Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

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Vicesimus Knox
C. and J. Rivington, 1824 - English prose literature - 772 pages
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Contents

Qn the Immortality of the Soul
15
Duty of Children to their Parents
16
Strength of Parental Affection
17
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time Idler
19
Folly of mispending Time Ramb
20
Importance of Time Spect
22
Punishment of mispent Time Guard
24
Importance of Time to Youth Chesterſ
26
Bad Effects of Indolence Connois
27
Innocent Pleasures of Childhood Guard
29
Cheerfulness recommended Spect
31
Advantages of a cheerful Temper
33
Rules for the Knowledge of Ones Self
35
No Life pleasing to God but that which is useful to Mankind Adven
36
Providence proved by Animal In stinct Spect
39
Necessity of forming religious Princi ples at an early Age Blair
41
Happiness and Dignity of Manhood depend on youthful Conduct
42
Modesty and Docility joined to Piety43
43
Benevolence and Humanity
44
Whatever violates Nature cannot af ford true Pleasure
45
Employment of Time
46
Great Talents not requisite for the common Duties of Life
48
Pleasures resulting from a prudent Use of our Faculties
49
Moral and Religious Sect 46 Advantages of a Place of Educatiqn Seed 47 Lost Opportunities cannot be re called Tottie 48 Beginnings of Evil to ...
51
ments 50 to be preserved in your i e 51 necessary in Business Time
52
Suppression of criminal Thoughts 55 Experience anticipated by Reflection 56 Beginnings of Passion to be opposed
53
Government of the Temper
57
A peaceable Temper recommended
58
Exertions of a benevolent Temper
59
Blessings of a contented Temper
60
Usefulness of a Desire of Praise
61
Effects of excessive Desire of Praise
62
Usefulness of virtuous Discipline
63
Consolation of religious Knowledge c
64
Sense of Right and Wrong c Gregory
65
Religion Scepticism c
68
True and false Politeness Hurd
69
Beauties of the Psalms Horne 71 Temple of Virtuous Love Tatler
71
of Lust 73 of Virtue
72
of Vanity 75 of A varice
74
Balance of Happiness equal Blair
76
Caution on seducing Appearances
77
Virtue Mans true Interest Harris
78
On Gratitude Spect
79
Religion the foundation of Content Adven
80
Bad Gilpin
81
Religion ihe best and only Support in Cases of real Distress Sterne
82
On Prodigality Ramb
83
On Honour Guard
84
On Modesty Spect
85
On disinterested Friendship Melmoth
86
The Art of Happiness Harris
87
The Choice of Hercules Tatler
88
On Entrance into Life Kno
89
Wisdom of aiming at Perfection
90
On forming a Tuste for simple Plea
91
CATECHETICAL LECTURES NATURAL Theology
101
On the Creedthe Belief of God 103 2 continued 162
102
On Christs AscensionBelief in
103
Holy Ghost
111
sures
115
On the Holy Catholic Church 113 132 Scriptures the Rule of Life Chapone
174
On the Resurrection of the Body 114 133 Of Genesis
175
On the Ten Commandments 116 134 Exodus
176
Duties owing to particular Persons 122 136 Joshua
177
Behaviour to Superiors 125 Esther
178
Against wronging our Neighbour by 141 Proverbs Ecclesiastes Solomons iniurious Actions 128 Song Prophecies Apocrypha
179
Duties to ourselves 130 142 The New Testament
180
On the Sacrament of Baptism 134 144 C║ View of the Blessed 117 On the Sacrament of the Lords Supper 135 and Cursed
181
Expostulation with Unbelievers 145 Character of St Paul
182
Pascal 137 146 Of the Epistles
183
148 Epistles of St Peter c
184
Light of Reason imperfect 151 Prudence
185
Simplicity of the Sacred Writers West 154 153 Pity
186
over Stoical Miss Carter 156 155 Woman
187
Fine Morality of the Gospel Beattie 158 156 Son
188
Air of Šiš Mainwaring 159 160 Dea
189
Queen Annes Prayer 159 Student nor
190
Effects of the Cultivation of Taste
192
Improvement of Taste
193
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Precision
195
Causes of a loose Style
196
Style general Characters of
197
Diffuse
198
the Dry
199
the Neat
200
Simplicity different Kinds of
201
Simplicity Ancients eminent for
203
of Mr Addisons Style
204
On the Wehement Style
205
Sweetness and Delicacy of Style or
206
Directions for ║ Style Blair
208
Words too anxious a Care about to be avoided 35 Acquaintance with the best Authors necessary to form a Style 36 A servile Imitation to be avoi...
