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Southey, Robert, 1774-1843.. Warter, John Wood, 1806-1878., Editor
The doctor, &c.
London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1848
xl, 694 p. front., port. 21 cm.

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[Half-title] The doctor, &c.

[Frontispiece] Portrait of the author

[Half-title] The doctor &c.

[Title page] The doctor, &c.

Editor's preface, Warter, John Wood pp. [unnumbered]-vi

Prelude of mottoes

Postscript, pp. [unnumbered]-[xiv]

Contents, pp. [unnumbered]-xl

Chapter VII. A.I. A family party at a next door neighbour's, pp. [unnumbered]-2

Chapter VI. A.I. Showing that an author may more easily be kept awake by his own imaginations than put to sleep by them himself, whatever may be their effect upon his readers, pp. 2-3

Chapter V. A.I. Something concerning the philosophy of dreams, and the author's experience in aerial horsemanship, pp. 3-4

Chapter IV. A.I. A conversation at the breakfast table, pp. 4-5

Chapter III. A.I. The utility of pockets. A compliment properly received, pp. 5-6

Chapter II. A.I. Concerning dedications, printers' types, and imperial ink, pp. 6-8

[Dedication], p. 8

Chapter I. A.I. No book can be complete without a preface, p. 8

Ante-preface, pp. 8-9

Preface, pp. 9-10

Initial chapter, p. 10

Chapter I. P.I. The subject of this history at home and at tea

Chapter II. P.I. Wherein certain questions are proposed concerning time, place and persons, pp. [unnumbered]-12

Chapter III. P.I. Wholesome observations upon the vanity of fame, pp. 12-13

Chapter IV. P.I. Birth and parentage of Dr. Dove, with the description of a yeoman's house in the West Riding of Yorkshire a hundred years ago, pp. 13-15

Chapter V. P.I. Extension of the science of physiognomy, with some remarks upon the practical uses of craniology, pp. 15-17

Chapter VI. P.I. A collection of books none of which are included amongst the publications of any society for the promotion of knowledge religious or profane.--Happiness in humble life, pp. 17-20

Chapter VII. P.I. Rustic philosophy. An experiment upon moonshine, pp. 20-23

Chapter VIII. P.I. A kind schoolmaster and a happy school boy, pp. 23-26

Interchapter I. Remarks in the printing office. The author confesses a disposition to garrulity. Propriety of providing certain chapters for the reception of his extraneous discourse. Choice of an appellation for such chapters, p. 26

Chapter IX. P.I. Exceptions to one of King Solomon's rules--a winter's evening at Daniel's fireside, pp. 26-27

Chapter X. P.I. One who was not so wise as his friends could have wished, and yet quite as happy as if he had been wiser. Nepotism not confined to popes, pp. 27-29

Chapter XI. P.I. A word to the reader, showing where we are, and how we came here, and wherefore; and whither we are going, pp. 29-31

Chapter XII. P.I. A history noticed which is written backward. The confusion of tongues an especial evil for schoolboys, pp. 31-33

Chapter XIII. P.I. A doubt concerning school books, which will be deemed heretical: and some account of an extraordinary substitute for Ovid or Virgil, pp. 33-36

Chapter XIV. P.I. An objection answered, pp. 36-37

Chapter XV. P.I. The author ventures an opinion against the prevailing wisdom of making children prematurely wise, pp. 37-38

Chapter XVI. P.I. Use and abuse of stories in reasoning, with a word in behalf of chimney-sweepers and in reproof of the Earl of Lauderdale, pp. 38-40

Interchapter II. Aballiboozobanganorribo, pp. 40-42

Chapter XVII. P.I. The happiness of having a Catholic taste, pp. 42-43

Chapter XVIII. P.I. All's well that ends well, pp. 44-45

Chapter XIX. P.I. A conversation with Miss Graveairs, pp. 45-46

Chapter XX. P.I. How to make gold, pp. 47-49

Chapter XXI. P.I. A doubt concerning the uses of philosophy, pp. 49-50

Chapter XXII. P.I., pp. 50-52

Chapter XXIII. P.I. Rowland Dixon and his company of puppets, pp. 52-55

Chapter XXIV. P.I. Quack and no quack, being an account of Dr. Green and his man kemp. Popular medicine, herbary, theory of signatures, William Dove, John Wesley, and Baxter, pp. 55-63

Chapter XXV. P.I. Hiatus valde lacrymabilis, pp. 63-64

Chapter XXVI. P.I. Daniel at Doncaster; the reason why he was destined for the medical profession, rather than Holy Orders; and some remarks upon sermons, pp. 64-67

Chapter XXVII. P.I. A passage in Procopius improved. A story concerning Urim and Thummim; and the elder Daniel's opinion of the profession of the law, pp. 67-69

Chapter XXVIII. P.I. Peter Hopkins. Effects of time and change. Description of his dwelling-house, pp. 69-70

Chapter XXIX. P.I. A hint of reminiscence to the reader. The clock of St. George's. A word in honour of Archdeacon Markham, pp. 70-71

Chapter XXX. P.I. The old bells rung to a new tune, pp. 72-75

Chapter XXXI. P.I. More concerning bells, pp. 75-76

Chapter XXXII. P.I. An introduction to certain preliminaries essential to the progress of this work, pp. 76-78

Chapter XXXIII. P.I. Doncastriana. The River Don, pp. 78-80

Chapter XXXIV. P.I. Moral interest of topographical works. Local attachment, pp. 80-82

Interchapter III. The author questions the propriety of personifying circumstance. Denies the unity and indivisibility of the public, and may even be suspected of doubting its omniscience and its infallibility, pp. 82-83

