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Want of Gratitude, from an Incapacity to love the Author of her

xlvi. The remarkable Hitory of an Author

XLVII. The Pleasure of building Castles in the Air; and the Certainty that

the Possession of any Object always lefsens the Value to our Ima-

xlvi. The inconvenience and Absurdity of Country Houses to the mid.
dling Tradesmen

XLIX. On the ridiculous Affectation of dreffing out of Character

L. The Danger of Prosperity-Contemptible Instances of it's Effect upon a

well known Character
Li. The affecting History of a young Lady seduced into a Passion by the

filent Respect and seeming Attachment of a Male Coquet, who
artfully avoided any verbal Declarations of Love

LII. Frankness in a Lady, and Generosity in a Lover, happily rewarded
LII. On the Absurdity of talking technically; and the Shame of speaking

indelicately in the Presence of the Ladies
liv. The Freedom of Action, which the Circumstance of Sex gives a Man,

proved a Misfortune-The Journal of a Libertine
Lv. Critique on the celebrated Elegy in a Country Church Yard
LVI. Account of Miss Cornelia Marchmont-Her sensible Rejection of an
impertinent Lover

LVII. Indigence and Literature with the Journal of a Genius deftitute of
Money and Friends

LVII. A Defence of the present Age against the unaccountable Inclina= 1

tion of modern Writers to estimate the Virtue of an Æra in Pro-
portion to it's Antiquity

Lix. Extremes in Appearance disapproved; but even a Coxcomb deemed a

more tolerable Companion than the Sloven, wholly inattentive to
the Decency of Externals

Lx. The Folly of running into expensive Entertainments censured, espe.

cially among People of middling Fortunes or intimate Acquaint-
LXI. Obscenity highly culpable in all People; but among old Men, in the

Presence of their Farnilies, abfolutely unpardonable
LXI. Fatal Effects of bringing up Daughters with an extravagant Opinion

of their own personal Attractions
LXII. The foregoing Subje&t exemplified in the History of Theodora
LXIV. The Impertinence of those People feverely reprehended, whio con-

ftantly play the Argus on the minutelt Circumstances either in the

Appearance or Manners of their Neighbours
LXV. Contemptible Character of Subaltern Bucks, and Covent Garden
Fine Gentlemen









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HE lowest Orders of People proved to be the only true Patriots
LXVII, Reflcctions on the Absurdity of ToaltingOn the Rudeness of ba-

nilding the Ladies after Dinner or Supper--and on the general Mil-
management of convivial Entertainments in the Country

LXVIII. Critique upon Dryden's Guiscard and Sigismonda

LXIX. The Minds of Mankind nearly alike through all the Disparity of
their SituationsMay, the Cause of his own Misery and the


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PAGE Reader earnestly recommended to adopt the Philosophy of Dick Wilkins

107 LXX. Reflections of the Drama, and the Stage, proved to have arisen in good

Sense and Decency, however it has of late Years declined in the
Brilliancy of Wit, or the Sparkle of Imagination

108 LXXI. Dangerous Consequences ariling from the Polression of a good Voice,

any other convivial Accomplishment, to a Man who must labour for his Bread—Interesting Sory of Will Hargrave

109 LXXII. The officious Sincerity of a rude Fact no Accomplishment--The Hif

tory of Sally Edwards LXXIII. Neceffary Strictures on some very common, yet disregarded Inde

cencies, amongst the greatest Pretenders to Breeding and Politeness 114 LXXIV. The Abtvrdity of vindicating the Credit of our Families, where the

Misconduct of our female Relations themselves have contributed to
their Disgrace, exemplified in the History of Theodofia

I15 Lxxv. Reflections on the ridiculous Atfe&tation of giving moral Instruc

tions to our Children, where the Tendency of our Precepts is con-
Itantly destroyed by the Force of our Examples; in a Letter from

118 LXXVI. The Equity of Providence fu-ported in it's various Dispositions of

temporal Benefits to Mankind LXXVII. The Inefficacy of an academical Education in the Enlargement of

our Minds, set forth in some curious Anecdotes of Tom Webank LXXVIII. On the general Meanness which we find in Parade; with a Contrast

between an oftentatious Man and a Man of real Generolity
LXXIX. On the dangerous Inattention which Ladies tcttify to the Morals of

their Lovers ; with an Extraet from the celebrated Sermons to young
Wonen, by Dr. Fordyce

123 Lxxx. Further Renisks upon the preposterous Custum of Toafing at our focial Entertainments

125 LXXXI. Friendihip incum atible with a Disparity of Circumdances-Intereiting Sicry of two Jewish Soldiers

127 LXXXII. The Disobedient Daughter, or the affc&ing History of Mrs. Villars 12% LXXXIII. An entertaining Sketch of a strolling Company of Players; with serious Advice againit too great a Paltion for the Stage

