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The dangers and miseries of literary eminence.

89

The frequent contemplation of death necessary to mode-

rate the passions :

95

The unhappiness of marriage caused by irregular motives

of choice ..

- 100

The danger of ranging from one study to another. The

importance of an early choice of profession

- 107

The folly and inconvenience of affectation

114

The anxieties of literature not less than those of public

stations. The inequality of authors' writings

119

An allegory on wit and learning.

. 125

The contrariety of criticism. The vanity of objection.

An author obliged to depend upon his own judgment 130

The necessity of attending to the duties of common life.

The natural character not to be forsaken

135

Rashness preferable to cowardice. Enterprize not to be

repressed

141

The misclrief of extravagance and misery of depen-

dence

. 146

An author's treatment from six patrons

152

The various arts of self-lelusion

- 157

The folly of anticipating risfortunes

. 164

The observance of Sunday recomended ; an allegory • 169

The defence of a known mistäke highly culpable

174

The vanity of stoicism. The necessity of patience . 180

An allegorical history of rest and labour

· 186

The uneasiness and disgust of female cowardice

191

A marriage of prudence without affection

197

The reasons why pastorals delight

• 203

The true principles of pastoral poetry

• 208

The advantages of mediocrity. An eastern fable 214

The unhappiness of women whether single or married -219

The difficulty of giving advice without offending 225

The advantages of memory

128

The misery of a modish lady in solitude

234

The inconveniencies of precipitation and confidence

239

Religion and superstition, 4 vision

245

The causes of disagreement in marriage

The mischiefs of rural faction.

The proper means of regulating sorrow

261

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