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MICHAEL DRAYTON. 1770 | JOSEPH.HALIL

His ..

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

Cupid ,

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.

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 HIERRICK

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.

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.

221

His Prose Works..

188 Lines from Burns and Thomson,

Extracts from the Enchiridion.

188 (note)

221

On Covetousness

222

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 Lute.

191 What is Life?.

223

To the Nightingale.

192

ABRAHAM COWLEY

225

RICHARD CRASHAW

192 Gold

226

Lines on a Prayer-Book

193

The Grasshopper

226

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

227

His Prose Works.

227

PHINEAS FLETCHIER...

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 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

199 MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEW

His Satires...

199 CASTLE

236

The Client and Lawyer..

199 Mirth and Melancholy.

236

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

258

JOHN MILTON...

239 SAMUEL BUTLER

His chief Poetical Works

240

His Apparel....

296

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

Lycidas

243

Scene from Comus.

249 THOMAS BROWNE

298

Invocation to Light

252 His various Workg.

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..

Sonnet on his own Blindness.

259 IZAAK WALTON

302

To Cyriack Skinner...

260

Complete Angler...

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady... ..... 260 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 265 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 268 All Christians Preachers

SIL

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 Worldliness...

312

John Hampden..

270

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

312

Lord Falkland

272 The Discontent.

312

SIR MATTHEW HALE.

.... 274 | EDMUND 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).

320

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.

326

Bacon on Knowledge, (note).

Doleful Evils of the Press..

283 ROBERT BOYLE.

328

Parody on Charles II.'s Speeches.. 284 His Various Writings

329

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 FELLTHAM..

288 Experience of Human Character..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation

334

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

338

Description of Hudibras.

293 Worldly Influences

339

Hudibras's Logic

294

His Mathematics

295 | HENRY VAUGHAN

339

His Metaphysics...

295 Early Rising and Prayer

340

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JOHN 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 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.

405

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..

411

JOHN LOCKE..

356

His various Works.

357 JOHN GAY...

.......

414

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 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 ARBUTHNOT.

419

The Will for the Deed.

363 Know Yourself

420

Covetousness.

364

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..

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.

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

Omnipresence of the Deity.

391 John Partridge's Defence...

Reflections in Westminster Abbey. ... 393

His Poetry-Letter from Italy

394 ALEXANDER POPE.

Paraphrase of Psalm xxiii...

895 Messiah

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ALEXANDER

POPE.

GEORGE BERKELEY

.... 510

Pride..

454 Poetry

511

Sound an Echo to the Sense

455 South Sea Scheme, (pote).

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..

462 Ode to Evening

519

Letter to Steele on Early Death 462 The Passions

520

Shakspeare..

463 Ode to the Brave.......

523

Homer and Virgil compared

464 Ode to Mercy

523

On the Death of Thomson..

ROBERT BLAIR

465

The Grave...

465 SAMUEL RICHARDSON.

525

Death-divided Friendships ·

466

Moral Sentiments--Benevolence, Cam

Death, the good Man's Path to Heaven 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..

474

From the Castle of Indolence.. 477 LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU. 532

Eastern Manners and Language

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

538

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

540

World....

483

Launching into Eternity.

483 WILLIAM KING.

541

His Prose..

484

Virgil

541

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

JIENRY ST. JOHN (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 trusted...r...... 498 EDWARD YOUNG.

555

Introduction to the Night Thoughts,

PHILIP DODDRIDGE.

499

the Value of Time, &c.

556

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.

502 Dying Rich

559

Worldly Cares...

502 Society necessary for Happiness. 560

His Poetry

503 Insufficiency 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

562

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

A Sense of God's Presence

566 Our own Reason, and Others' Experi-

Self-Examination

567

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

THOMAS CHATTERTON

570 Lines of Garrick, (note). :

648

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

649

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.......

660

Superiority of Moral Beauty

582 Gayety and Good Humor

661

Taste

583 The Conversation of Authors

661

Conclusion

584 Books and Tradition

662

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 ...... 663

The Bard...

590 Picture of the Miseries of War....... 664

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 Hunt, (note) 674

Ode to Leven Water...

608

Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah...... 678

JOHN HAWKESWORTH ..

609 THOMAS WARTON

..... 680

Value of Familiar Letter

610 The Hamlet, an Ode.

681

Danger of Relapse after Purposes of The Crusade, an Ode

682

Amendment.....

610

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

684

mies is Practicable...

612 Resignation of Charles V..

684

Carazan, the Merchant of Bagdad 615 Columbus discovering America 687

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

Hymn

618 EDWARD GIBBON.....

688

His Birth ...

689

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

618

Education..

689

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 History 693

Elegy on Mrs. Blaize.

626 Invention and Use of Gunpowder

... 694

Prose Works

627

Life Endeared by Age.

627 SIR WILLIAM JONES

695

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..

706

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, (note) 713

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