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CHAPTER XXIII.

ORATORS.

347. William Pitt, Earl of 869. From his Speech against Warren Has.

Sings in Westminster Hall, June 3,

Chatham, 1708-1778. · · 442

1788.

Edmund Burke, 1731-1797. • 444

John Philpot Curran, 1750-

1817. . . . . . . . 464

348. From his “ Speech on Conciliation

with America," March 22, 1775.

960. From his Speech on the Trial of Archi-

349. Character of Lord Chatham's Second

Administration, and of Charles

Robert Hall, 1764-1831. . . 464

Townshend, 1774.

350. Invasion of the Carnatic by Hyder Ali. 361. The War with Napoleon.

Edward, Lord Thurlow, 1732 Sir James Mackintosh, 1765-

1806. . . . . . . . 450 1832. . . . . . . . . 468

351. Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. 862. From his Speech in Defence of Peltier

for a Libel on the First Consul of

William Pitt, the Younger,

France - Bonaparte.

1759-1806. . . . . . . 451 | Thomas, Lord Erskine, 1750-

352. From his Speech on the Abolition of

1823: . . . . . . . . 469

the Slave Trade, April 2, 1792.

33. Principles of the Law of Libel.

Charles Jarnes Fox, 1749–1806. 454 384. From "his Speech on the Trial of

353. From his Speech on the Address on the

Thomas Hardy.

King's Speech, Nov. 26, 1778.

George Canning, 1770-1827. . 472

354. From his Speech on the Overtures of

Peace from the First Consul, Feb. 3,

865. From his Speech on Parliamentary Re-

1800.

forn).

888. Character of Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt.

806. Speech at Plymouth in the Year 1923,

upon the Occasion of being presented

Jlenry Grattan, 1750-1820. . 457 ! with the Freedom of that Town.

886. Attack upon Mr. Flood.

Lord Brougham, 1779-1368., 474

857. Speech against Napoleon, May 25, 1818.

367. Peril of denying Just Reforms.

Richard Brinslev Sheridan, 368. Slavery opposed to the Law of Nature

1751-1816. . . . . . . 462 Edward Irving, 1792–1834. .478

856. From his Speech against Warren Elas

369. The Object of Miracles.

tings in the House of Commons, Feb.

10. Anticipation of a Future World of

7, 1987.

Glory.

INDEX OF AUTHORS.

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Pro Addison, Joseph. . . . . 232 Crabbe, George. . . . Akcnside, Mark. . . . . 287 Crashaw, Richard.. .. Alfred, King. . . . .

Curran, John Philpot. . Ascham, Roger. . . . .

Daniel, Samuel. . . . Bacon, Francis. . . .

Darwin, Erasmus. . . . Barbour, John. ....

Davenant, Sir William.. Barrow, Isaac. . . .

Davies, Sir John. . . . Baxter, Richard. . . .

Defoe, Daniel. . . . . Beaumont and Fletcher. . 125

Denham, Sir John.. .. Bentham, Jeremy.

Donne, John. .. . . . Berkeley, Bishop. ..

Doddridge, Philip. . . . Berners, Lord. . .

Drayton, Michael...
Blair, Robert. . . . . .282 Drummond, William. . . .
Bolingbroke, Lord. . . · 240 Dryden, John. . . . . .
Boyle, Robert. . . . . • 213

Dunbar William. . . . .
Brougham, Lord. ... • 474 Erskine, Lord. .
Browne, Sir Thomas. .. • 150 Evelyn, John.
Browne, William. . . . . 142 Falconer, William. . . .
Browning, Elizabeth B. . . 408 Feltham, Owen.
Buckhurst, Lord. . . . . 73

Fielding, Henry. . . ..
Bunyan, John. .

Fletcher, Giles. . ... Burke, Edmund. .. 272, 444 Ford, John. . . . . . . Burnet, Gilbert. · · · · · 215

Foster, John. . . . . . Burns, Robert. . . .

Fox, Charles James. ... Burton, Robert. . . . 98 Fuller, Thomas. . . . .. Butler, Samuel. . . . .

Gascoigne, George. Butler, Bishop. · ..

Gay, John. . . . .. Byron, Lord. · · · · · · 339

Gibbon, Edward. . . Caedmon. . . . . . . . 17

Goldsmith, O!-er. . . . Campbell, Thomas. . . . 363 Gower, Joh... . . . . . . 26 Canning, George. • ; 399, 472

Grattan, Henry. · · · · · 457 Carew, Thomas. . . . 142 Gray, Thomas. . . . . . 288 Caxton, William. . . . . 48 Habington, William. Chalmers, Thomas. . . . 434 Hales, John. . . . . . . 148 Chatham, Earl of... 270, 442

