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Experience, not to be measured by ago, 276, 452; and common sense,

297. 452-
Eye, the evil, io5.

Faculties, decay of the, 456.

Fallacy of composition, in the spendthrift's case, 326.

Faults, observing of, 317.

Feigning, power of, 88.

Flattery, domestic, 563.

Followers of their own footsteps, 269, 285.

Fond, modern use of the word, 113.

Forgiveness, christian, mistakes concerning, 64, 420, 596; of real

injuries, not the hardest, 61.
Forest, American, 505.
Formulary, alterations in a, 27 J.
Fortune favours fools, 439.
Friendship, indispensable, 309; continuanco of, in the future state,

310; uses of, 316, 319.
Frivolous, proper application of the term, 417.
Future state, the preparedness for, illustrated, 19.

Gabdeninq, landscape,—earliest writers on, 475.
Good-humour and good-nature, 144.
Grafting, 431.
Graptomancy, 421.
Grey, Earl, letter to, 382.

Harit and custom, distinction between, 426; an opposito, formed by

the same thing, 431.
Helotism, 161.

History, study of, 421, 531, 539.
Horse-rashness, 285.
Hume, last hours of, 577.

Ichneumon fly, 20.

Idols of the race, 422.

Ignorance of our ignorance, 507.

Ill-used man, an, 44a

Inconsistency, imputation of, 126.

Indifference of the judgment and of the will, 7, 427, 526.

Infallibility, a eraving for, a cause of atheism, 177; pretension to,

unconnected with persecution, 42.
Influence, fear of impairing our, 13.
Ingenuity, perverted, instances of, 534.

Jestino, profane, 175, 186.
Johnson, a paradox of, 43 3.
Johnstone, Sir Alexander, 528.
Joseph, the Patriarch, generosity of, 65.
Judgment, private, 32.

Kite, fable of the, 222.

Knowledge, misapplication of, 532; its true end, 612.

Language, changes in, 277; technical, 53, 521.

Latitudinarianism, intolerance of, 191.

Life, recklessness of, 18; domestic, necessary to public men, 132.

Longevity and early hours, 350.
Love, romantic, 113.

Manner, a conscious, 370.

Mathematics, study of, 524.

Mean, the golden, 121', 297.

Meander, tho, 206.

Melbourne, Lord, 576.

Measures, order of, important, 239.

Minority, influence of, 23O.

Mirror of a wise man, 296.

Monastic life, 314.

Monopoly, 262, 408.

Moral principle, trials of, advantageous, 76; value of, to knowledge of,

mankind, 246, 35? ; effect of party-spirit upon, 549.
Motives of right actions, 566.
Moth-rashness, 285.
Mummies, preparers of the, 581.
Myths, supposed, 537.

Naturalization, 336.

Nobility, British, system of, 149.

Non-resistance, 338.

Nosology, mental, 246.

Novelty, love of, 267, 280; exaggeration of, 283.

Oath of abjuration, 535.

Oppression, effects of, on character, 73, 75.

Orators, two kinds of, 375.

Oratory exercised on a man's self, 10, 316.

Over-governing, error of, 164, 446.

Over-rating of cautious characters, 137; of reserved characters, 86;

of the seen and known, 407.
Pagans, atheism of, 173; objects of their worship, 174.
Palimpsest, a human, 457.
Parable, what properly so called, 537.
Parochial visitors, 489.

Party spirit, 47, 54, 428, 546; effect of, on tho moral standard, 549.
Peel, Sir Robert, 576.
Penal colonics, 381.
Persecution, principle of, 39 ; by what argument precluded, 42; not

consisting in severity of penalty, 56.
Phenakism, 14.
Pilate's question, 4.
Pilgrim Fathers, intolerance of, 73.
Poems and talcs, influence of, 36, 528.
Political economy, absurd notions of, 166.
Poverty, exposure of, 322; praise of, 400.
Power, despotic, anomaly in, 1 59.
Predictions, political, 406, 606.

Prejudices, cautions to bo observed in combating, ^83.
Priestcraft, exclusion of, from Christianity, 197; true origin of, 19 5.
Proerastination in study, 51 o.
l'rofunencss, 175, 186.

