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INTRODUCTION; On Pronunciation, or Delivery: from Dr. Blair's Lectures,

Pag. i.

BOOK I. Moral and Religious.

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1 THE Vision of

. 43 Great Talents not requisite for the

3

common Duties of Life

Seed. 45

S Journey of a Day; Story of Obidah 5 44 AMuence not to exempt from Study-- 46

4 Present Life conducive to the Happiness 45 Pleasures resulting from a prudent

of a future one

Use of our Faculties

46

5 Adrantages of a good Education

8 46 Advantages of a Place of Education 47

6 Disadvantages of a bad Educa-

47 Discipline of a Place of Education 47

tion

Ramb. 8 48 Irregularities bring Censure

48

1 Omniscience, &c. of the Deity Spect. 10 | 49 Diffidence of One's Abilities ap-

$ Motives to Piety and Virtue

12

proved

9 On the Immortality of the Soul 14 | 50 Temperance in Places of Education Tottie.48

10 Duty of Children to their parents 15 51 Lost Opportunities cannot be re-

11 Strength of Parental Affection

16

called

49

12 Remarks on the Swifiness of Time Idler. 18 | 52 Beginnings of Evil to be resisted

50

13 Folly of mis-spending Time Ramb. 19 53 Order to be observed in Amuse-

14 Importance of Time

Spect. 21

ments

Blair. 50

15 Punishment of mis-spent Time Guard. 2254 -to be preserved in your Society 51

16 Importance of Time to Youth Chesterf. 24 55 -necessary in Business, Time, &c. 51

17 On a lazy and triling Disposition 25 | 56 -Idleness avoided by observing 51

18 Bad Effects of Indolence Connoiss, 26 57 essential to Self-enjoyment, &c. 52

19 lapocent Pleasures of Childhood Guard. 27 | 58 Suppression of criminal Thoughts 52

20 Cheerfulness recommended

Specl. 28

59 Experience anticipated by Reflection 52

21 Advantages of a cheerful Temper 30 60 Beginnings of Passion to be opposed-

53

22 On Truth and Sincerity

32

61 Government of the Temper

53

23 Rules for the knowledge of One's

62 A peaceable Temper recommended 54

Self

33 63 Exertions of a benevolent Temper 54

24 No Life pleasing to God but that

64 Blessings of a contented Temper

55

which is useful to Mankind Adoen. 84 65 Usefulness of a Desire of Praise

55

25 Proridence proved by Animal lo-

66 Effects of excessive Desire of Praise 56

stinct

Spect. 37

67 Usefulness of virtuous Discipline

56

26 Necessity of forming religious Prin-

68 Consolation of religious Knowledge 56

eiples at an carly Age

Blair. 38 69 Sense of Right and Wrong, &c. Gregory. 57

27 — of early acqniring virtuous Dis 70 Cause of Infidelity

58

positions and Habits

39 71 Religion not founded on Weakness

28 Happiness and Dignity of Manhood

of Mind

58

depend on youthful Conduct

3972 Effects of Religion, Scepticism, &c. 58

29 Piety to God the Foundation of good

73 Comforts of Religion

59

Morals

40 74 Cause of Zeal to propagate Infi-

30 Religion never to be treated with

delity

59

Levity

40 75 Propagating Infidelity inexcusable 60

31 Modesty and Docility joined to Piety 40 76 Religion considered as a Science 60

32 Sincerity and Truth recommended 41 77 -as a Rule of Life and Manners 62

33 Benevolence and Humanity

41 78 -cures the Diseases of the Mind 62

34 Courtesy and engaging Manners 42 79 On public Preaching

63

55 Temperance in Pleasure recom-

80 Religion considered as exciting De-

mended

42 votion

64

36 Whatever violates Nature cannot

81 Advantages of Devotion

64

afford true Pleasure

42 82 True and false Politeness

Hurd. 65

37 Irregular Pleasures, bad Effects of 42 83 On Religious Principles Gregory. 66

38 Industry and Application in Youth 43 84 Beauties of the Psalms

Horne. 67

39 Employment of Time

43 85 Temple of Virtuous Love

Tatler. 67

40 Saccess depends on Heaven's Bless-

of Lust

68

ing

44 87 of Virtue

68

41 Necessity of an early and close Ap-

88 of Vanity

69

plication to Wisdom

Seed. 44 89 of Avarice

69

42 Unhappiness of not early improving

90 Gentleness not to be confounded

the Mind

44

with insincere Politeness Blair. 71

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91 Oppor-

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91 Opportunities for Benevolence rare, 165 Against wronging our Neighbour

