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ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

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that subject appear. To have acted otherwise would have been alike cowardly and dishonest; and rather than be guilty of such treachery to any writer, I would that another edition of my work should never see the light.

In conclusion, I would only remark that I can wish no greater favor shown to this work than has been extended to its predecessor. Errors in judgment and taste may doubtless be pointed out, and most happy shall I be, before the work is put into a permanent form, to receive, from any quarter, any suggestions that may correct them. But, as I have before said, I have honestly endeavored to do my authors justice; and, having made my book for no classes or sects, for no particular latitudes, and for no special market, but to promote the cause of sound learning and education in harmony with pure Christian morals, the best interests of humanity, and the cause of universal truth, I now commit it to the judgment of

Alison, Archibald, Arnold, Thomas, Baillie, Joanna, Barbauld, Anna Lætitia, Barton, Bernard, Beattie, James, Blair, Hugh, Bloomfield, Robert, Bowles, William Lisle, Brougham, Henry (Lord), Brown, Thomas, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, Brydges, Sir Egerton, Butler, Charles, Byron, George Gordon, Campbell, Thomas, Carpenter, Lant, Carter, Elizabeth, Chalmers, Thomas, Chapone, Hester, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, Cook, Eliza, Crabbe, George, Cumberland, Richard, Drake, Nathan, Dymond, Jonathan, Elliott, Ebenezer, Erskine, Thomas, Foster, John, Grahame, James, Gurney, Joseph John, Hall, Robert, Hazlitt, William, Heber, Reginald,

Hemans, Felicia, - Hood, Thomas,

Howitt, Mary,
Howitt, William,
Hunter, Anne,
Ireland, John,

Page 396 Irving, Edward, 420 Jameson, Mrs., 564 Jeffrey, Francis, 178 Knowles, Herbert, 512 Knox, Vicesimus, 43 Lamb, Charles, 36 | Macaulay, Thomas Babington, 152 Mackenzie, Henry, 601 Mackintosh, James, 726 Maclean, Lætitia Elizabeth, 124 Mant, Richard, 666 Milman, Henry Hart, 381 Mitchell, Thomas, 267 Montagu, Elizabeth, 167 Montgomery, James, 449 Moore, Thomas, 410 More, Hannah, 63 Norton, Caroline Elizabeth, 489 Opie, Amelia,

25 Paley, William,
323 Pollok, Robert,
682 Rogers, Samuel,
272 Scott, Walter,

95 Seward, Anna,
367 Sharp, Granville,
207 Smith, Charlotte,
521 Smith, Horace,
159 Smith, Sydney,
443 Southey, Robert,
106 Tighe, Mary,
494 Tupper, Martin F.,
226 Warren, Samuel,
217 | Warton, Joseph,
192 Whately, Richard,
356 White, Henry Kirke,
462 Wilberforce, William,
720 Wilson, John,
713 Wolfe, Charles,
134 Wordsworth, William,
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an intelligent public.

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND.

PHILADELPHIA, July 4, 1851.

317 619 144 549

CONTENTS.