132 LXXXIV. The Folly of those people exposed, who avoid entering into Mar.

riage for fear of mee:ing with a tyrannical Wife; yet loop to any
Servility from a ridiculous Dread of offen:ling an infamous Strum-

134 Lxxxv. Observations on the general Infipidity or Protirgacy of our amorous

and drinking Songs LXXXVI. The Vanity of being seen with those of greater Coniequence than ourlelves, the Parent of a thousand Servilities

137 LXXXVII. Confiderations of a new Nacuri, on the Elication of the Ladies 138 LXXXVII. The very great Absurdity in fuppofing that a Man of Learning

muit always be a Man of Senft; with some fingular Anecdotes of
Lick Thornhill

149 Lxxxix. The Misfortune of a young Lady grown up to Years of Difcre

tion, in having too juvenile a Father, exemplifica in the Situation of
Mifs Hortensia Medlicoat

141 xc. Reflections on the general Absurdity of Singers in private Company;

with fome eafy Rules by which the worst Voice may hope to fing at
least bearably

143 XCI. Religious Confiderations on the Causes of human Infclicity xcii. The Pleatures of Lite proved more fortiguing than the clofeit Applica

riun to the Duties of our temporal Concerns, or our eternal llappi-
ness -

146 acin. On the Abfurdity, nay, the Impiety of many humble Supplications to the Divine Being; a Vision

147 XCIV. A



PAC3 xciv. A Defence of Hypocrisy, as far as the Evil of our Example may have a Tendency to corrupt the Morals of our Neighbours

143 xcv. Reflections on the Decline of Filial Piety in England

150 xcvi. The Want of Virtue in ihe Times, supposed to arise not so much from

actual Depravity, as a Want of Conlideration
XCVII. On the latent Preference which, in spite of all the Murmurs of the

World at the Dispensations of Providence, every Nlan gives him
to his Neighbour

152 XCVIII. On the general Propensity of the World to reverence the Rich,

though they reap no Advantage whatsoever from the Amuence
which creates this unaccountable Relpect

153 xcix. On the abfurd S!pposition which the Lidies entertain, that their Af. fections are under the immediate Direction of the Stars

ISS c. Reflections on the Greatness of modern Refinement, particularly in the Neglect of the sacred Festival of Christmas

156, ci. Vice and Virtue generally judged of from our Situations in Life-Patriotism of an Irish Malefactor

IST cu. The Dangers to which a Woman exposes herself by marrying a Man too much attached to the Tavern

159 cm. Female Quarrels less ridiculous in their Cause, as well as less fatal in their Consequence, than the Quarrels of the other Sex

160. civ. Animadversions on Doctor Johnson's celebrated Edition of Shakespeare

162 cv. A new System of Oratory for the Bar, absolutely necessary for the careful Perusal of young Practitioners

164 cvi. On the preposterous Custom of Tradesmen in dresling up their Sons

and Daughters with an Elegance to which they have too much
Modelty to aspire themselves

165: cvii. A Defence of Luxury against the Reasonings of our most celebrated Philosophers

167 cvi. A remarkable Instance of real Generosity in Charles Hastings 168 CIX. The Danger of leaving our Wives entirely Mistresses of our Fortunes, when at our Deaths we happen to have Children

169 cx. The foregoing Argument lamentably supported in the Story of Horatio 171 cxi. An Encrease of Circumstances a constant Source of Wanis; a Pontion sufficiently demonstrated in the Hillory of a Clergyman

173 CXII. An'ill-directed Prudence downright Extravagance exi. The Perfidy which we meet in our Friend thips, or in our Loves,

less the Fault of the World, than Error of our own Partiality 176 cxiv. The melancholy Story of Aranthes and Aspasia

177 cxv. The Dangers of becoming an Author, with Remarks upon Mr.

Pope's Rape of the Lock, and Literary Abilities in General 178 cxvi. The greatett Virtue the Parent of the greatest Crimes Or the finguJar Story of Frank Leeson

180 cxvu. Reflections on some friking Improprieties in the Management of our Theatres

182 cxvi. Arguments on the Propriety of regulating our Appearance in Proportion to the Nature of our Circuinitances

183 cxix. Story of a Male Prostitute cxx. The Marriage of the Babler's Nephew Harry Rattle with Miss Cor- -

nelia Marchmont--with Reflections on the general Manner of

paffing a Wedding Day cxxi. On Tendernels to the Animal Creation, and the common Barbarity

of our most celebrated Amusements Cxxır. Reflections on Literature

190 CXXIŲ. The Corçlusion

191 FINI S.





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