Chapter XXXV. P.I. Doncastriana. Potteric carr. Something concerning the means of employing the poor, and bettering their condition, pp. 83-85

Chapter XXXVI. P.I. Remarks on an opinion of Mr. Crabbe's. Topographical poetry. Drayton, pp. 85-87

Chapter XXXVII. P.I. Anecdotes of Peter Heylyn and lightfoot, exemplifying that great knowledge is not always applicable to little things: and that as charity begins at hime, so it may with equal truth sometimes be said that knowledge ends there, pp. 87-89

Chapter XXXVIII. P.I. The reader is led to infer that a traveller who stops upon the way to sketch, botanise, entomologise or mineralogise, travels with more pleasure and profit to himself than if he were in the mail coach, pp. 90-91

Interchapter IV. Etymological discoveries concerning the remains of various tribes or families mentioned in scriptural history, pp. 91-92

Chapter XXXIX. P.I. A chapter for the information of those who may visit Doncaster, and especially of those who frequent the races there, pp. 92-96

Chapter XL. P.I. Remarks on the art of verbosity. A rule of Cocceius, and its application to the lanugage and practice of the law, pp. 96-97

Chapter XLI. P.I. Revenue of the corporation of Doncaster well applied. Doncaster races, pp. 97-98

Interchapter V. Wherein the author makes known his good intentions to all readers, and offers good advice to some of them, pp. 98-99

Chapter XLII. P.I. Doncaster church. The rectorial tithes secured by Archbishop Sharp for his own family, pp. 100-101

Chapter XLIII. P.I. Antiquities of Doncaster. The Deæ Matres. Saxon font. The castle. The hell cross, pp. 101-103

Chapter XLIV. P.I. Historical circumstances connected with Doncaster. Thomas, Earl of Lancaster. Edward IV. Aske's insurrection. Illustrious visitors. James I. Barnabee. Charles I. Church library, pp. 103-105

Chapter XLV. P.I. Concerning the worthies, or good men, who were natives of Doncaster or otherwise connected with that town, pp. 105-106

Interchapter VI. Contingent causes. Personal considerations induced by reflecting on them. The author trembles for the past, pp. 106-107

Chapter XLVI. P.I. Daniel Dove's arrival at Doncaster. The organ in St. George's church. The pulpit. Mrs. Neale's benefaction, pp. 107-110

Chapter XLVII. P.I. Doncastriana. Guy's death. Search for his tombstone in Ingleton churchyard, pp. 111-112

Chapter XLVIII. P.I. A father's misgivings concerning his son's destination. Peter Hopkins's generosity. Daniel is sent abroad to graduate in medicine, pp. 112-113

Chapter XLIX. Concerning the interest which Daniel the elder took in the Dutch War, and more especially in the siege and providential delivery of Leyden, pp. 113-115

Chapter L. P.I. Voyage to Rotterdam and Leyden. The author cannot tarry to describe that city. What happened there to Daniel Dove, pp. 115-117

Chapter LI. P.I. Arms of Leyden, Daniel Dove, M.D. A love story, strange but true, pp. 117-118

Chapter LII. P.I. Showing how the young student fell in love--and how he made the best use of his misfortune, pp. 118-120

Chapter LIII. P.I. Of the various ways of getting in love. A chapter containing some useful observations, and some beautiful poetry, pp. 120-121

Chapter LIV. P.I. More concerning love and marriage, and marriage without love, pp. 121-123

Chapter LV. P.I. The author's last visit to Doncaster, pp. 123-124

Chapter LVI. P.I. A truce with melancholy. Gentlemen such as they were in the year of our Lord 1747. A hint to young ladies concerning their great-grandmothers, pp. 124-125

Chapter LVII. P.I. An attempt is made to remove the unpleasant impression produced upon the ladies by the doctor's tie-wig and his suit of snuff-coloured dittos, p. 126

Chapter LVIII. P.I. Concerning the portrait of Dr. Daniel Dove, pp. 126-128

Chapter LIX. P.I. Showing what that question was, which was answered before it was asked, p. 128

Chapter LX. P.I. Showing cause why the question which was not asked ought to be answered, pp. 128-130

Chapter LXI. P.I. Wherein the question is answered which ought to have been asked, pp. 130-132

Chapter LXII. In which is related the discovery of a certain portrait at Doncaster, pp. 132-133

Chapter LXIII. A discussion concerning the question last proposed, pp. 133-135

Chapter LXIV. Defence of portrait-painting. A system of moral cosmetics recommended to the ladies. Gwillim. Sir T. Lawrence. George Wither. Application to the subject of this work, pp. 135-136

Chapter LXV. Society of a country town. Such a town a more favourable habitat for such a person as Dr. Dove than London would have been, pp. 137-139

Chapter LXVI. Mr. Copley of Netherhall. Society at his house. Drummond. Burgh. Gray. Mason. Miller the organist and historian of Doncaster. Herschel, pp. 139-140

Chapter LXVII. A mythological story moralised, pp. 140-144

Chapter LXVIII. Eccentric persons, why apparently more common in England than in other countries. Harry Bingley, pp. 144-147

Chapter LXIX. A musical recluse and his sister, pp. 147-148

Chapter LXX. Showing that any honest occupation is better than none, but that occupations which are deemed honourable are not always honest, pp. 148-150

Chapter LXXI. Transition in our narrative prepartory to a change in the doctor's life. A sad story suppressed. The author protests against playing with the feelings of his readers. All are not merry that seem mirthful. The scaffold a stage. Don Rodrigo Calderon. Thistlewood. The world a masquerade, but the doctor always in his own character, pp. 150-154

