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tracts from this author I have added rwo 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, U my God," and, “ How are thy servants blest, O Lord," because it is very doubtful whether he wrote ther. 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.-BOLING BROKE. - The Use of History," additional.-Grar. 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 Gar den,” 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," “ Prevention of Evil Habits," and u Parallel between Pope and Dryden," additional.-Lowra. His “Remarks on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not valuc?—JONES. His beautiful letter on “ Milton's Residence," additional.-BURKE. “John How. ard," " 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 remajus precisely as before. In almost every one, some additional notes will be found, and the number of verbal alterations is very great. This is owing to the faci 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 cach 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 eclitions, “ The listening wirds 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 culogy on Jolu 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 eclition: the Publishers, it will be seen, lave 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 realing matter and the style of mechanical execution be taken into view PHILADELPHIA, September 2, 1848.

C. D. C.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

225 734 192

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Åtvisor, JOSEPH . . 374 | COWLET, ABRAHAM
ALEXSIDE, Mark , . . 578 | CowPER, WILLIAM .
ABBOTAROT, JOAN

Caasuaw, Richard
AscHan, ROGER ..

Daniel SAMUEL .. Bacox, Francis . . 159 DAVENANT, WILLIAM . BARBOUR, JOHN . . . 25 De FoE, DANIEL . . BARCLAY, ROBERT . . 324 | DODDRIDGE, PHILIP . . BARROW, Isaac .

278 Dopsler, ROBERT .. BAXTER, RICHARD . . 332 DONNE, JOHN . . . BsaunOXT, FRANCIS . . 143 | DRAYTON, MICHAEL . BEXTLEY, RICHARD . . 429 DRUMMOND, WILLIAM . BERKELET, GEORGE . 510 DRIDEN, JOHN . . BIBLE, TRANSLATIONS OF . 118 DuxBAR, WILLIAM . . BLACKSTONE, William, 645 ELIZABETH, QUEEN . BLAIR, ROBERT . . . 465 FalcONER, WILLIAM . BOLINGBROKE, LORD . . 494 FellTuAM, OWEN . BOOTH, BARTON . . . 418 | Finch, Anne . . . Boyle, ROBERT . . . 328 FLETCAER, GILES . Browxe, Thomas . . 298 FLETCHER, John . . Buntar, Jonx . . . 317 FLETCHER, PHINEAS . BURKE, EDMUND . . . 712 FULLER, Thomas . . Buass, ROBERT . . . 700 Gay, John . . . BUTLER, JOSEPH.

504 Gibbon, EDWARD. BUTLER, SAMUEL . . . 292 GOLDSMITH, OLIVER . BTROX, JOAN . . . 538 Gowen, Joan . . . Carew, THOMAS . . 177 Gray, Tuomas . . CARET, ELIZABETA .

154 GuxVILLE, Mrs. . Cartos, WILLIAM

42 GROVE, HENRY . . CHATHAM, EARL OY

639 | HavingTON, WILLIAM . CHATTERTON, THOMAS

570 | HALE, MATTHEW . . CHAUCER, GEOFFREY.

26 Hall, Josepa . . . CHEKE, Joan . . . . 68 HAWKESWORTH, JOHN . CHILLINGWORTA, WILLIAM. 182 HERBERT, GEORGE . CLARENDON, EARL OF . . 269 HERRICK, ROBERT . COLLINS, WILLIAM . . 516 | Herwood, John .

23) . 410 . 499

549 . 165 . 169

. 190 . 346

44 . 117

562 . 288

. 396 . 158

. 143 , 195

. 207 . 414

688 . 618 . 34

585

672 . 424

. 197 . 274 . 199

009

1763 . 213

. 70 684 . 422 . 400

121 . 494

. 180 . 401

. 127 . 546

529

80 . 606 . 431

93

362

HOOKER, RICHARD .. . 104 | Robertson, WILLIAM.
HOWARD, HENRI . . . 60 | RowE, ELIZABETA . .
HUME, DAVID . . . 635 RUSSELL, RACHEL .
HYDE, EDWARD .

