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The Praise of a Solitary Life,

160 Generosity of Cæsar, .

To a Nightingale,

160 Grief of Aspatia for the Marriage of Amintor and

Sonnets,

160 Evadne, . . .

SIR ROBERT AYTON,

161 Palamon and Arcite, Captives in Greece,

On Woman's Inconstancy, .

Disinterestedness of Biancha,

207

I do confess thou'rt Smooth and Fair,

Pastoral Love,

208

GEORGE BUCHANAN-DR ARTHUR JOHNSTON,

Melancholy,

209

The 137th Psalm, .

Song-(Look out, bright eyes, and bless the air),

The First of May,

The Power of Love,

On Neæra, .

162 To Sleep, .

210

Song to Pan, at the conclusion of the Faithful Shep-

DRAMATISTS.

herdess, .

. . . . 210

JOHN HEYWOOD,

GEORGE CHAPMAN, . . . . . 210

NICOLAS UDALL,

164 | THOMAS DEKKER,

JOHN STILL,

164 JOHN WEBSTER,

211

THOMAS SACKVILLE,

164 Scene from the Duchess of Malfy,

212

RICHARD EDWARDS,

164 Death of the Duchess,

212

GEORGE WHETSTONE,

164

THOMAS MIDDLETON, . . . . 213

JOHN LYLY, .

166

Happiness of Married Life,

214

Cupid and Campaspe,

166

Song—Come away, come away), ..

214

Song-What bird so sings, yet so does wail ?)

JOHN MARSTON,

215

GEORGE PEELE,

166 ROBERT TAYLOR-WILLIAM ROWLEY CYRIL TOUR-

Prologue to King David and Fair Bethsabe,

NEUR, . . .

215

THOMAS KY,

Scene from the Witch of Edmonton,

215

THOMAS NASH, .

A Drowned Soldier, .

216

Robert GREENE, . .

168

GEORGE COOK E-THOMAS NABBES-NATHANIEL FIELD

Content-A Sonnet, .

169

JOHN DAY-HENRY GLAPTHORNE-THOMAS RAN-

Sephestia's Song to her Child,

169

DOLPR-RICHARD BROME,

216

The Shepherd and his Wife,

169 PHILIP MASSINGER, . . .

216

THOMAS LODGE,

170 A Midnight Scene,

217

Beauty, . . .

Pride of Sir Giles Overreach in his Daughter,

217

Rosalind's Madrigal,

Compassion for Misfortune,

Love,

171

Unequal Love, .

218

CHRISTOPHER MARLOW,

171 Join FORD, . . .

219

Scenes from Marlow's Faustus,

172

A Dying Bequest,

220

Paseages from the Jew of Malta,

Contention of a Bird and a Musician,

220

Scene From Marlow's Edward II.,

174 THOMAS II KYWOOD, .

221

ANTRONY MUNDAY-HENRY CHETTLE,

174

Song-Pack clouds away, and welcome day),

221

Scene from Arden of Feversham,

175

Shepherd's Song,

222

William SHAKSPEARE, . .

176

Shipwreck by Drink,

Murder of King Duncan,

| JAMES SHIRLEY,

222

Love Scene by Night in a Garden,

• 182

The Prodigal Lady,

Description of a Moonlight Night, with Fine Music, 184

Scene from the Ball,

224

Ghost Scene in llamlet. .

184

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE THIRD PERIOD,

225

Mark Antony over Cxsar's Body,

185

Convivial Song, by Bishop Still, .

225

Othello's Relation of his Courtship to the Senate,

186

My Mind to me a Kingdom is,

225

Queen Mab, ..

186

Song-(What pleasure have great princes),

225

End of all Earthly Glories,

186

Meditation when we go to Bed,

Life and Death Weighed,

187

Meditation,

Fear of Death, .

187

Tale of Argentile and Curan,

Description of Ophelia's Drowning,

187 Sonnet, .

228

Perseverance, .

187

The Woodman's Walk,

The Deceit of Ornament or Appearances,

187

There is a Garden in her face,

228

Mercy, . . . . . . . 188

Robin Goodfellow, .

