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Of the Inner Temple, Esq.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Sicut aquæ tremulum labris ubi lumen ahenis
Virg. Æn, viii.
A NEW EDITION.
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON AND CO. ST. PAUL's
TABLE TALK .
1 Progress of Errour
• 183 Retirement
222 The Yearly Distress, or Tithing time at Stock in Essex
257 Sonnet to Henry Couper, Esq.
. 261 Lines addressed to Dr. Darwin
. 262 On Mrs. Montagu's Feather Hangings. 263 Verses supposed to be written by Alexander
Selkirk, during his Abode in the Island of
266 On the Promotion of Edward Thurlow Esq.,
to the Chancellorship of England 269 Ode to Peace
270 Human Frailty
272 The modern Patriot
273 On observing some Names of little Note recorded in the Biographia Britannica
275 Report of an adjudged Case, not to be found in any of the Books
276 On the Burning of Lord Mansfield's Library 278 On the same
279 The Love of the World reproved
280 On the Death of Lady Throckmorton's Bulfinch 282
P R E F A C E
When an Author, by appearing in print, requests an audience of the Public, and is upon the point of speaking for himself, whoever presumes to step before him with a preface, and to say, “Nay, but hear me first,” should have something worthy of attention to offer, or he will be justly deemed officious and impertinent. The judicious reader has probably, upon other occasions, been beforehand with me in this reflection: and I am not very willing it should now be applied to me, however I may seem to expose myself to the danger of it. But the thought of having my own name perpetuated in connexion with the name in the title page is so