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Song, ‘Bush aboon Traquair'.

524

The Rev. John NORRIS (1657–1711)

-564

Lochaber no More.....

524

Short Extracts from Poems....

-564

Rustic Courtship..

524 On Perfect Happiness....

565

Dialogue on Marriage..

524

MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS.

DRAMATISTS.

DANIEL DEFOE (1661–1731)..

• 565

THOMAS SOUTHERNE (1659-1746)..

What if the Pretender should Come?..

567

Extract from Oroonoko...

The Great Plague in London

568

Return of Biron...

The Troubles of a Young Thief..

-569

NICHOLAS Rowe (circa 1673-1718).

Address to a Youth of Rambling Disposition..

.. 570

Penitence and Death of Jane Shore.

528 BERNARD DE MANDEVILLE (1670-1733)..

570

Calista's Passion for Lothario..

529 Division of Labour.

571

WILLIAM LILLO (1693-1739).

529 Flattery of the Great.

571

Fatal Curiosity.....

530 Pomp and Superfluity..

571

WILLIAM CONGREVE (1670–1730).
531 Mrs MANLEY (died in 1724)

572

Description of a Cathedral..

532 ANDREW FLETCHER OF SALTOUN (1653–1716)..

572

Gay Young Men upon Town..

532

State of Scotland in 1698...

572

A Swaggering Bully and Boaster.

-532 MURDOCH MARTIN (died after 1723).

573

Scandal and Literature in High Life.

533

The Second Sight.....

573

From Love for Love.....

534

Dress in the Western Islands

573

Sir Johx VANBRUGH (circa 1666—1726).

535 JONATHAN SWIFT (1667–1745)..

573

The Life of a Woman of Fashion..

536 Ludicrous Image of Fanaticism

- 576

Fable.....

-536 Satire upon Dress and Fashion.

.576

GEORGE FARQUHAR (1678-1707).

537

Characteristics of Modern Critics.

-575

Humorous Scene at an Inn..

.537

On Books and Learning.....

.576

Extract from the Recruiting Officer...

538 A Meditation upon a Broomstick.

577

COLLEY CIBBER (1671–1757)-STEELE, Pxilirs, Aaron Inconveniences likely to Result from the Abolition of Chris-

HILL, MRS CENTLIVRE (1667–1723)...,

540 tianity

..577

Diversions of the Court of Lilliput.

..577

PROSE LITERATURE.

Satire on Pretended Philosophers.

Thoughts on Various Subjects..

579

ESSAYISTS,

Overstrained Politeness...

580

Six R. STEELE (1672- 1729)...

-540 | ALEXANDER POPE (1688—1744)

Love, Grief, and Death..

.542 On Sickness and Death.

-581

Agreeable Companions and Flatterers.

542

Pope in Oxford...

582

Quack Advertisements

543 Death of two Lovers by Lightning .

:582

Story-telling ...
543 Description of an Ancient Country-Seat

-583

Story of Unnion and Valentine..

544 Pope to Bishop Atterbury in the Tower.

·584

EXTRACTS FROM Addison's Essays.

544 A Recipe to make an Epic Poem .....

-584

The Political Upholsterer..

544

Dr John ARBUTHNOT (1667-1735).

.585

The Vision of Mirza...

545 Epitaph on Chartres

-586

Sir Roger de Coverley's Visit to Westminster Abbey 547 Characters of John Bull, Nic Frog, and Hocus.

• 586

Genealogy of Humour..

548 Character of John Bull's Mother

• 586

Ned Softly.....

548 Character of John Bull's Sister...

-587

The Works of Creation..

549 The Celerity and Duration of Lies.

587

EUSTACE BUDGELL (1685-1737).

550 Usefulness of Mathematical Learning.

•587

The Art of Growing Rich.

.550 LORD BOLINGBROKE (1678-1751).

-588

JOHN HUGHES (1679–1720)..

551

The Decline of Life ......

. 588

The Order of Providence..

-589

THEOLOGIANS AND METAPHYSICIANS.

National Partiality and Prejudice ...

.589

Unreasonableness of Complaints of the Shortness of Human

RICHARD BENTLEY (1662–1942)

551

Life........

...589

Authority of Reason in Religious Matters

552

Pleasures of a Patriot...

