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39 Character of Henry III.
141 43 Character of Edward II.
Hiddl, 18650 Character of Henry IV.
188 53 Another
190 54 Account of Henry VI.
Salift. 192 56 Character of Edward IV. Hume. 216
Lyttelton. 200 64 Character of Henry VIII.
Smollett. 205 72 Another
Smollett. 227 86 Character of James II. Macpherson. 235
Rapin. 228 88 Character of William III.
Hume. 229 / 90 Character of Mary, Queen Confort
of William III.
Burnet. 233 94 Character of Mary Queen of Scots.Robert. 242
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tertaining Pieces; and with Specimens of Natural History.
18 Scene between Iago and Caffio Shakes. 282
250 19 Dialogue between Mercury and a Mo-
20 Scene between Shylock and Tubal Sbakes. 285
21 Scene between P. Henry andFalftaff Sták.286
21 Scene between Moody and Manly 288
261 23 Halfpenny, its Adventures Adventurer. 290
Dial. Dead. 266
- 269 in the Country
27.1 27 Astronomy, Study of, delightful Tatler. 297
Authors, Pag. 36 Diftempers of the Mind cured Thornton. 306 5 The Wild Cat
Pennant. 38; 37 Character of a Choice Spirit
388 38 Character of a mighty good Sort of
7 Explanation of some technical Terms in Man
389 39 Character of a mighty good fort of
8 The Pigeon
390 Woman 311 9 Blackbird
39% 40 A Sunday in the Country
392 41 Coronation, Detail cf 316 II Goldfinch
393 A2 Curiosity
394 43 On Pedantry
13 Canary Bird
394 44 The faint-hearted Lover
324 | 14 Sky Lark 45 Letter from a successful Adventurer
396 in the Lottery
398 46 Characters of Camilla and Flora Greville. 327 17
398 49 A Fable, by Linnæus 329 18 Swift
399 48 Mercy recommended Sterne, 330 19 Of the Disappearance of Swallows
400 49 The Starling
330 20 Of Small Birds of Flight
Barrington. 403 50 Thc Captiye 331 21 Singing Birds
408 si Trim's Explanation of the Fifth
FISH E S.
22 The Eel 332
Perch 53 Detached Sentences
Varinus. 332 1 23
Trout 54 Proverbs, old English
Pike or Jack 55 Oid Italian Proverbs
26 56 Old Spanish Proverbs
Barbel 57 The Way to Wealth
27 Franklin, 362
28 58 In Praise of Virtue
423 59 On Cruelty to inferior Animals Jenyms. 368 29
423 60 On the Duties of School Boys
424 31 Crucian
424 32 Roach
33 Dace NATURAL HISTORY.
424 34 Chub
425 The Horse
426 3 Sheep
380 36 Minow
338 24 346 | 25
Chronological Table of remarkable Events, Discoveries, and Inventions
PRO SE EPITO ME;
ORY ELEGANT EXTRACTS ABRIDGED, &c.
BOOK I. MORAL AND RELIGIOUS.
them for the pleasures of that happy place. $1. Tbe Vision of Mirza, exhibiting a Pic. My heart melted away in secret raptures. ture of Human Life.
