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End Matter

Bibliography

absence

abuse, verbal

accidents

action and consequence

action and inaction

adversity

advice

age

agreement

ambition

anger

animals

anticipation

appearance

appearance, deceptive

appearance, significant

army

assistance

associates

badness

beauty

beginnings and endings

behaviour

bigness

bird lore

blessings

boasting

boldness

borrowing and lending

bravery

brevity and long‐windedness

bribery and corruption

business

busybodies

buying and selling

calendar lore

caution

certainty and uncertainty

change

character

charity

children

children and parents

choices

Christianity

circumstances

civility

cleanliness

clothing

coercion

coincidence

common sense

company

compassion

compulsion

concealment

conduct

confession

conscience

consequences

constancy and inconstancy

content and discontent

co‐operation

corruption

courage

cowardice

credulity

cunning

curiosity

danger

death

deception

decision and indecision

deeds

democracy

deserts

desire

despair

desperation

destiny

destruction

diet

difficulties

diligence

disappointment

discipline

discretion

dishonesty

dissimilarity

division

doctors

dreams

dress

drink

drunkenness

eavesdroppers

economy, false

education

efficiency and inefficiency

employers and employees

ends

enemies

Englishness

entertaining

environment

envy

equality

error

evil

example, good and bad

exception

excess

excuses

exercise

expectation

expense

experience

extravagance

fair dealing

faith

faithfulness

fame and obscurity

familiarity

family

fashion

fate and fatalism

fickleness

fiction

fighting

finality

finds

folly

food and drink

fools

foresight and hindsight

forgetfulness

forgiveness

fortune

free will and compulsion

friends

futility

future

gains and losses

garden lore

gentleness

gentry

getting and spending

giving and receiving

good and evil

good fortune

good things

government

gratitude and ingratitude

great and small

greed

guile

guilt

gullibility

habit

happiness

harmony and disharmony

haste

hatred

health

help

heredity

hindsight

hints

history

holidays

home

honesty and dishonesty

honour

hope and despair

horse lore

hospitality

houses

human nature

hunger

husbands

hypocrisy

idiosyncrasy

idleness

ignorance

illusion

illustration

imitation

impatience

impossibility

improvement

inconstancy

indecision

independence

industriousness

ingratitude

injustice

innovation

intentions

interference

intimacy

just deserts

justice and injustice

justification

knowledge

lateness

laughter

law and lawyers

laziness

learning

lending

lies

life

loans

long‐windedness

losers

loss

love

love, blighted

love, prosperous

luck

lying

malice

manners

marriage

marvels

masters and servants

meanness

means

men and women

merriment

methods

middle age

mischief

misfortune

mistakes

moderation

money

mortality

murder

national characteristics

Nature

nature and nurture

necessity

neighbours

news

novelty

obedience

obscurity

observation

obstinacy

old age

omens

opinions

opportunity

opportunity, missed

opportunity, taken

opposites

optimism

orderliness

origins

past

patience and impatience

peace

peril

perseverance

persistence

persuasion

pity

politeness

politics

possessions

possibility and impossibility

poverty

power

pragmatism

pride

procrastination

professions

property

prosperity

providence

prudence

public opinion

public relations

punctuality

quarrelsomeness

rain

reality and illusion

reciprocity

recreation

regrets

reputation

retribution

revenge

rewards

riches

risk

rules, general

rulers and ruled

rumour

safety

seasons

secrecy

security

self‐help

self‐interest

self‐preservation

separation

servants

silence

similarity and dissimilarity

slander

sleep

smallness

society

soldiers

speech and silence

spending

staying power

strength and weakness

stress

stupidity

success

superstition

tact

talkativeness

taste

teamwork

theft

thrift

tidiness

time

tolerance

trades and skills

travel

trouble

trust and scepticism

truth

uncertainty

unity and division

value

variety

villainy

violence

virtue

wanting and having

warfare

waste

ways and means

weakness

wealth

weather lore

weddings

wilfulness

winners and losers

wisdom

wishes

wives and husbands

women

words and deeds

work

worry

wrong‐doers

youth