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That a Critic should study his own Abilities - 197
Nature the best Guide to the Judgement
But the Judgement may be improved by Art, and by study-

ing the Ancients, especially Homer and Virgil Of the Licences allowed in Poetry Pride and imperfect Learning the source of Error 199 Of judging of a Performance by a Part of it Of being pleased with glittering Thoughts only ibid. Of judging only from the Language of a Piece, or from the Numbers

ibid. Of being too hard to please, or too apt to admire 201 Of judging partially, and collecting Opinions from others202 Wit is ever pursued with Envy ; but the true Critic will

temper his Mind with good Nature Characters of an incorrigable Poet, an impertinent Critic and a good one

204 An Admonition to the Critics Of Dr. Armstrong's Art of prefer.ving Health

.206 Invocation to the Goddess of Health

207 Of Air, and particularly of that breathed in London ibid. Of the benefit of burning Pit-coal

ibid, Of the choice of Air, and of a Country Situation 208 Diseases arising from a situation too marshy or too dry ibid. Of the force of Custom, and the friendly Power of native Air

210 The necessity of a free Circulation of Air, and of draining

Bogs, and clearing away Trees Of the regard which ought to be paid to Diet and Exercise,

by those who live in Countries that are very dry or very marthy

ibid. Advice to those who would avoid an over moist Air 211 That gratifying the Fancy contributes to Health 212 The Effect which running Water has on the Air ibid. The benefit of sunny Situations, with a House rather airy

than warm, proved from the languishing state Plants are in when confined to the Shade

ibid. Of Diet

213 of the Circulation of the Blood, its waste, and how furly'd

ibid. Of the use of Labour in concocting the Food into Chyle and then into Blood

ibid. of the choice of Food ; liquid Food, Vegetables, and

young Animals, easiest of Digestion ; but not those made fat by unnatural means

ibid. Every Brute is directed by Instinct to its proper Aliment,

but voluptuous Man feeds with all the Commoners of Nature, and is led in pursuit of Pleasure to his own Destruction.

214 Eating to excess, of any Aliment, dangerous, and espe

cially after long Abstinence

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