Murphy's essay. The rambler. The adventurer. The idler. Rasselas. Tales of the imagination. Letters. Irene. Miscellaneous poems

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The power of novelty Mortality too fami liar to raise apprehensions
78
A suspicious man justly suspected
79
Variety necessary to happiness A Winter
80
scene 81 The great rule of action Debts of justice to be distinguished from debts of charity
81
The virtuosos account of his rarities
82
The virtuosos curiosity justified
83
A young ladys impatience of control
84
The mischiefs of total idleness
85
An introduction to a criticism on Miltons versification
86
The reasons why advice is generally ineſ fectual
87
A criticism on Miltons versification Eli sions dangerous in English poetry
88
The luxury of vain imagination
89
The pauses in English poetry adjusted
90
The conduct of patronage an allegory
91
The accommodation of sound to sense often chimerical
92
The prejudices and caprices of criticism
93
An inquiry how far Milton has accommo dated the sound to the sense
94
The history of Pertinax the sceptic
95
Truth falsehood and fiction an allegory
96
Adyice to unmarried ladies
97
The necessity of cultivating politeness
98
The pleasures of private friendship The necessity of similar dispositions
99
Modish pleasures
100
A proper audience necessary to a
101
The voyage of life
102
The prevalence of curiosity The charac ter of Nugaculus
103
The original of flattery The meanness of venal praise
104
The universal register a dream
105
The vanity of an authors expectations Reasons why good authors are sometimes neglected
106
Properantias hopes of a year of confusion misery of prostitutes
107
lſ sufficient to all purposes if well em oved
108
T education of a
109
Repentance stated and explained Retire ment and abstinence useful to repentance
110
Youth made unfortunate by its haste and eagerness
111
Too much nicety not to be indulged The character of Eriphile
112
The history of Hymenaeuss courtship
113
The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes
114
The sequel of Hymenaeuss courtship
115
The young traders attempt at politeness
116
The advantages of living in a garret
117
The narrowness of ſame
118
account of her lovers opposed to Hymenaeus
119
The history of Almamoulin the son of Nouradin pAgrº 113 114 116 117 118
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Page
155
The majority are wicked 265 107 Why is the world divided by such difference
175
A criticism on the English historians
191
The young trader turned gentleman
193
The lady s misery in a summer retirement
194
The difficulty of defining comedy Tragic and comic sentiments confounded
195
The universality of cowardice The impro priety of extorting praise The imper tinence of an astronomer
197
Diligence too soon relaxed Necessity of
198
perseverance 128 Anxiety universal The unhappiness of a wit and a fine lady 290
202
Desire of gain the general passion
204
The miseries of a beauty defaced
206
Idleness an anxious and miserable state
208
The folly of annual retreats into the country
209
The meanness and mischief of indiscrimi nate dedication
210
The necessity of literary courage
212
Original characters to be found in the coun try The character of Mrs Busy
213
A critical examination of Samson Agonistes
215
The criticism continued
216
The danger of attempting wit in conversa tion The character of Papilius
218
An account of squire Bluster
219
The criterions of plagiarism
221
The difficulty of raising reputation The various species of detractors
223
Petty writers not to be despised
224
An account of an author travelling in quest of his own character The uncertainty of fame
226
The courtiers esteem of assurance
228
The cruelty of parental tyranny
229
Benefits not always º to gratitude
230
Adversity useful to the acquisition of know ledge
231
The climacterics of the mind
232
Old men in danger of falling into pupilage The conduct of Thrasybulus 2
249
The impotence of wealth The visit of Serotinus to the place of his nativity
252
Favours not easily gained by the poor
253
The marriage of Hymenaeus and Tranquilla
254
Poetry debased by mean expressions An example from Shakspeare
256
Labour necessary to excellence
257
The history of Miscella debauched by her relation
258
titute
259
The effect of sudden riches upon the man ners
261
Unreasonable fears of pedantry
262
Directions to authors attacked by critics of opinion
338
The various degrees of critical perspi 108 Some images and sentiments of which the cacity mind of man may be said to be enamoured
340
An account of a club of antiquaries 267 111 Examination of the pretensions that are 178 Many advantages not to be enjoyed together 269 made to h...