...590

DR FRANCIS ATTERBURY (1662–1732).

552

Wise Distinguished from Cunning Ministers.

..590

Farewell Letter to Pope...

- 552 LADY MARY W. MONTAGU (1690--1762)

Usefulness of Church Music

..591

553 On Matrimonial Happiness..

DR SAMUEL CLARKE (1675—1729)..

...592

554 Eastern Manners and Language.

Difference between Right and Wrong.

...592

555

Inoculation for the Small-pox..

Dr William LOWTH (1661–1732).

..593

.556

France in 1718......

Dr BENJAMIN HOADLY (1676—1761)..

..593

.556

On Female Education..

..593

The Kingdom of Christ not of this world.

.556 | William WOTTON (1666–1726).

CHARLES LESLIE (1650-1722)......

594

557

Bishop PATRICK (1626–1707), and Dr WATERLAND (1683–

Decline of Pedantry in England..

...595

Tom D'URFEY (1630–1923), and Tom BROWN (1663–1704)....595

1740)..

557 Letter from Scarron in the next World to Louis XIV.

WILLIAM WHISTOX (1667-1752)..

.595

.558

An Indian's Account of a Gaming-house...

..596

Discovery of the Newtonian Philosophy.

.558

Laconics or Maxims....

DR WILLIAM

-596

NICOLSON (1655 — 1727)--DR MATTHEW
Tisdal (1657–1733).
JOHN TOLAND (1669–1722)-DR HUMPHREY PRIDEAUX (1648
- 1724)

...559

EARL OF SHAFTESBURY (1671-1713)

SIXTH PERIOD

..559

Scale of Beauty and Love...

560

1720-1780: THE REIGNS OF GEORGE II. AND

God in the Universe....

GEORGE III.

Bishop BERKELEY (1685–1753).

-561

Verses on Arts and Learning in America.

562

POETS.

Industry......

-563 MATTHEW GREEN (1696—1737)..

.598

Prejudices and Opinions..

563

Cures for Melancholy...

-598

From Maxims concerning Patriotism.

.564 Contentment- A Wish .

-598

-558

561

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..650

.651

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..651

.653

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..653
.654
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..655

Isaac HAWKINS BROWNE (1706-1760)........

Imitations of Cibber, Philips, and Thomson...

Imitation of Pope..

Sir C. HANBURY WILLIAMS (1709-1759)..

Lines on Pulteney, and General Churchill.

JOHN DYER (circa 1698-1758).

Grongar Hill...

EDWARD YOUNG (1684-1765)....

Short Extracts from Night Thoughts..

On Life, Death, and Immortality.

Thoughts on Time......

The Man whose Thoughts are not of this World.

Procrastination.....

Extracts from The Love of Fame..

Envious Grub Street Authors and Critics.

WILLIAM SOMERVILE (1677–1742).

Extract from The Chace ....

JAMES THOMSON (1700—1748).

Showers in Spring ..

Birds Pairing in Spring...

A Summer Morning and Evening.

Autumn Evening Scene..

A Winter Landscape....

Hymn on the Seasons..

Caravan of Mecca......

Pestilence at Carthagena...

Extract from The Castle of Indolence..

Rule Britannia......

Robert BLAIR (1699-1746)

Extracts from The Grave.

Dr Isaac Watts (1674-1748)..

The Rose–The Hebrew Bard..

A Summer Evening....

Edward MOORE (1712–1757)..

The Happy Marriage ...

William Oldes (1696—1761).

Song, ‘Busy, Curious, Thirsty Fly'.

Robert DodsLEY (1703-1764)..

Song, ‘The Parting Kiss'

William COLLINS (1721-1759).

Hassan, or the Camel-driver..

Ode written in 1746......

Ode to Evening....

The Passions, an Ode for Music

Dirge in Cymbeline .

Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson.

William SHENSTONE (1714-1763).

The Schoolmistress...

From A Pastoral Ballad..

Song, ‘Jemmy Dawson'

Written at an Inn at Henley..

David MALLET (circa 1700–1765).

William and Margaret

The Birks of Invermay..

MARK AKENSIDE (1721-1770).

The Dales and Woodlands of Tyne

Aspirations after the Infinite..

Patriotism-Taste ......
Inscription for Monument to Shakspeare..