JOSEPH WARTON,
Humility,

57

Biographical Sketch,

17 | The World made with a Benevo-

Letter to his Father,

17
lent Design,

58

Ode to Liberty,

19 Nature contemplated with refer-

Ode to Content,

21

Poets not universally Poor,

ence to an Intelligent Author, 60

21 Prayer,

62

Pope as a Poet,

23 Character of Paul,

62

HESTER CHAPONE,

Biographical Sketch,

ELIZABETH CARTER,

25

Ode to Solitude,

27

Biographical Sketch,

63

On the Government of the Temper, 28 Her domestic habits (note), 64

Religion and Superstition,

66

ELIZABETH MONTAGU,

Ode to Wisdom,

69

Biographical Sketch,

31

The World seen in its True Light, 32

HENRY KIRKE WHITE,

A View of Life,

33 Biographical Sketch,

71

Character of the Miser,

34 Byron's Lines on his Character,

71

Shakspeare and his Times,

35 Sonnet in his Sickness,

74

Shakspeare's Tragic Power,

35 Sonnet to Consumption,

74

Solitude,

74

Hugh BLAIR,

Ode to Disappointment,

75

Biographical Sketch,

36 | To an Early Primrose,

76

His Sermons (note),

37 | The Star of Bethlehem,

77

On the Cultivation of Taste,

38 A Hymn for Family Worship, 77

Delicacy and Correctness of Taste, 39 True Philosophy,

78

On Sublimity,

40 Advice to the Young,

79

Proper Distribution of Time,

42

JAMES BEATTIE,

ANNA SEWARD,

Biographical Sketch,

Biographical Sketch,

80

43

The Anniversary,

81

Anecdote about his eldest Son

Sonnet,

83

(note),

44

The Grave of Youth,

83

Public and Private Education,

46

Superstitions and Music of the

Highlanders,

47

CHARLOTTE SMITH,

Opening Stanzas of the Minstrel, 49 Biographical Sketch,

84

The Poet's Childhood,

50 Her Husband's Liberation,

85

Morning,

52 To the River Arun,

85

The Humble Wish,

53 Sonnet-to the Moon,

The Hermit,

53 On the Departure of the Nightin-

87

gale,

87

WILLIAM PALEY,

The Happiness of Childhood,

87

Biographical Sketch,

54 English Scenery,

86

135

MARY TIGHE,

ANNE HUNTER,

Biographical Sketch,

89 Biographical Sketch,

134

Love must be Fondly Cherished, 89 To-morrow,

134

Hagar in the Desert,

91 The Lot of Thousands,

135

The Lily,

92 To my Daughter,

On Receiving a branch of Mezereon, 93

VICESIMUS KNOX,

RICHARD CUMBERLAND,

Biographical Sketch,

136

Biographical Sketch,

95 A Winter Evening,

137

Goldsmith's Lines on him (note), 95 The Periodical Essayists,

138

The Progress of Poetry,

96 On the Happiness of Domestic

Æschylus and Shakspeare com-

Life,

141

pared,

99 On Simplicity of Style,

142

Observations on Style,

100

Character of Goldsmith,

102

CHARLES WOLFE,

Johnson at the Tea-table, 103 Biographical Sketch,

144

Character of Johnson,

104 The Burial of Sir John Moore,

145

Lines on Dr. Johnson,

105 Song,

146

Song-To Mary,

147

JAMES GRAHAME,

The Frailty of Beauty,

147

Biographical Sketch,

106 Remember thy Creator,

148

Sabbath Morning,

107 The Worldling's and the Christ-

A Summer Sabbath Walk,

108

ian's Yoke,

150

A Winter's Sabbath Walk, 110 Blindness of Milton,

151

Persecution of the Covenanters, 111

The Poor Man's Funeral, 112 ROBERT BLOOMFIELD,

Biographical Sketch,

152

GRANVILLE SHARP,

Wood-scenery,

154

154

Biographical Sketch,

His efforts in the cause of Free-

Lambs at Play,

155

114

The Skylark,

dom,

155

The «

Letter of Dr. Benjamin Rush

Crazy Kate" of Cowper

(note),

156

(note),

114

The Distracted Female,

157

The Duty of Pleading for the Op-

pressed,

115

158

The Widow to her Hour-glass,

His various Works,

117

The Inscription on his Monument

THOMAS ERSKINE,

(note),

117

159

Biographical Sketch,

The Love of God and our Neigh-

Traitorous Acts necessary to Guilt, 161

bor,

118

Stanton's sketch of Erskine (note), 161

162

The Duty of showing Mercy,

Principles of the Law of Libel,

120

The brightest ornaments of our

164

HERBERT KNOWLES,

Race, Christians,

Biographical Sketch,

122

GEORGE GORDON BYRON,

Lines written in the Richmond

Biographical Sketch,

167

Churchyard,

123

The Dying Gladiator,

168

Military Schools (note),

169

THOMAS BROWN,

Apostrophe to the Ocean,

170

Biographical Sketch,

124 Night at Corinth,

171

The Power of Habit,

126 A Calm Night at Lake Geneva, 172

Benevolence,

127 A Storm at the same Lake, 172

Character of Howard,

128 Modern Greece,

173

The Goodness of God,

129 Solitude,

174

His Poetry,Paradise of Coquettes, 132 Destruction of Sennacherib, 174

Soliloquy after the Ball,

133 The East,

The Changefulness of Woman, 133 The Coliseum by Moonlight,

175

Woman's Conversational Powers, 134 The Shipwreck,

176

112 Milking,

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| Death of the Princess Charlotte, 228
178 The Happy Prospects of the Right-
180
eous,

