T H E
L O I T E R E R
First published at Oxford in the Years
1789 and 1790.
VOL. I and II.
"Speak of us as we are."
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR;
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ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE,
THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
BY THEIR OBLIGED,
No. 1 – Introduction, and Plan of the Work.
No. 2 – Little adherence to truth in common conversation. – Sketch of a new Newspaper.
No. 3 – The misfortunes of an Oxford Sportsman, in a letter from Christopher Cockney.
No. 4 – Art of spending time – Journal of a modern Oxford Man.
No. 5 – Anecdotes of the Doubtfuls, in a letter from one of the family.
No. 6 – Different opinions of the Public with respect to the Loiterer, and it's Authors.
No. 7 – Use and Advantages of studying History.
No. 8 – Disadvantages arising from misconduct at Oxford, in a letter from H. Homely.
No. 9 – Letter from Sophia Sentiment. – Determination of the Loiterer in regard to Tales, Novels, &c.
No. 10 – National difference of Character between the French and English – Plan proposed for improving each.
No. 11 – Diversion of Tuft-hunting described – Memoirs of a Tuft-Hunter in a letter from Luke Lickspittle.
No. 12 – Letters from Abraham Steady; Chimericus; D.B. and Tom Witty.
No. 13 – Use and Abuse of Reviews – a Visit from Eugenio who had suffered from their attacks.
No. 14 – The medicinal Virtues of Port–Wine recommended in a letter from Toby Philpot.
No. 15 – Heavy expenses of a modern University Education; in a letter from Chrysostom.
No. 16 – Letter from Philo Morpheus, advising the Loiterer to dream.
No. 17 – Modern times vindicated from the charge of Degeneracy.
No. 18 – Propriety of perpetual Fellowships considered – Letters from Dismal Sour Crout, and Jeremiah Dozeaway.
No. 19 – Variety of meanings annexed to the same word, – Explanation of the term Dash.
No. 20 – Study of Heraldry vindicated, in a letter from Edmund Escutcheon.
No. 21 – Hints to Young Clergymen respecting their behaviour at a country Curacy.
No. 22 – Observations on several curious Advertisements in the Newspapers.
No. 23 – Vexations attending the pursuit, and possession of wealth, in a letter from Indicus.
No. 24 – Contempt of Trade Absurd, and illiberal.
No. 25 – Omai's description of British manners, and customs.
No. 26 – Pleasure of Elegant Society. – Some Errors in Conversation pointed out.
No. 27 – Thoughts on Education – A new system recommended.
No. 28 – Complain of a Wig. – Letter from Amicus.
No. 29 – Absurdity of marrying from Affection.
No. 30 – Characters of Dr. Villars, and Mr. Sensitive.
END of the FIRST VOLUME.
No. 31 – Pleasures of a Complainer, in a letter from Richard Rueful.
END of the SECOND VOLUME. Home
No. 32 – Peculiar danger of Rusticus from the attacks of a female Cousin.
No. 33 – Affectation the fault of modern manners – Some particular sorts of it marked out.
No. 34 – Loiterer in Town. Visit to Dick Distich.
No. 35 – Explanation of the fashionable transparent Tête.
No. 36 – Paper by the Publisher, explaining his distress in having received no Communication from the Author. – Letter from Mary Simple.
No. 37 – Journey from London in company with Sensitive.
No. 38 – Good effects of an attachment to family, exemplified in the history of Agrestis.
No. 39 – The history of Agrestis concluded.
No. 40 – Danger of an early retirement from the world, in a letter from C. M.
No. 41 – Early prejudices not useless. – Memoirs of an Highland Chieftain.
No. 42 – Bob Whirligig's pursuit of the Loiterer, and it's consequences.
No. 43 – Loiterer in danger – Letters from Benjamin Bluster and Margaret Mitten.
No. 44 – Schemes of Matrimonial happiness, and their effects.
No. 45 – An account of the Patent Air-machine – a new use for it discovered.
No. 46 – Danger of entertaining an ill opinion of mankind, in a letter from Leontine.
No. 47 – The indulgence of romantic ideas blamed. – History of Aurelius.
No. 48 – History of Aurelius concluded.
No. 49 – Different descriptions which travelers give of the same places, endeavoured to be accounted for.
No. 50 – Difficulty of raising Money for charitable purposes.
No. 51 – The Science of Physiognomy not to be depended on.
No. 52 – Ill effects of mercenary marriages exemplified in the history of Cecilia.
No. 53 – History of Cecilia concluded.
No. 54 – Mischief arising to a Country Gentleman's family from a Winter spent in Town, in a letter.
No. 55 – The same subject pursued in a Dream.
No. 56 – Propriety, and advantages of Gaming.
No. 57 – The danger of a girl who marries a man for whom she has no affection, in a letter from Clarissa M.
No. 58 – Strictures on the manners of modern Oxford-Men, in a conversation with Dr. Villars and Sensitive – Some idea of a College Tutor.
No. 59 – Rules for Prose Composition.
No. 60 – Some account of this work and it's Authors – Conclusion.
Sophia's Table of Contents
END of the SECOND VOLUME.