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The laws of writing not always indisputable. Reflections

on tragi-comedy

135

The scholar's complaint of his own bashfulness

140

Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those examples

often mistaken

146

The nature and remedies of bashfulness

151

Rules for the choice of associates

155

The revolutions of a garret

159

Old men in danger of falling into pupilage. The conduct

of Thrasybulus

165

The mischiefs of following a patron

170

Praise universally desired. The failings of eminent men

often imitated

176

The impotence of wealth. The visit of Serotinus to the

place of his nativity

180

Favours not easily gained by the poor

185

The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla

190

Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from

Shakespeare

195

Labour necessary to excellence

200

"The history of Misella debauched by her relation

205

Misella's description of the life of a prostitute

210

The effeet of sudden riches upon the manners

216

Unreasonable faqes of pedaftry:

221

The mischiefs.of unbounried raillery History of Dica-

culus

225

The majority are wicked

231

Directions to evidsous attacked by eritics. 'The various de-

grees of critical perspicacity

235

An account of a club of antiquaries

240

Many advantages not to be enjoyed together

245

The awkward merriment of a student

249

The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books 254

The history of an adventurer in lotteries

259

The history of Leviculus the fortune-hunter

264

The influence of envy and interest compared

269

The subject of essays often suggested by chance. Chance

equally prevalent in other affairs

274

The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason. The
meanness of regulating our conduct by the opinions of

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Page Anningait and Ajut, a Greenland history

284 The history of Anningait and Ajut concluded

289 Favour often gained with little assistance from understanding

294 The mischiefs of falsehood. The character of Turpicula 298 The history of Abouzaid, the son of Morad

303 The busy life of a young lady

308 Love unsuccessful without riches The author's art of praising himself

319 A young nobleman's progress in politeness

324 A young nobleman's introduction to the knowledge of the town

329 Human opinions mutable. The hopes of youth fallacious 334 The history of a legacy-hunter

339 The legacy-hunter's history concluded

344 The virtues of Rabbi Abraham's

magnet

350 Asper's complaint of the insolence of Prospero. Unpo. liteness not always the effect of pride

356 The importance of punctuality

361 The different acceptations of poverty. Cynics and monks

366 The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects of futurity. Future fame uncertain

371 The history of ten days of Seged, emperor of Ethiopia 375 The history of Seged concluded

380 The art of living at the cost of others

385 The folly of continuing too long upon the stage

390 The Rambler's reception. His design

395

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