230
Henry Martyn and David Brainerd, 231
183 True Friendship,

231
185 Homer and Milton,

232
186 Impolicy of Intolerance,

233
187 Miseries of War,

234
188 The Bible,

236
189 The Adaptation of Christianity, 237
190 Benefits of Retirement,

238
191 Dr. Priestley,

238

142

108

152

154

MARY TIGHE,

ANNE HUNTER,

Biographical Sketch,

89 Biographical Sketch,

Love must be Fondly Cherished, 89 To-morrow,

134

134

Hagar in the Desert,

91 The Lot of Thousands,

135

The Lily,

92 To my Daughter,

135

On Receiving a branch of Mezereon, 93

VICESIMUS Knox,

RICHARD CUMBERLAND,

Biographical Sketch,

136

Biographical Sketch,

95 A Winter Evening,

137

Goldsmith's Lines on him (note), 95 The Periodical Essayists,

138

The Progress of Poetry,

96 On the Happiness of Domestic

Æschylus and Shakspeare com-

Life,

141

pared,

99 On Simplicity of Style,

Observations on Style,

100

Character of Goldsmith,

102 CHARLES WOLFE,

Johnson at the Tea-table, 103 Biographical Sketch,

144

Character of Johnson,

104 The Burial of Sir John Moore,

145

Lines on Dr. Johnson,

105 Song,

146

Song—To Mary,

147

JAMES GRAHAME,

The Frailty of Beauty,

147

Biographical Sketch,

106 Remember thy Creator,

148

Sabbath Morning,

107 The Worldling's and the Christ-

A Summer Sabbath Walk,

ian's Yoke,

150

A Winter's Sabbath Walk, 110 Blindness of Milton,

151

Persecution of the Covenanters, 111

The Poor Man's Funeral, 112

ROBERT BLOOMFIELD,

Biographical Sketch,

GRANVILLE SHARP,

Wood-scenery,

Milking,

112

Biographical Sketch,

Lambs at Play,

155

His efforts in the cause of Free-

155

The Skylark,

114
dom,

The “Crazy Kate” of Cowper

Letter of Dr. Benjamin Rush

(note),

114

(note),

The Distracted Female,

The Duty of Pleading for the Op-

The Widow to her Hour-glass,

115
pressed,

His various Works,

117

Thomas ERSKINE,

The Inscription on his Monument

117 Biographical Sketch,

(note),

Traitorous Acts necessary to Guilt, 161

The Love of God and our Neigh-

Stanton's sketch of Erskine (note), 161

118

bor,

162

Principles of the Law of Libel,

120

The Duty of showing Mercy,

The brightest ornaments of our

Race, Christians,

HERBERT KNOWLES,

Biographical Sketch,

122

GEORGE GORDON BYRON,

Lines written in the Richmond

Biographical Sketch,

Churchyard,

123 The Dying Gladiator,

Military Schools (note),

THOMAS BROWN,

Apostrophe to the Ocean,

Biographical Sketch,

124 Night at Corinth,

The Power of Habit,

126 A Calm Night at Lake Geneva, 172

Benevolence,

127 A Storm at the same Lake,

Character of Howard,

128 Modern Greece,

129 Solitude,

The Goodness of God,

His Poetry, Paradise of Coquettes, 132 Destruction of Sennacherib,

133 The East,

Soliloquy after the Ball,

133 The Coliseum by Moonlight,

The Changefulness of Woman,

Woman's Conversational Powers, 134 The Shipwreck,

REGINALD HEBER,

HENRY MACKENZIE,

Biographical Sketch,

192 Biographical Sketch,

238

Nations responsible to God, 193 Story of Nancy Collins,

240

The Stream of Life,

194 The Homespun Family,

242

Palestine,

195 The Mushroom Family,

246

The Israelites delivered from op-

pression,

195

WALTER SCOTT,

The Rise of Salem,

196 Biographical Sketch,

250

Missionary Hymn,

197 His noble efforts to liquidate his

To his Wife,

198

debts (note),

252

The Death of his Brother, 199 The Last Minstrel,

254

Christmas Hymn,

199 Description of Melrose Abbey, 256

Love of Country,

257

ROBERT POLLOK,

Lock Katrine,

257

Biographical Sketch,

200 Time,

258

Happiness,

201 Rebecca's Hymn,

259

Happiness of Childhood, 202 Meg Merrilies' Song,

259

The Miser,

202 Ellen-The Lady of the Lake, 260

Friendship,

203 A Morning in the Highlands, 261

Communings with Nature, 204 The Departure of the Gypsies,

264

Nature's Teachings,

205

Love,

205

CHARLES BUTLER,

Biographical Sketch,

267

JONATHAN DYMOND,

Lord Chatham's Eloquence,

267

Biographical Sketch,

207 Mr. Fox and Mr. Pitt,

269

Lines on his Grave (note), 208 Fox and Pitt compared, by H. B.

Love the Test of Christian Prin-

Stanton (note),

270

ciple,

209 Massillon and Bourdaloue,

271

Human, subordinate to Divine

Law,

210 GEORGE CRABBE,

Great Wealth not desirable, 211 Biographical Sketch,

272

Duelling,

212 The Parish Work house,

274

The Power of Non-Resistance, 214 The Almshouse Physician, 275

Slavery,

215 Phæbe Dawson,

276

The Hardships of the Poor,

278

WILLIAM HAZLITT,

A Betrothed Pair in Humble Life, 279

Biographical Sketch,

217 Song of the Crazed Maiden,

281

Literature of the Age of Elizabeth, 218 Letter to Edmund Burke,

282

Macbeth and Richard the Third, 222

Lady Macbeth,

224

JAMES MACKINTOSH,

Hamlet,

224 Biographical Sketch,

284

Shakspeare's Female Characters, 225 Death of his Wife,

287

Conversation and Letters,

ROBERT HALL,

Johnson's Lives of the Poets,

288

Biographical Sketch,

226' Grotius,

290

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175
176

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