for Gentleness continual Blair. 71

by injurious Actions Gilpin. 198

92 Gentleness conducive to our Interest- 72 166 Duties to ourselves

199

93 Superiority of gentle Manners

72 167 On coveting other Men's Goods 201

94 Bad Effects of Pride

73 | 168 On the Sacrament of Baptism

204

95 Violence and Contention caused

169 On the Sacrament of the Lord's

by Trifles

73

Supper

204

96 Gentleness promoted by Religion 73 | 170 Expostulation with Unbelievers

97 Gentleness the Ornament of every

M. Pascal. 207

Age and Station

73 171 Of the Temper of Mind necessary

98 Pungency of guilty Passions

74 for the Discovery of Divine

99 Balance of Happiness equal

74

Truth

Whiston. 211

100 Misery arises from the Passions 74 172 On the Old and New Testament

101 Nature restored by Revelation

74

Wilkins. 218

102 Dependance of Man's Happiness 75 | 173 To the Sceptics and Infidels of the

103 Caution on seducing Appearances 75

Age

Bp. Watson. 220

104 Religions Enthusiasm, &c.

Chapone. 76

174 A Prayer or Psalm Lord Bacon, 229

105 Rigour and Negligence

78 175 Doctrine of Christ, a Doctrine of

106 Virtue Man's true Interest Harris. 80

Truth and Simplicity Dr. Clark. 230

107 On Gratitude

Spect. 80

176 Light of Reason imperfect

108 Religion the foundation of Content Adven.81

Lord Lyttleton. 230

109 Bad Company

Gilpin. 83 177 Simplicity of the Sacred Writers West. 231

110 Ridicule one of the chief Arts of

178 Superiority of Christian Philoso-

Corruption

85

phy over Stoical Miss Carter. 232

111 Religion tbe best and only Support

179 Fine Morality of the Gospel Beattie. 234

in Cases of real Stress

Sterne. 86 / 180 Beneficence to the Poor enjoined

112 Ridicule dangerous to Morality Smollet. 87 by the Gospel

Paley. 235

113 On Prodigality

Ramb. 89 181 Simplicity of the Gospel gives it

114 On Honour

Guard. 90 an Air of Sublimity Mainwaring. 235

115 On Modesty

Spect. 91 182 Bible, as a curious ancient His-

116 On disinterested Friendship Melmoth. 92 tory, worthy Attention Crorall. 236

117 The Art of Happiness

Harris. 93 | 183 Queen Anne's Prayer

236

118 Happiness founded in Rectitude of

184 Prince Eugene's Prayer

236

Conduct

95

119 The Choice of Mercules

Tatler, 95

NATURAL THEOLOGY.

1 State of the Argument

237

Extracts from DEAN BOLTON's WORKS. 2

continued 239

3 Application of the Argument

241

120-129 Letters on the Choice of

4 The Succession of Plants and Animals 249

Company

96--110

130-134 On intemperance in Eating 112—119

135-141 On intemperance in Driok

ing

120-129 PHYSICO-THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS

142-145 On Pleasure

131-137

1 Reflections on the Heavens Ferguson. 250

146 A Letter to a young Nobleman 139 2

-on the Earth and Sea 255

147—150 Essays on Employment of

3

-on the Atmosphere

260

Time

142-164

4

on the Vegetable Creation

Ferguson. 262

5 On Beasts, Birds, Fishes, &c.

266

6 Observations on the Difference between

CATECHETICAL LECTURES.

Natural and Artificial Things 275

n Considerations on the Nature of Man 276

151 Introduction to the Catechism Gilpin. 171

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on the Chain of Being 283

152 On the Creed—the Belief of God 172
153 On the Belief of Jesus Christ

174

154 On the Conception and Birth of Christ 177 185 Scriptures the Role of Life Chapone. 284

155 On Christ's Ascension ; Belief in

186 Of Genesis

285

the Holy Ghost

180 | 187 - Exodus

286

156 On the Holy Catholic Church

182 188 · Leviticus, Numbers, Deutero.

