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XIV. The reception of the Chinese dom. An allegory to prove its

from a Lady of distinction, . 262 futility, . . . . 292

XV. Against cruelty to animals. A XXXVIII. The Chinese philosopher praises
story from the Zendevesta of the justice of a late sentence,
Zoroastor, . - - . 263 and instances the injustice of

XVI. Offalsehood propagated by books the King of France, in the case

seemingly sincere, - - of the Prince of Charolais, -. 293

XVII. Of the war now carried on be- XXXIX. The description of true polite-
tween France and England, ness. Two letters of different
with its frivolous motives, . 265 countries, by ladies falsely

XVIII. The story of the Chinese ma- thought polite at home, . 295

tron, . . . . 266 XL. The English still have poets,

XIX. The English method of treating though not versifiers, . . 296

women caught in adultery. XLI. The behaviour of the congrega-

The Russian method, . . 267 tion in St. Paul's church at

XX. Some account of the republic of prayers, - - . . .297

letters in England, . 269 XLII. The history of China more re-

XXI. The Chinese goes to see a play, 270 plete with great actions than

XXII. The Chinese philosopher's son that of Europe, . . .298

made a slave in Persia, . 272 XLIII. An apostrophe on the sup

XXIII. The English subscription in fa- - death of Voltaire, . . . . .299

vour of the French prisoners XLIV. Wisdom and precept may lessen

commended, . - . 273 our miseries, but can never in-

XXIV. The venders of quack medicines crease our positive satisfactions 301

and mostrums ridiculed, . 274 XLV. The ardour of the people of Lon-

XXV. The natural rise and decline of donin running after sights and

kingdoms, exemplified in the monsters, . . • --

history of the kingdom of Lao, 275 XLVI. A dream, . . . . .304

XXVI. The character of the man in XLVII. Misery best relieved by dissipa-

black, with some instances of tion, . - - . -. 305

his inconsistent conduct, . 276 XLVIII. The absurdity of persons in high
XXVII. The history of the man in black, 278 station pursuing employments

XXVIII. On the great numbers of old beneath them, exemplified in

maids and bachelors in Lon- a fairy tale, . - - . 306

don. Some of the causes, . 280 XLIX. The fairy tale continued, .. 308

XXIX. A description of a club of au- L. An attempt to define what is

thors, . - - . . 281 meant by English liberty, .309

XXX. The proceedings of the club of LI. A bookseller's visit to the Chi-

authors, - - - . 282 nese, .. - - ... .310

XXXI. The perfection of the Chinese LII. The impossibility of distinguish-

in the art of gardening. The ing men in England by their

description of a Chinese garden 384 dress. Two instances of this, 312

XXXII. Of the degeneracy of some of the LIII. The absurd taste for obscene and

English nobility. A mush- pert novels, such as Tristram

room feast among the Tartars, 285 Shandy, ridiculed, . 313

XXXIII. The manner of writing among LIV. The character of an important

the Chinese. The eastern tales trifler, . . . - - . 314

of magazines, etc. ridiculed, . 287| " LW. His character continued; with

XXXIV. Of the present ridiculous passion - that of his wife, his house, and

of the nobility for painting, .288 furniture, . . . . .315

XXXV. The philosopher's son describes LVI. Some thoughts on the present
a lady, his fellow-captive, .290 situation of affairs in the differ-

XXXVI. Acontinuance of his correspond- ent countries of Europe, . .317

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