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149. Benefits not always entitled to gratitude

129

150. Adversity useful to the acquisition of knowledge.

134

151. The climactericks of the mind..

138

+ 152. Criticism on epistolary writings:

143

153. The treatment incurred by loss of fortune

147

+154. The inefficacy of genius without learning...

153

155. The usefulness of advice. The danger of habits. The ne-

cessity of reviewing life .....

157

156. The laws of writing not always indisputable. Reflections

on tragi-comedy

162

157. The scholar's complaint of his own bashfulness...

167

+) 158. Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those examples
often mistaken.....

171

159. The nature and remedies of bashfulness.

175

160. Rules for the choice of associates.

179

161. The revolutions of a garret. ...

183

162. Old men in danger of falling into pupilage. The conduct

of Thrasybulus.

187

163. The mischiefs of following a patron.

192

164. Praise universally desired. The failings of eminent men

often imitated ....

197

165. The impotence of wealth. The visit of Scrotinus to the

place of his nativity...

201

166. Favour not easily gained by the poor.....

206

167. The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla

210

168. Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from

Shakspeare

214

169. Labour necessary to excellence.

218

170. The history of Misella debauched by her relation.

222

171. Misella's description of the life of a prostitute.

226

172. The effect of sudden riches

upon

the manners

232

173. Unreasonable fears of pedantry...

236

174. The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History of Dicaculus 240

175. The majority are wicked .....

244

176. Directions to authours attacked by criticks. The various

degrees of critical perspicacity....

248

177. An account of a club of antiquaries ·

252

178. Many advantages not to be enjoyed together....

256

179. The awkward merriment of a student....

260

180. The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books. 264

181. The history of an adventurer in lotteries

268

182. The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter

273

183. The influence of envy and interest compared..

277

184. The subject of essays often suggested by chance. Chance

equally prevalent in other affairs

281

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185. The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason. The mean-

ness of regulating our conduct by the opinions of men... 285

+ 186. Anningait and Ajut, a Greenland history.....

289

-187. The history of Anningait and Ajut concluded...... 293

188. Favour often gained with little assistance from understand-

ing....

298

189. The mischiefs of falsehood. The character of Turpicula.. 301

190. The history of Abouzaid, the son of Morad...

305

191. The busy life of a young lady......

309

192. Love unsuccessful without riches

314

193. The authour's art of praising himself...

318

194. A

young

nobleman's

progress in politeness.

322

195. A young nobleman's introduction to the knowledge of the

town........

327

196. Human opinions mutable. The hopes of youth fallacious. 331

197. The history of a legacy-hunter

· 335

198. The legacy-hunter's history concluded.

339

- 199. The virtues of Rabbi Abraham's magnet

• 344

– 200. Asper's complaint of the insolence of Prospero. Unpolite-

ness not always the effect of pride ..

349

201. The importance of punctuality.....

353

202. The different aceeptations of poverty. Cynicks and Monks

not poor...

358

+ 203. The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects of futurity.

Future fame uncertain...

361

204. The history of ten days of Seged, emperor of Ethiopia.... 365

205. The history of Seged concluded..

370

206. The art of living at the cost of others...

374

207. The folly of continuing too long upon the stage

378

208. The Rambler's reception. His design....

382

THE IDLER.

1. IDLER's character

2. Invitation to correspondents .......
3. Idler's reason for writing.
4. Charities and Hospitals.
5. Proposals for a female army.
6. Lady's performance on horseback.
7. Scheme for news-writers...
8. Plan of military discipline.
9. Progress of idleness....
10. Political credulity..
11. Discourses on the weather
12. Marriages why advertised...
13. The imaginary housewife....

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