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CONTENTS.

32

AIR JOIN MANDEVILLE.

17 WILLIAM TYNDALE

From the Prologue...

18 Various Translations of the Bible.... 53

The Chinese

19 His Death

54

Spherical Forun of the Earth.

20

Tyndale's Version, Luke x. 25.

55

JOHN WICLIF....

21 SIR THOMAS WYATT..

55

Gratitude due the Reformer (note).. 22

The Lover complaineth of the unkind.

Wordsworth's Lines ou Wielif (note).. 22

ness of his Love...

50

Wiclif's Apology...

23

He prayeth not to be Disdained, &c.. 57

All-sufficiency of the Scriptures.. 23

Description of One he would love 57

Papal Opposition to Wiclit, (note) 23 of the Mean and Sure Estate

58

Specimen of his Translation of the Of his Return from Spain. -

68

Bible....

24 Prose...

58

Letter to his Son....

50

JOHN BARBOUR .

25

Apostropbe to Freedom

25 HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY 60

Paraphrase of the same, (note)... 26 Prisoner in Windsur...

61

Dr. Nott's Comparison between Surrey

GEOFFREY CHAUCER.

26

and Wyatt, (note)

61

Boccacio's Decameron, (note).

27 The Frailty of Beauty..

63

Prologue to Canterbury Tales.

28 In Praise of his Lady-love

63

lofluence on the Reformation, (note). 28 Description of Spring..

64

The Knight and Squire: -

29

A happy Life, and the Means to attain 61

The Clerk

30

it........

64

The Wife..

30

The Parson .

31 HUGH LATIMER

65

Troilus and Creseida..

32 His Martyrdom

63

Romaunt of the Rose.

32 A Yeoman of Henry VII.'s Time ..... 65

The House of Fame

Examined before the Bishops ·

66

Eagle's Flight with the Poet.

33 Cause and Effect.

67

Pope's Imitation, (note)

The Flower and the Leaf

33 SIR JOIIN CHEKE

68

Prose-Upon Riches.

33 Lines from Milton, (note)

68

The New and the Old Religion con-

JOHN GOWER

trasted

69

Confessio Amantis

34

Story of Florent........

35 JOHN HEYWOOD.

70

The Drama

70

JAMES I. OP SCOTLAND

38 Miracle Plays.....

70

The King's Quair..

38 Moral Plays

70

On his Beloved.........

39 Writers of Elizabeth's Reign, (note).. 70
Interludes

71

WILLIAM CAXTON.......

42 From the Four P's...

Discovery of the Art of Printing, (note) 42 Palmer and Pilgrim, (uote)..

71

Origin of the Name of Albion

43

JOHN STILL...

77

WILLIAM DUNBAR

Gammer Gurton's Needle........ 73

The Thistle and the Rose

45 Extract from

Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins.. 45

No Treasure without Gladness.

46 ROGER ASCHAM..

From the Toxophilus

73

SIR THOMAS MORE..

47 In Praise of the Goose...

76

Interview with Erasmug..

47

Apology for Writing in English..

The Utopia, account of

48 Intermixture of Study and Exercise.. 18

His other Works....

50 Consequences of Neglected Educatica 78

Queen Margaret's Speech on giving Dangers of Foreign Travel........... 79

up her son to the “ Protector".. 50

His Marriages...

51 SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

His Letter to his Wife

52 The Arcadia

9

94

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

Description of Arcadia..

81

Prose Writings..

..... 126

Pamela and Philoclea.

81 A Fair and Lappy Milkmaid......... 126

Description of a Stag-hunt...

82

His Defence of Poesy:

83 WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

127

Character of the Poet.

83 Chronological List of his Playg. ...... 128

Philosopher, Historian, and Poet, com- Ben Jonson's Encomium

129

pared

84

Dryden's Encomium ...

129

In Praise of Poesy

85 From the "Merchant of Venice,"—the

Poetry-Sonnet to Sleep..

87

Three Caskets ....

130

The Seven Ages......

137

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE .......... 87 Clarence's Dream

135

A Passionate Shepherd to his Love... 87 Fall of Cardinal Wolsey..

137

Queen Mab and the Fairies

139

ROBERT SOUTHWELL...

88

Life and Death weighed .

140

The Power of Truth, Bryant, (note). 89

Mercy..

111

Times go by Turns.

89 Fame to be kept bright by Activity... 141

Scorn not the Least.

90 The Commonwealth of Bees.

142

Content and Rich..

90

Prose-Mary Magdalen's Tears

91 BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.

143

Life hath no Unmeddled Joy..

92 Address to Melancholy.

... 143

The Lifo of Man...

14+

EDMUND SPENSER..

93 Morning

144

Remarks on the “Faerie Queene".

Exhortation to Early Rising.

144

The Knight and the Lady..

