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CHAPTER VI.
Pathetic Pieces.

Sect. 1. Trial and execution of the Earl of Strafford, 106

2. An eminent instance of true fortitude of .

mind, . . . . . . 107 3. The good man's comfort in affliction, - 1097 4. The close of life, . . . . : lig 5. Exalted society, and the renewal of virtuous

connections, two sources of future felicity, 112 6. The clemency and amiable character of the i

patriarch Joseph, . . . . 114 7. Altamont, . . . . . . 117

CHAPTER VII.

Dialogues.

SECT. I. Democritus and Heraclitus, .

2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon,
3. Locke and Bayle, . . .

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CHAPTER VIII.

Public Speeches.

SECT. !. Cicero against Verres,

. . 135 2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, im

ploring their protection against Jugurtha, 139 3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Fes.

tus and Agrippa, . . . . 143 4. Lord Mansfield's speech in the House of

Lords, 1770, on the bill for preventing the
delays of justice, by claiming the privilege
of Parliament, .

145 . 5. An address to young persons, .

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CHAPTER IX

Promiscuous Pieccs.

5 Page SECT. R Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1658, 155

2. Retter from Pliny to Geminius, ' . 159 8. better from Pliny to Marcellinus, on the ....

death of an amiable young woman, 160 On Discretion, . . . . . 167 5. On the.government of our thoughts, . 166 6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained ::

passions, . . . . Í . 167 17. On the proper state of our temper, with res

pect to one another, . . . . 169 3. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures, . . 172 9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the

blessings, pronounced by Christ on his dis

ciples, in his sermon on the mount, .175:10. Schemes of life often illusory, . . . 174. il. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility, . 177 12. On the true honour of man, '. . . 179 13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

. . . . . . 181 14. The planetary and terrestrial worlds compa

ratively considered, . . . . . 184, 15. On the power of custom, and the uses to

which it may be applied, . . 186 16. The pleasures resulting from a proper use of

our faculties, . . . . . 189 17. Description of candour,

.. 189 18. On the imperfection of that happiness which

rests solely on worldly pleasures, . 191 19. What are the real and solid enjoyments of

human life, . . . . . 195 20. Scale of beings, . . . . . 197 21. Trust in the care of Providence recommend

ed, . . . . . . . 201 22. Biety and gratitude enliven prosperity, 203, 23. Virtue, when deeply rooted, is not subject to the influence of fortune, . . . . 206

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