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THE

CITIZEN OF THE WORLD,

OR

LETTERS

FROM

a Chinese Philosopher,

RESIDING IN LONDON,

TO HIS FRIENDS IN THE EAST.

BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

VOL. II.

PHILADELPHIA,

PRINTED BY T. & G. PALMER, FOR J. CONRAD &co.30, CHESNUT-STREET, PHILADELPHIA;

M. & J. CONRAD & co. 138, MARKET-STREET, BALTIMORE; RAPIN, CONRAD, & co. WASHINGTON CITY; SOMERVELL & CONRAD, PETERSBURG; AND BONSAL, CONRAD, & co. NORFOLK.

1804.

MO

ENOX LIS

NEW YORK

LXXIX. The preparations of both theatres for a winter

campaign

63

LXXX. The evil tendency of increasing penal laws, or en-

forcing even those already in being with rigour 66

LXXXI. The ladies' trains ridiculed

70

LXXXII. The sciences useful in a populous state, prejudi.

cial in a barbarous one

73

LXXXIII. Some cautions on life, taken from a modern

philosopher of China

78

LXXXIV. Anecdotes of several poets who lived and died

in circumstances of wretchedness

82

LXXXV. The trifling squabbles of stage players ridiculed 85

LXXXVI. The races of Newmarket ridiculed. The de

scription of a cart race

90

LXXXVII. The folly of the western parts of Europe, in

employing the Russians to fight their battles 93

LXXXVIII. The ladies advised to get husbands. A story

to this purpose

96

LXXXIX. The folly of remote or useless disquisitions

among the learned

100

XC. The English subject to the spleen

104

XCI. The influence of climate and soil upon the tempers

and dispositions of the English

108

XCII. The manner in which some philosophers make ar-

tificial misery

111

XCIII. The fondness of some to admire the writings of

lords, &c.

115

XCIV. The philosopher's son is again separated from his

beautiful companion

117

C

XCV. The father consoles him upon this occasion 119

XCVI. The condolence and congratulation upon the death

of the late king ridiculed. English mourning

described

121

XCVII. Almost every subject of literature has been ex-

hausted

125

XCVIII. A description of the courts of justice in West-

minster hall

128

XCIX. A visit from the little beau. The indulgence with

which the fair sex are treated in several parts of

Asia

132

C. A life of independence praised

135

CI. That people must be contented to be guided by those

whom they have appointed to govern. A story to

this effect

138

CII. The passion of gaming among ladies ridiculed 141

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