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tracts from this author I have added two papers on Sir Roger de Coverley, and a. portion of his poetical Epistle to Lord Halifax. I left out the two hymns, beginning, “When all thy mercies, O my God," and, "How are thy servants blest, O Lord,” because it is very doubiful whether he wrote them. Addison introduces them in the Spectator, as if they were the production of another; and the editor of Andrew Marvell's works, Edward Thompson, makes it appear very probable that they were written by his author, as they were found among his manuscripts in his hand-writing, with some variations.Gay. His letter on the “ Village Lovers" is a gem.-Swift. His satire on “ Transubstantiation” is omitted for two reasons: the subject is too sacred for such a weapon, and the doctrine too absurd for refutation. Instead of this, the reader will find a still more humorous piece,—that on “ Partridge's Death."-- Pope. The extracts from the “ Essay on Criticism,” the “ Essay on Man," and his “ Letter to Steele," additional; and the extracts from the “Rape of the Lock” better arranged.—Thomson. “ The Loves of the Birds," “A Summer Scene," "A Thunder-Shower,” “ The Springs of Rivers," and "A Man perishing in the Snows of Winter," additional.-BOLINGBROKE. “The Use of History," additional.-Gray. His “Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College," the exquisitely beautiful"Song," and the four " Letters," additional.GOLDSMITH. The “ Scenery of the Alps," and the “ History of a Poet's Garden,” take the place of "Alcander and Septimius," a rather unnatural story.BLACKSTONE. His remarks on “The Origin and Right of Property," omitted, as altogether too dry.—Johnson.“ Gayety and Good-Humor," “ The Conversation of Authors," " Books and Tradition, “ Prevention of Evil Habits," and “ Parallel between Pope and Dryden," additional.-Lowry. His “Remarks on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not value ?-Jones. His beautiful letter on “ Milton's Residence,” additional.—BURKE. “John Howard," " Sir Joshua Reynolds," “ Rights of Man," “ Noisy Politicians," all additional.-Junius. This author had rather more than his share before: I there. fore omitted two letters of less importance.-Cowper. “The Wounded Spirit Healed," " The Guilt of making Man Property," " The Diverting History of John Gilpin," and five letters, “ Cowpers Amusements,” “
Writing upon Any Thing," "An Epistle in Rhyme," “ Expects Lady Hesketh, &c.," " Translation of Homer, &c.," all additional.
Such are the most important additions and alterations which have been made in the second edition. But there is hardly an author that remains precisely as before. In almost every one, some additional notes will be found, and the number of verbal alterations is very great. This is owing to the fact that the second proof of this edition I liave read very carefully with a most experienced and critical proof-reader, by the best original edition of cach author. One would be surprised to see how many errors have crept into the various reprints. To give but two specimens: the fourth line of the “ Emigrants," of Marvell, reads in the common editions, “ The listening winds received their song." It should be “this song;" and then the song follows, and not in verses as usually printed. The last line but one of Cowper's eulogy on John Bunyan usually reads, “And not with curses on his heart :" it should be
And not with curses on his art, who stole
The gem of truth from his unguarded soul. Numerous cases of a similar character might be cited; but I have already said quite enough of my own efforts to improve this edition: the Publishers, it will be seen, have done their part in a style of unusual beauty; so that, I believe, scarcely any book has been offered to the public at so molerate a price, if the amount of reading matter and the style of mechanical execution be taken into view PATLADELPHIA, September 2, 1818.
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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.
