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merriment as frequency of repetition-Cautions

against the use of such-Reflections on the Na-

ture of Wit-Proposals for opening a Warehouse

for all the branches of that Commodity.

8. On Family Pride-Moderation of Gregory

Griffin in not boasting of his Ancestors -Different

Notions of Pride as conceived by different Per-

sons-Folly of the Opinion that Mankind dege-

nerates --Misapplication of the word Antedilu-

vian-Antiquity of a British Family certainly not

honourable-Particular duty of Men of Family

-- Equitable treatment of the Citizens of the lesser


9. Unity of Design in the structure of a Poem

Allusion to Local Circumstances censured

Poetry being defined to be a universal language

-Blackmore not inferior in his Designs to the

Poets of Antiquity-Remark on Dryden-Ex-

amples of locality-Homer, Chaucer, Pope.

10. On Genius--Complaints of' its paucity ill-

founded, as proceeding from want of cultivation-

Genius to be discovered even in the dark ages-
The land of Liberty, the land of Genius-Decay
of eloquence and temporary duration of Poetry
after the enslavement of Rome by Augustus—A
series of learned men produced by Greece-Some
remarks on an unfair position in the 127th paper
of the Adventurer--The falsehood of a maxim

very generally received.

11. Gregory Griffin proposes a display of his critical

abilities--Critique on the Heroic Poem of the

Knave of Hearts.

12. Conclusion of the Critique.-Admonition to the

Author's fellow-citizens on the subject of the or-

namental devices to be prefixed to their Poems

on the Restoration.


13. Reflections on the folly of supposing gradual

degeneracy in Mankind-Fiction of the Golden

Age-Civilization by no means so injurious to the

Virtue of Mankind as it is represented–The love

of pleasure conducive to Civilization-Conduct

of Agricola in the reduction of Britain,-and of

the first subduers of America contrasted-Change

of Manners in Sparta,-in Rome,-in the English,

after the Restoration.

14. Letter from Cæmeterius on Epitaphs-From a

Country Girl on loud Whisperers-Resolutions of

Mr. Griffin's Committee.

15. Letter from Alfred on true and false Glory-

From Christopher Cutjoke, on the Miseries con-

sequent on being Witty-From Ironiculus, a

Poem on the Art of Lying. .

16. On Language-the causes which contribute to

the improvement or alteration of it—The progress

of the English Language.

17. Letter from a correspondent, on the nature and

extent of Politeness--From Arthur Cassock,-

his miserable situation as private Tutor in a Gen-

tleman's Family described --From Etonensis, a

Poem on taking leave of Eton.

18. On the universal curiosity to know what others

think of one-Disagreeable consequences of in-

dulging that curiosity-Danger of speaking our

sentiments of other people too freely to those

whom we do not know-Instance of the effects of

such a conduct_The advantage Gregory Griffin

enjoys, by being able, himself undiscovered, to

find out the sentiments of his fellow-citizens,

with regard to himself and his work- Various
opinions on the subject-Various conjectures
about the Author---Specimen of Letters of advice
from different correspondents—Story of Apelles.

No. :

19. History of Frederic.

20. Reflections on the Character and Conduct of

Julius Cæsar-His clemency opposed to the cruel

behaviour of Sylla and Augustus-Mercy rarely

recommended as a virtue by the Ancients,—but

the offspring of Christianity.

21. Letter from a correspondent, containing Reflec.

tions on a Line of Virgil,-on a Parish Register,

—on the desire of posthumous fame,-and an

Eulogy on Mr. Powel, the fire-eater. .

22. Letter from H. Homespun,-containing a com-

plaint against prejudices ill-founded and injurious

to any body of men,-particularly those which are

directed against Tailors and Weavers—Analogy

between the Art of Weaving and the Art of Poetry

- Proposals for drawing all Metaphors of the

Loom from our home Manufactures --Mr. Griffin's

opinion on the letter of his Correspondent,-and

his enforcement of Mr. Homespun's advice.

23. On Government–The Patriarchal-The Mo-

narchical— The States of Greece - The Modifica-

tion of the Roman Government considered-

Remark on some Lines of Virgil—Folly of too

much refinement in tracing the origin of particular

forms of Government—The Feudal System-

The progress and confirmation of the English


24. On Imitation—Vicious excess of it in Alexander

and Pyrrhus Observations on the form of Go-

vernment prevailing in the Republic of Eton---

Character of Acanthio, an eccentric Genius,-and

of Soricius, his awkward imitator. .

25. On proverbial expressions, and commonly re-

ceived opinions—The progress of national refine-

ment considered as analogous to the improvement

of personal taste-Ideas of the existence of

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