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105. On the Fragments of Menander.

Warton. 106. Insensibility of Danger, when mistaken for Courage.

Hawkesworth, 107. Different Opinions equally plausible. Johnson. 108. The Uncertainty of human Things. Johnson. 109. A Visit to Bedlam with Dean Swift: a Vision.

Warton. 110. Pity not an Expression of strong Benevolence.

Hawkesworth. 111, The Pleasures and Advantages of Industry.

Johnson. 112. Ill Effects of general Familiarity and wanton Rude

Hawkesworth. 113. Observations on Shakspeare's King Lear. Warton. 114. The Value of Life fixed by Hope and Fear, and

therefore dependent upon the Will: an Eastern Story.

Hawkesworth. 115. The Itch of Writing universal.

Johnson. 116. Observations on King Lear continued

Warton. 117. Danger of assuming the Appearance of Evil. The Story of Desdemona.

Hawkesworth. 118. The Story of Desdemona concluded.

Hawkesworth, 119. The Folly of creating inartificial Wants. Johnson. 120. The Miseries of Life.

Johnson. 121. The Adventures of a Louse.

Hawkesworth. 122. Observations on King Lear concluded. Warton. 123. Fatal Effects of fashionable Levities. The Story of Flavilla.

Hawkesworth. 124. The Story continued.

Hawkesworth. 125. The Story concluded.

Hawkesworth. 126, Solitude not eligible.

Johnson. 127. In what Arts the Ancients excel the Moderns.

Warton. 128. Men differently employed unjustly censured by each other.


129. Characters at Bath.

Warton. 130. Danger of Relapse after Purposes of Amendment.

Hawkesworth. 131. Singularity censured.

Johnson. 132. Benevolence urged from the Misery of Solitude: an Eastern Story.

Hawkesworth, 133. In what Arts the Moderns excel the Ancients.

IVarton. 134. The Cruelty of deserting natural Children, and the

Danger of slight Breaches of Duty. Agamus's

Account of his Daughter. Hawkesworth. 135. Agamus's Account of his Daughter continued.

Hawkesworth. 136. Concluded.

Hawkesworth. 137. Writers not a useless Generation.

Johnson: 138. Their Happiness and Infelicity.

Johnson. 139. The Design of the critical Papers in the Adventurer.

Warton. 140. Account of the general Plan, and Conclusion of the Work.


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No. 94. SATURDAY, SEPT. 29, 1753.


Monstro quod ipse tibi possis dare.

-What I show,
Thyself may freely on thyself bestow.



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“ You have somewhere discouraged the hope of idleness by showing, that whoever compares the number of those who have possessed fortuitous advantages, and of those who have been disappointed in their expectations, will have little reason to register himself in the lucky catalogue.

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