Inscription for Statue to Chaucer

Lord LYTTELTON (1709-1773)..

From the Monody .

From Advice to a Lady...

Prologue to Thomson's Coriolanus..

Stanza containing Portrait of Thomson.

JOHN BYROM (1691-1763)......

A Pastoral-Colin and Phoebe

Careless Content ...........

Jacobite Toast ......

THOMAS GRAY (1716--1771).......

Stanzas from the Progress of Poesy

On Travelling

Netley Abbey-Grasmere........

The Grande Chartreuse.....

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.

The Bard, a Pindaric Ode...

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard..

The Alliance of Education and Government

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..599 Tobias GEORGE SMOLLETT (1721-1771).

.599 Ode to Independence..

..600 Ode to Leven Water..

..600

The Tears of Scotland..

..600

AUTHOR OF 'ALBANIA' (date of Poem, 1737)

..600 Apostrophe to Albania or Scotland.

..601 The Invisible Hunting....

..602 JOHN WILSON (1720-1789)..

..603

Extract from The Clyde

..604 The Rev. RICHARD GIFFORD (1725-1807).

.605 Rural Morning Scene...

.605 Address to Health ...

Dr WilKIE (1721-1772)..

.606 Description of Jealousy..

..606 JOHN ARMSTRONG (1709-1779).......

.607 Extracts from the Art of Preserving Health..

..607 Wrecks and Mutations of Time....

..607

Pestilence of the Fifteenth Century..

.609 Sir William BLACKSTONE (1723--1780)....

.610 The Lawyer's Farewell to his Muse..

.610 Dr James GrainGER (1721–1766)..

..611

Ode to Solitude. .....

..611 JAMES MERRICK (1720-1769)...

.....612

The Chameleon.....

..613 | JAMES MACPHERSON (1738—1796)..

...613

Ossian's Address to the Sun.....

...613

Desolation of Balclutha.....

...615 The Songs of Selma...

.615

The Cave, written in the Highlands.

.616 Fragment of an Address to Venus..

616 THOMAS CHATTERTON (1752-1770).

.617

A Hymn.....

....617

Extracts from Alla..

...617 The Prophecy, a Political Satire.

...618

Bristow Tragedy.....

...618 The Minstrel's Song in Ælla..

..618

Freedom, a Chorus...

..618 William FALCONER (1732-1769)...

.618 Evening at Sea....

.618 Appearance of the Ship on the Shores of Greece..

..619 Cape Colonna—The Storm and Wreck.

.620

Robert LLOYD (1733-1764)..

.620

Miseries of a Poet's Life

..621 Wretchedness of a School Usher..

621

Charles CHURCHILL (1731–1764).

622 Remorse-A Scots Pastoral....

622

Sketches of Smollett and Hogarth..

623

Samuel JOHNSON (1709-1784)....

.624

Letter to Lord Chesterfield..

.625 From The Vanity of Human Wishes.

.626 Prologue spoken by Garrick in 1747.

.626 On the Death of Dr Robert Levett.

..628

Mrs THRALE (1739–1821)..

.628

The Three Warnings

.628 OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774)

.629

The Traveller.......

.630 Description of Auburn-The Village Preacher, &c.

.631

Edwin and Angelina ...

.632

Extracts from Retaliation.

.632 | Bishop PERCY (1729-1811)

.632 O Nancy, wilt Thou go with Me.

.632

The Friar of Orders Gray..

.632 Richard Glover (1712–1785)..

.633

Address of Leonidas..

613

The Armies at Salamis..

.633

Admiral Hosier's Ghost..

..633 William MASON (1725-1797).

.634 Apostrophe to England....

.635 Mount Snowdon.-From Caractacus..

..635 Epitaph on Mrs Mason...

...636 Francis Fawkes (1721-1777).

.637

The Brown Jug...

.637 John CUNNINGHAM (1729–1773)..

.638 Song, “May-eve, or Kate of Aberdeen

..638 Content, a Pastoral...

..639 JOHN LANGHORNE (1735--1779).

.640

The Poor Vagrant Tribe..

.641 Appeal to Country Justices..

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The Dead....

..687

Cauler Water.....

715

Farewell Hymn to the Valley of Irwan

A Sunday in Edinburgh.