157 On the Resurrection of the Body 184

nomy

287

158 On the Ten Commandments

185 189 - Joshua

287

159 Worship and Honour of God

188 190 Judges, Samuel, and Kings 288

160 Honour due to God's Word

190 191 - Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah,

161 Duties owing to particular Persons-

192

and Esther

288

162 Duty to our Teachers and Instruc-

192 - Job

289

tors, &c.

193 193 - The Psalms

289

163 Behaviour to Superiors

195 194 Proverbs, Ecclcsiastes, Solomon's
164 Against wronging our Neighbour

Song, Prophecies, Apocrypha 290

by injurious Words

196 195 the New Testament

290

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196 Of our Saviour's Example, &c. Chupone. 291

The Social Duties.

197 Comparative View of the Blessed

226 Benevolence

Dodsley. 305

and Cursed

292 227 Justice

306

198 Character of St. Paul

293 228 Charity

306

199 Of the Epistles

299 229 Gratitude

306

200 Epistle of St. James

294 230 Sincerity

307

901 Epistles of St. Peter, &c. 294 231 Religion

307

Revelation

295

Part II. MAN CONSIDERED.

ECONOMY of HUMAN LIFE.

Man considered in the General.

232 Of the Human Frame and Structure 308

Part I. DUTIES THAT RELATE TO MAN.

233

Use of the Senses

309

903 Introduction

Dodsley. 295 234 The Soul of Man

- 309

904 Consideration

295 235 The Period of Human Life

310

205 Modesty

296

Man considered in regard to his Infirmities.

206 Application

312

207 Emulation

296 237 Inconstancy

312

208 Prudence

297 238 Weakness

314

209 Fortitude

297

239 Insufficiency of Knowledge

314

210 Contentment

316

911 Temperance

298 241 Judgment

316

242 Presumption

317

The Passions.

Of the Affections of Man.

912 Hope and Fear

299 243 Covetousness

319

913 Joy and Grief

299 | 244 Profusion

319

914 Anger

300245 Revenge

320

215 Pity

301 246 Cruelty, Hatred, Envy

321

916 Desire and Love

301 247 Heaviness of Heart

322

217 Woman

301

The Advantages Man may acquire.

Consanguinity or Natural Relations.

248 Nobility and Honour

323

249 Science and Learning

324

218 Husband

302

219 Father

302

Of Natural Accidents.

190 Son

325

303

250 Prosperity and Adversity

251 Pain and Sickness

326

221 Brothers

303

252 Death

326

Providence, or Accidental Differences.

Prayer.

992 Wise and Ignorant

303 253 A Morning Prayer for a Young

0:23 Rich and Poor

304

Student

326

224 Masters and Seryants

304 254 An Evening Prayer

327

295 Magistrates and Subjects

305 1 255 The Lord's Prayer

327

BOOK II. Classical and Historical.

1

B File cielles et les a Taste for

24 Simplicity, Ancients eminent for 339

the Belles Lettres Blair. 328 25 Characteristic of Tillotson's

2 Effects of the Cultivation of Taste 328

Style

339

3 Improvement of Taste

329 | 26

of Sir W. Temple's Style

339

4 On Style

329 | 27

of Mr. Addison's Style

340

5 – Perspicuity

330 28

of Style never wearies

340

6 – Purity and Propriety

330 | 29 Lord Shaftsbury deficient

1 - Precision

331

in

340

8 Use and Importance of Precision 331 30 On the Vehement Style

341

9 Causes of a loose Style

332 31 Lord Bolingbroke excelled in it

342

10 Style, general Characters of

332 32 Directions for forming a Style

342

11

austere, Florid, and Middle 333 33 Practice necessary for forming a

12 Concise

333 Style

342

13 Diffuse

333 34 Words, too anxious a Care about to

14 Nervous and Feeble

334

be avoided

343

15 Harshness of

334 | 35 Acquaintance with the best Authors

16

the Dry

335 necessary to form a Style

343

17 Style, the Plain

335 36 A servile Imitation to be avoided 343

18 the Neat

336 37 Style must be adapted to the Sub-

19 the Elegant

336 ject

344

20 the Florid

336 38 Attention to Style must not detract

21 Simplicity, different kinds of

337 from Attention to Thought

344

appears easy

338 39 of the Rise of Poetry among tbe

Navjeté

338 Romans

Spence. 344

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40 Of Livius, Nævius, and Ennius Spence. 345 100 On Allegories

Felton, 379

41 - Plautus

346 101 — the Sublime

379

48 Terence

346 102 Rules of Order and Proportion 380

43 Afranius

347 103 A Recapitulation

381

44 Pacurius and Actius

347 104 How to form a right Taste

381

45 the Rise of Satire; of Lucilius,

105 Taste to be improved by Imi-

&c.

