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-Multorum providus urbes
BY RICHARD CUMBERLAND, ESQ.
No. 1. INTRODUCTORY paper. Some description of the present
work, particularly of the literary anecdotes of Greece. 2. Sect of the Dampers described. Quotation from Pliny's
letters. 3. Love of praise. Instances of flattery in the dedication of
Sepulveda to the king of Spain, also in Ben Jonson's masques in the court of James I. That poet an imitator of Aristophanes. Vanity of authors in prefixing their prints to their works. Portrait of a citizen on horseback. Anecdote of a dancing.master and his
scholar. 4. Visit to Sir Theodore and Lady Thimble. Their coun
try house and family described. 3. Visit continued. Calliope reads part of an epic poem.
Doctor Mac Infidel discourses against Christ's mira
cles. 6. Conversation with Calliope subsequent to Dr. Mac In
fidel's discourse. Two letters from Captain Henry
Constant to that young lady. 7. Calliope's interview and reconciliation with Captain Con
stant described in a letter from that young lady. 8. History of Pythagoras. 9. The same continued to his death. 10. Pythagoras compared with Christ; the leathen argument
against revealed religion. 11. Defence of Christ's miracles against modern cavils,
ticularly of the supernatural darkness at the passion. 12. Danger of sudden elevation. Quotation from Ben Jon
son's Sir Epicure Mammon. Letters from Pisistratus to Solon, and Solon to Pisistratus, in answer. Anec
dotes of the latter. 13. On the subject of divorces, with ironical rules for their
further propagation and encouragement. 14. Tragic story of Abdullah and Quarima. 15. Upon resignation to Providence. Diary of Chaubert
the misanthrope. 16. Chaubert's diary concluded. Translation of a fragment
this pursuit, entitled the Voluptuary's Soliloquy.
36. The advantages of public education exemplified in the
story of Geminus and Gemellus.
37. The story of Geminus and Gemellus concluded.
38. The case of the Jews considered. Their method of se.
creting their religion in countries where the inquisition
is in force. Letter from Abraham Abrahams, a Jew.
Observations on this letter. Some hints as a general
apology for the Jews.
39. Dialogue between two Jews, extracted from an old novel
written by Thomas Naish in 1594. Descriptions of
French, Spanish, and Italian travellers, taken from
the same author.