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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIEI.D, . . BY GOLDSMITH.

Rasselas, . . . . . . . . BY DR JOHNSON.

THE MAN OF FEELING,
THE MAN OF THE World, .. BY MACKENZIE.
JULIA DE ROUBIGNE,

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO,

. . BY HORACE WALPOLE.

The Old English Baron, . . BY CLARA REEVE.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

MEMOIRS OF THE LIVES OF THE AUTHORS.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.

90, CHEAPSIDE, AND 8, PALL MALL.

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,

At the Border Press, Edinburgh.

1823.

HARVARD
COLLEGE

LIBRARY

454310

CONTENTS.

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PAGE., CHAP. IX. Two Ladies of great distinction intro-

ADVERTISEMENT, ...

.. 264 duced. Superior finery ever seems to confer su-

CHAP. I. The description of the Family of Wake perior breeding, . . . . . . . . : .277

field, in which a kindred likeness prevails, as X. The Family endeavour to cope with their

well of minds as of persons, . ....... 265

| betters. The miseries of the poor, when they

II. Family misfortunes—the loss of fortune only attempt to appear above their circumstances, : 279

erves to increase the pride of the worthy, • . 266 XI. The Family still resolve to hold up their

III. A Migration-the fortunate circumstances of heads, .....:::;:.;.

our lives, are generally found at last to be of our XII. Fortune seems resolved to humble the fa.

own procuring, . . . . . . . . . . . 267

I mily of Wakefield-mortifications are often

IV. A proof that even the humblest fortune may

more powerful than real calamities,... 282

grant happiness, which depends not on circum-

XIII. Mr Burchell is found to be an enemy; for

stances, but constitution, . . . . . . . 270

he has the confidence to give disagreeable advice, 284

V. A new and great acquaintance introduced-

XIV. Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration

what we place most hopes upon, generally

that seeming calamities may be real blessings, 285

proves most fatal, . . . . . . . . . .

XV. All Mr Burchell's villainy at once detected.

Vi. The happiness of a Country Fireside, . .. The folly of being over wise, ....... 287

VII. A turn-out described.-The dullest fellows

XVI. The Family use art, which is opposed by

may learn to be comical for a night or two, .

still greater,, :.:.:.:sinin resist the

VIII. An amour, which promises little good for

XVII. Scarcely any virtue found to resist the

tune, yet may be productive of much, ... 275 | power of long and pleasing temptation, ... 290

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CHAP. XVIII. The pursuit of a father to re CHAP. XXVII. The same subject continued, . 313

claim a lost child to virtue, . . . . . . . 293 | XXVIII. Happiness and misery rather the result
XIX. The description of a person discontented of prudence than of virtue, in this life ; tem-
with the present government, and apprehensive

poral evils or felicities being regarded by Heaven
of the loss of our liberties, i :. .. .. 295 as things merely in themselves trifling, and un-
XX. The History of a Philosophic Vagabond, worthy its care in the distribution, .... 315

pursuing Novelty, but losing Content, . . : 298 XXIX. The equal dealings of Providence demon-

XXI. The short continuance of friendship among strated with regard to the happy and the miser-

the vicious, which is coeval only with mutual able here below. That, from the nature of plea-

satisfaction, ·

:..... 303 sure and pain, the wretched must be repaid the

XXII. Offences are easily pardoned where there balance of their sufferings in the life hereafter, 318

is love at bottom, ..

306 XXX. Happier prospects begin to appear. Let

XXIII. None but the guilty can be long and com us be inflexible, and fortune will at last change

pletely miserable,

in our favour, . . . . . . . . .; :

XXIV. Fresh calami

XXXI. Former benevolence now repaid with un-
XXV. No situation, however wretched it seems,.. expected interest, · · · · · · · · · ·

but has some sort of comfort attending it, . . 310 XXXII. The Conclusion, . ....... 328

XXVI. A reformation in the jail. To make laws

complete, they should reward, as well as punish, 312

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CHAP. I. Description of a palace in a valley, 333 | CHAP. XXVI. The Princess continues her re-

II. The discontent of Rasselas in the Happy Val. marks upon private life, . . . . . . . . 353

"*. . 334 | XXVII. Disquisition upon greatness, .... ib.

III. The wants of him that wants nothing, .. XXVIII. Rasselas and Nekayah continue their

IV. The Prince continues to grieve and muse, . conversation, .'. . . . . . . . . . . 354

V. The Prince meditates his escape, ... . XXIX. The debate on marriage continued, :. 355

VI. A dissertation on the art of flying, .. .

XXX. Imlac enters and changes the conversation, 356

VIŤ. The Prince finds a man of learning, · · ·

338 XXXI. They visit the Pyramids, . . . . . 357

VIII. The History of Imlac, · · · · · ·

XXXII. They enter the Pyramid, ..... 358

IX. The History of Imlac continued, .... XXXIII. The Princess meets with an unexpect.

X. Imlac's History continued. A dissertation ed misfurtune, . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

upon Poetry, · · · · · · · ·

V. They return to Cairo without Pekuah, 359

XI. Imlac's narrative continued. A hint on pil.

XXXV. The Princess languishes for want of Pe-

grimage, ...

kuah, .