Chapter LXXII. In which the fourth of the questions proposed in chapter II. P.I. is begun to be answered; some observations upon ancestry are introduced, and the reader is informed why the author does not wear a cap and bells, pp. 154-156

Chapter LXXIII. Rash marriages. An early widowhood. Affliction rendered a blessing to the sufferers; and two orphans left, though not destitute, yet friendless, pp. 156-157

Chapter LXXIV. A lady described whose single life was no blessedness either to herself or others. A veracious epitaph and an appropriate monument, pp. 157-159

Chapter LXXV. A scene which will put some of those readers who have been most impatient with the author, in the best humour with him, pp. 159-160

Chapter LXXVI. A story concerning Cupid which not one reader in ten thousand has ever heard before; a defence of love which will be very satisfactory to the ladies, pp. 160-162

Chapter LXXVII. More concerning love and the dream of life, pp. 163-164

Interchapter VII. Obsolete anticipations; being a leaf out of an old almanack, which like other old almanacks though out of date is not out of use, pp. 164-167

Interchapter VIII. A leaf out of the new almanack. The author thinks considerately of his commentators; ruminates; relates an anecdote of Sir Thomas Lawrence; quotes some pyramidal stanzas, which are not the worse for their architecture, and delivers an opinion concerning burns, pp. 167-169

Interchapter IX. An illustration for the assitance of the commentators drawn from the history of the Koran. Remarks which are not intended for Musselmen, and which the missionaries in the Mediterranean are advised not to translate, pp. 169-171

Interchapter X. More on the foregoing subject. Elucidation from Henry More and Dr. Watts. An incidental opinion upon Horace Walpole. The stream of thought "Floweth at its own sweet will." Pictures and books. A saying of Mr. Pitt's concerning Wilberforce. The author explains in what sense it might be said that he sometimes shoots with a long bow, pp. 171-174

Chapter LXXVIII. Amatory poetry not always of the wisest kind. An attempt to convey some notion of its quantity. True love, though not in every case the best poet, the best moralist always, pp. 174-177

Chapter LXXIX. An early bereavement. Ture love its own comforter. A lonely father and an only child, pp. 177-178

Chapter LXXX. Observations which show that whatever pride men may take in the appellations they acquire in their progess through the world, their dearest name dies before them, pp. 178-179

Chapter LXXXI. A question whether love should be faithful to the dead. Doubts advanced and cases stated, pp. 179-181

Chapter LXXXII. The doctor is introduced, by the small pox, to his future wife, pp. 181-182

Chapter LXXXIII. The author requests the reader not to be impatient. Shows form Lord Shaftesbury at what rate a judicious writer ought to proceed. Disclaims prolixity for himself, and gives examples of it in a German professor, a Jewish Rabbi, and two counsellors, English and American, pp. 182-184

Chapter LXXXIV. A loop dropped in the foregoing chapter is here taken up, p. 184

Chapter LXXXV. The doctor's contemporaries at Leyden. Early friendship. Cowper's melancholy observation that good dispositions are more likely to be corrupted than evil ones to be corrected. Youthful connections loosened in the common course of things. A fine fragment by Walter Landor, pp. 184-187

Chapter LXXXVI. Peter Hopkins. Reasons for supposing that he was as good a practitioner as any in England; though not the best. The fittest master for Daniel Dove. His skill in astrology, pp. 188-190

Chapter LXXXVII. Astrology. Almanacks. Priscillianism retained in them to this time, pp. 191-193

Chapter LXXXVIII. An incident which brings the author into a fortuitous resemblance with the patriarch of the predicant friars. Differences between the fact and the fable; and an application which, unlike those that are usually appended to Esop's fables, the reader is likely neither to skip nor to forget, p. 193

Chapter LXXXIX. A chapter characteristic of French antiquaries, French ladies, French lawyers, French judges, French literature, and Frenchness in general, pp. 194-198

Chapter XC. Wherein the curious reader may find some things which he is not looking for, and which the incurious one may skip if he pleases, pp. 199-202

Chapter XCI. The author displays a little more of such reading as is seldom read, and shows that Lord Byron and an Essex widow differed in opinion concering Friday, pp. 202-206

Chapter XCII. Concerning Peter Hopkins and the influence of the moon and tides upon the human body. A chapter which some persons may deem more curious than dull, and others more dull than curious, pp. 206-210

Chapter XCIII. Remarks of an impatient reader anticipated and answered, pp. 210-212

Chapter XCIV. The author discovers certain musical correspondencies to these his lucubrations, pp. 213-214

Chapter XCV. Wherein mention is made of Lord Byron, Ronsard, Rabbi Kapol and co. It is suggested that a mode of reading the stars has been applied to the recovery of obliterated Roman inscriptions; and it is shown that a mathematician may reason mathematically, and yet like a fool, pp. 214-216

Chapter XCVI. A musician's wish excited by Herschel's telescope. Sympathy between Peter Hopkins and his pupil. Indifferentism useful in ordinary politics, but dangerous in religion, pp. 217-219

Chapter XCVII. Mr. Bacon's parsonage. Christian resignation. Time and change. Wilkie and the monk in the escurial, pp. 220-222

Chapter XCVIII. Christian consolation. Opinions concerning the spirits of the dead, pp. 222-224

Chapter XCIX. A country parish. Some wholesome extracts, some true anecdotes, and some useful hints, which will not be taken by those who need them most, pp. 224-227

Chapter C. Showing how the vicar dealt with the juvenile part of his flock; and how he was of opinion that the more pleasant the way in which children are trained up to go can be made for them, the less likely they will be to depart from it, pp. 227-229

