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MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPH HALL.

The Parting ....................... 170 His Meditations.......

... 201

Palace of the Fairies : Queen Mab's

A Red-breast coming into his Chamber 202

Chariot, and her Journey........ 170 Hearing Music by Night...... ... 202

The Sight of a great Library.

202

BEN JONSON ......

..... 172 The Happy Man...........

203

Cupid ...........

.. 172 Burns's Opinion of Happiness, (note) 203

Hymn to Cynthia......

... 173 Pleasure of Study and Contemplation 204

Prose Writings......

.... 173

Directions for Writing well .... ..... 173 RICHARD LOVELACE ......

205

Character of Lord Bacon............. 174 To Althea .......

206

The Grasshopper.....

206

GEORGE HERBERT..................

Concerning Detraction ...........

...... 175 | THOMAS FULLER............. 207

His Character as a Poet..........

...... 176 His various Works....

207

Sunday..........................

....... 176 Miscellaneous Aphorisms............ 208

The Bosom Sin...................... 177 The Good Schoolmaster.......

208

The Good Wife.....

... 210

THOMAS CAREW........... ........ 177 The Good Sea-captain...

... 210

Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers .. 178 On Travelling.....

.. 211

Persuasions to Love....

..... 178 Of Memory..........

... 212

Pleasure ........

..... 178

ROBERT HERRICK.

.. 213

GERVASE MARKHAM............ ... 179 To Daffodils ......

.. 213

The Good Housewife.....

... 179 To Primroses ...........

... 213

To Blossoms .....

... 214

GEORGE SANDYS ..

... 180 How Heart's-ease first came ... 214

The Lamentation of David......... ... 180 The Captive Bee........

.... 215

Fall of Ancient Empires....... 181 The Night-Piece, to Julia...... .... 215

The Primrose.......

.... 216

WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTH........ 182 Upon a Child that Died....

216

The Necessity of an Unadulterated

Epitaph upon a Child......

216

Scripture....................... 183 Upon a Maid..............

216

Scripture alone the Rule of Faith..... 184

The Sin of Duelling ...... .......... 184 CATHERINE PHILIPS.....

Extract from Dr. Beecher's Sermon on

Against Pleasure........

... 217

the same, (note)................. 186 To my Antenor ........

....217

FRANCIS QUARLES...

... 186 JEREMY TAYLOR ...................

Whither shall I fly?.....

.... 186 On Prayer........

....... 219

The World ..

.. 187 On Toleration......

....... 220

Mercy tempering Justice............

On Content......

....... 221

His Prose Works........... ..... 188 Lines from Burns and Thomson,
Extracts from the Enchiridion... .... 188

(note) ..........

On Covetousness ....

222

WILLIAM DRUMMOND........ ... 190 Adversity ........

222

The Praise of a Solitary Life... ... 190 Lines from Shakspeare, (note).. 222

On Sleep.....

... 191 The Miseries of a Man's Life..... 223

On Spring .......

... 191 Dawn and Progress of Reason.... 223

To his Lute....

... 191 What is Life?............ .........223

To the Nightingale............ 192

ABRAHAM COWLEY..

..... 225

RICHARD ORASHAW......... ..... 192 Gold .........

226

Lines on a Prayer-Book....... ...... 193 The Grasshopper.......

226

Version of Twenty-third Psalm ....... 194 Hymn to Light.......

227

His Prose Works...........

PHINEAS FLETCIIER............... 195 On Myself.........

Account of the Purple Island ........ 195 The Pleasures of a Country Life....

The Shepherd's Life.................

Character of Cromwell........ ...... 230

Envy ..............................

Decay of Human Greatness.......... SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT...... 231

Poet Laureate, what? (note)..........

WILLIAM HABINGTON............. Gondibert, its story......

232

To Castara .......

.... 198 Character and Love of Birtha........ 233

The Vanity of Avarice.......... ..... 198 Song, “The Lark now leaves”....... 235

JOSEPH HALL ......

MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEW-

Alis Satires.........

.... 199 CASTLE ..

236

The Client and Lawyer..... .... 199 1 Mirth and Melancholy.....

236

The Domestic Tutor......

Mirth .........

The Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy ..............

The Fashionable Beau......

201 On the Theme of Love.....

Vis Prose Writings...

2011

The Funeral of Calamity.....

... 238

236

...237

238

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298

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JOHN MILTON........

1 SAMUEL BUTLER

His chief Poetical Works ............ 240 His Apparel.........

296

Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity 241 Butler's Prose A Small Poet........ 296

Lycidas ................. .... 243

Scene from Comus.................. 249 THOMAS BROWNE .................. 298

Invocation to Light ................. 252 His various Works...