225 734 192 155
231 410 499 549 165 169 190 346
117 562 288 396
ADDISON, JOSEPA AKEYSIDE, MARK ARBUTINOT, Joan AschaM, ROGER Bacon, FRANCIS BARBOUR, JOHN BARCLAY, ROBERT BARROW, ISAAC BAXTER, RICHARD BEAUNONT, FRANCIS BENTLEY, RICHARD BERKELEY, GEORGE BIBLE, TRANSLATIONS OF BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM Blair, ROBERT . BOLING BROKE, LORD Booth, BARTON BOYLE, ROBERT BROWNE, THOMAS BUNYAN, JOAN BURKE, EDMUND . Borxs, ROBERT BUTLER, JOSEPH BUTLER, SAMUEL Brnom, JOAN Carew, THOMAS CAREY, ELIZABETH Carton, WILLIAM . CHATHAM, EARL OF CHATTERTOX, Thomas CHAUCER, GEOFFREY CHEKE, JOHN CHILLINGWorth, WILLIAM . CLARENDON, EARL OF COLLINS, WILLIAM
374 | COWLEY, ABRAHAM
74 DANIEL, SAMUEL . 159 | DAVEXANT, WILLIAM
25 De For, DANIEL . 324 DODDRIDGE, Philip . 278 DODSLEY, ROBERT 332 DONNE, John. 143 | Draytox, MICHAEL 429 DRUMMOND, William 510 DRYDEN, John 118 DUNBAR, WILLIAM . 645 ELIZABETH, Queen 465 FalconER, WILLIAM 494 | FELLTHAM, OWEN 418 | Finch, Anne. 328 | FLETCHER, GILES 298 FLETCHER, JOHN 317 | FLETCHER, PHINEAS 712 Fuller, Thomas 700 GAY, JOHN 504 GIBBON, EDWARD 292 GOLDSMITH, OLIVER 538 GOWER, John . 177 Gray, THOMAS 154 GREVILLE, Mrs.
42 GROVE, HENRY 639 | HABINGTON, WILLIAM 570 | Hale, Matthew . 26 | HALL, JOSEPH 68 IIAWKESWORTH, JOHN . 182 HERBERT, GEORGE 269 HENRICK, ROBERT 516 | HEYWOOD, Joun
158 143 195 207 414 688 618
34 585 672 424 197 274 199 609 175 213 76
HOOKER, RICHARD HOWARD, HENRY HUME, DAVID HYDE, EDWARD JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND . Johnson, SAMUEL Jones, WILLIAM . Jonson, BEN Junius, LETTERS OF KILLEGREW, ANNE . KING, WILLIAM LATIMER, HUGE Leighton, Robert LocКЕ, Јонх LOVELACE, RICHARD Lowti, ROBERT MANDEVILLE, JOHN MangaRET, Duchess of New
104 | ROBERTSON, WILLIAM .
60 | RowE, ELIZABETH 635 Russell, RACHEL 209 | SackviLLE, THOMAS
Sr. Joun, HENRY 647 Sandys, GEORGE 695 | SEWELL, GEORGE 172 SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM 723 Suerstone, WILLIAM 312 SHERLOCK, Thomas 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 VANHOMRIGH, ESTHER 369 | WallER, EDMUND 216 | Walton, Isaac 639 | Wartor, Thomas 450 Watts, ISAAC 398 | Wiclif, John 186 | WYATT, THOMAS 146 | Yaldex, THOMAS 525 | Young, EDWARD
MARKHAM, GERVASE MarlowE, CHRISTOPHER . Manyell, ANDREW MIDDLETON, CONYEUS Milton, Joan MINSTRELSY, ENGLISH Montago, LADY MARY MORE, THOMAS NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF OFERBURY, Tuomas PARNELL, THOMAS PENN, WILLIAM Philips, CATHERINE Pitt, WILLIAM POPE, ALEXANDER PRIOR, MATTHEW QUARLES, FRANCIS RALEIGA, WALTER KICHARDSON, SAMUEL .
Gratitude due the Reformer (note). 22 The Lover complaineth of the unkind-
Letter to his Son.................... 58
Paraphrase of the same, (note).. 26 Prisoner in Windsor...
Dr. Nott's Comparison between Surrey
Influence on the Reformation, (note). 28 Description of Spring...
The New and the Old Religion con-
The Drama ...
Discovery of the Art of Printing, (note) 42 Palmer and Pilgrim, (note).
Description of a Stag-hunt.
In Praise of Pocsy.
85 From the “Merchant of Venice,”-the
Remarks on the “Faerie Queeno". 94 Exhortation to Early Rising.
Una followed by the Lion..
The Seasons :
Sudden Death not Desirable.
The Wife ......
125 MICHAEL DRAYTON..