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THE

BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED

PREFACES

BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL, AND CRITICAL:

BY JAMES FERGUSON, Esq.

Author of the NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY, &c.

A New Edition, in Forty-five Volumes.

VOL. XV.

CONTAINING SPECTATOR, VOL. X.

London:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, CHEAPSIDE;

AND WILLIAM BLAIR, EDINBURGH.

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Printed by W. Jackson, Peterborough-Court, Fleet Street, London.

SPECTATOR.

N° 567–635.

CONTENTS.

567. METHOD of political Writers affect-

ing Secrecy ; Specimen .... ....... ADDISON.
568. Coffee-house Conversation on the

preceding Paper --The Whole

Duty of Man turned into a Libel
569. On Drunkenness ....................
570. On petty Ambition .................... UNKNOWN.
571. Advantages of seeking the Protec-

tion of the Supreme Being......... ADDISON.

572. On Quacks ............................... PEARCE.

573. Letter from the President of the

Club of Widows..................... UNKNOWN.

574. Advantages of Content ................ ADDISON.

575. The present Life preparatory to the

Happiness of Eternity ............

576. On Singularity; the Dread and

Affectation of it ......................

577. Letter from a Person supposed to

be crazed-Petition of John a

Nokes and Tom a Styles ......... UNKNOWN.
578. On personal Identity-Story of Fad.

lallah .................................. UNKN
579. On Adultery-Dogs which guarded

the Temple of Vulcan............... ADDISON.
580. On the Glories of Heaven............
581. The Author's Answer to his Corre-

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