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PAGE. CHAP. IX. Two Ladies of great distinction intro-


264 duced.-Superior finery ever seems to confer su-

P. I. The description of the Family of Wake- perior breeding,


id, in which a kindred likeness prevails, as X. The Family endeavour to cope with their

l'of minds as of persons,

265 betters. The miseries of the poor, when they

Family misfortunes-the loss of fortune only attempt to appear above their circumstances,


serves to increase the pride of the worthy,

266 XI. The Family still resolve to hold up their

ul. A Migration—the fortunate circumstances of heads,


our lives, are generally found at last to be of our XII. Fortune seems resolved to humble the fa.

own procuring,

267 mily of Wakefield-mortifications are often

IV. A proof that even the humblest fortune may more powerful than real calamities,

grant happiness, which depends not on circum- XIII. Mr Burchell is found to be an enemy; for

stances, but constitution,

270 he has the confidence to give disagreeable advice, 284

V. A new and great acquaintance introduced- XIV. Fresh mortifications, or a demonstration

what we place most hopes upon, generally

that seeming calamities may be real blessings, 285

proves most fatal,

271 XV. All Mr Burchell's villainy at once detected.

Vİ. The happiness of a Country Fireside, 272 The folly of being over wise,


VII. A turn-out described.—The dullest fellows XVI. The Family use art, which is opposed by

may learn to be comical for a night or two, 273


VIII. An amour, which promises little good for- XVII. Scarcely any virtue found to resist the


tune, yet may be productive of much,


power of long and pleasing temptation,


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CHAP. I. Description of a palace in a valley, 333 CHAP. XXVI. The Princess continues her re-

II. The discontent of Rasselas in the Happy Val- marks upon private life,



334 XXVII. Disquisition upon greatness,


III. The wants of him that wants nothing, 335 | XXVIII. Rasselas and Nekayah continue their
IV. The Prince continues to grieve and muse, ib. conversation,


V. The Prince meditates his escape,

336 XXIX. The debate on marriage continued, 355

VI. A dissertation on the art of flying, 337 XXX. Imlac enters and changes the conversation, 356

VII. The Prince finds a man of learning, 338 XXXI. They visit the Pyramids,


VIII. The History of Imlac,

339 XXXII. They enter the Pyramid,


IX. The History of Imlac continued,

340 XXXIII. The Princess meets with an unexpect-

X. Imlac's History continued. A dissertation ed misfortune,


upon Poetry,

341 XXXIV. They return to Cairo without Pekuah, 359

XI. Imlac's narrative continued. A hint on pil. XXXV. The Princess languishes for want of Pe-


342 kuah,


Xil. The Story of Imlac continued,

343 XXXVI. Pekuah is still remembered. The pro-

XIII. Rasselas discovers the means of escape, 344

gress of sorrow


XIV. Rasselas and Imlac receive an unexpected XXXVII, The Princess hears news of Pekuah, ib.


345 XXXVIII. The adventures of the Lady Pekuah, 362

XV. The Prince and Princess leave the Valley, XXXIX. The adventures of Pekuah continued, 363

and see many wonders,

ib. XL. The history of a man of learning,


XVI. They enter Cairo, and find every man XLI. The astronomer discovers the cause of his


346 uneasiness,


XVII: The Prince associates with young men of XLII. The opinion of the astronomer is explained

spirit and gaiety,

347 and justified,


XVIII. The Prince finds a wise and happy man, 348 XLIII. The astronomer leaves Imlac his direc.
XIX. A glimpse of pastoral life,
ib. tions,


XX. The danger of prosperity,

349 XLIV. The dangerous prevalence of imagina-

XXI. The happiness of solitude. The Hermit's tion,


history, ·

ib. XLV. They discourse with an old man,


XXII. The happiness of a life led according to XLVI. The Princess and Pekuah visit the astro-


350 nomer,


XXIII. The Prince and his sister divide between XLVII. The Prince enters, and brings a new

them the work of observation,

351 topic,


XXIV. The Prince examines the happiness of

XLVIII. Imlac discourses on the nature of the

high stations,

ib. soul,


XXV. The Princess pursues her inquiry with XLIX. The conclusion, in which nothing is con-

more diligence than success, •

352 cluded,


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