Page images
PDF
EPUB

14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively consid-
ered,

191
15. On the power of custom, and the uses to which it may

be
applied,

i94
16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our faculties, 196
17. Description of Candour,

197
18. On the imperfection of that happiness which rests solely on
worldly pleasures,

198
19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life, 202
20. Scale of beings,
21. Trust in the care of Providence recommended,

22. Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity,

209

23. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence

of fortune,

24. The speech of Fabricius, a Roman ambassador, to king

Pyrrhus, who attempted to bribe him to his interests, by

the offer of a great sum of money,

25. Character of James I. king of England,

26. Charles V. Emperor of Germany, resigns his

retires from the world,

27. The same subject continued

[graphic]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

Sect. 10. That philosophy, which stops at secondary causes, reproved, 249
11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudice and hatred ; and
on slavery,

250
CHAPTER IV.---Descriptive Pieces.
Sect. 1. The morning in summer,

252
2. Rural sounds as well as rural sights, delightful,

ib.
3. The Rose,

253
4. Care of birds for their
young,

254
5. Liberty and slavery, contrasted,

ib.
6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chap. of the First Epis-
tle to the Corinthians,

255
7. Picture of a good man,

257
8. The pleasures of retirement,

258
9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well directed
imagination,

259
CHAPTER V. -Pathetick Pieces.
ct. 1. The Hermit,

261
2. " Beggar's Petition,

262
ose of life,

263

264
Sect. 1. Democritus and Herach on by Alexander Selkirk, dur-
2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon, f Juan Fernandez,

26+
3. Locke and Bayle,

266
'CHAPTER VII.

Publick Speeches.
Sect. I. Cicero against Verres,

146
2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring their
protection against Jugurtha,

150
3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa, 154
4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on

the bill for preventing the delays of justice, by claiming
the privilege of parliament,

156
5. An' address to young persons,

161
CHAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Pieces.
Sect. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638,

165
2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

169
3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amia-
ble young woman,

170
4. On Discretion,

171
5. On the government of our thoughts,

174
6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions, 176
7. On the proper state of our temper with respect to one
another,

178
8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

180
9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings, pro-

nounced by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the
mount,

181
10. Schemes of life often illusory,

182
11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

185
12. On the true honour of inan,

187
13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

189

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors][ocr errors]
[graphic][merged small]
[graphic]
« PreviousContinue »