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Promiscuous Pieces,

Page.

Sect. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638,

136

2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

139

3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amia-

ble young woman,

ib.

4. On Discretion,

140

5. On the government of our thoughts,

143

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, pronounced

by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the mount, 149

10. Schemes of life often illusory,

150

11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

152

12. On the true honour of man,

154

13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

155

14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively

consider-

ed,

157

15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be ap-

plied,

169

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 rests solely on

worldly pleasures,

162

19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life, 165

20. Scale of beings,

167

21. Trust in the care of Providence recommended,

169

22. Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity,

171

23. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence .

of fortune,

173

24. 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

25e Character of James I. king of England,

175

26. Charles V. emperor of Germany, resigns his dominions, and

retires from the world,

176

27. The same subject continued,

179

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