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think of looking at many of the originals from which the selections have been made. Every thing, accordingly, doubtful in principle, or questionable in tendency, has been carefully excluded ; and, although it is in appearance a production of very humble pretensions, it will perhaps be found more valuable than some other publications, to which the public has been so indulgent as to receive with favour.

FEBRUARY 20, 1824.

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Chap. 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............ ..................285

XXXIII.- Moscow, ....

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..............................

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

XXXIX.—Shakspeare's Dramas............................321

. 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,..... .......................350

XLIII.-Bürger, the German Poetg.....................355

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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