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Pago. lucr. 4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770,

on the bill for preventing the delays of justice, by
claining the privilege of parliament,

128 & An address to young persons,

CHAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Preces.

186

Bict. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638. 2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

139 3 Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amiable young woman,

ib. 4. On Discretion,

140 6. On the government of our thoughts,

149 6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions, 145 7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one another,

146 8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

148 9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings,

pronouncer by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon
on the mount,

149 10. Schemes of life often illusory,

160 Jl. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

102 12 On the true honour of man,

164 13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life, 10 14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered,

157 15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be applied,

180 16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties,

160 17. Description of candour,

161 18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rosts solely on worldly pleasures,

162 19. What are the real and solid cnjoyments of human life,

165 20. Scale of beings,

167 21. Trust in the care of Providence recominended, 169 2. Piety and gratitude culiven prosperity,

171 B. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune,

173 The speech of Fabricius, a Roman ambassador, to

king Pyrrhus, who attempted to bribe him to his
interests, by the offer of a great sum of money,

174 & Character of James I. king of England,

176 m Charles V. emperor of Germany, rosigns bis dominicns, and retires from the world,

176 57. The same subject continued,

170

PART II.

PIECES IN POETRY.

Page.

189 184

185 187 188 191

198 194 194 190 198 200

CHAPTER I

Selecl Sentences and Paragraphs. f. 1. short and easy sentences,

2. Verses in which the lines are of different length,
3. Verses containing exclamations, interrogations, and

parentheses,
nzi 4. Verses in various forms,

7. Verses in which sound corresponds to signification.
6. Paragraphs of greater length,

CHAPTER II.

Narralire Pieces.
ECT. 1. The bear and the bees,

2. The nightingale and the glow-worm,
3. The trials of virtue,
4. The youth and the pliilosopher,
5. Discourse between Adam and Eve, retiring to rest,
6. Religion and death,

CHAPTER V.

Didaclic Pieces. 1. 1. The vanily of wealth,

2. Nothing formed in vain,
3. On pride,
4. Cruelty to brutes censured,
5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chapter
6. The death of a good man a strong incentive to

virtue,
7. Reflections on a future staly, from a review of

winter,
8. Adams advice to Eve, to arvid temptation,
9. On procrastination,
10. That philosophy, which sups at secondary causes,

reproved,
11 Indignant sentiments on national prejudices and ha-
tred; and on slavery,

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CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive l'ieces. Sect. 1. The morning in summer,

2. Rural sounds, as well as rural sights, delightful,

212 218

8. The rose,

Page 214 216

dser. A Care of birds for their young,

6. Liberty and slavery contrasted,
6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chapter of the

First Epistle to the Corinthians,
7. Picture of a good man,
8. The pleasures of retireinent,
D. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well.

directed imagination,

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CHAPTER V.

Palheric Pieces.

221 223 224 ib.

Bicy. 1. The hermil,

2. The beggar's petition,
S. Unhappy close of life,
4. Elegy to pity,
6. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk,

during his solitary abode in the Island of Juan

Fernandez,
6. Gratitude,
9. A raan perishing in the snow; from whence refloc.

tions are raised on the miseries of lifn, 8. A morning hymn,

225 227

228 230

CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Piecus.

hecy 1. Ode to Content,

8. The shepherd and the philosopher,
3. The road to happiness open to all men,
4. The goodness of Providence,
8. The Creator's works attest his greatness.
6. Address to the Deity,
7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed
8. The Bre-side,
9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,
:0. Selfishness reproved,
31. Human frailty,
19. Ode to peace,
13. Ode to adversity,
14. The Creation required to praisu its Author
13. The universal prayer,
16. Conscience,
17. On an infant,
18. The cuckoo,
19. Day. A pastoral in three parts,
20. The order of nature,
21. Hymn coinposed during sickness,
22. Hymn, ou a review of Ho HUUMI,
23. On solitado,

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ib. 237 238 240 242 243 244 2.15

ib. 247 249 200 251

il) 262 255 56 269

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