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CONTENTS

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* Preface to Shakespeare 1

General observations on the plays of Shakespeare 55

Account of the Harleian library 87

Essay on the importance of small tracts IO1

vpreface to the catalogue of the Harleian library, vol. iii 111

Controversy between Crousaz and Warburton 116

Preliminary discourse to the London Chronicle 121

Introduction to the World Displayed 126

V Preface to the Preceptor, containing a general plan of education 154

w to Rolt's dictionary 176

o to the translation of father Lobo's voyage to Abyssinia 186

" An essay on epitaphs 192

o Preface to an Essay on Milton's Use and Imitation of the Moderns in

his Paradise Lost 2O3

Letter to the Rev. Mr. Douglas, occasioned by his vindication of

Milton, &c. By William Lauder, A. M. 210

Testimonies concerning Mr. Lauder 221

Account of an attempt to ascertain the longitude 235

Considerations on the plans offered for the construction of Blackfriars

bridge 246

Some thoughts on agriculture, both ancient and modern; with an

account of the honour due to an English farmer 255

Further thoughts on agriculture 262

Considerations on the corn laws 269

A complete vindication of the licensers of the stage from the mali-

cious and scandalous aspersions of Mr. Brooke 279

Preface to the Gentleman's Magazine, 1738 300

An appeal to the publick. From the Gentleman's Magazine, March,

1739 304

Letter on fire-works 310

Proposals for printing, by subscription, Essays in Verse and Prose,

by Anna Williams 313

A project for the employment of authors. 314

v Preface to the Literary Magazine, 1756 325

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
VOLUME XII

DAVID HUME - FRONTISPIECE From a painting by ALLAN RAMSAY

JOHN KEMBLE
From a painting by STEwART Facing page 96

R. O. CAMBRIDGE
From a painting by HUMPHREY Facing page 224

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