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INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

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Abbotsford, Irving at.......
369 Childe Harold, Byron on..

397

Æneid and Virgil's Genius.....

168 Children, Hale's Letter to his

67

Albania, Byron at......

395 Children of Light

428

Alfred, Hume on............
190 Chinese, Condition of the....................

340

America, Burke on........

234 | Christ, Ascension of............

70

American Literature.

410 | Christ, Character and Influence of ........ 529

Ancestry, Pride of.......

362 Christ, Divinity of .

290

Animals, Cruelty to ........

356 Christ, Miracles of

247

Anjou and Elizabeth

37 | Christ and Socrates...

265

Arts, Herschel on the.....

402 Christian's Dependence upon his Re-

Ascham, Roger, and Lady Jane Grey... 332 deemer.....

359

Astronomy, Uses of ...

411 Christianity, Proposed Abolition of...... 126

Augustan Age in England....

230 Christianity the Great Remedy

479

Authorship, Prescott on.......

427 Christianity and Natural Religion

255

Church of England...

27

Bacon, Von Schlegel on.......

306 Civilization, Guizot on..........

389

Bastille, Attack upon the......

418 Clovernook and its Inn

456

Battle of the Nile......

319 Columbus, First Voyage of.....

368

Battle of Princeton...

245 Confessions of a Drunkard..

329

Battle of Trafalgar.....

322 Conscience, Butler on..........

164

Battle of Trenton.........

244 Contentment, Walton on.......

Beards, Budgell on....

154 Controversy, Baxter on.........

74

Beattie on his " Minstrel".

252 Controversy, Hall on............

282

Beauty, Bacon on.....

39 Conversation, Fuller on........

61

Beauty, Emerson on.............

458 Conversation, Usher on........

209

Beauty, Personal

208 Copyright, Macaulay on.......

441

Beauty and Love, Scale of.

132 Countries, Ancient......

45

Bible as a Study.....

451 Cowper on his Poems.

243

Bois-Guilbert and Rebecca

309 Cromwell, Clarendon on.......

Books, Choice of .......

419 Cromwell, Guizot on .......

392

Books, De Bury on.........

17

Books, Hillard on.....

478 Daughter, Death of a........

91

Books, Meditation among the........... 224 Day of Judgment....

226

Books and Book-Buyers, Ruskin on...... 521 Death, Ignorance of the Time of .... 116

Books, Buying, Beecher on....

503 Decision of Character.......

297

Books and Reading, Lamb on ........... 327 | Detraction, Felltham on .......

60

Books and Reading, Watts on.............. 140 Devils in the Head .

50

Britain, Languages of....

52 | Devotional Feelings..

170

British Nation, Industry of the ........... 361 Divine Benevolence

261

Buonaparte, Phillips on........

387 Divinity, Law, and Physic.....

133

Burning of Vanities......

533 Don Quixote, Cervantes on....

32

Busy-Body, Hall on the.....

43 Don Quixote, Hallam on.......

336

Caius Marius to the Romans

14 Earth, Insignificance of the................. 355

Calamity, Compensation of....... 460 Earthquakes, London..........

201

Caliph Vathek and his Palaces

278 Education, Classical...

421

Candid Man........

466 Education, Female, Lady Montagu on.. 162

Castle-Building, Steele on..

130 Education, Female, Sydney Smith on... 300

Castle of Udolpho .....

283 Education of the Middle Classes........ 420

Cato, Smith on..

525 Education, Spencer on...........

.523

Charles I., Clarendon on........

66 Education, True and False.................

63

Charles II., Death of....

444 Elegance, Thoughts on ........

207

Charles V., Robertson on ..
211 | Elizabeth, Amy Robsart, and Leicester. 310

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PAGB 342

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Elizabeth, Hume on..

191 Immortality, Consciousness of......... Elizabeth, Prescott on.........

423 Immortality, Universal Belief in......... 303 Elizabeth, Rapin on...........

122 Incarnation, Mystery of the....... 76 Elizabeth, Scott on.........

310 Incomprehensibility of God.... Elizabeth, Literature of the Age of...... 345 Indians, Employment of....

177 Eloquence, Webster on

364 Inferior Animals, Cruelty to...... 172 English Literature, Progress of. 313 Ingratitude an Incurable Vice......... 106 English People, Best

