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Page The nature and remedies of bashfulness
113 160 Rules for the choice of associates
118 161 The revolutions of a garret
123 162 Old men in danger of falling into pupillage. The conduct of Thrasybulus
129 163 The mischiefs of following a patron
135 164 Praise universally desired. The failings of eminent men often imitated
142 165 The impotence of wealth. The visit of Serotinus to the place of his nativity
146 166 Favour not eafily gained by the poor
153 467 The marriage of Hymenæus and Tranquilla
158 168 Poetry debased by mean expressions. An example from Shakespeare
164 169 Labour necessary to excellence
169 170. The history of Misella debauched by her relation
175 171 Misella's description of the life of a prostitute
181 172 The effect of sudden riches
188 173 Unreasonable fears of pedantry
194 274 The mischiefs of unbounded raillery. History of Dicaculus
199 175 The majority are wicked
205 176 Directions to authors attacked by criticks. The various degrees of critical perspicacity
210 177 An account of a club of antiquaries
215 178 Many advantages not to be enjoyed together
221 479 The awkward merriment of a student
226 180 The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books
231 181 The history of an adventurer in lotteries
237 182 The history of Leviculus, the fortune-hunter
243 183 The influence of envy and interest compared
249 184 The subject of essays often suggested by chance. Chance equally prevalent in other affairs
254 185 The prohibition of revenge justifiable by reason. The
meanness of regulating our conduct by the opinions
259 186 Anningait and Ajut, a Greenland history
265 187 The history of Anningait and Ajut concluded
271 188 Favour often gained with little aflistance from understanding
189 The NUMB.
Page 189 The mischiefs of falsehood. The character of Turpicula
282 190 The history of Abouzaid, the son of Morad
287 191 The busy life of a young lady
293 192 Love unsuccessful without riches
299 193 The author's art of praising himself
305 194 A young nobleman's progress in politeness
310 195 A young nobleman's introduction to the knowledge of
the town 196 Human opinions mutable. The hopes of youth fallacious
322 197 The history of a legacy-hunter
327 198 The legacy-hunter's history concluded
332 199 The virtues of Rabbi Abraham's magnet
339 200 Asper's complaint of the infolence of Prospero. Un
politeness not always the effect of pride 201 The importance of punctuality 202 The different acceptations of poverty. Cynicks and
Monks not poor
203 The pleasures of life to be fought in prospects of fu
turity Future fame uncertain 204 The history of ten days of Seged, emperor of Ethiopia 205 The history of Seged concluded 206 The art of living at the cost of others 207 The folly of continuing too long upon the stage 208 The Rambler's reception, His design
363 368 374 380 386 392
NUMB. 141. TUESDAY, July 23, 1751.
Hilarisque, tamen cum pondere, virtus.
Greatness with ease, and gay severity.
To the RAMBLER.
sender causes. Petty competition or casual friendship, the prudence of a Nave, or the garrulity of a woman, have hindered or promoted the most important schemes, and hastened or retarded the revolutions of empire.
Whoever shall review his life will generally find, that the whole tenor of his conduct has been determined by some accident of no apparent moment, or by a combination of inconsiderable circumstances, acting when his imagination was unoccupied, and Vol. VII,
his judgment unsettled; and that his principles and actions have taken their colour from fome secret infufion, mingled without design in the current of his ideas. The desires that predominate in our hearts, are instilled by imperceptible communications at the time when we look upon the various scenes of the world, and the different employments of men, with the neutrality of inexperience ;, and we come forth from the nursery or the school, invariably destined to the pursuit of great acquisitions, or petty accomplishments.
Such was the impulse by which I have been kept in motion from
years. I was born to an inheritance which gave my childhood a claim to diftinction and caresses, and was accustomed to hear applauses, before they had much influence on my thoughts. The first praise of which I remember myself sensible was that of good-humour, which, whether I deserved it or not when it was bestowed, I have since made it my whole business to propagate and maintain.
When I was sent to school, the gaiety of my look, and the liveliness of my loquacity, soon gained me admission to hearts not yet fortified against affection by artifice or interest. I was entrusted with every stratagem, and associated in every-sport; my company gave alacrity to a frolick, and gladness to a holiday. I was indeed so much employed in adjusting or executing schemes of diversion, that I had no leisure for my tasks, but was furnished with exercifes, and instructed in my lessons, by some kind patron of the higher classes. My master, not suspecting my deficiency, or unwilling to detect what his