.716

JOHN SCOTT (1730-1783)....

..687

Ode on Hearing the Drum.

..687

DRAMATISTS.

MICHAEL BRUCE (1746-1767)..

..687 Tragedies by Johnson, THOmson, MALLET, Glover, BROOKE,

Elegy written in Spring ..

..688

MASON, HOME.....

717

JOHN LOGAN (3748—1988).

..689

Discovery of her Son by Lady Randolph..

.718

To the Cuckoo....

..689

Short Extracts from Thomson, Mason, and Glover... ..719

Complaint of Nature.

..690 GEORGE COLMAN (1733—1794)-ARTHUR MURPHY (1927–

WILLIAN WHITEHEAD (1715-1785)

..690

1805)-HUGH KELLY (1739–1777).......

...719

Variety....

..691 RICHARD CUMBERLAND (1732–1811)-OLIVER GOLDSMITH

SAMUEL BISHOP (1732-1795)......

.692

(1728-1774).....

.720

To Mrs Bishop on the Anniversary of her Wedding-day. .692

A Deception.-From She Stoops to Conquer..

..720

CHRISTOPHER SMART (1723-1770)..

Arrival at the Supposed Inn. .......

.........721

Song to David..

..692 Henry Carey (died in 1743).............. ..........723

THOMAS WARTON (1728-1790), and Joseph WARTON (1722–

Sally in Our Alley .

723
1800)....

..693 David GARRICK (1716–1779)-HENRY FIELDING (1707—1954)

Written in Dugdale's Monasticon

..694

-CHARLES MACKLIN (1690 -- 1797) - JAMES TOWNLEY

On Revisiting the River Loddon.

..694

(1715–1778)..

.723

From the Ode to Fancy........

..695 Samuel Foote (circa 1720-1777)

.723

THOMAS BLACKLOCK (1721–1791)..

.695

Tuft-hunting.–From The Lame Lover..

724

Terrors of a Guilty Conscience..

.696 C. COFFEY (died 1745)- Isaac BICKERSTAFF (1735-1787).....725

Ode on Melissa's Birthday..

..696

JAMES BEATTIE (1735-1803)..

..696

ESSAYISTS.

Imparting to a Boy the First Idea of a Supreme Being. ..697

Opening of the Minstrel..

..697 SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784).....

725

Description of Edwin..

...698

On Useful Knowledge and Kindness

725

Morning Landscape...

..699

On Revenge....

:726

Life and Immortality..

...699

Retirement from the World....

•726

Retirement

..699

John HAWKESWORTH (1715-1773).

.726

The Hermit.

Conclusion of the Adventurer......

....700

.727

WILLIAM JULIUS MICKLE (1734–1788).

EDWARD MOORB (1712–1757)

....700

..727

Cumnor Hall..

George COLMAN (1733-1794)- BONNEL THORNTON (1724-

The Mariner's Wife, or There's nae Luck about the House'

702

1768).....

727

The Spirit of the Cape .

....702

The Country Church. by Cowper...

..727

CHRISTOPHER ANSTEY (1724–1805).

OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774)..

.....703

.727

The Public Breakfast..

Beau Tibbs....

703

727

RICHARD JAGO (1715-1781)..

704

Beau Tibbs continued

-728

Absence...

On the Increased Love of Life with Age..

..704

.729

CHRISTOPHER PITT (1699-1748)~GILBERT West (17008–

A General Election (about 1760).....

.........730

1756)-MRS CARTER (1717–1806)..

NOVELISTS..

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

SAMUEL RICHARDSON (1689–1761).

731

Pamela and her Mother in Church

.732

Ad Amicos, by RICHARD WEST.....

705

ROBERT PALTOCK (living in 1751)...

...733

Elegy, by HAMMOND.......

705

Peter Wilkins and his Flying Bride.

.........734

Song. 'Away! let Nought to Love Displeasing'

..706 Henry Fielding (1701–1754)..

736

The Mystery of Life, by JOHN GAMBOLD...

..706

On leaving England for Lisbon.

...737

The Beggar, by Rev. T. Moss......

..707

Partridge at the Theatre ...

738

Song from The Shamrock, 1772...

707 Philosophy and Christianity......

.....740

Lines by Sir John HENRY MOORE........

