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Bees, a perpetual figure of good governaunce, 312
Bodies, co-operative, to be formed of a due proportion

of old and young, 251

Books, to be watched as well as men, 19

contain the image of men’s wits, 239

BRITAIN, Roman Conquest of, 94
CARE will sometimes betray to the appearance of neg-

ligence, 154

Cavaliers, 156

Cheerfulness, two perpetual sources of, 60

CICERO, bis skill in philosophy inferior to that in ora-

tory, 38; his fondness for glory, 43

Civil injuries, 268

Climate, influence of, 89

Colonies, the British, 453, 89

Comedy, to be a short composition, 258

Commander, character of a good, 130

Conception, mental, 318
Condition of the people a criterion of the government,


Contemplation, pleasure of, 196

Contrivance of the lacteal system in viviparous ani-

mals, 69

Covenants, 336

CREATOR, men insensible to his goodness, 120

Custom has a twofold operation, 334

DEATH closes a man's reputation, 230

contemplation of, 155, 179

Debt, a calamity, 77, 162; why insolvent debtors de-

serve imprisonment, 113

Decency, deserving of praise, 46

Delay, advantage of in composition, 17

Democracy more favourable to public virtue than are

other forms of government, 327; the ancient de-

mocracies, 260

DEMOSTHENES, his political object, 335
Duty, sense of, independent of admiration, 26; what

is the duty of a father, 93


Elections to Parliament must be free, 246
Elements, natural, their various uses, 317
Eloquence, the study of, 221

what are the requisites for, 63

Employment in trades variable, 315

Envy of virtue generally in those who want virtue, 323

EPAMINONDAS, a scholar and warrior, 35

EPICTETUS, his view concerning the treatment of an

enemy, 13

Epitaphs, their principal intention, 106

Exercise necessary to some minds, as to bodies, 16

Expectation prepareth applause with the weak judg-

ment, and prejudice with the stronger, 199

FAME, desire of, inseparable from virtue, 45, 125

Felicity shews the ground where industry builds a

fortune, 200

Flattery, 307, 319

Fortune, 255, 180

Free Will, 305

French Governors, how chosen, 247

Friendship, value of, 3, 133

Friends often flatter us, 136
GARDENS, English and French, compared, 102
Gentlemen, the true character of, 242
Glory, natural passion for, 43
Goodness, how discerned, 275; never despised in good

earnest, 237; few great men have died in honour, if

void of goodness, 73

Good humour, 103

Government, principles of, in the goods of mind or

fortune, 322

Gratitude, 325

Greeks, compared with the Romans, 241

Guilt, 326

Habits of virtue to be cultivated in this life, 115, 117
Happiness, its attainment the end of all human in-

dustry, 227; wherein it consists, 107

Harmony, 285

HESIOD, his division of mankind, 29

our conception of the divine, 128


Iliad, wherein lies the pleasure of reading, 1

Impiety, instances of, 142

Indignation and revenge, 325

Infinity, man's incapacity for the consideration of, 49

Irresolution, 85

JOB, sublime passage in, 335

Judgment, all comparative, 226

JUVENAL, compared with HORACE, 47

KNOWLEDGE, objects of, 301

on what sort of matters to be attained, 122

LABOUR, division of, 277
LATINS, their condition under the Romans, 125
Laws, their use enjoyed, while their grounds are ig-

nored, 232; Norwegian, 61

Learning, in women, 118

its dignity, 170

does it take up too much time, 311

desire of, 193

peccant humours of, 342

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