The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 5-6



Rural Manners Politeness ADDISON
Instinct in Animals
The Subject continuedWisdom of Providence
A Visit with Sir Roger to the County Assizes
Education of Country SquiresStory of Eudoxus and Leontine
Use and Difficulties of Periodical Papers
Mischiefs of Party Spirit
The Subject continuedSir Rogers Principles
Letter on the Hooppetticoat
Difference of Temper in the SexesFemale Le vity
Fashions in Dresshow imitated in the Country
Interview of the Spectator and Sir Roger with a Gang of Gipsies
Opinions entertained of the Spectator in the Coun tryLetter from Will Honeycomb
Scene in a Stage Coach between a Quaker and an Officer STEELE
On DeathReflections on the Death of a Friend
Letter from a Splenetic curedLetter and Peti tion on the Exercise of the
Blessing of being born an Englishmanthe Eng lish Tongue ADDISON
Letter from a Liar STEELE
Condition of ServantsLetters from Ralph Valet and Patience Giddy
Frivolous DisputantsExercise of the Snuffbox
The Love of GloryCharacter of Peter the Great
Improprieties on the Stage STEELE
Complaints of Sicknessa Cheerful Temper
Female BeautyCharacters of various Beauties STEELE
Letters on Wagerers Whistlers rude old Bachelor Male Dress
Passages from Cicero and Burnet
On reading the Churchservice
Exercise of the
ComplimentsExtracts on Sincerity STEELE 104 Decency of Behaviour Letter on a Female Equestrian HUGHES
His Conduct to his Servants STEELE 108 Character of Will Wimble ADDISON 109 Sir Rogers Ancestors STEELE 110 On Ghosts and Apparitions ...
Lancashire Witches HUGHES

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Pagina xciv - ... town and country ; a great lover of mankind ; but there is such a mirthful cast in his behaviour, that he is rather beloved than esteemed. His tenants grow rich, his servants look satisfied, all the young women profess love to him, and the young men are glad of his company.
Pagina xxix - Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.
Pagina 159 - Worship th' immortal gods. I AM always very well pleased with a country Sundav, and think, if keeping holy the seventh day were only a human institution, it would be the best method that could have been thought of for the polishing and civilizing of mankind. It is certain the country people would soon degenerate into a kind of savages and barbarians, were there not such frequent returns of a stated time, in which the whole village meet together with their best faces, and in their cleanliest habits,...
Pagina lxxxvii - I HAVE observed, that a reader seldom peruses a book with pleasure, till he knows whether the writer of it be a black or a fair man, of a mild or choleric disposition, married or a bachelor, with other particulars of the like nature, that conduce very much to the right understanding of an author.
Pagina 238 - For, wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures and agreeable visions in the fancy...
Pagina xcv - His notions of trade are noble and generous, and (as every rich man has usually some sly way of jesting which would make no great figure were he not a rich man) he calls the sea the British Common. He is acquainted with commerce in all its parts, and will tell you that it is a stupid and barbarous way to extend dominion by arms, for true power is to be got by arts and industry. He will often argue, that if this part of our trade were well cultivated, we should gain from one nation, — and if another,...
Pagina 161 - This authority of the Knight, though exerted in that odd manner which accompanies him in all circumstances of life, has a very good effect upon the parish, who are not polite enough to see any thing ridiculous in his behaviour.
Pagina xcii - However, this humour creates him no enemies, for he does nothing with sourness or obstinacy, and his being unconfined to modes and forms makes him but the readier and more capable to please and oblige all who know him.
Pagina 160 - He has often told me, that at his coming to his estate, he found his parishioners very irregular: and that in order to make them kneel, and join in the responses, he gave every one of them a hassock and a Common Prayer Book ; and at the same time employed an itinerant...
Pagina 160 - Sometimes he will be lengthening out a verse in the singing psalms, half a minute after the rest of the congregation have done with it ; sometimes when he is pleased with the matter of his devotion, he pronounces

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