Chapter CI. Some account of a retired tobacconist and his family, pp. 229-231

Interchapter XI. Advice to certain readers intended to assist their digestion of these volumes, pp. 231-232

Chapter CII. More concerning the aforesaid tobacconist, pp. 232-236

Chapter CIII. A few particulars concerning no. 113 Bishopgate Street within; and of the family at thaxted grange, pp. 236-239

Chapter CIV. A remarkable example, showing that a wise man, when he rises in the morning, little knows what he may do before night, pp. 239-242

Chapter CV. A word of nobs, and an allusion to Cæsar. Some circumstances relating to the doctor's second love, whereby those of his third and last are accounted for, pp. 242-244

Interchapter XII. The author regrets that he cannot make himself known to certain readers; states the possible reasons for his secrecy; makes no use in so doing of the licence which he seems to take out in his motto; and stating the pretences which he advances for his work, disclaiming the while all merit for himself, modestly presents them under a Grecian veil, pp. 245-247

Interchapter XIII. A peep from behind the curtain, pp. 247-249

Chapter CVI. The author apostrophises some of his fair readers; looks farther than they are likely to do, and gives them a just though melancholy exhortation to be cheerful while they may, pp. 249-250

Chapter CVII. The author introduces his readers to a retired Duchess, and suggests a parallel between Her Grace and the retired tobacconist, pp. 250-256

Chapter CVIII. Percy Lodge. Thaxted Grange. Rapin the Jesuit and Sir Thomas Browne, pp. 256-259

Interchapter XIV. Concerning interchapters, pp. 259-263

Chapter CIX. Incidental mention of Hammond, Sir Edmund King, Joanna Baillie, Sir William Temple, and Mr. Thomas Peregrine Courtenay. Peter Collinson and acquaintance of Mr. Allison's. Holidays at Thaxted Grange, pp. 263-267

Chapter CX. A transitional chapter, wherein the author compares his book to an omnibus and a ship, quotes Shakespear, Marco Antonio De Camos, Quarles, Spenser, and somebody else, and introduces his readers to some of the heathen gods, with whom perhaps they were not acquainted before, pp. 267-268

Chapter CXI. Concerning magazines, and the former and present race of alphabet-men, pp. 268-269

Chapter CXII. Hunting in an easy chair. The doctor's books, pp. 270-271

Chapter CXIII. Thomas Gent and Alice Guy, a true tale, showing that a woman's constancy will not always hold out longer than Troy town, and yet the woman may not be the party who is most in fault, pp. 271-276

Chapter CXIV. The author hints at certain circumstances in the life of Thomas Gent on which he does not think it necessary to dwell, pp. 276-279

Chapter CXV. The reader is reminded of Prince Abino Jassima and the fox-lady. Gent not like Job, nor Mrs. Gent like Job's wife, pp. 279-281

Chapter CXVI. Dr. Southey. John Bunyan. Bartholomæus Scheræus. Tertullian. Domenico Bernino. Petrarch. Jeremy Taylor. Hartley Coleridge. Diego De San Pedro, and Adam Littleton, pp. 281-284

Chapter CXVII. Concerning Job's wife, pp. 284-288

Chapter CXVIII. Points of similitude and dissimilitude between Sir Thomas Browne and Doctor Dove, pp. 288-290

Interchapter XV. The author recommends a certain wellknown character as a candidate for honours, both on the score of his family and his deserts. He notices also other persons who have similar claims, pp. 290-292

Chapter CXIX. The doctor in his cure. Irreligion the reproach of his profession, pp. 292-294

Chapter CXX. Effect of medical studies on different dispositions. Jew physicians. Estimation and odium in which they were held, pp. 294-297

Chapter CXXI. Wherein it appears that Sancho's physician at Barataria acted according to precedents and prescribed laws, pp. 297-300

Chapter CXXII. A chapter wherein students in surgery may find some facts which were new to them in the history of their own profession, pp. 300-303

Chapter CXXIII. Some allusion to, and some use of the figure of speech called parenthesis, pp. 303-306

Chapter CXXIV. The author moralises upon the vanity of fame; and wishes that he had boswellised while it was in his power to have done so, pp. 306-309

Chapter CXXV. Fame in the Borough Road. The author Danielises, pp. 309-313

Chapter CXXVI. Mr. Baxter's offices. Miller's character of Mason; with a few remarks in vindication of Gray's friend and the doctor's acquaintance, pp. 313-318

Chapter CXXVII. The doctor's theory of progressive existence, pp. 318-319

Chapter CXXVIII. Elucidations of the Columbian theory, pp. 320-326

Chapter CXXIX. Wherein the author speaks of a tragedy for the ladies, and introduces one of William Dove's stories for children, pp. 326-327

The story of the Three Bears, pp. 327-329

Chapter CXXX. Children and kittens. Aphorisms ascribed to the laureate, Dr. Southey. More Columbian philosophy, pp. 330-331

Chapter CXXXI. The doctor abstains from speculating on perilous subjects. A story of St. Anselm, pp. 331-333

Chapter CXXXII. Dr. Cadogan. A remarkable case of hereditary longevity. Remarks on the ordinary term of human life, pp. 333-334

Chapter CXXXIII. More thoughts concerning life, death and immortality, pp. 334-337

Chapter CXXXIV. A transition, an anecdote, and apostrophe, and a pun, punnet, or pundigrion, pp. 337-338

Chapter CXXXV. Reginald Heber. A mistake obviated, which might otherwise easily be made, pp. 338-339

Chapter CXXXVI. The pedigree and birth of nobs, given in reply to the first query in the second chapter P.I., pp. 339-340

Interchapter XVI. The author relates some anecdotes, refers to an opinion expressed by a critic on the present opus, and descants thereon, pp. 340-345

