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No. Original Dedications. 1. The Author's Address—Importance of Authors–Plan of the Work. - 2. History of the Author—the Lizard Family 3. Remarks on Collins' Discourse on Free-think. ing. - - - - Steele or Berkeley. 4. On Dedications—the Author to himself. . Pope. 5. Family of the Lizards—the Females. - Steele. 6. The same—Sir Harry Lizard. - 7. Conversation on Marriage—Smith's Letters to Sir Francis Walsingham. - 8. On Passion—Story of Licenciado Esquivel and Aguire. - - - - 9. Character of Mr. Charwell—his Economies— Letter on Free-thinking. - 10. On Dress–Letter of Simon Sleek on that subject. - - - - - 11. On Reproof. - - - - - • , Letter on the Obsequium Catholicon, and Cures by it. - - - - - 12. On Criticism, and the Artifices of Censorious Critics. - - - - - 13. Account of the Younger Sons of the Lizards. 14. Account of two thoughtless young Men— Fashion of driving Carriages. - 15. Love Verses—Easy Writing. 16. On Poetry—Songs—Song Writing. 17. On Illicit Love—Story of a French Knight 18. Thoughts on the Prospect of Death—Psalm by Sir Philip Sidney. - - - 19. On the Influence of Vice—Insensibility to Virtuous Sentinent—Henry IV. of France, his Prayer before Battle. - 20. On Duelling. - - - - 21. Excellency and Superiority of the Scriptures. 22. On a Country Life—Pastoral Poetry. *::8. On the same. - . . . - 24. Jack Lizard's Return from the University— . . On Pedantry—Conversation. - 25. On Lord Verulam's History of Henry VII. Budgell. 26. All Women are Ladies—Letter recommending
a Wife to Sir Harry Lizard. - - Steele. 27. Grounds to expect a Future State proved. Berkeley. 28. On Pastoral Poetry. - - - - - Steele. 29. Essay on Laughter—several Kinds of Laugh.
ters. - - - - - - - 30. On Pastoral Poetry. - 31. Various Schemes of Happiness. Budgell.
32. The Subject of Pastoral Poetry treated in an
Allegory. - - - - - Steele. 33. On the Merits of the Tragedy of Cato—Prologue and Epilogue. - - -
34. Conversation on Fine Gentlemen. 33. The Pineal Gland discovered—Voyage through several. - - - - - . Berkeley. 36. Letter on Punning. - - - - Birch. 37. On the Tragedy of Othello–Story of Don Alonzo. - - - - - Hughes 38. On Prett v Gentlemen—Letter from a Gentlenuan-like Man. - - - - Steele. 39. Observations on the Pineal Gland of a Freethinker. - - - - - Berkeley. 40. On the Pastorals of Pope and Philips. - Pope. 41. Censure of a Passage in the Examiner, Steele. 42. Gifts necessay to a Story-teller. - 43. Opinions on the Characters of Lucia and Mar.
cia in Cato. * - - - -
48. — concluded. - - - 49. Essay on Pleasures, Natural and Fantastical Pleasures of Imagination. - Berkeley. 50. Visit to the Country—Offensive Barber—Romantic I’leasures. - - - Steele. 51. On Sacred Poetry—David's Lamentation over Jonathan. - - - - - 52. Colbert's Conversation with the French King on the Power of the Dutch. - 53. Strictures on the Examiner's Liberties with the Character of. - - - 54. On Equality in Happiness and Misery. . 55. Importance of Christianity to Virtue. . Berkeley. 56. Iteproof and Reproach, a Vision. Parnell. 57. Of Courtship—to nestions and Rules for. Steele,
58. Public Spirit—Letter from a Hackney Author
—from a Patriotic Drinker—froin an Osten. tatious Lady. - - - -
50. Letters on Cato. - - - - ... -60. On the various Modes of reading Books. G1. On Cruelty to the Brute Creation—Fable of Pilpay. - - - - - Pope, 62. Visit to Westminster School—Utility of Pub. lic Seminaries. - - - - Berkeley. 63. Strictures on the Examiner—Extract from Lucas' Practical Christianity. Steele, 64. Petition of the Artificers, of Esau Ringwood, Susannah How-dye-call, and Hugh Pounce - —Letter on Cato. - - - - 65. Improper Conduct at Church—Poverty of the Clergy hurtful to Religion. - - 66. Common Fame, a Vision. - Parnell.