Eve's Account of her Creation....... 253 Thoughts on Death and Immortality. 299

Evening in Paradise................ 254 Pride ....................... ...... 300

Rome .............................. 257 Soliloquies of the Old Philosopher and

Athens...............

the Young Lady, (note). ......... 301

Samson's Lamentation for his Blind-

His Latinized English...............

302

ness............................ 258

Sonnet on his own Blindness........ 259 IZAAK WALTON ....

302

To Cyriack Skinner............. ... 260 Complete Angler....

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady...... ... 260 Falconry, account of, (1

303

His Prose Works.............

Dialogue-Falconer ....

303

He consecrates his Powers to the Cause

Venator.....

305

of Truth-Studies and Preparation

Piscator...........

305

for his great work... ........... 261 Piscator and Milk-woman

307

Argument for the Liberty of the Press 265 Exhortation to Contentment....... 308

England and London......... ....... 266

Reform................. ........... 266 ROBERT LEIGHTON.................

309

The Power of Truth................. 267 Despise not the Least................

310

The Poet's Morning................. 268 The Beasts within us............... 310

Symmons's Estimate of bis Character 268 All Christians Preachers ............ 611

Sir Egerton Brydges's Estimate ...... 268 Temperance ........................ 311

The Heart the Great Regulator...... 311

EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLAREN-

A Contracted Sphere no Security

DON ..

against Worldliness............. 312

John Hampden......

270

Character of Charles I., (note)........ 270 ANNE KILLIGREW .....

312

Lord Falkland.....

... 272 The Discontent ......

... 312

ISAAC BARROW .................... 278

Duty of Bounty to the Poor..........
The Structure of the Body a Proof of

Divine Wisdom...... ....... 280

Guilt of making man Property, (note) 280

What is Wit?......

Knowledge a Source of Delight ...... 282

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JOHN DRYDEN...................... 346 GEORGE SEWELL................... 401

His various Works.................. 346 Verses in Anticipation of his own Death 402

Estimate of his Character............ 347

Ode to the Memory of Mrs. Anne Kil SIR RICHARD STEELE.............. 402

legrew ......................... 348 His Claims to be considered the Father

On Milton ...........................

of Periodical Writings.....

Veni Creator Spiritus ...... ...... 349 The Dream ......

Enjoyment of the Present Hour re-

The Death of his Father.......

commended .....

3501 The Strength of True Love.....

His Prose Works.....

351

The Blind restored to Sight.... 407

Shakspeare.......

352

Ben Jonson ...,

DANIEL DE FOE .........

NIEL DE FOE ................... 410

Chaucer and Cowley.........

353 His various Works ... .......... 410

The Heathen-Reason and Revelation 354 Robinson Crusoe discovers the Foot

print........................... 411

JOHN LOCKE...........

356

His various Works...

357 JOHN GAY .......................... 414

Practice and Habit.................. 357 The Bull and the Mastiff ............ 414

Injudicious Haste in Study.......... 359 The Hare and many Friends......... 415

Importance of Moral Education...... 360 His Prose Works.......

416

The Right Improvement of History.. 360 The Village Lovers.................. 416

The Schoolmaster, (note)....

360

Orthodoxy and Heresy ......

361 BARTON BOOTH......

Duty of Preserving Health .....

Sweet are the charms of her I love...

ROBERT SOUTH ..........

362 JOHN ARBUTHNOT....

The Will for the Deed....

363 Know Yourself ......

Covetousness .......

364

The Glory of the Clergy.....

ELIZABETH ROWE............

The Pleasures of Amusement and In-

Despair ....

dustry compared........ ...... 365 A Hymn .............

The Eye of Conscience........ ....... 365

HENRY GROVE......

THOMAS PARNELL .................

The true Art of enjoying Life....

From the Hermit.......

On Novelty......................

Story on which the “ Hermit” is

founded, (note).......

THOMAS TICKELL ........

Hymn to Contentment.............. 368 On the Death of Addison...........

WILLIAM PENN .................... 369 RICHARD BENTLEY ................

Preface to his Maxims......

Authority of Reason in Religion .....

Advice to his Children........... ... 372

WILLIAM SOMERVILLE ......

JOSEPH ADDISON ............ .... 374 Beginning of a Fox-Hunt....

Commencement of the Tatler, (note).. Lines addressed to Addison..........

--Spectator ..... 375

Guardian ..... 376 | JONATHAN SWIFT...

433

On Shakspeare ..................... 377 Wood's Half-Pence.....

434

Bickerstaff's learning Fencing .......

Country Hospitality.....

435

On the Use of the Fan....... .... 378 The Spider and the Bee......

