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133 Anuther



Boling. 732

Pope. 733

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Aikin. 710

BOOK IV. Narratives, Dialogues, &c. with other humorous,

facetious, and eni crtaining Pieces.

HE Story of Le Ferre


Sterne. 6S9 | 28 Scene between P. Henry and Falstaff Stak. 728

Yorick's Dezoi

693 29 Scene between Mocly and Manly


3 Alcander and Septimius Eyzart. Hil. 694 30 Management of Wit

Chesterf. 730

4 The Monk

Sterie. 695

31 Egotiim to be avoided


5 Sir Bertrand; a Fragment

dikir.. 697

32 Letter to Lord * * * *

6 On Human Grandeur

Godirib. 698

7 Dialogue between Mr. Addison and Dr. 33 The Birth of Martinus Scriblerus


Dialogues of tbe Deart. 700

The Doctor and his Shield


8 The Hill of Science; a Vitiin

The Nutrition of Scriblerus


g On the Love of Life

Gildfui. 703

Play Things


10 The Canal and the Brook



11 The Story of a Disabled Soldier Gulum. 706



12 Ulyfies and Circe

Dial. Dod. 708

The Seat of the Soul

13 Love and Joy; a Tale

The Souì a Quality


14 Scene between Colonel Rivers and Sir

34 Diverlity of Geniuses



The Advancement of the Bathos


15 On Dignity of Manners

Dedications and Panegyrics


16 On Vulgarity


A Recipe to make an Epic Poem


17 On Good-breeding

713 To make an Epic Poem


13 Dialogue betwixt Mercury, an English

Duellist, and a North American Sa. 35 The Duty of a Clerk



Dialogues of the Dead. 715 36 Cruelty to Animals


19 Bayes's Rules for Composition Bucking: 717 37 Pastoral Comedy


20 The Art of Pleasing

Cheierf. 718 38 Dogs


21 Dialogue between the Plinys Dial. Diad. 718 39 Lady Mary Wortley Montague


22 Humorous Scene between Boniface and 40 The Manners of a Bookfeller


Farquhar. 720 41 Description of a Country Scat


23 Endeavours to please are scarcely unsuc- 42 Apology for his Religious Tencts



Cvefierf. 721 43 Defence against a Noble Lord's Reflexions 751

24 A Dialogue between M. Apicius and 44 The Death of Mr. Gay



Dial. Dead. 722

45 Envy

25 Scene between lago and Caffio

Shakes. 725

46 Epicurus's Character

Orrery. 75+

26 Dialogue between Mercury and a Mo. 47 Example, its Prevalence

Boling. 755

dern Fine Lady

Dial. Dead: 726

dangerous when copied without

27 Scene between Shylock and Tubal Skakel. 727



48 Exile


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Authors. Pag.

