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XI. Mr.Bickerstaff obtains the aid of Pacolet, a good genius,

in the discharge of his Censorial duties - - - - 66

XII. Pacolet gives an account of himself and his adventures

-Gamesters - --------- 70

XIII. Pacolet continued-Duellists and the Purgatory of

the murdered - - - - - - - - - - 75

xiv. Pacolet's account of the Geniż--Shades of Conscience

and Honour--Genuis of Credit ----- 80

xv. A lover's reason for success, and a lady's reason for the

choice of a husband --Pacolet employed in a delicate

mission ---- ------- 86

XVI. Pacolet vanishesCharacters of a Rake and a Coquette 90

XVII. Mr. Bickerstaff visits the family of an early friend

Scene of domestic felicity - - - - - - - 93

XVIII. The scene of felicity clouded - - - - - . - - 98

XIX. Mr. Bickerstaff introduces (as betrothed) his half-

Sister, Jenny Distaff, who speaks for herselfThe

Empire of Beauty - - - - - - - - - 102

xx, Jenny Distaff's history-False friends - - - - 107

XXI. Jenny Distaff continued----Characters at Epsom - - 113

XXII, Jenny Distaff continued- Love and Matrimony

The Fox-kunter's speech - - - - - - - 117

XXIII. Jenny Distaff continued-Duelling-Whisperer's

without business, and Laughers without occasion - 123

XXIV. Jenny Distaff continued-Mr. Bickerstaff's advice

to married people-Jenny's wedding dinner - - 129

xxv. Sister Jenny's matrimonial difference and reconciliation

-The Dappers - - - - - - - - - - 134

xxvi. Mr. Bickerstaff counsels Jenny how to secure happiness

in the married state - - - - - - - - - 138

XXVII. Sister Jenny appears in her own chariot, and incurs

Mr. Bickerstaff's disapprovalOn Marriage and

the customary ceremoniesImpertinence of wags

Jenny aud Tranquillus - - - - - - - - 143

XXVIII. Sister Jenny answers the letter of Almeira, in the

interest of her fex And exits - - - - - - 149

xxix. Mr. Bickerstaff's opinion on the means of female im-

provement, mental and personal - - - - - 153

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xxx, Mr. Bickerstaff thinks the faults of the fair sex chiefly

owing to the false manner in which they are

addressed by men-His discoveries by means of his ring 157

XXXI. Mr. Bickerstaff introduces his three NephewsTheir

characters and his manner of disposing of them - 163

XXXII. Entertains his three Nephews and a lady - - -

XXXIII. An example of judicious Education Character of

Samuel Bickerstaff and his family - - - - 169

XXXIV. Effects of a passion for gay and showy dressMethod

taken with Margery Bickerstaff to keep her from

marrying - - - - - - - - - - - 173

XXXV. Mr. Bickerstaff pronounces all worthless men dead in

reason - - - - - - - - - - - 177

XXXVI. Mr. Bickerstaff's Court of Judicature-aFirst fitting,

on the dead in reason - - - - - - - - 180

XXXVII. Court of Judicature continued-On the hooped

Petticoat - - -- - - -- - 189

XXXVIII Mr. Bickerstaff finds it expedient to alter his tactics

and wink at offenders, but expects hush-money for

the breach of his Sumptuary Laws, and in considera-

tion of his powers of divination. --- - - 195

XXXIX. Mr.Bickerstaff profejes physic-Quacks and Impostors

of the time-The Widow and dumb Fortune-teller. 198

XL. Mr. Bickerstaff's extraordinary Cures-- On the

affectation of faults and imperfections. - - - 203

XLI. Mr. Bickerstaff illustrates the prevalent corruption of

manners and language - ... - - - - 211

XLII. Mr. Bickerstaff's reflections and dream on the state

of Great Britain - - - - - - - - - 215

XLIII. Mr. Bickerstaff a benefactor to his enemies of Grub

- Street Fable of the Owls, the Bats, and the Sun 222

XLIV. Mr. Bickerstaff learns fencing, and his reasons for so

doing-His vindication from the imputation of in-

juring any worthy person by his fatire - - - 225

xlv. The same subject continued - - - - - - - 230

XLVI. Mr. Bickerstaff gives his opinion of the practice of

praise, with exceptions, of libellers and ill-natured

jelters - - - - - - - - - - - - 233

PHOTOGRAPHIC ILLUSTRATIONS,

FROM DESIGNS BY

THOMAS STOTHARD, HENRY SINGLETON, HENRY THOMPSON,

P. J. DE LOUTHERBERG, R.A., W. M. CRAIG,

RICHARD WESTALL, R.A., &c.

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Mr. Bickerstaff learns Fencing

Frontispiece A First Grief-Death of a Father ................. Richard Westall, Rod. ......... 24 Scene of Fire in a Theatre .....

P. J. de Loutherberg, R. A. ......
Tragic Scene on the Sea-shore ....................... Henry Singleton ................
Melancholy Accident between Lovers ............ Henry Thompson ..............
Scene between Jenny Distaff and a Nobleman W. M. Craig ....................
City Widow consulting a Dumb Fortune-teller Henry Singleton ...............
A Lady Fainting .......

Do. ..............
Fantastic Fancy of a Cobbler ................ ... Do. ..........
An Old Lady's Pets ...........

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Mrs. Barry the Actress, at Bickerstaff's Funeral Thomas Stothard ...............

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