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CONTENTS.

BIR JOHN MANDEVILLE.

17 WILLIAM TYNDALE.

From the Prologue....

18 Various Translations of the Bible.... 53

The Chinese

19 His Death

54

Spherical form of the Earth.

20 Tyndale's Version, Luke x. 25. ....... 51

JOHN WICLIF.

21 SIR THOMAS WYATT....

55

Gratitude due the Reformer (note)... 22

The Lover complaineth of the unkind-

Wordsworth's Lines on Wiclit (note).. 22 ness of his Love.....

56

Wichif's Apology. ...

23

He prayeth not to be Disdained, &c.. 57

All-sufficiency of the Scriptures.. 23 Description of One he would love 57

Papal Opposition to Wiclit, (note) 23 of the Mean and Sure Estate.

58

Specimen of his Translation of the Of his Return from Spain.

58

Bible.......

24 Prose....

58

Letter to his Son.......

50

JOHN BARBOUR ...

25

Apostrophe to Freedom..

25 HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY 60

Paraphrase of the same, (note). 26 Prisoner in Windsor..

61

Dr. Nott's Comparison between Surrey

GEOFFREY CHAUCER.......

26

and Wyatt, (note).

61

Boccacio'. Decameron, (note). .

27 The Frailty of Beauty

63

Prologue to Canterbury Tales. .

28 In Praise of his Lady-love

63

Influence on the Reformation, (note). 28 Description of Spring..

The Knight and Squire..

29

A happy Life, and the Means to attain 64

The Clerk .......

30

it....

The Wife.

30

The Parson ..

31 HUGH LATIMER

65

Troilus and Creseida.

32 His Martyrdom ...

65

Romaunt of the Rose

32

A Yeoman of Henry VII.'s Time

65

The House of Fame

32 Examined before the Bishops

66

Eagle's Flight with the Poet.

33 Cause and Effect.

67

Pope's Imitation, (note)

33

The Flower and the Leaf

33 SIR JOHN CHEKE.

68

Prose-Upon Riches...

33 Lines from Milton, (note).

68

The New and the Old Religion con-
JOUIN GOWER

34
trasted

69

Confessio Amantis ....

34

Story of Florent.......

35 JOHN HEYWOOD....

70

The Drama

70

JAMES L. OF SCOTLAND

38 Miracle Playg.....

70

The King's Quair.

39 Moral Plays

70

On his Beloved.....

39 Writers of Elizabeth's Reign, (note).. 70

Interludeg.

71

WILLIAM CAXTON...

42 From the Four P'g.....

Discovery of the Art of Printing, (note) 42 Palmer and Pilgrim, (note)..

71

Origin of the Name of Albion

43

JOHN STILL...

79

WILLIAM DUNBAR

Gammer Gurton's Needle........ 73

The Thistle and the Rose....

45 Extract from ....

Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins. 45

No Treasure without Gladness. 46 ROGER ASCHAM..

74

From the Toxophilus

75

SIR THOMAS MORE.

47 In Praise of the Goose...

76

Interview with Erasmus...

47 Apology for Writing in English.. 77

The Utopia, account of

48 Intermixture of Study and Exercise.. 18

His other Works....

50 Consequences of Neglected Education 78

Queen Margaret's Speech on giving Dangers of Foreign Travel........... 79

up her son to the “ Protector" 50

His Marriageg...

51 SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

XC

His Letter to his Wife

52 The Arcadia ......

81
83

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

Description of Arcadia...

81 Prose Writings

... 126

Pamela and Philoclea..

81

A Fair and Happy Milkmaid......... 126

Description of a Stag-hunt..

82

His Defence of Poesy:

83 WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

127

Character of the Poet..

Chronological List of his Plays....... 128

Philosopher, Historian, and Poet, com- Ben Jonson's Encomium

129

pared

84

Dryden's Encomium ......

129

In Praise of Poesy

85

From the “Merchant of Venice,"—the

Poetry-Sonnet to Sleep...

87

Three Caskets .....

130

The Seven Ages...

134

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE......... 87 Clarence's Dream .......

135

A Passionate Shepherd to his Love... 87 Fall of Cardinal Wolsey...

.. 137

Queen Mab and the Fairies

139

ROBERT SOUTHWELL..