229

Solitudo preferred to a Court Life, and the Advantages

The Old and Young Courtier

229

of Adversity, . .

188 Time's Alteration,

230

The World compared to a Stage, .

188

Loyalty Confined, .

231

Description of Night in a Camp, .

188

The Blessings of a Shepherd's Life,

PROSE WRITERS.

The Vicissitudes of Life, .

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY,

232

Falstaff's Cowardice and Boasting, .

189

A Tempest, . .

233

Falstaff arrested by his Hostess Dame Quickly, .

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Description of Arcadia,

Ben Jonson, .

191 A Stag Hunt,

The Fall of Catiline,

193

Praise of Poetry,

234

Accusation and Death of Silius in the Senate House, 194 LORD BURLEIGH,

234

Love, . . . . . . . 195 Choice of a Wife,

234

A Simpleton and a Braggadocio, .

196 Domestic Economy,

234

Bobadil's Plan for Saving the Expense of an Army, 197 Education of Children,

Advice to a Reckless Youth, .

197 Suretyship and Borrowing,

235

The Alchemist, .

197 RICHARD HOOKER,

235

THE COURT MASQUES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, 198 Scripture and the Law of Nature,

The Golden Age Restored,

201

Zoal and Fear in Religion,

FRANCIS BEAUMONT-JOHN FLETCHER,

Defence of Reason, .

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Church Music,

238 Upon the sight of two Snails,

LORD BACON,

238 Upon Hearing of Music by Night,

Universities,

Upon the Sight of an Owl in the Twilight,

Libraries, .

.

241

Upon the Sight of a Great Library, .

Government, .

241 Christ Crucified Afresh by Sinners,

Prosperity and Adversity.

241 The Hypocrite, .

Friendship, .

241 The Busy-Body,

Uses of Knowledge,

243

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY,

Books and Ships Compared,

243 The Tinker, .

Studies, . . .

The Fair and Happy Milkmaid,

SIR WALTER RALEIGH,

243 A Franklin, .

That the Flood hath not utterly defaced the marks of JOHN EARLE,

Paradise, nor caused hills in the Earth,

| The Clown, .

The Battle of Thermopylæ, .

OWEN FELTHAM,

The Strength of Kings, .

247

Moderation in Grief,

Three Rules to be observed for the Preservation of a

Limitation of Human Knowledge,

Man's Estate, .

Against Readiness to Take Ofl'ence,

RICHARD GRAFTON,

249 Of being Over-valued, .

JOHN STOW, . .

249 Against Detraction, .

Sports upon the Ice in Elizabeth's Reign,

250 Of Neglect,

RAPHAEL HOLINSHED - WILLIAM HARRISON - JOHN

No Man can be Good to AD

HOOKER-FRANCIS BOTEVILLE,

250 Meditation,

The Languages of Britain, . .

250 PETER HEYLIN,

RICHARD HAKLUYT,

The French,

SAATUEL PURCHAS,

252 French Love of Dancing,

The Sea, . . .

252 Holland and its Inhabitants,

JOHN DAVIS,

252 JOHN SELDEN,

Davis's Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage, 253 Evil Speaking,

GEORGE SANDYS, .

ANDYS;. : :. . .

254

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Humility,

Modern State of Ancient Countries,

25+

King, . .

WILLIAM LITHGOW, . . .

254 Heresy,

JANES HOWELL, . . .

255 Learning and Wisdom,

To Dr Francis Mansell,

255 Oracles, .

To Sir William St John, Knight,

256

Dreams and Prophecies,

To Captain Thomas B., .

Sermons, . .

To the Right Hon. the Lord Cliffe

258 Libels,

Tales of Travellers, .

Devils in the lead,

Bir Thomas HERBERT, .

261 Free Inquiry, .

Description of St Helena,

261 JAMES USHER,

WILLIAM CAMDEN,

261 WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTH,

SIR HENRY STELMAN-SIR ROBERT COTTON-JOHN SPEED Against the Employment of Force in Religion, .

-SAMUEL DANIEL, .

