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MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPH 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

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..

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 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.

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..

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 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 Human Greatness...

196 SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT.

231

Poet Laureate, what? (note).

231

WILLIAM HABINGTON.

197

Gondibert, its story...

To Castara.

198 Character and Love of Birtha.....

... 233

The Vanity of Avarice.

198

Song, “The Lark now leaves".

JOSEPH HALL

199 MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEW

Ais 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

235

JOHN MILTON...

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.

249 THOMAS BROWNE .......

298

Invocation to Light

252 Ilis 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....

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

....oll

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

278

• 286

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.

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).

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

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
357

The Bull and the Mastiff ..

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.

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

374

Beginning of a Fox-Hunt.

431

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

432

Spectator 375

Guardian 376 JONATHAN SWIFT.

433

On Shakspeare

377 Wood's Half-Pence.

434

Bickerstaff's learning Fencing

378 Country Hospitality.

435

On the Use of the Fan.

378 The Spider and the Bee...

437

The Lover's Leap

381 Partridge's Death foretold

439

Dissection of a Beau's Head.

383 Partridge's Death realized

440

Coquette's Heart. 385

His Poetry

442

Visit to Sir Roger in the Country 387 Baucis and Philemon..

442

Sir Roger at Church - ..

390

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

446

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 xxiii..

895 Messiah

...... 452

.. 511

.. 516

ALEXANDER POPE.

GEORGE BERKELEY ................ 510

Pride...

454

Poetry

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.

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.

524

ROBERT BLAIR

465

The Grave..

465 SAMUEL RICHARDSON.....

525

Death-divided Friendships

466 Moral Sentiments-Benevolence, Ca-

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...

His Prose..

484 Virgil

General Directions relating to our A Repartee...

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..

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

569

603

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

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

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 Letters

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

Publication of his History. 692

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..

041 Efforts of English Abolitionists, (noto) 713

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