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1794.

On Scotland and Scotsmen.

No. 89.

.To DUGALD STEWART, Esq. Edinburgh.

324

September 15. 1795.

On his Elements of Moral Philosophy — Political Observ-

ations Darwin's Zoonomia - Godwin's Political Jus-

tice.

No. 90.

To a FRIEND.

330

October 31. 1795.

On the Danger of relying and acting beforehand on Tes-

tamentary Bequests — Anecdote.

No. 91.

To WILLIAM Roscoe, Esq.

334

January 25. 1797.

Criticism on his Translation of Tansillo's Nurse, from the

Italian.

No. 92.

To the Same, in London

337

February 23. 1797.

On the State of the Country.

No. 96.

To the SAME.

350

July 2. 1801.

On the “Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border” – Affecting

Anecdote relating to Annan Water.

No. 97.

To Mrs. RATHBONE, Greenbank.

353

June 25. 1801.

On the Flight of Time.

Nos. 98 To 103.

To Thomas CREEVEY, ESQ. M. P., London. 355 to 370

1802 and 1803.

Reflections during the short Peace with France - Mr. Fox

– Declaration of War - Bonaparte's Conference with

Lord Whitworth Ireland - Case of the English de-

tained in France Maritime Code as to Right of

Search.

No. 104.

To JAMES SCARLETT, Esq. (now SIR JAMES SCARLETT,

M. P.) London.

371

February 26. 1802.

Introduction of the Author of the Pleasures of Hope.

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Liverpool, July 1. 1787. MY DEAR FRIEND, Your letter of April 2d reached me a few weeks ago, and I take the earliest opportunity of noticing its contents. You will not doubt that I most sincerely sympathise with you in the heavy loss you have sustained, which is indeed of a nature to require the utmost exertions of a manly spirit to support you under. I had heard of the great fire at Richmond, and read the account of it published in our papers, with much anxiety; but in the list of sufferers your name was not mentioned, and I therefore hoped, till your letter undeceived me,

that had escaped this dreadful calamity. As it is, my dear friend, I trust before this time you have recovered the dreadful shock your spirits must have received, and are again exerting yourself with your usual vigour and manliness. The greatest triumph of the human mind is to rise superior to the stroke of adversity; and this triumph is one, which it becomes the greatness of your mind to pursue, and

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