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Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
A NEW EDITION,
IN TWELVE VOLUMES.
AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS,
BY ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq.
VOLUME THE FOURTH.
Printed for T. Longman, B. White and Son, B. Law, J. Dodfley, H. Baldwin,
M DCC XCII.
1 Difficulty of the first address. Practice of the epick poets, Convenience of periodical performances
2 The neceffity and danger of looking into futurity. Writers naturally fanguine. Their hopes liable to disappointment
3 An allegory on criticism
The modern form of romances preferable to the ancient.
THE RAMBLE R.
5 A meditation on the Spring
6 Happiness not local
7 Retirement natural to a great mind. Its religious use
The fondness of every man for his profeffion. The gra-
10 Four billets with their answers. Remarks on mafque
11 The folly of anger. The mifery of a peevish old age
13 The duty of fecrecy. The invalidity of all excufes for betraying fecrets
14 The difference between an author's writings and his conversation
15 The folly of cards. A Letter from a lady that has loft her money
16 The dangers and miferies of literary eminence
17 The frequent contemplation of death neceffary to moderate the paffions
18. The unhappiness of marriage caufed by irregular mo, tives of choice
19 The danger of ranging from one ftudy to another. The importance of the early choice of a profeffion
20 The folly and inconvenience of affectation
21 The anxieties of literature not less than those of publick ftations. The inequality of authors writings
29 The folly of anticipating misfortunes
30 The obfervance of Sunday recommended; an allegory
34 The uneafinefs and difguft of female cowardice
37 The true principles of pastoral poetry
38 The advantages of mediocrity. An Eaftern fable
42 The mifery of a modifh lady in folitude
43 The inconveniencies of precipitation and confidence.
22 An allegory of wit and learning
The contrariety of criticism. The vanity of objection.
25 Rafhness preferable to cowardice. Enterprize not to be repreffed
26 The mischief of extravagance, and mifery of dependance 168 27 An author's treatment from fix patrons
28 The various arts of felf-delufion
44 Religion and fuperftition, a vifion
45 The caufes of disagreement in marriage
50 A virtuous old age always reverenced
51 The employments of a housewife in the country
52 The contemplation of the calamities of others, a remedy for grief
58 The defire of wealth moderated by philofophy 59 An account of Sufpirius the human fcreech-owl 60 The dignity and usefulness of biography
61 A Londoner's vifit to the country
62 A young lady's impatience to fee London 63 Inconftancy not always a weakness
64 The requifites to true friendship
53 The folly and mifery of a spendthrift
54 A death-bed the true fchool of wisdom. The effects of death upon the survivors
55 The gay widow's impatience of the growth of her daughter. The hiftory of mifs May-pole
56 The neceffity of complaifance. The Rambler's grief for offending his correfpondents
57 Sententious rules of frugality
65 Obidah and the hermit, an Eastern story
66 Paffion not to be eradicated. The views of women ill directed
67 The garden of hope, a dream
68 Every man chiefly happy or miserable at home. The opinion of fervants not to be despised
69 The miseries and prejudice of old age
70 Different men virtuous in different degrees. The vicious not always abandoned