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Joseph Butler : 1692-1752.

Oliver Goldsmith : 1728-1774.

On the Credibility of a Future Life.

A Visit to the Courts of Justice in

From The Analogy, . . 103

Westminster Hall. From The

Citizen of the World,

Samuel Richardson : 1689–1761.

The Vicar's Rural Retreat. From

Pamela at Church. From Pamela, 105 The Vicar of Wakefield, . . 129

Henry Fielding : 1707—1754.

Samuel Johnson : 1709—1784.

Partridge at the Play-house. From

On Forgiveness and Revenge. From

Tom Jones, . . . . 107 The Rambler, .

Parallel between P

David Hume : 1711-1776.

From The Lives of the Poets,..

The Middle Ages-Progress of Free-

dom. From The History of ...

William Robertson : 1721-1793.

England, . .

The Discovery of America. From

Character of Queen Elizabeth.

The History of America,

From The History of England, 113

Adam Smith : 1723-1790.

Tobias George Smollett: 1721-1771.

The Division of Labour. From The

The Soldier's Return. From The

Wealth of Nations, . . . 139

Expedition of Humphry Clinker, 115 |

Sir William Blackstone: 1723-1780.

Edward Gibbon: 1737-1794.

The Trial by Jury. From Com-

The Fall of Constantinople. From

The Decline and Fall of the

mentaries on the Laws of England, 118

Roman Empire, . . . 141

Laurence Sterne : 1713-1768.

Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim.

Edmund Burke : 1730—1797.

From Tristram Shandy, . . 120 From his Speech on Conciliation

A French Peasant's Supper. From

with the American Colonies, . 145

The Sentimental Journey,

123

From his Letter to a Noble Lord, 147

The Letters of Junius : 1769–1772. I Horace Walpole : 1717-1797.

From A Letter to the Duke of 1 The Trial of the Rebel Lords. From

Bedford, . . . 124 A Letter to Sir Horace Mann, 149

PAGE

William Cowper : 1731–1800.

Francis Jeffrey : 1773–1850.

Letter to Rev. William Unwin,

The Perishable Nature of Poetical

Letter to Lady Hesketh, . 152 Fame. From The Edinburgh

Review, .

. 174

William Paley : 1743–1805.

James WattThe 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.

Effects of the Feudal System. From

Sydney Smith: 1768—1845.

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, . .' .

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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Of Law........................................

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THEOLOGIANS.
Richard Hooker.........
Joseph Hall.................. .. The Hypocrite.................
Jeremy Taylor.........................The Day of Judgment........................
Richard Baxter........

.The Saints' Rest..........
John Bunyan....................

Christian in the hands of Giant Despair.
Isaac Barrow......................... The Excellency of the Christian Religion. 56
John Tillotson......... .. Advantages of Truth and Sincerity........ 60
Robert South

..The State of Man before the Fall.......... 66
Joseph Butler......................... On the Credibility of a Future Life....... 103

, The World Made with a Benevolent
William Paley.................

Design ................
Robert Hall............................ The War with Napoleon......................161
Thomas Chalmers................... The Insignificance of this Earth............178

.......

....................154

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

Of Discourse........
Thomas Hobbes................. .Necessity of Precision in Using Language.

On Laughter. ....................................
Sir Thomas Browne...........

.On Oblivion.........................................
John Locke........................ .On Reading...................
Lord Shaftesbury............. .The Deity Unfolded in His Works.........
Lord Bolingbroke.

.National Partiality and Prejudice..........

The Patriot King...............................
George Berkeley..

.Prejudices and Opinions...................
Adam Smith. ......... ..The Division of Labour.......................
Dugald Stewart...................... The Pleasures of Imagination................159

...........

HISTORIAN S.
Sir Walter Raleigh ............ .The Battle of Thermopylæ...................
Lord Clarendon.

Character of Lord Falkland.. ................... 39
Gilbert Burnet....................... Death and Character of Edward VI....... 68
David Hume..................... .. The Middle Ages-Progress of Freedom..111

Character of Queen Elizabeth................113
William Robertson ................. The Discovery of America.....................135
Edward Gibbon.

.The Fall of Constantinople.............
Henry Hallam. .....................Effects of the

.Effects of the Feudal System ....... .184
Sir Archibald Alison.............. The Taking of the Bastile....................194
W. H. Prescott...................... Fatal Visit of the Inca to Pizarro ..........200
Lord Macaulay......................The Revolution of 1688–89. .................212

........

...141

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CLASSIFIED INDEX OF PROSE WRITERS.

ESSAYISTS.

PAGE

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79

Abraham Cowley.................... Of Obscurity........
Sir William Temple.

Praise of Poetry and Music ...........
Sir Richard Steele ............ .Tedious Story-tellers ............................ 71

Sir Roger de Coverley..........................
Joseph Addison............. The Vision of Mirza............................. 75

Sir Roger de Coverley's Visit to West-

minster Abbey......

(A Visit to the Courts of Justice in West-
Oliver Goldsmith..........

{ minster Hall...................................127
Samuel Johnson ....................On Forgiveness and Revenge. ...............131
John Foster .......................

, On the General Deficiency of Self Obser-

{ vation
Francis Jeffrey. ................ ..The Perishable Nature of Poetical Fame. 174

James Watt.-The Steam-Engine...........176
William Hazlitt............... ... The Character of Hamlet....................180
Charles Lamb....................... The Homes of the Very Poor................182
Washington Irving................Rural Scenery in England....................

ation.............................

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167

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Numers meturn...........................115

NOVELISTS.
Daniel De Foe............. ..The Great Plague in London................ 85

5 Visit to the Academy of Sciences at
Jonathan Swift.................. Lagado...........

.................... 89
Samuel Richardson................ Pamela at Church...............................105
Henry Fielding.................... Partridge at the Play-house. .................107
Tobias George Smollett............. The Soldier's Return.........
Laurence Sterne..

Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim.............120

A French Peasant's Supper.................123
Oliver Goldsmith. ......... ..The Vicar's Rural Retreat..................
Sir Walter Scott ..............

The Combat between Ivanhoe and Bois-

Guilbert.................
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

.129

.....................169

Alexander Pope................... {

Montagu ........

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LETTER-WRITERS.

s From a Letter to Lady Mary Wortley
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

CLASSIFIED INDEX OF PROSE WRITERS.

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MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WRITERS.
Sir Philip Sidney................. ...A Stag Hunt. .......
John Milton........................... The Value of a Book.....................

The Liberty of the Press...............
Izaak Walton ......................

Thankfulness for Worldly Blessings.....
Thomas Fuller..................... Of Books...............
John Evelyn..........................The Great rire in

The Great Fire in London..................
Sir William Temple...............Against Excessive Grief..................
John Dryden............ ...On Biography ............
Samuel Pepys.....................

.Mr Pepys sets up a Carriage.......
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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