......707 Tobias George SMOLLETT (1721-1771)..

-740

The Death of Commodore Trunnion..

742

SCOTTISH POETS.

Epitaph on Commodore Trunnion..

..742

Feast in the Manner of the Ancients.

743

WILLIAM HAMILTON (1704–1754)..

- 707 LAURENCE STERNE (1713–1768).

745

The Braes of Yarrow

.708

The Story of Le Fevre.....

747

JOHN SKINNER (1721–1807).

..709

The Starling-Captivity.

.. 749

Tullochgorum......

...709 A French Peasant's Supper..

...750

ROBERT CRAWFORD (circa 1695-1733)..

....710 CHARLES JOHNSTONE (died in 1800)

750

The Bush aboon Traquair...

..710 HORACE WALPOLE (1719-1797).

-750

Tweedside ...

.710 Clara REEVE (1725—1803)..

..750

LADY GRISELL BAILLIE (1665-1946)..

...710 OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774).

..751

Sufferings of Lady Grisell and her father..

......710 HENRY BROOKE (1706-1783)..

...751

Werena my Heart licht I wad Dee..

..........711 HENRY MACKENZIE (1745-1831).

..751

Six GILBERT ELLIOT (1722–1777).

.711

Negro Servitude....

• 752

Amynta ...

.712

Harley Sets out on his Journey.

752

ALEXANDER Ross (1698—1784).

..712 The Death of Harley........

..753

Woo'd, and Married, and a'.

..7.12
JOHN LOWE (1750-1798)..

712

Mary's Dream.....

HISTORIANS.

-712

LADY ANN BARNARD (1750-1825).......

..713 Thomas CARTE (1686–1754)...

754

Auld Robin Gray.....

..723

NATHANIEL Hooke (circa 1690—1763)..

754

Miss JANE ELLIOT (1729-1805), and MRS COCKBURN (died in DR CONYERS MIDDLETON (1683–1750).

754

1794)...

.713

Character of Cicero

755

The Flowers of the Forest, by Miss Elliot.

-713 LORD HERVEY (1696—1743)..

755

The Flowers of the Forest, by Mrs Cockburn.

..714 Personal Traits of George II. and Queen Caroline

.755

ROBERT FERGUSSON (1751—1774)

..714 DAVID HUME (1711-1776)...

-756

Braid Claith..

........715 The Middle Ages-Progress of Freedom...

757

..704

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State of Parties at the Reformation...

..758

MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS.

Character of Queen Elizabeth..

.758

PAGB

Dr William RobertSON (1721–1793).

..759 EARL OF CHESTERFIELD (1694-1773).......

..789

Character of Mary, Queen of Scots..

..760 On Good Breeding.

..789

Martin Luther ..

.761 Detached Thoughts...

..789

Discovery of America.

.761 On the Picture of Richard Nash

.......789

Chivalry.....

-763 Sir William BLACKSTONE (1723-1780)..

.....790

Francis I. and the Emperor Charles V...

..763 On Monarchy .....

790

SMOLLETT (1721-1771)-TYTLER (1711-1792)-LYTTELTON Dr SAMUEL JOHNSON (1709-1784)...

.....................790

(1709–1773), &c...

.764 Preface to the Dictionary.... ........................797

LORD HAILES (1726-1792)— ROBERT WATSON (1730-1780)

Reflections on Landing at Iona............................791

Dr W. Russell (1741–1793)...

-765 Parallel between Pope and Dryden.

......792

EDWARD GIBBON (1737-1794).

.765 JUNIUS and Sir Philip FRANCIS (1740–1818).

.....792

Opinion of the Ancient Philosophers on the Immortality of On the Duke of Bedford

...794

the Soul...

-768

State of England in 1812....

....795

The City of Bagdad..

.768 Characters of Fox and Pitt........

....795

Conquest of Jerusalem by the Crusaders..

-769 From Junius's Letter to the King..

- 796

Appearance and Character of Mohammed..

..770 John Horne TOOKE (1736_1812).....

... 797

Death and Character of Timour or Tamerlane..

..770

Beckford's Address to the King..

-797

John Lewis De-LOLME (1740–1806)..

798

THEOLOGIANS AND METAPHYSICIANS.

The Earl of CHATHAM (1708–1778)..

