The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

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OF THE SIXTH VOLUME Conclusion of the RAMBLER NUMB Page 141 The danger of attempting wit in conversation The character of Papilius
1
An account of squire Bluster
7
The criterions of plagiarism
14
The difficulty of raising reputation The va rious species of detractors
22
Petty writers not to be despised
28
An account of an author travelling in quest of his own character The uncertainty of fame
33
The courtiers esteem of assurance
39
The cruelty of parental tyranny
45
53
158
Poetry debased by mean expressions An ex ample from Shakespeare
164
Labour necessary to excellence
169
The history of Misella debauched by her
170
lation
175
Misellas description of the life of a prostitute
181
The effect of sudden riches upon the manners
188
Unreasonable fears of pedantry
194

Benefits not always entitled to gratitude
51
Adversity useful to the acquisition of knowledge
57
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61
The climactericks of the mind
63
Criticism on epistolary writings 966
75
The inefficacy of genius without learoing
82
The usefulness of advice The danger of habits The necessity of reviewing life
88
The laws of writing not always indisputable Reflections on tragicomedy
95
NUMB Page 157 The scholars complaint of his own bashfulness
101
Rules of writing drawn from examples Those examples often mistaken
107
The nature and remedies of bashfulness
113
Rules for the choice of associates
118
The revolutions of a garret
123
Old men in danger of falling into pupilage The conduct of Thrusybulus
129
The mischiefs of following a patron
135
Praise universally desired The failings of eminent men often imitated
142
The impotence of wealth The visit of Scrotinus to the place of his nativity
146
The mischiefs of unbounded raillery History of Dicaculus
199
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204
The majority are wicked
205
An account of a club of antiquaries
215
Many advantages not to be enjoyed together
221
The awkward merriment of a student
226
understanding
277
The study of life not to be neglected for the sake of books 231
296
Human opinions mutable The hopes
322
The legacyhunters history concluded
332
The virtues of Rabbi Abrahams magnet
339
Aspers complaint of the insolence of Prospero
346
The importance of punctuality
352
The different acceptations of poverty Cynicks
358
of Ethiopia
368
The history of Seged concluded
374
The art of living at the cost of others
380

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