The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, المجلدات 5-6

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A Visit with Sir Roger to the County Assizes
122
Education of Country SquiresStory of Eudoxus and Leontine
123
Use and Difficulties of Periodical Papers
124
Mischiefs of Party Spirit
125
The Subject continuedSir Rogers Principles
126
Letter on the Hooppetticoat
127
Difference of Temper in the SexesFemale Le vity
128
Fashions in Dresshow imitated in the Country
129
Interview of the Spectator and Sir Roger with a Gang of Gipsies
130
Opinions entertained of the Spectator in the Coun tryLetter from Will Honeycomb
131
Scene in a Stage Coach between a Quaker and an Officer STEELE
132
On DeathReflections on the Death of a Friend
133
Letter from a Splenetic curedLetter and Peti tion on the Exercise of the
134
Blessing of being born an Englishmanthe Eng lish Tongue ADDISON
135
Letter from a Liar STEELE
136
Condition of ServantsLetters from Ralph Valet and Patience Giddy
137
Frivolous DisputantsExercise of the Snuffbox
138
The Love of GloryCharacter of Peter the Great
139
Improprieties on the Stage STEELE
141
Complaints of Sicknessa Cheerful Temper
143
Female BeautyCharacters of various Beauties STEELE
144
Letters on Wagerers Whistlers rude old Bachelor Male Dress
145
Passages from Cicero and Burnet
146
On reading the Churchservice
147
Exercise of the
186
ComplimentsExtracts on Sincerity STEELE 104 Decency of Behaviour Letter on a Female Equestrian HUGHES
194
His Conduct to his Servants STEELE 108 Character of Will Wimble ADDISON 109 Sir Rogers Ancestors STEELE 110 On Ghosts and Apparitions ...
224
Lancashire Witches HUGHES
360
STEELE
366
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الصفحة xcii - ... town and country ; a great lover of mankind ; but there is such a mirthful cast in his behaviour, that he is rather beloved than esteemed. His tenants grow rich, his servants look satisfied, all the young women profess love to him, and the young men are glad of his company.
الصفحة xxix - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
الصفحة 161 - Worship th' immortal gods. I AM always very well pleased with a country Sundav, and think, if keeping holy the seventh day were only a human institution, it would be the best method that could have been thought of for the polishing and civilizing of mankind. It is certain the country people would soon degenerate into a kind of savages and barbarians, were there not such frequent returns of a stated time, in which the whole village meet together with their best faces, and in their cleanliest habits,...
الصفحة lxxxv - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
الصفحة 236 - For, wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy...
الصفحة xciii - His notions of trade are noble and generous, and (as every rich man has usually some sly way of jesting which would make no great figure were he not a rich man) he calls the sea the British Common. He is acquainted with commerce in all its parts, and will tell you that it is a stupid and barbarous way to extend dominion by arms, for true power is to be got by arts and industry. He will often argue, that if this part of our trade were well cultivated, we should gain from one nation, — and if another,...
الصفحة 163 - This authority of the Knight, though exerted in that odd manner which accompanies him in all circumstances of life, has a very good effect upon the parish, who are not polite enough to see any thing ridiculous in his behaviour.
الصفحة xc - However, this humour creates him no enemies, for he does nothing with sourness or obstinacy, and his being unconfined to modes and forms makes him but the readier and more capable to please and oblige all who know him.
الصفحة 162 - He has often told me, that at his coming to his estate, he found his parishioners very irregular: and that in order to make them kneel, and join in the responses, he gave every one of them a hassock and a Common Prayer Book ; and at the same time employed an itinerant...
الصفحة 162 - Sometimes he will be lengthening out a verse in the singing psalms, half a minute after the rest of the congregation have done with it ; sometimes when he is pleased with the matter of his devotion, he pronounces

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