488 Inquiry and Private Judgment in ReEnthusiasm, Defence of.. 499 ligion........

48 Everett, Hillard on........ 476 Insanity, Symptoms of.......

481 Evil Speaking, Selden on 50 Inventions, Revival of.......

507 Excellency of the Christian Religion..... 93 Irish Village and School-House....... 435 Exercise, Combe on

430 Irving and Scott's last Interview.... 371 Exercise, Elyot on..........

52 Isabella of Spain and Elizabeth of EngExistence of God.. 73 land.........

423 Faith in Providence.... 454 Johnson, Macaulay on

447 Fame, Love of....... 188 Judgments of God...

58 Faults, Beecher on.... 504 Junius to the King.

293 Feast in the Manner of the Ancients. 213 Fire in London, 1666.... 81 Knowledge, God's .......

86 Fortune, Petrarch on.......... 18 Knowledge, Love of ..........

51 Fossils of the Old Red Sandstone..... 453 France, Critics and Moralists of 216 Labour, Division of.......

220 Francis of Assisi.......... 20 Ladies, Unmarried....

158 Franklin, Overbury on a......... 48 Language, Changes in ....

433 Franklin, Jefferson on.. 260 Languages, Harris on........

180 Franklin and the American Revolution 250 Languages, Spencer on......

524 French, Character of the..... 57 | Last Judgment...

105 French Revolution .... 285 Latin and Greek...

299 Friendship in Heaven 386 Laughter, Hobbes on...

51 Friendship and Benevolence... 153 Law Studies, Shars wood on.....

483 Future State, Berkeley on...... 151 Law, Study of the, Blackstone on......... 221

Laws in General, Blackstone on... 222 Genius, Emerson on ........

460 Laws, Sleeping, Bentham on ....... 271 Golden City, Approach to the 90 Learning, Useless........

145 Good Breeding, Chesterfield on. 166 Lexicography, Johnson on.

182 Good Breeding, Warton on... 218 Liberty and Government..

83 Good Works, Franklin on 173 Libraries, Roman.

247 Government, Burke on ........ 235 Life, Conduct of...

59 Grant, Sir William...... 338 Life Not too Short.

115 Great Seal, More's Resignation of the... 46 Literary Aspirations..

62 Greatness, Inconvenience of......... 30 Literature, National..

853 Greek and Roman Authors..... 137 Loneliness, Vaughan on.

509 Lord's Supper......

334 Hamlet, Hazlitt on...... 348 Love, Bacon on

39 Happiness, Butler on.... 69 Love, Power of

458 Happiness of Others.... 343 Luther, Robertson on........

211 Happiness and Misery.

197 Harley, Death of.... 262 Mahomet, Gibbon on........

257 Hastings, Impeachment of. 236 | Mambrino's Helmet..

33 Hastings, Trial of ...

442 Man's Writing a Memoir of Himself..... 295 Heathen, Future State of the... 242 Marriage, Prospect of........

162 Henry VIII., Froude on......... 514 Marriages, Early.

173 Henry VIII., Hume on.......... 190 Mary, Queen of Scots, Execution of...... 515 History, Credit due to

75 Mary, Queen of Scots, Robertson on..... 210 Homer, Blackwall on... 137 Mathematical Learning...

141 Homer, Fox on ... 272 Matrimonial Happiness..

162 Homer and Virgil, Pope on... 157 Matrimony, Dickens on.

497 Honour to God.....

95 Melancholy and Contemplation. Horace, Spence on......... 169 Memory, Fuller on...

61 Human Life, Shortness of.. 146 Memory, Stewart on........

276 Humility, Selden on 50 Memory, Watts on......

139 Hypocrite, Hall on the........ 43 Memory, Winslow on..

482 Men and Women....

160 Image-Breakers of the Netherlands...... 505 / Merey, God's...

155

INDEX OF SUBJECTS.

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PAGE
Mexico, Prescott on...

