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Page Sect. 8. On the importance of order in the distribution of our limne,

51 9. The dignity of virtue amidst corrupt examples, 53 10. The mortifications of vice greater than triose of virtue,

55 il On contentment,

56 12 Rank and riches afford no ground for envy,

60 13. Patience under provocations Our interest as well as duly,

62 14 Moderation in our wishes recommender, 64 15. Omniscience and omnipresence of the Deity, the source of consolation to good men,

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Argumentative Pieces.

Sect. 1. Happiness is founded in rectitude of conduct, 71 2. Virtue man's highest interest,

72 3. The injustice of an uncharitable spirit, 73 4. The misfortunes of men mostly chargeable on ihemselves,

75 5. On disinterested friendship,

78 6. On the immortality of the soul,

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CHAPTER V.

Descriptive Pieces,

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Sect. 1. The seasons,

2. The cataract of Niagara, in Canada, North

Ainerica,
3. The grotto of Antiparos,
4. The grotto of Antiparos continued,
5. Earthquake at Catanca,
6. Creation,
7. Charity,
8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man,
9. On the beauties of the Psalms,
10. Character of Alfred, king of England,
11. Character of Qucen Elizabeth,

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SECT. 1. Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford, 106

2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of
mind,

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3. The good man's comfort in affliction,
4. The close of life,

110 5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous

connections, two sources of future felicity, 112 6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Joseph,

114 7. Altamont,

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CHAPTER VII.

Dialogues.

SECT. 1. Democritus and Heraclitus,

%. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,
3. Locke and Bayle,

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CHAPTER VIII.

Public Speeches.

Sect. !. Cicero against Verres,

.. 135 2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, im

ploring their protection against Jugurtha, 139 3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Fes. tus and Agrippa,

143 4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of

Lords, 1770, on the bill for preventing the
delays of justice, by claiming the privilege
of Parliament,

1 45 5. An address to young persons,

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Promiscuous Pieces.

Page Sect. R Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1688, 155 2. Retter from Pliny to Geminius,

159 8. better from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the

death of an amiable young woman, 160 On Discretion,

161 3. On the government of our thoughts, 166 6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions,

167 nay. On the proper state of our temper, with res

, pect to one another,

169 8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

172 9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the

blessings, pronounced by Christ on his dis

ciples, in his sermon on the mount, 17S: 10. Schemes of life often illusory,

. 174 il. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility, 177 12. On the true honour of man,

179 13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

181 14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively considered,

184 15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may be applied,

186 16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties,

189 17. Description of candour,

189 18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on worldly pleasures,

191 19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life,

195 20. Scale of beings,

197 21. Trust in the care of Providence recommenda eri,

201 22. Biety and gratitude enliven prosperity, 23. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune,

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