88 Life and Death weighed

140

The Power of Truth, Bryant, (note).. 89 Mercy.

141

Times go by Turns.

89 Fame to be kept bright by Activity... 141

Soorn not the Least................ 90 The Commonwealth of Bees.. ..... 112
Content and Rich....

90

Prose-Mary Magdalen's Tears ...... 91 BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER........ 143

Life hath no Unmeddled Joy.

92 Address to Melancholy.

143

The Life of Man..

..... 144

EDMUND SPENSER.....

93 Morning:

144

Remarks on the “Faerie Queene". 94 Exhortation to Early Rising......... 144

The Knight and the Lady.

95

The Shepherd's Evening.

145

Una followed by the Lion.

97

Description of Prince Arthur. 99 SIR WALTER RALEIGI.

146

Belphoebe..

100 The Fall of mighty Empires--The Folly

The Care of Angels over Men. 102

of Ambition-The Power of Death 147

The Seasons ..

102 His various Prose Works....... 148

Criticisms of Mackintosh, Hazlitt, and Poetry

.. 149

Campbell, (notes).

103 A Description of the Country's Recrea-

Prose Works...

103
tions

149
The Irish Bards....

104 Sir Egerton Brydges's Opinion of him
as a Poet, (note).

149

RICHARD HOOKER.

104 The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd · 350

His Ecclesiastical Polity..

105

A Vision upon the Faerie Queene..... 151

His Letter to the Archbishop

105 The Soul's Errand.

151

The Necessity and Majesty of Law... 106 His last Letter to his Wife

153

Sudden Death not Desirable.

107

The Excellency of the Psalms........ 108 LADY ELIZABETH CAREY.......... 154

On Forgiveness of Injuries.... 154

ENGLISH MINSTRELSY..

109

Account of the Minstrels..

109 SAMUEL DANIEL

155

Sir Patrick Spens ·

109 His History of the Civil Wars ........ 155

Che Chase...

112 Equanimity

.... 156

The Two Corbies..

116 Richard the Second.

157

QUEEN ELIZABETH

117 GILES FLETCHER.

158

Verses on her own Feelings.. ...... 117

Redemption

158

Historical Account of them, (note). ... 117

FRANCIS BACON

159

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE ..... 118 Account of his various Works ....... 160

Coverdale's Bible.......

....... 118

Diverse Objects of Men to gain know-

Matthewe's Bible...

118

ledge.

161

Cranmer's, or the Great Bible........ 119 Preservation of Knowledge.......... 161

Taverner's Bible.

119 Pleasure of Knowledge...

162

Geneva Biblo.

119 Uses of Knowledge.

162

Bishops' Bible..

119 Studies.

163

Douay Bible.

119 End of Knowledge

164

King James's Bible

119 Immortality of Literary Fame....... 164

Account of the same.

119

Influence of the Bible on the English JOHN DONNE

165

Mind.....

120 The Farewell.

... 166

Mrs. Ellis's Remarks, (note).

121 Prose ........

....... 167

The Psalms...

167

THOMAS SACKVILLE....

121 Christians to Preach by Example... 167

From the Ferrex and Porrex

122 God may be Worshipped anywhere .. 167

The Mirror of Magistrates

122 Greatest Cross to have no Cross ... ... 168

Allegorval Characters in Hell..... 122

Anger ...

168

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY

125 MICHAEL DRAYTON

169

The Wife

....... 126 Chorus of the Birds.

169

... 216

MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPHI ILL.

The Parting

170 His Meditations.

201

Palace of the Fairies : Queen Mab's A Red-breast coming into his Chamber 202

Chariot, and her Journey... 170

Ilearing Music by Night.

202

The Sight of a great Library.. ...... 202

BEN JONSON

172

The Happy Man.....

...... 203

Cupid

172 Burns's Opinion of Happiness, (note) 203

Hymn to Cynthia..

........ 173 Pleasure of Study and Contemplation 204

Prose Writings.

... 173

Directions for Writing well ....... 173 RICHARD LOVELACE

205

Character of Lord Bacon... ... 174 To Althea

206

The Grasshopper

200

GEORGE HERBERT

... 175

Concerning Detraction .....

