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CONTENTS

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t 171 Misella's description of the life of a prostitute 1

172 The effect of sudden riches upon the manners 8

113 Unreasonable fears of pedantry 13

114 The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History of Dicaculus 18

I 115 The majority are wicked 24

n 116 Directions to authors attacked by criticks. The various degrees

of critical perspicacity 30

111 An account of a club of antiquaries 35

178 Many advantages not to be enjoyed together 40

179 The awkward merriment of a student 45

180 The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books 50

'', wo The history of an adventurer in lotteries 56

- 182 The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter 62

** &The influence of envy and interest compared 68

§: subjectofessays often suggested by chance. Chance equally -

t prevalent in other affairs 734–
185 The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason. The meanness

Y}. of regulating our conduct by the opinions of men 79

l 185 Anningait and Ajut; a Greenland history 5

YHS' The history of Anningait and Ajut concluded 90

188 Favour often gained with little assistance from understanding 96

189 The mischiefs of falsehood. The character of Turpicula 101

£190 The history of Abouzaid, the son of Morad 106

- 91 The busy life of a young lady 112

192 Love unsuccessful without riches 118

193 The author's art of praising himself 124

194 A young nobleman's progress in politeness 129

t 195 A young nobleman's introduction to the knowledge of the town 135

196 Human opinions mutable. The hopes of youth fallacious 141

l 197 The history of a legacy-hunter 146

198 The legacy-hunter's history concluded 151

NA199 The virtues of Rabbi Abraham's magnet 158

Y. Asper's complaint of the insolence of Prospero. Unpoliteness

Y not always the effect of pride 165

\ 201 The importance of punctuality 171

! 202 The different acceptations of poverty. Cynicks and Monks not

poor 177

6 203 The pleasures of life to be sought in prospects of futurity. Fu-

W ture fame uncertain 182

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204 The history of ten days of Seged, emperour of Ethiopia 187
205 The history of Seged concluded I93
206 The art of living at the cost of others 198
207 The folly of continuing too long upon the stage 204
208 The Rambler's reception. His design 210

THE ADVENTURER

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34 Folly of extravagance. The story of Misargyrus 217
39 On sleep 223
41 Sequel of the story of Misargyrus 230
45 The difficulty of forming confederacies 236
-(-50 On lying 242° .
53 Misargyrus’ account of his companions in the Fleet 2491 \
58 Presumption of modern criticism censured. Ancient poetry
necessarily obscure. Examples from Horace 254
62 Misargyrus’ account of his companions concluded 261
67 On the trades of London 269
69 Idle hope 276
74 Apology for neglecting officious advice 2S4
| 81 Incitement to enterprise and emulation. Some account of the
admirable Crichton 290
84. Folly of false pretences to importance. A journey in a stage-
coach 297
85 Study, composition and converse equally necessary to intellec-
tual accomplishment 305
92 Criticism on the Pastorals of Virgil 312
95 Apology for apparent plagiarism. Sources of literary variety 320
99 Projectors injudiciously censured and applauded 326
/ 102 Infelicities of retirement to men of business 333 |
107 Different opinions equally plausible 340
108 On the uncertainty of human things 346

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VOLUME IV

JOSEPH BARETTI FRONTISPIECE From a painting by SIR. Joshua REYNoLDs

LORD MANSFIELD
From a painting by SIR Joshua REYNoLos Facing page 96

SIR WILLIAM JONES
From a painting by SIR Joshua REYNoLDs Facing page 224

No. 171. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER. 5, 1751
Tadet cali conve.ca tweri. VIRG. AEn. iv. 451.

Dark is the sun, and loathsome is the day.

TO THE RAMBLER.
SIR,

ISELLA now sits down to continue her narrative. I am convinced that nothing would more powerfully preserve youth from irregularity, - Or guard inexperience from seduction, than a just

description of the condition into which the wanton plunges herself; and therefore hope that my letter may be a sufficient antidote to my example.

After the distraction, hesitation, and delays which the timidity of guilt naturally produces, I was removed to lodgings in a distant part of the town, under one of the characters commonly assumed upon Such occasions. Here being by my circumstances condemned to solitude, I passed most of my hours in bitterness and anguish. The conversation of the people with whom I was placed was not at all capable of engaging my attention, or dispossessing the reigning ideas. The books which I carried to my retreat were such as heightened my abhorrence of myself; for I was not so far abandoned as to sink Voluntarily into corruption, or endeavour to conceal from my own mind the enormity of my crime.

My relation remitted none of his fondness, but visited me so often, that I was sometimes afraid lest his assiduity should expose him to suspicion. Whenever he came he found me weeping, and was

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