The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator

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G.P. Putnam & Company, 1854

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Contents

357
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Visit from Sir Roger_his Opinions on various Matters
169
Letters from Tom Trippit complaining of a Greek Quo tationsoliciting a Peep at Sir Roger from a Showman
177
Dissection of a Beaus Head
181
On the Civil Constitution of Great Britain
188
Reflections on Bills of MortalityStory of a Dervise
193
Connexion betwixt Prudence and good Fortunem Fable of a Drop in the Ocean
198
Letter on PinMoneyReflections on that Custom
203
Letter from Sir John Envil married to a Woman of Quality
208
Project of the new French Political Academy
212
Remarks on Fortunestealerson Widows
218
On waste of TimeJournal of a Citizen
222
Clarindas Journal of a week
227
Visit with Sir Roger de Coverley to Westminster Abbey
233
Sir Roger de Coverley at the Theatre
239
Transmigration of SoulsLetter from a Monkey
249
Consolation and Intrepidity in Death
252
Use to be made of Enemies
256
Letter on CatcallsHistory of them
259
Various Advantages of the SpectatorsPaperPrinting
263
Humorous way of sorting Companiesfor Mirthfor useful Purposes
267
Bill of Mortality of Lovers
271
Cheerfulness preferable to Mirth
274
Sir Roger de Coverleys Visit to Spring Gardens
279
Motives to Cheerfulness
283
THE SPECTATOR Continued
288
On CompassionAnn Boleyns Letter
297
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Tur SPECTATOR Continued
379
Proposal for a Newspaper of Whispers
421
On true and false Modesty
424
On religious Faith and Practice
428
Weight of Wisdom and Riches a Vision
432
Mediocrity of Fortune to be preferred
437
The Manners of CourtsThe Spy and the Cardinal
439
Means of strengthening Faith
441
On the new Stamp_Success of the Spectator
445
CriticismSpecimen of various Readings
448
On defamatory Publications
451
On religious Hope
452
On asking Advice in affairs of Love
456
On Method in Writing and ConversationCharacters of Tom Puzzle and Will Dry
459
Letter on Gardening
462
Will Honeycombs Account of the Siege of Hersberg and his Dreams
496
Defence and Happiness of a Married Life
501
On Conjurors and Revealers of Dreams
504
On party Lies
508
Will Honeycombs Proposal of a Fair for MarriageSale
511
of unmarried Women
512
On giving Advice
516
Meditation on Death a Hymn
520
THE SPECTATOR Continued 523 Poetry too often mixed with MythologyEdict on that
523
Death of Sir Roger de Coverley
525
Meditation on animal Life
529
Subject
534
Rules of Precedency among Authors and Actors
538
Account of the Marriage of Will Honeycomb
542
On the Idea of the Supreme Being
545
On vain Hopes of temporal ObjectsStory of Alnaschar
549
On Extravagance in StorytellingEpitaph in Pancras Churchyard
562
Criticisms on the SpectatorLetter on the Decay of the Club
563
Meditation on the Frame of the Human Body
567
Cures performed by the Spectator
572
On Reluctance to leave the World
576
Proposal for a new Club
580
Account of the Spectator opening his Mouth
583
On ConversationLetter by the Ambassador of Bantam
587
Endeavours of Mankind to get rid of their Burdens a Dream
591
The same concluded
596
Account of the Widows Club
600
On EgotismRetailers of old Jokes
604
On the Nature of Manof the Supreme Being
608
Method of Political Writers affecting Secrecy Specimen
613
Coffeehouse Conversation on the preceding PaperThe Whole Duty of Man turned into a Libel
616
On Drunkenness
619
Advantages of seeking the Protection the Supreme Being 622
622
Advantages of Content
627
The present Life preparatory to the Happiness of Eter nity
632
On Singularity the Dread and Affectation of it
635
On AdulteryDogs which guarded the Temple of Vul can
638
On the Glories of Heaven
641
On the Itch of Writing
647
Duty of being usefully employedon Planting
649
Story of Hilpa
653
The same concluded
658
On Eternity
660
Dramatic ImprovementsCriticisms
666
On a merry and serious Cast of Temper
670
Various Opinions of Future Happiness
672

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Page 394 - THE Lord my pasture shall prepare, And feed me with a shepherd's care ; His presence shall my wants supply, And guard me with a watchful eye ; My noonday walks he shall attend, And all my midnight hours defend.
Page 455 - I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth : my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life : in thy presence is fulness of joy ; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Page 437 - I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me: there was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, "Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man's wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Page 102 - Awake, My fairest, my espoused, my latest found, Heaven's last best gift, my ever new delight ! Awake : the morning shines, and the fresh field Calls us; we lose the prime, to mark how spring Our tended plants, how blows the citron grove, What drops the myrrh, and what the balmy reed, How nature paints her colours, how the bee Sits on the bloom extracting liquid sweet.
Page 69 - Thus Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed; his other parts besides Prone on the flood, extended long and large, Lay floating many a rood...
Page 68 - OF man's first disobedience, and the fruit Of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste Brought death into the world, and all our woe, With loss of Eden, till one greater Man Restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing, heavenly Muse...
Page 645 - I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell ; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell : God knoweth ;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
Page 419 - WHEN all thy mercies, O my God, My rising soul surveys ; Transported with the view, I'm lost In wonder, love, and praise : n.
Page 102 - My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away. For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone ; The flowers appear on the earth ; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land ; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, And the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
Page 487 - Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet ; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

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