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Edmund Burke : 1730-1797.

From his Speech on Conciliation

with the American Colonies, 145

From his Letter to a Noble Lord, 147

Horace Walpole : 1717-1797.

The Trial of the Rebel Lords. From

A Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 149

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William Cowper : 1731-1800.

Francis Jeffrey : 1773–1850.

Letter to Rev. William Unwin, . 151 The Perishable Nature of Poetical

Letter to Lady Hesketh,

152 Fame. From The Edinburgh

Review,

174

William Paley : 1743–1805.

James Watt. -The Steam-Engine.

The World made with a Benevolent

From The Scotsman,

176

Design. From Natural Theology, 154

Thomas Chalmers : 1780-1847.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan: 1751—1816.

The Insignificance of this Earth.

A Sensitive Author. From The

From Astronomical Discourses, 178

Critic,

156

William Hazlitt: 1778–1830.

Dugald Stewart : 1753—1828.

The Character of Hamlet. From

On the Pleasures of Imagination.

Characters of Shakspeare's Plays, 180

From Philosophical Essays, 159

Charles Lamb: 1775-1836.

Robert Hall : 1764–1831.

The Homes of the Very Poor.

The War with Napoleon. From

From Essays of Elia,

181

Sermon on the Sentiments proper

to the Present Crisis (1803), 161 Henry Hallam: 1777-1859.

Sydney Smith: 1768—1845.

Effects of the Feudal System. From

Europe during the Middle Ages, 184

Extracts from Peter Plymley's

Letters,

164 Robert Southey : 1774–1843.

On the Death of Nelson. From

John Foster : 1770-1843.

The Life of Nelson,

186

On the General Deficiency of Self-

Observation. From Essay On a Washington Irving : 1783—1859.

Man's Writing Memoirs of Him-

Rural Scenery in England. From

self,

167 The Sketch-Book,

188

Sir Walter Scott: 1771-1832.

John Wilson : 1785-1854.

The Combat between Ivanhoe and The Headstone. From Lights and

Bois-Guilbert. From Ivanhoe, 169 Shadows of Scottish Life,

190

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Richard Hooker..
Joseph Hall..
Jeremy Taylor.......
Richard Baxter..
John Bunyan..
Isaac Barrow.
John Tillotson.
Robert South..
Joseph Butler...
William Paley..
Robert Hall....
Thomas Chalmers......

THEOLOGIANS.

PAGE
Of Law.....

17
.The Hypocrite.

24
The Day of Judgment..

28
The Saints' Rest....

46
.Christian in the hands of Giant Despair. 52
.The Excellency of the Christian Religion. 56
. Advantages of Truth and Sincerity........ 60
.The State of Man before the Fall.. 66
On the Credibility of a Future Life.... 103
The World Made with a Benevolent
Design ..

.154
.The War with Napoleon......

.161
The Insignificance of this Earth. .178

{

PHILOSOPHICAL WRITERS.
Francis Bacon........
Of Studies. .....

21
Of Discourse..

22
Thomas Hobbes......

.Necessity of Precision in Using Language. 25
On Laughter..

27
Sir Thomas Browne.... On Oblivion.

31
John Locke........
On Reading

62
Lord Shaftesbury..

.The Deity Unfolded in His Works........ 82
Lord Bolingbroke..

.National Partiality and Prejudice....... 93
The Patriot King....

94
George Berkeley...
.Prejudices and Opinions..

99
Adam Smith.
.The Division of Labour..

.139
Dugald Stewart..
.The Pleasures of Imagination..

.159

Sir Walter Raleigh...
Lord Clarendon...
Gilbert Burnet..
David Hume.

HISTORIANS.
.The Battle of Thermopylæ..

19
.Character of Lord Falkland...

39
.Death and Character of Edward VI..... 68
. The Middle Ages-Progress of Freedom..111
Character of Queen Elizabeth......... .113
.The Discovery of America .......

