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Sect. 10. That philosophy, which stops at secondary causes, reproved, 249
11. Indignant sentiments on national prejudice and hatred ; and
on slavery,

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CHAPTER IV.-Descriptive Pieces. .
Sect! 1. The morning in summer, .

2. Rural sounds as well as rural sights, delightful,
3. The Rose,

253
4. Care of birds for their young,

254
5. Liberty and slavery, contrasted,
6. Charity. A paraphrase on the 13th chap. of the First Epis-

tle to the Corinthians, . . . . . . . 255
7. Picture of a good man, - - -

257
: 8. The pleasures of retirement, .

258
9. The pleasure and benefit of an improved and well directed
- imagination, -

259
CHAPTER V.-Pathetick Pieces.
ct. 1. The Hermit, - - - - -

261
2. Beggar's Petition, - - - - 262
50 'ose of life, . - - - - 263

264
Sect. 1. Democritus and Herac. on by Alexander Selkirk, dur-

2. Dionysius, Pythias, and Damon, Juan Fernandez, 264
3. Locke and Bayle, . - ' .

266
CHAPTER VIII.

Publick Speeches.
Sect. 1. Cicero against Verres, . .. . . . . 146
2. Speech of Adherbal to the Roman Senate, imploring their

protection against Jugurtha, - - - - 150
3. The Apostle Paul's noble defence before Festus and Agrippa, 154
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, • • •

- 156
5. An' address to young persons, - . . . . 161

CHAPTER IX.

Promiscrious Pieces.
Sect. 1. Earthquake at Calabria, in the year 1638,

165
2. Letter from Pliny to Geminius, -. ..
3. Letter from Pliny to Marcellinus on the death of an amia

ble young woman, - - - - - - 170
4. On Discretion, .. . - - - - - - 171
5. On the government of our thoughts, . . -
6. On the evils which flow from unrestrained passions,
7. On the proper state of our temper with respect to one

another, - - - - - - * . - 110
8. Excellence of the Holy Scriptures, . • . 180
9. Reflections occasioned by a review of the blessings, pro-

nounced by Christ on his disciples, in his sermon on the
mount, . . - - - • • • •

181
10. Schemes of life often illusory,
11. The pleasures of virtuous sensibility, . . .
12. On the true honour of man,
13. The influence of devotion on the happiness of life,

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