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CONTENT S.

CHAPTER I.

1777-1778.

Ashbourne. Personal Disputes. — Duke of Devonshire.

Burke's Definition of a Free Government. Ilam. - The Christian Revelation. — Mungo Campbell. — Dr. Taylor's Bull-dog. — “ Æsop at play.” — Memory. Rochester's Poems. Prior. Hypochondria. Books, Homer and Virgil.

Lord Bacon. Topham Beauclerk. Grainger's “ Ode on Solitude." Music. Happiness. Future State. - Slave Trade. — American Independence. - Corruption of Parliament. - Planting. “ Oddity Johnson."

Decision of the Negro Cause. - Mr. Saunders Welch. - Advice to Travellers. Correspondence. Page 1

CHAPTER II.

1778.

Inmates of Bolt Court. — Tom Davies. - Counsel at the Bar

of the House of Commons. Thomas à Kempis. - Uses of a Diary. — Strict Adherence to Truth. Ghosts. John Wesley. · Alcibiades's Dog. – Emigration. Parliament ary Eloquence. Place Hunters. — Irish Language. Thicknesse's “ Travels.” — Honesty. Temptation. Dr. Kennedy's Tragedy. - Shooting a Highwayman. – Mr. Dunning. - Contentment. — Laxity of Narration. — Mrs. Montagu. Harris of Salisbury. Definition. Winedrinking: - Pleasure. Goldsmith. Charles the Fifth.

Best English Sermons. “ Seeing Scotland.” Absenteeism, - Delany's “ Observations on Swift.”

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Ashbourne. Personal Disputes. Duke of Devon. shire. - Burke's Definition of a Free Government.

llam. The Christian Revelation. Mungo Campbell. Dr. Taylor's Bull-dog.

Æsop at play.Memory. Rochester's Poems. - Prior. Hypochondria. Books. Homer and Virgií. Lord Bacon. Topham Beauclerk.

Grainger's Ode on Solitude.. Music. - Happiness. Future State.- - Slave Trade. - American Independence.

Corruption of Parliament.- Planting. -
Johnson.Decision of the Negro Cause.

- Mr. Saunders Welch. - Advice to Travellers. Corre. spondence.

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- Oddity

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