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XI. Mr. Bickerstaff obtains the aid of Pacolet, a good genius,

in the discharge of his Censorial duties

66

XII. Pacolet gives an account of himself and his adventures

-Gamesters -

70

XIII. Pacolet continued-Duellists and the Purgatory of

the murdered

75

xiv. Pacolet's account of the Genii--Shades of Conscience

and Honour--Genuis of Credit

80

xv. A lover's reason for success, and a lady's reason for the

choice of a husband-Pacolet employed in a delicate

mission

86

XVI. Pacolet vanishesCharacters of a Rake and a Coquette 90

XVII. Mr. Bickerstaff visits the family of an early friend

Scene of domestic felicity

93

XVIII. The scene of felicity clouded -

98

XIX. Mr. Bickerstaff introduces (as betrothed) his half-

Sifter, Jenny Distaff, who speaks for herselfThe

Empire of Beauty

XX. Jenny Distaff's history--False friends

107

XXI. Jenny Distaff continued--Characters at Epsom 113

XXII. Jenny Distaff continuedLove and Matrimony

The Fox-hunter's speech

117

XXm. Jenny Distaff continued Duelling —Whisperer's

without business, and Laughers without occasion 123

XXIV. Jenny Distaff continuedMr. Bickerstaff's advice

to married peopleJenny's wedding dinner 129

XXV. Sister Jenny's matrimonial difference and reconciliation

-The Dappers

134

XXVI. Mr. Bickerstaff counsels Jenny how to secure happiness

in the married state

138

XXVII. Sifter Jenny appears in her own chariot, and incurs

Mr. Bickerstaff's disapprovalOn Marriage and

the customary ceremoniesImpertinence of wags-

Jenny aud Tranquillus

143

XXVIII. Sifter Jenny answers the letter of Almeira, in the

interest of her fex-And exits -

149

XXIX. Mr. Bickerstaff's opinion on the means of female im-

provement, mental and personal

153

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xxx. Mr. Bickerstaff thinks the faults of the fair sex chiefly

owing to the false manner in which they are

addressed by menHis discoveries by means of his ring 157

XXXI. Mr. Bickerstaff introduces his three Nephews-Their

characters and his manner of disposing of them 163

XXXII. Entertains his three Nephews and a lady

166

XXXIII. An example of judicious Education-Character of

Samuel Bickerstaff and his family

169

XXXIV. Effects of a passion for gay and showy dressMethod

taken with Margery Bickerstaff to keep her from

marrying

173

XXXV. Mr. Bickerstaff pronounces all worthless men dead in

reason

177

XXXVI. Mr. Bickerstaff's Court of Judicature-First sitting,

on the dead in reason

180

XXXVII. Court of Judicature continued-On the hooped

Petticoat

189

XXXVIII Mr. Bickerstaff finds it expedient to alter bis tactics

and wink at offenders, but expects hush-money for

the breach of his Sumptuary Laws, and in considera-

tion of his powers of divination.

195

XXXIX. Mr.Bickerstaff profeses physic-Quacks and Impostors

of the time-The Widow and dumb Fortune-teller. 198

XL. Mr. Bickerstaff's extraordinary Cures On the

affectation of faults and imperfections.

203

XLI. Mr. Bickerstaff illustrates the prevalent corruption of

manners and language

XLII. Mr. Bickerstaff's reflections and dream on the state

of Great Britain

215

xlii. Mr. Bickerstaff a benefactor to his enemies of Grub

Street-Fable of the Owls, the Bats, and the Sun 222

XLIV. Mr. Bickerstaff learns fencing, and his reasons for fo

doing-His vindication from the imputation of in.

juring any worthy person by his fatire

225

XLV. The same subject continued

230

XLVI. Mr. Bickerstaff gives his opinion of the practice of

praise, with exceptions, of libellers and ill-natured

jefters

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Tragic Scene on the Sea-shore

Henry Singleton Melancholy Accident between Lovers

Henry Thompson Scene between Jenny Distaff and a Nobleman W. M. Craig City Widow consulting a Dumb Fortune-teller Henry Singleton A Lady Fainting

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