Chapter CXXXVII. Difference of opinion between the doctor and Nicholas concerning the hippogony, or origin of the foal dropped in the preceding chapter, pp. 345-346

Chapter CXXXVIII. Doubtful pedigree of eclipse. Shakespeare (N. B. not William) and old marsk. A peculiarity of the English law, pp. 346-347

Chapter CXXXIX. Facts and observations relating to onomatology, pp. 347-352

Chapter CXL. How there arose a dispute between Barnaby and Nicholas concerning the naming of this colt, and of the extraordinary circumstances that ensued, pp. 353-354

Chapter CXLI. A singular anecdote and not more sad than true, pp. 354-355

Chapter CXLII. A defect in Hoyle supplied. Good advice given, and plain truth told. A tibute of respect to the memory of F. Newbery, the children's bookseller and friend, pp. 355-356

Chapter CXLIII. A feeble attempt to describe the physical and moral qualities of nobs, pp. 356-362

Chapter CXLIV. History and romance ransacked for resemblances and non-resemblances to the horse of Dr. Daniel Dove, pp. 363-369

Chapter CXLV. William Osmer. Innate qualities. March of animal intellect. Farther revealment of the Columbian philosophy, pp. 369-372

Chapter CXLVI. Daniel Dove versus Seneca and Ben Jonson. Orlando and his horse at Roncesvalles. Mr. Burchell. The Prince of Orange. The Lord Keeper Guildford. Rev. Mr. Hawtayn. Dr. Thomas Jackson. The elder Scaliger. Evelyn. An anonymous American. Walter Landor, and Caroline Bowles, pp. 373-375

Chapter CXLVII. Old trees. Ships. Figurative language. Life and passions ascribed to inanimate objects. Fetish worship. A Lord Chancellor and his goose, pp. 375-379

Chapter extraordinary. Preceedings at a book club. The author accused of "lese delicatesse," or what is called "tum-ti-tee." He utters a mysterious exclamation, and indignantly vindicates himself, pp. 379-384

Chapter CXLVIII. Wherein a substitute for oaths, and other passionate interjections is exemplified, pp. 384-387

Chapter CXLIX. A parlous question arising out of the foregoing chapter. Mr. Irving and the unknown tongues. Taylor the water poet. Possible scheme of interpretation propose. Opinions concerning the gift of tongues as exhibited in madmen, pp. 387-390

Chapter CL. The wedding peal at St. George's, and the bride's appearace at church, pp. 390-391

Chapter CLI. Something serious, pp. 391-393

Chapter CLII. Odd opinions concerning biography and education. The author makes a second hiatus as unwillingly as he made the first, and for the same cogent reason, p. 393

Chapter CLIII. Matrimony and razors. Light sayings leading to grave thoughts. Uses of shaving, pp. 394-396

Chapter CLIV. A poet's calculation concerning the time employed in shaving, and the use that might be made of it. The lake poets lake shavers also. A protest against lake shaving, pp. 396-397

Chapter CLV. The poet's calculation tested and proved, pp. 397-399

Chapter CLVI. An anecdote of Wesley, and an argument arising out of it, to show that the time employed in shaving is not so much lost time; and yet that the poet's calculation remains of practical use, pp. 399-400

Chapter CLVII. Which the reader will find like a roasted maggot, short and sweet, p. 401

Chapter CLVIII. Dr. Dove's preceptorial prescription, to be taken by those who need it, pp. 401-402

Chapter CLIX. The author compares himself and the doctor Cardinal Wolsey and King Henry VIII. And suggests sundry similes for the style of his book, pp. 402-404

Chapter CLX. Mention of one for whom the Germans would coin a designation which might be translated a once reader. Many minds in the same man. A poet's unreasonable request. The author offers good advice to his readers, and enforces it by an Episcopal opinion, pp. 404-405

Chapter CLXI. Wesley and the doctor of the same opinion upon the subject of these chapters. A stupendous example of cyclopædian stolidity, pp. 405-406

Chapter CLXII. Amout of every individual's personal sins according to the estimate of Mr. Toplady. The doctor's opinion thereon. A bill for certain church repairs. A Romish legend which is likely to be true, and part of a Jesuit's sermon, pp. 406-409

Chapter CLXIII. An opinion of El Venerable Padre Maestro Fray Luis de Granada, and a passage quoted from his works, because of the peculiar benefit to which persons of a certain denomination will find themselves entitled upon reading or hearing it read, p. 409

Chapter CLXIV. An inquiry, in the poultry yard, into the truth of an opinion expressed by Aristotle, pp. 410-411

Chapter CLXV. A question asked and rightly answered, with notices of a great importation announced in the leith commercial list, pp. 411-412

Chapter CLXVI. A wish concerning whales, with some remarks upon their place in physical and moral classification. Dr. Abraham Rees. Captain Scoresby. The whale fishery, pp. 412-415

Chapter CLXVII. A motto which is well chosen because not being applicable it seems to be so. The author not errant here or elsewhere. Philosophy and other-osophies, p. 416

Chapter CLXVIII. Ne-plus-ultra-whale-fishing. An opinion of Captain Scoresby's. The doctor denies that all creatures were made for the use of man. The contrary demonstrated in practice by Bellarmine, pp. 416-418

Chapter CLXIX. Links and affinities. A map of the author's intellectual course in the five preceding chapters, pp. 419-422

Chapter CLXX. The author repeats a remark of his daughter upon the preceding chapter; compliments the Lord Brougham and vaux upon his lungs and larynx; philosophises and quotes, and quotes and philosophises again and again, pp. 422-425