263

Reason must be appealed to in Religious Discussions,

Uncertainty of the Early History of Nations,

263 Against Duelling,

THOMAS MAY-SIR John HAYWARD-RICHARD KNOLLES, 264 | JOHN IIALES,

.

The Taking of Constantinople by the Turks, .

Private Judgment in Religion,

ARTHUR Wilson-SIR RICHARD BAKER, .

265 Children Ready to Believe,

BIR HENRY WOTTON, . .

265

Reverence for Ancient Opinions,

What Education Embraces, .

265 Prevalence of an Opinion no Argument for its Truth,

Every Nature is not a Fit Stock to Graft a Scholar on. 265 JOHN GAUDEN,

Commendation before Trial Injudicious, .

266 The Various Events of the Civil War,

THOMAS HOBBES,

266 JEREMY TAYLOR, . .

God,

267 The Age of Reason and Discretion,

Pity and Indignation, .

267 The Pomp of Death,

Emulation and Envy,

268 Marriage,

Laughter,

263 The Progress of Sin,

Love of Knowledge,

268 The Resurrection of Sinners,

The Necessity of the Will,

268 Sinful Pleasure,

LORD HERBERT,

Useful Studies,

Sir Thomas More's Resignation of the Great Seal, 270 Comforting the AMicted,

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE,

Real and Apparent flappiness,

KING JAMES I., . . .

Adversity, . .

Sorcery and Witchcraft,

Miseries of Man's Life,

How Witches Travel, .

271 On Prayer, .

ROBERT BURTON,

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.

. . . . 272

On Death,

The Author's Abstract of Melancholy,

272 The Day of Judgment,

Melancholy and Contemplation,

272 Religious Toleration,

THOMAS DEKKER,

274 Sir Thomas Browne,

Against Fine Clothes,

274 Oblivion,

How a Gallant should behave himself in Paul's Walks

Light the Shadow of God,

Josepy Hall, . .

275

Toleration,

Upon the Sight of a Tree Full-blossomed,

275 Death,

Upon Occasion of a Red-breast coming into his Chamber, 275 Study of God's Works,

Upon the kindling of a Charcoal Fire,

275

Ghosts,

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Sonnet on his own Blindness,

In Anticipation of the Attack of the Royalists upon the

City, .

On the Massacre of the Protestants in Piedmont,

Scene from Comus, .

Praise of Chastity,

The Spirit's Epilogue in Comus,

L'Allegro,

Il Penseroso,

From Lycidas, . .

Satan's Address to the Sun,

338

Assembling of the Fallen Angels,

The Garden of Eden,

Eve's Account of her Creation,

Morning in Paradise,

Evening in Paradise,

340

Expulsion from Paradise,

Satan's Survey of Greece,

ANDREW MARVELL,

342

The Emigrants in Bermudas, .

The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn, 344

Thoughts in a Garden,

A Whimsical Satire on Holland,

345

SAMUEL BUTLER, .

345

Accomplishments of Hudibras,

Religion of Hudibras,

Personal Appearance of Iludibras,

348

The Elephant in the Moon,

349

Miscellaneous Thoughts,

To his Mistress,

353

CHARLES COTTON,

333

The New Year,

353

Invitation to Izaak Walton,

353

A Welsh Guide,

354

The Retirement,

354

EARL OF RosCOMMON,

The Modest Muse,

353

Caution against False Pride,

305

An Author must Feel what he Writes,

353

On the Day of Judgment, .

EARL or RocHESTER,

356

Song-(While on those lovely looks I gaze),

356

Constancy-A Song, .

Song-Too late, alas! I must confess),

Song-(My dear mistress has a heart),

SIR CHARLES SEDLEY,

Song-(Ah, Chloris! could I now but sit), .

Song-(Love still has something of the sea),

308

Song—(Phillis, men say that all my vows),

358

DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE,

358

KATHERINE PHilirs,

359

Against Pleasure-An Ode,

359

A Country Life,

JOHN DRYDEN, .

359

Character of Shaftesbury,

Character of Villiers, Duke of Buckingham,

Shaftesbury's Address to Monmouth,

363

Mac-Flecknoe, .