Hall, Bishop. . . . . . . 87 Chattertoni, Thomas. . . · 310

Hall, Joseph. , . . . . . 158 Chaucer, Geoffrey. . . . 29–36

Hall, Robert. . . . Chillingworth, William. . . 149 Hallam, Henry. . . . Clarendon, Earl of. ... 201 | Hamilton, Sir William. . • 433 Coleridge, S. T. . . . . . 377 Hazlitt, William. · · · · 432 Collins, William. . . . | Hemans, Felicia Dorothea. • 404 Cowley, Abraham. . . . . 146 Herbert, George. . . . . 137 Cowper, William. . . 295, 412 | Herbert, Lord. . . . . . 100

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Herrick, Robert. . . . . 139
Hobbes, Thomas. . . .
Hood, Thomas. . . .
Hooker, Richard. ..
Howe, John. ....
Hume, David. ..
Irving, Edward...
James I., King.
Jeffrey, Francis
Johnson, Samuel
Jonson, Ben. ...
Junius, Letters of..
Keats, John. . . . . .
Lamb, Charles ....
Latimer, Hugh. . . . .
Layamon. . . . . . .
Locke, John. . . . . .
Lockhart, J. Gibson. ...
Lovelace, Sir R. . . ..
Lyndsay, Sir David. . . .
Macaulay, Thomas B., 408, 436
Mackintosh, Sir J. . . . . 468
Macpherson, James. ... 308
Mandeville, Sir John de. .
Marlowe, Christopher. .
Marvell, Andrew. ... . . 180
Massinger, Philip. ...
Miller, Hugh. · · · ·
Milton, John. ...
Montagu, Lady Mary. .
Montgomery, James. . .
More, Sir Thomas. . . .
Moore, Thomas. . . . .
Newton, Sir Isaac. . . .
Overbury, Sir Thomas. . . 159
Paley, William. . . . . . 280
Parnell, Thomas. ... 228
Pepys, Samuel. . . . .
Pitt, William, Jun. . . .
Pollok, Robert. · · · · · 403
Pope, Alexander. . . . . 218
Prior, Matthew. . . . . . 225
Quarles, Francis. . . . . 136
Quincey, Thomas de. . . . 415
Raleigh, Sir Walter. .. 80, 91
Ray, John. . . . . · 197
Robertson, William. • 258

Rogers, Samuel. . . . . 393
Scott, Sir Walter. . . 326
Shaftesbury, Lord. . .
Shakspeare, William. :
Shelley, Percy B.
Shenstone, William
Sheridan, Richard B. . 323, 453
Sherlock, William.. ..
Shirley, James. . . . . . 132
Sidney, Algernon. . . . . 195
Skelton, John. . .
Smith, Adam. . . . .
Smith, Horace. · · · · · 397
Smith, Sydney. . . . . . 418
Smollett, Tobias G.
South, Robert. . . . .
Southey, Robert. . . .
Southwell, Robert. . . .
Spenser, Edmund. . . .
Steele, Sir Richard. . .. • 237
Sterne, Laurence..248
Suckling, Sir John.. . . . 140
Surrey, Earl of. . . . . . 46
Swift, Jonathan. . . . . . 222
Sydney, Sir Philip. . . 79, 90
Taylor, Jeremy. · · · · · 152
Temple, Sir William. . . . 238
Thomson, James. . . . . 283
Thurlow, Lord. · · · · · 450
Tillotson, John. · · · · · 210
Tyndale, William. . . . . 50
Vaux, Lord. . . . . . . 47
Waller, Edmund. · · · · 143
Walton, Izaak. . . . . . 203
Walpole, Horace. ... 411
Watts, Isaac. . . . . . . 254
Whateley, Richard. . . . 440
Webster, John. . . . .
Wicliffe, John de. . . .
Wilson, John. . . . .
Wither, George. ...
Wolcott, John. .....
Wolfe, Rev. Charles. . .
Wordsworth, William. · · 369
Wyatt, Sir T. · · · · · · 45
Young, Edward. . . .

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CHOICE SPECIMENS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

CHAPTER 'I.

ANGLO-SAXON, SEMI-SAXON, AND OLD ENGLISH LITERATURE

A.-ANGLO-SAXON. 1.- CAEDMON, A. D.650. The Creation. (Manual, p. 26.)

(From Guest's English Rhythms, vol. 11. p. 82.) Ne wæs her tha giet, nymthe heol- Ne had there here as yet, save the ster-sceado,

vault-shadow, Wiht geworden; ác thes wida Aught existed ; but this wide grund

abyss Stod deop and dim - drihtne Stood deep and dim - strange to fremde,

its Lord, Idel? and únnyt.

