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the turkey. The widow, pleased with 'to the other end of the table; and fo, an opportunity of showing her skill in Madam, your molt obedient humble carving, (an art upon which it seems fervant.' she piqued herself) began to cut it up Thus was this courtship of an age by first taking off the leg, Madam,' deltroyed in one moment; for this dia. cries my friend, if I might be permit- logue offe&tually broke off the match ! ted to advise, I would begin by cut- between this relpectable couple that had

ting off the wing, and then the leg been but just concluded. The smallest • will come off more easily.'- Sir,' accidents disappoint the most important roplies the widow, 'give me leave to treaties: however, though it in some "understand cutting up a fowl, I al. measure interrupted the general fatisfac

ways begin with the leg.'- Yes, tion, it no ways letsened the happiness Madam, replies the lover; ' but if of the youthful couple; and by the • the wiog be the most convenient man. young lady's looks I could perceive fhe ner, I would begin with the wing.' was not entirely displeased with this in.

Şir, interrupts the lady, when terruption. you have fowls of your own, begin In a few hours the whole transaction s with the wing if you please; but give seemed entirely forgotten; and we have “me leave to take off the leg; I hope I all fince enjoyed those fatisfactions which I am not to be taught at this time of result from a consciousness of making

day.Madam,' interrupts he, we each other happy. My son and his fair are never too old to be inkructed. partner are fized here for life; the man Old, Sir!' interrupts the other, who in black has given them up a small is old, Sir? When I die of age, I know estate in the country, which, added to

of some that will quake for fear: if what I was able to beltow, will be ca• the leg does not come off, take the pable of supplying all the real, but not

turkey to yourfelf.'- Madam,' re. the fictitious, demands of happinels. As plied the man in black, ! I do not care for myfelf, the world being but one

a farthing whether the leg or the city to me, I do not much care in which wing comes off; "if you are for the of the ftreets I happen to refide: I shall leg first, why, you fall have the ar- therefore spend the remainder of my life gument, even though it be as I say.! in examining the manners of different

As for the matter of that,' cries countries, and have prevailed upon the the widow, I do not care a fig, whea man in black to be my companion,

ther you are for the leg off or on; They muit often change,' says. Con. • and, friend, for the future keep your fucius, 'who would be constant in hap, • distance.0, replied the other, ! piness or wisdom, Adieu.

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PAGB 1. INTRODUCTION. A Character of the Chinese Philofoplier

the Journey. Some Description of the Streets and Houses

ibid. IIÍ. The Description of London continued. The Luxury of the English,

It's Benefits. The Fine Gentleman. The Fine Lady
IV. English Pride. Liberty. An Instance of both. News-papers. Po-

9. English Pallion for Politics. A Specimen of a News paper. Charac-
teriltic of the Manners of different Countries

to v1. Happiness loft by seeking after Refinement. The Chinese Philosopher's Disgraces

12 yni. The Tye of Wisdom, only to make us happy. The Benefits of Tra. velling upon the Morals of a Philofopher

13 yul. The Chinele deceived by a Prostitute, in the Streets of London.

14 IX. The Licentiousness of the English, with regard to Women. A Character of a Woman's Man

TS *. The Journey of the Chinese from Pekin to Moscow. The Customs of

the Daures: *1. The Benefits of Luxury, in making a People more wise and happy 18 Xu. The Funeral Solemnities of the Englis. Their Paflion for flattering

Epitaphs xú. An Account of Westminster Abbey. xiv. The Reception of the Chinese from a Lady of Diltinction

23 xv. Against Cruelty to Animals. A Story from the Zendeveft of Zo,

roaster XVI. Of Falsehoodi propagated by Books seemingly sincere

26 xvii. Of the War now carried on between France and England, with it's

frivolous Motives XVIII. The Story of the Chinese Matron

29 XIX. The English Method of treating Women'caught in Adultery, The Rullian Method

31. XX. Some Account of the Republic of Letters in England

32 xxi, The Chinese goes to see a Play

34 xxu. The Chinese Philosopher's Son made a Slave in Persia xxl. The English Subscription in Favour of the French Prisoners com

mended xxiv. The Venders of Quack Medicines and Nostrums ridiculed

39 'xxv. The natural Rise and Decline of Kingdoms, exemplified in the His

tory of the Kingdom of Lao XXVI. The Character of the Man in Black; with some Instances of his inconsistent Conduct

42 XXVII. The History of the Man in Black xxvii. On the great Number of Old Maids and Batchelors in London, Some of the Causes :

47 xxix. A Description of a Club of Authors

49 xxx. The proceedings of the Club of Authors

50 XXXI. The




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PAGE Xixi. The Perfection of the Chinese in the Art of Gardening. The Defcription of a Chinese Garden

53 XXXII. Of the Degeneracy of some of the English Nobility. A Muthroom Feast among the Tartars

54 xxxiii. The Manner of Writing among the Chinese. The Eastern Tales

of Magazines, &c. ridiculed xxxiv. Of the present ridiculous Pallion of the Nobility for Painting *xxv. The Philosopher's Son describes a Lady, his Fellow Captive

60 XXXVI. A Continuance of his Correspondence. The beautiful Captive consents to marry her Lord

61 IXXVII. The Correspondence still continued. He begins to be disgusted

in the Pursuit of his Wisdom. An Allegory, to prove it's Fucility 63 *xxvin. The Chinese Philosopher praises the Justice of a late Sentence,

and instances the Injustice of the King of France in the Case of
the Prince of Charolais

65 Xxxix. The Description of true Politeness. Two Letters of different Countries, by Ladies falsely thought polite at Home

67 XL. The English ftill have Poets, though not Verfifiers

69 XLI. The Behaviour of the Congregation in St. Paul's Church at Prayers 70 XLII. The History of China more replete with great Actions than that of Europe

70 XLII. An Apostrophe on the supposed Death of Voltaire šliv. Wildoin and Precept may lefien our Miseries, but can never en

crease our positive Satisfactions *LV. The Ardour of the People of London in running after Sights and Monsters

77 XLVI. A Dream

79 XLVII. Misery best relieved by Diffipation

81 XLVIII. The Absurdity of Persons in high Station pursuing Employments beneath thein, exemplified in a Fairy Tale

82 xlix. The Fairy Tale continued L. An Attempt to define what is meant by English Liberty

86 11. A Bookfeller's Visit to the Chinese LII. The Impossibility of distinguishing Men in England by their Dress.

