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JOHN MILTON..

239 SAMUEL BUTLER

His chief Poetical Works

240 His Apparel.

.... 296

Ode on the Morning of Christ's Nativity 241 Butler's Prose--A Small Poet........ 296

Lycidas

213

Scene from Comus.

249 TIIOMAS BROWNE

298

Invocation to Light

252 lliy various Works..

298

Eve's Account of her Creation....... 253 Thoughts on Death and Immortality. 299

Evening in Paradise....

25+ Pride

300

Rome ....

257 Soliloquies of the Old Philosopher and

Athens...

257

the Young Lady, (note).

301

Samson's Lamentation for his Blind- Ilis Latinized English:

302

ness..

258

Sonnet on his own Blindness........ 239 IZAAK WALTON

302

To Cyriack Skinner.

.. 20

Complete Angler...

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady.......... 260 Falconry, account of, (note).

303

His Prose Workg...

200

Dialogue--Falconer

303

lle consecrates his Powers to the Cause

Venator

305

of Truth--Studies and Preparation

Piscator...

305

for his great work

261 Piscator and Milk-woman

307

Argument for the Liberty of the Press 205 Exhortation to Contentment.

308

England and London..

Reform......

266 | ROBERT LEIGHTON

309

The Power of Truth: .......

267 Despise not the least........ .... 310

The Poet's Morning

208 The Beasts within us

... 310

Symmons's Estimate of his Character 268 All Christians Preachers ........sil

Sir Egerton Bryuges's Estimate 268 Temperance

.... 311

The Heart the Great Regulator..... 311

EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLAREN- A Contracted Sphere no Socurity

DON ...

269

against Worldliness...

312

John Hampden.

...... 270

Character or Charles I., (note)........ 270 ANNE KILLIGREW

.. 312

Lord Falkland..

.... 272

The Discontent......

... 312

BIR MATTHEW HALE

.... 274 EDMUND WALLER.

.... 31+

Lord Erskine's Encomium, (note).... 274 Panegyric to my Lord Protector ..... 315

Cowper's Encomium, (note).

274 Beauty and the Rose compured ..... 316

To his Childron-upon regulating their

conversation

275 JOHN BUNYAN

...... 317

Cowper's Lines to Bunyan........... 317

ISAAC BARROW ...

278 His various Works.

...... 319

Duty of Bounty to the Poor...

278 Pilgrim's Progress

....... 319

The Structure of the Body a Proof of Macaulay's Eulogy, (note). ........ 320

Divine Wisdom....

280 Christian in Dou Castle .... 320

Guilt of making man Property, (note) 250

What is Wit?......

281 ROBERT BARCLAY

324

Knowledge a Source of Delight 282 Practical Religion, (note).

325

Dedication to Charles II...

325

ANDREW MARVELL....

... 282 Against Titles of Honor...

326

Bacon on Knowledge, (note).

...... 282

Doleful Evils of the Preas... ..... 283 ROBERT BOYLE.

328

Parody on Charles II.'s Speeches..... 284 Ilis Various Writings

329

Friendship of Marvell and Milton.... 285 The Study of Natural Philosophy fa

Milton

236

vorable to Religion..

330

His Poetry-The Emigrants

286 Discrimination necessary in Reading

The Nymph complaining for the Death

the Scriptures..

331

of her Fawn

287

RICHARD BAXTER

332

OWEN FELLTHAM..

288 Experience of Human CHaracter..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation

334

parison

289 Character of Sir Matthew Ilale ...... 334

On Prayer

289 Theological Controversies...

336

Of Faith and Works.

290
Sedulity and Diligence.
.............. 290 | JOIIN TILLOTSON

330

Content makes Rich -...... ... 291

False and True Pleasure

337

Morning and Evening Prayer ....... 292

Evidence of a Creator in the Structure

of the World

337

SAMUEL BUTLER......

292 Education............

338

Macaulay's Character of the Puritans, Coleridge's Views of Education, (noto) 333

(note)..

203 Formation of a Youthful Mind

338

Description of Hudibras..

293 Worldly luilucnces
Nudibras's Logic

294

His Mathematics ........... 295 | HENRY VAUGHAN

• 339

His Metaphysics...