437

The Lover's Leap ............... 381 Partridge's Death foretold ... .. 439

Dissection of a Beau's Head.......... 383 Partridge's Death realized .... ... 440

Coquette's Heart...... 385 His Poetry ...........

. . 442

Visit to Sir Roger in the Country .... 387 Baucis and Philemon......

... 442

Sir Roger at Church .....

390

Moral Tendency of Addison's Writings 391 THOMAS YALDEN.......

..446

Omnipresence of the Deity........... 391 John Partridge's Defence... ......-

Reflections in Westminster Abbey.... 393

His Poetry-Letter from Italy

394 | ALEXANDER POPE..................

Paraphrase of Psalm xxiii............ 895

....................... 452

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ALEXANDER POPE.

GEORGE BERKELEY ................ 510

Pride........

454 Poetry ..........

511

Sound an Echo to the Sense .... 455 South Sea Scheme, (note)..... ...... 511

Evanescence of Poetic Fame..... 455 National Luxury the Road to National

The Scale of Being.....

456

Ruin .....

513

Omnipresence of the Deity..

Address to Bolingbroke..... .... 457 | ELIZABETH TOLLET..

..... 515

The Toilet................. ..... 458 On a Death's-Head ...

515

Description of Belinda...... ...... 458 Winter Song........................ 516

The Baron offers Sacrifice for Success. 459

The Sylphs--their Functions ........ 459 WILLIAM COLLINS ................. 516

The Dying Christian.................

Ode to Fear.........

........ 517

His Prose........................... 462 Ode to Evening ..

........ 519

Letter to Steele on Early Death...... 462 The Passions.....

..... 520

Shakspeare......... ........... 463 Ode to the Brave.................... 523

Homer and Virgil compared ......... 464 Ode to Mercy ....................... 523

On the Death of Thomson............ 524

ROBERT BLAIR .

The Grave....

SAMUEL RICHARDSON............. 525

Death-divided Friendships ........... 466 Moral Sentiments--Benevolence, Ca-

Death, the good Man's Path to Heaven

lumny, Censure, Children, Educa-

tion ....... ................. 527

JAMES THOMSON ................... 468 Friendship, General Observations .... 528

Loves of the Birds................... 469 The Good Man .......

A Summer Scene......

....... 470 The Good Woman, Youth............

A Thunder-Shower....... ........... 470

Summer Evening ................... 470 THOMAS SHERLOCK ................ 529

The Springs of Rivers............... 471 Different Ends of Religion and Infi-

A Man perishing in the Snows of

delity........

...... 530

Winter......................... 472 The Information the Gospel gives most

The various Sufferings in Winter .... 473

desirable........................ 530

Moral of the Seasons ................ 473 Christ and Mohammed compared..... 532

Hymn on the Seasons............... 474

From the Castle of Indolence....

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU. 532

Eastern Manners and Language ....

533

ISAAC WATTS........... ...... 479 France in 1718..........

535

A Summer Evening....

... 480 Female Education..........

535

The Rose........

... 481

Few Happy Matches...... ......... 481 JOHN BYROM.............. .... 538

Looking Upward.....

A Pastoral ...

.... 538

Seeking a divine Calm in a restless

The Three Black Crows........

...... 540

World..... ..................... 483

Launching into Eternity............. 483 WILLIAM KING........... ...... 541

His Prose.......

... 484

Virgil ..............

..... 541

General Directions relating to our A Repartee.........

..... 543

Ideas......

...... 48

Singular Conduct ................... 544

Rules for Improvement by Conversa-

tion............................ 48 | WILLIAM SHENSTONE.............. 546

The School-Mistress ................. 546

CONYERS MIDDLETON..............

Cicero offers Himself to the Bar...... 490 ROBERT DODSLEY .....

549

Close of Cicero's Consulship..........

Emulation ....

550

Character of Pompey............

492

Temperance ...

550

Anger .......

551

HENRY ST. JOHN (BOLINGBR

494 Woman .......

552

Absurdities of Useless Learning......

Rich and Poor ...

.... 553

The Use of History.......

.... 497 Benevolence......:

...... 554

The World our Country..........

..... 497

Fortune not to be trusted........... EDWARD YOUNG........

Introduction to the Night Thoughts,

PHILIP DODDRIDGE......... .. 499

the Value of Time, &c. .......... 556

Letter to a Female Friend...........

Man's Resolutions to Reform ........ 559

Letter to his ife..........

Life and Death...................... 559

The true Use of Learning............

Dying Rich ......................... 559

· Worldly Cares....

502 Society necessary for Happiness. ..... 560

His Poetry .......

... 503 Insufficiency of Genius and Station

The Sabbath........

