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The danger of succeeding a great author: An introduction

to a criticism on Milton's versification

98

The reasons why advice is generally ineffectual

105

A criticism on Milton's versification. Elisions dangerous

in English poetry

110

The luxury of vain imagination

116

The pauses in English poetry adjusted

121

The conduct of patronage, an allegory ·

127

The accommodation of sound to sense, often chimerical 133

The prejudices and caprices of criticism

141

An inquiry how far Milton has accommodated the sound to

the sense

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The history of Pertinax the sceptic

154

Truth, falsehood, and fiction, an allegóry

- 159

Advice to unmarried ladies

165

The necessity of cultivating politeness •

172

The pleasures of private friendship. The necessity of simi-

lar dispositions -

177

Modish pleasures

182

A proper audience necessary to a wit

187

The voyage of life

193

The prevalence of curiosity. The character of Nugaculus 198

The original of flattery: The meanness of venal praise 204

The universal register, a dream

- 209

The vanity of an author's expectations. Reasons why good

authors are sometimes neglected -

214

Properantia’s hopes of a year of confusion. The misery

of prostitutes

219

Life sufficient to all purposes if well employed

225

The education of a fop

230

Repentance stated and explained. Retirement and absti.

nence useful to repentance

236

Youth made unfortunate by its haste and

eagerness 242

Too much nicety not to be indulged. The character of

Eriphile

247

Phe history of Hymenæus's courtship

The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes 258

The sequel of Hymenæus's courtship

264

The young trader's attempt at politeness

The advantages of living in a garret

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THE

RAMBLER.

No. 67.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1750.

Αιελπίδες βόσκοσι φυγάδας, ως λόγος,
Καλώς βλέπασιν όμμασι, μελλεσι δε. EURIP.
Exiles, the proverb says, subsist on Hope ;
Delusive Hope still points to distant good,

To good that mocks approach.
THERE

HERE is no temper so generally indulged as Hope : other passions operate by starts on particular occasions, or in certain parts of life ; but hope begins with the first power of comparing our actual with our possible state, and attends us through every stage and period, always urging us forward to new acquisitions, and holding out some distant blessing to our view ; promising us either relief from pain, or increase of hap. piness.

Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, of sickness, of captivity, would, without this comfort, be insupportable ; nor does it appear that the happiest lot of terrestrial existence can set us above the want of this general blessing; or that life, when the gifts of nature and of fortune are accumulated upon it, would not still be wretched, were it not elevated and delighted by the expectation of some new possession, of some enjoyment yet behind, by which the wish

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