. . . . . 360

xii. The Story of Imlac continued. .... 343 XXXVI. 'Pekuah is still remembered. The pro-

XIII. Rasselas discovers the means of escape, . 344 gress of sorrow, : .......... 361

XIV. Rasselas and Imlac receive an unexpected XXXVII. The Princess hears news of Pekuah, ib.

XXXVIII. The adventures of the Lady Pekuah, 362

XV. The Prince and Princess leave the Valley, XXXIX. The adventures of Pekuah continued,'

and see many wonders, ...

. . ib.

XL. The history of a man of learning, .. .

XVI. They enter Cairo, and find every man XLI. The astronomer discovers the cause of his

ness, . : . ... .. .
XVII. 'The Prince'associates with young men of

..

XLII. The opinion of the astronomer is explained

spirit and gaiety, : ..... ... 347

and justified, . . . . . . .

XVIII. The Prince finds a wise and happy man, 348 XLIII. The astronomer leaves Imlac his direc:

XIX. A glimpse of pastoral life, ...• • ib: tions, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

XX. The danger of prosperity, .

XLIV. The dangerous prevalence of imagina-

XXI. The happiness of solitude. The Hermit's tion, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367

history, . . . . . . . .

XLV. They discourse with an old man, ... 368

XXII. The happiness of a life led according to XLVI. The Princess and Pekuah visit the astro-

nomer, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369

XXIII.'The Prince and his sister divide between

XLVII. The Prince enters, and brings a new

them the work of observation, .

. 351 topic, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370

XXIV. The Prince examines the happiness of

XLVili. Imlac discourses on the nature of the

high stations, . . . . . . . . . . ... 16

soul,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372

XXV. The Princess pursues her inquiry with XLIX. The conclusion, in which nothing is con-

more diligence than success, · · · · · · · 352 cluded, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373

ib.

CHAP. XIV. He feels the distresses of poverty

-He is put on a method of relieving them-An

account of its success, ... ... ... 436

XV. Another attempt to retrieve his circumstan-

INTRODUCTION, ::::M e previous

ces, the consequences of which are still more fa-
CHAP. I. In which are some particulars previous

tal,
to the commencement of the main story, .. 419 Xvi. The miseries of him whose punishment is

II. More introductory matter, ..:.:.:: 421

inflicted by conscience, :::::::440

III. The openings of two characters, with which XVII. His father is acquainted with Annesly's

the reader may afterwards be better acquaint situation-His behaviour in consequence of it, 441

ed, . . . .. .... ....: : : 422

XVIII. His sister pays him another visit-A dé-

IV. A very brief account of their education, :: 423 'scription of what passed in the prison, ... 442

V. Paternal instructions_Of suspicion and con XIX. The fate of Annesly determined-Sin.

fidence-Ridicule-Religion—True pleasure-

dall's friendship, and the gratitude of Harriet, 443

Caution to the female sex, ..... 424 XX. An accident, which may be possibly be ima-

VI. In continuation_Of knowledge-Knowledge

gined somewhat more than accidental, ... 445

of the world— Politeness-Honour-Another

XXI. An acount of Annesly's departure,. . . 447

rule of action suggested, : ....... 425 XXII. Harriet is informed of her brother's de.

VII. Introducing a new and capital character, . 427 parture—She leaves London on her return home, ib.

VIII. The footing on which he stood with An. XXIII. Harriet proceeds on her journey with Ry-

nesly and his family, . : :

land—A very daring attack is made upon them

IX. Young Annesly goes to Oxford_The Friend. -The consequences, . : ....... 448

ship of Sindall-Its consequences, . . .. . 429

| XXIV. The situation of Harriet, and the con.

X. A very gross attempt is made on Annesly's duct of Sindall—They proceed homeward-

honour, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430

Some incidents in their journey, . . . . . 451

XI. Annesly gives farther proofs of depravity of XXV. Something farther of Mr Rawlinson, · · 453

manners-The effect it has on his father, and XXVI. Captain Cainplin is again introduced

the consequences with regard to his connexion

The situation of Miss Annesly, with that gen-

with Sindall, ...

... 431 tleman's concern in her affairs, ...... 454

XII. The plan which Sindall forms for oblitera | XXVII. The effects which the event contained

ting the stain which the character of his friend in the preceding chapter had on Mr Annesly, . 455

had suffered, . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 | XXVII. The arrival of Mr Rawlinson-Annes-
XIII. He reaches London, where he remains ley's discourse with him—That gentleman's ac-

longer than was expected–The effects of his count of his friend's illness, and its consequen-
stay there, . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435' ces, .

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