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THE

WORKS

OF

Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

IN ELEVEN VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

LONDON:

Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons, L. Davis,

B. White and Son, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodley, H. Baldwin, J. Robson,
J. Johnson, C. Dilly, T. Vernor, W. Nicoll, G. G. J. and J. Robinson,
T. Cadell, T. Carnan, J. Nichols, J. Bew, R. Baldwin, N. Conant, P. Elmily,
W. Goldsmith, J. Knox, R. Faulder, Leigh and Sotheby, G. Nicol, J. Murray,
A. Strahan, W. Lowndes, T. Evans, W. Bent, S. Hayes, G. and T. Wilkie,

T. and J. Egerton, W. Fox, P. M‘Queen, D. Ogilvie, B. Collins, L. Newbery,
and R. Jameson.

MDCCLXXXVII.

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C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S

OF

THE

FIFTH VOLUME,

THE RA M B L E R.

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i Difficulty of the first address. Practice of the epick poets.

Convenience of periodical performances
-2 The necessity and danger of looking into futurity. Wri-

ters naturally fanguine. Their hopes liable to disap

pointment
3 An allegory on criticism
4 The modern form of romances preferable to the ancient.

The necessity of characters morally good
5

A meditation on the Spring
16 Happiness not local
7 Retirement natural to a great mind. Its religious use
8 The thoughts to be brought under regulation ; as they

respect the past, present, and future
9
The fondness of every man for his profession. The gra-

dual improvement of manufactures
10 Four billets with their answers. Remarks on masque:

rades
1 The folly of anger. The misery of a peevith old age
12. The history of a young woman that came to London for

a service
13 The duty of secrecy. The invalidity of all excuses for
betraying secrets

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