426 Ravenswood and Lucy Ashton..... 308
Milton, Country Retreat of..
263 Reading, Gibbon on.......

258
Milton, Ellwood on......
114 Religion and Moral Conduct.

198
Mind, Knowledge of the.........

186 Religion not Hostile to Pleasure.... 106
More, Sir Thomas, Mackintosh on........ 286 Religion, Sherlock on........

148
Remorse, Godwin on...........

277
Names, Sterne on.....
195 Repentance, Death-Bed.....

72
Narrative, Hawkesworth on ........ 195 Revelation, Evidences of......

128
Natural Philosophy and Religion ......... 88 Revolution, Riccabocca on....

469
Nature, Love of.......
253 Rewards and Punishments.......

164
Neapolitan Church.....
284 | Richard the Third and Macbeth...

349
Neglect, Felltham on..
60 Richmond, Countess of.........

20
New Commandment..
249 | Right and Wrong....

142
New England, Quincy on.
312 Rill from the Town Pump.

462
Nile, Battle of the....
319 | Roast Pig, Lamb on.......

324
Nimroud, Excavations at.....
512 Rome in 1621......

56
Noble Birth, Pride of.......
119 Rural Life in Sweden...

471
Noodle's Oration........

301 Russell, Lady R., to Doctor Fitzwilliam 109
Oblivion, Browne on......

59 Sacred Writers, Simplicity of the......... 169
Obscurity, Cowley on....
78 Sallust and Cicero.......

264
One Niche the Highest...
486 Schoolmaster of Ascham.....

28
Opium, Effects of.....
381 Science and its Methods.

408
Science, Influence of........

401
Pacific Ocean, Discovery of the.. 511 Scott, Sir Walter, Hall on..

399
Partridge at the Playhouse....
175 | Scottish Rebellion........

200
Paul at Athens..

404 Scripture and the Law of Nature...... 36
Paul's Walk........

113 Scriptures, Confirmation of the........ 513
Pecksniff...
493 Scriptures, Style of the.......

89
Peloponnesian War...
9 Scrooge's Christmas....

495
Penn's Advice to his Children............. 120 Sea, Purchas on the....

46
Plague in London in 1665, De Foe on... 125 Self-Culture.

352
Plague in London in 1665, Pepys on..... 101 Self-Deceit.

165
Pleasure, Utopian....
24 Self-Denial

112
Pleasures, Natural and Fantastical....... 152 Self-Love, Immoderate..

108
Poet, a Small...........
69 | Shakespeare, Johnson on......

183
Poetry, Modern, Defects in....... 518 Shakspeare, Jeffrey on........

317
Poetry of the Age of Elizabeth.... 237 Shakspeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, and
Poetry, Steele on.....
130 Ben Jonson.....

98
Poetry, What is ?......
337 Shakspere's Later Years..

527
Politeness, True and False...
205 Shepherds of Bethlehem.....

23
Poor Relations.......

326 Sidney, Sir Philip, and Lord Brooke..... 331
Pope, Milton, Thomson.....
269 Snow-Storm

376
Pope to Atterbury.....
158 Solitude, Happiness of....

193
Pope's Translation of Homer..
185 Sorcery and Witchcraft........

41
Power and Activity.....

393 Soul, Immortality of the, Gibbon on the 257
Power, God's........

87 Soul, Immortality of the, Hughes on the 144
Poyser, Mrs., and the Squire.
530 Spenser and Milton.......

99
Practice and Habit...
103 Spring, Pleasures of the.......

156
Prayer, Bacon's.......
40 Squire Bull and his Son........

350
Preaching, Moral........
354 Stateliness and Courtesy.

459
Prescott, Death of.......
406 Stoicism and Christianity.

199
Press, Censorship of the...
64 Studies, Bacon on....

40
Princeton, Battle of..
245 Study, Course of.........

16
Private Judgment in Religion........ 92 Study, Haste in......

104
Procrastination.........
79 Style, Blair on....

202
Prophetic Language.
118 Style, Melmoth on...

187
Protestant Infallibility..
143 | Sublime, Felton on the..

149
Proverbs, Philosophy of..
288 Success, Macchiavelli on.

21
Prudence, Dodsley on....
171 Suicide, Lecky on.......

529
Psalms, Beauties of the...
241 Sunday Amusements.....

273
Purity and Propriety.....
203 Sunday, Autobiography of.....

206
Sunrise in the Woods........

224
Rainy Sunday in an Inn......

367
Raleigh, Three Rules of.........
35 Taste, Cultivation of........

202
Raleigh to Prince Henry

35 | Taste, Formation of the Right........... 419

72

Taste, Reflections on..
12 View of the Divine Gore

110 Tears, Steele on......

1:29 Virtue and tire Tempie, Knights of the... 491 Virtce More Picastikas :

110 Teufeirdrokh s View of the City..... Terzuco, King of.......

424 Wakefe's. Par of...... The Seal! The Seal .......

522 Waksd Fa: A Themistocles, Aristides, and Compition 379 Waked Fais P:-;Thoughts and Aphorisms..

127 War, Horrors f.. Thurlow, Josephus, and Tacitus...... 243 Warburtoa to Hurd..

167 Time and Eternity, Hall on..

31 Washington Abroad and s: Hage. 412 Time and Eternity, Heber on.. 365 Washington Appointed Commander-inTime, Employing our..