Chapter CLXXI. Containing part of a sermon, which the reader will find worth more than most whole ones that it may be his fortune to hear, pp. 425-426

Interchapter XVII. A popular lay noticed, with sundry remarks pertinent thereto, suggested thereby, or deduced therefrom, pp. 426-429

Interchapter XVIII. Application of the lay. Caleb D'Anvers. Irish law. Icon Basilike. Junius. Thomas À Kempis. Felix Hemmerlin. A needle larger than Gammer Gurton's and a much coarser thread. Thomas Warton and Bishop Still. The John Websters, the Alexander Cuninghams, and the Curinas and the Stephens, pp. 429-437

Interchapter XIX. The author differs in opinion from Sir Egerton Brydges and the Emperor Julian, speaks charitably of that emperor, vindicates Proteus from his censure, and talks of posthumous travels and extra mundane excursions, and the public library in Limboland, pp. 437-439 ff.

The doctor, &c. Part the second. Posthumous

Preface to the second part

Chapter CLXXII. Descartes' notion concerning the prolongation of life. A Sicilian proposal for breeding up children to be immortal. Asgill's argument against the necessity of dying, pp. [unnumbered]-452

Chapter CLXXIII. More concerning Asgill. His defence in the House of Commons, his expulsion, farther speculations and death, pp. 452-456

Chapter CLXXIV. The doctor indulges in the way of fantastic and typical speculation on his own name, and on the powers of the letter D., whether as regards degrees and distinctions, gods and demi-gods, princes and kings, philosophers, generals, or travellers, pp. 456-458

Chapter CLXXV. The doctor follows up his meditations on the letter D., and expects that the reader will be convinced that it is a dynamic letter, and that the Hebrews did not without reason call it Daleth -- the door -- as though it were the door of speech. The mystic triangle, pp. 458-461

Chapter CLXXVI. The doctor discovers the antiquity of the name of Dove from perusing Jacob Bryant's analysis of ancient mythology. Christopher and Ferdinand Columbus. Something about pigeon-pie, and the reason why the doctor as inclined to think favourably of the Samaritans, pp. 461-462

Chapter CLXXVII. Something on the science and mystery of numbers which is not according to Cocker. Reveries of Jean D'Espagne, Minister of the French-reformed church in West-minster, and of Mr. John Bellamy. A pithy remark of Fuller's and an extract from his pisgah sight of Palestine, to recreate the reader, pp. 462-465

Chapter CLXXVIII. The mystery of numbers pursued, and certain calculations given which may remind the reader of other calculations equally correct. Anagrammatising of names, and the doctor's success therein, pp. 465-467

Chapter CLXXIX. The subject of anagrams continued; a true observation which many for want of observation will not discover to be such, viz., that there is a latent superstition unlucky -- fitting and unfitting -- anagrams, and how the doctor's taste in this line was derived from out old acquaintance Joshua Silvester, pp. 467-469

Chapter CLXXX. The doctor's ideas of luck, chance, accident, fortune and misfortune. The Duchess of Newcastle's distinction between chance and fortune, wherein no-meaning is mistaken for meaning. Agreement in opinion between the philosopher of Doncaster and the philosopher of Norwich. Distinction between unfortunately ugly, and wickedly ugly. Danger of personal charms, pp. 469-471

Chapter CLXXXI. No degree of ugliness really unfortunate. Fidus Cornelius compared to a plucked ostrich. Wilkes' claim to ugliness considered and negatived by Dr. Johnson, notwithstanding Hogarth's portrait. Cast of the eye à la Montmorency. St. Evremond and Turenne. William Blake the painter, and the Welsh Triads. Curious extract from that very curious and rare book, the descriptive catalogue of his own pictures, -- and a painful one from his poetical sketches, pp. 471-476

Chapter CLXXXII. An improvement in the form of the human leg suggested by the physician. The doctor's cure of a broken shin and invention of a shin-shield, pp. 476-477

Chapter CLXXXIII. Views of old age. Montaigne, Daniel Corneille, Languet, Pasquier, Dr. Johnson, Lord Chesterfield, St. Evremond, pp. 477-481

Chapter CLXXXIV. Further observations concerning old age. Bishop Reynolds. Opinion of the doctor concerning beasts and men. M. De Custine. The world is too much with us. Wordsworth. Sir Walter Raleigh, pp. 481-483

Chapter CLXXXV. Evolvements. Analogies. Anticipations, pp. 483-484

Chapter CLXXXVI. Leone Hebreo's Dialogi de amore. The elixir of life no obstacle to death. Paracelsus. Van Helmont and Jan Mass. Dr. Dove's opinion of a biographer's duties, pp. 484-487

Chapter CLXXXVII. Van Helmont's works, and certain specialities in his life, pp. 487-489

Interchapter XX. St. Pantaleon of Nicomedia in Bithynia -- his history, and some further particulars not to be found elsewhere, pp. 489-493

Arch-chapter, pp. 493-495

Chapter CLXXXVIII. Folly in print, referred to, but (N.B.) not exemplified. The fair maid of Doncaster doubts concerning the authenticity of her story. Thevenard, and love on a new footing. Stars and garters, a monitory anecdote for our sex, and a wholesome novelty in dress recommended to both, pp. 495-497

Chapter CLXXXIX. The doctor's opinion of late hours. Dancing. Fanatical objection of the Albigenses; injurious effect of that opinion when transmitted to the French protestants. Sir John Davies and Burton quoted to show that it can be no disparagement to say that all the world's a stage, when all the sky's a ball-room, pp. 498-500

Chapter CXC. Dancing proscribed by the methodists. Adam Clarke. Burchell's remarks on the universality of this practice. How it is regarded in the Columbian philosophy, pp. 501-504

