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thoughts into a narrower compass than prose-writers, the perufal of the poets is one of the most effectual means of storing the mind with moral knowledge, that is, with regard to the conduct of life, the most useful and important of all kinds of knowledge. Add to this, that what we learn in poetry, makes a much deeper impression upon the mind, and is likely to be much longer retained, than what we learn in profe. Addison is perhaps as sensible a writer as either Shakespeare or Pope ; yet how seldom do we hear the former quoted, and how fres quently the gwo latter!

THE EDITORA

ADVER,

A D V E RT IS E M E N T

TO THE

SECOND EDITION.

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HE Editor begs leave to observe, that, in

compliance with the request of some of the most eminent masters of academies, as well as of some of the most accomplished governesses of ladies' boarding-schools in and about town, he has inserted a great number of pieces in this edition that are not to be found in the last; and, in order to express his gratitude to the public for the very favourable reception the book has hitherto meo with, he has contrived to do so without encreasing the price of the volume. At the same time he mult be permitted to remark, that, as the judgment of youth ought to be exercised as well as their memory he has selected some of these additional pieces fromx the critical works of our most admired poets, such as the Duke of Buckingham's Effay on Poetry, and Mr. Pope's Essay on Criticism; for to cultivate the memory (as is too frequently done) to the total neglect of the judgment and he other faculties of the mind, is, to say the least, a very ridiculous and absurd made of instruction.

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HE Young Lady and Looking Glass; a Fable
The Lion, the Fox, and the Geese ; a Fable

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The Shepherd's Dog and the Wolf; a Fable
The Lion and the Cub; a Fable
The Butterfly and Snail; a Fable

៖ The Perfian, the Sun, and the Cloud; a Fable

7 The Mastiffs ; a Fable

8 The Turkey and Ant; a Fable.

9 The Father and Jupiter ; a Fable The Cur, the Horse, and the Shepherd's Dog; a Fable ni The Dog and the Fox; a Fable 'The Bear in a Boat; a Fable

15 The Man, the Cat, the Dog, and the Fly; a Fable 18 The Pack-horse and the Carrier; a Fable The Ape, the Parrot, and the Jack-daw; a Fable 'The Youth and the Philofopher; a Fable The Bee, the Ant, and the Sparrow; a Fable

32 The Bears and Bees; a Fable

35 The Camelion The Monkies; a Tale The Goldfinches; an Elegy

39 An Ode on the Heavenly Bodies

4! A Hymn on Gratitude

42 An Ode on Providence

43 Ode to Spring

44 The Employments of a Country Life

45 The Happiness of a Country Life

48 The Advantages of Walking

49 Panacea; or the Grand Restorative

50 Claudian's

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Claudian's old Man of Verona

51

On Solitude

ibid

The Hermit

53

A Fairy Tale, in the ancient English Stile

59

The Misery of a Town-Life, and the Happiness of a

Country-Life ; exemplified in the Story of the Town-

Mouse and Country-Mouse

64

An Elegy written in a Country Church-yard 69

Hymn to Adversity

73

Ode on a distant Profpect of Eton College

74

Ode on the Death of a favourite Cat, drowned in a Tub

of Gold-fishes

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Advice to a Lady

The Lady's Looking Glass

81

'The Garland

83

The various Effects of Pride

Character of a Fox-Hunter

85

Character of a Florist

ibid

Character of a Fop and a Sloven

86

Character of a Levee-Hunter

87

Affectation of Delicacy ridiculed

88

The Emptiness of Riches

189
On Procrastination

90

On the Being of a God

91

The Ignorance of Man, with regard to the general

Laws of the Universe, a Reason why he should be

with his present State

92

On

Happiness partly owing to our Ignorance of fu-

ture Events, partly to our Hope of a future State

93

The Unreasonableness of our Complaints against Pro-

vidence

94

Order and Subordination prevail through all the Works

of God, which form one entire Whole

95

The different Offices of Reason and Self-Love

97

On the Passion's

98

The whole Universe one System of Society

103

The State of Nature

104

Reason instructed by Instinct in the Invention of

Arts, and in Forms of Society

ibid

The Gifts of Fortune unequally distributed : Hap-

piness does not consist in the Superabundance of

thefe, but in Health, Peace, and Contentment 106

Honour confifts in acting our Part well

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