295 | Early Rising and Prayer ............ 840

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IIENRY VAUGILAN.

ANNE FINCII

396

Pleasures of the Country.....

340 The Atheist and the Acorn ....

398

Responsibility of Authors and Pub Life's Progress..

397

lishers

341

MATTHEW PRIOR.

899

SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE

312 An Epitaph...

398

His various Works..

342

His Essay on Ancient and Modern ESTHER VANHOMRIGH.

399

Learning......

312 Ode to Spring

399

Pleasures of a Rural Life.... .. 313

Homer and Virgil compared .... 343 LADY RACHEL RUSSELL.

400

Against excessive Grief

344 Letter to Dr. Fitzwilliam

400

JOIN DRYDEN...

346 GEORGE SEWELL..

401

His various Works..

... 346

Verses in Anticipation of his own Death 402

Estimate of his Character...... 347

Ode to the Memory of Mrs. Anne Kil- SIR RICHARD STEELE..

402

legrev

348 His Claims to be considered the Father

On Milton

349

of Periodical Writings...... 403

Veni Creator Spiritus

349 The Dreain

404

Enjoyment of the Present Hour re- The Death of his Father.......

405

commended

350

The Strength of True Love....

405

His Prose Works..

351 The Blind restored to Sight

407

Shakspeare

..... 352

Ben Jonson

352 DANIEL DE FOE..

410

Chaucer and Cowley...

353 His various Works.

410

The Ileathen-Reason and Revelation 354 Robinson Crusoe discovers the Foot

print..

411

JOHN LOCKE..

356

His various Works.

357 JOHN GAY

414

Practice and Habit

357 The Bull and the Mastiff.

414

Injudicious Haste in Study.

359 The Hare and many friends.

415

Importance of Moral Education 360 His Prose Works..

416

The Right Improvement of History.. 360 The Village Lovers.

416

The Schoolmaster, (note). ..

360

Orthodoxy and Heresy

361 BARTON BOOTH...

418

Daty of Preserving Health

362

Sweet are the charms of her I love... 418

ROBERT SOUTH

362 JOHN ARBUTHNOT.....

419

The Will for the Deed.

363 Know Yourself

420

Covetousness

The Glory of the Clergy.

365 ELIZABETH ROWE.

422

The Pleasures of Amusement and In- Despair

423

dustry compared

..... 365 A Hymn

423

The Eye of Conscience.

365

HENRY GROVE........

424

THOMAS PARNELL

366

The true Art of enjoying Life....... 425

From the Hermit.

367 On Novelty....

426

Story on which the “ Hermit” is

founded, (note)

367 | THOMAS TICKELL

427

Hymn to Contentment.

368 On the Death of Addison..

427

WILLIAM PENN

369 RICHARD BENTLEY

429

Preface to his Maxims..

370

Authority of Reason in Religion 420

Advice to his Children..

372

WILLIAM SOMERVILLE

431

JOSEPH ADDISON

374 Beginning of a Fox-Hunt.

431

Commencement of the Tatler, (note).. 375 Lines addressed to Addison.

432

Spectator ..... 375

Guardian ..... 376 | JONATHAN SWIFT..

On Sbakspeare

377 Wood's Half-Pence.

434

Bickerstaff s learning Fencing ...... 378 Country Hospitality.

435

On the Use of the Fan..

378 The Spider and the Bee.

437

The Lorcr's Leap •

381 Partridge's Death foretold

439

Dissection of a Beau's Head.

383 Partridge's Death realized

440

Coquette's Ileart. 385

His Poetry

442

Visit to Sir Roger in the Country 387 Baucis and Philemon:

442

Sir Roger at Church ...

390
Moral Tendency of Addison's Writings 391 THOMAS YALDEN..

440

Omniprem ace of the Deity..

391

John Partridge's Defence...

446

Reflections in Westminster Abbey..

... 393

His Poetry-Letter from Italy ...... 394 ALEXANDER POPE.

450

Paraphrase of Psalm xxiii.. ..... 395 Messiah

452

361

.. 518

ALEXANDER POPE.

GEORGE BERKELEY ................ 510

Pride.......

