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How the Paffions are beft expreis'd
On a bad Writer, by Mr. Prior
On a reasonable Affliction, by Mr. Prior
On the erecting of a Monument to the Memory of Mr.
On Apollo and Daphne, by Mr. Smart
On Mafter----who died of a lingering Illness, by Mr.
On Mr. Prior, written by himself
PRECEPTS for DIDACTIC or PRECEPTIVE POETRY,
156 to 2
Of the Nature and State of Man with respect to the
That Happiness depends upon our Ignorance of future
has denied us
The madness of Man's defiring to be other than what he is
Abfolute Submiffion due to Providence
Of the Nature and State of Man with refpect to himself as an individual
Of Self-love, and Reason, with their use
163, 164 Of the Nature and State of Man with refpect to Society 165 That no Creature fubfifts wholly for itfelf, nor wholly for another, the happiness of Animals therefore is mutual 165 Reafon inftructed by Instinct in inventing of Arts, and in forming Societies 166 The true end of Government, and the ufe of Self-love to Society 167 Of the Nature and State of Man, with respect to Happiness ibid. Happiness balanced among Mankind by the two Paffions of Hope and Fear
But that good Men have the Advantage Eternal Goods are fo far from being the Rewards of Virtue that they are often destructive of it That Virtue only conftitutes Happiness Of the Universe, a Poem, by Mr. Baker Of Virgil's Georgics
The Prodigies fuppofed to have preceded the death of Cafar
The manner of grafting Trees
A beautiful defcription of Italy
Of Gay's Rural Sports
Of training upCalves to the Yoke, and breaking of Horfes 178 Defcription of a War Horse
Defcription of a Diftemper among the Cattle
Of Gay's Trivia, or Art of walking the Streets
That a Critic fhould study his own Abilities
Pride and imperfect Learning the fource of Error
Of being too hard to please, or too apt to admire
Characters of an incorrigable Poet, an impertinent Critic and a good one
An Admonition to the Critics
Of Dr. Armstrong's Art of preferving Health
Of Air, and particularly of that breathed in London
Of the choice of Air, and of a Country Situation
The neceffity of a free Circulation of Air, and of draining Bogs, and clearing away Trees ibid. Of the regard which ought to be paid to Diet and Exercise, by those who live in Countries that are very dry or very marthy ibid. Advice to those who would avoid an over moift Air 211 That gratifying the Fancy contributes to Health The Effect which running Water has on the Air The benefit of funny Situations, with a House rather airy than warm, proved from the languishing state Plants are in when confined to the Shade
Of the Circulation of the Blood, its wafte, and how fuly'd ibid.
Of the ufe of Labour in concocting the Food into Chyle and then into Blood ibid.
Of the choice of Food; liquid Food, Vegetables, and young Animals, eafieft of Digeftion; but not thofe made fat by unnatural means ibid.
Every Brute is directed by Instinct to its proper Aliment, but voluptuous Man feeds with all the Commoners of Nature, and is led in purfuit of Pleasure to his own Deftruction. Eating to excefs, of any Aliment, dangerous, and especially after long Abstinence
The use of fometimes indulging the Appetite, and of Fasting occafionally to unload the Wheels of Life 216 The Regimen to be obferved in the feveral Seafons of the Year. That each Month and each Clime produces the Food which is moft proper, but Winter demands more generous Liquors than the other Seafons ibid.
Of the Choice and proper ufe of Water The only Liquors drank in the first Ages of the World ibid. That which is moft pure, which is fooneft evaporated, and which generally falls from the Sides of Mountains, or rifes from a fandy Spring is beft
Of fermented Liquors, and their use. When drank unmixed with Water they retard Concoction, as appears by their Property of preferving Reptiles, and animal Food from Putrefaction ibid. That Generous Liquors may fometimes be drank freely and to good purpose, tho' but feldom ; for whatever too much accelerates the motion of the Fluids, whether it be Wine, high seafon'd Meats, or laborious Exercife long continued, impairs the Conftitution ibid. Of Exercise
The Importance of Exercise to those of a delicate Frame ib.
That in all our Exercifes we should begin and end leisurely; avoiding the ufe of cold Liquors while we are hot, and taking care to cool by degrees Of Bathing, and of the ufe of the Cold Bath (to fortify the Body against inclement Weather) to thofe whofe Con. ftitutions will admit of it The warm Bath recommended to thofe who dwell in fultry climes, and fometimes to the Inhabitants of our own, when the Skin is parched, the Pores obftructed, and Perfpiration imperfectly performed ibid. The Seafons for Exercife fhould be adapted to the Conftitution. Labour, when fafting, is beft for the corpulent Frame; but thofe of a lean habit should defer it until a Meal has been digefted ibid. No Labour either of Body or Mind is to be admitted when the Stomach is full, and the Spirits are required to promote Digeftion; for it is dangerous to hurry an half concocted Chyle into the Blood ibid. The corpulent Frame requires much Exercife, the lean lefs ibid.
No Labours are too hard in the Winter; but in the Summer milder Exercises are beft, and those are moft proper in the Morning and Evening, avoiding the noxious Dews
of the Night