Prophecies, 407.

Proverbs, true character of, v.

Pumpkin and pine-apple, 553.

Puzzle-headedness conducive to sudden celebrity, 577.

Questions, impertinent, how to deal with, 86; in teaching, three
kinds of, recommended, 519.

Rashness of the horse and moth, 285, 455.

Reactions, danger of, 205, 283.

Reading through coloured spectacles, 516.

Reason, proper employment of, 9.

Recommendations, 500.

Religion, 'any better than none,' fallacy of the maxim, 174; effect

of, on national character, 342.
Religious liberty, 57.

Remedy of a remedy, comparatively easy, 271.
Reputation, posthumous, 21, 576.
Reserve, 86.

Restoration mistaken for innovation, 277.
Revolution, best safeguard against, 221, 286.
Rewards and punishments, temporal, a distinctive characteristic of the

Mosaic dispensation, 79.
Ridicule, 175.
Rise by merit, 109.
River, windings of, 205.
Robinson Crusoe's goats, 246.
Rumours, effects of, 405, 606.

Sandfoed and Merton, xviii.

Satan Bcoffing, 175.

Seripture, rationalistic explainers of, 536; study of, 512.

Secondary vulgar errors, 135.

Self-conceit and modesty, 570.

Self-distrust, 66; flattery, 10, 316; torment, 79.

Selfishness, distinct from self-love, 260; taught by tho unselfish, 95.

Self-love and social, 26a

Senior, Professor, remark of, 263.

Sergeant, a Scotch, anecdote of, 428.

Shakefpere, Whately on, 475.

Slaves, ad valorem tax on, 238.

Smattering, 505.

Society, progress of, how provided for, 342, 400.

Sovereign, British, power of, 220; hereditary, some reasons for pre-
ferring, no, 335.

Stability in laws and institutions, 286.

Standing commissions, 232.

Station, high, two classes of men in, 120; their relation with subor-
dinates, 128; rule for Spartan warfare applicable to, 131 ; praise
and censure of, indiscriminate, 133.

Studies, contempt of, 503, 508.

Style, dim and mystical, a, viii., 300; at different periods of life, 458.

Suppression, falsehood of, 12.

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Sydney, society in, 389.

Sympathy, reflex, phenomena referred to, 372.

Talleyrand, anecdote of, 281.
Temperature, alternations of, 352.'

Terms, fixed, 53.

Territory, aggrandizement of, avoided by England, 337.
Tests of church-communion necessary, 29.
Thaumatrope, fallacy of the, 382.

Thomson's Seasons, by whom first brought into notice, 475.
Time not properly an agent, 236, 266.
Toldoth Jeschu, 542.

Tradition, vagueness of, 202 ; co-ordinate and sub-ordinate, not prac-
tically distinct, 203.
Translation, oral, utility of, 480.
Travellers, one-eyed, 211; in Ireland, 213.
Tricks of cunning, 248, 253, 300, 376, 606.
Trifles, importance of, as tests, 259, 420.
Truth, disregard of, 8; obstacles to the pursuit of, j 1.
Turks, indifference of, to human life, 145.

Unrelief, eredulity of, 172; intolerance of, 43, 191.
United States, President of the, 221, 413.
Unity and truth, 34, 43.
Use, what is the, 523.

Verrs, neuter, 353.

Veracity, eredit obtained for, by impostors, 15.
Virtues, the higher, disparagement of, 558.
Voluntary system, the, 283.

War, fallacy with regard to its costliness, 340.

Warburton, Bishop, his aphorism on nobility, 149.

Washington, General, 413.

Wellington, Duke of, 576.

Wealth, influence of, on character, 396; not to be despised, 401.

'What is the use?' 523.

Whately, Thomas, on Landscape-Gardening, 475.

Wilkes, a saying of, 484.

Will of God, the, two senses of, confounded, 41.

Williams, Boger, 74.

Wisdom, pretensions to, 296; of ancestors, 272, 276.

Wise man, the mirror of a, 296.

Words, change in meaning of, 278.

Writers, original, xiii.

The End.

LONDON: PRINTED BT W. CLOWES AND SONS, STAMEORD 5TKEET AND CI?AH1NG CROSS.

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