454

Poetry

511

Sound an Echo to the sense

455 South Sea Scheme, (note)..

511

Evanescence of Poctic Fame...

National Luxury the Road to National
The Scalo of Being..

Ruin ......

513

Omnipresence of the Deity

457

Address to Bolingbroke..

437 ELIZABETH TOLLET.

515

The Toilet...

453 On a Death's-Head

515

Description of Belinda

458 Winter Song....

516

The Baron offers Sacrifice for Success. 459

The Sylphs-their Functions

459 WILLIAM COLLINS

The Dying Christian....

461 Ode to Fear

517

His Prosc..

462 Ode to Erening

519

Letter to Steele on Early Death...... 462 The Passions.

520

Shakspeare

463 Ode to the Brave..

523

Homer and Virgil compared

464 Ode to Mercy

523

On the Death of Thomson.

521

ROBERT BLAIR

465

The Grave...

465 SAMUEL RICILARDSON.

525

Death-divided Friendships

466 Moral Sentiments-Benevolence, Ca-

Death, the good Man's Path to Heaven 466 lumny, Censure, Children, Educa-

tion ...

527

JAMES THOMSON

468 Friendship, General Obecreations 529

Loves of the Birds..

469 The Good Man

629

A Summer Scene.

470 The Good Woman, Youth

529

A Thunder-Shower.

470

Summer Evening

470 TIIOMAS SIIERLOCK

529

The Springs of Rivers.

471 Different Ends of Religion and Infi-

A Man perishing in the Snows of

delity...

530

Winter...

472 The Information the Gospel gives most

The various Sufferings in Winter

... 473

desirable.....

530

Moral of the Seasons

473 Christ and Mohammed compared... 532

Hymn on the Seasons.

... 474

From the Castle of Iudolence.

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU. 532

Eastern Manners and Language

533

ISAAC WATTS...

479 France in 1719....

535

A Summer Evening.

450 Female Education

535

The Roge.....

481

Few Happy Matches....

481 JOIN BYROM...

538

Looking Upward.

482 A Pastoral

533

Secking a divine Calm in a restless Tlie Three Black Crows.

540

World...

483

Launching into Eternity..........

483 WILLIAM KING...

541

His Proge..

484 Virgil

641

General Directions relating to our A Repartee...

513

Ideas...

484

Singular Conduct

644

Rules for Improvement by Conversa-

tion...

486 WILLIAM SIENSTONE

510

The School-Mistress

546

CONYERS MIDDLETON

489
Cicero offers Jlimself to the Bar. 490 ROBERT DODSLEY

549

Close of Cicero's Consulship..

491 Emulation

650

Character of Pompey..

492 Temperance

6.50

Anger

551

ILEXRY ST. JOIN (BOLINGBROKE).. 491 Wonian

552

Absurdities of Useless Learning

495 Ricli and Poor

553

The Use of History..

497 Benevolence..

554

The World our Country:

497

Fortune not to be trusted.

498 EDWARD YOUNG

555

Introduction to the Night Thoughts,

PHILIP DODDRIDGE.

409

the Value of Time, de...

556

Letter to a Female Friend.

500 Man's Resolutions to Reform

559

Letter to his Wife.....

501 Life and Death...

559

The true Use of Learning.

502 Dying Rich...

550

Worldly Cares...

502 Society necessary for Happiness. .

His Poetry

503 Insuficiency of Gopius and Station

The Sabbath

503

without Virtys

560

Self-examination..

503 The Love of Praise..

562

Entering into Covenant

504 The Languid Lady

562

JOSEPH BUTLER.

504 WILLIAM FALCONER.

562

Christianity & Scheme imperfectly Tbe Vergel going to Pieces, Death of
comprehended

507

Albert the Commander.......... 503

CATHERINE TALBOT

566 , WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM.

A Sense of God's Presence

566 Our own Reason, and Others' Experi-

Self-Exanination

567

ence to be used ..

643

All can do Good..

567

Importance of Time.

568 SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE.......

... 645

Poetry

569

The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse... 645

Importance of Early Rising.

569

SAMUEL JOHNSON.....

647

TIIOMAS CHATTERTON.
570 Lines of Garrick, (note). .

619

Death of Sir Charles Bawdin...