363

The Hind and Panther,

364

The Swallow, .

365

Ode to the Memory of Mrs Anne Killigrew,

365

On Milton,

365

To my Honoured Kinsman, John Dryden, Esq. of Ches-

terton, in the County of Huntingdon,

365

Alexander's Feast, .

306

Theodore and Honoria,

367

The Cock and the Fox,

370

Inconveniences of Life in Rome,

373

Enjoyment of the Present Hour Recommended,

375

John Philips, .

375

The Splendid Shilling,

375

John POMFRBT,

376

Extract from The Choice,

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ABRAHAM COWLEY, . . . .

On the Death of Mr Crashaw,

Ileaven and Hell,

To Pyrrha, . .

Anacreontics, . .

The Resurrection, .

The Shortness of Life and Uncertainty of Riches,

The Wish, . . . .

The Chronicle, .
Lord Bacon,
Ode on the Death of Mr William Harvey,
Epitaph on the Living Author,

Claudian's Old Man of Verona,

HENRY VAUGHAN, .

Early Rising and Prayer,

The Rainbow,

The Story of Endymion,

Timber, .

THOMAS STANLEY,

The Tomb, . . . . .

The Exequies,

The Loss, . . . . .

Note on Anacreon,

Note to Moschus,
BIR JOHN DENHAM,

The Thames and Windsor Forest,
The Reformation-Monks and Puritans.
On Mr Abraham Cowley, .

Song to Morpheus, .
WILLIAM CHAMBERLAYNE, •

Unhappy Love, .
EDMUND WALLER,

On Love, . . . . .
On a Girdle,
On the Marriage of the Dwarts,
A Panegyric to the Lord Protootor,
English Genius,
The British Navy,
At Penshurst,
The Bud,
Song-(Say, Lovely Dream),
Bong-(Go, Lovely Rose),
Old Age and Death,

JOHN MILTON, .

Hymn on the Nativity,

On May Morning,

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EARL OF DORSET,

377 Of Modesty, opposed to Ambition,

410

Song-Dorinda's sparkling wit and eyes),

377 THOMAS FULLER,

411

Song-To all you ladies now at land), .

412

. 377 The Good Schoolmaster,

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE, .

378

Recreation, .

413

Extract from the Essay on Poetry,

Books, . . . .

413

Education confined too much to Language, .

413

DRAMATISTS.

Rules for Improving the Memory,

413

JOHN DRYDEN, .

Terrors of a Guilty Conscience,

Savage Freedom,

381

Marriage, .

Love and Beauty,

381 Conversation, .

414

Midnight Repose,

381 Domestic Economy,

414

Tears, . .

Miscellaneous Aphorisons,

Mankind, .

IZAAK WALTON, .

415

Fear of Death,.

381 The Angler's Wish, .

417

Love Anticipated after Death,

381 Thankfulness for Worldly Blessings,

417

Adam after the Fall, . .

381 John EVELYN, . . . .

Scene between Mark Antony and Ventidins, his gencral, 382 The Great Fire in London,

Scene between Dorax and Sebastian,

A Fortunate Courtier not Envied,

THOMAS OTWAY,

386 Evelyn's Account of his Daughter Mary,

Scenes from Venice Preserved,

Fashions in Dress, . . .

Parting,

Sir ROGER L'ESTRANGE,

Picture of a Witch,

390 Æsop's Invention to bring his Mistress back again to her

Description of Morning,

390 Husband after she had left him,

Killing a Boar,

390

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The Popish Plot,

NATHANIEL LEE,

390 Ingratitude, . . . . . . 425

Scene between Brutus and Titus,

291 DR RALPH CUDWORTH,

Self-Murder, . .

302 God, though Incomprehensible, not Inconceivable, .

JOHN CROWNE,

392 Difficulty of Convincing Interested Unbelievers,

Extract from Thyestes,

392 Creation, . .

.

Wishes for Obscurity,

392 DR RICHARD CUMBERLAND,

Passions, . .

392 | The Tabernacle and Temple of the Jews,

Love in Women, . . . . .

