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LONDON:

PRINTED BY

AND R. BENTLEY, DORSET STREET.

CONTENTS

OF

THE FIFTH VOLUME.

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THE IDLER. NUMB. 1 IDLER's character 2 Invitation to correspondents 3 Idler's reason for writing 4 Charities and Hospitals 5 Proposals for a female army 6 Lady's performance on horseback 7 Scheme for news-writers 8 Plan of military discipline 9 Progress of idleness 10 Political credulity 11 Discourses on the weather

12 Marriages why advertised 73 The imaginary housewife

14 Robbery of time
15. Treacle's complaint of his wife
16 Drugget's retirement
17 Expedients of Idlers
18 Drugget vindicated.
19 Whirler's character
20 Louisbourg's history
21 Linger's history of listlessness
22 Imprisonment of debtors
23 Uncertainty of friendship
24 Man does not always think
25 New actors on the theatre
26 Betty Broom's history
27 Power of habits
28 Wedding day-Grocer's wife-Chairman

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NUMB.
29 Betty Broom's history
80 Corruption of news-writers
31 Disguises of idleness. Sober's character
32 Sleep
33 Journal of a fellow of a college
34 Punch and conversation
85 Auction hunter
36 The terrific diction
37 Iron and gold
38 Debtors in prison
$39 The bracelet
40 Art of advertising.
41 On the death of a friend
42 Perdita's complaint of her father
43 Monitions on the flight of time
44 Use of memory
45 Portraits defended
46 Molly Quick's complaint of her mistress
47 Deborah Ginger's account of city wits

48 The bustles of idleness 749 Marvel's journey

50 Marvel paralleled
51 Domestick greatness unattainable
52 Self-denial necessary
53 Mischiefs of good company
54 Mrs. Savecharges' complaint
55 Author's mortifications
56 Virtuosos whimsical
57 Character of Sophron the prudent
58 Expectations of pleasure frustrated
59 Books fall into neglect
60 Minim the critick
61 Minim the critick
62 Ranger's account of the vanity of riches
63 Progress of arts and language
64 Ranger's complaint concluded
65 Fate of posthumous works
66 Loss of antient writings
67 Scholar's journal

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68 History of translations
69 History of translations
70 Hard words defended
71 Dick Shifter's rural excursion
72 Regulation of memory
73 Tranquil's use of riches
74 Memory rarely deficient
75 Gelaleddin of Bassora
76 False criticisms on painting
77 Easy writing
78 Steady, Snug, Startle, Solid, and Misty
79 Grand style of painting
80 Ladies' journey to London
81 Indian's speech to his countrymen.
89 The true idea of beauty
83 Scruple, Wormwood, Sturdy, and Gentle
84 Biography how best performed
85 Books multiplied by useless compilations
86 Miss Heartless's want of a lodging
87 Amazonian bravery revived
88 What have

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89 Physical evil moral good
90 Rhetorical action considered
91 Sufficiency of the English language
92 Nature of cunning.
93 Sam Softly's history
94 Obstructions of learning
95 Tim Wainscot's son a fine gentleman
96 Hacho of Lapland
97 Narratives of travellers considered
98 Sophia Heedful .
99 Ortogrul of Basra
100. The good sort of woman
101) Omar's plan of life
102 Authors inattentive to themselves
103 Horrour of the last

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HISTORY of RASSELAS, Prince of Abissinia

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The Idler having omitted to distinguish the Essays of his Correspondents by any particular signature, thinks it necessary to inform his Readers, that from the ninth, the fifteenth, thirty-third, fortysecond, fifty-fourth, sixty-seventh, seventy-sixth, seventy-ninth, eighty-second, ninety-third, ninetysixth, and ninety-eighth Papers, he claims no other praise than that of having given them to the Publick.*

* The names of the authors of these Papers, as far as known, will be given in the course of the present edition.

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