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2. Invitation to correspondents..
5. Proposal for a female army....
6. Lady's performance on horseback.
8. Plan of military discipline..
11. Discourses on the weather..
12. Marriages why advertised..
15. Treacle's complaint of his wife.
21. Linger's history of listlessness
24. Man does not always think.
30. Corruption of news-writers..
31. Disguise's of idleness. Sober's
33. Journal of a fellow of a college
35. Auction hunter
41. On the death of a friend..
42. Perdita's complaint of her father...UNKNOWN
43. Monitions on the flight of time.
45. Portraits defended ...
49. Marvel's journey.
51. Domestic greatness unattainable...
46. Molly Quick's complaint of her mistress-
of it in modern Poets. Proposal for
the Rhymer's Play-thing or Poetaster's
84. On Sea Officers. Their unpolished Beha-
viour on Shore.-Their Contempt of
New Improvements in Navigation.—
85. Account of the Female Thermometer.
Secret Affections of Ladies discovered
by it.-Experiments upon it, at the
Play Houses-Operas― Masquerades
-Public Gardens-and other Places..
86. Letter from Orator Higgins, relating his
Progress in Literature by studying in
87. On Eating. Character of Cramwell, and
88. On Ideal Happiness. Authors possessed
of it, especially Essay Writers. Mr.
Town's Description of his Study.. COL. & THORN.
89. On Fondness for Animals-Instances of
it in a Visit to a Lady. Absurdity of
providing for Animals by Will.....
90. On Genius and Application. Hare and
91. Letter containing the Character of a Nota-
92. On Drinking. Characters of several Hard
Drinkers. Various effects of Drinking.
Story of Addison and Steele. Evils re-
93. Of the Lottery.-History of several Ad-
HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL
TH HE IDLER was originally published by Dr. JOHNSON in a newspaper called "The Universal Chronicle, or Weekly Gazette," projected in the year 1758 by Mr. JOHN NEWBERY, Bookseller, whom Sir JOHN HAWKINS justly characterises as "a man of good understanding, and great integrity." He suggested the plan of many useful compilations for the young, or those who had more curiosity than leisure to read; and generally employed men of considerable abilities in fuch undertakings. Among the best of them may be mentioned, a collection of voyages, entitled "The World Displayed," to which Dr. JOHNSON wrote an historical introduction; and many now living may perhaps remember the pleasure they derived from Mr. NEWBERY's excellent little books, for "masters and misses," of some of which he was the reputed author. He died in the year 1776.