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(iv) any authority. My own apology is the principal thing, interspersed with real characters of several forts; and the additions to it, are as many folid, natural, and delicate adventitious things as came in my way. This is my book. I write with modelty, and I purpose to do good. I imagine then, that all Critics (except the Critical Reviewers) will wink at the blemishes of a laudable writing. Scholars and men of sense (who are above malevolence and the supercilious temper,) can bear deformities in a long work, and justly lay them on the imperfection of human nature. They know it is incapable of faultless productions.


N. B. What refers to the Notes is distinguished

thus ().





HE author's apology for the married ftate

Page 1 2 The history of Orlando and Belinda, rectified

from a mistake in the Tatler 3 The author's apology for the married state

continued 4. The author's manner of living at Ortonlodge

14 5 Description of Glencrow water-falls, and of

the great age and size of carp and tench

in a fenny water near Orton-lodge 15 6 Farther account of uncommonly large carp and tench

16 7 (1 Description of the black cock, the moor cock, and the cock of the woods)

17 8 The author loses his wife Charlotte, his

friend Tom Flemming, and others 18 9 A reflexion on death

19 10 The author departs from Orcon-lodge, to try his fortune once more

24 1 Finds a delightful spot among the fells of Westmoreland

25 12 His description of Basil groves, the feat of

Charles Henley, Efq; and of the library

and skeleton there 13 His description of John Henley, Esq; 32 14. His description of Miss Statia Henley, and his conversation with John Henley, Esq;


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Westmoreland, with their form of morning prayer

бо 30 Their prayer for night

65 ži The author's observation on the prayers of

those recluses, and their account of their

belief, which is unitarian 32 A reflection on true and false religion 71 33 Thoughts exploding the invocation of saints

79 34 (3. A short account of the councils, and of

the several editors and editions of them)



· 101 102

35 Some further remarks on the doctrine of the

invocation of saints, shewing the absurdity of papists therein

91 36 The author leaves the religious in West

moreland, and proceeds on his journey

to Harrogate.- Misses his way 98 37 Description of a little country feat in the

northern extremity of Stanmore, and of

a Neeping parlour in a grove 38 Where the author passes the night 39 Receives the next day fome account of Miss

Antonia Cranmer, a beautiful young lady of great fortune, mistress of that house

103 40 The author refolves, if possible, to get her.

-His manner of living for several days in the cottage of a poor fisherman, in expectation of the return of the beautiful Antonia from Cumberland

104 41 Description of a charming little country seat,

where a solicary gentleman lived 105 42 Some account of this gentleman, Doric Watson, who had been bred a catholic 'in France, and became a protestant hermit in England, with the motives for his conversion

106 43 The hermit's observations on Cardinal Bel

larmine's notes of the church, fhewing ..-them not to be at all applicable to the church of Rome

: 107 44 (7. An abstract of Dr. Chandler's observa

tions on Bellarmine's sixth note of the church

109 45 Remarks on the Abbé Le Blanc, and on his

lecters on the English nation, with some ftrictures on Voltaire, and a defence of the English reformation

115 46 (9. Some account of the character and writ

ings of Mons. Bouhier, president of the French academy)

118 47 The marriage of priests defended, and shewn

to have been the primitive doctrine of the church

126 48 The beginning of the author's acquaintance

with Miss Antonia Cranmer, and how it ended in a marriage

134 49 (10. Some remarks on the absurdity of transubstantiation)

134 50. The author buries his wife Antonia, and

haftens to Harrogate tą disipate his grief.-His reason for not mentioning

his children by his many wives 137 51 Description of Harrogate, of it's wells, and

of the company there, with their man. ner of living; the nature and quality of these waters, for what disorders fittest, and the same of several other mineral waters


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