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Nullius addictus jurare in verba magistri,
Quo me cunque rapit tempestas, deferor hospes.

HOR,

VOL. I.

EDINBURGH:

PRINTED FOR BELL & BRADFUTE, JAMES M'CLIESH, AND

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD;
GILBERT & HODGES, DUBLIN ; AND S. CAMPBELL

NEW YORK,

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20 The folly and inconvenience of affectation

127

21 The anxieties of literature not less than those of pub-

lick stations. The inequality of authors writings 133

22 An allegory on wit and learning

140

23 The contrariety of criticism. The vanity of objec-

tion. An author obliged to depend upon his

own judgment

146

24 The necessity of attending to the duties of common

life. The natural character not to be forsaken 151

25 Rashness preferable to cowardice. Enterprize not

to

: 157

26 The mischief of extravagance, and misery of de-

pendence

. 163

27 An author's treatment from six patrons

. 170

28 The various arts of self-delusion

. 176

29 The folly of anticipating misfortunes

183

30 The observance of Sunday recommended. An

allegory

189

31 The defence of a known mistake highly culpable 194

32 The vanity of stoicism. The necessity of patience 20%

33 An allegorical history of rest and labour

208

34 The uneasiness and disgust of female cowardice

214

35 A marriage of prudence without affection

• 221

36 The reasons why pastorals delight

227

37 The true principles of pastoral poetry

233

38 The advantages of 'mediocrity. "An Eastern fable 240

39 The unhappinessof women whether single or married 246

40 The dishculty of giving advice without-offending 252

41 The advantages of memory

258

42 The misery of a modish lady in solitude

264

43 The inconveniencies of precipitation and confidence 290

44 Religion and superstition, a vision

276

45 The causes of disagreement in marriage

• 283

46 The mischiefs of rural faction

47 The proper nieans of regulating sorrow

295

48 The miseries of an infirm constitution

302

49 A disquisition upon the value of fame

· 306

50 A virtuous old age always reverenced

312

51 The employments of a housewife in the country

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RAMBLER:

N° 1. TUESDAY, MARCH 20. 1750.

TH

Cur tamen hoc libeat potius dcurrere campo,
Per quem magnus equos Aurunca fiexit alumnus,
Si vacat et placidi rationem admittitis, edam.

JUV.
Why to expatiate in this beaten field,
Why arms oft used in vain, I mean to wield;
If time permit, and candour will attend,
Some satisfaction this essay may lend.

ELPHINSTON.
HE difficulty of the first address on any new

occasion, is felt by every man in his transactions with the world, and confessed by the settled and regular forms of salutation which necessity has introduced into all languages. Judgment was wearied with the perplexity of being forced upon choice, where there was no motive to preference ; and it was found convenient that some easy method of introduction should be established, which, if it wanted the allurement of novelty, might enjoy the security of prescription.

Perhaps few authors have presented themselves before the public, without wishing that such cereVOL. I.

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