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MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPI 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

Capid

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...

175

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.

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

2:21

His Prose Works..

188

Lines from Burns and Thomson,

Extracts from the Enchiridion. 188

(note).

221

On Covetousness

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 Late..

191 What is Life?.

2223

To the Nightingale

192

ABRAHAM COWLEY

225

RICHARD CRASHAW.

192 Gold ..

2:26

Lines on a Prayer-Book.
193 The Grasshopper.

2:26

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

227

His Prose Works..

227

PHINEAS FLETCHER.

195 On Myself....

227

Account of the Purple Island.. 195 The Pleasures of a Country Life. 229

The Shepherd's Life

195 Character of Cromwell.

230

Envy

196

Decay of liuman 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

236

The Client and Lawyer.

199 Mirth and Melancholy.

The Domestic Tutor..

200 Mirth ....

236

The Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy

..237

The Fashionable Beau....

201 On the Theme of Love..

238

His Prose Writings.

201 The Funeral of Calamity.

238

239 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.

219 TIIOMAS BROWNE..

298

Invocation to Light

252

His various Works.

298

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..

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.

260 Complete Angler. ....

303

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

303

His Prose Works.

200

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......

...... 206 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 269 All Christians Preachers

...... oil

Sir Egerton Brydges's Estimate 268 Temperanoe

311

The Heart the Great Regulator.. 311

EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLAREN- A Contracted Sphere no Security

DON

269

against Worldliness..

312

John Hampden..

270

Character of Charles I., (note). 270 ANNE KILLIG REW

312

Lord Falkland.

272 The Discontent

312

SIR MATTHEW HALE

274EDMUND WALLER..

314

Lord Erskine's Encomium, (note).

.... 274 Panegyric to my Lord Protector 315

Cowper's Encomium, (note)

274

Beauty and the Rose compared 316

To his Children-upon regulating their

conversation

275 JOHN BUNYAN

317

Cowper's Lines to Bunyan.

317

ISAAC BARROW

278

His various Works.

319

Duty of Bounty to the Poor.

278 Pilgrim's Progress

319

The Structure of the Body a Proof of Macaulay's Eulogy, (note).

3:20

Divine Wisdom..

280 Christian in Doubting Castle

320

Guilt of making man Property, (note) 280

What is Wit?.

281 ROBERT BARCLAY

324

Knowledge a Source of Delight 282 Practical Religion, (note)..

325

Dedication to Charles II.

325

ANDREW MARVELL.

282

Against Titles of Honor.

320

Bacon on Knowledge, (note).

..... 282

Doleful Evils of the Press.

283 ROBERT BOYLE.

328

Parody on Charles II.'s Speeches. 284

His Various Writings ·

320

Friendship of Marvell and Milton. 285 The Study of Natural Philosophy fa-

Milton

286

vorable to Religion...

330

His Poetry-The Emigrants

286 Discrimination necessary in Reading

The Nymph complaining for the Death

the Scriptures

331

of her Fawn

287

RICHARD BAXTER

332

OWEN FELLTIIAM..

288 Experience of Human Character..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation

3344

parison

289 Character of Sir Matthew Hale

334

On Prayer

...... 289

Theological Controversies..

336

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).

293 Formation of a Youthful Mind

333

Description of Hudibras..

293 Worldly Influences..

339

Hudibras's Logic

291

His Mathematics

295 HENRY VAUGHAN

330

His Metaphysics

295 Early Rising and Prayer ·

340

LIENRY VAUGHAN.

ANNE FINCH

396

Pleasures of the Country..

310 The Atheist and the Acorn

396

Responsibility of Authors and Pub Life's Progress...

397

lisbers ...

311

MATTIIEW PRIOR.

398

SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE

312 An Epitaph

398

His various Works.

312

llis Essay on Ancient and Modern ESTHER VANHOMRIGII.

399

Learning...

342

Ode to Spring

399

I'leasures of a Rural Life....

343

Homer and Virgil compared

343 | LADY RACHEL RUSSELL

400

Against excessive Grief

344 Letter to Dr. Fitzwilliam

400

JOUX 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 RICIIARD STEELE..

402

legrew

318

His Claims to be considered the Father

On Milton

319

of Periodical Writings.

403

Veni Creator Spiritus

319 The Dream

404

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

405

commended

350 The Strength of True Love..

405

His Prose Works.

351 The Blind restored to Sight.

407

Shak-peare.

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.

411

JOHN LOCKE

356

His various Works.

357 | JOHN GAY

414

Practioe 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..

418

Duty of Preserving Health

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

ROBERT SOUTH
362 JOHN ARBUTIINOT.

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

423

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...

307 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 430

Advice to his Children..

372

WILLIAM SOMERVILLE

431

JOSEPH ADDISON.

371 Beginning of a Fox-IIunt..

4.31

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

432

Spectator 375

Guardian 376 JONATIAN SWIFT.

On Shak-peare...

Wood's Half-Pence.

Birker talls learning Fencing

378 Country Hospitality.

435

On the Use of the Fan.