79. On the Miseries of the Poor—Recommenda
. Fate of Poets–Recoinmendation of Tom D'Urfey. . - - - - - .Addison. Letters on the Wife proposed to Sir Harry Lizard. - - - - On Fenelon's Demonstration of the Existence, Wisdoin, and Omnipotence of God. Analogy between St. Paul's aud the Christian Church–Narrowness of Free-thinkers. Berkeley, Observations on the Increase of Lions—Character of a Lion. - - - - .4ddison, On the Oxford Terre-filius—Abuse of his Office. - - - - - On the Improper Interference of Parents in the Disposal of their Children—Letters on Passion—Peevisliness–Shyness. Fxtract from a Sermon of Bishop Beveridge. 2xtracts from the Sermons of two Divines. Endeavour to reconcile the Landed and Trading Interests. - - - - On the Shortsightedness of Critics, Misers, and Free-thinkers. - - - Berkeley, Receipt to make an Epic Poem. Pope,
of one who had been a Libertine. Death and Character of Peer the Comedian . On Happiness--obstructed by the Free-think.
ers. - - - . . . . Berkeley,
No. No. 84. Silly Habits of Coffee-house Orators–Twist- 130. Merit of the Speculative and Active Part of ing off Buttons, - - - - . Steele. Mankind. - - - - - Bartlette, 85. On Scandal—Letter from a Sufferer by Ca- 131. On Habits of Sloth and Vice. . . Steele. lumny—from Daniel Button. - - —|132. Letters from a Young Man in Sickness— 86. Classical Descriptions—of the War Horse in from the Husband of a Woman that is Job. - - - - - – “ never in the Wrong—from the Wife of one 87. General Taste for Intrigue—Immorality of of the Dumb Club—on Naked breasts. Servants; Character of a Master. - — 133. Duel between Sir Edward Sackville and Lord 88. Superiority of the Christian Ideas of the Be- Hruce. - - - - - ing and Attributes of a God. - Berkeley. 134. The Lion, how treated by the Town—Com80. Christian Ideas of a Future State. - plaint of a Wife's Dress. - - ..?ddison. 90. Strictures on the Examiner—Letter to one 135. Best Way to bear Calumny. - of the Writers in the Guardian. - Steele. 136. Various Causes of Death—Country Bill of 91. Account of the Short Club. - Pope. Mortality. - -
92. The same, Charactors of the Members. 93. Thoughts on the Immortality of the Soul— on the Pharisees and Sadducees. - Jyotton. 94. On Education. - - - - . Steele. 95. Adventure of a Strolling Company—Letters on Lions—Cosice-houses—a Virtuoso-on the Terræ-filius. - - 96. A Proposal for Honorary Rewards—Coins and Medals. - - - .Addison. 97. Letter from Simon Softly, complaining of a Widow—Advice to him. - 98. Notice of the Tatler and Spectator—Scheme of a Lion's Head at Button's. - 99. Essay on National Justice—a Persian Story. 100. On the Tucker–Naked Necks–Laws of Lycurgus–Position of Ventis. - 101. Letters from France –Gayety of the French. 102. Variableness of the English Climate. . 103. On the Fireworks—Serious Reflections on the same - - - 104. Story of a French Gentleman—Letter on the Manners of the French. - - 105. Exhibition of the Charity Children—Propo
sals to extend our Charities. - 106. Vision of Aurelia with a Window in her Breast.
107. Letter from a Projector, offering himself as
119. Translation of Strada’s Prolusion. -
122. Sequel of Strala's Prolusion. . - -
lence. . . . . . . Berkeley. 127. The Court of Venus from Claudian. . Eusden, 128. On the Demolition of Dunkirk. - Steele,
129. On Auger Revenge, Duelling -
137. Advantages of Illustrious Birth—how Con-
VOLUME THE FIRST.
TO LIEUTENANT GENERAL CADOGAN.
SIR,-In the character of Guardian, it behoves me to do honour to such as have deserved well of society, and laid out worthy and manly qualities, in the service of the public. No man has more eminently distinguished himself this way, than Mr. Cadogan; with a contempt of pleasure, rest, and ease, when called to the duties of your glorious profession, you have lived in a familiarity with dangers, and with a strict eye upon the final purpose of the attempt, have wholly disregarded what should befall yourself in the prosecution of it; thus has life risen to }. as fast as you resigned it, and every new our, for having so frankly lent the preceding moments to the cause of justice and of liberty, has come home to you, improved with honour: This happy distinction, which is so very peculiar to you, with the addition of industry, vigilance, patience of labour, thirst, and hunger, in common with the meanest soldier, has made your
present fortune unenvied. For the public always reap greater advantage from the example of successful merit, than the deserving man himself can possibly be possessed of; your country knows how eminently you excel in the several parts of military skill, whether in assigning the encampment, accommodating the troops, leading to the charge, or pursuing the enemy: the retreat being the only part of the profession which has not fallen within the experience of those, who learned their warfare under the duke of Marlborough. But the true and honest purpose of this epistle is to desire a place in your friendship, without pretending to add any thing to your reputation, who, by your own gallant actions, have acquired that your name through all ages shall be read with honour, wherever mention shall be made of that illustrious captain. I am, sir, your most obedient, and most
humble servant, THE GUARDIAN.
