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tracts from this author I have added two papers on Sir Roger de Coverley, and a portion of his poetical Epistle to Lord Halifax. I left out the two hymns, beginning, “When all thy mercies, O my God," and, “How are thy servants blest, O Lord,” because it is very doubtful whether he wrote them. Addison introduces them in the Spectator, as if they were the production of another; and the editor of Andrew Marvell's works, Edward Thompson, makes it appear very probable that they were written by his author, as they were found among his manuscripts in his hand-writing, with some variations.Gay. His letter on the “Village Lovers" is a gem.-SWIFT. His satire on “Transubstantiation” is omitted for two reasons: the subject is too sacred for such a weapon, and the doctrine too absurd for refutation. Instead of this, the reader will find a still more humorous piece,—that on “ Partridge's Death.”—Pope. The extracts from the “ Essay on Criticism,” the “Essay on Man," and his “ Letter to Steele," additional; and the extracts from the “Rape of the Lock” better arranged.—Thomson. “ The Loves of the Birds," "A Summer Scene," "A Thunder-Shower,” “The Springs of Rivers," and "A Man perishing in the Snows of Winter," additional.-BOLINGBROKE.
“The Use of History,” additional.-GRAY. His “Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College," the exquisitely beautiful"Song," and the four " Letters," additional.GOLDSMITH. The “Scenery of the Alps," and the “History of a Poet's Garden,” take the place of “ Alcander and Septimius," a rather unnatural story:-BLACKSTONE. His remarks on “The Origin and Right of Property," omitted, as altogether too dry.—Johnson. “Gayety and Good-Humor," “ The Conversation of Authors," " Books and Tradition,
,1 « Prevention of Evil Habits," and “ Parallel between Pope and Dryden," additional.—Lowth. His “ Remarks on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not value ?-Jones. His beautiful letter on “ Milton's Residence,” additional.-BURKE. “John Howard,” “Sir Joshua Reynolds," " Rights of Man,'' “ Noisy Politicians," all additional.-JUNIUS. This author had rather more than his share before: I there. fore omitted two letters of less importance.—CowPER. “The Wounded Spirit Healed," " The Guilt of making Man Property," " The Diverting History of John Gilpin," and five letters, “ Cowper's Amusements,"
“ Writing upon Any Thing," " An Epistle in Rhyme," " Expects Lady Hesketh, &c.," “ Translation of Homer, &c.," all additional.
Such are the most important additions and alterations which have been made in the second edition. But there is hardly an author that remains precisely as before. In alınost every one, some additional notes will be found, and the number of verbal alterations is very great. This is owing to the fact that the second proof of this edition I have read very carefully with a most experienced and critical proof-reader, by the best original edition of each author. One would be surprised to see how many errors have crept into the various reprints. To give but two specimens: the fourth line of the “ Emigrants," of Marvell, reads in the common editions, “ The listening winds received their song." It should be “this song;" and then the song follows, and not in verses as usually printed. The last line but one of Cowper's eulogy on John Bunyan usually reads, “And not with curses on his heart :" it should be
And not with curses on his art, who stole
The gem of truth from his unguarded soul. Numerous cases of a similar character might be cited; but I have already said quite enough of my own efforts to improve this edition: the Publishers, it will be seen, have done their part in a style of unusual beauty; so that, I believe, scarcely any book has been offered to the public at so moderate a price, if the amount of reading matter and the style of mechanical execution be taken into view PHILADELPHIA, September 2, 1848.
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fax. I left out the two hynins, ,* and, " How are thy servants hether he wrote them. Addison 'ere the production of another;
Edward Thompson, makes it en by his author, as they were writing, with some variationsz gem.--SWIFT. His satire on Ens: the subject is too sacred for
for refutation. Instead of this is pieces--that on “Partridge's ay on Criticism," the “Essay on and the extracts from the “Rape • The Lores of the Birds," "A ce Springs of Rivers," and "A itional ---BOLING BROKE. "The e on a distant Prospect of Eton the four " Letters," additional.-
225 734 192 155 231 410 499 549 165 169 190 346
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the “History of a Poet's Gar-