378 The Spider and the Bee...

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.
Sir Roger at Church

390

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

Omnipresence of the Deity...

391 John Partridge's Defence....... 446

Reflections in Westminster Abbey. 393

His Poetry-Letter from Italy

394 ALEXANDER POPE.

450

Paraphrase of Psalm xxvi...

395 Messiah

452

2

• 446

520

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.

457

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.

461 Ode to Fear...

517

His Prose...

402
Ode to Evening

519

Letter to Steele on Early Death 462 The Passions.

Shakspeare

463 Ode to the Brave.

523

Homer and Virgil compared

464

Ode to Mercy

523

On the Death of Thomson

524

ROBERT BLAIR

465

The Grave.

465 | SAMUEL RICHARDSON.

525

Death-divided Friendships.

460 Moral Sentiments-Benevolence, Ca-

Death, the good Man's Path to Ileaven 466

lumny, Censure, Children, Educa-

tion

527

JAMES THOMSON

468 Friendship, General Observations .... 528

Loves of the Birds.

469 The Good Man

528

A Summer Scene..

470 The Good Woman, Youth

529

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..

From the Castle of Indolence.

477 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.

482 A Pastoral

638

Seeking a divine Calm in a restless The Three Black Crowg..

540

World....

483

Launching into Eternity:

483 | WILLIAM KING.

541

Ilis Prose..

484 Virgil ....

General Directions relating to our A Repartee...

543

Ideas...

484

Singular Conduct

544

Rules for Improvement by Conversa-

tion....

486 WILLIAM SHENSTONE.

546

The School-Mistress

546

CONYERS MIDDLETON.

489

Cicero offers Himself to the Bar. 490 ROBERT DODSLEY

549

Close of Cicero's Consulship..... 491 Emulation

550

Character of Pompey.

492 Temperance

550

Anger.

551

HENRY ST. JOIN (BOLINGBROKE).. 494 Woman

552

Absurdities of Useless Learning.. 495 Rich and Poor

553

The Use of History...

497 Benevolence...

554

The World our Country.

497

Fortune not to be trustod..

498 EDWARD YOUNG.

555

Introduction to the Night Thoughts,

PIILIP DODDRIDGE..

499

the Value of Time, &c.

566

Letter to a Female Friend.

500 Man's Resolutions to Reform

559

Letter to his Wife....

501 Life and Death

559

The true Use of Learning.

602 Dying Rich .....

559

Worldly Cares...

502 Society necessary for Happiness 560

His Poetry

503 Insuficiency 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

502

... 541

JOSEPH BUTLER.

504 WILLIAM FALCONER.

562

Christianity a Scheme imperfectly The Vessel going to Picccs, Death of
comprehended

507
Albort the Commander.

503

CATHERINE TALBOT........ 566 | WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM.

A Sense of God's Presence

566 Our own Reason, and Others' Experi-

Self-Examination

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.

569

SAMUEL JOHNSON

647

TUOMAS CHATTERTON

.. 570
Lines of Garrick, (note).

643
Death of Sir Charles Bawdin.
571 Letter to Lord Chesterfield..

. . 619

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.

657

Man's immortal Aspirations.

580

Duty of Forgiveness.

659

Cause of our Pleasure in Beauty 582 Solitude not Desirable.

600

Superiority of Moral Beauty..

582

Gayety and Good Humor

661

Taste

583

The Conversation of Authors .. 661

Conclusion

584 Books and Tradition.

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 ...... 603

The Bard.....

590

Picture of the Miseries of War....... 604

Elegy written in a 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 Works

603 Charles XII ..

..... 670

How he Spends his Time in the Coun- Objects of Petition..

... 671

try

603 Folly of Procrastination..

671

Netley Abbey and Southampton.-

Beautiful Sunset.

604 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 .....

606 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 Iunt, (note) 674

Ode to Leven Water.....

608 Subliinity of the Prophet Isaiah...... 678

JOHN HAWKESWORTH. .......... 609 THOMAS WARTON

650
Value of Familiar Letters
310 The Ilamlet, an Ode...

..... 691

Danger of Relapso after Purposes of The Crusade, an Ode.

682

Amendment

610
How far the Precept to Love our Ene- WILLIAM ROBERTSON.

086

mies is Practicable....

612 Resignation of Charles V.

084

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

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

Hymn

618 EDWARD GIBBON..

698

His Birth

689

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

618

Education

OS3

Italy

622

First Love

690

France.

623

Interview with his Father

... 691

Britain

624

Publication of his History..

The Village Preacher

625

Completion of his llistory.

.... 093

Elegy on Mrs. Blaize.

026

Invention and Use of Gunpowder .... 691

Pruse Works

627

Life Endeared by Age:

627 | SIR WILLIAM JONES

605

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..

636 To a Mountain Daisy..

703

On Simplicity and Refinement. 637

To Mary in Heaven...

704

The Middle Station of Life.

637 Lessons for Life

705

The Cotter's Saturday Night.

106

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, (noto) 713

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