392 DR ISAAC BARROW, . .

Inconstancy of the Multitude,

392 The Excellency of the Christian Religion,

Warriors, .

392 What is Wit?

Thomas SHADWELL-SiR GEORGE ETHEREGE-WILLIAM Wise Selection of Pleasures,

WYCHERLEY-MRS APHRA BEHN, .

Grief Controlled by Wisdom,

Scene from Sir George Etherege's Comical Revenge,

Honour to God,

Song-(Love in fantastic triumph sat), .

393 The Goodness of God,

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE FOURTH PERIOD,

393 Charity,

Hallo my Fancy, .

393 Concord and Discord,

Alas, poor Scholar! whither wilt thou go?,

395 Industry,

The Fairy Queen, ·

· ·

395 JOHN TILLOTSON, .

Advantages of Truth and Sincerity, .

PROSB WRITERS.

Virtue and Vice Declared by the General Vote of Man-

MILTON, .

396 kind, . .

Milton's Literary Musings,

397 Evidence of a Creator in the Structure of the World,

Education,

398 Sin and Holiness,

Liberty of the Press,

399 Resolution necessary in forsaking Vice, .

The Reformation,

400 Singularity, .

Truth,

400 Commencement of a Vicious Course,

Expiration of the Roman Power in Brit

The Moral Feelings Instinotivo,

ABRARAN COWLEY,

401 Spiritual Pride, .

Of Mysell, . . . . .

401 Education,

Poetry and Poets,

EDWARD STILLINGFLEET,

Of Obscurity, .

403 True Wisdom,

Or Procrastination,

403 | Immoderate Self-Love,

Vision of Oliver Cromwell

403 DR WILLIAM SHERLOCK,

JAMES HARRINGTON,

404 Longing after Immortality,

ALGERNON SIDNEY,

405 Life not too short, .

Liberty and Government, .

406 Advantages of our Ignorance of the Timo of Death

440

LADY RACHEL RUSSELL,

406 DR ROBERT SOUTH, .

440

To Dr Fitzwilliam-On her Sorrow,

407 The Will for the Deed,

To the Earl of Galway-On Friendship,

407 Nl-natured and Good-natured Men,

To Dr Fitzwilliam-Domestic Misfortunos,

407 The Glory of the Clergy,

To Lord Cavendish-Bereavement, .

408 The Pleasures of Amusement and Industry Compared,

444

BAYUEL BUTLER,

408 Hypocritical Sanctimony,

444

A Small Poet, .

408 Ignorance in Power, .

A Vintner, . .

409 Religion not Hostile to Pleasure, .

445

A Prater, . . . . .

409 Labour overcomes Apparent Impossibilities,

An Antiquary,

Ingratitude an Incurable Vice, .

WALTER CHARLSTON, .

409 DR JOHN WILKINS,

The Ready and Nimble Wit, .

409How a Man may Fly to tho Moon,

The Slow but Suro Wit,

410 DR JOHN PEARSON,

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The Resurrection, .

477 SIR MATTHEW IIALE,

DR THOMAS SPRAT,

. 448 On Conversation, .

507

View of the Divine Government afforded by Experimental Joux LOCKE, .

508

Philosophy, .

448 Causes of Weakness in Men's Understandings,

512

Cowley's Love of Retirement,

449

Practice and Habit,

512

DR THOMAS BURNET,

450 Prejudices, .

The final Conflagration of the Globe,

Injudicious Haste in Study, .

513

Rebuke of Human Pride, .

451 Pleasure and Pain,

514

The Dry Bed of the Ocean,

452 Importance of Moral Education,

515

DR HENRY MORE,

452 Fading of Ideas from the Mind,

515

The Soul and Body, .

453 History,

515

Devout Contemplation of the Works of God.

453 Orthodoxy and Heresy,

615

Nature of the Evidence of the Existence of

453 Disputation,

516

RICHARD BAXTER, . .

454 Liberty, .

516

Fruits of Experience of Human Character, .

