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OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M B.
A LIFE AND NOTES.
SIVE RISUS ESSENT MOVENDI, SIVE LACRYME AFFECTUM POTENS,
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
THOMAS TEGG & SON, CHEAPSIDE; R. GRIFFIN & CO.
GLASGOW; TEGG, WISE & CO. DUBLIN.
CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND.
I. The description of the family of Wakefield, in which
a kindred likeness prevails, as well of minds as of
II. Family misfortunes. The loss of fortune only serves
to increase the pride of the worthy,
III. A migration. The fortunate circumstances of our lives
are generally found at last to be of our own pro-
IV. A proof that even the humblest fortune may grant
happiness, which depends, not on circumstances, but
V. A new and great acquaintance introduced. What we
place most hopes upon generally proves most fatal,
VI. The happiness of a country fireside,
VII. A town wit described. The dullest fellows may learn
to be comical for a night or two,
VIII. An amour, which promises little good fortune, yet may
IX. Two ladies of great distinction introduced. Superior
finery ever seems to confer superior breeding,
X. The family endeavour to cope with their betters. The
miseries of the poor, when they attempt to appear
XI. The family still resolve to hold up their heads,
XII. Fortune seems resolved to humble the family of Wake-
field. Mortifications are often more painful than
XIII. Mr Burchell is found to be an enemy; for he has the
confidence to give disagreeable advice,
XIV. Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration that seeming
XXVI. A reformation in the jail. To make laws complete
XV. All Mr Burchell's villany at once detected. The folly
XVI. The family use art, which is opposed by still greater,
XVII. Scarcely any virtue found to resist the power of long
XVIII. The pursuit of a father to reclaim a lost child to virtue, 73
XIX. The description of a person discontented with the
present government, and apprehensive of the loss of
XX. The history of a philosophic vagabond, pursuing
XXI. The short continuance of friendship amongst the vicious,
which is coeval only with mutual satisfaction,
XXII. Offences are easily pardoned where there is love at
XXIII. None but the guilty can be long and completely
XXV. No situation, however wretched it seems, but has some
XXVIII. Happiness and misery rather the result of prudence
than of virtue in this life; temporal evils or felicities
being regarded by Heaven as things merely in them-
selves trifling and unworthy its care in the distribu-
XXIX. The equal dealings of Providence demonstrated with
regard to the happy and the miserable here below.
That from the nature of pleasure and pain, the
wretched must be repaid the balance of their suffer-
XXX. Happier prospects begin to appear. Let us be inflexible,
and fortune will at last change in our favour,
VII. Rules enjoined to be observed at a Russian Assembly,