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CO N T E N T S

OF THE

FIFTH VOLUME.

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Page 71. No man believes that his own life will be short 72. The necessity of good humour

6 73. The lingering expectation of an heir

12 74. Peevishness equally wretched and offensive. The character of Tetrica

18 75. The world never known but by a change of fortune. The history of Melissa

24 76. The arts by which bad men are reconciled to themselves

31 77. The learned seldom despised but when they deserve contempt

36 78. The power of novelty. Mortality too familiar to raise apprehensions

42 79. A suspicious man justly suspected

48 80. Variety necessary to happiness. A winter scene 54 81. The great rule of action. Debts of justice to be distinguished from debts of charity

59 82. The virtuoso's account of his rarities

64 83. The virtuoso's curiosity justified

71 84. A young lady's impatience of control

77 85. The mischiefs of total idleness

84 86. The danger of succeeding a great author: An introduction to a criticism on Milton's versification

90 87. The reasons why advice is generally ineffectual

97 88. A criticism on Milton's versification. Elisions dangerous in English poetry

103

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89. The luxury of vain imagination

109

90. The pauses in English poetry adjusted

115

91. The conduct of patronage, an allegory

122

92) The accommodation of sound to sense, often chimerical 128

93. The prejudices and caprices of criticism

138

94. An inquiry how far Milton has accommodated the

sound to the sense

143

95. The history of Pertinax the sceptick

152

96. Truth, falsehood, and fiction, an allegory

158

97. Advice to unmarried ladies

164

98. The necessity of cultivating politeness

172

99. The pleasures of private friendship. The necessity

of similar dispositions

178

100. Modish pleasures

183

101. A proper audience necessary to a wit

189

102. The

voyage

of life

195

103. The prevalence of curiosity. The character of Nu-

gaculus

202

104. The original of flattery. The meanness of venal praise 209

105. The universal register, a dream

215

106. The vanity of an author's expectations. Reasons

why good authors are sometimes neglected

221

107. Properantia's hopes of a year of confusion. The

misery of prostitutes

227

108. Life sufficient to all purposes if well employed - 233

109. The education of a fop

- 239

110. Repentance stated and explained. Retirement and

abstinence useful to repentance

246

111. Youth made unfortunate by its haste and eagerness 253

112. Too much nicety not to be indulged. The character

of Eriphile

258

113. The history of Hymenæus's courtship

265

114. The necessity of proportioning punishments to crimes 271

115. The sequel of Hymenæus's courtship

278

116. The young trader's attempt at politeness

285

117. The advantages of living in a garret

292

118. The narrowness of fame

300

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