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the Roman Government considered.Remark on some

lines of Virgil.– Folly of too much refinement in tracing

the origin of particular forms of Govertiment:- The

Feudal System. The progress and confirmation of the

English Constitution..


24. On Imitation.--Vicious excess of it in Alexander

and Pyrrhus.--Observations on the form of Govern-
ment prevailing in the Republic of Eton.-Character
of Acanthio, an eccentric Genius,--and of Soricius, his
arokkard imitator...

... 34

25. On proverbial expressions, and commonly re-

ceived opinions. The progress of national refinement

considered as analogous to the improvement of personal

taste.--Ideas of the existence of Countries unknown.-

Dilton's opinion that he was born too late to succeed as

a poet,--and the prevalent ideu amongst our ancestors;

that the climate was too cold for perfection,

--considered 40

26. On Novel-Writing.- Parallel between the Novel

und the Romance.- Superiority of the former in the choice

of names and titles, and in painting the scenes of Low-

Life.-Strictures on the character of Tom Jones.-

Parallel between it and Sir Charles Grandison.-

Promise of recommendirig a species of reading to Novel-

readers, preferable to their present studies....


27. On Genius.-Reftections on the persécution of

illustrious merit,-as in Poets, Statesmen, Generals, &c.
--Some causes assigred as the probable foundation of
such a conduct. Coriolanus,-Catu,Cicero, Socrales,
-Galileo-The cause why the Great should depress
poetical merity almost incxp!icable --Reasons why



Antisuperbus.-A Barrister


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AVING occasion lately to refer to a chronological epitome, I accidentally cast my eyes on the naine of Julius Cæsar; and it was not without some emotion, that I read the following account of so extraordinary a character :

Julius Cæsar, Emperor of Rome, born July 10, 100, invaded Britain, landing at Deal, August 26th, 55, killed in the Senate-house, March 15, 44, A. C. after having fought fifty battles, slain above 1,192,000 men, and taken by assault 1000 towns.

Whether the compiler of this work has thus briefly given this list of destruction, without mentioning its causes, wins in Vol. II.


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