Wrong tec Gregory
57
Cause of Infidelity
58
Comforts of Religion
59
Propagating Infidelity inexcusable
60
as a Rule of Life and Manners
62
On public Preaching
63
Religion considered as exciting De votion
64
True and false Politeness Hurd
65
On Religious Principles Gregory
66
Beauties of the Psalms Home
67
of Lust
68
of Vanity
69
Gentleness not to be confounded with insincere Politeness Blair
71
77 Remarks on some of the best both
77
Rigour and Negligence
78
Ridicule one of the chief Arts
85
On Modesty Sped
92
Sect Authors Pag 94 Tragedy compared with Epic Poetry
94
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120
A Letter to a young Nobleman
139
Oppor
160
CATECHETICAL LECTURES
171
On the Conception and Birth of Christ
177
On the Resurrection of the Body
184
Honour due to Gods Word
190
Against wronging our Neighbour
196
33
214
Of the Human Frame and Structure 308
235
Judgment
241
Heaviness of Heart
247
The Lords Prayer
275
The Psalms
289
St Authors
291
Prudence
297
Son
303
Classical and Historical
329
K the Dry
335
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344
Sect Authors
345
Observations on the JEneid
351
Juvenal
357
contrasted with jEschines
363
b 2
369
Use of the original ancient Writers
370
Mastery of Language
376
On the Letters of Balzac Voiture Sec 39
392
Theocritus
398
Translations from them imperfect
405
Sfrt Authors
406
Modern Critics Writers
416
S5 Monosyllables
423
Alexandrian library
436
Character of the Man of Business
449
lioUin
467
40
494
Orations
499
The first Olynthiac Oration
504
The third ditto
513
Ditto
523
tering Soldiers in America
624
Speech in defence of Lady Pamela
630
Character of Martin Luther Roberts
649
Conduct of Cato Atticus and Cicero
687
Authors
701
The Canal and the Brook Aikin
717
Scene between Col Rivers and Sir Harry
723
The Art of Pleasing Chester
730
5 Scene between Iago and Cassio Shakes
737
Egotism to be avoided
743
The Doty of a Clerk
755
Apology for his Religions Tenets
762
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794
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Dryilen
816
Translations History of Idler
817
81
819
Wit the Nature of in Writing
821
Examples that Words may effect without raising Images Burke
822
Characteristics of Whig and Tory Parties Hume
823
Painting disagreeable in Women Connoiss
824
Advantages ofSatire pointed out Fitzosb R2i 102 Juvenal and Horace compared Dryden
825
Delicate Satire not easily hit off
827
Advantage from their Si milarity to those of Nature
828
Astronomy Studyof delightful Taller
829
Character of Toby Bumper Connoiss
830
Causes of National Characters Hume
831
Chastity an Ornament to Beauty Sped
832
Characters of Gamesters Connoiss
833
Tatters Advice to his Sister Taller
834
On Curiosity Sterne
835
Controversy seldom decently con ducted Browne
837
Citizens Country House described
839
Humourous Scene between Dennis the Critic ami the Doctor Szuft
840
The Two Bees Anon
842
Hotspur reading a Letter
843
DUtcmpersoftheMindcurcd Thornton
844
A Citizens Family setting out for Brighthelmstone
846
Character of a mighty good Kind of Man
847
Character of a mighty good Sort of Woman
849
On the affected Strangeness of some Men ol Quality
851
Sect Authors 133 Persons of Quality proved Traders Thornton
853
On Pedantry
855
A Sunday in the Country
856
On the Militia
857
On going to Bath
861
Letter from a successful Adventurer in the Lottery
866
CharactersofCamillaand Flora Grtrfc 142 A Fable by Linnaeus Thornton 143 Mercy recommended Sterne 144 The Starling
869
The Captive 146 Trims Explanation of the Fifth Commandment 147 Health 655 858 857 S59 860 361 866 B67 863 869 869 870 871 870 148 ...
870
the Author in his Confinement 875 III The Emperor and his No bility diverted by him
879
Metropolis described
883
Author prevents an Invasion
885
Inhabitants of Lilliput
888
Authors Escape to Blefuscu
892
Return to bis Native Country
896
A Vovace to Brobdingnac Chap I A great Storm described 893 II Description of the Farmers Daughter
904
Author sent for to CoHrt
907
The Country described
911
Adventures that happened
913
the Author 913 VI Contrivances of the Author to please the King and Queen
918
Authors Love of his Country
921
His Return to England
924
Detached Sentences 151 Proverbs
934
Old Italian Proverbs
940
Old Spanish Proverbs
946
Franklin
952
Price
956
Canary Bird 988 APPENDIX 29TheGudgeon Pennant 1008
960
NATURAL HISTORY 1 The Horse Pennant
972
S Ox
975
Sheep
977
_ Dog
979
_ Wild Cat
983
Explanation of Terms in Ornithology
984
The Sky Lark Pnnan
988
Nightingale
989
Red Breast
990
Wren
991
Of the Disappearance of Swallows
992
Of small Birds of Flight Barrington
994
21Singing Birds
997
22TheEel Pennant
1002
Perch
1004
Pike or Jack
1006
Carp r
1007
Tench
1008
Bream 31 Crucian 32 Roach
1009
Dace 34 Chub 35 Bleak 36 White Bait
1010
Minow 38 Gold Fish Chronological Table of remarkable Events Discoveries and In ventions Guthrie
1011
Men of Learning 8nd Ge nius
1030

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