95 The Shepherd's Evening.

1-15

Una followed by the Lion..

97

Description of Prince Arthur

99 SIR WALTER RALEIGH............. 146

- Belphobe...

100 The Fall of mighty Empires—The Folly

The Care of Angels over Men.

102

of Ambition The Power of Death 147

The Seasons ..

102

His various Prose Works............ 148

Criticisms of Mackintosh, Hazlitt, and Poetry

149

Campbell, (notes)..

103 A Description of the Country's Recrea-

Prose Works...

103
tions

149
The Irish Bards.

104 Sir Egerton Brydges's Opinion of him
as a Poet, note)...

149

RICHARD IIOOKER

104 The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd · 150

His Ecclesiastical Polity:

105 A Vision upon the Faerie Queene..... 151

His Letter to the Archbishop.... 105 The Soul's Errand.

151

The Necessity and Majesty of Law... 106 His last Letter to his Wife

153

Sudden Death not Desirable... 107

The Excellency of the Psalms......... 108 LADY ELIZABETH CAREY...... 154

On Forgiveness of Injuries..

154

ENGLISH MINSTRELSY.

109

Account of the Minstrels.

109 SAMUEL DANIEL

155

Sir Pat: Spens

109 His History of the Civil Wars ....... 155

Chevy Chase...

112

Equanimity

156

The Two Corbies....

116 Richard the Second....

157

QUEEN ELIZABETII

117 GILES FLETCHER..

158

Verses on her own Feelings..

117 Redemption

158

Historical Account of them, (note). 117

FRANCIS BACON

159

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE ..... 118 Account of his various Works ....... 160

Coverdale's Bible.......

118 Diverse Objects of Men to gain Know-

Matthewe's Bible.....

..... 118

ledge...

161

Cranmer's, or the Great Bible........ 119 Preservation of Knowledge.......... 161

Taverner's Bible.

119 Pleasure of Knowledge-

162

Geneva Bible...

119

Uses of Knowledge..

Bishops' Bible

119 Studieg ....

163

Douay Bible...

119 End of Knowledge.

.... 104

King James's Bible

119 Immortality of Literary Fame....... 164

Account of the same

119

Influence of the Bible on the English JOHN DONNE

165

Mind.....

120 The Farewell....

166

Mrs. Ellis's Remarks, (note)..

121

Prose ..

167

The Psalms

167

THOMAS SACKVILLE....

121 Christians to Preach by Example.... 167

From the Ferrex and Porrex

122

God way by Worshipped anywhere 167

The Mirror of Magistrates

122 Greatest Cross to have no Cross ... ... 168

Allegorral Characters in Hell. 122

Anger

168

AIR TIIOMAS OVERBURY

125 MICHAEL DRAYTON

169

The Wife

126

Chorus of the Birds..

169

... 170

.. 214

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...

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 2016

Prose Writings...

173

Directions for Writing well

173 RICHARD LOVELACE

205

Character of Lord Bacon..

174

To Althea .......

..... 206

The Grasshopper.

200

GEORGE HERBERT.

175

Concerning Detraction

175 | THOMAS FULLER..

207

His Character as a Poet.

176 llis various Works.....

207

Sunday..

176 Miscellaneous Aphorismg. ..... 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 HIERRICK.

213

GERVASE MARKHAM..

179 To Daffodils

..... 213

The Good Housewife.

179 To Primroses ..

213

To Blossoins

GEORGE SANDYS

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

The Lamentation of David...... 180

The Captive Bee.

215

Hall of Ancient Empires. ...... 181

The Night-Piece, to Julia.

... 216

The Priin rose

218
WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTII........ 182 Upon a Child that Died.

216
The Necessity of an Unadulterated Epitaph upon & Child.

216

Scripture

183

Upon a Maid.

216

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

The sin of Duelling

184 CATHERINE PHILIPS

216

Extract from Dr. Beecher's Sermon on Against Pleasure...

217

the same, (note)...

186 To my Antenor

..217

FRANCIS QUARLES..

186 | JEREMY TAYLOR

218

Whither shall I fly?.

186 On Prayer

219

The World

187 On Toleration........

220

Mercy tempering Justice.

188 On Content...

221

His Prose Works

188 Lines from Burns and Thomson,

Extracts from the Enchiridion.

188
(note)...

221
On Covetousnesg ....

222

WILLIAM DRUMMOND.

190

Adversity

The Praise of a Solitary Life.

190 Lines from Shakspeare, (note)..

On Sleep..

191 The Miseries of a Man's Life.

223

191

Dawn and Progrex a Reason.

223

To bis Lute..

191 What is Lifel.....-

223

To the Nightingale.

192

ABRANIAM COWLEY.

225

RICHARD CRASHAW

192 Gold

2:26

Lines on a Prayer-Book...

