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Biographical Sketch......

80

Biographical Sketch..

50 Her Husband's Liberation......

81

His Plagiarisms (note)..

52 To the River Arun...

82

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CHARLOTTE SMITH:

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Paca

Sonnet-To the Moon .......................... 83 The Power of Habit .......................... 117

On the Departure of the Nightingale... 83 Benevolence ..........

.......................... 118

The Happiness of Childhood ...

83 Character of Howard ............... 119

Close of Spring....

84 The Goodness of God....

120

English Scenery.

84 His Poetry-Paradise of Coquettes...... 122

The Cricket

85 Soliloquy after the Ball

The Changefulness of Woman........... 123

MARY TIGHE:

Biographical Sketch.........

86 ANNE HUNTER:

Love must be Fondly Cherished.......... 86 Biographical Sketch.....

123

The Lily...

88 To-morrow......

124

On Receiving a Branch of Mezereon.... 88 The Lot of Thousands.

124

To my Daughter................................. 124

RICHARD CUMBERLAND:

Biographical Sketch................

90 VICESIMUS KNOX:

Goldsmith's Lines on him (note)......... 90 Biographical Sketch........................... 125

The Progress of Poetry....

91 A Winter Evening

126

Æschylus and Shakspeare compared ...

93 On the Periodical Essayists............ 126

Character of Johnson ......................

95 On the Happiness of Domestic Life...... 129

On Simplicity of Style........................ 130

JAMES GRAHAME:

Biographical Sketch............

96 CHARLES WOLFE:

Sabbath Morning

97 Biographical Sketch.......................... 131

A Summer Sabbath Walk.................. 98 The Burial of Sir John Moore............. 132

Persecution of the Covenanters........... 100 Song-To Mary............

133

The Poor Man's Funeral.........

101 Remember thy Creator ........

134

The Worldling's and the Christian's

GRANVILLE SHARP:

Yoke

135

Biographical Sketch...

.................. 101 Blindness of Milton...

136

Ilis Efforts in the Cause of Freedom.... 102

Letter of Dr. Benjamin Rush (note)..... 103 ROBERT BLOOMFIELD:

The Duty of Pleading for the Oppressed 104 Biographical Sketch..............

137

The Inscription on his Monument (note) 106 Milking

138

The Love of God and our Neighbor...... 106 Lambs at Play.

138

The Skylark....

139

HERBERT KNOWLES:

The Blind Child

140

Biographical Sketch......

108

The Distracted Female

141

Lines written in the Richmond Church- The Widow to her Hour-glass.............. 142

yard............

109

THOMAS ERSKINE:

JOHN WOLCOT:

Biographical Sketch..........

................ 113

Biographical Sketch....

Principles of the Law of Libel............ 144

To James Boswell.............

111 The Brightest Ornaments of our Race,

Johnson's Style......

111

Christians

146

May Day

112

To my Candle..............

112 JANE TAYLOR:

Ode to the Glow-worm...................... 113

Biographical Sketch

149

The Razor Seller........

............... 114

The Squire's Pew.............................. 150

The Pilgrims and the Peas ................. 114 The Philosopher's Scales ..................... 152

Life...........

163

JIOMAS BROWN:

On the Death of an Infant

154

Biographical Sketch....

115 The Present Moment only ours............ 155

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GEORGE GORDON BYRON:

Pear JONATHAN DYMOND:

Pigs

Biographical Sketch......

Biographical Sketch................

195

The Dying Gladiator...........

157 Lines on his Grave (note).....

......... 196

Military Schools (note)....

Love the Test of Christian Principle.... 196

Apostrophe to the Ocean .....................

158 Human, subordinate to Divine Law..... 197

Night at Corinth................

159 Duelling ......

................. 198

A Calm Night at Lake Geneva.............. 160 The Power of Non-Resistance ............... 199

A Storm at the same Lake........... 160 Slavery...

................ 199

Modern Greece ...............................

Solitude..........

............ 162

HUMPHRY DAVY:

Destruction of Sennacherib............... 162 Biographical Sketch..

201

The East

163 The Pleasures and Advantages of

The Coliseum by Moonlight.............. 163 Fishing .........

The Shipwreck....

Life compared to a River..........

Lamentation over the Fall of Jeru- The Blessings of Religious Faith ......... 203

salem

105 The Tempest...................

............. 204

She walks in Beauty ................. 166

Mont Blanc........................................ 204

To the Memory of Henry Kirke White 166

WILLIAM HAZLITT:

ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD:

Biographical Sketch....

205

Biographical Sketch....

****......... 166

Literature of the Age of Elizabeth...... 206

On Education .........

168 Macbeth and Richard the Third.......... 210

Sins of Government, Sins of the Nation 171 Lady Macbeth............

211

What is War?...

173

Against Inconsistency in Expectations 174 ROBERT HALL:

The Mouse's Petition .........

........... 177

Biographical Sketch.....

212

To William Wilberforce......

............ 178

The Happy Prospects of the Righteous 214

Te are the Salt of the Earth...... ...... 179 True Friendship......

215

Homer and Milton

216

REGINALD HEBER:

Miseries of War..

217

Biographical Sketch.

