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BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

WITH

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PREFACES

BIOGRAPHICAL, HISTORICAL,

AND CRITICAL,

BY THE

REV. LIONEL THOMAS BERGUER,
LATE OF ST. MARY HALL, OXON: FELLOW EXTRAORDINARY ỞF THE

ROYAL MEDICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH.

IN FORTY-FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. XIX.

LONDON:

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BIOGRAPHICAL, Historical, and Critical Preface.

1. Difficulty of the first Address—Practice of

the epic Poets--Convenience of periodical Per-

formances

Johnson.

2. The Necessity and Danger of looking into Fu-

turity-Writers naturally sanguine—their Hopes

liable to Disappointment

Johnson.

3. An Allegory on Criticism

14. The Modern Form of Romances preferable to

the Ancient—the. Necessity of Characters morally
good

Johnson.

5. A Meditation on the Spring

6. Happiness not local

7. Retirement natural to a great Mind—its religious

Use

Johnson.

18. The Thoughts to be brought under Regulation;
as they respect the Past, Present, and Future

Johnson.

9. The Fondness of every Man for his Profession-

the gradual Improvement of Manufactures. Johnson.

10. Four Billets with their Answers-Remarks on

Masquerades

Miss Mulso.

11. The Folly of Anger-the Misery of a peevish

old Age

Johnson.

! X 12. The History of a young woman that came to
London for a Service

Johnson.
13. The Duty of Secrecy—the Invalidity of all Ex-
cuses for betraying Secrets

Johnson.
NY 14. The Difference between an Author's Writings
and his Conversation

Johnson.

115. The Folly of Cards-a Letter from a Lady that

has lost her Money

Johnson.

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