The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

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Political credulity
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Sequel of the story of Misargyrus
11
Marriages why advertised
12
The imaginary housewife
13
Robbery of time
14
Treacles complaint of his wife
15
The difficulty of forming confederacies
16
Expedients of idlers
17
Drugget vindicated
18
Wbirlers character
19
Capture of Louisbourg
20
On lying
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Imprisonment of debtors
22
Uncertainty of friendship
23
Man does not always think
24
Misargyrus account of his companions in the Fleet
25
Betty Brooms history
26
Power of habits
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Weddingday Grocers wife Chairman
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Betty Brooms history continued
29
Presumption of modern criticism censured Ancient poetry necessarily obscure Examples from Horace
30
Disguises of idleness Sobers character
31
On Sleep
32
Journal of a fellow of a college
33
Punch and conversation compared
34
Misargyrus account of his companions concluded
35
On the trades of London
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Idle hope
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Apology for neglecting officious advice
52
Incitement to enterprise and emulation Some account of the admirable Crichton
57
Folly of false pretences to importance A journey in a stagecoach
62
Study composition and converse equally necessary to intellectual accomplishment
68
Criticism on the Pastorals of Virgil
73
Apology for apparent plagiarism Sources of literary variety
79
Projectors injudiciously censured and applauded
84
Infelicities of retirement to men of business
89
Different opinions equally plausible
94
On the uncertainty of human things
100
The pleasures and advantages of industry
104
The itch of writing universal
109
The folly of creating artificial wants
114
The miseries of life
119
Solitude not eligible
123
Men differently employed unjustly censured by each other
128
Singularities censured
133
Writers not a useless generation
139
Their happiness and infelicity
144
PACE 151
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Nume Page 35 Auctionhunter described and ridiculed
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The terrific diction ridiculed
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Useful things easy of attainment
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Deborah Gingers account of citywits
288
The bustle of idleness described and ridiculed
291
Marvels journey narrated
294
Marvels journey paralleled
297
Domestick greatness unattainable
299
Selfdenial necessary
303
Mischiefs of good company
305
54 Mrs Savecharges complaint
308
Authors mortifications
312
Virtuosos whimsical
315
Character of Sophron
318
Expectations of pleasure frustrated
322
Books fall into neglect
323
Minim the critic
325
Minim the critic
329
Rangers account of the vanity of riches
332
Progress of arts and language
335
Rangers complaint concluded
338
Fate of posthumous works
341
Loss of ancient writings
343
Scholars journal
349
History of translation
350
Hard words defended
355
Dick Shifters rural excursion
358
Regulation of memory 362
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Memory rarely deficient
367
Gelaleddin of Bassora
371
False criticisms on painting
373
Easy writing
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Steady Snug Startle Solid and Misty
379
Grand style of painting
383
Ladies journey to London
385
Indians speech to his countrymen
388
Scruple Wormwood Sturdy and Gentle
395
Biography how best performed
398
Books multiplied by useless compilations
401
Miss Heartless want of a lodging
403
Amazonian bravery revived
406
What have ye done ?
409
Physical evil moral good
411
Rhetorical action considered
414
Sufficiency of the English language
417
Nature of cunning
420
Sam Softlys history
422
Obstructions of learning
425
Tim Wainscots son a fine gentleman
427
Hacho of Lapland
430
Narratives of travellers considered
433
Sophia Heedful
437
The good sort of woman
440
Omars plan of life
443
Authors inattentive to themselves
446
Horrour of the last
448

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Стр. 83 - he that is rich is honoured, he that is poor may keep his poverty secret: are you married '. you have a cheerful house; are you single ? you i " Count o'er the joys thine hours have seen. " Count o'er thy days from anguish free, " And know, whatever thou hast been, " Tis something better not to be.
Стр. 54 - De Ar. Poet. 412. The youth, who hopes th' Olympic prize to gain. All arts must try, and every toil sustain. FRANCIs. IT is observed by Bacon, that " reading makes a full man, conversation a ready man, and writing an exact man." As Bacon attained to degrees of knowledge scarcely ever reached by any other man, the directions which
Стр. 95 - Sat. x. 347. Intrust thy fortune to the Pow'rs above : Leave them to manage for thee, and to grant What their unerring wisdom sees the want. In goodness as in greatness they excel: Ah! that we lov'd ourselves but half so well.
Стр. viii - vi. 126. The gates of hell are open night and day ; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way : But to return and view the cheerful skies ; In this the task and mighty labour lies.
Стр. 82 - xxxv. 28. In the graphic page of the Roman historian, as in the stanzas of the " Ariosto of the North :" " From shingles grey the lances start, " The bracken bush sends forth the dart,
Стр. 371 - strength or swiftness, we always determine concerning its beauty, before we exert our understanding to judge of its fitness. From what has been said, it may be inferred, that the works of nature, if we compare one species with another, are all equally beautiful; and that preference is given from custom, or
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Стр. 412 - mortals hope or imagine, which the master of this palace has not obtained ? The dishes of luxury cover his table, the voice of harmony lulls him in his bowers; he breathes the fragrance of the groves of Java, and sleeps upon the down of the cygnets of
Стр. 105 - nemo supremaque funera debet. OViD. Met. Lib. iii. 135. But no frail man, however great or high, Can be concluded blest before he die. ADDiSON. THE numerous miseries of human life have extorted in all ages an universal complaint. The wisest of men terminated all his experiments in search of happiness, by the mournful confession, that " all is vanity;
Стр. 250 - N°. 41. SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1759. THE following letter relates to an affliction perhaps not necessary to be imparted to the publick ; but I could not persuade myself to suppress it, because I think, I know the sentiments to be sincere, and I feel no disposition to provide for this day any other entertainment. At,

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