269 SACKVILLE, THOMAS
JAMES I. or SCOTLAND . . 38 St. Joux, HENRY .
Tonnson, SAMUEL . . . 647 | SandyS, GEORGE . .
Jones, WILLIAM . . . 695 SEWELL, GEORGE .
Jonson, Ben . . . . 172 | SAAKSPEARE, WILLIAM .
JUNITS, LETTERS OT, . 723 SHENSTONE, WILLIAM .
QILLEGREW, Anxs.

312 SHERLOCK, THOMAS . .
King, WILLIAM ,' . . 541 Sidner, Philip .
LATIMER, HUGH . . 65 SMOLLET, TOBIAS . .
LEIGATON, ROBERT

309 SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM Lockr., JOHN · · · · 356

SPENSER, EDMUND . . LOVELACE, RICHARD . : 205 Souta, Robert . . Lowth, ROBERT . . . 673 SOUTIIWELL, ROBERT . MANDEVILLE, JOHN . . 17

STEELE, RICHARD . MARGARET, DUCHESS or New STILL, JOIN . . .

CASTLE . . . . 236 | SURREY, EARL OF MARKHAM, Gervask . 179 Swift, JONATHAN, MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER . . 87 TALBOT, CATHERINE . MARVELL, ANDREW . . 282 | TAYLOR, JEREMY . . MUUDLETON, CONTERS . . 489 | TEMPLE, WILLIAM . Milton, John . . . 239 THOMSON, JAMES . . MINSTRELSY, ENGLISH . . 109 TICKELL, THOMAS . Montagu, Lady Mary . 532 | TILLOTSON, JOHN . . MORE, THOMAS . . . 47 | Tollet, ELIZABETH . NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF . 230 TYNDALE, WILLIAM , OVERBURY, THOMAS . . 125 VAUGHAN, HENRI . PARNELL, TUOMAR

366

VANHOMRIGH, ESTAER
Penn, WILLIAM . . 369 WaLLER, EDMUND .
Panlipy, CATHERINE . . 216 Waltox, Isaac . .
Pirt, Vi'ILLIAM . . . 639 Warrox, Thomas
Pope, ALEXANDER . . 450 Watts, Isaac · ·
PRIOR, MATTHEW . . . 398 WicLIF, John . .
QUARI.ES, FRANCIS . . 186 WrarT, THOMAS . .
RALEIGA, WALTER . . 146 YALDEN, Thomas .
RICHARDSON, SAMUEL

525 | Young, EDWARD . .

. 88 . 402

. 73 . 60

433 . 566

218 . 342

. 468 . 427

. 336 . 515

53 . 339 . 399

314 302

680 · 479 . 21

35 . 446

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CONTENTS.

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SIR JOHN CHEKE ...........

Lines from Milton, (note)............
The New and the Old Religion con.

trasted ...........

JOHN HEYWOOD...........

The Drama...

Miracle Playg......
Moral Plays .....
Writers of Elizabeth's Reign, (note)..
Interludes .............
From the Four Pog......
Palmer and Pilgrim,

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SIR PEILIP SIDNEY.

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

Description of Arcadia.....

.............. 81

Prose Writings..............

120

Pamela and Philoclea............... 81 A Fair and Happy Milkmaid..... .. 128

Description of a Stag-hunt..

Ilis Defence of Poesy......

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE......

• 127

Character of the Poet....

Chronological List of his Play8.

• 125

Philosopher, Historian, and Poet, com-

Ben Jonson's Encomium ....

.. 123

pared ....

Dryden's Encomium .......

.. 129
In Praise of Poesy.........

From the “Merchant of Venice,”-the

Poetry-Sonnet to Sleep.....

Three Caskets ...,

. 130

The Seven Ages............

134

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE ..........

