Memoirs of a Traveller, Now in Retirement, Volume 5

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R. Phillips, 1806 - Europe
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Contents

Definition of Chance 13 Extraordinary Sport 14 Definitions of Love by Ninon and Leibnitz
14
Maxim of Marcus Aurelius
15
Spinosism
16
Accusation of Obstimacy frequently unjust
17
a8 Beautiful Stanza of Le Franc de Pompignan a 9 More Good than Evil 20 Origin of Evil
20
Why we cannot comprehend the Mind
21
Italian Language
22
Le Mechant a Comedy by Gresset as 26 A Blow leceived patiently at Rome
24
Another at Venice 2S 28 Irish Bull ib 29 Duke de Lauragais Answer to a Challenge
25
Drunken Valet
26
Gods Prescience
27
What constitutes Country
28
Whether the Arabians have been conquered
30
Vices and Virtues in whom found
31
Anecdote relative to the Maison Quarrce at Nimes ib 39 BonMot of the Grand Duke of Russia
32
BonMot of a Physician
33
The Pretender wished for in America
35
The Bostonians tired of the English Government
36
Hannibals Passage into Italy
37
Hannibal dissolving the Alps
38
Posterity of Charlemagne
40
Quantity of Corn necessary to support a Man
42
Family of DArgenson
44
Fine Latin Inscription in the Alps
46
No Page 52 BonMot relative to Cardinal de Rohan
47
Letter from a French Officer after the Battle of Rosback
48
Letter from the Marquis de Gironde to the King
49
Distinction between Orgueil and Fierte
50
Another made by the Prince de Conti to Diderot
51
Singular Apology of the King of Prussia to his Nephew
52
Repartee of Cardinal de Luynes to Louis XV
54
Error of Mr Brydone
55
Shocking Confinement of a Friar
56
A Blow given and how returned
57
Another Blow
58
Island of Ithaca
59
Anecdote of the Prince of Piedmont
61
Another ib 69 Sprightly Repartee of a Child to a Bishop en 70 Mr Pitt and Mr Fox
63
Humorous Anecdote of Lady Berkeley
64
Singular Anecdote of Zamperini
66
Unfortunate and affecting Instance of Love
67
Comparison of English and French Coins
70
Weight of the National Debt of England in Ten Pound Bank Notes
71
f6 Curious Effect of Compound Interest 7a 77 Plutarchs Definition of the Beautiful
72
J8 Definition of La Morgue
73
Answer of M DAguesseau to his Sen
74
Extraordinary Occurrence at Pisa
75
Humorous Scruplea of a Curate
79
State 06the Arts and Sciences in Italy
80
Arrangement of a Cabinet of Natural History
87
Two Letters from Voltaire relative to MjmK
88
BonMot of the Chevalier Gatti
100
Lord Lansdownes Answer to the Abbe Morellet
101
Friendship
102
Esteem in Love
103
Mxim of Marcus Aurelius
104
BonMot of the Abbe Raynal rb 10a Presumption
105
Salvation of the Gentiles
162
Of Apparitions
163
Immortality of the Soul
165
Proofs of the Truth of the Christian Religion
166
Other Proofs
172
Trogus Pompeus respecting Joseph
174
Marriage of the first Preachers of the Gospel Sec
176
Temptations of Paul
179
To covet a Woman is Adultery
180
Locality of Hell and Duration of its Torments
182
Of Demons their State and Dwelling
185
Anecdote of Pichler
186
Ethics of Aristotle
190
Does such a Quality as Reason exist
191
15a Of the Generation of the World according to Ficinus
192
Of Persons who have sweat Blood
195
Definition of Matter by Newton
199
Chain of Beings
201
Metals defined
202
Of Westminster Bridge
204
The Heart capable of admitting of coexist ing yet vehement Passions
205
Anecdote of Baron van Swicten
206
No Page 165 Abbe de Choisy
208
Cardinal du Perron and Cardinal Richelieu
210
Kings of France of Age at 13 Years old 411
212
Trinity of Plato
213
Adventure at Turin 914
214
Theodore Beza 2IS 173 Definition of Space
216
Ridiculous Custom 917
217
Of the Miracles
218
Ex istence of the Attributes of God
219
Injustice of Voltaire towards Plato
221
Unhappy End of an Irish Bishop
224
Axiom and Maxim
225
Saying of Bussy 210
226
Materiality of the Souls of Beasts mentioned in Scripture
227
Louis XVI
228
Chrysippus and Cicero respecting the Souls of Beasts and Idiots
235
Removal of the Obelisks
236
The Marchioness de Merteuil
237
The Jews believed in the Immortality of the Soul and the Resurrection
242
Anecdote
244
Of Politics
245
The Force of Prejudice
249
BonMot of Doctor Johnson 251
251
Twenty good Acquaintances are the Change for a Friend
252
Prince Alexis Son of Peter I
254
Jocelyn
258
Count de Viry
260
London
265
The reformed Robber
266
Portrait of Philantos
267
Anecdote of Four Piedmontese Grenadiers
269
Curious Adventure attributed to a dead Body
272
A ridiculous Duel
275
Another ridiculous Duel
276
Anecdote of Lord Evelyn Stuart
277

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