SIR,-The greatest honour of human life, is to live well with men of merit; and I hope you will pardon me the vanity of publishing, by this means, my happiness in being able to name you among my friends. The conversation of a gentleman, that has a refined taste of letters, and a disposition in which those letters found nothing to correct, but very much to exert, is a good fortune too uncommon to be enjoyed in silence. In others, the greatest business of learning is to weed the soil; in you, it had nothing else to do, but to bring forth fruit. Affability, complacency, and generosity of heart, which are natural to you, wanted nothing from literature, but to refine and direct the application of them. After I have boasted I had some share in your familiarity, I know not how to do you the justice of celebrating you for the choice of an elegant and
* Afterwards Earl of path.
worthy acquaintance, with whom you live in the happy communication of generous senti. ments, which contribute not only to your own mutual entertainment and improvement, but to the honour and service of your country. Zeal for the public good is the characteristic of a man of honour, and a gentleman, and must take place of pleasures, profits, and all other private gratifications. Whoever wants this motive is an open enemy, or an inglorious neuter to mankind, in proportion to the misapplied advantages with which nature and fortune have blessed him. But you have a soul animated with nobler views, and know that the distinction of wealth and plentedus circumstances, is a tax upon an honest mind, to endeavour, as much as the occurrences of life will give him leave, to guard the properties of others, and be vigilant for the good of his fellow-subjects. This generous inclination, no man possesses in a warmer * yourself; which, that *
heaven would reward with long possession of a disinterested friend, and an unbiassed patriot, that reputation into which you have made so | is the hearty prayer of, sir, your most obliged, early an entrance, the reputation of a man of and most obedient, humble servant,
sense, a good citizen, and agreeable companion,
THE PUBLISHER TO THE READER.
It is a justice which Mr. Ironside owes gentlemen who have sent him their assistances from time to time, in the carrying on of this work, to acknowledge that obligation, though at the same time he himself dwindles into the character of a mere publisher, by making the acknowledgment. But whether a man does it out of justice or gratitude, or any other virtuous reason or not, it is also a prudential act to take no more upon a man than he can bear. Too large a credit has made many a bankrupt, but taking even less than a man can answer with ease, is a sure fund for extending it whenever his occasions require. All those papers which are distinguished by the mark of a Hand, were written by a gentleman who has obliged the world with productions too sublime to admit that the author of them should receive any addition to his reputation, from such loose occasional thoughts as make up these little treatises; for which reason his name shall be concealed. Those which are marked with a Star, were composed by Mr. Budgell. That upon Dedications, with the Epistle of an Author to Himself, the Club of little Men, the Receipt to make an Epic Poem, the paper of the Gardens of Alcinous, and the Catalogue of Greens, that against Barbarity to Animals, and some others, have
Mr. Pope for their author. Now I mention this gentleman, I take this opportunity, out of the affection I have for his person, and respect to his merit, to let the world know, that he is now translating Homer's Iliad by subscription. He has given good proof of his ability for the work, and the men of greatest wit and learning of this nation, of all parties, are, according to their different abilities, zealous encouragers, or solicitors for the work. But to my present purpose. The letter from Gnatho of the Cures performed by Flattery, and that of comparing Dress to Criticism, are Mr Gay's. Mr. Martin, Mr. Philips, Mr. Tickell, Mr. Carey, Mr. Eusden, Mr. Ince, and Mr. Hughes, have obliged the town with entertaining discourses in these volumes; and Mr. Berkeley, of Trinity College in Dublin, has embellished them with many excellent arguments in honour of religion and virtue. Mr. Parnell will I hope forgive me, that without his leave I mention, that I have seen his hand on the like occasion. There are some discourses of a less pleasing nature which relate to the divisions amongst us, and such (lest any of these gentlemen should suffer from unjust suspicion,) I must impute to the right author of them, who is one Mr. Steele, of Langun
nor, in the county of Carmarthen, in South Wales.