Idle? and useless.
On thone eagum wlat

On it with eyes glanc'd Stith-frihth cining, and tha stowe The stalwart king, and the place beheold

beheld Dreama lease. Geseah deorc ges- All joyless. He saw dark cloud

weorc Semian3 sinnihte, sweart under Lour with lasting night, swart roderum,

under heaven, Wonn* and weste; oth thæt theos Wan* and waste; till this world's woruld-gesceaft

creation Thurh word gewearth wuldor- Rose through the word of the cyninges.

glory-King. Her ærest gesceop éce drihten Here first shap'd the eternai Lord (Helm call-wihta !) heofon and (Head of all things!) heaven and eorthan;

earth; Rodor ara:rde, and this rume land Sky he rear'd, and this wide land Gestathelode - strangum mihtum, He 'stablishd-by his strong

might, fina ælmihtig!

| Lord Almighty! Folde was tha gyt

Earth was not as yet G'ss-ungrene; gár-secg theahte, Green with grass; ocean coverid,

i Fremde has a double ending in the nominative -- one swel, the other consonantel.

Idel, A. S., barren, idle. Deserts idle. - Othello Idle pebbles. - Lear. I &emay is the active verb; semian, I believe, is always neuter. In Caedmon 4. Tan, in the sense of dismal, was long known to our poetry: Min is the drenching in the sea so wan. - Chaucer, Knightes Tals.

Pics

Sydney Smith, 1771-1845. . . 418. Thomas Chalmers, 178 1847. 434 831. Wit.

| 340. The Joy of Good, and the Misery of 332. From The Letters of Peter Plymley."

Evil Affections.

The Force of Christian Evidence Francis Jeffrey, 1773-1850. . 421 strengthened by the Christianity of 833. English Literature.

the Witnesses. Charles Laib, 1775-1834. . 425 Thomas Babington Macaulay, 34 From the "Dissertati on upon Roast

1800-1859, . . . . . 436 135. Á Quaker's Meeting.

341. Fallacious Distrust of Liberty,

312. Evils of the Reign of Terror. fohn Foster, 1770-1843. . • 430 336. Blessedness of a Virtuous Character.

Hugh Miller, 1802-1856. .. 118 Henry Hallam, 1777-1859. . 431

i 343. The Future Elistory of Man upot. the

Globe. 337. Evils produced by the Spirit of Chir.

Pleasures of a Life of Labor. airy.

Jeremy Bentham, 1748-1832. • 439 William Hazlitt, 1778–1830, 432

844. Jargun of the English Law.. 238. Influence of the Translation of the 345. Impossibility of a Knowledge of the Bible upon Literature.

Coinmon Law by the People. Sir William Hamilton, 1788– Richard Whateley, 1787–1856. 440

1856. . . . . . . : • 433 346. Civilization favorable to Morality. 829. Mathematical Study an insuficient

Discipline.

CHAPTER XXIII.

ORATORS. 347. William Pitt. Earl of 859. From his Speech against Warren Has.

Sings in Westminster Hall, June 3, Chatham, 1708-1778. · · 442 1788. Edmund Burke, 1731-1797.

John Philpot Curran, 1750• 444

1817. . . . . . . . 464 348. From his “ Speech on Conciliation with America, March 22, 1775.

960. From his Speech on the Trial of Archi. 849. Character of Lord Chatham's Second

bald Hamilton Rowan. Administration, and of Charles

Robert Hall, 1764-1831. . . 464 Townshend, 1774. 350. Invasion of the Carnatic by Hyder Ali. 361. The War with Napoleon. Edward, Lurd Thurlow, 1732 Sir James Mackintosh, 1765

1806. . . . . . . . 450 1832. . . . . . . . . 408 351. Speech in Reply to the Duke of Grafton. 362. From his Speech in Defence of Peltier

for a Libel on the First Consul of William Pitt, the Younger,

France - Bonaparte. 1759-1806. . . . . . . 451 Thomas, Lord Erskine, 1750852. From his Speech on the Abolition

1823: . . . . . . . . 469 the Slave Trade, April 2, 1792.

363. Principles of the Law of Libel. Charles Jarnes Fox, 1749–1806. 454 864. From his Speech on the Trial of 353. From his Speech on the Address on the

Thomas Hardy.
King's Speech, Nov. 26, 1778.

George Canning, 1770-1827. . 472 354. From his Speech on the Overtures of Peace from the First Consul, Feb. 3,

365. From his Speech on Parliamentary Re1800.

form. 856. Character of Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt.

366. Speech at Plymouth in the Year 1923.

upon the Occasion of being presented lenry Grattan, 1750-1820. . 457 | with the Freedom of that Town. 8st, Attack upon Mr. Flood.

¡Lord Brougham, 1779-1368. · 174 857. Speech against Napoleon, May 25, 1818.

367. Peril of denying Just Refurins. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 368. Slavery opposed to the Law of Nature

1751-1816. . . . . . . 462 Edward Irving, 1792–1834. . 476 88. From Lis Speech against Warren Elas

369. The object of Miracles. tings in the House of Commons, Feb.

370. Anticipation of a Future World of 7, 1787.

Glory.

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