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THE

NOVELS

OF

STERNE, GOLDSMITH, Dr JOHNSON, MACKENZIE

HORACE WALPOLE, AND CLARA REEVE.

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THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD, . . BY GOLDSMITH.

“RASSELAS, . . . . . . . . BY DR JOHNSON.

THE MAN OF FEELING,
THE MAN OF THE WORLD, .. BY MACKENZIE.
JULIA DE ROUBIGNE,

THE CASTLE OF OTRANTO,

.. BY HORACE WALPOLE.

The Old English Baron, . . BY CLARA REEVE.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

MEMOIRS OF THE LIVES OF THE AUTHORS.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED BY HURST, ROBINSON, AND CO.

90, CHEAPSIDE, AND 8, PALL MALL.

PRINTED BY JAMES BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY,

At the Border Press, Edinburgh.

1823.

1860. quly 13 Pickman Bequest,

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CONTENTS

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PAGE., CHAP. IX. Two Ladies of great distinction intro-

DVERTISEMENT, ...

. 264 | duced.Superior finery ever seems to confer su.

P. I. The description of the Family of Wake I perior breeding, · · · · · · · · · · 277

• id, in which a kindred likeness prevails, as X. The Family endeavour to cope with their

- Tof minds as of persons, . . . . . . . 265 betters. The miseries of the poor, when they

· Family misfortunes-the loss of fortune only attempt to appear above their circumstances, . 279

serves to increase the pride of the worthy, .. 266 XI. The Family still resolve to hold up their

II. A Migration—the fortunate circumstances of heads, . .. . . .. .. .. ... 280

our lives, are generally found at last to be of our

XII. Fortune seems resolved to humble the fa-

own procuring, . . . . . . . . . . . 207

mily of Wakefield---mortifications are often

IV. Aproof that even the humblest fortune may more powerful than real calamities,.... 282

grant happiness, which depends not on circum-

XIII. Mr Burchell is found to be an enemy; for

stances, but constitution,

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270 he has the confidence to give disagreeable advice, 284

V. A new and great acquaintance introduced

XIV. Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration

what we place most hopes upon, generally

that seeming calamities may be real blessings, 285

proves most fatal, · · ·.:.·.:

XV. All Mr Burchell's villainy at once detected.

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The folly of being over wise, ... ....

VII. A turn-out described.-The dullest fellows | XVI. The Family use art, which is opposed by

may learn to be comical for a night or two, · 275

273 still greater, ......

. . . . . 288

VIII. An amour, which promises little good for- -

XVII. Scarcely any virtue found to resist the

tune, yet may be productive of much, ... 275 power of long and pleasing temptation, ... 290

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Chap. XVIII. The pursuit of a father to re Chap. XXVII. The same subject continued, . 313

claim a lost child to virtue, . . . . . . . 293 XXVIII. Happiness and misery rather the result

XIX. The description of a person discontented of prudence than of virtue, in this life; tem-

with the present government, and apprehensive poral evilsor felicities being regarded by Heaven

of the loss of our liberties, . . . . . . . 295 as things merely in themselves trifling, and un-

XX. The History of a Philosophic Vagabond, worthy its care in the distribution, .... 315

pursuing Novelty, but losing Content, ... 298 XXIX. The equal dealings of Providence demon-

XXI. The short continuance of friendship among strated with regard to the happy and the miser .

the vicious, which is coeval only with mutual able here below. That, from the nature of plea. "

satisfaction, . ...

sure and pain, the wretched must be repaid the

XXII. Offences are easily pardoned where there balance of their sufferings in the life hereafter, 318

is love at bottom, .

306 XXX. Happier prospects begin to appear. Let

XXIII. None but the guilty can be long and com us be inflexible, and fortune will at last change

pletely miserable, .......... 307 in our favour, . . . . . . . . . . . . 320

XXIV. Fresh calamities, ........ 308 XXXI. Former benevolence now repaid with un-

XXV. No situation, however wretched it seems,

expected interest, . . . . . . . . . . 323

but has some sort of comfort attending it, . : 310 XXXII. The Conclusion, ........ 328

XXVI. A reformation in the jail. To make laws

complete, they should reward, as well as punish, 312 !

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CHAP. I. Description of a palace in a valley, .333 CHAP. XXVI. The Princess continues her re.

II. The discontent of Rasselas in the Happy Val-

marks upon private Life, · · · · · · · · 353

ley, . . . . . . . . . . . . .

XXVII. Disquisition upon greatness, . . . . ib.

III. The wants of him that wants nothing, . XXVIII. Rasselas and Nekayah continue their

IV. The Prince continues to grieve and muse,

conversation, . . . . . . . . . . . . 354

V. The Prince meditates his escape, ...

XXIX. The debate on marriage continued, . . 355

VI. A dissertation on the art of flying, ..

XXX. Imlac enters and changes the conversation, 356

VII. The Prince finds a man of learning, · · · 338

XXXI. They visit the Pyramids, . . . . . 357

VIII. The History of Imlac, . ...... 339 XXXII. They enter the Pyramid, ..... 358

IX. The History of Imlac continued, .... 340 XXXIII. The Princess meets with an unexpect-
X. Imlac's History continued. A dissertation

ed misfurtune, . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

upon Poetry, . . . . . . . . . . . .

XXXIV. They return to Cairo without Pekuah, 359

XI. Imlac's narrative continued. A hint on pil. XXXV. The Princess languishes for want of Pea

grimage, . . . . . . . . . . . 342

kuah, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360

xil. The Story of Imlac continued. .... 343

XIII. Rasselas discovers the means of escape, .

gress of sorrow, . . . . . . . . . . . 361

XIV. Rasselas and Imlac receive an unexpected XXXVII, The Princess hears news of Pekuah, ib.

visit, . . . . .

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XXXVIII. The adventures of the Lady Pekuah, 362

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XV. The Prince and Princess leave the Valley, XXXIX. The adventures of Pekuah continued, 363

and see many wonders, .::

XL. The history of a man of learving, ...

XVI. They enter Cairo, and find every man XLI. The astronomer discovers the cause of his

uneasiness,

xvil. The Prince'associates with young men of

XLII. The opinion of the astronomer is explained

spirit and gaiety, :....:::... 347 and justified, · · · · · ·

. . . 366

XVIII. The Prince finds a wise and happy man, 348 XLIII. The astronomer leaves Imlac his direc.

XIX. A glimpse of pastoral life, ... . ib. tions, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

XX. The danger of prosperity, ..

XLIV. The dangerous prevalence of imagina.

XXI. The happiness of solitude. The Hermit's tion, : ::::::::::::..

XLV. They discourse with an old man, ::: 368

XXII. 'The happiness of a life led according to XLVI. The Princess and Pekuah visit the astro-

nature, . . . . ..:

nomer, :piirisaniers, and brings a new

XXIII.'The Prince and his sister divide between XLVII. The Prince enters, and brings a new

them the work of observation, . . . . . . 351 topic, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

XXIV, The Prince examines the happiness of XLVil. İmlac discourses on the nature of the

high stations, . . . . . . . . . . . . ib.

. . . . . . . 372

XXV. The Princess pursues her inquiry with XLIX. The conclusion, in which nothing is con-

more diligence than success, · · · · · · .352

cluded, . . . . . . . . . . . . 378

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