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CHAP. XVIII. The pursuit of a father to re- Chap. XXVII. The same subject continued, , 313

claim a lost child to virtue,

293 XXVIII. Happiness and misery rather the result

XIX. The description of a person discontented of prudence than of virtue, in this life; tem-

with the present government, and apprehensive poral evilsor felicities being regarded by Heaven

of the loss of our liberties,

295 as things merely in themselves trifling, and un-

xx. The History of a Philosophic Vagabond, worthy

its care in the distribution,


pursuing Novelty, but losing Content, 298 XXIX. The equal dealings of Providence demon-

XXI. The short continuance of friendship among strated with regard to the happy and the miser-

the vicious, which is coeval only with mutual able here below. That, from the nature of plea-



sure and pain, the wretched must be repaid the

XXII. Offences are easily pardoned where there balance of their sufferings in the life hereafter, 318

is love at bottom,

306 XXX. Happier prospects begin to appear. Let

XXIII. None but the guilty can be long and com- , us be inflexible, and fortune will at last change

pletely miserable,

307 in our favour,


XXIV. Fresh calamities,

308 XXXI. Former benevolence now repaid with un-

XXV. No situation, however wretched it seems, expected interest,


but has some sort of comfort attending it,

310 XXXII. The Conclusion,


XXVI. A reformation in the jail. To make laws

complete, they should reward, as well as punish, 312

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CHAP. I. Description of a palace in a valley, 333 CHAP. XXVI. The Princess continues her re-

11. The discontent of Rasselas in the Happy Val- marks upon private life,




XXVII. Disquisition upon greatness,


III. The wants of him that wants nothing, 335 | XXVIII. Rasselas and Nekayah continue their

IV. The Prince continues to grieve and muse, ib. conversation,


V. The Prince meditates his escape,

336 XXIX. The debate on marriage continued, 355

VI. A dissertation on the art of flying,

337 XXX. Imlac enters and changes the conversation, 356

VII. The Prince finds a man of learning, 338 XXXI. They visit the Pyramids,


VIII. The History of Imlac,

339 | XXXII. They enter the Pyramid,


IX. The History of Imlac continued,

340 | XXXIII. The Princess meets with an unexpect-

X. Imlac's History continued. A dissertation ed misfurtune,


upon Poetry,

341 XXXIV. They return to Cairo without Pekuah, 359

XI. Imlac's narrative continued. A hint on pil. XXXV. The Princess languishes for want of Pe.


342 kuah,


XII. The Story of Imlac continued,

343 XXXVI. Pekuah is still remembered. The pro-

XIII. Rasselas discovers the means of escape, 344

gress of sorrow,


XIV. Rasselas and Imlac receive an unexpected XXXVII. The Princess hears news of Pekuah, ib.


345 XXXVIII. The adventures of the Lady Pekuah, 362

XV. The Prince and Princess leave the Valley, XXXIX. The adventures of Pekuah continued, 363

and see many wonders,

ib. XL. The history of a man of learning,


XVI. They enter Cairo, and find every mañ XLI. The astronomer discovers the cause of his


346 uneasiness,


XVII. The Prince associates with young men of XLII. The opinion of the astronomer is explained

spirit and gaiety,

347 and justified,


XVIII. The Prince finds a wise and happy man, 348 XLIII. The astronomer leaves Imlac his direc-

XIX. A glimpse of pastoral life,


XX. The

danger of prosperity,

· 349 XLIV. The dangerous prevalence of imagina-

XXI. The happiness of solitude. The Hermit's tion,



ib. XLV. They discourse with an old man, 368

XXII. The happiness of a life led according to XLVI. The Princess and Pekuah visit the astro-


350 nomer,


XXIII. The Prince and his sister divide between XLVII. The Prince enters, and brings a new

them the work of observation,

351 topic,


XXIV. The Prince examines the happiness of XLVili. imiac discourses on the nature of the

high stations,

ib. soul,


XXV. The Princess pursues her inquiry with XLIX. The conclusion, in which nothing is con-

more diligence than success,

352 cluded,


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CHAP. XIV. He feels the distresses of poverty

-He is put on a method of relieving them-An


account of its success,


XV. Another attempt to retrieve his circumstan-



ces, the consequences of which are still more fa-

CRAP. I. In which are some particulars previous tal,


to the commencement of the main story,

419 XVI. The miseries of him whose punishment is

II. More introductory matter,

421 inflicted by conscience,


III. The openings of two characters, with which XVII. His father is acquainted with Annesly's

the reader may afterwards be better acquaint-

situation–His behaviour in consequence of it, 441


422 XVIII. His

sister pays him another visit-A de-

IV. A very brief account of their education, . 423 scription of what passed in the prison,


V. Paternal instructions of suspicion and con- XIX. The fate of Annesly determined-Sin-

fidence-Ridicule-Religion-True pleasure- dall's friendship, and the gratitude of Harriet, 443

Caution to the female sex,

424 XX. An accident, which may be possibly be iņa-

VI. In continuation-Ofknowledge-Knowledge gined somewhat more than accidental, 445

of the world--Politeness-Honour-Another XXI. An acount of Annesly's departure, 447

rule of action suggested,

425 XXII. Harriet is informed of her brother's de-

VII. Introducing a new and capital character,.. 427 parture-Sheleaves London on her return home, ib.

VIII. The footing on which he stood with An. XXIII. Harriet proceeds on her journey with Ry-

nesly and his family,

428 land—A very daring attack is made upon them

IX. Young Annesly goes to Oxford_The Friend- -The consequences, :


ship of Sindall— Its consequences, .