# Exik oniy an imaginary Evil Boling. 755 97 Wit, the Nature of in writing Dryden. 809

200t hust a reflecting Man

98 Examples that Words



19 Love of Fine

Fitzoso. 756

without raising Images

Burke, 810

50 Esthofarm

757 99 Characteristics of Whig and Tory

$1 Free-chicking, Abuses of Council. 758


Hume. 811

The Labelierer's Creed

759 100 Painting disagreeable in Women Cono:7. 812

52 Fortune not to be trusted

Boling. 759 101 Advantages of well-directed Satire

her Evi's disarmed by Patience 760

pointed out

Firzos. 813

53 Del.czcy constitutional

Hume. 760 102 Juvenal and Horace compared as Sa-

of Taite defirable



Dryden. 813

that it teaches to select our 103 Delicate Satire not easily hit off


761 104 Works of Ari defective

Spez. 15

54 Detra&tion 2 deceitable Vice Rambler. 761

Acvantages from their Si-

53 Learning, its Application


milarity to those of Nature


its Progress

Hume. 762 105 On the Progress of the Arts Idler. 816

uselfs without Tafe

763 106 Astronomy, Study of, delightful Taller, 817

ies Obrations

Idler. 763

107 The Planetary and Ter eitrial Worlds

6 bankind, a Portrait of

Sterne. 764

comparatively confidered

Spett. 817

57 M1:30:3, their Origin, &c. Blackfore. 765

108 Character of Toby Bumper

Connoil. 8:3

6 Hrs Words defended

Idler. -63 109 C uses of National Characters

Hume. 819

Discontent, its common Lot

Rambler. 769

110 Chaitity an additional Ornament

6 Feodal Svitem, Hiftory of Blackjcae. 770


Spe87. 820

61 Of Britih Juries

Orrerz: 773

- a valuable Virtue in a Man Guard. 820

62 ) tice, is Naturs, &c. defined

12 Characters of Ganetiers

Conrci]: 821

63 Habit, Dificuity of conquering

113 Tatler's Advice to his Siiter Jenny: a

64 Hargenny, its Adventures

Adverturer. 775

Lefon for young Ladies Tatler. 822

; H., our natural Fondness for it, and 114 On Curiosity

Sierne. 823

its true Uic

Boling776 115 Contreverly feldom decently

65 Human Nature, its Dignity


Browne. 825

Operations of considered

Orrory: 777

116 Convertuion, how to please in Ruimitor. 825

68 Cecosomy, Want of it no Mark of


- various Faults in

Cuar://. 825


Adventurer. 778 118 Citizen's Country House described

ta Osetas ridiculed

Lyfselten. 759

119 Humorous Scene between Dennis the

- Patience recommended Bolingbrukso 700

Citic and the Doctor

Swifi. 828

exemplified in the Story of an 120 The Two Bzes

dron. 830


Sierne 780

121 Pleasant Scene of Anger

Spiel. 830

72 Players in a Country Town described Conn. 751 122 Falstaff's Encomiums on Sack Staklo 830

often mistake one Effect for

123 Hotspur reading a Letter



782 124 Falitat's Soliloquy on Honour

74 True Pleasure defined

Siul. 783

125 The perfect Speaker


75 Politenes, how manifested

Hume. 783

126 Diftem vers of the Mind cured Thornton. 832

o Post, Business and Qualifications of de- 127 Character of a Choice Spirit



Fokufon. 784

128 A Citizen's Family setting out for

Remarks on some of the beit, boch


Ancient and Modern

Dryden. 785 129 Character of a mighty good Kind

Remarks on some of the best En.

of Man

zlich Dramatic ones

Dryder. 786 130 Character of a mighty good Sort of
79 Property, Origin and Right of, ex-


Blackfine. 787 131 On the afiected Strangeness of some

So Retrznent of no Use to some

Boling: 791

Men of Quality

li Resolution of 1688, its Consequences 791

132 On the Artugance of younger Bro.

12 Riddles detended

Fitzoff. 791

thers of Quality

Si enks perverted by Fashion

133 Perfons of Quality proved to be

14 Simplicity, its Beauty in Writing Brown. 794


conspicuous in the Scriptures 794

134 On Pedantry

35 thould be preferred to Refinement 135 A Sunday in the Country

in writing

136 On the Militia

3. Suicide, Eilay on

Connoil. 797

137 On going to Bath, &c.

* Eaumeration of Superstitions observed

138 The faint-hearted Lover


in the Country

799 139 Coronation, Detail of

& Swearing, indelicate and wicked

801 140 Letter from a successful Adventurer

go Sympathy, a Source of the Sublime

in the Lottery

91 its Effects in the Diftrefles of 141 Characters of Camilla and Flora Greville. 855


Burke. 8o2 142 A Fable, by Linnæus

$2 Tears not unworthy of an Hero Dryden. 803 143 Mercy recommended

Sterne. 857

93 Teriot, a Source of the Sublime

Burke. 804

144 The Starling

24 Tragedy compared with Epic Poetry 145 The Captive


Dryden. 804 146 Trim's Explanation of the Fifth

9; Trantations, History of





Smollett. 792


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20 Of Small Birds of Flight Barrington. 982
Singing Birds


22 The Eel








Pike or Jack


26 Carp





28 Tench

29 Gudgeon

30 Bream

31 Crucian





33 Dace


34 Chub




- White Bait

Gold Fith

Chronological Table of remarkable Events,

Discoveries, and Inventions
Men of Learning and Genius


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19 Of the Disappearance of Swallows 980

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$1. The l'ison of Mirza, exbibiting a Pic- he played, to taste the pleasares of his conlure of Human Life.

verlation, as I looked upon him like one

astonished, he beckoned to me, and, by the N the fifth day of the moon, which, waving of his hand, directed me to ap

according to the custom of my proach the place where he fat. I drew near after having washed myself, and offered rior nature ; and as my heart was entirely up my morning devotions, I ascended the subdued by the captivating strains I had high hills of Bagdat, in order to pafs the heard, I fell down at his feet, and wept. zeit of the day in meditation and prayer. The genius smiled upon me with a look of As I was here airing myself on the tops of compafion and affability that familiarized the mountains, I fell into a profound con- him to my imagination, and at once dirtemplation on the vanity of human life; pelled all the fears and apprehensions with and pafling from one thought to another, which I approached him. He lifted me Sorely, said I, man is but a shadow, and from the ground, and taking me by the life a dream. Whilft I was thus muling, I hand, Mirza, said he, I have heard thes caft my eyes towards the summit of a rock in thy soliloquies ; follow me. that was not far from me, where I disco- He then led me to the highest pinnacle vered one in the habit of a shepherd, with of the rock, and placing me on the top of a htele musical instrument in his hand. As it, Caft thy eyes eastward, said he, and tell I looked upon him, he applied it to his lips, me what thou feeit

. I fee, said I, a huge and began to play upon it. The sound of it valley, and a prodigious tide of water rol. was exceeding fweet