209
Style must be adapted to the Subject
210
Livius Naevius and Ennius
211
Plautus
212
Afranius
213
the Rise of Satire of Lucilius 214 214 215 C 46 the Criticisms of Cicero
214
the flourishing State of Poetry among the Romans
215
Observations on the AEmeid
216
Authors Pag 49 50
217
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Lucan
220
F7 Of Persius
221
Martial
222
Juvenal
223
On the Character and Style of Pliny e Younger
225
The Introduction c of Arts at Rome Spence
227
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a Gentleman
250
Sect Authors P 107 On the Historical Style Blair 2
252
Their Use in Style Felton
254
Milton and Philips
255
not owing to Pedantry
256
Excellencies of the Ancients and Moderns
257
Assiduous Study of the Greek and Roman Classics recommended
258
On the Beauty of Epistolary Writing259
259
Ciceros
260
Pindar the Father of Lyric Poetry
261
Politian and Muretus Knor
262
Philelphus and Theodore Gaza
263
the different Kinds of Poetical Composition in the Sacred Books 1st of the Didactic Blair
265
Poetry on Augustuss Death 281 138 Jeremiah
266
Demosthenes imitated Pericles 231 140 the Iliad of Homer
267
contrasted with Ăschines 233 liai the Odyssey of Homer
268
his Defects 233 144 On the ancient Writers Blacktrall
269
and Demosthenes compared 234 145 Homer
270
the Sublime 248
271
Xenophons Memoirs of Socrates
273
the Characters of Theophrastus c 275
275
Cicero Blackwall
277
Thoughts on the CEdipus Tyrannus of Sophocles Knor
279
Remarks on Minor Greek Poets 159 Morals of the Classics Blackwall
285
ill Effects of Ridicule 94 Value of an honest Man 95 A short System of Virtue and Happi 85
286
The subordinate Classics not to be neglected
287
The old Critics to be studied
288
Rise of Philosophical Criticism Harris
289
Roman Authors of Philosophical Criticism Harris
291
Modern Philosophical and Histo rical Critics
292
Modern Critics Writers c
293
the War 410 61 Another Smollett
454
Another Lingard
456
Another Smollett
457
character of Edward II Hume
458
Another Smollett
459
Another Smollett
460
Another 79 Character of Henry W Smollett
461
Account of Henry VI Hume
462
Character of Edward IV Lingard
463
Character of Richard III Hume
464
Another Lingard
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Another Lingard
466
Character of Edward VI Burnet
467
Another Lingard
468
Character of Elizabeth
469
Character of James I Macauley
473
Another Hume
474
Character of Charles I Smollett 47
475
Another Macauley
476
Sect Authors Pag 104 Character of Oliver Cromwell Noble
477
Another Smollett
478
Another Macpherson
479
Character of James II
480
Another Macauley
483
Character of Mary Queen Consort of William III Smollett
484
Another Macpherson
485
Character of Francis I
486
Epaminondas Leland
489
Character of Lord Townshend Chesterf
490
Mr Pope
491
Mr Pultene
492
Sir Robert Walpole
493
Lord Granville
494
Mr Pelham
495
Lord Hardwicke
496
Duke of Newcastle
497
Mr Pitt Lord Chatham
498
Another Anon
499
Character of Mr Fox Anon
500
Characters of Mr Pitt and Mr Fox Edgeworth
503
Mr Curran
505
Narratives Dialogues with humorous facetious and other miscellaneous Pieces
507
The Hill of Science a Vision Atkin
521
On the Love of Life Golds
523
The Canal and the Brook Aikin
524
The Story of a disabled Sailor Goldsm
526
Ulysses and Circe Dial Dead
528
Love and Joy a Tale Aikin
530
Scene between Col Rivers and Sir Harry
531
Savage Dialogues of the Dead
533
Dialogue between the Plinys Dial Dead
534
Scene between Boniface and Aimwell Farquhar
536
A Dialogue between M Apicius and Darteneuf Dial Dead
537
Scene between Iago and Cassio Shaks
540
Dialogue between Mercury and a Modern fine Lady Dial Dead
541
Scene between Shylock and Tubal Shaks
542
Scene between Mor║ and Manly Cibber
544
The Death of Mr Gay 38 Envy Rambler 39 Epicuruss Character Orrery 40 Example its Prevalence Boling dangerous when copied with out Ju...
