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JEAN INGELOW . . . . . . . . 1830-1897 6149

Songs of Seven.

The High Tide on the coast of Lincolnshire.

Give us Love and give us Peace.

The Shepherd Lady.

Sleep.

Love.

WASHINGTON IRVING . . . . . : . 1783-18596464

Rip Van Winkle.

The Spectre Bridegroom.

The Art of Book-making.

A Moorish Palace.

HELEN FISKE HUNT JACKSON. . . . . 1831-1885 6504

My Hickory Fire.

Crossed Threads.

Burnt Ships.

Outward Bound.

HENRY JAMES . . . . .

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6507

. 1843-

Daisy Miller : a Study.

Mrs. Almond's Party.

Nanda and Vanderbank.

Ivan Turgeneff.

RICHARD JEFFERIES . . . . . . . . 1848-1887 6544

The Breeze on Beachy Head.

THOMAS JEFFERSON . . . . . . . . 1743–1826 6551

The Declaration of Independence, 1776.

On Fiction.

The Moral Influence of Slavery,

Letter to Mr. Hopkinson.

Letter to Dr. Styles.

Letter to James Madison.

JEROME KLAPKA JEROME. . . . . . . 1861-

6576

Change and Rest.

The Start.

Uncle Podger.

The Maze.

Packing.

Modern Art Treasures.

DOUGLAS WILLIAM JERROLD . .

. . 1803–1857 6594

Mr. Caudle has lent Five Pounds to a Friend.

Mr. Caudle has lent an Acquaintance the Family Umbrella.

On Mr. Caudle's Shirt Buttons.

Mrs. Caudle suggests that her Dear Mother should “Come

and live with them."

Mr. Caudle, having come Home a little late, declares that

henceforth “ He will have a Key."

Mr. Caudle has not acted like a Husband” at the Wedding

Dinner.

Mrs. Caudle" wishes to know if they're going to the Seaside,

or not, - this Summer - that's all.”

Mrs. Caudle dwells on Caudle's “ Cruel Neglect” of her on

Board the “Red Rover."

The Tragedy of the Till.

SARAH ORNE Jewett . . . . . . . . 1849– 6627

Mrs. Bonny.

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HOOD, THOMAS, a distinguished English poet and humorist; born in London, May 23, 1799; died there, May 3, 1845. He was in his fifteenth year apprenticed to a wood-engraver, and acquired some facility as a comic draughtsman. He wrote verses for periodicals while a mere boy. In 1822 he became sub-editor of the “London Magazine." In 1826 he put forth the first series of “Whims and Oddities," illustrated by himself. In 1827 he published “ National Tales," and a volume of “Poems,” among which were “ The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies,” “Nero and Leander,” and “Lycus, the Centaur,” all of a serious character. He edited the annual called “ The Gem” for 1829, in which appeared “The Dream of Eugene Aram.” In 1829 he brought out a second series of “ Whims and Oddities." In 1830 he began the publication of the “ Comic Annual,” of which eleven volumes appeared, the last being in 1842. In 1834 he wrote “Tylney Hall,” his only novel. Pecuniary difficulties and impaired health induced him in 1837 to take up his residence on the Continent, where he remained three years, writing “ Up the Rhine." Returning to England in 1841, he became for two years the editor of the “New Monthly Magazine.” He then started “ Hood's Magazine,” which he kept up until close upon his death. He was also a contributor to “ Punch," in which appeared in 1844 “The Song of the Shirt” and “ The Bridge of Sighs,” both composed upon a sick-bed from which he never rose. Hood's broken health during the three or four later years of his life rendered his pecuniary condition an embarrassed one; but he accepted the situation bravely and uncomplainingly. The most playful and humorous of poets, there is yet a melancholy in all his numbers that now and then dominates his song entirely, — " The Hostler's Lament” and “ The Haunted House " constituting examples. “The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies" is worthy of the hand that wrote “ The Song of the Shirt." He has had more imitators than any other modern poet. VOL. XII. - 1

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