503

without Virtue....

560

Self-examination.......

503 The Love of Praise....

...... 562

Entering into Covenant...

504 The Languid Lady ...

...... 562

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CATHERINE TALBOT.......

566 | WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM. .

A Sense of God's Presence..

566 Our own Reason, and Others' Experi-

Self-Examination ....

567

ence to be used ................. 643

All can do Good.........

567

Importance of Time...... ..... 568 SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE........ 645

Poetry .........

..... 569 The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse... 645

Importance of Early Rising...

SAMUEL JOHNSON...........

TIOMAS CHATTERTON ............. 570 Lines of Garrick, (note)....

648

Death of Sir Charles Bawdin......... 571 Letter to Lord Chesterfield ........... 649

Resignation ......................... 577 The Voyage of Life.................. 653

Knowledge to be accommodated to the

MARK AKENSIDE................... 578

Purposes of Life................. 656

Introduction. The Subject proposed 579 Right Improvement of Time.........

Man's immortal Aspirations......... 580 Duty of Forgiveness.........

659

Cause of our Pleasure in Beauty ..... 582 Solitude not Desirable.......

660

Superiority of Moral Beauty......... 582 Gayety and Good Humor ......

661

Taste.....

..... 583 The Conversation of Authors ........ 661

Conclusion .................. ....... 584 Books and Tradition .............. 662

Prevention of Evil Habits ........... 662

THOMAS GRAY.........

... 585 From the Preface to his Dictionary... 662

The Progress of Poetry ............

..... 587 Reflections on Landing at Iona ...... 663

The Bard.....

....... 590 Picture of the Miseries of War....... 664

Elegy written in & Country Church-

Parallel between Dryden and Pope... 665

yard ...

....... 596 Shakspeare .......

666

On a distant Prospect of Eton College 599 The Fate of Poverty..

669

Song .........

...... 602

Cardinal Wolsey.....

669

Prose Workg......... .............. 603 Charles XII .......

670

How he Spends his Time in the Coun-

Objects of Petition.............. 671

try ............................ 60 Folly of Procrastination............. 671

Netley Abbey and Southampton.-

Beautiful Sunset.......

MRS. GREVILLE..................... 672

To Mr. Nichols, on the Death of his

Prayer for Indifference.............. 672

Mother......................... 605

To Mr. Mason, on the Death of his ROBERT LOWTH .................... 673

Wife ........................... 60 Philosophy and Poetry compared as

Sources of Pleasure and Instruc-

TOBIAS SMOLLET .......

.... 606

tion............................ 674

The Tears of Scotland ....

.. 607 Utility of Poetry, by Leigh Hunt, (note) 674

Ode to Leven Water........ .... 608 Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah.....: 678

JOHN HAWKESWORTH ........... THOMAS WARTON ......

680

Value of Familiar Letters ...........

The Hamlet, an Ode................. 681

Danger of Relapse after Purposes of The Crusade, an Ode ................ 682

Amendment .......

....... 6

How far the Precept to Love our Ene WILLIAM ROBERTSON......

684

mies is Practicable..... ......... 612 Resignation of Charles V...... ... 684

Carazan, the Merchant of Bagdad.... 615 Columbus discovering America ...... 687

A Lesson from the Flight of Time.... 617

Hymn ............................. 618 EDWARD GIBBON....

His Birth ...........

689

OLIVER GOLDSMITH ...

..... 618

Education.........

689

Italy ......

... 622

First Love .....................

France...

... 623

Interview with his Father ...... 691

Britain .........

... 624

- Publication of his History....... 692

The Village Preacher ..

625

- Completion of his History....... 693

Elegy on Mrs. Blaize....

... 626 Invention and Use of Gunpowder .... 694

Prose Works ...........

... 627

Life Endeared by Age..

SIR WILLIAM JONES ............... 695

A City Night-Piece......

..... 629 The Bible.........

697

Scenery of the Alps......... ...... 631 An Ode........

................. 697

History of a Poet's Garden ....

.... 631 Description of Milton's Residence..... 698

All cannot be Poets................. 634

ROBERT BURNS..................... 700

DAVID HUME.............

.. 635 Professor Wilson's Remarks ......... 701

On Delicacy of Taste................

To a Mountain Daisy................ 703

On Simplicity and Refinement....... 637 To Mary in Heaven..........

The Middle Station of Life...........

Lessons for Life ............... 705

The Cotter's Saturday Night......... 706

WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM 639 Man was made to Mourn............ 710

Study of the Classics recommended., 610

General Advice to the Youthful Stu EDMUND BURKE.................... 712

dent .......

.... 641! Efforts of English Abolitionists, (note) 713

690

636

704

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