Chapter CXCI. A serious word in sad apology for one of the many foolish ways in which time is mis-spent, pp. 504-505

Chapter CXCII. More of the doctor's philosphy, which will and will not be liked by the ladies, and some of the author's which will and will not by the gentlemen. The reader is introduced to count castigione, and to Sir John Cheke, pp. 506-509

Chapter CXCIII. Master Thomas Mace, and the two historians of his science, Sir John Hawkins and Dr. Burney. Some account of the old lutanist and of his "music's monument", pp. 510-515

Chapter CXCIV. A music lesson from Master Thomas Mace to be played by Lady Fair: -- a story, than which there is none prettier in the history of music, pp. 516-518

Chapter CXCV. Another lesson, with the story and manner of its production, p. 519

Chapter CXCVI. Further account of Master Thomas Mace, -- his light heart, his sorrows, and his poverty, -- "poorly, poor man, he lived, poorly, poor man, he died" -- Phineas Fletcher, pp. 520-524

Chapter CXCVII. Question proposed, whether a man be magnified or minified by considering himself under the influence of the heavenly bodies, and answered with learning and discretion, pp. 524-527

Chapter CXCVIII. Peter Hopkins' views of astrology. His skill in chiromancy, palmistry, or manual divination and wisely tempered. Spanish proverb and sonnet by Bartolome Leonardo de Argensola. Tippoo Sultan. Mahometan superstition. W. Y. Playtes' prospectus for the horn book for the remembrance of the signs of salvation, pp. 527-529

Chapter CXCIX. Concerning the great honours to which certain horses have attained, and the royal merits of nobs, pp. 530-531

Chapter CC. A chapter of kings, pp. 531-536

Interchapter XXI. Measure for measure, pp. 536-537

Interchapter XXII. Variety of stiles, pp. 537-538

Interchapter XXIII. A little advice bestowed upon the scornful reader in a short interchapter, pp. 538-539

Preface to the seventh volume, Warter, John Wood p. 539

Chapter CCI. Question concerning the use of tongues. The Athanasian confessors. Gibbon's relation of the supposed miracle of tongues. The facts shown to be true, the miracle imaginary, and the historian the dupe of his own unbelief, pp. 539-542

Chapter CCII. A law of Alfred's against lying tongues. Observations on lax ones, pp. 543-544

Chapter CCIII. Whether a man and himself be two. Maxim of Bayle's. Adam Littleton's sermons, -- a right-hearted old divine with whom the author hopes to be better acquainted in a better world. The reader referred to him for edification. Why the author purchased his sermons, pp. 545-548

Chapter CCIV. Adam Littleton's statement that every man is made up of three egos. Dean Young -- distance between a man's head and his heart, pp. 548-549

Chapter CCV. Equality of the sexes, -- a point on which it was not easy to collect the doctor's opinion. The Salic law. Daniel Rogers's treatise of matrimonial honour. Miss Hatfield's letters on the importance of the female sex, and Lodovico Domenichi's dialogue upon the nobleness of women, pp. 549-552

Chapter CCVI. The subject continued. Opinions of the rabbis. Anecdote of Lady Jekyll and a tart reply of William Whiston's. Jean D'Espagne. Queen Elizabeth of the Quorum Quarum Quorum gender. The society of gentlement agree with Mahomet in supposing that women have no souls, but are of opinion that the devil is an hermaphrodite, pp. 552-554

Chapter CCVII. Fracas with the gender feminie. The Doctor's defence, pp. 554-555

Chapter CCVIII. Value of women among the Afghauns. Ligon's history of Barbadoes, and a favourite story of the doctor's therefrom. Claude Seissel, and the Salic law. Jewish thanksgiving. Etymology of mulier, woman, and lass; -- from which it may be guessed how much is contained in the limbo of etymology, pp. 555-558

Interchapter XXIV. A true story of the terrible knitters e' dent which will be read with interest by humane manufacturers, and by masters of spinning jennies with a smile. Betty Yewdale. The excursion -- an extract from, and an illustration of, pp. 558-562

Chapter CCIX. Early approximation to the doctor's theory. George Fox. Zachariah Ben Mohammed. Cowper. Institutes of menu. Bardic philosophy. Milton. Sir Thomas Browne, pp. 562-569

Chapter CCX. A quotation from Bishop Berkeley, and a hit at the small critics, pp. 569-570

Chapter CCXI. Something in honour of Bishop Watson. Cudworth. Jackson of Oxford and Newcastle. A Baxterian scruple, pp. 570-571

Chapter CCXII. Speculations connected with the doctor's theory. Doubts and difficulties, pp. 571-574

Chapter CCXIII. Birds of paradise. The ziz. Story of the Abbot of St. Salvador de Villar. Holy Colette's nondescript pet. The animalcular world. Giordano Bruno, pp. 574-577

Chapter CCXIV. Further difficulties. Question concerning inferior apparitions. Blake the painter, and the ghost of a flea, pp. 577-579

Chapter CCXV. Facts and fancies connecting the doctor's theory with the vegetable world, pp. 579-581

Chapter CCXVI. A Spanish authoress. How the doctor obtained her works from Madrid. The pleasure and advantages which the author derives from his landmarks in the books which he had perused, pp. 581-583

Chapter CCXVII. Some account of D. Oliva Sabuco's medical theories and practice, pp. 583-586

Chapter CCXVIII. The mundane system as commonly held in D. Oliva's age. Modern objections to a plurality of worlds by the Rev. James Miller, pp. 586-588

Chapter CCXIX. The argument against Christianity drawn from a plurality of worlds shown to be futile: remarks on the opposite dispositions by which men are tempted to infidelity, pp. 588-590

