The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's Edition, with Letters and Other Pieces Not Found in Any Previous Collection; and Macaulay's Essay on His Life and Works

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J. B. Lippincott & Company, 1880
 

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Contents

Letter from SwitzerlandRemarks on Travelling Fools not to be exportedThe Authors Precautions against Assaults
52
Hercules courted by Pleasure and Virtue an Allegory
55
Goddess of Justice distributing Rewards
59
Danger of Authors from Pirates
65
Continuance of the Vision of the Goddess of Justice
70
Applications for Permission to use Canes c
78
Degradation of the StageDignity of Human Nature Errors of French Writers
108
Court of Judicature of the Dead in Reason
110
On the Prevalence of Irreligious Principles
111
Deathbed
114
Court of Judicature on the Petticoat
116
On the Pleasure derived from the Deliverance of the Good from DangerThe Authors Dream
117
Discoveries of the MicroscopeA Dream
119
Vision of the Three Roads of Human LifeDoggets
120
Consultation on the Sickness of a Ladys LapDog Fondness for Animals
121
The Authors Appearance at Doggets BenefitVirtu ous feelings of an Athenian Audience
122
Continuation of the Vision of the Three Roads of Life
123
Trial of the Winebrewers
131
On Silencainstances of its Significancy
133
Various Cases of ComplainersDream of Jupiter
146
the Destinies 147 Junos method to regain Jupiters Affection
147
On the Diet of the MetropolisPernicious Dishes False Delicacies
148
Homers Description of a future State
152
Characters in Conversation described as Instruments of Music
153
Virgils Allegory and Ideas of a future State
154
155 Character of the UpholstererA great Politician
155
Visit of Telemachus to the other world
156
Dream of the Region of Liberty
161
Duty of a CensorHow performed by the Author Subscriptions for the Tatler
162
Critical reading of Ned Softlys Poetry 142
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PAGI
206
On the Impertinence of CriticismCharacter of Sir Timothy Tittle 192 Characters in a StagecoachAnecdote of two Ladies and their Husbands Passenge...
235
Remarks on the Authors EnemiesThe Examiner
239
The Science of PhysicQuacks of the Time
240
Information from a LionessOffer of an Outriding
306
Fate of PoetsRecommendation of Tom DUrfey
307
Observations on the Increase of LionsCharacter of a Lion
311
A Proposal for Honorary RewardsCoins and Medals
315
Notice of the Tatler and SpectatorScheme of a Lions Head at Buttons
323
Essay on National Justicea Persian Story
327
On the TuckerNaked NecksLaws of LycurgusPo sition of Venus
331
Letters from FranceGayety of the French
335
Variableness of the English Climate
339
On the Fireworks Serious Reflections on the same
342
Story of a French GentlemanLetter on the manners of the French
346
Exhibition of the Charity ChildrenProposals to ex tend our Charities
349
Vision c Aurelia with a Window in her Breast
353
Letter from a Projector offering himself as a Nomencla torLetter from Messrs Ditton Whiston
356
Institution of the Tall Club
361
Correspondence on the Tucker
364
On the Language of Treaty_Improprieties instanced
367
Improper conduct of the British YouthLove of know ledgeSolomons Choice
374
Art of FlyingLetter from DædalusRemarks on Mod ern Dædalists
376
Letter from a Citizen in his HoneymoonTom True loves Courtship
379
Erection of the Lions HeadRemarks on Lionson Petticoats
382
On CriticismStradas Prolusion
385
Matters of dress not to be introduced in the Pulpit Letter on Naked Breasts
389
Translation of Stradas Prolusion
398
On Female Undressing
406
On Seducers of Innocence Letter to one from a
414
Letters from a University Lionon HornsBurlesque
418
Best Way to bear Calumny
426
On Regard for Posterity
438
Comparative Merit of the two Sexes an Allegory
449
Lucifers Account of a Masquerade
457
History and Economy of Ants
466
The same concluded
473
Proper Employment of Time a Vision
479
Conjectures of concealed Meanings under the History
489
Humour of a Blunt SquireCamplaisance Story
497

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Page 100 - With thee conversing I forget all time ; All seasons and their change, all please alike. Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest birds...
Page 100 - But neither breath of Morn when she ascends With charm of earliest birds ; nor rising sun On this delightful land ; nor herb, fruit, flower, Glistering with dew ; nor fragrance, after showers ; Nor grateful evening mild ; nor silent Night, With this her solemn bird, nor walk by moon, Or glittering star-light, without thee is sweet.
Page 110 - ... gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 219 - As one who long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn, to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoined, from each thing met conceives delight; The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 93 - gainst that season comes Wherein our Saviour's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long : And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad, The nights .are wholesome, then no planets strike, No fairy takes nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Page 375 - Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment: Behold, I have done according to thy words : lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart, so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
Page 343 - And level pavement: from the arched roof, Pendent by subtle magic, many a row Of starry lamps and blazing cressets, fed With naphtha and asphaltus, yielded light As from a sky.
Page 492 - Honour's a sacred tie, the law of kings, The noble mind's distinguishing perfection, That aids and strengthens virtue where it meets her, And imitates her actions, where she is not : It ought not to be sported with.
Page 374 - Ask what I shall give thee. And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
Page 150 - No. 147. SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 1709. — - — — Ut ameris amabilis esto. — OVID. From my own Apartment, March 18. HEADING is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and invigorated ; by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.

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