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THE

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

on

OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

INClUDING

A VARIETY OF PIECES

NOW FIRST COLLECTED.

JAMES PRIOR,

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; Member of the Royal Irish Academy;
Author of the Life of Goldsmith, Life of Burke, etc. etc.

IN POUR. VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK:
G. P. PUTNAM & COMPANY, 10 PARK PLACE.

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xxx. The Proceedings of the Club of Authors . . . 126

xxxi. The Perfection of the Chinese in the art of Gardening—Des-

cription of a Chinese Garden . * . . . 132

xxxn. Of the Degeneracy of some of the English Nobility—A

Mushroom Feast among the Tartars .... 13fi

Xxxiii. The Manner of Writing among the Chinese—The Eastern

Tales of Magazines, &c. ridiculed ..... 139

xxxiv. Of the present ridiculous Passion of the Nobility for Painting 145

xxxv. The Philosopher's Son describes a Lady, his Fellow Captive 130

xxxvi. A continuance of his Correspondence. The Beautiful Captive

consents to marry her Lord . . . . . 153

xxxvii. The Correspondence continued—The Philosopher's Son be-

gins to be disgusted in the pursuit of Wisdom—An Allegory

to prove its futility . . . . . . . 155

rxxvni. The Chinese Philosopher praises the justice of the late Brit-

ish Sentence......... 160

xxxix. Description of True Politeness—Two Letters of different

countries, by Ladies falsely thought polite at home . . 164

XL. The English still have Poets, though not Versifiers . . 169

xxi. The Behavior of the Congregation in St. Paul's Cathedral at

Prayers 172

Xlii. The History of China more replete with great Actions than

that of Europe ........ 175

urn. An Apostrophe on the supposed Death of Voltaire . . 180

Xliv. Wisaom and Precept may lessen our Miseries, but can never

increase our positive Satisfactions . . . . . 184

Xlv. The Ardor of the People of London in running after Sights

and Monsters 189

Xlvi. The Looking Glass of Lao ; a Dream .... 194

Xlvii. Misery best relieved by Dissipation .... 198

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