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3. Grotto of Antiparos, .

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4. The grotto of Antiparos continued,

5. Earthquake at Catanea, .

6. Creation,

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7. Charity, .

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8. Prosperity is redoubled to a good man,

9. On the beauties of the Psalms,

10. Character of Alfred, king of England,

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11. Character of Queen Elizabeth,

12. On the slavery of vice, .

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13. The man of integrity,

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14. Gentleness,

CHAPTER VI.

Pathetic Pieces.

i. Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford, .

2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of mind,

3. The good man's comfort in affliction, ' .

4. The close of life,

5. Exalted society and the renewal of virtuous connexions, &c. , 100

6. The clemency and amiable character of the patriarch Jo-

seph, : . . .

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7. Altamont, . . . . . 104

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CHAPTER VII. .

Dialogues.

1. Democritus and Heraclitus,

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2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon, .

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3. Locke and Bayle, U

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TER VII. .'

Public Speeches:

1. Cicerg against Verres,

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2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring protec.

tion, .

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3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and

Agrippa, ' . ..

4. Lord Vansfield's speech in the House of Lords, 1770, on the ***

bill for preventing the delays of justice, &c. .

5. An Address to young persons,

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CHAPTER IX.

Promiscuous Pieces.

1. Earthquake at Calabria , in the year 1538,

2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius,

3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the death of an amiable

young woman, . . . . .

4. On Discretion,

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5. On the government of our thoughts

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6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passion,

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

thet,

8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures,

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

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

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10. Schemes of life often illusory,

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11. The pleastres of virtuous sensibility,

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12. On the true honour of man, ..
13. T'he influence of devotion on the happiness of life,
14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds comparatively

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

applied,

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26. The pleasure resulting from a proper use of our faculties, 156

17. Description of Candour, .'.

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

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19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of human life, .. 161
20. Scale of being, . . .

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21, Trust in the care of Providence recommended, . . 165
22, Piety and gratitude enliven prosperity, ..

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

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The speech of Fabricius, to king Pyrrhus, who attempted to
bribe him to his interests, by the offer of a large sum of
money,

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25. Character of Jaraos 1. king of England, ,

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26. Charles V. Em. of Germany, resigns his dominions, &c.
27. The same subjeot continued,

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CHAPTER 1.

Select Sentences and Paragraphe.
1. Short and easy sentences, ..
2. Verses in which the lines are of different length; .
3. Verses containing exclamations, interrogations, parenthe-

ses, &c.
4. Verses in various forms,
5. Verses in which sound corresponds with signification,
6. Connubial Affection,

CHAPTER II.

Narrative Pieces.
1. The bears and the bees, . .
2. The nightingale and the glowworm,
3. The trials of virtue,
4. The youth and the philosopher,
5. Discourse between Adam and Eve retiring to rest,
6. Religion and death, _

CHAPTER HI..

Didactic Pieces.
1. The vanity of wealth,
2. Nothing formed in vain,
3. On pride,

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