CE Tinker, Overbury's.. 47 Wastington, Fame of..

174 Titles of Honour.....

121 Wastington, Farewell Address of. 3:8 Trafalgar, Battle of... 322 Westminster Alber....

1.14 Translation, Dryden on..

100 Wire. Economical.... Travelling, Emerson on. 461 Wi.iam the Conqueror

178 Trenton, Battle of........

244 Wi-deim, Gid's...... Truth and Sincerity......

95 Wisd m, True.........

Wit, Barrow 6a.... Unbelievers, Expostulation with........ 84 Wit, Reads and Vimble. Understanding, Weakness of.......... 1(r2 Wit, Slow but Sure.... Union, Preservation of the.....

363 Witches, Travel of.....

I Wolsey and Henry VIII. Vanities, Burning of..........

533 Women in Politics...... Vanity, Mrs. Montagu on..... 204' Women, Learning of...

110 Venice, Ruskin on....

520 Words, Morality in... Ventriloquism, Dick on..

304 Words, Study of.... Verres, Cicero against... 12' Work, Carlyle on..

415

GREAT AUTHORS

OF

ALL AGES.

PERICLES,

ened by a long acquaintance, and warm in an illustrious Athenian statesman and orator, thing unfavourably expressed, in respect to

bis affections, may quickly pronounce every died s.c. 429.

what he wishes and what he knows; whilst “The history of eloquence at Athens is remark- the stranger pronounceth all exaggerated, able. From a very early period great speakers through envy of those deeds which he is had Hourished there. Pisistratus and Themistocles conscious are above his own achievement. are said to have owed much of their influence to For the praises bestowed on others are then their talents for debate. We learn, with more certainty, that Pericles was distinguished by ex- only to be endured when men imagine they traordinary oratorical powers. The substance of can do those feats they hear to have been some of his speeches is transmitted to us by Thu- done; they envy what they cannot equal, cydides, and that excellent writer has doubtless and immediately pronounce it false. Yet, faithfully reported the general line of his argu- as this solemnity has received its sanction ments."-LORD MACAULAY; On the Athenien oca from the authority of our ancestors, it is my and in his works, complete, 1866, 8 vols., 8vo, vii. duty to obey the law, and to endeavour to 668.

procure, so far as I am able, the good will " His oration upon those who fell in the first and approbation of all iny audience. campaign of the Peloponnesian war has been I shall therefore begin first with our forepronounced the most remarkable of all the com- fathers, since both justice and decency, repositions of antiquity."--REV, JAMES Taylon, quire ihat we should, on this occasion, D.D.: Imperial Dict. of Univ. Biog., iii. 644.

bestow on them an honourable remeinThe Oration whCH WAS SPOKEN BY Peri-brance. In this our country they kept CLES AT THE PUBLIC FUNERAL OF THOSE

themselves always firmly settled; and, ATHENIANS WHO HAD BEEN FIRST KILLED

through their valour, handed it down free IN THE Peloponnesian War. (From Worthy, indeed, of praise are they, and get

every since succeeding generation. THUCYDIDES.)

more worthy are our immediate fathers; Many of those who have spoken before since, enlarging their own inheritance into me on occasions of this kind have com- the extensive empire which we now possess, mended the author of that law which we they bequeathed that, their work of toil, to are now obeying, for having instituted an us their sons. Yet even these successes, oration to the honour of those who sacrifice we ourselves, here present, who are yet in their lives in fighting for their country. the strength and vigour of our days, have For my part, I think it sufficient for men who nobly improved, and have made such prohave approved their virtue in action, by ac- visions for this our Athens, that now it is tion to be honoured for it—by such as you see all-sufficient in itself to answer every exithe public gratitude now performing about gence of war and of peace. I mean not this funeral; and that the virtues of many here to recite those martial exploits by ought not to be endangered by the manage- which these ends were accomplished, or the ment of any one person, when their credit resolute defences we ourselves and our foremust precariously depend on his oration, fathers have made against the formidable which may be good, and may be bad. Diffi- invasions of Barbarians and Greeks. Your calt indeed it is, judiciously to handle a own knowledge of these will excuse the long subject where even probable truth will detail. But by what methods we have rose hardly gain assent. The hearer, enlight-I to this height of glory and power ; hy what

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