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HOOKER, RICHARD
HOWARD, HENRY
HUME, DAVID
HYDE, EDWARD
JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND.
JOHNSON, SAMUEL
JONES, WILLIAN
Jonson, BEN
JUNIUS, LETTERS OF
KILLEGREW, ANNE .
KING, WILLIAM
LATIMER, Hugu
LEIGHTON, ROBERT
LOCKE, JOHN
LOVELACE, RICHARD
Lowry, ROBERT
MANDEVILLE, JOHN
MARGARIT, DUCHESS OF NEW-

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104 | ROBERTSON, WILLIAM .

60 | RowE, ELIZABETII 635 RUSSELL, RACHEL 269 SACKVILLE, THOMAS

38 St. John, HENRY 647 SANDYS, GEORGE 695 SEWELL, GEORGE 172 SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM 723 SHENSTONE, WILLIAM 312 SHERLOCK, TUOMAS. 541 SIDNEY, PHILIP

65 | SMOLLET, TOBIAS 309 SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM 356 SPENSER, EDMUND 205 | South, ROBERT 673 SOUTHWELL, ROBERT 17 | STEELE, RICHARD

STILL, JOHN 236 SURREY, EARL OF 179 SWIFT, JONATHAN

87 Talbot, CATHERINE 282 | TAYLOR, JEREMY 489 | TEMPLE, WILLIAM 239 THOMSON, JAMES 109 | TICKELL, THOMAS 532 | TILLOTSON, JOHN

47 TOLLET, ELIZABETH 236 TYNDALE, WILLIAM 125 | Vaughan, HENRY 366 VANUOMNIGII, ESTHER 369 | WALLER, EDMUND 216 WALTON, ISAAC

THOMAS 450 | WATTS, ISAAC 398 WICLIF, JOHN 186 | WYATT, THOMAS 146 YALDEN, THOMAS 525 | Young, EvwAT)

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MARKHAM, GERVASC
MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER ,
MARVELL, ANDREW
MIDDLETON, CONYERS
MILTON, JOHN
MINSTRELSY, ENGLISH
MONTAGU, LADY MARY
MORE, THOMAS
NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF
OVERBURY, THOMAS
PARNELL, THOMAS
PENN, WILLIAM
Philips, CATHERINE
PITT, VILLIAM
POPE, ALEXANDER
PRIOR, MATTHEW
QUARLES, FRANCIS
RALEIGA, WALTER
FICHARDSON, SAMUEL

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JOHN WICLIF......

21 SIR THOMAS WYATT.

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Gratitude due the Reformer (note)... 22 The Lover complaineth of the unkind-

Wordsworth’s Lines on Wiclif (note).. 22

ness of his Love..

56

Wiclif'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 Wiclif

, (note) 23 Of the Mean and Sure state.

58

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

58

Bible.....

24 Prose...

58

Letter to his Son..

56
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's 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.

64

The Knight and Squire.

29 A happy Life, and the Means to attain 64

The Clerk .

30

it.

64

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-

JOHN GOWER.

34

trasted

69

Confessio Amantis

34

Story of Florent...

35 | JOHN HEYWOOD

70

The Drama

70

JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND

38 Miracle Plays:

70

The King's Quair..

38

Moral Plays

70

On his Beloved.

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

Interludes

71

WILLIAM CAXTON.

42 From the Four P's.

71

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

71

Origin of the Name of Albion

43

JOHN STILL...

72

WILLIAM DUNBAR

44

Gammer Gurton's Needle..

73

The Thistle and the Rose.

45 Extract from

74

Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins.

45

No Treasure without Gladness.

46 ROGER ASCHAM

74

From the Toxophilus

70

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 Conséquences of Neglected Education 78

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

79

up her Son to the “ Protector" 50

His Marriages:

51 SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

&

His Letter to his Wife

52 The Arcadia

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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.

83 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

Scorn not the Least...

90 The Commonwealth of Bees.

142

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 "Taerie 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 RALEIGH.

146

Belphoebe.

100 The Fall of mighty Empires—The Tolly

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 · 150

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

Chevy Chase..

112

Equanimity

156

The Two Corbies.

116 Richard the Second.

157

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SIR THOMAS OVERBURY

The Wife

125 | MICHAEL DRAYTON

126 Chorus of the Birds.

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MICHAEL DRAYTON.

JOSEPH HALL.

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 Hearing 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.

206

GEORGE HERBERT.

175

Concerning Detraction

175 THOMAS FULLER.

207

His Character as a Poet.

176 His various Works..

207

Sunday

176 Miscellaneous Aphorisms.

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 MARKIAM..

179 To Daffodils.

213

The Good Housewife.

179 To Primroses

213

To Blossoms

214

GEORGE SANDYS

180 How Heart's-ease first came

214

The Lamentation of David..

180 The Captive Bee.

215

Fall of Ancient Empires.

181

The Night-Piece, to Julia.

215

The Primrose.

216

WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTH........ 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 l'aith..... 184

The Sin of Duelling.

184 CATHERINE PHILIPS.

216

Extract from Dr. Beecher's Sermon on

Against Pleasure.


217

the same, (note).

186 To my Antenor.

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199 Mirth and Melancholy

The Domestic Tutor.

200 Mirth

The Rustic wishing to turn Soldier... 200 Melancholy

The Fashionable Beau.

201 On the Theme of Love.

His Prose Writings..

201 The Funeral of Calamity.

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JOHN MILTON...

239 I SAMUEL BUTLER

Ilis chief Poetical Works

240 His Apparel...

296

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

Lycidas

243

Scene from Comus.

249 THOMAS BROWNE

298

Invocation to Light

252 His 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

ness

258

Sonnet on his own Blindness.

259 | IZAAK WALTON

302

To Cyriack Skinner.

260

Complete Angler.

303

To a Virtuous Young Lady.

260 Falconry, account of, (note)...

303

His Prose Works..

260 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 265 Exhortation to Contentment.

308

England and London:

266

Reform...

266 | ROBERT LEIGHTON.

309

The Power of Truth.....

267

Despise not the Least.

310

The Poet's Morning.

268 The Beasts within us.

310

Symmons's Estimate of his Character 263 All Christians Preachers

311

Sir Egerton Brydges's Estimate

268 Temperance.

311

The Heart the Great Regulator... 311

EDWARD HYDE, EARL OF CLAREN-

A Contracted Sphere no Security

DON.

269

against Worldliness.

312

John Hampden

270

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

312

Lord Falkland.

272 The Discontent.

312

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FIR MATTHEW HALE.

.... 274 EDMUND 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 | 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..

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

329

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

332

OWEN FELLTHAM.

288 Experience of Human Cldaracter..... 333

We are Happy or Miserable by Com- Desire of Approbation-

334

parison

289 Character of Sir Matthew Hale

334

On Prayer

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

Of Faith and Works.

290
Sedulity and Diligence ............ 290 JOHN 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, (note) 338

(note)..

293 Formation of a Youthful Mind

338

Description of Hudibras........... 293 Worldly Influences.

339

Hudibras's Logic

294

His Mathematics

295 | HENRY VAUGHAN

339

His Metaphysics.

295 Early Rising and Prayer

340

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