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MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPH HALL.

The Parting

170 His Meditatione..

201

Palace of the Fairies: Queen Mab's

A Red-breast coming into his Chamber 202

Chariot, and her Journey... 170 Hearing Musio 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 llis 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..

Of Memory

......... 212

Pleasure

178

ROBERT IIERRICK

....... 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 CHILLINGWORTII........ 182

Upon a Child that Died. ....... 216

The Necessity of an Unadulterated Epitaph upon a Child............... 216

Scripture

183

Upon a Maid....

....... 216

Seripture alone the Rule of Faith..... 164

The Sin of Duelling.

184 CATHERINE PHILIPS.

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.

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

BICHIARD CRASILAW..

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....

.... 232

To Castara

198 Character and Love of Birtha........ 233

The Vanity of Avarice....

198 Song, “The Lark now leaves”....... 235

... 220

199 Mirth and Melancholy.

The Domestic Tutor.

200 Mirth ....

Tho Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy..

The Fashionable Beau.....

201 On the Theme of Love..

His Prose Writings.

201 The Funeral of Calamity.

236

....237

238

238

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

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Scene from Comus........ ..... 249 TIIOMAS BROWNE ...

298

Invocation to Light

252 His 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 bis Blind- His Latinized English..

.... 302

ness...

258

Sonnet on his own Blindness. ....... 259 IZAAK WALTON

302

To Cyriack Skinner...

..... 200 Complete Angler..

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady.......... 260 Falconry, account of, (note).

303

His Prose Works...

200 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

.

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

.......... 299

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

His Mathematics .........

295 HENRY VAUGHAN ........... 339

His Metaphysics.

295 Early Rising and Prayer ........... 340

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462

ALEXANDER POPE.

GEORGE BERKELEY ........

.. 510

Pride.....

454 Poetry

...... 511

Sound an Echo to the Sense

South Sea Scheme, (note)..

511

Evanescence of Poctic 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......

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

461 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 SIERLOCK

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

473

The various Sufferings in Winter

530

desirable...

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

... 533

ISAAC WATTS...

479 France in 1718...

535

A Summer Evening.

480 Female Education..

535

The Rose...

481

538

481 JOHN BYROM ..

Few Happy Matches.

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

IIENRY 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

JOSEPH BUTLER.

504 WILLIAM FALCONER.

562

Christianity a Scheme imperfectly The Vessel going to Pieces, Death of

comprehended

563
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CATHERINE TALBOT. ....... 566 | WILLIAM PITT, EARL OP CHATHAM.

A Sense of God's Presence

..... 566

Our own Reason, and Others' Experi-

Self-Examination ..

507

euce to be used

All can do Good

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567

Importance of Time...

568 SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE. 615

Poetry

569

The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse... 6-15

Importance of Early Rising.

569

SAMUEL JOHNSON

TIIOMAS CHATTERTON

647

570

Lines of Garrick, (note).

618

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

Introduction. The Subject proposed • 579

656

Man's immortal Aspirations.

Right Improvement of Time.. 657

580

Cause of our Pleasure in Beauty

Duty of Forgiveness.

659

582 Solitude not Desirable.

660

Superiority of Moral Beauty..

582 Gayety and Good Humor .

Taste...

661

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

687

Reflections on Landing at Iona

The Bard..

.... 663

... 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

003 Charles XII

670

How be spends his Time in the Coun- Objects of Petition..

671

try

603

Folly of Procrastination.

Netley Abbey and Southampton.-

671

Beautiful Sunset.

604 MRS. GREVILLE

672

To Mr. Nichols, on the Death of his Prayer for Indifference.

Mother...

672

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

605

tion...

The Tears of Scotland.

674

607 Utility of Poetry, by Leigh Hunt, (note) 674

Ode to Leren Water......

608

Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah 678

JOHN HAWKESWORTH

609 THOMAS WARTON

680

Value of Familiar Letters

610 The Hamlet, an Ode..........

Danger of Relapse after Purposes of

....... 681

The Crusade, an Ode.

Amendment

... 682

610

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

mies is Practicable.....

684

612

Resignation of Charles V...

Carazan, the Merchant of Bagdad

.... 615

Columbus discovering America

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

.... 687

Hymn

618 EDWARD GIBBON

688

His Birth

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

689

618

Education

689

Italy

622

First Love

690

France

.... 623

Interview with his Father

Britain

691

624

Publication of his History. 692

The Village Preacher

625

Completion of his History 693

Elegy on Mrs. Blaize..

626

Invention and Use of Gunpowder 691

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..

DAVID HUME

700

.. 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..

106

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, (noto) 713

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