I had been often told, that the rock before OX W the fifth day of the moon,
which, ac me was the haunt of a genius; and that fccording to the custom of my forefathers, veral had been entertained with that music, I always kept hoiy, after having walhed my: who had passed by it, but never heard that self, and offered up my morning devotions, I the musician had before made himself visible. ascended the high hills of Bagdat, in order When he had raised my thoughts, by those to pass the rest of the day in meditation and transporting airs which he played, to taste the prayer. As I was here, airing myself on the pleasures of his conversation, as I looked upon tops of the mountains, I fell into a profound him like one astonished, he beckoned to me, contemplation on the vanity of human life; and, by the waving of his hand, directed me and, palfing from one thought to another, to approach the place where he fat. I drew Surely, said I, man is but a shadow, and life near with that reverence which is due to a a dream. Whilft I was thus muling, I caft superior nature ; and as my heart was entirely my cyes towards the summit of a rock that fubdued by the captivating strains I had was not far from me, where I discovered one heard, I fell down at his feet, and wept. The in the habit of a shepherd, with a little musical genius smiled upon mc with a look of cominftrument in his hand. As I looked upon pallion and affability that familiarized him to him, he applied it to his lips, and began to play my imagination, and at once dispelled all the tipon it. The sound of it was exceeding sweet, fears and apprehensions with which I apand wrought into a variety of tunes that were proached him. He lifted me from the ground, joexpreffibly melodious, and altogether dif- and taking me by the hand, Mirza, said he, Í ferent from any thing I had ever heard : they have heard thee in thy soliloquies ; follow me. put me in mind of thosc hcavenly airs that He then led me to the highest pinnacle of the *e played to the departed souls of good men rock, and placing me on the top of it, Cast thy upon their first arrival in Paradife, to wear our cyes castward, laid hc, and tell me what thou the impreffions of the last agonies, and qualify fécft. I fee, said I, a huge valley, and a pro
digious tide of water rolling through it. The middle, but multiplied and lay closer together valley that thou seest, said he, is the vale of towards the end of the arches that werc entire. misery; and the tide of water that thou seest, There were indeed some persons, but their is part of the great tide of eternity. What is number was very small, that continued a kind the reason; said I, that the tide I see rises out of hobbling march on the broken arches, but of a thick mist at one end, and again loses fell through one after another, being quite itself in a thick mist at the other? What thou tired and spent with so long a walk. seeft, faid he, is that portion of eternity which I passed some time in the contemplation of is called Time, measured out by the sun, and this wonderful structure, and the great variety reaching from the beginning of the world to of objects which it presented. My heart was its consummation. Exainine now, said he, this filled with a deep melancholy, to see several sea that is bounded with darkness at both dropping unexpeétedly in the midst of mirth ends, and tell me what thou discoverest in it. and jollity, and catching at every thing that I see a bridge, said I, standing in the midst of stood' by them, to save themselves. Some the tide. The bridge, thou Iecft, says he, is were looking up towards the heavens in a human life; consider it attentively. Upon a thoughtful posture, and, in the midst of a more leisurely survey of it, I found that it speculation, stumbled, and fell out of fight. consisted of threescore and ten entire arches, Multitudes were very busy in the pursuit of with several broken arches, which, added to bubbles that glittered in their eyes, and danced those that were entire, made up the number before them; but often, when they thought about an hundred. As I was counting the ar- themselves within the reach of them, their ches, the genius told me that this bridge con- footing failed, and down they sunk. In this fifted at first of a thousand arches; but that a confusion of objects, I observed fome with great flood swept away the reft, and left the fcimetars in their hands, and others with uribridge in the ruinous condition I now beheld nals, who ran to and fro upon the bridge, it. But tell me further, said he, what thou thrusting several persons on trap-doors which discoverest on it. I fee multitudes of people did not seem to lic in their way, and which pa flingoverit, said I,and a black cloud hanging they might have escaped, had they not been on cach end of it. As I looked more atten thus forced upon thein. tively, I saw several of the passengers dropping The genius fecing me indulge myself in through the bridge into the great tide that this melancholy prospect, told me I had dwelt flowed underneath it; and upon further exa- long cnough upon it: Take thine eyes off the mination, perceived there were innumerable bridge, faid he, and tell me if thou feeft any trap-doors that lay concealed in the bridge, thing thou doft not comprehend. Upon look. which the passengers no fooner trod upon, but ing up, What mean, said I, those great flights they fell through them into the tide, and im- of birds that are perpetually hovering about mediately disappeared. These hidden pit-falls the bridge, and settling upon it from time to were set very thick at the entrance of the time? I see vultures, harpies, ravens, cormobridge, so that throngs of people no sooner rants, and, among many other feathered creabroke through the cloud, but many of them fell cures, several little winged boys, that perch in into them. They grow thinner towards the great numbers upon the middle arches. These,