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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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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 . .118

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

ofDicaculus . .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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