The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 2

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Contents

The difficulty of defining comedy Tragick and comick
19
Louisbourgs history
20
Lingers history of listlessness
21
Imprisonment of debtors
22
Uncertainty of friendship
23
Man does not always think
24
New actors on the theatre
25
Betty Brooms history
26
Power of habits
27
Wedding dayGrocers wifeChairman
28
Betty Brooms history 30 Corruption of newswriters
30
Disguises of idleness Sobers character 32 Sleep
32
Journal of a fellow of a college
33
Punch and conversation
34
Auction hunter
35
The terrific diction
36
The folly of cowardice and inactivity
37
Debtors in prison e e e º
38
The bracelet
39
Art of advertising e e e e s e e e e e
40
On the death of a friend
41
Perditas complaint of her father
42
Monitions on the flight of time
43
Use of memory
44
Portraits defended
45
Molly Quicks complaint of her mistress
46
Deborah Gingers account of city wits
47
The bustles of idleness
48
Marvels journey
49
Marvel paralleled
50
Domestick greatness unattainable
51
Selfdenial necessary
52
Mischiefs of good company
53
Mrs Savecharges complaint
54
The miseries of a beauty defaced
55
Virtuosos whimsical
56
Character of Sophron the prudent
57
Expectations of pleasure frustrated
58
The necessity of literary courage
72
138 Original characters to be found in the country The cha
79
racter of Pailius
92
Petty writers not to be despised
112
Criticism on epistolary writings
143
The treatment incurred by loss of fortune
147
154 The inefficacy of genius without learning
153
cessity of reviewing life
157
The laws of writing not always indisputable Reflections On tragicomedy
162
The scholars complaint of his own bashfulness
167
Rules of writing drawn from examples Those examples often mistaken
171
The nature and remedies of bashfulness I75 160 Rules for the choice of associates
179
Y161 The revolutions of a garret
183
Nº Page 185 The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason The mean
185
Old men in danger of falling into pupilage The conduct of Thrasybulus
191
The mischiefs of following a patron
192
Praise universally desired The failings of eminent men often imitated 4
197
The impotence of wealth The visit of Scrotinus to the place of his nativity
201
Favour not easily gained by the poor
206
The marriage of Hymenaeus and Tranquilla
210
Poetry debased by mean expressions An example from Shakspeare
214
Labour necessary to excellence
218
The history of Misella debauched by her relation
222
Misellas description of the life of a prostitute
226
The effect of sudden riches upon the manners 232
232
Unreasonable fears of pedantry
236
The mischiefs of unbounded raillery History of Dicaculus
240
The majority are wicked
244
Directions to authours attacked by criticks The various degrees of critical perspicacity
248
An account of a club of antiquaries
252
Many advantages not to be enjoyed together
256
The awkward merriment of a student
260
180 The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books
264
The history of an adventurer in lotteries 26s 182 The history of Leviculus the fortunehunter
273
Love unsuccessful without riches
314
The authours art of praising himself
318
A young noblemans progress in politeness
322
A young noblemans introduction to the knowledge of the toWn
327
Human opinions mutable The hopes of youth fallacious
331
The history of a legacyhunter
335
The legacyhunters history concluded
339
The virtues of Rabbi Abrahams magnet
344
Aspers complaint of the insolence of Prospero Unpolite ness not always the effect of pride
349
The importance of punctuality
353
The different acceptations of poverty Cynicks and Monks not poor
358
The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects of futurity Future fame uncertain
361
The history of ten days of Seged emperor of Ethiopia
365
The ſhi 206 Thelart of living at the cost of others
374
The folly of continuing too long upon the stage
378
208
386
THE IDLER
387
InL 3 Rs character
389
In tation to correspondents 892
395
Charities and Hospitals
398
Proposals for a female army 401
401
dys performance on horseback
404
Sºftheme for newswriters
407
8 Pºlan of military discipline
410
H Progress of idleness
413
10 lºolitical credulity
416
Discourses on the weather
419
Marriages why advertised 422 1
425
No Page 59 Books fall into neglect
556
Minim the critick
558
61 Minim the critick
559
Rangers account of the vanity of riches
565
Progress of arts and language
568
Rangers complaint concluded
571
Fate of posthumous works
574
Loss of ancient writings
576
Scholars journal
582
History of translations
583
History of translations
585
Hard words defended
588
Dick Shifters rural excursion
590
Regulation of memory
595
Tranquils use of riches
597
Memory rarely deficient
599
Gelaleddin of Bassora
602
False criticisms on painting
605
Easy writing
608
Steady Snug Startle Solid and Misty
611
Grand style of painting
615
Ladies journey to London
617
Indians speech to his countrymen
620
The true idea of beauty
622
Scruple Wormwood Sturdy and Gentle
626
Biography how best performed
629
Books multiplied by useless compilations
632
Miss Heartlesss want of a lodging
634
87 Amazonian bravery revived
637
What have ye done?
640
Physical evil moral good
642
Rhetorical action considered
645
Sufficiency of the English language
648
Nature of cunning
651
Sam Softlys history
653
Obstructions of learning
655
Tim Wainscots son a fine gentleman
657
Hacho of Lapland
660
Narratives of travellers considered
663
98 Sophia Heedful
665
Ortogrul of Basra
667
The good sort of woman 669 ºr 101 Omars plan of life 673 lº 102 Authours inattentive to themselves
675
Horrour of the last
678

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