571 Letter to Lord Chesterfield

... 649

Resignation .....

577 The Voyage of Life.

653

Knowledge to be accommodated to the

MARK AKENSIDE.

578

Purposes of Life

656

latroduction. The Subject proposed • 579 Right Improvement of Time.... 657

Man's immortal Aspirations

580

Duty of Forgiveness. .

659

Cause of our Pleasure in Beauty 582 Solitude not Desirable.

660

Superiority of Moral Beauty..

582 Gayety and Good Ilumor

661

Taste

... 583

The Conversation of Authors

601

Conclusion

581 Books and Tradition

602

Prevention of Evil IIabits

002

THOMAS GRAY..

565 From the Preface to his Dictionary... 662

The Progress of Poetry

587 Reflections on Landing at lona 063

The Bard.....

590 Picture of the Miseries of War.

004

Elegy written in a Country Church- Parallel between Dryden and Pope... 665

yard

596

Shakspeare

666

On a distant Prospect of Eton College 599 The Fate of Poverty.

669

Song

602

Cardinal Wolsey..

669

Prose Works

603 Charles XII

.... 670

llow he spends his Time in the Coun- Objects of Petition.

671

try

603 Folly of Procrastination.

... 671

Netley Abbey and Southampton.-

Beautiful Sunset..

60+ MRS. GREVILLE..

672

To Mr. Nichols, on the Death of his Prayer for Indifference.

672
Mother....

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To Mr. Mason, on the Death of his ROBERT LOWTI.

673

Wife ......

606 Philosophy and Poetry compared as

Sources of Pleasure and Instruc-

TOBIAS SMOLLET.

606

tion...

674

The Tears of Scotland -

607 Utility of Poetry, by Leigh lunt, (note) 674

Ode to Leven Water....

608

Sublimity of the l'rophet Isaiah...... 678

JOHN HAWKESWORTII

609 THOMAS WARTON.

680

Valne of Familiar Letters

The Hamlet, an Ode.

Danger of Relapse after Purposes of The Crusade, an Ode ..

... 682

Amendment

610

llow far the Precept to Love our Ene- WILLIAM ROBERTSON.

684

mies is Practicable......

612 Resignation of Charles V....... 654

Carazan, the Merchant of Bagdal.... 615 Columbus discovering America ......

687

A LAROD from the Flight of Tiruo. ... 617

Hymn

618 EDITARD GIBBON.

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His Birth

GS9

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

618

ucation

689

Italy

622

First love

690

France.

623

Interview with his father .... 091

Britain

624

Publication of his History.. 692

The Village Preacher

025

Completion of his llistory, 043

Elegy on Mrs. Blaize..

026

Invention and Use of Gunpowder

694

Prore Works

027

Life Endeared by Age..

027 SIR WILLIAM JONES.

695

A City Night-Piece.

0:29 The Bible.....

Scenery of the Alps...
031 An Odlo...

097

History of a Poet's Garden

631

Description of Milton's Residence.... 698

All cannot be Poets.

ROBERT BURNS.

700

DAVID HUME

635 Professor Wilson's Remarks

701

On Delicacy of Taste...

036 To a Mountain Daisy.

703

On Simplicity and Refinement.

To Mary in Heaven

704

The Sliddle Station of Life..

Lessons for Life ...

105

The Cotter's Saturday Night.

708

WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM 039 Man was made to Journ.

710

Study of the Classics recommended .. 610

General Advice to the Youthful Stu- EDMUND BURKE..

712

dent....

041 Eforts of English Abolitionists, (uote) 713

610

651

607

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WILLIAM COWPER.

734

Providence of God in all Things...... 737
The Wounded Spirit healed.

738
True Philosophy....

738

The Geologist and Cosmologist.. 739

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Note.-In using the “Compendium" with less advanced classes I have
deemed it better to commence with the authors of Queen Anne's reign-say
with Addison-and then, after having gone through the book, to go back to
our earliest literature, beginning with Sir John Mandeville. Others, on the
contrary, may think it more beneficial for all students, at the outset, to be made
familiar with our good old English. Which is the better way, every instructor
will of course decide for himself, according to circumstances. C. D. C

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