-798

Bishop BUTLER (1692–1752)......

771

Speech on being Taunted on his Youth.......

.798

Bishop WARBURTON (1698—1779).

772

Speech against the Employment of Indians.

..799

The Grecian Mythology

Last Public Appearance of Chatham.......

773

...799

De Robert LOWTH (1710-1787)-DR C. MIDDLETON (1683

Character of Chatham by Grattan........

-1750)-W. LAW (1686—1761)-ISAAC Watts (1674–

EDMUND BURKE (1729—1797)...

.800

1748), &c. ...

..773

Homely Similes, Note.....

.801

De JORTIN (1698-1770)-Dr R. HURD (1720—1808)-DR

On Conciliation with America ..

.802

GEORGE HORNE (1730—1792)....

774

Destruction of the Carnatic..

..803

GEORGE WHITEFIELD (1714-1770)- JOHN WESLEY (1703—

Marie Antoinette

..804

1791)-CHARLES WesLEY (1708-1788).

.775

The British Monarchy...

....804

JAMES HERVEY (1714-1758)—EBENEZER ERSKINE (1680–

Difference between Mr Burke and the Duke of Bedford.....805

1754)-ALEXANDER WEBSTER (1707-1784)..

..775

Burke's Account of his Son..

...806

Song by Dr Webster, note

.776 Sir Joshua REYNOLDS (1723-1792)....

....806

DR JOHN ERSKINE (1721–1803)-DR HUGH BLAIR (1718-

THOMAS PENNANT (1726–1798).

................... 806

1800).....

-776 | THOMAS AMORY (1692–1789)..

................................ 806

On the Cultivation of Taste.......

.776

Portrait of Marinda Bruce..

....807

Difference between Taste and Genius.

777

Charlotte Lennox (1720—1804)-CATHERINE MACAULAY

Dr Philip DODDRIDGE (1702-1751).

777 (1733-1791)..

......807

Happy Devotional Feelings. ...

.779

Mrs MONTAGU (1720—1800)-Mrs CHAPONE (1727-1801)....807

Vindication of Religious Opinions...

• 779

DR RICHARD FARMER (1735-1797)..

.808

Dr N. LARDNER (1684-1768)--Dr James Foster (1697—

George STEEVENS (1736—1800)- JACOB BRYANT (1715–

1753)-John LELAND (1691-1766).

.780 1804)..

808

Dr Francis HUTCHESON (1694-1747).

-780 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (1706-1790)..

..808

David HUME (1711-1776)..

.780 The Cost of Wars, and Eulogium on Washington.. ..808

On Delicacy of Taste........

.781 New Device for American Coin...

..809

On Simplicity and Refinement.

.781 Argument for Contentment..

..809

Estimate of the Effects of Luxury..

781 WILLIAM MELMOTH (1710-1799)-Dr John BROWN (1715–

JONATHAN EDWARDS (1703-1758)

:782 1766).....

809

DAVID HARTLEY (1705–1757)..

:783 Description of the Vale of Keswick.

..809

ADAM SMITH (1723-1790)...

.783 HORAÇE WALPOLE (1717-1797)..

.810

The Results of Guilty Ambition.

-784 Strawberry Hill.....

..810

Dr Richard Price (1723-1791).

..784 The Scottish Rebellion..

.811

DR GEORGE CAMPBELL (1719-1796).

-784

London Earthquakes and Gossip..

.812

Christianity need not fear Discussion..

.785 Dr ADAM SMITH (1723-1790)......

.813

Dr Thomas Reid (1710-1796)..

..785

Advantages of the Division of Labour.

.813

Lord KAMES (1696—1782)....

-785 | Dr Adam FERGUSON (1724-1816)..

.814

Dr Beattie (1735-1803). .

..786 On the Changes in Society..

.814

On the Love of Nature. ...

..786 LORD MONBODDO (1714-1799)..

..814

On Scottish Music.....

-787 William HARRIS- JAMFs Harris....

..815

ABRAHAM TUCKER (1705–1774) and Dr PRIESTLEY (1733– W. STUKELEY (1687- 1765)-EDWARD KING (1735-1807)

1804)......

THOMAS BIRCH (1705-1766)..

....815

Eulogy on Priestley by Robert Hall............

