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THE

WORKS

OF

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

A NEW EDITION

IN TWELVE VOLUMES.

WITH

AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS,

By ARTHUR MURPHY, Esq.

VOLUME THE THIRD.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; G. AND W. NICOL; T. EGERTON ;

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN; T. ('ADELL ; J, NUNN ; J. CUTHELL ; J. AND W. T. CLARKE ; J. BOOKER; J. CARPENTER; JEPFERY AND SON; 1. AND A. ARCH; J. BOOTH; J. RICHARDSON ; HATCHARD AND SON; W. GINGER; R. H. EVANS; J. MAWMAN ; R. SCHOLEY ; BALDWIN, CRADOCK, AND JOY; SHERWOOD AND JONES ; T. HAMILTON; J. ROBINSON; R. SAUNDERS; HARDING, MAVOR, AND LEPARD; G. AND W. B. WHITTAKER; LLOYD AND SON ; J. BOHN; T. TEGG; T. WILKIE; OGLE AND CO.; SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL; KINGSBURY, PARBURY, AND ALLEN ; G. MACKIE ; J. PORTER; G, GREENLAND ; W, MASON; J. COLLINGWOOD; W, WOOD; HURST AND ROBINSON : J. RACKHAM; AND DEIGHTON AND SONS, CAMBRIDGE ; BRODIE, DOWDING, AND CO. SALISBURY; AND BELL AND BRADFUTE ; AND J, FAIRBAI"N, AT EDINBURGH:

UN VORSITY

LIGRARY

LONDON:

PRINTED BY S. AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.

CONTENTS

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NUMB.

Page

71. No man believes that his own life will be short . 1

72. The necessity of good humour

6

73. The lingering expectation of an heir

12

74. Peevishness equally wretched and offensive. The

character of Tetrica

18

75. The world never known but by a change of
fortune. The history of Melissa

24

76. The arts by which bad men are reconciled to them-

selves

31

77. The learned seldom despised but when they
deserve contempt.

36

78. The power of novelty. Mortality too familiar

to raise apprehensions

42

79. A suspicious man justly suspected

48
80. Variety necessary to happiness. A winter scene 54
81. The great rule of action. Debts of justice to
be distinguished from debts of charity

59
82. The virtuoso's account of his rarities .

64

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