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LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS. Illustrated by 9 Steel Portraits and 342 Illustrations on Wood. 5 vols. crown 8vo.

75. 6d. each.

Vol. I. EMBANKMENTS AND CANALS-VERMUYDEN ; MYDDELTON ;

PERRY; BRINDLEY.
II. HARBOURS, LIGHTHOUSES, AND BRIDGES

SMEATON ;
RENNIE.
III. History of ROADS_METCALFE; TELFORD.
IV. THE STEAM-ENGINE-BOULTON AND WATT.

V. THE LOCOMOTIVE-GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON.
Each Volume is complete in itself, and may be had separately.

SELF-HELP; OR, ILLUSTRATIONS OF CONDUCT AND PERSEVERANCE. 6s.
CHARACTER. A Companion Volume to SELF-HELP. 6s.
THRIFT. A Sequel to SELF-HELP and CHARACTER. 6s.
INDUSTRIAL BIOGRAPHY; IRONWORKERS AND TOOLMAKERS. 6s.
A BOY'S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD. 6s.

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LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, STANFORD STREET

AND CHARING OROSS.

CONTENTS.

COMPANIONSHIP AND EXAMPLE.

Influence of companionship - Force of imitation - Companionship of

the good - Power of associates — Boyhood of Henry Martyn and of

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Dr. Paley - Dr. Arnold an exemplar - Power of good example –
High standard of living - The inspiration of goodness -Admiration
of good men — Influence of gentle natures—Sir W. Napier-Energy

Radiating force of great minds Admire nobly
Johnson and Boswell — Young men's heroes — The envy of small
minds — Admiration and imitation The great musicians — Masters
and disciples - Enduringness of good example - Consolations of a
well-spent life

Pages 63-87

Moral courage - Martyrs of science — Persecution of great discoverers

- Hostility to new views Socrates, Bruno, Galileo, R. Bacon,
Vesalius, and others - Martyrs of faith -Anne Askew, Mary Dyer,
Sir Thomas More — Fortitude of Luther-Strafford and Eliot -
Success often won through failure — Common courage of Doing
Tyranny of “ Society” - Moral cowardice - Pandering to popularity

- Intellectual intrepidity — Energetic courage - Courage and ten-

derness - Generosity of the brave —The Douglas — Laplace – The

magnanimous man - Education of women in courage

Moral

strength of women - Heroism of women — Story of Sarah Martin and

her ministrations in Yarmouth Gaol

123-157

CHAPTER VI.

X SELF-CONTROL

Self-control the root of the virtues — Value of discipline - Supremacy

of self-control Domestic discipline Self-discipline — Virtue of
patience — Character of Hampden - Evils of strong temper - Strat-

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Cheerfulness of disposition – Jeremy Taylor - Cheerfulness a tonic

A beam in the eye- Dr. Marshall Hall, Luther, Lord Palmerston
Great men cheerful — Fielding, Johnson, Scott, Arnold, Sydney Smith

Cheerfulness of men of genius — Euler, Robison, A bauzit, Adan-

son, Malcolm, Burke Basis of cheerfulness Beneficence and
benevolence Power of kindness - Shallowness of discontent-

Morbidity of temper— Querulousness -- St. Francis de Sales on the

Little Virtues — Gentleness - Cheerfulness and hope 216-234

CHAPTER IX.

MANNER-ART.

ness

Dlanner the grace of character - Influence of manner-Politeness

Etiquette -True courtesy -Self-restraint - Practical unpolite-

-Ease of manner — Indications of self-respect — Politeness of

foreigners — Good taste an economist - Instinctive tact of women
Superficiality of manner-Blunt men-Knox and Luther-Johnson's

gruffness — Shyness and reserve - Shyness of Teutonic races — Shy
Englishmen Shakspeare's shyness — Archbishop Whately and
others Shy Americans - Shy men and colonization — Why the

French fail as colonizers - The English race inartistic Art and

civilization

235–263

Men are known by the books they read — Good books the best society -

Interest of biography – The great lesson of biography - The Book of
Books – History and biography - Plutarch's Lives,' their influence

- Plutarch's art Trifles in biography - Portraiture of character
Autobiography - French •Mémoires pour servir ’-Saint-Simon and
La Bruyère — Biography and fiction Great biographies rare -
Boswell's • Johnson '--Men and their contemporaries — Unrecorded
lives — Favourite books of great men — Books the inspirers of youth

- Good books resemble good actions – Books necessaries of life

Moral influence of books

Pages 261-298

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