180 The Bible.........

219

Nations responsible to God................ 181 Benefits of Retirement.

219

The Stream of Life............

............ 182

Dr. Priestley......

Palestine........

183

The Israelites delivered from Oppres- HENRY MACKENZIE:

183 Biographical Sketch..

220

The Rise of Salem .......

The Homespun Family.

221

The Lilies of the Field

185 The Mushroom Family

225

To his Wife ......

............. 185

Why stand Ye Idle ? ........................ 186 WALTER SCOTT:

The Death of his Brother ................... 187 Biographical Sketch.

228

Epiphany...................

187 His noble efforts to liquidate bis debts

(note).

ROBERT POLLOK:

The Last Minstrel

233

Biographical Sketch..........

Description of Melrose Abbey............. 235

Happiness........

189 Love of Country--Scotland............ 235

A Mother's Love.-Happiness of Child- Time..........

236

bood............

190 Rebecca's Hymn

236

The Miser ...............

............ 190

Ellen-The Lady of the Lake............. 237

Friendship..

Paternal Affection.........

Communings with Nature......

An Hlour with Thee............

238

An Autumn Evening - A Maiden's Farewell to the Muse

Prayer.

193 The Necessity and Dignity of Labor..... 239

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JAMES MACKINTOSH:

EDWARD IRVING:

Biographical Sketch.

Biographical Sketch..

Death of his Wife..........

265 Character of David.............................

307

Johnson's Lives of the Poets............... 266

Grotius..................

267 CHARLES LAMB:

Wilberforce .....

268 Biographical Sketch........................ 311

The Progressiveness of the Race......... 269 The Housekeeper.......

312

The Blessings of a Free Press............ 270 On the Family Name....

312

The Sabbath Bells..

313

HANNAH MORE:

Shakspeare cannot be Acted.

313

Biographical Sketch.......

271 A Quakers' Meeting....

314

War..............

............................ 273 The Two Races of Men....

318

Oppression...................................... 273

Filial Affection................................

320

Wisdom....

274
Faith in Humble Life............ ........... 274 JAMES HOGG:
The Two Weavers

275 Biographical Sketch.....

Importance of Trifles.....

276 To Walter Scott......

321

The Proper Education of Females....... 277 Kilmeny's Return from Fairy Land..... 322

Qualities preferable to Genius............ 278 Queen Mary's Return to Scotland........ 324

Effects of Light Reading.................. 279 The Sky-Lark......

325

The Hand of God in History ............... 280

To the Comet of 1811.......................... 325

The End of Female Education............ 282

God rules the Nations...................... 283 FELICIA HEMANS:

Biographical Sketch.....

326

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE:

Hebrew Mother........

328

Biographical Sketch...

286 The Graves of a Household..

330

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SIR EGERTON BRYDGES:

JOHN IRELAND:

Biographical Sketch........................... 345

Biographical Sketch......

383

His Habits (note)............

Sufferings of the Early Christians....... 384

The best Poets most Studious (note).... 347

THOMAS ARNOLD:

Sir Walter Raleigh..

............. 348

Biographical Sketch..

John Milton.................

350

Extract from his Journal.. .............. 389

Doctor Johnson............................ 352

The Oxford Conspirators.................... 389

Posthumous Fame............................. 354

The Encouragements of the School-

Sonnets-Echo and Silence................. 355

master ............

391

To Autumn.......................... 355

The Preacher and Schoolmaster Com-

ARCHIBALD ALISON :

pared (note)................

391

Biographical Sketch........

356 The World our Country..

391

The Pleasure of Acquiring Knowledge.. 356 Need of Increased Faith..

392

The Use and Abuse of Amusements..... 358 True Preaching of the Gospel..

Intercourse with the Poor.................. 393

LÆTITIA ELIZABETH MACLEAN:

Toryism.

393

Biographical Sketch.......................... 360 Popish and Oxford Views................... 394

Euccess alone Seen.........

362 Nature of Conservatism

395

The Little Shroud..

362 Liveliness essential for a Schoolinaster. 396

The Widow's Mite..

363 Old English Divines-Bungan, Milton. 396

Erato..............

364 Railway Travelling on Sunday...

............. 397

Time arresting the Career of Pleasure.. 365

The Wrongs of Love......................... 365 ALLAN CUNNINGHAM:

Love's last Words............................. 366 Biographical Sketch........................... 398

The Poet.......

........................................ 366 Influence of Scotland and her Songs.... 399

Her last Letter................................. 367 Burns as a Lyric Poet....................... 400

The Town and Country Child.......... 401

THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY:

The Poet's Bridal Song ..

402

Biographical Sketch....................... 367 A Wet Sheet and a Flowing Sea.......... 403

Verses to his Wife...........

................ 368

The Mariner...........

404

The First Gray Hair........................... 369

I never was a Favourite................... 370 ROBERT SOUTHEY:

My Married Daughter could you see.... 371

Biographical Sketch.

404

Why don't the Men Propose ?............. 372

Poetical Letter........

405

His Contributions to the Quarterly

JAMES SMITH:

(note)..

400

Biographical Sketch..

373 Coleridge's Opinion of Southey (note)... 407

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