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THE

WORKS

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

A NEW EDITION
IN TWELVE VOLUMES.

WITH

AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS,
By ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq.

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TAVARD
Ui'VRSITY
LOSARY

LONDON:

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.'

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157. The scholar's complaint of his own bashfulness 101

158. Rules of writing drawn from examples. Those

examples often mistaken .... 107

159. The nature and remedies of bashfulness . . 113

160. Rules for the choice of associates . .118

161. The revolutions of a garret .... 123

162. Old men in danger of falling into pupilage.

The conduct of Thrasybulus . . . 129

163 The mischiefs of following a patron . . 135

164. Praise universally desired. The failings of

eminent men often imitated . . . .142

165. The impotence of wealth. The visit of Serotinus

to the place of his nativity .... 146

166. Favour not easily gained by the poor . . 153

167. The marriage of Hymenaeus and Tranquilla 158

168. Poetry debased by mean expressions. An ex-

ample from Shakspeare . . . .164

169. Labour necessary to excellence .... 169

170. The history of Misella debauched by her re-

lation 175

171. Misella's description of the life of a prostitute 181

172. The effect of sudden riches upon the manners 188

173. Unreasonable fears of pedantry . . . 194

174. The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History

of Dicaculus . . .199

175. The majority are wicked ..... 205

176. Directions to authors attacked by criticks. The

various degrees of critical perspicacity . . 210

177. An account of a club of antiquaries . . .215

178. Many advantages not to be enjoyed together . 221

179. The awkward merriment of a student . . 226

180. The study of life not to be neglected for the

sake of books . . . . . . 231
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181. The history of an adventurer in lotteries . . 237

182. The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter . 248

183. The influence of envy and interest compared . 249

184. The subject of essays often suggested by

chance. Chance equally prevalent in other

affairs 254

185. The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason.

The meanness of regulating our conduct by

the opinions of men ..... 259

186'. Anningait and Ajut, a Greenland history . . 265

187. The history of Anningait and Ajut concluded 271

188. Favour often gained with little assistance from

understanding ...... 277

189. The mischiefs of falsehood. The character of

Turpicula 282

190. The history of Abouzaid, the son of Morad . 287

191. The busy life of a young lady .... 293

192. Love unsuccessful without riches . . . 299

193. The author's art of praising himself . . 305

194. A young nobleman's progress in politeness . 310

195. A young nobleman's introduction to the know-

ledge of* the town ..... 316

196. Human opinions mutable. The hopes of youth

fallacious 322*

197. The history of a legacy-hunter . . . 327

198. The legacy-hunter's history concluded . . 332

189. The virtues of Rabbi Abraham's magnet . . 339

200. Asper's complaint of the insolence of Prospero,

Unpoliteness not always the effect of pride . 346

201. The importance of punctuality . . . 352

202. The different acceptations of poverty. Cynicks

and Monks not poor ..... 358

203. The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects

of futurity. Future fame uncertain . . 363

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