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of the Nature and State of Man with respect to the :

Universe ibid.
That Happinefs depends upon our Ignorance of future
Events, and the hope of a future State . . 159
The folly of craving for Perfećtions which Providence
has demied us 16o
The madness of Man's defiring to be other than what he is |
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Absolute Submission due to Providence . ibid.

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an individual iii. Of Self-love, and Reafon, with their ufe 162 Of the Paffions, and their ufe 163, 164 | | f.,

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forming Societies I 66 The true end of Government, and the use of Self-love | . to Society - 167 Of the Nature and State of Man, with respećt to Happineß - ibid. Happiness balanced among Mankind by the two Paffions of Hope and Fear I 68 But that good Men have the Advantage ibid. Eternal Goods are fo far from being the Rewards of Virtue that they are often destručtive of it 169 That Virtue only constitutes Happiness ibid. Of the Universe, a Poem, by Mr. Baker 17o Of Virgil's Georgics 1 7 3 The Prodigies fupposed to have preceded the death of Cafar s 1 74The manner of grafting Trees 175 Of transplanting Trees 176 A beautiful defcription of Italy - 177 The Pleasures of Rural Life - - ibid. Oftraining upCalves to the Yoke,and breaking of Horfes 178 Description of a War Horse I 8o Description of a Diftemper among the Cattle ibid. The Nature and Government of Bees I 82 Of Gay's Rural Sports - , - 185 Of Angling * ibid. Of Setting - 187 Of Shooting - - 1 88 Of Hunting 189 Of Gay's Trivia, or Art of walking the Streets I 9 o The Rife of the Patten, a Fable ibid. » The Rife of the Shoe-blacking Trade I 92 Description of Frost-Fair on the Thames I 9 5 * Criticisti 196 _

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

ing the Ancients, especially Homer and Virgil ibid. Of the Licences allowed in Poetry 198 Pride and imperfect Learning the fource of Error I 99

Of judging of a Performance by a Part of it , 2.O O
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 2. O T

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temper his Mind with good Nature 2o 3 Charaếters of an incorrigable Poet, an impertinent Critic and a good one 2O4. An Admonition to the Critics ź o 5 Of Dr. Armstrong's Art of preserving Health 2o6

Invocation to the Goddess of Health 2ο7
OfAir, and particularly of that breathed in London ibili.
Of the benefit of burning Pit-coal ibid.
Of the choice of Air, and of a Country Situation 2 o 8
Diseases arifing from a Situation too marshy or too dry ibid.
Of the force of Custom, and the friendly Power of native

Air 2 I O The necessity of a free Circulation of Air, and of draining Bogs, and clearing away Trees , ibid.

Of the regard which ought to be paid to Diet and Exercife, by those who live in Countries that are very dry or ve marshy

Advice to those who would avoid an over moist Air 2 1 1

That gratifying the Fancy contributes to Health 2. I 2,

. The Effect which running Water has on the Air ibid.

The benefit of funny Situations, with a House rather air than warm, proved from the languishing state Plants

are in when confined to the Shade ibid. Of Diet 2 I 3 Of the Circulation of the Blood, its waste, and how ful ly’d ibid. Of the use of Labour in concočting the Food into Chyle and then into Blood ibid.

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* The use of fometimes indulging the Appetite, and of Fait-
ing occasionally to unlead the Wheels of Life z 16
The Regimen to be observed in the feveral Seasons of the
Year. That each Month and each Clime produccs the
Food which is most proper, but Winter demands more
generous Liquors than the other Seafons ibid.
Of the Choice and proper ufe of Water 217
The only Liquors drank in the first Ages of theWorld ibid.
That which is most pure, which is foonest evaporated, and
which generally falls from the Sides of Mountains, or
rifes from a fandy Spring is best 2 1 8

Offermented Liquors, and their ufe. ibid.

When drank unmixed with Water they retard Concoc-
tion, as appears by their Property of preferving Reptiles,
and animal Food from Putrefaćtion ibid.
That Generous Liquors may fometimes be drank freely and
to good purpose, tho’ but feldom ; for whatevertoo much
accelerates the motion of the Fluids, whether it be
Wine, high feafon'd Meats, or laborious Exercife

continued, impairs the Constitution ibid.
Of Exercife " 219
The Importance of Exercife to those of a delicateFrame ib.
The Pleasures of a rural Life and Conversation zzo

That the Fancy is to be indulged in our choice of Exercife,
fince it is this only which distinguishes Exercife from
Labour 2 2 1
That in all our Exercifes we should begin and end leifure-
ly; avoiding the use of cold Liquors while we are
hot, and taking care to cool by degrees ibid.
Of Bathing, and of the ufe of the Cold Bath (to fortify the
Body against inclement Weather) to thofe whose Con ·
ftitutions will admit of it * 2 2 2

The warm Bath recommended to thofe who dwell in ful

try climes, and fometimes to the Inhabitants of our own, when the Skin is parched, the Pores obstructed, and Perspiration imperfectly performed ibid, The SBAfons for Exercife should be adapted to the Conftitution. Labour, when fasting, is best for the corpulent Frame ; but thofe of a lean habit should defer it until a Meal has been digested ibid. No Labour either of Body or Mind is to be admitted when the Stomach is full, and the Spirits are required to promote Digestion ; for it is dangerous to hurry an

half concoćted Chyle into the Blood ibid. The corpulent Frame requires much Exercife, the lean lefs ibid.

No Labours are too hard in the Winter; but in the Sum-
1Tle1" milder Exercifes are best, and those are most proper
in the Morning andEvening, avoiding the noxious Dews

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That painful Thinking, or the Anxiety, which attends fevere Study, Difcontent, Care, Love, Hatred, Fear and Jealousy fatigues the Soul and impairs the Body 226 Precepts for Reading---The Postures most proper, and the Advantage of reading loud ibid. It is a great Art in Life fo to manage the restlefs Mind that it may notimpair the Body 227 The dreadful Effe&ts of those misguided Paffions which fill the Mind with imaginary Evils : - ibid. Those chronic Paffions which spring from real Woes and not from any Disorder in the Body, are to be cured by fuch Diversions or Bufiness, as fill the Mind, or remove it from the Objećt of its Concern 228 The Folly of seeking Relief from Drinking ibid. Of the Mischiefs that attend Drunkenness, fuch as doing rash Deeds that are never to be forgotten, the Lofs of Friends, Money, Health, &c. - ibid. The Poet's Tributé to the Memory of his Father ibid. The wretched Situation of those who having mothing to do are obliged to spend their Days in quest of Pleasure 229 Indolence and Luxury are Enemies both to Pleasure aná to Health . ibid. Qf Virtue and good Sense---Their Effeếts ibid. Whatever supports the Mind in a State of Serenity and Chearfulnefs, supports the Body alfo; henee the Bleffing of Hope which Heaven has kindly thrown into our Cup as a Cordial for all our Evils 2 3o The dreadful Effects of Anger, and of other Paffions 231 Violent Sallies of Paffion are fometimes useful in cold and

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corpulent Constitutions ibid. But those who are fubject to violent Paffions should refrain from ftrong Liquors ibid. Of the Use of Müfick in foothing the Paffions ibid. Qf the Power of Poetry and Mafick united 232 Of the great use of Didactic Poetry i ;

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* - generally represented - ibid.

PRECEPT S for L YR Ic Po ET RY, with occasional Re-

marks - 39 to 96

Of the origin of this Species of Poetry ibid.
Of invoking the Mufes 4.O
Of the of Pindar ibid.

. Divifion of Lyric Poetry into the Sublime C de, the leffer Ode

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