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THE

WORKS

SAMUEL JOHNSON, L. L. D.

A NEW EDITION

IN TWELVE VOLUNES,

WITH

AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS, .

BY AITHUR MURPHY, ESQ.

VOL. IV.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM DURELL.

· Paul & Thomas, Printers.

1644

DOUND JUL 8 1913
K03 1974 ()

Page

The dangers and miseries of literary eminence ... 89

The frequent contemplation of death necessary to mode-

rate the passions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

The unhappiness of marriage caused by irregular motives

of choice - - · · · · -. . . - 100

The danger of ranging from one study to another. The

importance of an early choice of profession . . . . 107

The folly and inconvenience of affectation - - - . . 114

The anxieties of literature not less than those of public

stations. The inequality of authors' writings . . . 119

An allegory on wit and learning - ... • • • 125

The contrariety of criticism. The vanity of objection.

An author obliged to depend upon his own judgment 130

The necessity of attending to the duties of common life.

The natural character not to be forsaken . . . . . 135

Rashness preferable to cowardice. Enterprize not to be

repressed . . . · · · · · · · · - ... - 141

The mischief of extravagance, and misery of depen

dence - - - - - - - . - - - . • • . 146

An author's treatment from six patrons . . . . . . 152

The various arts of self-delusion - - - - • . 157

The folly of anticipating misfortunes . . . . . . 164

The observance of Sunday recommended ; an allegory 169

The defence of a known mistake highly culpable ..
The vanity of stoicism. The necessity of patience . .

An allegorical history of rest and labour .....

The uneasiness and disgust of female cowardice ...

A marriage of prudence without affection ... - 197

The reasons why pastorals delight ....... • 203

The true principles of pastoral poetry ·... • 208

The advantages of mediocrity. - An eastern fable • • 214

The unhappiness of women whether single or married · 219

The difficulty of giving advice without offending .. - 225

The advantages of memory • - • • • • • • • 128

The misery of a modish lady in solitude ...... 234

The inconveniencies of precipitation and confidence • 239

Religion and superstition, a vision .... 245

The causes of disagreement in marriage - - - - • 251

The mischiefs of rural faction .

The proper means of regulating sorrow ...... 261

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