341
The mischiefs of unbounded raillery His tory of Dicaculus
343
The history of an adventurer in lotteries 272 120 Misery the lot of man and our present state 182 The history of Leviculus the fortunehunter 274 on...
346
The influence of envy and interest com 126 Retirement 847
349
The subject of essays often suggested by 131 The neglect of little things
350
chance Chance equally prevalent in 137 Retrospect of the papers of the Adventurer
352
Anningait and Ajut a Greenland history 279 THE IDLER 187 The history of Anningait and Ajut con cluded 280 l l Idlers character
357
Favour often gained with little assistance 2 Invitation to corresponden
358
from understanding 281 3 Hillers reason for writing
359
The mischiefs of falsehood The character 4 Charities and hospitals
360
of Turpicula 283 5 Proposal for a female army
361
The history of Abouzaid the son of Morad 284 6 Ladys performance on horseback ib 191 The busy Å of a young lady 285 7 Scheme for news writ...
362
Love unsuccessful without riches 286 8 Plan of military discipline
364
The authors art of praising himself 288 9 Progress of idleness
365
A young noblemans progress in politeness 289 10 Political credulity
366
A young noblemans introduction to the 11 Discourses on the weather
367
Human opinions mutable The hopes of 13 The imaginary housewife
368
The history of a legacy hunter 293 15 Treacles complaint of his wife
370
The legacy hunters history concluded 294 16 Druggets retirement
371
The virtues of Rabbi Abrahams magnet 296 17 Expedients of Idlers
372
Aspers complaint of the insolence of Pros 18 Drugget vindicated
373
pero Unpoliteness not always the effect 19 Whirlers character
374
of pride 297 20 Louisbourgs history
375
The importance of punctuality 29921 Lingers history of listlessness 37
377
ics and monks not poor 300 23 Uncertainty of friendship
378
The pleasures of life to be sought in pros 24 Man does not always think ib pects of futurity Future ſame uncertain 301 25 New actors on the theatre
379
The history of ten days of Seged emperor 26 Betty Brooms history 880
381
The history of Seged concluded 304 28 Wedding dayGrocers wifeChairman 882
383
The folly of continuing too long upon the 30 Corruption of news writers
384
Disguises of idlenessSobers character
385
The Ramblers reception His design 30832 Sleep
386
Journal of a fellow of a college 887
388
THE ADVENTURER 35 Auction hunter
389
The terrific diction
391
Sleep 311 38 Debtors in Prison
392
Story of Mysargyras concluded 313 39 The bracelet
393
Want of strength and unity in confederated 40 Art of advertising
394
power 31441 On the death of a friend
395
The causes of falsehood 316 42 Perditas complaint of her father
396
Letter of Mysargyras 317 43 Monitions on the flight of time
397
Criticism 318 44 Use of memory
398
Letter of Mysargyras 32045 Portraits defended
399
7 The useful arts as applied to the wants ne 46 Molly Quicks complaint of her mistress
400
cessities and superfluities of life 322 47 Deborah Gingers account of city wits
401
9 Men willingly believe what they wish to be 48 The bustles of Idleness
402
49 Marvels journey
403
Advice useful and salutary 325 50 Marvel paralleled
404
Whether a man should think too highly or 5 1 Domestic greatness unattainable
405
4 On the diversity of the English character 329 53 Mischiefs of good company
406
The necessity of reading and consulting 54 Mrs Savecharges complaint
407
other understandings than our own 330 55 Authors mortifications
409
Qbservations on Virgils Pastorals 332 56 Virtuosos whimsical
410
Resemblance between authors 33457 Character of Sophron the prudent
411
The fate of projectors 33558 Expectations of pleasure frustrated
412
Books multiplied by useless compilations 488
439
The good sort of woman
451
The Fountains a Fairy Tale
494
to LIII To Mrs Thrale
525
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
544
whom a Lady had given a Sprig of Myrtle
555

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