454 Opposition to New Doctrines,

616

Baxter's Judgment of his Writings,

454 Duty of Preserving Health,

516

Desire of Approbation,

455 Toleration of Other Men's Opinions,

316

Change in Baxter's Estimate of his own and other Men's The IlonOURABLE ROBERT BOYLE, .

516

Knowledge, . .

455 The Study of Natural Philosophy favourable to Religion, 517

On the Credit due to Ilistory,

456 Reflection upon a Lanthorn and Candle, carried by on

Character of Sir Matthew Hale, .

456 a Windy Night, .

518

Observance of the Sabbath in Baxter's Youth,

457 Upon the sight of Roses and Tulips growing near one

Theological Controversies,

another, . . . . . .

John Owen, . .

457 Marriage a Lottery,

519

EDMUND CALAMY,

458 Some Considerations Touching the Style of the Holy

JOHN FLAVEL, .

458 Scriptures, .

Against Repining in the Season of Want,

SIR ISAAC NEWTON,

520

MATTHEW HENRY,

458 The Prophetic Language,

521

GEORGE Fox,

458 JOHN RAY, . .

524

Fox's Ill-treatment at Ulverstone,

459 The Study of Nature Recommended,

Interview with Oliver Cromwell,

459 Proportionate Lengths of the Necks and Legs of

Ani.

ROBERT BARCLAY,

mals,

. . . . . . 525

Against Titles of Honour, .

462 God's Exhortation to Activity,

WILLIAM PENN, .

463 All Things not Made for Man,

526

Against the Pride of Noble Birth,

463 Thomas STANLEY-Sir William DUODALE-ANTHONY

Penn's Advice to his Children,

464

Wood-ELIAS ASAMOLE-JOHN AUBREY-THOMAS

THOMAS ELLWOOD, . .

465

RYNER, . . . . . 527

Ellwood's Intercourse with Milton,

465 | Tom D'URFEY AND TOM BROWN,

. 527

JOHN BUNYAN, .

466

Letter from Scarron in the Next World to Louis XIV., 528

Extracts from Bunyan's Autobiography,

467 An Exhortatory Letter to an Old Lady that Smoked

Christian in the Hands of Giant Despair,

471 Tobacco, . . . . . 529

The Golden City, .

An Indian's Account of a London Gaming-House, ..

LORD CLARENDON, .

475 Laconies, or New Maxims of State and Conversation,

529

Reception of the Liturgy at Edinburgh in 1637,

Sir George MACKENZIE, .

530

Character of Ilampden,

477 Praise of a Country Life, ..

831

Character of Falkland,

478 Against Envy, . ..

Character of Charles I., .

479 Fame, . . .

Escape of Charles II. after the Battle of Worcester. 480 Bigotry,

831

Character of Oliver Cromwell,

485

Virtue more Pleasant than Vio

BULSTRODE WRITELOCKE, .

485 A varice, . . .

GILBERT BURNET,

486 The True Path to Esteem,

Death and Character of Edward VI.,

487 NEWSPAPERS IN ENGLAND,

Character of Leighton, Bishop of Dumblane-IIis Death,

Character of Charles II., .

The Czar Peter in England in 1698,

Character of William III.,

491

John Dryden, . . . . .

492

Shakspeare, .

493

Beaumont and Fletcher, .

REIGNS OF WILLIAM III., ANNE, AND GEORGB I.

Ben Jonson, . . .

493

[1689 to 1727.]

Improved Style of Dramatic Dialogue after the Restora-

tion, ,

494

POETS.

Translations of the Ancient Poets,

494

Spenser and Milton,

MATTHEW PRIOR,

Lampoon, .

For my Own Monument,

Dryden's Translation of Virgil,

Epitaph Extempore,

636

Ilistory and Biography,

498 An Epitaph,

536

Sir WILLIAM TEMPLE, .

500 The Garland, .

Against Excessive Grief,

502 Abra's Love for Solomon,

Right of Private Judgment in Religion,

504 The Thief and the Cordelier-A Balled,

Poetical Genius, . .

The Cameleon, .

WILLIAM Wotton,

506 Protogenes and Apelles, . . . .

Decline of Pedantry in England, .

Richard's Theory of the Mind,

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