, and wrought into a ling through it. The valley that thou feeft, Sariety of tunes that were inexprellibly me- said he, is the vale of misery; and the tide lodious, and altogether different from any of water that thou seest, is part of the great thing I had ever heard: they put me in tide of eternity. What is the reason, said mind of those heavenly airs that are played 1, that the tide I see rises out of a thick to the departed souls of good men upon their mist at one end, and again lotes itself in a frit arrival in Paradise, to wear out the im- thick mist at the other? What thou seest, pressions of the last agonies, and qualify said he, is that portion of eternity which is them for the pleasures of that happy place. called Time, measured out by the sun, and My heart meited away in secret raptures. reaching from the beginning of the world

I had been often told, that the rock be- to its confummation. Examine now, said fore me was the baunt of a genius; and he, this sea that is bounded with darkness that several had been entertained with that at both ends, and tell me what thou discomulis, who had passed by it, but never verest in it. I see a bridge, said I, standheard that the musician had before made ing in the midit of the tide. The bridge himself visible. When he had raised my thou feeft, said he, is human life ; confider thoughts, by those transporting airs which it attentively. Upon a more leisurely fur

vey of it, I found that it consisted of three- The genius seeing ine indulge myself score and ten entire arces, with several in this melancholy prospect, told me I broken arches, which, added to those that had dwelt long enough upon it : Take were entire, made up the number about an thine eyes off the bridge, said he, and tell hundred. As I was counting the arches, me if thou seest any thing thou doft not the genius told me that this bridge confitto comprehend. L'pon looking up, What ed at first of a thousand arches; but that a mean, said I, those great flights of birds great food swept away the rett, and left the that are perpetually hovering about the bridge in the ruinous condition I now be- bridge, and settling upon it from time to held it: but tell me further, said he, what time? I fee vultures, harpies, ravens, corthou discovereit on it. I see multitudes of morants, and, among many other feathered people pafing over it, said I, and a black creatures, several little winged boys, that cloud hanging on each end of it. As I perch in great numbers upon the middle looked more attentively, I saw several of arches. Thele, said the genius, are envy, the passengers dropping through the bridge avarice, fuperftition, delpair, love, with into the great tide that flowed underneath the like cares and paflions that infest huit ; and upon further examination, per

man life. ceived there were innumerable trap-doors I here fetched a deep figh: Alas, said I, that lay conccaled in the bridge, which man was made in vain ! how is he given the passengers no sooner trod upon, but away to mifery and mortality! tortured in they fell through them into the tide, and life, and swallowed up in death! The immediately disappeared. These hidden genius being moved with compassion topit-falls were set very thick at the en- wards me, bid me quit so uncomfortable a trance of the bridge, so that throngs of prospect. Look no more, said he, on man people no sooner broke through the in the first stage of his exilience, in his setcloud, but many of them fell into them. ting out for eternity; but cast thine eye They grew thinner towards the middle, on that thick milt into which the tide bears but multiplied and lay closer together the leveral generations of mortals that tall towards the end of the arches that were into it. I directed my fight as I was orentire.

dered, and whether or 110 the good genius There were indeed some persons, but ftrengthened it with any supernatural force, their number was very small, that conti- or distipated part of the mift that was benued a kind of hobbling march on the fore too thick for the eye to penetrate) I broken arches, but fell through one after faw the valley opening at the farther end, another, being quite tired and spent with and (preading forth into an immense ocean, so long a walk.

that had a huge rock of adımant running I paffed some time in the contempla- through the midit of it, and dividing it tion of this wonderful structure, and the into two equal parts. The clouds still great variety of objects which it presented. rcited on one half of it, infomuch that I My heart was filled with a deep melan- could discover nothing in it: but the other choly, to fce several dropping unexpectedly appeared to me a vail ocean, planted with in the midit of mirth and jollity, and catch- innumerable islands, that were covered ing at every thing that stood by them, to with fruits and fowers, and interwoven , fave themselves. Some were looking up with a thousand little shining seas that towards the heavens in a thoughtful pol- ran among them. I could see persons dresture, and, in the midit of a ipeculation, fed in glorious habits, with garlands upon itumbled and fell out of sight. Multitudes their heads, pasing among the trees, lying were very busy in the puríuit of bubbles, down by the sides of fountains, or reiting that glittered in their eyes, and danced be- on beds of flowers; and could hear a confore them; but often, when they thought futed harmony of singing birds, falling themselves within the reach of them, their waters, human voices, and musical instrufooting failed, and down they funk. In ments. Gladness grew in me at the difthis confusion of objects, I observed fome covery of so delightful a scene. I wished with scimitars in their hands, and others for the wings of an eagle, that I migàt fly with urinals, who ran to and fro upon the away to those happy feats; but the gebridge, thrusting several perfons on trap- nius told me there was no pallage to them, doors which did not seem to lie in their except through the gates of death that I . way, and which they enight have cicaped faw opening every moment upon the had they not been thus forced upon them. bridge. The islands, said he, that lie

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