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LIBRARY OF

FAMOUS LITERATURE

SELECTIONS FROM THE WORLD'S GREAT WRITERS
ANCIENT, MEDIÆVAL, AND MODERN, WITH BIO-
GRAPHICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES

AND
CRITICAL ESSAYS

BY

MANY EMINENT WRITERS.

EDITED BY
DR. RICHARD GARNETT, C.B.

of the British Museum

(1851-1899)

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

M. LEON VALLÉE
Librarian of the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

DR. ALOIS BRANDL
Professor of Literature in the Imperial University, Berlin

AND
DONALD G. MITCHELL

(IK MARVEL)
the Author of Reveries of a Bachelor."

with fearly five Hundred Full-page Ellustrations and Colored Plates

IN TWENTY VOLUMES

VOLUME VII

LONDON

ISSUED BY
The Standard

1899

Road, at

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

FROM THE LI:SARY OF
ROBERT MATTESON SOHNSTON

SEPT. 10, 1920

NOTE.

It has been the Editor's continual endeavour to render due acknowledgment, in the proper place, for permission generously granted to make use of extracts from copyrighted publications. Should any error or omission be found, he requests that it may be brought to his notice, that it may be corrected in subsequent editions.

R. Gamett.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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Athos, Porthos, and Aramis . . . Alexandre Dumas . . . 2921

The Fate of Mordaunt.

. Alexandre Dumas . . . 2944

The Man in the Iron Mask . . . Alexandre Dumas . . . 2964

Scenes from “ Athaliah" .

Jean Baptiste Racine . . 2989

Sigismund . . . .

Pedro Calderon de La Barca. 2998

Justina's Temptation . . . . Pedro Calderon de La Barca. 3003

The Mighty Magician

Pedro Calderon de La Barca. 3006

The Times of Gustavus Adolphus. . Zachris Topelius ... 3024

From the Kalevala . .

. John M. Crawford (Tr.) 3061

The Cid . . . . . . . Pierre Corneille . . . 3065

The Story of Ali-Bey, the Persian . . LaMothe-Fénelon . . . 3074

Sonnets . . . . . . . Lope de Vega . . . 3078

Funeral Oration on Henrietta, Duchess

of Orleans . .

Jacques Bénigne Bossuet . 3079

The Affected Ladies . . . . Molière . . . . . 3086

Fables . . . .

Jean de La Fontaine . . 3106

Madame de Sévigné's Letters . .. Marquise de Sévigné · · 3109

Memoirs of the Duke of Saint-Simon on

the Reign of Louis XIV. and the

Regency . . . .

Duc de Saint-Simon

3120

Boileau's Art of Poetry . .

Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux. 3144

Trial and Death of Joan of Arc . , Jules Michelet . . 3163

The Hypocrite Unmasked . . Molière . . . . . 3172

On Penitence . . . . . Jean Baptiste Massillon : 3183

Adventures of Count Grammont. Count Anthony Hamilton . 3187

Persian Letters · · · ·

· Baron Montesquieu . . 3197

Maxims . . . . . .

.

. Duc de La Rochefoucauld - 3210

The Manly Heart ..

George Wither . . . 3220

Sentiments . .

Jean de La Bruyère . . 3221

Chorus of Angels.

. . Joost van den Vondel. . 3224

The Debate in Pandemonium . . John Milton . . . . 3226

With Fire and Sword . . . . Henryk Sienkiewicz , . 3238

Liberty of Printing.

John Milton .

3276

The Battle of Stamford Heath . . Arthur T. Quiller-Couch 8286

Sweet Day, so Cool . . . . . George Herbert . . .

Notable Men and Sayings of England , Thomas Fuller , , . 3296

. Geon

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