Two Instances of this
LII. The absurd Taste for obscene and pert Novels, fuch as Tristram
Shandy, ridiculed

91 liv. The Character of an Important Trifler Lv. His Character continued : with that of his Wife, his House, and Fur

Lvi. Soine Thoughts on the present Situation of Affairs in the different

Countries of Europe
LVII. The Ditficulty of rising in Literary Reputation, without Intrigue or

97 LVIII. A Visitation Dinner described

99 Lix. The Chinese Philosopher's Son escapes with the beautiful Captive

from Slavery 1x. The History of the beautiful Captive ixi. Proper Lessons to a Youth entering the World; with Fables suited to the Occasion

то; LXII. An authentic History of Catherina Alexowna,' Wife of Peter the

Great txu. The Rise or the Decline of Literature, nct dependent on Man, but

resulting from the Vicissitudes of Nature 1.xiv. The Great exchange Happiness for Shew. Their Folly in this Respect of Ule to Society

110 LIT. The Hiltory of a Philofophic Cobler






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PAGE LxvI. 'HE Difference between Love and Gratitude !

115 LXVII. The Folly of attempting to learn Wisdom by being recluse 117 LXVIII. Quacks ridiculed. Some particularly mentioned

113 LXIX- The Fear of mad Dogs ridiculed Lxx. Fortune proved not to be blind. The Story of the Avaricious Miller

. 122 Lxxi. The shabby Beau, the Man in Black, the Chinese Philosopher, &c. at Vauxhall

124 LXXII. The Marriage Ad censured

126 LXXIII. Life endeared by Age

128 Lxxiv. The Description of a Little Great Man Lxxv. The Necessity of amusing each other with New Books, infifted upon

*31 LXXVI. The Preference of Grace to Beauty: An Allegory

132 ) LXXVII. The Behaviour of a Shopkeeper and his Journeyman

134 LXXVIII. The French ridiculed after their own Manner

135 LXXIX. The Preparations of both Theatres for a Winter Campaign 137 LXXX. The evil Tendency of encreasing Penal Laws, or enforcing even those already in Being, with Rigour

138 LXXXI. The Ladies Trains ridiculed

140 LXXXII. The Sciences uleful in a populous State, prejudicial in a barbarous

141 1XXXII. Some Cautions on Life, taken from a Modern Philofopher of China

143 LXXXIV. The Anecdotes of several Poets, who lived and died in Circumstances of Wretchedness

145 Lxxxy. The trifling Squabbles of Stage-players ridiculed

146 Lxxxvi. The Races of Newmarket ridiculed. The Description of a Cart

148 LXXXVII, The Folly of the Weltern Parts of Europe, in employing the Russians to fight their Battles

150 LXXXVII. The Ladies advised to get Husbands. A Story to this purpose 151 LXXXIX. The Folly of remote or uleless Disquisitions among the Learned 153 The English subject to the Spleen

154 xci. The Influence of Climate and Soil upon the Tempers and Dispositions

of the Englith xcii. The Manner in which some Philosophers make Artificial Misery 157 XCII. The Fondness of fome, to admire the Writings of Lords, &c.

159 xciv. The Philosopher's Son is again separated from his beautiful Companion

160 xcv. The Father consoles him upon this Occasion

161 xcvi. The Condolence and Congratulation upon the Death of the late King ridiculed. Englih Mourning described

162 XCVII, Almost every Subject of Literature has been already exhausted 163 XCVIII. A Description of the Courts of Justice in Westminster Hall xcix. A Visit from the Little Beav. The Indulgence with which the Fair Sex are treated in several Parts of Asia

166 €. A Life of Independence praised

168 61. That People must be contented to be guided by those whom they have appointed to govern. A Story to this Etteet

169 ent. The Passion for Gaming among Ladies, ridiculed

171 cu. The Chinese Philosopher begins to think of quiuing England

172 ely, The Arts some make use of to appear learned

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PAGE cy. The intended Coronation described

174 cvi. Funeral Elegies written upon the Great, ridiculed. A Specimen of one 176 cvii. The English too fond of believing every Report without Examination. A Story of an Incendiary to this purpole

177 CVIII. The Utility and Entertainment which might result from a Journey into the East

178 cix. The Chinese Philosopher attempts to find out famous Men

iso cx. Some Projects for introducing Asiatic Employments into the Courts of England

1 & 2 cxi. On the different Sects in England, particularly Methodism

183 exili. A Literary Contest of great Importance. In which both sides fight by Epigram

186 cxiv. Against the Marriage A&t. A Fable

188 cxv. On the Danger of having too high an Opinion of Human Nature 190 cxvi. Whether Love be a natural or fictitious Passion

193 CXVII. A City Night-Piece

194 CXVIII. On the Meanness of the Dutch at the Court of Japan

395 cxix. On the Distrelles of the Poor, exemplified in the Life of a private Centine)

196 cxx. Or the Abfurdity of some late English Titles

199 cxxi. The Irresolution of the Englith accounted for

200 CXXII. The Manner of Travellers in their usual Relations, ridiculed 201 cxxill. The Conclusion




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