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** Mr. Addison is generally allowed to be the most correct and elegant of

all our writers; yet some inaccuracies of style have escaped him, which it is the chief design of the following notes to point out. A work of this sort, well executed, would be of use to foreigners who study our language; and even to such of our countrymen as wish to write it in

perfect purity.”-R. Worcester (Bp. Hurd]. "I set out many years ago with a warm admiration of this amiable writer

[Addison]. I then took a surfeit of his natural, easy manner; and was taken, like

my betters, with the raptures and high rights of Shakspeare. My maturer judgment, or lenient age, (call it which you will,) has now led me back to the favourite of my youth. And here, I think, I shall stick;

for such useful sense, in so charming words, I find not elsewhere. His taste is so pure, and his Virgilian prose (as Dr. Young styles it) so exquisite, that I have but now found out, at the close of a critical life,

the full value of his writings.Ibid. " Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and

elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the

volumes of Addison.-Dr. Johnson. 6. It was not till three generations had laughed and wept over the pages of

Addison that the omission [of a monument to his memory] was supplied by public veneration. At length, in our own time, his image, skilfully graven, appeared in Poets' Corner.-Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and

It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without inflicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which wit had been led astray by profligacy, and virtue by fanaticism.”—Macauiay.

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221. Use of Mottos-Love of Latin among the Common

People—Signature Letters -

102

223. Account of Sappho-Her Hymn to Venus

105

225. Discretion and Cunning

108

227. Letter on the Lover's Leap

111

229. Fragment of Sappho .

115

231. Letter on Bashfulness-Reflections on Modesty 118

233. History of the Lover's Leap

121

235. Account of the Trunk-maker in the Theatre

124

237. On the Ways of Providence

127

239. Various Ways of managing a Debate

130

241. Letter on the Absence of Lovers, Remedies proposed 133

243. On the Beauty and Loveliness of Virtue .

136

245. Simplicity of Character—Letters on innocent Diver-

sions—Absent Lovers—from a Trojan .

139

247. Different Classes of Fernale Orators

142

249. Laughter and Ridicule

146

251. Letter on the Cries of London

149

253. On Detraction among bad Poets — Pope's Essay on

Criticism

152

255. Uses of Ambition-Fame difficult to be obtained

156

256. Subject-Disadvantages of Ambition

159

257. Ambition hurtful to the Hopes of Futurity

164

261. Love and Marriage

167

262. The Spectator's Success-Caution in Writing-an-

nounces his Criticism on Milton

170

265. Female Head-dress—Will. Honeycomb's Notions of it 173

267. Criticism on Paradise Lost

176

269. Visit from Sir Roger-his Opinions on various Matters 284

271. Letters from Tom Trippit, complaining of a Greek

Quotation-soliciting a Peep at Sir Roger from a

Showman

287

273. Criticism on Paradise Lost

275. Dissection of a Beau's Head

290

279. Criticism on Paradise Lost

185

281. Dissection of a Coquette's Heart

292

285. Criticism on Paradise Lost

189

287. On the Civil Constitution of Great Britain

295

289. Reflections on Bills of_Mortality–Story of a Dervise 299

291. Criticism on Paradise Lost

195

293. Connexion betwixt Prudence and good Fortune

Fable of a Drop in the Ocean

303

295. Letter on Pin-money-Reflections on that Custom 306

297. Criticism on Paradise Lost

198

299. Letter from Sir John Envil, married to a Woman of

Quality

310

303. Criticism on Paradise Lost

204

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