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Exile only an imaginary Evil 41 cannot hurt a reflecting Man 568
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Enthusiasm
569
Freethinking Abuse of Connoiss
570
The Unbelievers Creed
571
Fortune not to be trusted Boling
572
r of Taste desirable
573
Learning its Application
574
its Progress Hume
575
useless without Taste
576
Hard Words defended Idler
577
Discontent its common Lot Rambler
578
Feodal System History of Blackstone
579
Of British Juries Orrery
583
Habit Difficulty of conquering Idler
584
History our natural Fondness for it ?its true Use Boling
585
Human Nature its Dignity Hume
587
Operas ridiculed Lyttelton
588
Players in a Country Town described
590
Connoiss 1 64 often mistake the Effect 65 True Pleasure defined Seed
591
Poet Business and Qualifications of described Johnson
592
Remarks on some of the best both Ancient and Modern Dryden
593
English Dramatic ones
594
Riddles defended Fitzogb
596
Suicide Essay on Connoiss
598
Enumeration of Superstitions observed in the Country
600
Swearing indelicate and wicked G║? 75 sympathy a Source of the Sublime Burke
603
Tears not unworthy of an Hero Dryden
604
Terror a Source of the Sublime Burke
605
Translations History of Idler
607
Talents to form a Translator Dryd
609
Wit the Nature of in Writing 11
612
Characteristics of Whig and Tor Parties ume
613
Painting disagreeable in Women Connoiss
614
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Character of Toby Bumper Connoiss
616
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Characters of Gamesters Connoiss
618
ness
619
Tatlers Advice to his Sister Tatler ?
620
An Address to F Scholar 97 On Goodness of Heart 98 A Letter to a you Nobleman Bolton 95
622
Citizens Country House Ńescrij
624
Humorous Scene between Dennis the Critic and the Doctor Swift
625
The Two Bees Anon
627
The Perfect Speaker
629
Character of a Choice Spirit
630
A Citizens Family setting out for Brighthelmstone
631
Character of a mighty good Kind of an
633
Character of a mighty good Sort
634
no o║tr║ transen In affected 8 ness of some Men of Quality
636
Persons of Quality proved Traders
639
? ║
641
On the Militia untry
643
On going to Bath c
645
The fainthearted Lover
647
Letter from a successful Adventurer in the Lotter
652
Characters of Camilla and Flora Greville
653
A Fable by Linnaeus Dr Thornton
654
Mercy recommended Sterne
655
The Captive 125 Trims Explanation of the Fifth Commandment
656
Health
657
The Emperor and his No bility diverted ║ him
666
Metropolis described
670
W Author prevents an Invasion
672
Inhabitants of Lilliput
675
Authors to Blefuscu
679
Return to his Native Country
683
A Voyage to BRobbingNAG hap I A great Storm described
686
Description of the Farmers Daughter
692
The Country described
699
W Adventures that happened to the Author
701
Contrivances of the Author
706
to t║ the King and Queen VII Authors Love of his Country VIII His Return to England 701 706
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Proverbs
723
Old Italian Proverbs
728
Old Spanish Proverbs
735
The Way to Wealth Franklin
741
View of Rome Eustace
745
Celebration of Divine Service by the Pope
746
HRONOLOGICAL Table of remark able Events Discoveries and
747

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