348

tation

362

46 the Criticisms of Cicero, &c. 348 106 On the Historical Style

383
47 the flourisbing State of Poetry

107 Of Herodotus and Thucydides

383

among the Romans

349 108 - Sallust and Livy

383

48 Observations on the Æneid

350 | 109 Their Use in Style

385

49 Of Horace

351

110. On Spenser and Shakespeare

385

50 - Tibullus, Propertius, and Ovid S51

Milton and Philips

385

51 Phædrus

352 112 Great Men usually cotemporary Blair. 386

52 Manilius

352 113 Four Ages marked out by the

53 the Poets whose Works have

Learned

386

not come down to us

353 114 Reputation of the Ancients

386

54 - Fall of Poetry among the Ro-

115 pot owing to Pedantry

387

mans

353 116 Moderns excel the Ancients

387

55 - Lucan

353 117 Excellencies of the Ancients and

56 His Description of a Sea-fight

354

Moderns

389

57 Of Persius

355 118 Assiduous Study of the Greek and

58 - Silius, Statius, and Val. Flaccus- 355

Roman Classics recommended 388

59 Martial

356 119 Excellencies of the ancient His-

60 Juvenal

357

torians

389

61 The Introduction, &c. of Arts at

120 Livy

389

Rome

357 121 - Tacitus

389

62 The Condition of the Romans in

122 On the Beauty of Epistolary

the second Punic War

358

Writing

390

63 Marcellus's Attack on Syracuse 358 123 Carelessness in it to be avoided

990

64 Conquests of the Roman Generals 359 124 On Pliny's Letters

390

65 Introduction into Italy of the Works

125 Cicero's

390

of the ancient Artists

360 126 Pope's and Swift's

391

66 Decline of the Arts, Eloqnence,

127 On the Letters of Balzac, Voiture, &c. 391

and Poetry, on Augustus's Death- 361 128 Pindar the Father of Lyric Poetry- 392

67 On Demosthenes

Blair. 362 129 On Horace as a Lyric Poet

392

68 Demosthenes imitated Pericles 362 130 — Casimir, and other modern

69 contrasted with Æschines

363

Lyric Poets

392

70 On the Style of Demosthenes

363 131 - the different kinds of Poetical

71 Cicero, his Eloquence

363

Composition in the Sacred

772 his Defects

364

Books; 1st. of the Didactic

392

13 and Demosthenes compared 365 132 Of the Elegiac and Pastoral

993

74 Means of improving in Eloquence 366 133 On the Lyric

393

75 Industry recommended to a Speaker 367 | 134 A Diversity of Style and Manner

76 Attention to the best Models

367

in the different Composers of

77 Caution in chusing Models

367

the sacred Books.

78 Style of Bolingbroke and Swift

368 On Job, David, and Isaiah

393

79 Eloquence requires frequent Ex-

135 — Jeremiah

394

ercise

368

136 - the Book of Job

394

80 Use of Critical and Rhetorical

137 the Iliad of Homer

395

Writers

368 138 Odyssey of Homer

395

81 Use of the original ancient Writers- 369 139 · Beauties of Virgil

396
82 Necessity of a Classical Education Felton. 369 140 Homer and Virgil compared

