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CONTENTS TO VOL. XXXIV.
G. Seclusion and Retirement from the World not
27. The silent Expression of Sorrow—Feelings and
No. 42. Importance of Religion to Minds of Sensibility, - Craig–Story of La Roche . . Mackenzie. 43. Story of La Roche continued . Mackenzie. 44. Story of La Roche concluded . Mackenzie. 45. Of the Character of a Man of Fashion Abercromby. 46. Humorous Account of a Cross-purpose Conversation, in a Letter from Eutrapelus: Lord Hailes —Answer to the Masters of Taverns in relation to the Mirror Club . . . . . Bannatyne. 47. The Effects of Delicacy and Taste on Happiness, illustrated by a Description of certain Characters . . . . . . . . . Craig. 48. Whether in the Pleasure derived from the fine Arts, the Artist or Connoisseur has an advantage over the common Spectator?—This Question considered with regard Jo Painting . . Cullen. 49. Distresses of the Families of Soldiers—Story of Nancy Collins . . . . . . Mackenzie. 50. Genius and Talents rendered useless to Society by Indolence and Inactivity—Anecdotes of Mr. Mordaunt . . . - - - - Home. 51. Danger of too refined an Education to Girls in certain Circumstances, in a Letter from Harriet B - - Abercromby. 52. Whimsical Proposal for an Improvement in Agriculture, by Posthumus Agricola A. Craig. 53. Behaviour of great Ladies in Town to their Country Acquaintance; in a Letter from Elizabeth Homespun . . . . . . . . Mackenzie. 54. Recital of Conversation-criticism on the Tragedy of Zara . . . . . . . Mackenzie. 55. Of Self-deception . . . . . . . Craig. 56. Letter from Mr. Umphraville: Lord Hailes.— Civis on Country Parties of Pleasure. Mackenzie.
WHEN a stranger is introduced into a numerous company, he is scarcely seated before every body present begins to form some notion of his character. The gay, the sprightly, and the inconsiderate, judge of him by the cut of his coat, the fashion of his per rivig, and the ease or awkwardness of his bow. The cautious citizen, and the proud country-gentleman, value him according to the opinion they chance to adopt, the one, of the extent of his rent-roll, the other, of the length of his pedigree; and all estimate his merit, in proportion as he seems to possess, or to want, those qualities for which themselves wish to be admired. If, in the course of conversation, they chance to discover that he is in use to make one in the polite circles of the metropolis; that he is familiar with the great, and sometimes closeted with the minister; whatever contempt or indifference they may at first have shewn, or felt themselves disposed to shew, they at once give up their own judgment; every one pays a compliment to his own sagacity, by assuming the merit of having discovered that this stranger had the air of a man of fashion; and all XXXIV. B