Chapter CCXX. Doña Oliva's philosophy, and views of political reformation, pp. 590-592

Chapter CCXXI. The doctor's opinion of Doña Oliva's practice and humanity, pp. 593-594

Fragments, pp. 594-598

Interchapter XXV. A wishing interchapter which is shortly terminated, on suddenly recollecting the words of Cleopatra, --"wishers were ever fools", pp. 598-599

Chapter CCXXII. Etymology. Un tour de maître gonin. Roman de Vaudemont and the letter C. Shenstone. The doctor's use of Christian names, pp. 599-602

Chapter CCXXIII. True pronunciation of the name of Dove. Difficulties of pronunciation and prosody. A true and perfect rhyme hit upon, pp. 602-605

Chapter CCXXIV. Charlemagne, Casimir the poet, Margaret Duchess of Newcastle, Nocturnal remembrancer. The doctor not ambitious of fame. The author is induced by Mr. Fosbrooke and Norris of Bemerton to ejaculate a heathen prayer in behalf of his brethren, pp. 605-606

Chapter CCXXV. Two questions growing out of the preceding chapter, pp. 606-608

Chapter CCXXVI. The author digresses a little, and takes up a stitch which was dropped in the earlier part of this opus. Notices concerning literary and dramatic history, but pertinent to this part of our subject, pp. 608-616

Chapter CCXXVII. System of progession marred only by man's interference. The doctor speaks seriously and humanely, and quotes juvenal, pp. 616-617

Chapter CCXXVIII. Rats. Plan of the laureate Southey for lessening their number. The doctor's humanity in refusing to sell poison to kill vermin, after the example of Peter Hopkins his master. Political rats not alluded to. Recipe for killing rats, pp. 617-618

Chapter CCXXIX. Rats like learned men liable to be led by the nose. The attendant upon the steps of man, and a sort of inseparable accident. Seigneur de Humesesne and Pantagruel, pp. 618-620

Chapter CCXXX. Distinction between young Angels and young Yahoos. Fairies, killcrops, and changelings. Luther's opinons on the subject. His colloquia mensalia. Difference between the old and new edition, pp. 620-622

Chapter CCXXXI. Question as to whether books under the termination of "Ana" have been serviceable or injurious to literature considered in connection with Luther's table talk. History of the early English translation of that book, of its wonderful preservation, and of the marvellous and unimpeachable veracity of Captain Henry Bell, pp. 623-626

Chapter CCXXXII. The doctor's family feeling, pp. 626-629

Chapter CCXXXIII. The petty German princes excellent patrons of literature and learned men. The Duke of Saxe Weimar. Quotation from Bishop Hacket. An opinion of the excellent Mr. Boyle. A tenet of the Dean of Chalon, Pierre de St. Julien, and veritable plantagenet, pp. 629-631

Chapter CCXXXIV. Opinion of a modern divine upon the whereabout of newly-departed spirits. St. John's burial, one relic only of that saint, and wherefore. A tale concerning Abraham, Adam and Eve, pp. 631-633

Chapter CCXXXV. The shortest and pleasantest way from Doncaster to Jeddah, with many more, too long, pp. 634-641

Chapter CCXXXVI. Charity of the doctor in his opinions. Mason the poet. Political medicine. Sir William Temple. Cervantes. State physicians. Advantage to be derived from, whether to King, cabinet, Lords, or commons. Examples. Philosophy of popular expressions. Cotton Mather. Claude Pajon and Barnabas Oley. Timothy Rogers and melancholy, pp. 641-646

Chapter CCXXXVII. More maladies than the best physicians can prevent by remedies. The doctor not given to questions, and of the pococurante school as to all the politics of the day, pp. 646-647

Chapter CCXXXVIII. Simonides. Funeral poems. Unfeeling opinion imputed to the Greek poet, and expressed by Malherbe. Seneca. Jeremy Taylor and the doctor on what death might have been, and, were men what Christianity would make them, might be, pp. 647-648

Chapter CCXXXIX. The doctor dissents from a proposition of Warburton's, and shows it to be fallacious. Huthchinson's remarks on the powers of brutes. Lord Shaftesbury quoted. Apollonius and the King of Babylon. Distinction in the talmud between an innocent beast and a vicious one. Opinion of Isaac la Peyresc. The question de origine et natura animarum in Brutis as brought before the theologians of seven protestant academies in the year 1635 by Daniel Sennertus, pp. 648-654

Chapter CCXL. The Jesuit Garasse's censure of Huarte and Barclay. Extraordinary investigation. The tendency of nature to preserve its own archetypal forms. That of art to vary them. Portraits. Moral and physical cadastre. Parish chronicler and parish clerk the doctor thought might be well united, pp. 655-660

Chapter CCXLI. The doctor's utopia denominated Columbia. His scheme entered upon -- but "left half told" like "the story of Cambuscan Bold", pp. 660-662

Chapter CCXLII. Farther remarks upon the effects of schism, and the advantages which it affords to the Romish church and to infidelity, pp. 662-664

Chapter CCXLIII. Brevity being the soul of wit the author studies conciseness, p. 664

Chapter CCXLIV. The author ventures to speak a word on Christian cheerfulness: -- quotes Ben Sirach, Solomon, Bishop Hacket, Walter Savage Landor, Bishop Reynolds, Milton, etc., pp. 664-667 ff.

Fragments to the doctor. A love fragment for the ladies, introduced by a curious incident which the author begs they will excuse, pp. [unnumbered]-691

Epilude of mottoes, pp. 691-693

L'envoy, pp. 694 ff.


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