175 THOMAS FULLER.

207

His Character as a Poet.

176 His various Works...

..... 207

Sunday..

176 Miscellaneous Aphorismg.

208

The Bosom Sin.......

177 The Good Schoolmaster.

208

The Good Wife.....

210

THOMAS CAREW..

... 177

The Good Sea-captain.

210

Epitaph on the Lady Mary Villiers .. 178 On Travelling

211

Persuasions to Love..

... 178

Of Memory:

212

Pleasure ....

178

ROBERT HERRICK.

213

GERVASE MARKHAM

179 To Daffodils ....

213

The Good Housewife..

179 To Primroses ............

213

To Blossoms.

214

GEORGE SANDYS

180 Ilow leart's-ease first came

....... 214

The Lamentation of David.

180

The Captive Bee.....

....... 215

Fall of Ancient Empires....

181

The Night-Piece, to Julia. ....... 216

The Primrose...

...... 216

WILLIAM CUILLINGWORTII.

182

Upon a Child that Died.

216

The Necessity of an Unadulterated Epitaph upon a Child.. ......... 216

Scripture

183

Upon a Maid....

216

Scripture alone the Rule of Faith..... 184

The Sin of Duelling.

184 CATHERINE PHILIPS.

Extract from Dr. Beecher's Sermon on Against Pleasure...

217

the same, (note)..

186

To my Antenor

......217

FRANCIS QUARLES.

186 | JEREMY TAYLOR

218

Whither shall I fly?.

186 On Prayer:

.. 219

The World ....

187 On Toleration..........

..... 220

Mercy tempering Justice...

188 On Content...

221

His Prose Works...

188 Lines from Burns and Thomson,

Extracts from the Enchiridion....... 188

(note)

221

On Covetousness.

222

WILLIAM DRUMMOND.

190 Adversity

The Praise of a Solitary Life.

190 Lines from Shakspeare, (note)..

222

On Sleep

191 The Miseries of a Man's Life.

223

On Spring

191

Dawn and Progrew Reason........ 223

To his Late...

191 What is Life?....

223

To the Nightingale..

192

225

RICHARD CRASHAW..

ABRAHAM COWLEY.

192 Gold ..

226

Lines on a Prayer-Book

193 The Grasshopper..

226

Version of Twenty-third Psalm ....... 194 Hymn to Light.

2:27

His Prose Works...

227

PHINEAS FLETCHER..

195

On Myself.....

227

Account of the Purple Island.

195

The Pleasures of a Country Life. 229

The Shepherd's Life..

195 Character of Cromwell.

230

Envy

196

Decay of Human Greatness.

196 SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT..

... 231

Poet Laureate, what? (note).

231

WILLIAM IIABINGTON.

197 Gondibert, its story...

232

To Castara ..

198 Character and Love of Birtha....... 233

The Vanity of Avarice.....

198 Song, “The Lark now leaves"....- 235

JOSEPH HALL ........

199 MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEW-

His Satires...

199 CASTLE

...... 236

The Client and Lawyer.

199 Mirth and Melancholy..

• 236

The Dumestic Tutor: ..

200 Mirth

.......... 236

The Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy..

.........237

The Fashionable Beau....

201 On the Theme of Love.............. 238

His Prose Writings.

201

The Funeral of Calamity..

238

JOHN MILTON

239 1 SAMUEL BUTLER

Llis chief Poetical Works

240 Ilis Apparel..

296

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

Lycidas

243

Scene from Comus.

249 TIIOMAS BROWNE

298

Invocation to Light ·

252 Ilis various Works.

298

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

Evening in Paradise.

254 Pride

300

Rome

257 Soliloquies of the Old Philosopher and

Athens..

257

the Young Lady, (note).

301

Samson's Lamentation for his Blind- His Latinized English

302

Dess.

258

Sonnet on his own Blindness.

259 IZAAK WALTON

302

To Cyriack Skinner..

260 Complete Angler...

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady.

.......... 200

Falconry, account of, (note).

303

His Prose Works..

200 Dialogue-Falconer

303

He 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.

266

Reform.......

.......... 266 ROBERT LEIGIITON.

309

The Power of Truth..

.... 207 Despise not the Least.

