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MANUAL of moral, philosophical, and critical
compositions in the popular form of Essays;
exempted from the faults of many of the origi-
nal authors, and without a single passage to shock
the most delicate mind. We have never allowed
ourselves to add a new idea, though we have oc-
casionally taken the liberty to correct or alter
expressions which were either obsolete, vulgar, or
incorrect. We refer the reader to the Table of
Contents for the entertainment laid before him,
and here add a list of the Authors.

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50. On Posthumous Publications-Cow-
ley's Miscellaneous Writings.

51. A Word to Modern Critics-Dryden's
Preface to the State of Innocence

52. On the Use of Letters-Lord Lyttle-
ton's Dialogues of the Dead,
Cadmus and Hercules

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53. On the Character of Poets-Gold-
smith's Citizen of the World

54. Confidence-Collier's Essays

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55. Ideal Beauty-Dryden's Parallel of
Poetry and Painting



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56. Advantage of Restraint, a Tale-
Museum for 1747, p. 128 .

57. Polite Philosophy- Polite Philoso-
pher, Dodsley's Fugitive Pieces.

58. Egotism-The same

59. The Society of Women the best
School of Politeness-The same 53

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