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No I. IntroduEtion.
On a beautiful Youth struck blind by Lightning. 146
Remarks on our Theatres...
The Story of Alcander and Septimius. 150
A Letter from a Traveller.
Account of Mr. Maupertuis.
II. On Dress.
Some Particulars relative to Charles XII. . . 165
Happiness dependant on Constitution. ..ii. 171
On our Theatres.
III. On the Use of Language.
The History of Hypafia. .
On Justice and Generosity.
Some Particulars relative to Father Freijo. , 193
A Flemish Tradition.
The Sagacity of some Inseats.
The Characteristics of Greatness.
Conclusion of a City Night-piece.
V. Upon Political Frugality.
A Word or Two upon High Life below Stairs. 230
Upon Unfortunate Merit. .
VI. On Education.
On the Instability of Ilorldly Grandeur. ... 248
Some Account of the Academies of Italy. ii. 252
NO VII. Of Eloquence. .
Custom and Laws compared.
On the Pride and Luxury of the Middling
Class of People. .
Sabinus and Olinda..
The Sentiments of a Frenchman on the Tem-
per of the Englise.
VIII. On Deceit and Falshood.
An Account of the Augustan Age of England. 283
Of the Opera in England.
Preface to the Essays.
I. Description of various Clubs :.
II. Specimen of a Magazine in Miniature.
III. Asem, an Eastern Tale ; or Vindication of the
Wisdom of PROVIDENCE in the moral Govern-
ment of the World,
IV. On the English Clergy, and popular Preachers. 324
V. A Reverie at the Boar's Head Tavern, East-
VI. Adventures of a Strolling Player.
VII. Rules enjoined to be observed at a Russian
Assembly. . .
VIII. Biograpbical Memoir fupposed to be written
:- by the Ordinary of Newgate..
IX. National Concord. ..
X. Female Warriors..
XI. National Prejudices.
XII. Taste. :
XIII. Cultivation of Tafte.
XIV. Origin of Poetry.
XV. Poetry distinguished from other Writing. 404
XIX. Schools of Music, Objections thereto, and
XX. Carolan the Irish Bard.
XXI. On the Tenants of the Leafowes.
XXII. Sentimental Comedy.
XXIII. Scotch Marriages.
XXIV. Dignity of Human Nature.
L I F E
THOMAS PARNELL, D.D.
ARCHDEACON OF CLOGHER.
FIRST PRINTED IN THE YEAR 1770.