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Ode to Patriotism,............. ............111

The Poet to his Works,.........

CHAP. XI.-Miscellaneous Extracts,............ ...............114

XII.-Witchcraft,...

Initiation of a Witch,............

XIII.-The Wandering Jew, ..............................

The Destruction of Jerusalem,............

Arabian Antiquities,............

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Death of a Cynic, ................................ 136

Authors.........................................140

The Sibylline Books, ........................... 142

The Last Day of the Romans,............... 144

XIV.—Neglected Poets,.......... ...............147

To Lucastag......

...148

To the Grasshopper.............. ............149

To the Rose.......

Song, ........................................... ..152

XV.-The Excommunicant.....

St Augustine...................................157

XVI.—Sotheby's Saul,........ ............. .162

XVII.—African Sketches.....................................168

XVIII.—-Plague Poets,.........

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XIX.-Grandeur of the Ancients,...........................176

Ancient Rome,........

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Roman Palaces,.........

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XX.-Steam-Engines...............

XXI.-Adventures...........

XXII.-Peter the Great,.............

XXIII.—The Philosophy of Kant,.............

Kant.................................. 207

XXIV.—The West Indies,..

..............217

XXV.-Battle of the Titans,.......... .................221

XXVI.-Southey's Roderick,..................................224

XXVII.-Rhymes of Idleness,......... ............... 231

The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse.......... ib.

292

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CRAP. XXVIII.-Liberty of the Press,...

.235

XXIX.—Character of Luther............................. 243

XXX.-A Mist on the Shore,.............................250

XXXI.-German Genius....................................255

XXXII.-Falls of Niagara,............................

XXXIII.-Moscow, .................

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Nobility,................... ................. 293

The City,................... .............296

XXXIV.-High Mass in St Peter's,.......

XXXV.-Miss Baillie's Songs,..........................303

XXXVI.—Prince Eugene,......... ...............307

XXXVII.-Milton's Cottage................................313

XXXVIII.—The Battle of Cressy,............................317

XXXIX.—Shakspeare's Dramas,...

XL.-Old English Manners.........................328

Littlecote-House,.. ...................... ib.

The Squire's Daughter,..................332

The Upstart of Elizabeth's Time,......333

A Squire of the Revolution, ............334

A Squire of Queen Anne's Time.......336

Yeomen,..

.....................338

The Growth of Luxury,..................339

The Clown,.......... ....................342

XLI.-Scottish Scenery,................................344

XLII.-Cycles of Literature,.....

XLIII.-Bürger, the German Poet...........

Lenora,....................................356

The Lass of Fair Wone..................366

XLIV.-Bishop Warburton and Dr Johnson,.........373

XLV.-Descriptive Poetry ,..............................397

XLVI.-Standard Novels and Romances...............415

XLVII.-The Fine Arts,............. .............. 426

* Conclusion, ...........

...............443

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BACHELOR'S WIFE.

“ Egeria ! sweet creation of some heart
Which found no mortal resting-place so fair
As thine ideal breast; whate'er thou art
Or wert,--a young Aurora of the air,
The nympholepsy of some fond despair ;
Or, it might be, a beauty of the earth,
Who found a more than commom votary there

Too much adoring; whatsoe'er thy birth,
Thou wert a beautiful thought, and softly bodied forth."

· Of the perfections of bachelors' wives it is unneces

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