The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 1

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Contents

tions The inequality of authors writings
101
V22 An allegory on wit and learning
106
The contrariety of criticism The vanity of objection An u authour obliged to depend upon his own judgment
111
The necessity of attending to the duties of common life The natural character not to be forsaken
115
The mischief of extravagance and misery of dependance
124
An authours treatment from six patrons
129
The various arts of selfdelusion
133
The folly of anticipating misfortunes
138
The observance of Sunday recommended an allegory
143
The defence of a known mistake highly culpable
147
The vanity of stoicism The necessity of patience
152
An allegórical history of rest and labour
157
The uneasiness and disgust of female cowardice
162
A marriage of prudence without affection
167
The reasons why pastorals delight
172
The true principles of pastoral poetry
176
The advantages of mediocrity An eastern fable
181
The unhappiness of women whether single or married
186
The difficulty of giving advice without offending
190
The advantages of memory
195
The misery of a modish lady in solitude
200
The inconveniencies of precipitation and confidence
204
Religion and superstition a vision
209
The causes of disagreement in marriage
214
The mischiefs of rural faction
218
The proper means of regulating sorrow
223
The miseries of an infirm constitution
227
A disquisition upon the value of fame
231
A virtuous old age always reverenced
236
The employments of a housewife in the country
240
52 The contemplation of the calamities of others a remedy for grief
246
The folly and misery of a spendthrift
250
A deathbed the true school of wisdom The effects of death upon the survivors
255
The gay widows impatience of the growth of her daughter The history of Miss Maypole
259
The necessity of complaisance The Ramblers grief for of fending his correspondents
264
N Page 57 Sententious rules of frugality
269
The desire of wealth moderated by philosophy
273
An account of Suspirius the human screechowl
277
The dignity and usefulness of biography
281
A Londoners visit to the country
286
A young ladys impatience to see London
291
Inconstancy not always a weakness
296
The requisites to true friendship
300
Peevishness equally wretched and offensive The character of Tetrica
343
The world never known but by a change of fortune TI history of Melissa
347
The arts by which bad men are reconciled to themselves
352
The learned seldom despised but when they deserve contempt
356
The power of novelty Mortality too familiar to raise appre hensions
361
A suspicious man justly suspected
366
Variety necessary to happiness A winter scene
370
The great rule of action Debts of justice to be distinguished from debts of charity
374
The virtuosos account of his rarities 000
378
The virtuosos curiosity justified
383
A young ladys impatience of controul
388
The mischiefs of total idleness
393
The danger of succeeding a great authour an introduction to a criticism on Miltons versification
398
The reasons why advice is generally ineffectual
403
A criticism on Miltons versification Elisions dangerous in English poetry
407
411 4167
425
An inquiry how far Milton has accommodated the sound to the sense
436
The history of Pertinax the sceptick
442
Truth falsehood and fiction an allegory
447
Advice to unmarried ladies
451
The necessity of cultivating politeness
457
The pleasures of private friendship The necessity of similar dispositions
462
Modish pleasures
466
A proper audience necessary to a wit
471
The voyage of life
476
The prevalence of curiosity The character of Nugaculus
481
The original of flattery The meanness of venal praise
486
V105 The universal register a dream
490
The vanity of an authours expectations Reasons why good authours are sometimes neglected
495
Properantias hopes of a year of confusion The misery of prostitutes
499
Life sufficient to all purposes if well employed
504
The education of a fop
508
Repentance stated and explained Retirement and absti nence useful to repentance
514
Youth made unfortunate by its haste and eagerness
519
Too much nicety not to be indulged The character of Eri phile
523
The history of Hymenęuss courtship
528
The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes
532
The sequel of Hymenęuss courtship
537
The young traders attempt at politeness
543
117 The advantages of living in a garret
548
The parrowness of fame
554
Tranquillas account of her lovers opposed to Hymenęus
558
The history of Almamoulin the son of Nouradin
563

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