396

83 On the Entrance to Knowledge 370 141 On the ancient Writers Blackwall. 397

84 The Classics recommended

370 142 Homer

398

85 Greek and Roman Writers compared - 371 143 Theocritus

398

86 Commendation of the Latin Tongue 373 144 Herodotus

399

87 Directions in reading the Classics 373 145 - Livy

399

88 The Method of Schools vindicated 374146 Beauties of Herodotus and Livy 399

89 Commendation of Schools

374 147 Perspicuity a principal Beauty of

90 On forming a Style

875

the Classics

400

91 Expression suited to the Thought 375 148 On Cicero

400

92 On Embellishments of Style

375 149 On the Obscurities in the Classics- - 400

93 Mastery of Language

376 150 Advantages enjoined by them

401

94 - the Purity and Idiom of Lan-

151 Ancients Care in selecting Num-

guage

376

bers

403

95 Plainness and Perspicuity

377 152 On their making Sound an Echo

- the Decoration, &c. of Style 377

to the Sense

403

97 Metaphors and Similitude

578 153 Translations from them imperfect- 404

98 Metaphors

378 154 Peculiar Excellence of the Speeches

99 - Epithets

379

of the Grecks and Romans

405

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155 On the Funeral Oration of Pericles

195 On Accuracy

Harris. 497

Blackwall. 406 196 · Diction

427
156 On Mucian's Speech in Tacitus 407 197 the Metaphor

427

157 Morals of the Classics

407 198 What Metaphors the best

428

138 Lenophon's Memoirs of Socrates 408 199 On Enigmas and Puns

429

159 On the Morality of Juvenal

408 200 Rules defended

429

16) Rules of the Classics for Conversation 409 201 Fallacy of the Sufficiency of Genius 430
161 Directions for Reading .he Classics 409 | 202 No Genius without Rules

430

162 The subordinate Classics not to be

203 Rules did always exist

430

neglected

410 | 204 Connexion between Rules and Genius 431

163 The Greek and Latin Writers to

205 Difficulty in knowing how to like 431

be compared

411 206 Character of the English, Oriental,

164 On the Study of the New Testament 412 Latin, and Greek Languages

432

165 The old Critics to be studied

412 207 History, &c. of the Middle Age 435

106 The best Authors to be often read 413 208 Account of the Destruction of the
167 Rise of Philosophical Criticism Harris. 413 Alexandrian Library

456
163 Greek Authors of Ditto

414 209 Athens, an historical Account of 436

169 Roman Authors of Ditto

414 | 210 Synesius's subsequent Ac-

170 Greek and Roman Historical Critics 415

count of

459

171 Biodern, Philosophical, and Histo-

211 Anecdote of the Modern Greeks

440

rical Critics

415 212 On the different Modes of History 441

179 Lexicon and Dietionary Compilers, 213 Universal Ideas of Natural Beauty 441

and Grammarians

416 1 214 Superior Literature and Knowledge

173 Modern Critics, Writers, &c.

416 of the Greek and Latin Clergy 443

174 On Translators

416215 Opinions on past and present Ages -

446

175 Rise of Corrective Criticism

417 | 216 Character of the Man of Business

176 Criticism of Use to Literature

418 often united with that of the

177 The Epic Writers come first

418 Scholar and Philosopher

449

178 Chance produces no Literary Ex-

217 Progressions of Art disgustful, the

cellence

419 Completion beautiful

450

179 Causes or Reasons of such Excel-

218 Thoughts on Elegance

Usher. 450

lence

419 219 On Personal Beauty

455

180 Why Contraries have this Effect 419 220 On Conversation

457

181 Advice to a Beginner in Criticism - 421 221 On Music

458

182 On Numerous Composition

421 | 222 On Sculpture and Painting

459

183 On other Decorations of Prose;

223 On Architecture

461

as Alliteration

421 | 224 Thoughts on Colours and Light 461

184 The Period

422 | 225 On Uniformity

462

185 Monosyllables

423 | 226 On Novelty

462

186 Authorities alleged

423 227 Origin of our general Ideas of Beauty 463

187 Objectors answered

423 228 Sense, Taste, and Genius distinguished 463

158 Habit makes Practice easy

229 Thoughts on the Human Capacity 465

169 The Constituent Parts of every

230 Taste, how depraved and lost

465

Whole merit our Regard

424 | 231 Some Reflections on the Human Mind 466

190 Verbal Decorations not Minutiæ 424 | 232 General Reflections on Good Taste

191 Advice to Readers

424

Rollin. 467

192 Constituent Parts of a Whole, ex-

233 Dr. Johnson's Preface to his Edi-

emplified in Virgil's Georgics 424 tion of Shakespeare

471

193 And in the Menexenus of Plato 426 | 234 Pope's Preface to his Homer

484

124 On the Theory of Whole and Parts 427 235 Reflections upon Style Fitzosb. 495

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