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THESE PAPERS

ARE DUTIFULLY INSCRIBED TO HIS BEST BENEFACTOR

AND PATRON,

HIS MUCH-HONOURED FATHER,

AS A HUMBLE EXPRESSION OF HIS LOVE,

AND

A STILL HUMBLER TRIBUTE TO MANLY VIRTUE AND

UNBLEMISHED INTEGRITY OF LIFE,

BY

WILLIAM ROBERTS, A. M.,

Late Fellow of C. C. Coll., Oxon,

VOL. XXXV.

No.

INTRODUCTION to the work with an expo-

sition of the motives inciting the author

to undertake it.

1

1. Some account of the ancient and peace-

ful family of the Olive-Branches, parti-

cularly of the mother of Simon. ... 17

2. A further account of the nature of the

work-Declaration of hostilities—A

very curious dream......

25

3. Character and plan of the society of

which Simon Olive-Branch is perpetual
president—The government of Echo-
Advantages of peace and forbearance in
conversation-Mr. Blunt's character,
and conversion, brought about by means
of the singular institutions of the author's
club— Mr. Barnaby, the church-warden

-Mr. Anthony Allworth.............. 34

4. The effect of sudden perferment in loosen-

ing ancient connexions— Tom Varn-
ish–Anthony Trueman's letter- Epis-

tle from former self to present self...... 44

5. Female society-Madam Olive-Branch

perpetual Presidentess—Miranda's ele-

gant harangue-Vickery's incomparable

têtes.

52

6. First paper on the subject of religion-

General thoughts on the contemplation

of nature's works, and the beautiful ana-

logies arising therefrom—The reader
prepared for a succession of papers on
the subject of religion-Fears of Madam

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