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was particularly and deeply interested in some one great subject, it was clearly my duty, regardless of the censures of any clique or party or set of men, to let his views upon that subject appear. To have acted otherwise would have been alike cowardly and dishonest; and rather than be guilty of such treachery to any writer, I would that another edition of my work should never see the light.

In conclusion, I would only remark that I can wish no greater favor shown to this work than has been extended to its predecessor. Errors in judgment and taste may doubtless be pointed out, and most happy shall I be, before the work is put into a permanent form, to receive, from any quarter, any suggestions that may correct them. But, as I have before said, I have honestly endeavored to do my authors justice; and, having made my book for no classes or sects, for no particular latitudes, and for no special market, but to promote the cause of sound learning and education in harmony with pure Christian morals, the best interests of humanity, and the cause of universal truth, I now commit it to the judgment of an intelligent public.

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND.

PAILADELPHIA, July 4, 1851,

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

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Alison, Archibald,
Arnold, Thomas,
Baillie, Joanna,
Barbauld, Anna Lætitia,
Barton, Bernard,
Beattie, James,
Blair, Hugh,
Bloomfield, Robert,
Bowles, William Lisle,
Brougham, Henry (Lord),
Brown, Thomas,
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett,
Brydges, Sir Egerton,
Butler, Charles,
Byron, George Gordon,
Campbell, Thomas,
Carpenter, Lant,
Carter, Elizabeth,
Chalmers, Thomas,
Chapone, Hester,
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor,
Cook, Eliza,
Crabbe, George,
Cumberland, Richard,
Drake, Nathan,
Dymond, Jonathan,
Elliott, Ebenezer,
Erskine, Thomas,
Foster, John,
Grahame, James,
Gurney, Joseph John,
Hall, Robert,
Hazlitt, William,
Heber, Reginald,
Hemans, Felicia,
Hood, Thomas,
Howitt, Mary,
Howitt, William,
Hunter, Anne,
Ireland, John,

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396 Irving, Edward,
420 Jameson, Mrs.,
564 Jeffrey, Francis,
178 Knowles, Herbert,
512 Knox, Vicesimus,
43 Lamb, Charles,

36 | Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 152 Mackenzie, Henry, 601 Mackintosh, James, 726 | Maclean, Lætitia Elizabeth, 124 Mant, Richard, 666 Milman, Henry Hart, 381 Mitchell, Thomas, 267 Montagu, Elizabeth, 167 | Montgomery, James, 449 Moore, Thomas, 410 More, Hannah,

63 Norton, Caroline Elizabeth, 489 Opie, Amelia,

25 Paley, William, 323 Pollok, Robert, 682 Rogers, Samuel, 272 Scott, Walter,

95 Seward, Anna, 367 Sharp, Granville, 207 Smith, Charlotte, 521 Smith, Horace, 159 Smith, Sydney, 443 Southey, Robert, 106 Tighe, Mary, 494 Tupper, Martin F., 226 Warren, Samuel, 217 Warton, Joseph, 192 | Whately, Richard, 356 | White, Henry Kirke,

Wilberforce, William, 720 | Wilson, John, 713 | Wolfe, Charles, 134 Wordsworth, William, 415

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CONTENTS.

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MARY TIGHE,

1 ANNE HUNTER,

Biographical Sketch,

89 Biographical Sketch,

134

Love must be Fondly Cherished, 89 To-morrow,

134

Hagar in the Desert,

The Lot of Thousands,

135

The Lily,

92 To my Daughter,

135

On Receiving a branch of Mezereon, 93

VICESIMUS Knox,

RICHARD CUMBERLAND,

Biographical Sketch,

136

Biographical Sketch,

A Winter Evening,

137

Goldsmith's Lines on him (note), 95 The Periodical Essayists, 138

The Progress of Poetry,

On the Happiness of Domestic

Æschylus and Shakspeare com-

Life,

141

pared,

On Simplicity of Style,

142

Observations on Style,

100

Character of Goldsmith,

102

| CHARLES WOLFE,

Johnson at the Tea-table, 103 Biographical Sketch,

144

Character of Johnson,

104 | The Burial of Sir John Moore, 145

Lines on Dr. Johnson,

105 Song,

146

Song-To Mary,

147

JAMES GRAHAME,

The Frailty of Beauty,

147

Biographical Sketch,

106 Remember thy Creator,

148

Sabbath Morning,

107 The Worldling's and the Christ-

A Summer Sabbath Walk,

ian's Yoke,

150

A Winter's Sabbath Walk, 110 Blindness of Milton,

151

Persecution of the Covenanters, 111

The Poor Man's Funeral,

112 ROBERT BLOOMFIELD,

Biographical Sketch,

152

Wood-scenery,

154

GRANVILLE SHARP,

154

Biographical Sketch,

Milking,

His efforts in the cause of Free-

Lambs at Play,

155

114

dom,

The Skylark,

155

Letter of Dr. Benjamin Rush

The « Crazy Kate” of Cowper

(note),

156

(note),

The Distracted Fema

The Duty of Pleading for the Op-

pressed,

115 The Widow to her Hour-glass, 158

His various Works,

117

The Inscription on his Monument

THOMAS ERSKINE,

(note),

117

Biographical Sketch,

159

The Love of God and our Neigh-

Traitorous Acts necessary to Guilt, 161

bor,

118

Stanton's sketch of Erskine (note), 161

The Duty of showing Mercy, 120

Principles of the Law of Libel, 162

The brightest ornaments of our

HERBERT KNOWLES,

Race, Christians,

Biographical Sketch,

GEORGE GORDON BYRON,

Lines written in the Richmond

Biographical Sketch,

167

Churchyard,

123

The Dying Gladiator,

168

Military Schools (note),

169

THOMAS BROWN,

Apostrophe to the Ocean,

170

Biographical Sketch,

124 Night at Corinth,

171

The Power of Habit,

126 A Calm Night at Lake Geneva, 172

Benevolence,

127 A Storm at the same Lake, 172

Character of Howard,

128 Modern Greece,

173

The Goodness of God,

129 Solitude,

174

His Poetry, Paradise of Coquettes, 132 Destruction of Sennacherib, 174

Soliloquy after the Ball,

133 The East,

175

The Changefulness of Woman, 133 The Coliseum by Moonlight, 175

Woman's Conversational Powers, 134 The Shipwreck,

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