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WORKS

OF

Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

IN ELEVEN VOLUMES.

VOL. XI.

L O N D ON:

Printed for J. Buckland, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne and Sons, L. Davis,

B. White and Son, T. Longman, B. Law, J. Dodsley, H. Baldwin, J. Robson,
J. Johnson, C. Dilly, T. Vernor, W. Nicoll, G. G. J. and J. Robinson,
T. Cadell, T. Carnan, J. Nichols, J. Bew, R. Baldwin, N. Conant, P. Elmsly,
W. Goldsmith, J. Knox, R. Faulder, Leigh and Sotheby, G. Nicol, J. Murray,
A. Strahan, W. Lowndes, T. Evans, W. Bent, S. Hayes, G. and T. Wilkie,
T. and J. Egerton, W. Fox, P. M Queen, D. Ogilvie, B. Collins, E. Newbery,
and R. Jameson.

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THE HISTORY OF RASSELAS, PRINCE OF

ABISSINIA. CHAP.

Page I. Description of a palace in a valley II. The discontent of Rafjelas in the happy valley

4 III. The wants of him that wants nothing

8 IV. The Prince continues to grieve and muse V. The Prince meditates his escape

14 VI. A dissertation on the art of Aying

15 VII. The Prince finds a man of learning VIII. The history of Imlac IX. The history of Imlac continued

25 X. Imlac's history continued. A dissertation upon poetry 29 XI. Imlac's narrative continued. A hint on pilgrimage 32 XII. The story of Imlac continued XIII. Rafjelas discovers the means of escape XIV Rafjelas and Imlac receive an unexpected visit 4+ XV. The Prince and Princess leave the valley, and fee

many wonders XVI. They enter Cairo, and find every man happy XVII. The Prince associates with young men of spirit

and gaiety XVIII. The Prince finds a wise and happy man XIX. A glimpse of pastoral life

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XX. The danger of prosperity
XXI. The happiness of solitude. The hermit's history 60
XXII. The happiness of a life led according to nature 63
XXIII. The Prince and his Sister divide between them
the work of observation

66 XXIV. The Prince examines the happiness of high stations

67 XXV. The Princess persues her enquiry with more diligence than success

68 XXVI. The Princess continues her remarks on private life

71 XXVII. Disquisition upon greatness

74 XXVIII. Raselas and Nekayah continue their conversation 77 *XXVIII. The debate of marriage continued

80 XXIX. Imlac enters, and changes the conversation

XXX. They visit the pyramids XXXI. They enter the pyramid

90 XXXII. The princess meets with an unexpected misfortune

91 XXXIII. They return to Cairo, without Pekuah

93 XXXIV. The Princess languishes for want of Pekuah XXXV. Pekuah is still remembered. The progress of

forrow XXXVI. The Princess hears news of Pekuah XXXVII. The adventures of the lady Pekuah

103 XXXVIII. The adventures of Pekuah continued

108 XXXIX. The history of a man of learning

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XL. The astronomer discovers the cause of his un.

easiness
XLI. The opinion of the astronomer is explained
and justified

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XLII. The astronomer lcaves Inlac his directions
XLIII. The dangerous prevalence of imagination
XLIV. They discourse with an old man

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XLV. The Princess and Pekuah visit the astronomer 128
XLVI, The Prince enters and brings a new topick

134 XLVII. Imlac discourses on the nature of the soul 138 XLVIII. The conclusion, in which nothing is concluded 143 The VISION OF THEODORE, the Hermit of Teneriffe, found in his cell

145 The APOTHEOSIS of MILTON, a vision

163 PRAYERS

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