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The Count of Monte Cristo

Alexandre Dumas


Shakti and Shakta

John Woodroffe


Tao Te Ching

Lao Tzu, James Legge (trans.)


The Characters of Theophrastus

Theophrastus


Gleanings through Wales, Holland and Westphalia

by Mr. Pratt (Samuel Jackson)

Excerpt:

AT HOME AND ABROAD.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. N. LONGMAN, AND.L. B. SSELEY,
PATERNOSTER-ROW.

the-present Emperor of Germany—-A Gleaning fer the Reader's affections*- The Gleaner apprises his friend and readers that he is going to enter on trembling subjectsDutch patriotsPrussian patriots French influence The Gleaner, refreshes his friend and reader with an instance of Dutch loyalty,and another instance of Dutch perverseness, with which he closes this letter of "a mile.

LETTER. LXlXi

View of the coUntry from Cleves to Cologne, as to its present political situation'.Comparativesurvey of the beauties of art and nature in times of trouble and cf tranquillityThe Gleaner's sensations in course of this affliclingfurveyThe ejfecls of republican confraternity abroadA^ family in ruins-^Gratitude to the poems of Thomson and Goldsmith, the travelling companions of the Gleaner. Application of several passages in each: with a view of atlual circumstances too powerful for the pencil of eitherA Gleaning of the viclor and the vanquish'din a tour through conquering and conquer'd countries—/

LETTER LXX.

The dutbar's refieclions on the fubjefl of his last letter, and on public wars.

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a 2 LETTER

LETTER LXXI.

A comparative view of the monarchy and of the* republic of France—The difficulties of the future historian -who shall detail these horrid deeds for the information of posterity—*.The general out line t p. 290.

LETTER LXXU.

TJye history of the murder of the Princess de Lamballeand her characterThe Gleanei* s private opinion on the fubjecl of revolutions in generalFrance and Poland in particularReflections drawn from a survey of the whole. Particulars of a prophecy in the year 543. Conclusion.

Considerations on the origin, progress and condutJ of the French Revolution: and of a reform in governmentsAnecdotes of a great foreign personageAll is not gold that glistersA gleaning of si ate-jugglersThe author takes his leave.

HUMAVJTV A POEM., p. J3I. p. 302.

TWO DIALOGUE LETTERS.

Containing necessary first questions and enquiries fdr the use of all travellers.

LETTER I,

Necessary questions in English, Dutch, and German, for travellers who mean to pass only a few hourt or days at a place. p. 421;

LETT ER II.

For the service of those who wish to reside abroad.

P- 435'

LETTER LVI.

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i . . ,.Jl HAVE purposely put off, hitherto, one/important but disastrous subject, to the last moment i although I have now for the space of some years, in my different travelings of the continent, been placed, as it were,, in the very eye and ear of it. You seel ljia>t I mean the dreadful public, and yet more fatal private, wars of this and many other countries on this unhappy side of the English Channel.

What^my loved friend, is the matter with rflemalfr

"Sure 'tis the very error of the moon,

** She comes more near the earth tha«,slie was wont

Vr And makes men mad."

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Does it proceed from the sacred flame of liberty? which exalts the human, almost to the divine nature i or are the nations silled with

vot. in. B clamours clamours " for that which no man selt the want "of, and with care for freedom, which has never "been in danger?" Springs it from a due sense of that proud principle within us, which points at the right which every honest individual has to rank with the loftiest of the species, when measured by the standard of nature? or from that factious and discontented spirit, which prompts the worst of mankind to trouble the repose, and plunder the possessions of the best? Comes it from true patriotism, or from that party rage, which " robs it of its good name?" It proceeds from all these. But with respect to Equality, ort the literal idea, as the mob are encouraged for reasons they cannot penetrate, to conceive it, was there ever such a day-dream'? To make the absurdity more egre


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