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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD.

INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.-The description of the Family of Wakefield, in which a kindred

likeness prevails, as well of minds as of persons

CHAPTER II.-Family misfortunes. -The loss of fortyne only serves to increase

the pride of the worthy

CHAPTER III.-A migration. The fortunate circumstunces of our lives are gene:

rally found at last to be of our own procuring

CHAPTER IV.-A proof that even the humblest fortune may grant happiness,

which depends not on circumstances but constitution

CHAPTER V.-A new and great acquaintance introduced.-What we place most

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hopes upon, generally proves most fatal

CHAPTER VI.The happiness of a country fire-side

CHAPTER VII.-A town wit described. The dullest fellows may learn to be

comical for a night or two .

CHAPTER VIII.-An amour, which promises little good fortune, yet may be pro-

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ductive of much .

CHAPTER IX.-Two ladies of great distinction introduceil.Superior finery ever

seems to confer superior breeding

CHAPTER X.-The family endeavours to cope with their bitters. The miseries of

the poor when they attempt to appear above their circumstances :

CHAPTER XI.- The family still resolve to hold up their heads

CHAPTER XII.- Fortune seems resolved to humble the Family of Wakefield.-

Mortifications are often more painful than real calamities .

CHAPTER XIII.-Mr. Burchell is found to be an enemy; for he has the confidence

to give disagreeable advice .

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CHAPTER XIV.-Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration that seeming calamities

may be real blessings

CHAPTER XV.-All Mr. Burchell's villany at once detected.The folly of being

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overwise

CHAPTER XVI.—The family use art, which is opposed with still greater

CHAPTER XVII.—Scarcely any virtue found to resist the power of long and

pleasing temptation

CHAPTER XVIII.-The pursuit of a father to reclaim a lost child to virtue

CHAPTER XIX.—The description of a person discontented with the present govern-

ment, and apprehensive of the loss of our liberties

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FAC-SIMILE OF PANE OF GLASS TAKEN FROM GOLDSMITH'S ROOM

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