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The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes

Volume IV: The Adventurer; The Idler

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Author: Samuel Johnson
Published: 1825
Language: English
Wordcount: 156,104 / 457 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 641
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8452

osition, and converse equally necessary to intellectual accomplishment

92. Criticism on the Pastorals of Virgil

95. Apology for apparent plagiarism. Sources of literary variety

99. Projectors injudiciously censured and applauded

102. Infelicities of retirement to men of business

107. Different opinions equally plausible

108. On the uncertainty of human things

111. The pleasures and advantages of industry

115. The itch of writing universal

119. The folly of creating artificial wants

120. The miseries of life

126. Solitude not eligible

128. Men differently employed unjustly censured by each other

131. Singularities censured

137. Writers not a useless generation

138. Their happiness and infelicity


1. The Idler's character.

2. Invitation to correspondents.

3. Idler's reason for writing.

4. Charities and hospitals.

5. Proposal for a female army.

6. Lady's performance on horseback.

7. Scheme for news-writers.

8. Plan of militar



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