429 XXIV. The situation of Harriet, and the con

X. A very gross attempt is made on Annesly's duct of Sindall—They proceed homeward-

honour, :

430 Some incidents in their journey,


XI. Annesly gives farther proofs of depravity of XXV. Something farther of Mr Rawlinson, 453

manners The effect it has on his father, and XXVI. Captain Caipplin is again introduced-

the consequences with regard to his connexion The situation of Miss Annesly, with that gen-

with Sindall,

431 tleman's concern in her affairs,


XII. The plan which Sindall forms for oblitera- XXVII. The effects which the event contained

ting the stain which the character of his friend in the preceding chapter had on Mr Annesly, . 455

had suffered,

433 XXVIII. The arrival of Mr Rawlinson-Annes.

XIII. He reaches London, where he remains ley's discourse with him-That gentleman's ac.

longer than was expected—The effects of his count of his friend's illness, and its consequen-

stay there,






CHAP. XXIX. What befel Harriet Annesly on XII. A change in the family of Sir Thomas Sin-

her leaving her father,

458 dall—Some account of a person whom that event

XXX. Mrs Wistanly's recital-Conclusion of introduces to Miss Lucy's acquaintance, 479

the First Part,

461 XIII. Certain opinions of Mrs Boothby-An at-

tempt to account for them,



XIV. A discovery interesting to Miss Sindall, 482

XV. She receives a letter from Bolton-A new


465 alarm from Sir Thomas Sindall,


CHAP. I. Some account of the persons of whom XVI. Miss Sindall has an interview with Robert.

Sir Thomas Sindall's family consisted,

467 -A resolution she takes in consequence of it, 485

II. Some farther particulars of the persons men- XVII. Bolton sets out for Bilswood-A recital

tioned in the foregoing chapter,


of some accidents in his journey,


III. A natural consequence of some particulars XVIII. The stranger relates the history of liis

contained in the last,

469 life,


IV. Bolton is separated from Miss Sindall, 470 XIX. A continuation of the stranger's story, 490

V. An adventure of Miss Sindall's at Bilswood, · 471 XX. Conclusion of the stranger's story,


VI. A change in Bolton's situation,

473 XXI. Bolton and his companion meet with an

VII. His arrival, and situation in London, ib. uncommon adventure, .


VIII. Filial piety, .

474 XXII. A prosecution of the discovery mentioned

IX. A very alarming accident; which proves the in the last chapter,


means of Bolton's getting acquainted with his XXIII. Miss Síndall discovers another relation, 496


475 XXIV. Sir Thomas's situation—The expression

x. Effects of his acquaintance with Mr Rawlin- of his penitence,




XI. Á remarkable event in the history of Bolton
-His behaviour in consequence of it,


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LAURENCE STERNE was one of those few authors who have anticipated the labours of the biographer, and left to the world what they desired should be known of their family and their life.

“ Roger Sterne* (says this narrative), grandson 'to Archbishop Sterne, Lieutenant in Handaside's regiment, was married to Agnes

Mr Sterne was descended from a family of that name in Suffolk, one of which settled in Nottinghamshire. The following genealogy is extracted from Thoresby's Ducatus Leodinensis, p. 215.

SIMON STERNE, of Mansfield.

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Hebert, widow of a captain of a good family. Her family name was (I believe) Nuttle ;—though, upon recollection, that was the name of her father-in-law, who was a noted sutler in Flanders, in Queen Anne's wars, where my father married his wife's daughter, (N. B. he was in debt to him) which was in September 25, 1711, old style.—This Nuttle had a son by my grandmother,-a fine person of a man, but a graceless whelp!-what became of him I know not.—The family (if any left) live now at Clonmel, in the south of Ireland ; at which town I was born, November 24, 1713, a few days after my mother arrived from Dunkirk.—My birth-day was ominous to my poor father, who was, the day of our arrival, with many other brave officers, broke, and sent adrift into the wide world, with a wife and two children ;-the elder of which was Mary. She was born at Lisle, in French Flanders, July 10, 1712, new style. This child was the most unfortunate:-She married one Weemans, in Dublin, who used her most unmercifully ;-spent his substance, became a bankrupt, and left

my poor sister to shift for herself; which she was able to do but for a few months, for she went to a friend's house in the country, and died of a broken heart. She was a most beautiful woman, of a fine figure, and deserved a better fate.—The regiment in which my father served being broke, he left Ireland as soon as I was able to be carried, with the rest of his family, and came to the family-seat at Elvington, near York, where his mother lived. She was daughter to Sir Roger Jacques, and an heiress. There we sojourned for about ten months, when the regiment was established, and our household decamped with bag and baggage for Dublin.-Within a month of our arrival, my father left us, being ordered to Exeter; where, in a sad winter, my mother and her two children followed him, travelling from Liverpool, by land, to Plymouth.—(Melancholy description of this journey, not necessary to be transmitted here.)-In twelve months we were all sent back to Dublin.—My mother, with three of us (for she lay-in at Plymouth of a boy, Joram) took ship at Bristol, for Ireland, and had a narrow escape from being cast away, by a leak springing up in the vessel.

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