135
The Fall of Constantinople.

.141
Effects of the Feudal System.

.184
.The Taking of the Bastile....

194
.Fatal Visit of the Inca to Pizarro ........ .200
.The Revolution of 1688–89.

.212

William Robertson .....
Edward Gibbon...
Henry Hallam.
Sir Archibald Alison..
W. H. Prescott...
Lord Macaulay.....

xii

CLASSIFIED INDEX OF PROSE WRITERS.

Abraham Cowley...
Sir William Temple.
Sir Richard Steele ..

Joseph Addison.....

Oliver Goldsmith....

ESSAYISTS.

PAGE
Of Obscurity......

44
.Praise of Poetry and Music..

51
.Tedious Story-tellers.

71
Sir Roger de Coverley.

74
The Vision of Mirza.....

75
Sir Roger de Coverley's Visit to West-
minster Abbey....

79
A Visit to the Courts of Justice in West-
minster Hall.

.127
.On Forgiveness and Revenge. ..... .131
On the General Deficiency of Self Obser-
vation...

.167
.The Perishable Nature of Poetical Fame. 174
James Watt. - The Steam-Engine.. .176
.The Character of Hamlet...

.180
.The Homes of the Very Poor..

.182
.Rural Scenery in England........

188

{

Samuel Johnson ...

John Foster .......
Francis Jeffrey.....

{

William Hazlitt....
Charles Lamb......
Washington Irving.....

NOVELIST S.
Daniel De Foe......

.The Great Plague in London......... 85
Jonathan Swift..

Visit to the Academy of Sciences at
Lagado..........

89
Samuel Richardson.
.Pamela at Church...

.105
Henry Fielding.....
.Partridge at the Play-house.

.107
Tobias George Smollett. The Soldier's Return..

115
Laurence Sterne.....

.Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim.. .120
A French Peasant's Supper....

.123
Oliver Goldsmith......
The Vicar's Rural Retreat.

.129
Sir Walter Scott.
The Combat between Ivanhoe and Bois-

.169
John Wilson........
.The Headstone...

.190
Sir E. B. Lytton....
The Parish Stocks....

204
Charles Dickens ....
.The Death of Little Nell..

.208
William M. Thackeray........ .The Last Days of Colonel Newcome....... 216

{Guilbert...

{

LETTER-WRITERS.
Alexander Pope.....

From a Letter to Lady Mary Wortley
Montagu.

96
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu...From a Letter to Mr Pope.

.101
Horace Walpole.....
.From a Letter to Sir Horace Mann.......

.149
William Cowper.....

Letter to Rev. William Unwin ......... .151
Letter to Lady Hesketh.

.152

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CLASSIFIED INDEX OF PROSE WRITERS.

xiii

MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WRITERS.

PAGE
Sir Philip Sidney........ .A Stag Hunt.

15
John Milton......
The Value of a Book......

33
The Liberty of the Press..

34
Izaak Walton..

Thankfulness for Worldly Blessings....... 36
Thomas Fuller..
Of Books....

43
John Evelyn...
The Great Fire in London......

48
Sir William Temple... .Against Excessive Grief..

50
John Dryden......
.On Biography .....

58
Samuel Pepys....
.Mr Pepys sets up a Carriage.

64
Sir William Blackstone.... The Trial by Jury......

.118
Junius......

From a Letter to the Duke of Bedford...124
Samuel Johnson

.Parallel between Pope and Dryden........133

From his Speech on Conciliation with the
Edmund Burke...
American Colonies.....

145
From his Letter to a Noble Lord...... .147
Richard Brinsley Sheridan....... A Sensitive Author.....

..156
Sydney Smith

..Extracts from Peter Plymley's Letters...164
Robert Southey..
On the Death of Nelson.....

.186
Thomas Carlyle.
.Labour.....

.198
William M. Thackeray........

.......... The Last Days of George III....... ....219

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