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44. Conduct of certain Old Fellows in Gray's Inn
thors-Plan of the Work.
Steele. 45. Miseries of Seduction-Cyrus and Panthea.
to Sir Francis Walsingham.
51. On Sacred Poetry-David's Lamentation over
52. Colbert's Conversation with the French King
Letter on Free-thinking.
53. Strictures on the Examiner's Liberties with
54. On Equality in Happiness and Misery:
Letter on the Obsequium Catholicon, and 56. Reproof and Reproach, a Vision.
Fashion of driving Carriages.
60. On the various Modes of reading Books.
Sir Philip Sidney.
63. Strictures on the Examiner-Extract from
Virtuous Sentiment-Henry IV. of France, 64. Petition of the Artificers, of Esau Ringwood,
Susannah How-d'ye-call, and Hugh Pounce
71. Observations on the Increase of Lions-Cha-
Steele. 73. On the Improper Interference of Parents in
logue and Epilogue.
Berkeley. 80. Strictures on the Examiner.
lumny-from Daniel Button.
132. Letters from a Young Man in Sickness-
never in the Wrong-from the Wife of one
of the Dumb Club-on Naked Breasts.
133. Duel between Sir Edward Sackville and Lord
ing and Attributes of a God.
Berkeley. 134. The Lion, how treated by the Town-Com.
00, Strictures on the Examiner-Letter to one 135. Best Way to bear Calumny.
Steele. 136. Various Causes of Death-Country Bill of
on the Pharisees and Sadducees.
Wotton. 138. On Regard for Posterity.
curgus-Position of Venus.
147. Folly of Extravagance in New-married Per.
105. Exhibition of the Charity Children-Propo. 152. Comparative Merit of the two Sexes, an
110. On the Language of Treaty-Improprieties 160. Conjectures of concealed Meanings under
the History of the Ants.
Love of Knowledge-Solomon's Choice. 162. Humour of a Blunt Squire-Complaisance-
Story of Schacabac.
113. Letter from a Citizen in his Honey-moon-
Sir Thomas More.
114. Erection of the Lion's Head-Remarks on
123. On Seducers of Innocence-Letter to one
Letter from a short Writer-in Defence of
Berkeley. 174. On the Manners of the Bath Visitors. Steele
VOLUME THE FIRST.
TO LIEUTENANT-GENERAL CADOGAN.
SIR,—In the character of Guardian, it be- present fortune unenvied. For the public always hoves me to do honour to such as have deserved reap greater advantage from the example of well of society, and laid out worthy and manly successful merit, than the deserving man him. qualities, in the service of the public. No man self can possibly be possessed of; your country has more eminently distinguished himself this knows how eminently you excel in the several way, than Mr. Cadogan; with a contempt of parts of military skill, whether in assigning the pleasure, rest, and ease, when called to the du- encampment, accommodating the troops, leadties of your glorious profession, you have lived ing to the charge, or pursuing the enemy: the in a familiarity with dangers, and with a strict retreat being the only part of the profession eye upon the final purpose of the attempt, have which has not fallen within the experience of wholly disregarded what should befall yourself those, who learned their warfare under the duke in the prosecution of it; thus has life risen to of Marlborough. But the true and honest puryou, as fast as you resigned it, and every new pose of this epistle is to desire a place in your hour, for having so frankly lent the preceding friendship, without pretending to add any thing moments to the cause of justice and of liberty, to your reputation, who, by your own gallant has come home to you, improved with honour : actions, have acquired that your name through This happy distinction, which is so very peculiar all ages shall be read with honour, wherever to you, with the addition of industry, vigilance, mention shall be made of that illustrious cappatience of labour, thirst, and hunger, in com- tain. I am, sir, your most obedient, and most mon with the meanest soldier, has made your I humble servant, THE GUARDIAN.
VOLUME THE SECOND.
TO MR. PULTENEY.*
Sır, -The greatest honour of human life, is worthy acquaintance, with whom you live in to live well with men of merit; and I hope you the happy communication of generous senti will pardon me the vanity of publishing, by this ments, which contribute not only to your own means, my happiness in being able to name you mutual entertainment and improvement, but to among my friends. The conversation of a gen- the honour and service of your country. Zea] tleman, that has a refined taste of letters, and a for the public good is the characteristic of a man disposition in which those letters found nothing of honour, and a gentleman, and must take place to correct, but very much to exert, is a good of pleasures, profits, and all other private gratififortune too uncommon to be enjoyed in silence. cations. Whoever wants this motive is an open In others, the greatest business of learning is to enemy, or an inglorious neuter to mankind, in weed the soil ; in you, it had nothing else to do, proportion to the misapplied advantages with but to bring forth fruit. Affability, complacency, which nature and fortune have blessed him. and generosity of heart, which are natural to But you have a soul animated with nobler views, you, wanted nothing from literature, but to re- and know that the distinction of wealth and fine and direct the application of them. After plenteous circumstances, is a lax upon an honest I have boasted I had some share in your fami. mind, to endeavour, as much as the occurrences liarity, I know not how to do you the justice of of life will give him leave, to guard the propercelebrating you for the choice of an elegant and ties of others, and be vigilant for the good of his
This generous inclination, no man possesses * Afterwards Earl of Bath.
in a warmer degree than yourself; which, that