*** Noisy Politicians," all addj.
Lady Hesketh, &c.," * Trans
Addison, JOSEP AKINSIDE, MARK Адветяхот, Јонх Ascuam, Roger Bacon, FRANCIS BARBOUR, JOIN BARCLAY, Robert Barrow, Isaac BAITER, Richard BEAUMONT, Francis BENTLET, RICHARD BERKELEY, GEORGE BIBLE, TRANSLATIONS OF BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM Blair, ROBERT BOLINGBROKE, LORD Boota, BARTON BOTLE, ROBERT BROWNE, THOMAS BUSTAN, Joan Brake, EDMUND . Burns, ROBERT Butler, JOSEPH BUTLER, SAMUEL Ведом, Јоих CAREW, THOMAS CARET, ELIZABETH Carton, WILLIAM Catuan, Earl or CHATTERTON, THOMAS Chaucer, GEOFFREY CHEKE, JOAN CHILLINGWORTH, WILLIAM . CLARENDON, EARL OF COLLINS, WILLIAM
374 | COWLEY, ABRAHAM 578 COWPER, WILLIAM 419 Crashaw, RICHARD
74 Daniel, SAMUEL . 159 DavenaNT, WILLIAM 25 Dx. FoE, DANIEL . 324 DODDRIDGE, PHILIP . 278 DOPSLEY, ROBERT 332 DONNE, Joun . 143 DRAYTON, MICHAEL 429
DRUMMOND, WILLIAM 510 DRYDER, John 118 | DUNBAR, WILLIAM . 645 | ELIZABETH, QUEEN 465 | Falconer, WILLIAM 494 | FELLTIAM, OWEN 418 Fincı, ANNE 328 FLETCHER, Giles 298 FLETCHER, JOIN 317 FLETCHER, PHINEAS 712 FULLER, THOMAS 700 GAY, JOHN 504 GIB BOX, EDWARD 292 Goldsmith, OLIVER 538 Gower, John . 177 GRAY, THOMAS 154 GNEVILLE, Mrs.
42 GROVE, HENRY 639 HABINGTON, WILLIAM 570 HALE, MATTHEW . 26 | HALL, JOSEPH . 68 | HAWKESWORTH, JOHN . 182 HERBERT, GEORGE 269 HERRICK, Robert 516 | Herwood, Joux
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60 | RowE, ELIZABETH 635 Russell, RACHEL 269 | SACKVILLE, THOMAS
38 St. Joux, HENRY 647 Sandys, GEORGE 695 | SEWELL, GEORGE 172 SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM 723 SHENSTONE, WILLIAM 312 SHERLOCK, Thomas . 541 SIDNEY, Philip
65 SMOLLET, Tobias 309 SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM 356 SPENSER, EDMUND 205 South, ROBERT 673 SOUTHWELL, ROBERT 17 STEELE, RICHARD
STILL, JOHN 236 SURREY, EARL OF 179 SWIFT, JONATHAN
87 | Talbot, CATHERINE 282 Taylor, JEREMY 489 | TEMPLE, WILLIAM 239 | Thomson, JAMES 109 TICKELL, THOMAS 532 | TILLOTSON, JOHN
47 | TOLLET, ELIZABETH 236 TYNDALE, WILLIAM 125 Vaughan, HENRY 366 VANHOMRIGU, ESTAER 369 WALLER, EDMUND 216 | Walton, Isaac 639 | Warton, Tuomas 450 Watts, ISAAC 398 | Wiclif, John 186 WYATT, THOMAS
MARKHAM, GERVASE ManlowE, CHRISTOPHER . MARVELL, ANDREW MIDDLETON, CONYERS Мітох, Јонх MINSTRELSY, ENGLISH Montagu, Lady MARY MORE, THOMAS NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF OVERBURY, Tuomas PARNELL, THOMAS Penn, WILLIAM PailipS, CATHERINE Pitt, WILLIAM POPE, ALEXANDER Prior, MATTHEW QUARLES, FRANCIS RALEIGH, WALTER RICHARDSON, SAMUEL .
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146 | YALDEN,
Letter to his Son.
Inluence on the Reformation, (note). 23 Description of Spring.
The New and the Old Religion con-
Discovery of the Art of Printing, (note) 42 Palmer and Pilgrim, (note).
up her Son to the " Protector" 50
Philosopher, Historian, and Poet, com- Ben Jonson's Encomium
Content and Rich..
Una followed by the Lion.
The Fall of nighty Empires—The Folly
Sudden Death not Desirable...
Account of the same.