Clarence's Dream ................... . 135

A Passionato Shepherd to his Love...

Fall of Cardinal Wolsey....... .. 137

Queen Mab and the Fairies .....

139

ROBERT SOUTHWELL............... Life and Death weighed .............

140

The Power of Truth, Bryant, (note)..

Mercy..................... ........

141

Timos go by Turng.....

Fame to be kept bright by Activity. 141

Scorn not the least....

The Commonwealth of Beeg.......... 142

Content and Rich.......

Prose-Mary Magdalen's Tearg ....

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER....... • 173

Life hath no Unmeddled Joy.....

Address to Melancholy..... ... 143

The Life of Man ....

... 14

EDMUND SPENSER.........

Morning.........

... 144

Remarks on the “Faerie Queeno"....

Exhortation to Early Rising....... .. 149

The Knight and the Lady............

The Shepherd's Evening.............

Una followed by the Lion .......

Description of Prince Arthur. ....... SIR WALTER RALEIGH............. 146

- Belphoebe: ........... 100 The Fall of mighty Empires—The Folly

The Care of Angels over Men........ 102 of Ambition - The Power of Death 147

The Seasons ........................ 102 His various Prose Works...... ..... 148

Criticisms of Mackintosh, Hazlitt, and

Poetry ............................. 149

Campbell, (notes)....

103 A Description of the Country's Recream

Prose Works.......

.... 103

tiong............

...... 149

The Irish Barde...

Sir Egerton Brydges's Opinion of him

as a Poet, (note)..... ....... 149

RICHARD HOOKER ........ .... 104 The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd . 150

His Ecclesiastical Polity..........

A Vision upon the Faerie Queene..... 151

His Letter to the Archbishop......... 105 The Soul's Errand................... 151

The Necessity and Majesty of Law... 106 His last Letter to bis Wife .......... 163

Sudden Death not Desirable......... 107

The Excellency of the Psalms........ 108 | LADY ELIZABETUL CAREY.......... 154

On Forgiveness of Injurios........... 164

ENGLISH MINSTRELSY.....

... 109

Account of the Minstrels......... ... 109 SAMUEL DANIEL ........... .. 155

Sir Patrick Spens .......

109 His History of the Civil Wars ..... 155

Chevy Chase ........

112

Equanimity .....

.... 156

The 'Two Corbies.....

... 116 Richard the Second.....

... 157

QUEEN ELIZABETH ...... ..... 117 | GILES FLETCHER....

158

Verses on her own Feelings.......... 117 Redemption .......................

Historical Account of them, (note). .. . 117

FRANCIS BACON ................... 159

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE ..... 118 Account of his various Works ....... 160

Coverdale's Bible................... 118 Diverse Objects of Men to gain KLow-

Matthewe's Bible.......

... 118

ledge .......................... 161

Cranmer's, or the Great Bible ... 119 Preservation of Knowledge ...... 161

Taverner's Bible.......

Pleasure of Knowledge.... ..... 162

Geneva Bible......

... 119 Uses of Knowledge....

162

Bishops' Bible........

.... 119 Studies ..............

.. 163

Douay Bible...........

.... 119 End of Knowledge....

..... 164

King James's Bible ......

Immortality of Literary Fame..

Account of the same. ............... 119

Influence of the Bible on the English JOHN DONNE .....

... 165

Mind. .....

The Farewell.....

..... 166

Mrs. Ellis's Remarks (note). ........ 121 Prose ..........

The Psalms ........................ 167

THOMAS SACK VILLE............... 121 Christians to Preach by Example....1

From the Ferrex and Porrex......... 122 God may be Worshipped anywhere .. 1

The Mirror of Magistrateg....... .... 122 Greatest Cross to have no Cro88 ...... 168

Allegorical Characters in Hell..... 122 Anger ............ ................ 168

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY ........... 125 MICHAEL DRAYTON .............. 188

The Wife ........ ............ 120 | Chorus of the Birds................ 169

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