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Ode to Patriotism,...............................11

The Poet to his Works,.........................113

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

XII.-Witchcraft, ..............................................119

Initiation of a Witch, ......................... 121

XIII.-The Wandering Jew,................................... 127

The Destruction of Jerusalem,............... 129

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

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

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

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

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

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

To Lucasta,................................... ...148

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

To the Rose,........................................150

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

XV.-The Excommunicant................................. 155

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

XVI.-Sotheby's Saul,......

XVII.-African Sketches.....................................168

XVIII.—Plague Poets,.......

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

Ancient Rome,......... .............. 177

Roman Palaces,.......

XX.-Steam-Engines................... .............. 185

XXI.-Adventures,.......................................... ..194

XXII.-Peter the Great ........................ ............ ..204

XXIII.-The Philosophy of Kant,..........................

XXIV.—The West Indies,..................

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

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

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XXVII.Rhymes of Idleness..........

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

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CHAP. XXVIII.-Liberty of the Press,....................... .235

XXIX.--Character of Luther...............................243

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

XXXI.-German Genius,............

XXXII.-Falls of Niagara,................................285

XXXIII.—Moscow, .......................................... 292

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

The City ...................................

XXXIV.—High Mass in St Peter's........................299

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............. ................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,....

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XLI. Scottish Scenery ............................

XLII.—Cycles of Literature....... .....................350

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

Lenora,.................................

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..........

Conclusion,..................................... 443

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THE

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 unnecessary to speak : they are so well known that no eulogy, even from the ablest pen, could do them any degree of justice. But the manner in which those sweet intellectual creatures entertain their solitary husbands, their conjugal conversations, and the manifold poetical graces and rational blandishments with which they render their society so delightful and endearing, are not generally known. We have therefore undertaken the agreeable task of informing the world with respect to topics so interesting, and we doubt not that, before our labours are completed, we shall have persuaded all our fair and gentle readers to emulate the fascinating intelligence of the faultless, the everplacent, ever-pleasant companion, Egeria.

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