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Bacon, an extract from his works, 7.
Barber, the observation of one on the weather, 175.
Beatitude, the highest which man is capable of enjoying

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.

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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.
Courage is the companion of Solitude, 50.
Courts, the absurdity of their pleafures, 215.
Critics, described and ridiculed, 36, 37.
Curius, description of his character, 276.

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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.

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Eclogues described, 129, 130.
Employment, the neceflity of it in Solitude, 138; men

of genius frequently confined to employments unfit for

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them, 223.

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,

117.

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.

Greatness,

Greatnefsý instance of its effect in viewing the Alps,

107.

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Haller refused admission into the Schintzuach fociety,

83.
Happiness not to be attained by frequenting public places,

218; to be found in true society, 220.
Heart, not to be neglected in the education of youth,
13;

the influence which Solitude has on it, 100; to
enjoy Solitude it is necessary to divest the heart of its

emotions, 101.
Helvetius, his opinion of indolence, 70.
Henriade, written by Voltaire during his confinement in

the Bastille, 4.
Herder, his account of a particular cast of people in

Afia, 181, 182.
Horace, his ode on the subject of time, 34; his love of

Solitude, 94; his ode on the subject of retirement,

95.
Hotze, the physician, an account of his humane and

happy character, and of his beautiful and romantic

situation at Richterswyl, 141, 147.
Humanity, a term frequently misapplied, 265.
Humility, the first lesson we learn from reflection,
249.

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Japan, description of a college of blind persons there,
23.

Idleness

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