310

The Poet's Morning

268 The Beasts within us

310

Symmons's Estimate of his Character 268 All Christians Preachers

oil

Sir Egerton Brydges's Estimate

...... 268

Temperance...

311

The Heart the Great Regulator...... 311

EDWARD UYDE, EARL OF CLAREN- A Contracted Sphere no Security

DON ......

against Worldliness..

312

John Hampden.

270

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

312

Lord Falkland.

.... 272 The Discontent.

312

SIR MATTIIEW HALE.

274EDMUND WALLER.

314

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

Cowper's Encomium, (note).

274 Beauty and the Rose compared ...... 316

To his Children-upon regulating their

conversation

275 JOIN BUNYAN

.. 317

Cowper's Lines to Bunyan. ... 317

ISAAC BARROW

278 His various Works.

319

Duty of Bounty to the Poor..

273 Pilgrim's Progress

319

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

820

Divine Wisdom...

289 Christian in Doubting Castle

320

Guilt of making man Property, (note) 280

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 Press. .. .... 283 ROBERT BOYLE..

328

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

320

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

Milton

286

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

OWEN FELLTHAM..

288 Experience of Human Character..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation

331

parison

289 Character of Sir Matthew Hale

334

On l'rayer...

.......... 289 Theological Controversies....... 336

Of Faith and Works.

290

Sedulity and Diligence •

.............. 290 JOHN TILLOTSON

336

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

BAMUEL BUTLER..

292 Education....

338

Macaulay's Character of the Puritans, Coleridge's Views of Education, (noto) 338

(note)....

293 Formation of a Youthful Mind

338

Description of Hudibras........... 293 Worldly lutluences..

339
Hudibras's Logic ...

291

His Mathematics .......

295 HENRY VAUGHAN

..... 339

Flis Metaphysics

295 Early Rising and Prayer

310

.

332
410

ILENRY VAUGIIAN.

AYNE FINCH

..... 396

Pleasures of the Country..

340 The Atheist and the Acorn .......... 398

Responsibility of Authors and Pur Life's Progress..

397

lishers

341

MATTIIEW PP.IOR..

398

SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE

312 An Epitaph....

........ 398

His various Works.

342

Ilis Essay on Ancient and Modern ESTHER VAXHOMRIGH..

• 399

Learning

342

Ode to Spring

399

Pleasures of a Rural Life

313
Homer and Virgil compared
313 | LADY RACIIEL RUSSELL

409

Against excessive Grief

34 Letter to Dr. Fitzwilliam

400

JOHN DRYDEN..

346 GEORGE SEWELL....

401

His various Works

316

Verses in Anticipation of his own Death 402

Estimate of his Character

317

Ode to the Memory of Mrs. Anne Kil. SIR RICILARD STEELE.

402

legrew

318 His Clains to be considered the Father

On Milton

319 of Periodical Writings.

403

Veni Creator Spiritus

319 The Dream

404

Enjoyment of the Present Hour re- The Death of bis 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 Ilis various Works

The Heathen-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 Ilis Prose Works.

416
The Right Improvement of History.. 360 The Village Lovers.

416
The Schoolmaster, (note)..

360

Orthodoxy and Heresy

361 BARTON BOOTII..

418

Duty of Preserving Health

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

ROBERT SOUTI

362 JOHN ARBUTINOT.

...... 419

The Will for the Deed.

363 Know Yourself

420

Coretousness

364

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

TIOMAS 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

Iymn to Contentment.

368 On the Death of Addison.

427

WILLIAM PENN

369 RICHARD BENTLEY

429

Preface to his Maximy..

370

Authority of Reason in Religion 430

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 JONATIIAN SWIFT....

433

On Shakspeare

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 Lover's Leap

381

Partridge's Death foretold

439

Dissection of a Beau's Head...

383 Partridge's Death realized

440

Coquette's Heart.. 385

His Poetry

442

Visit to Sir Roger in the Country 387 Baucis and Philemon.
Sir Roser at Church

390

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

Omnipresence of the Deity...

391

John Partridge's Defence...

446

Keflections in Westminster Abbey.... 393
His Poetry-Letter from Italy 394 ALEXANDER POPE.

450

Paraphrase of Psalm xxii.

395 Messiah

462

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