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London, Published by T'& J Allman Princes Street Hanover Square

1823

THE

BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

WITH

PREFACES

BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL,

AND CRITICAL,

BY THE

REV. LIONEL THOMAS BERGUER,

LATE OF ST. MARY HALL, OXON: FELLOW EXTRAORDINARY OF THE

ROYAL MEDICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH.

IN FORTY-FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. VI.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. AND J. ALLMAN, PRINCES STREET,

HANOVER SQUARE:

W. Baynes and Son, Paternoster Row; A. B. Dulau and Co. Sobo Square ;

W. Clarke, New Bond Street ; R. Jennings, Poultry; J. Hearne, Strand; R. Triphook, Old Bond Street; Westley and Parrish, Strand; W. Wright, Fleet Street; C. Smith, Strand : H. Mozley, Derby : W. Grapel, and Robinson and Sons, Liverpool ; Bell and Bradfute, J. Anderson, jun. and H. S. Baynes and Co. Edinburgh: M. Keene, and J. Čumming, Dublin.

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HISTORICAL and Biographical Preface. Original Dedications. 1. The Spectator's Account of himself Addison. 2. Of the Club—Sir Roger de Coverley—the Templar--Sir Andrew Freeport-Captain Sentry -Will Honeycomb-the Clergyman Steele. 3. Public Credit, a Vision •

Addison. 4. Advantages of the Spectator's TaciturnityCare of the Female Sex .

Steele. 5. On the Absurdities of the Modern Opera Addison. 6. Preference of Wit and Sense to Honesty and Virtue

Steele. 7. Popular Superstitions

Addison. 8. Letters on Masquerades 9. Account of Various Clubs 10. The Uses of the Spectator 11. Character of Arietta--the Ephesian MatronInkle and Yarico •

Steele. 12. Custom of telling Stories of Ghosts to Children

Addison. 13. Conduct of the Lions at the Opera—Merit of Nicolini

Addison. 14. Letters from the Lion from an Under-sexton

on the Masquerade-Puppet Show Steele. 15. Story of Cleanthe-on Happiness, exemplified in Aurelia-Fulvia

Addison. 16. Various Articles of Dress--Lampoons-Scandal

-Politics-Letter from Charles Lillie Addison. 17. Account of the Ugly Club

Steele, -18. History of the Italian Opera

Addison.

Steele. 20. Impudence-the Starers

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19. On Envy

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