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il On conteniment,
. . . . 56
11. Character of Qucen Elizabeth, .
, 100 · 102 . 103
Sect. 1. Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford, 106
2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of .
mind, . . . . . . 107 3. The good man's comfort in affliction, - 1097 4. The close of life, . . . . : lig 5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous
connections, two sources of future felicity, 112 6. The clemency and amiable character of the i
patriarch Joseph, . . . . 114 7. Altamont, . . . . . . 117
SECT. I. Democritus and Heraclitus, .
2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,
SECT. !. Cicero against Verres,
. . 135 2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, im
ploring their protection against Jugurtha, 139 3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Fes.
tus and Agrippa, . . . . 143 4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of
Lords, 1770, on the bill for preventing the
145 . 5. An address to young persons, .
5 Page SECT. R Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1658, 155
2. Retter from Pliny to Geminius, ' . 159 8. better from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the ....
death of an amiable young woman, 160 On Discretion, . . . . . 167 5. On the.government of our thoughts, . 166 6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained ::
passions, . . . . Í . 167 17. On the proper state of our temper, with res
pect to one another, . . . . 169 3. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures, . . 172 9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the
blessings, pronounced by Christ on his dis
ciples, in his sermon on the mount, .175:10. Schemes of life often illusory, . . . 174. il. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility, . 177 12. On the true honour of man, '. . . 179 13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,
. . . . . . 181 14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds compa
ratively considered, . . . . . 184, 15. On the power of custom, and the uses to
which it may be applied, . . 186 16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of
our faculties, . . . . . 189 17. Description of candour,
.. 189 18. On the imperfection of that happiness which
rests solely on worldly pleasures, . 191 19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of
human life, . . . . . 195 20. Scale of beings, . . . . . 197 21. Trust in the care of Providence recommend
ed, . . . . . . . 201 22. Biety and gratitude enliven prosperity, 203, 23. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune, . . . . 206