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CHAPTER IX.

Bict. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638.

186

2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

189

3 Letter from Pliny to Marcellinius, on the death of an

amiable young woman,

ib.

4. On Discretion,

140

5. On the government of our thoughts,

143

6. On the evils which Row from unrestrained passions, 145

7. On the proper state of our temper, with respect to one

another,

146

8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

148

9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings,

pronounced by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon

on the mount,

149

10. Schemes of life often illusory,

160

!1. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility,

102

12 On the true honour of man,

16

13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life, 10

14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively

considered,

157

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

may be applied,

160

16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of our

faculties,

160

17. Description of candour,

161

18. On the imperfection of that liappiness which rosts

solely on worldly pleasures,

162

19. What are the real and solid cnjoyments of human

life,

165

20. Scale of beings,

167

21. Trust in the care of Providence recominended,

169

22. Piety and gratitude coliven prosperity:

171

2. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the in.

fluence of fortune,

178

M. 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,

174

Ale Character of James I. king of England,

176

23. Charles V. emperor of Germany, resigns bis dominicns,

and retires from the world,

176

37. The same subject continued,

179

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fact. Care of birds for their young,

8. Liberty and slavery contrasted,
6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chapter of the

First Epistle to the Corinthians,
7. Picture of a good man,
8. The pleasures of retireinent,
0. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well-

directed imagination,

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CHAPTER V.

Palhetic Pieces.

221 223 224 ih.

Bics. 1. The hermit,

2. The beggar's petition,
3. Unhappy close of life,
4. Elegy to pity,
6. Verses supposed to be written by Alexander Selkirk,

during his solitary abode in the Island of Juari

Fernandez,
6. Gratitude,
9. A naan perishing in the snow; from whence reflec-

tions are raised on the miseries of life,
8. Amo hymn,

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228 230

CHAPTER VI.

Promiscuous Pieces.

faci 1. Ode to Content,

2. Thc shepherd and the philosopher,
3. The road to happiness open to all men,
4. The goodness of Providence,
d. The Creator's works attest his greatness.
6. Address to the Deity,
7. The pursuit of happiness often ill directed
8. The Bre-side,
9. Providence vindicated in the present state of man,
:0. Selfishness reproved,
11. Human frailty,
19. Ode to peace,
13. Ode to adversity,
14. The Creation required to praise its Author
15. The universal prayer,
16. Conscience,
17. On an infant,
18. The cuckoo,
19. Day. A pastoral in three parts,
20. The order of nature,
21. Hymn composed during sickness,
22. Hymn, ou a review or do seutus,
23. Ox solitude,

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