193 The Grasshopper...

226

Version of Twenty-third Psalm. 194 Hymn to Light

2:27

His Prose Works

227

PUINEAS FLETCHER...

195 On Myself...

27

Arcount of the Purple Island.

193 The Pleasures of a Country Life..... 2:29

The Shepherd's Life

195 Character of Cromwell.

230

Envy

196

Decay of Human Greatness -

196 SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT.

231

Poet Laureate, what? (note).

231

WILLIAM HABINGTON..

197

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

190 MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEW-

Elis Satires......

199 CASTLE

226

The Client and Lawyer.

199 Mirth and Melancholy......

236

The Dumestic Tutor

200 Mirth

236

The Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy

237

The Fashionable Beau.

201 On the Theme of Love..

238

201 The Funeral of Calamity.

238

On Spring

JOUN MILTON..

239 SAMUEL BUTLER

His chief Poetical Works

210

His Apparel....

296

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

Lycidas

243

Scene from Comug..

219 THOMAS BROWNE ......... ....... 298

Jnvocation to Light .
252 His various Works.

293

Eve's Account of her Creation....... 253 Thoughts on Death and Immortality: 239

Evening in Paradise.

254 Pride

300

Rome...

257 Soliloquies of the Old Philosopher and

Atheng..

257 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.

200

Complete Angler.....

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady. ...... 200 Falconry, account of, (note).

303

His Prose Works.

260 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 205 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 his Character 263 All Christians Preachery ............ oil

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

269

against Worldliuess..

312

John Hampden..

.. 270

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

312

Lord Falkland...

... 272 The Discontent

312

316

324

288 Experience of Human Character..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation

... 33.

parison

289 Character of Sir Matthew Hale ...... 334

On Prayer

..... 289

Theological Controversies... .... 836

Of Faith and Works.

....... 290

Sedulity and Diligence .............. 290 JOHN TILLOTSON

336

Content makes Rich

291

False and True Pleasure

337

Morning and Evening Prayer ....... 292

Evidence of a Creator in the Structure

of the World

337

SAMUEL BUTLER...

292 Education....

338

Macaulay's Character of the Puritans, Coleridge's Views of Education, (note) 338

(note).

203 Formation of a Youthful Mind

338

Description of Hudibras. ............ 293 Worldly lotiuences..

339

Hudibras's Logic

......... 294

His Mathematics

........ 295 | UENRY VAUGHAN

......... 339

His Metaphysics.

........ 295 Early Rising and Prayer. ........ 340

332

340/

...

347

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

402

legrew

.. 348

His Claims to be considered the Father

On Milton ......

349 of Periodical Writings...

403

Veni Creator Spiritus

349 The Dream

404

Enjoyment of the Present Hour re- The Death of his father.

405

commended

350 The Strength of True Love.

105

His Prose Works.

351 The Blind restored to Sight

407

Shakspeare..

352

Ben Jonson

352 DANIEL DE FOE

410

Chaucer and Cowley..

353

His various Works ...

410

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

print.

JOHN LOCKE .

356

His various Works........

357 | JOHN GAY ...

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 Lovery.......

416
The Schoolmaster, (note)..

300

Orthodoxy and Heresy

361 BARTON BOOTH......

418

Duty of Preserving Health.

362 Sweet are the charms of her I love... 418

ROBERT SOUTH ..

362 JOHN ARBUTINOT.

419

The Will for the Deed..

363 Know Yourself

420

Covetousness

361

The Glory of the Clergy..

365 ELIZABETH ROWE.

422

The Pleasures of Amusement and In- Despair

4:23

dustry compared.

... 365

A Hymn

423

The Eye of Conscience.

365

HENRY GROVE.

424

THOMAS PARNELL

366

The true Art of enjoying Life.

425

From the Hermit...

367

On Novelty...

426

Story on which the “Hermit” is

founded, (note)

367 THOMAS TICKELL

427

Hymn to Contentment.

..... 368 On the Death of Addison.

427

WILLIAM PENN ..

369 RICHARD BENTLEY

429

Preface to his Maxims.

370 Authority of Reason in Religion 10

Advice to his Children..

372

WILLIAM SOMERVILLE

431

JOSEPH ADDISON

874 Beginning of a Fox-Hunt.

431

Commencement of the Tatler, (note). . 375 Lines addressed to Addison.

432

Spectator

375

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

433

On Shakspeare

377 Wood's Half-Pence

434

Bickerstaff's learning Fencing

378 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 lead..

383

Partridge's Death realized

410

Coquette's Heart.. 385

His Poetry

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.....

Omnipresence of the Deity...

391 John Partridge's Defence......... 46

Reflections in Westminster Abbey.

393

His Poetry--Letter from Italy 394 | ALEXANDER POPE.

450

Paraphrase of Psalın xxiii.

395

Messiah

462

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