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the pencil of art, 116; inftances of its beauties,



Taper, ftory of lighting one to St. Michael and the
Devil, 155

Tafte, refined by Solitude, 36.

Tell, William, his patriotifm, 84; fhoots an apple from
the head of his fon, 85.


Terror, how infpired, 107.

Themistocles, his retort on the Athenians, 79.
Theocritus, a comment on his Idylls, 131.
Thomfor, his lines on philofophic melancholy, 103.
Time, the importance of it learned in Solitude, 30;

never appears tedious when properly employed, 31;
description of a young prince who understood the
true value of it, 31, 32; the neceffity of not per-
mitting it to pafs uselessly away, 32; is never
more mifpent than in declaiming against the want
of it, 33; Horace's notion of employing time, 34;
ought not to be employed fenfually, but morally,
35; Dr. Johnfon's opinion of the great advantages
resulting from the proper ufe of it, 41; Petrarch's
opinion of it, 42; well employed in reading works
of merit, 43, 47; must be properly regulated in
Solitude, 132; poetical description of the employ-
ment of it in Solitude, 133; the manner in which
Dioclefian and Charles the Fifth employed their
time, 66, 138.

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Tifot, one of the dearest friends of Zimmerman, 147.
Tomb, Emprefs of Germany vifits her tomb, and
points out the futility of greatness to her children,

Trenck, Baron, his employment in prifon, 3.
Truth unfolds her charms in Solitude with fuperior
fplendor, 26; Solitude the only means of discover-
ing it, 63; the love of it beft preferved by Sol-
tude, 86; not discoverable amidst the diffipation of
the world, 232.


Vergennes, the Minister of France, employs De Luc
to reclaim the refractory citizens of Geneva, 87.
Vexation quieted by Solitude, 207.

Virgil, the merit of his works increafed by the leisure
which retirement afforded him, 53; the reafon of
his writing the Georgics described, 54; his illuftra-
tion of the violent effects of love, 188.

Virtue more eafily practised in retirement, 5, 21; the
effect of early habit, 7; its path described, 11; in-
fpired by reading the works of Plato, 14; easily
inculcated by an affectionate mother into the mind
of her children, 15; the reinforcements it brings in
Solitude to fubdue the paffions, 64; domeftic life
moft friendly to virtue, 152; the fruits of Solitude,
231; whether eafier to be followed in Solitude or
in fociety, 264; the danger to which it is exposed
in the world, 266.


Vifcomti, archbishop and prince of Milan, folicits the
friendship of Petrarch, 93.

Vifits always unpleasant to Zimmerman, 225; and to
Rouffeau, 229; their abfurdities defcribed in Fitz-

ofborne's Letters, 230.

Voltaire wrote the Henriade while confined in the Baf.

tille, 4.

Walrave, General, his employment in prifon, 4.
Warwick, Lord, admonished by Addifon on his death-

bed, 302.

Wieland, his fublime conception of love, 182,
Women enjoy Solitude with higher relish than men, 178;
their company and converfation contribute effentially
to the pleasures and advantages of retirement, 201;
fooner rendered happy or miserable than men, 208.
World, its fociety not to be entirely renounced, 5; its
dangers defcribed, 10, 17; fear of its opinion con-
quered by retirement, 12; it is the only sphere
for obfervation on men and manners, 20; it is in-
titled to attention, 21; its dangers to the interefts of
virtue, 266,


Youth derive particular advantages from Solitude, 6;
address to youth, 7; exhorted to virtue, 9; and
occafional retirement, 10, 65; its levities repreffed,




Zimmerman, his life, xi to xlviii; the effect of Solitude on his afflictions, 225; laments the death of his wife, 246; his feelings on approaching the bed of fickness, 249; defcribes the character and bewails the death of his daughter, 257.

Zolikofer, his doctrines described, 123.
Zurich, the beauties of its lake, 141.

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