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15. Fifty years ago and the present time contrasted, in the

character of a tradesman of each; with a letter from

Tofty Clappy, a modish trader : and a plan pro-

posed by him for a general reform...

.119

16. Letter from Sextus on slanderous conversation; re-

marks thereon : anecdote of Sir R, Fletcher and

Foote; extract from Bishop Butler on speaking

evil of others....

125

17. On Charitable Institutions. Recommendation of the

Repository for Female Work, ...

...135

18. Timothy Softly's complaint of a notable wife; with

observations on the subject. A receipe for conjugal

happiness....

.140

19. Filial kindness and attention exemplified in the charac-

ter of Eudoxus ...

150

20. Tofty Clappy's history of his speculations in horses.

Crito on marriage gifts to the debtors....

21. Letter from Sophia on the evils of gaming.-Observa-

tions on that detestable vice..

166

22. On proverbs :—and especially on “Take care of the

pence; the pounds will take care of themselves.”..173

23. On the choice of a title for these essays : and its con-

sequences.—Letter from Lydia Thoughtless......183

24. On modern politeness. The character of a gentleman

drawn by Isocrates, of Athens..

191

25. The necessity and beneficial effects of order and regu-

larity....

199

26. The history of fashions. Some modern ones satyrized. 205

27. The necessity of attention to apparent trifles... .213

28. Various definitions of virtue. That of Aristotle par-

ticularly considered. The character of Prudentius. 221

29. On the evil effects of party spirit.....

231

30. Reasons for belief in the existence of modern witch-

craft....

..239

31. A father's complaint of the undutiful conduct of a

daughter. Remarks on modern education........ 247

32. Modern fashions satyrized......
33. On a singular and prevalent disease ...

...260

34. Proposal for the employment of women in the army

..265

THE INSPECTOR;

A SERIES OF ESSAYS.

THE FOLLOWING PAPERS ORIGINALLY APPEARED IN

THE HULL ADVERTISER, IN THE EARLY PART OF THE PRESENT CENTURY:

Nos. 10 and 15; the letters of David DULBARD, in No. 4; of P. W.i No. 18; of TOFTY CLAPPY, in No. 20; and of TIMOTHY Plain, in No.31, were the productions of the late GEORGE GALE, Esq.

Nos. 8, 13, and 17, were the contributions of Mr. J. Crosse. The letters of Amicus and S. in No. 12, are believed to have been by the late Mr. R. GARLAND.

Those of Sophia, in No. 21; Lydia THOUGHtless, in No. 23; and No. 25, were by unknown Correspondents. For the remainder of these papers, the responsibility rests on

I, W.

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