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Et mores hominum inspexit-



N° 1-51.


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

of Philemon.


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.

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