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PART I.
PIECES IN PROSE.

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CHAPTER I.

Pagod
Select Sentences and Paragraphs.

CIIAPTER IL.

Narrativs Picces.
Sect. 1. No rank or possessione can make the guilty mind happy,

2. Change of external condition often adverse to virtue,
3. Haman; or the mixery of pride,

47
4. Lady Jane Gray,

49
5. Ortogrul; or the vanity of richies,

52
6. The hill of science,

54
7. The journey of a day; a picture of human life,

58
CIAPTER 11I.

Didactic Pieces.
Sect. 1. The importance of a good education,

63
2. Ou gratitude,

64
3. On forgiveness,

65
4. Motives to the practice of gentleness,

67
5. A suspicious temper the source of misery to its possessor,

69
6 Comforts of religion,

69
7. Diffidence of our abilities a mark of wisdom,

70
8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our time, 71
9. The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples,

74
10. The mortifications of vice greater than those of virtue,
11. On contentment,

77
12. Rank and riches afford, no ground for envy,
13. Patience under provocations our interest As well as duty,

81
14. Moderation in our wishes recommended,

83
15. Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity, the source of conso-
lation to good men,

85
CHAPTER IV.

Argumentative Pieces.
Soct. 1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct,

89
2. Virtue man's highest interest,

90
3. The injustice of an uncharitable spirit,

91
4. The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on themselves,

93
5. On disinterested friendship,

96
6. On the immortality of the soul,

99
CHAPTER V.

Descriptive Pieces.
Sect. 1. The seasons,

102
2. The cataract of Niagara, in Canada, North America,

104
3 Grotto of Antiparos,

105
4. The grotto of Antiparos, continued,

107
5. Earthquake at Catanca,

108
6. Creation,

109
7. Charity,

110
8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man,

111
9. On the beauties of the Psalms,

119
20. Character of Alfred, king of England,

114
ll. Character of Queen Elizabeth,

115
12. On the slavery of vice,

117
13. The man of integrity,
14. Gentleness,

118

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CHAPTER VI.

Pathetic Picies.
Sect. 1. Trial and crecution of the Earl of Strafferd,

122
2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind,

124
3. The good man's comfort in a fiction,

125
4. The close of life,

126
5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous connections, two
sources of future felicity,

123
6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph, 129
7. Altamont,

132
CHAPTER VU.

Dialogues.
Sect. 1. Democritus and Heraclitus,

135
2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,

137
3. Locke and Bayle,

140
CHAPTER VIII.

Public Speeches.
Sect. 1. Cicero against Verres,

146
2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring their protec-
tion against Jugurtha,

150
3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa 154
4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on the bill

for preventing the delays of justice, by claiming the privilege
of parliament,

156
5. An address to young persons,

161
CHAPTER LX.

Promiscuous Pieces.
set. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638,

165
2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

169
3. Letier from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amiable young
woman,

170
4. On Discretion,

171
( 5. On the government of our thouglits,

174
6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions,

176
7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one anothor, 178
8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

180
9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings, pronounced by
Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the mount,

181
10. Schemes of life often illusory,
11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

185
12. On the true honour of man,

187
13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

189
14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered, 191
15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be applied, 194
in. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties.

196
17. Description of Candour,

197
18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely od world-
ly pleasures,

198
19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life,

202
20. Scale of beings,

204
21. Trust in the care of Providence recommended,

207
22. Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity,

209
23. Virtue when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of for-
tune

211
24. The speech of Fabricius, a Roman ambassador, to king Pyrrhus,

who attempted to bribe him to his interests, by the offer of a
great sum of money,

213
25. Character of James I king of England,

214
26. Charles V Emperor of Germany, resigns his dominions, and re-
tires frond the world,

215
37. The same subject continued,

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CHAPTER I.

Silect Sentences and Paragraphs.
1. 1. Short and ersy sentences,

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2. Verses in which the lines are of different length,

3. Vers98 containing exclamations, interrogations, and parentheses, 225

4. Verees in varicus forms,
5. Verses in which sound corresponds to signification,

229
6. Paragraphs of greater length,

231

CHAPTER II.

Narrative Pieces.

Sect. 1. The bears and the bees

233

2. The nightingale and the glow worm,

234

3. The trials of virtue,

ib.

4. The youth and the philosopher,

236

5. Diecourse between Adam and Eve retiring to rest,

237

6. Religion and death,

240

CHAPTER III.

Didactic Pieces.

Bect. 1. The vanity of wealth,

242

2. Nothing formed in vain,

ib.

3. On pride,

243

4. Cruelty to brutes censured,

244

5. A paraphrase on the latter part of the 6th chap. of Matthew, 245

6. The death of a good man a strong incentive to virtuie,

246

7. Reflections on a future state, from a review of winter,

ib.

8. Adam's advice to Eve, to avoid temptation,

247

9. On procrastination,

248

10. That philosophy, which stops at secondary cauces, reproved, 249

11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudice and hatred; and on sla-

very,

250

CHAPTER IV.

Descriptive Pieces.

Sect. 1. The morning in summer,

2. Rural sounds, as well as rural sights, delightful,

ib.

3. The Rose,

253

4. Care of birds for their young,

254

5. Liberty and slavery contrasted,

ib.

6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chap. of the First Epistle to

the Corinthians,

255

8. Picture of a good man,

257

8. The pleasures of retirement,

258

9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well directed imagi-

nation,

259

CHAPTER V.

Pathetic Pieces.

Sect. 1. The Hermit,

262

2. The Beggur's Petition,

262

3. Unhappy close of life,

263

4. Elegy to Pity,

ib.

5. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk, during his
solitary abode in the island of Juan Fernandez,

264
6. Gratitude,

266
7. A man perishing in the snow; from whenco reflactions are raipud

on the miseries of life,
8. A woraing bymn,

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CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.
Sect. 1. Ode to content,

2. The Shepherd and the Philosopher,
3. The road to happiness open to all men,
1. The goodness of Providence,
5. The Creator's works atiest his greatness,
6. Addrees to the Deity,
7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed,
8. The fire-side,
9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,
10. Selfishness reproved,
11. Human fraiity,
12. Cde to Peace,
13. Ode to Adversity,
34. The Creation required to praise its Author,
15 Tbe upiversal prayer,
16. Conscience,
17 On an infant,
18. The Cuckoo,
39. Day. A pastoral, in three parts,
20. The order of nature,
2. Layma composed during sickness,
2. Hymn on a review of the seasons,
3. On Splitude,

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ib. 284 236

ib.

ib. 292 293 294 298

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