The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 2

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Baudry's European Library, 1837
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Contents

Against cruelty to animals A story from the Zendevest of Zoroaster
52
Of falsehood propagated by books seemingly sincere
56
Of the war now carried on between France and England with its frivolous motives
59
The story of the Chinese matron
63
The English method of treating women caught in adultery The Russian method
68
Some account of the republic of letters in England
72
The Chinese goes to see a play
81
The English subscription in favour of the French prisoners commended
84
The venders of quack medicines and nostrums ridiculed
88
The natural rise and decline of kingdoms exemplified in the history of the kingdom of Lao
91
The character of the man in black with some instances of his inconsistent conduct
96
The history of the man in black
100
On the great numbers of old maids and bachelors in Lon don Some of the causes
107
A description of a club of authors III
114
The perfection of the Chinese in the art of gardening The description of a Chinese garden
121
Of the degeneracy of some of the English nobility A mushroomfeast among the Tartars
124
The manner of writing among the Chinese The eastern tales of magazines etc ridiculed
128
Of the present ridiculous passion of the nobility for paint ing
134
The philosophers son describes a lady his fellowcaptive
138
A continuance of his correspondence The beautiful cap tive consents to marry her lord
141
The correspondence still continued He begins to be dis
144
The Chinese philosopher praises the justice of a late sen
150
The history of China more replete with great actions than
165
The absurd taste for obscene and pert novels such as Tris
213
Letter Page LXI Proper lessons to a youth entering the world with fables suited to the occasion 246
214
An authentic history of Catherina Alexowna wife of Pe ter the Great 250
215
His character continued with that of his wife his house
220
The shabby beau the man in black the Chinese philoso pher etc at Vauxhall
287
The marriage act censured
293
Life endeared by age
298
The description of a little great man
301
The necessity of amusing each other with new books in sisted upon
305
The preference of grace to beauty an allegory
309
The behaviour of a shopkeeper and his journeyman
313
The French ridiculed after their own manner
316
The preparations of both theatres for a winter campaign
319
The evil tendency of increasing penal laws or enforcing even those already in being with rigour
322
The ladies trains ridiculed
326
The sciences useful in a populous state prejudicial in a barbarous one
329
Some cautions on life taken from a modern philosopher of China
330
Anecdotes of several poets who lived and died in circum stances of wretchedness
338
The trifling squabbles of stageplayers ridiculed
342
The races of Newmarket ridiculed The description of a cartrace
348
The folly of the western parts of Europe in employing the Russians to fight their battles
350
The ladies advised to get husbands A story to this pur
353
dispositions of the English
366
The fondness of some to admire the writings of lords
373
The condolence and congratulation upon the death
380
A description of the courts of justice in Westminster
387
A life of independence praised
394
The Chinese philosopher begins to think of quitting Eng
403
The utility and entertainment which might result from
419
On the different sects in England particularly Methodism
431
An election described
438

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