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CV. LETTER from Mr. Village to Mr. Town,
containg the character of Jack Quick-
set, a Sporting Parson in the North.
CVI. On the Solemn Fast. Remarks on some
laxities in the observance of it.
CVII. Letter from Cantab. complaining of the
too great stress laid on Mathematical
studies in that University. Letter from
Michael Krawbridge, on the Lady's
CVIII. On Cursing and Swearing.
CIX. On Vulgar Errors. Specimen of a Sup-
plement to Sir T. Brown's Treatise. Re-
futation of the following Valgar Errors:
That a Maid cannot be with child. That
Gaming depends on Chance. That Ma-
trimony brings people together. That
the Sabbath is a Day of Rest. That
there is any such Thing as an Old Wo-
man. That the Gospel is an Object of
CX. Letter, containing a proposal to Tax all
fashionable vices and amusements, viz.
Routes, Drums, Card-Tables, &c. French
Fopperies, and French Servants, Kept
Mistresses, and Ladies of Pleasure, Duel
lists.....Advertisement to the Virtuosi
CXI. Letter, containing the character of the
delicate Billy Suckling.
CXII. Letter on Caprioles, a whimsical decora-
tion on the Heads of the ladies. Scheme
to carry on courtship by means of
them. Mr. Town's proposal to extend
the use of Caprioles to the Gentlemen.
Specimen of the accounts of Matches
drawn up in the Sporting phrase.
CXIII. On the Modern Taste in adorning Gar-
dens with the statues of Pagan Deities.
Letter from Moses Orthodox, proposing
a poll tax on Gods.
CXIV. On the character of an Author. Meeting
between Voltaire and Congreve. Differ-
ent opinions concerning Mr. Town as
CXV. Letter from Christopher Ironside, an Old
Bachel complaining of the indignities
received by him from the Ladies.
CXVI. On the three Great Professions. Re-
marks on the other Professions, of an Au-
thor....A Player....A Pimp...A Gamester
....And an Highwayman.
CXVII. The Temple of Usury. A Vision.
CXVIII. History of the Birth and Family of
CXIX. Of keeping a Secret. Characters of
CXXVI. On Preaching. Inflamed Oratory and
extravagant gestures improper in the
Pulpit. Pretty preachers condemned.
CXX. On Taste.
CXXI. On Match-Making. On Match-Makers
by profession. Account of a droll ac-
cident occasioned by the mistake of a
CXXII. A Dedication in a New Manner, con-
taining a Panegyric on all the vices of a
CXXIII. Secret History of Infants brought to
the Foundling Hospital. A Vision.
CXXIV. Of Love. Characters of various Lovers. 111
CXXV. Letter from a Gentleman of Cambridge
introducing two poems, viz. The Satyr
and the Pedlar; a Fable: Epistle to a
Friend, on the modern notions of Cor-
CXXVII. Letter containing the Character of a
CXXVIII. Letter from Sir Aaron Humkin,
complaining of his Lady's violent pas-
sion for Music.
CXXIX. Letter from Thomas Vainall, an Old
Bachelor, describing himself and his Sy-
cophants, and asking advice concerning
the disposal of his fortune by his last
will. Mr. Town's reflections on this sub-
CXXX. Letter from Lady Humkin, containing
a vindication of herself, on account of
her passion for Music.
CXXXII. On keeping Low Company. Charac-
ter of Toby Bumper.
CXXXIII. Letter from Ignoramus, containing
a new plan for Studying the Law. Cha-
racter of Tom Riot.
CXXXI. On Indolence. Proposal for a burying
ground on a new plan. Specimen of
Epitaphs likely to be found there.
CXXXIV. Letter from Mr. Village, giving an
account of the present state of country-
churches, their Clergy, and their Con-
CXXXV. The Cit's Country Box. A poem.