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Bacon, an extract from his works, 7.
in this world, 309. Beautiful, operates differently from the Sublime, 116,
119. Biel, description of the beauties which adorn the borders
of its lake, 116. Blair, his opinion of the importance of attention, 18;
the utility of his lectures on rhetoric, 18; his opinion
of the effects of serious retirement, 26. Blockheads in power always dangerous, i49. Boileau's lines on the advantages of retirement to a poet,
135. Bolingbroke, the merit of his treatise on exile, 282, 287. Bonnet, an extract from his work on the nature of the
soul, 22. Bofcawen, his translation of the eleventh ode of Horace,
34; of the sixth ode of book vii, 94. British Character described, 9. Brutus, his love of letters, 44; his employment during
the night preceding the battle of Pharfalia, 45; hiş
observations on visiting Marcellus in exile, 283. Buckebourg, the Count of, his extraordinary character, 72.
Cardinal Colonna, the friend of Petrarch, invited to
visit the folitude of Vaucluse, 167. Cavaillon, Cavaillon, the Bilhop of, locks Petrarch out of his
library, 47. Cafar, the consequences of his virtue, 67. Charles the Fifth, his employments in Solitude, 66; his
folitude at Eftramadura, and the manner in which he employed his time, 138; visits his tomb, and performs
his funeral obsequies, 300. Cicero, his love of letters, 45; his avowal of it in his
oration for the poet Archias, 45; his defence of the love of fame, 36; his mind intoxicated by the love
of it, 60; his dejection on being banished, 285. Chatham, the Earl of, his love of Solitude the chief
cause of his greatness, 48. Christianity, its comforts, 306. Cincinnatus's character and love of Solitude, 169. Clement the Sixth, the infamy of his pontificate exposed
by Petrarch, go. Colonna, the letter of Petrarch to that Cardinal, 167. Competency, what, 163 ; competency and content the
basis of earthly happiness, 175. Corregio, an anecdote of this celebrated painter, 29. Cottagers, their happiness described, 120, 121. Country, its pleasures more satisfactory and lasting than those of the town, 6; it is only in the country
that real happiness can be found, 121; our native place
preferable to every other, 122.
D Death, the comforts of which the mind is capable on the
death of a friend, 246; advantages of Solitude on the
bed of death, 289. Damer, the Honourable Mr. account of his life and
death, 255 Debauchery, its consequences described, 211. De Luc, his character and good conduct, 87. Demetrius, his behaviour to Stilpo, the philosopher, upon
taking the city of Megara by storm, 51. Despair, to be conquered by reason, 244. Dioclefan's amusements in Solitude, 66. Diogenes, a love of truth, led him to his tub, 66. Dion, description of his character, 13. Domestic comforts, best enjoyed in Solitude, 38; as en
joyed by the inhabitants of Lausanne, 151; moft friendly to the best pursuits of man, 152.
Eclogues described, 129, 130.
of genius frequently confined to employments unfit for
Empress of Germany, her philosophic conduct, 299;
visits her tomb, 300. English, description of their character, 9; their good
sense and love of Solitude, 171. Enthufasm, the use of it in the education of youth, 58. Epaminondas, his military skill owing to his use of Soli
uud tude, 89.
Exil, the advantages Solitude affords in exile, 279.
F Fame, the love of it defended by Cicero, 56; likely to
be acquired by satirists, 58. Fanaticism frequently engendered by Solitude, 252. Fitzosborne's Letters, an extract from them, 156. Fox, the Persian fable of the, 149. Frederic the Great, his Solitude while at Spa, 30., Freedom, description of it, 11; the parent of opulence,
162. Friendship, refined by Solitude, 175. Frescati, the beauties of its neighbourhood described,
G Gardening, the true and false state of it described,
105. Garve eludes the pain of fickness by studying the works
of Cicero, 243; indebted to fickness for a knowledge of himself, 253; his opinion of those who hope that
God will reward them with riches and honours, 307. Gellert banishes melancholy by addicting himself to lite
rary pursuits, 242. Genius, its use and consequences, 70, Gefner, his Idylls inspired by the romantic scenery
around Zurich, 117; the merits of them described,
131. Government, observations on the different species of it, 97; the notions of a rational man on it, 98.
Greatnefsý instance of its effect in viewing the Alps,
Haller refused admission into the Schintzuach fociety,
218; to be found in true society, 220.
the influence which Solitude has on it, 100; to
the Bastille, 4.
Afia, 181, 182.
Solitude, 94; his ode on the subject of retirement,
happy character, and of his beautiful and romantic
situation at Richterswyl, 141, 147.
Japan, description of a college of blind persons there,