788 ENCYCLOPÆDIAS AND MAGAZINES ......

..788

......816

LIST OF PLATES.

Plate I.-Portraits of JOHN GOWER-John Wycliffe-

GEOFFREY CHAUCER-MILES COVERDALE-
WILLIAM TYNDALE...

...Frontispiece.

PLATE II.-Portraits of HOWARD, EARL OF

SURREY-
BISHOP LATIMER-JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND

-SIR THOMAS MORE-WILLIAM CAXTON...... 30
PLATE III.- Portraits of BEN JONSON-GEO. BưCHANAN

-WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE – LORD BACUN
EDMUND SPENSER...........

........73

Plate IV.-Portraits of SAMUEL BUTLER-JOHN BUNYAN

- JOHN MILTON – JEREMY TAYLOR-JOHN
DRYDEN

.....229
Plate V.-Portraits of MATTHEW PRIOR-ALEXANDER

POPE- JOSEPH ADDISON - ALLAN RAMSAY
- JONATHAN SWIFT.........

.....475
PLATE VI.-Portraits of OLIVER GOLDSMITH - JAMES

THOMSON-DR SAMUEL JOHNSON-TOBIAS
SMOLLETT-DAVID HUME.....

.....597

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'HE English language is essentially a branch | after fourteen centuries, their language, enriched spoken by the inhabitants of Central Europe before speech of fifty millions of people, to be found in the dawn of history. The earliest inhabitants of the all quarters of the globe. May we not assume British Islands were a Celtic race, one of the most that the national character, like the national lanimportant of the Aryan family of nations, and the guage, has been moulded and enriched by this Celtic language is still spoken, divided into two combination of races ? The Celtic imagination sections. One of these is the Gaelic of Ireland, and impulsive ardour, the Saxon solidity, the old the Scottish Highlands, and the Isle of Man. The Norse maritime spirit and love of adventure, the other is the Cymric of Wales and of the French later Norman chivalry and keen sense of enjoyprovince of Brittany, the ancient Armorica. A ment; these have been the elements, slowly comCeltie dialect lingered in Cornwall until past the bined under northern skies, and interfused by a middle of the last century. It has been calculated pure ennobling religion, that have gone forth in that, if the English language were divided into a literature and in life, the moral pioneers and hundred parts, sixty would be Saxon. Mr Sharon teachers of the world. Turner, the historian of the Anglo-Saxons, and The Celts were not without a native literature. Archbishop Trench concur in this estimate, and The Welsh had their Triads and their romantic it is said to be verified by the vocabulary of our fables of King Arthur and his Knights of the English Bible and by the dramas of Shakspeare. Round Table. The real Arthur of history appears But on the other hand, a high linguistic authority, to have been the ruler of the ancient Britons F. Max-Müller, states that the Norman elements in the beginning of the sixth century, and was in English have a decided preponderance; and slain by Modred in 542. He makes no great he cites M. Thommerel, who had counted every figure in history, where he has only a twilight sort word in our dictionaries, and established the fact of existence. His true realm is romance, and that the number of Teutonic or Saxon words in there he sits enthroned in poetic splendour' surEnglish amounts to 13,230, whereas there are rounded by his circle of invincible knights. He 29,853 traceable to a Latin source. This disparity could not subdue the Anglo-Saxons, but the Welsh arises from the philologist looking at the words bards invested him with all kinds of supernatural apart from the stem or grammar of the language. perfections. He forms, with his court, the subject The great influx of Neo-Latin and other vocables of a whole library of heroic lays and legends. Čenin the course of the nation's progress is undoubted, turies after his death, Arthur reappeared in the but, as F. Max-Müller admits, "languages, though tales of the Norman and French minstrels as the mixed in their dictionary, can never be mixed in ideal of a perfect knight and the mirror of chivtheir grammar,' and in a scientific classification alry. The great chiefs of English song-Spenser, the English must be ranked as Saxon. The great Milton, Dryden, and Gray-'prolonged the legendbulk of our laws and social institutions, the gram- ary tales,' as related by Sir Walter Scott, himself matical structure of our language, our most famil- an enthusiastic devotee; and in our own day they iar and habitual expressions in common life, are have been revived by a poet not unworthy of derived from our rude northern invaders; and now, being named along with that illustrious band.' It

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