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AN INQUIRY INTO THE PRESENT STATE OF

LITF LEARNING

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MiscELLANEOUs PoEMs.

DRAMATIC.

J.Etten

I. Introduction. A character of the Chi-
nese philosopher . - - -

II. The arrival of the Chinese in London.

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XXVII. On the great numbers of old

maids and bachelors in London.

Some of the causes . - -

XXVIII. A description of a club of
authors - - - - -
XXIX. The proceedings of the club of
authors - - - - -
XXX. The perfection of the Chinese in
the art of gardening. The descrip-
tion of a Chinese garden . -
XXXI. Of the degeneracy of some of
the English nobility. A mush-
room feast among the Tartars
XXXII. The manner of writing among
the Chinese. The eastern tales of
magazines, &e, ridiculed
XXXIII. Of the present ridiculous pas-
sios. of the nobility for painting
XXXIV. The philosopher's son de-
scribes a lady, his fellow-captive
XXXV. A continuance of his corres-
pondence. The beautiful captive
consents to marry her lord -
XXXVI. The correspondence still con-
tinued. He begins to be disgusted
in the pursuit of wisdom. An
allegory to prove its futility . -
XXXVII. The Chinese philosopher
praises the justice of a late sentence
and instances the injustice of the
King of France, in the case of
the Prince of Charolais -

XXXVIII. The description of true po-

liteness. Two letters of different

countries, by ladies falsely thought

polite at home . - - -

XXXIX. The English still have poets,

though not versifiers . . -

XL. The behaviour of the congregation
in St Paul's church at prayers
XLI. The history of China more replete
with great actions than that of
Europe - - • - -
XLII. An apostrophe on the supposed
... ... death of Voltaire - -
XLIII, Wisdom and precept may lessen
our miseries, but can never increase
... our positive satisfactions . -

XLIV. The ardour of the people of

London in running after sights and

monsters . - - - -

XLV. A dream . -- - - -

XLVI. Misery best relieved by dissipa-
pation . - - .* - -
XLVII. The absurdity of persons in
high station pursuing employments
beneath them, exemplified in a
... ... fairy tale . - - - -
ŚLVIIL. The fairy tale continued -
XLIX. An attempt to define what is
meant by English liberty . -

1. A bookseller's visit to the Chinese .

Ll. The impossibility of distinguishing

men in England by their dress.

Two instances of this -

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LXII. The rise or the decline of litera-

ture, not dependent on man, but

resulting from the vicissitudes of

nature . - - - - . 25.

LXIII. The great exchange happiness for
show. Their folly in this respect
of use to society . - - -
V. The history of a philosophic cob-
bler . - - - - -

LXV. The difference between love and

gratitude . - - - -

LXVI. The folly of attempting to learn
wisdom by being recluse - -

LXVII. Quacks ridiculed. Some parti-

cularly mentioned - - ... 259

LXVIII. The fear of mad dogs ridiculed 260

LXIX. Fortune proved not to be blind.

The story of the avaricious miller. 262

LXX. The shabby beau, the man in
black, the Chinese philosopher, &c.

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LXXIX. The evil tendency of increas- -
ing penal laws, or enforcing even
those already in being with rigour

LXXX. The ladies' trains ridiculed .

LXXXI. The sciences useful in a popu-

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