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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 doubtful 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 Gar-
den," 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 Conver
sation of Authors,"
," "Books and Tradition," "Prevention of Evil Habits," and
"Parallel between Pope and Dryden," additional.-Lowтu. His "Remarks
on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not value?—JONES. His
beautiful letter on "Milton's Residence," additional.-BURKE, "John How-
ard," "Sir Joshua Reynolds," "Rights of Man," "Noisy Politicians," all addi-
tional.-JUNIUS. This author had rather more than his share before: I there-
fore omitted two letters of less importance.-COWPER. "The Wounded Spi-
rit Healed," "The Guilt of making Man Property," "The Diverting History
of John Gilpin," and five letters, "Cowper's Amusements,"
Writing upon
Any Thing," "An Epistle in Rhyme," "Expects Lady Hesketh, &c.," "Trans-
lation of Homer, &c.," all additional.

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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 have read very carefully with a most experienced and critical proof-reader, by the best original edition of each 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 moderate a price, if the amount of reading matter and the style of mechanical execution be taken into view

PHILADELPHIA, September 2, 1818.

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ADDISON, JOSEPH AKENSIDE, MARK

ARBUTHNOT, JOHN

ASCHAM, ROGER

BACON, FRANCIS

BARBOUR, JOHN
BARCLAY, ROBERT

BARROW, ISAAC
BAXTER, RICHARD
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS
BENTLEY, RICHARD
BERKELEY, GEORGE

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BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM
BLAIR, ROBERT
BOLINGBROKE, LORD

BOOTH, BARTON

BOYLE, ROBERT

BROWNE, THOMAS

BUNYAN, JOHN

BURKE, EDMUND.

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PHILIPS, CATHERINE
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125 VAUGHAN, HENRY

366 VANHOMRIGH, ESTHER

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SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

Description of Arcadia.

81 Prose Writings..

• 126

Pamela and Pluilocla........

81

A Fair and Happy Milkmaid. ........ 126

Description of a Stay-hunt.

llis Defeuce of Poery..

83 WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE.

127

Character of the Poet.

83 Chronological List of his Plays.

Philosopher, Historian, and Poet, com- Ben Jonson's Encomium

129

pared

84

Dryden's Encomium ..

129

In Praise of Poesy.

85

From the “Merchant of Venice,”-the

Poetry-Sonnet to Sleep...

87

Three Caskets

130

The Seven Ages...

134

CIIRISTOPHER MARLOWE.

87 Clarence's Dream

135

A Passionate Shepherd to his Love... 87

Fall of Cardinal Wolsey.

137

Queen Mab and the Fairies

139

ROBERT SOUTIIWELL...

88 Life and Death weighed

110

The Power of Truth, Bryant, (note).. 89 Mercy..

111

Times go by Turns..

89 Fame to be kept bright by Activity... 141

Scorn not the Least...

90 The Commonwealth of Bees.

142

Content and Rich....

Prose-Mary Magdalen's Tears

91 BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER.. ..... 143

Life hath no Unmeddled Joy.

92 Address to Melancholy.

113

The Life of Man..

.. 141

EDMUND SPENSER...

93

Morning

114

Remarks on the “Faerie Queeno".. 94 Exhortation to Early Rising.

1.14

The Knight and the Lady.

95 The Shepherd's Evening.

145

Una followed by the Lion.

97

Description of Prince Arthur.

99 SIR WALTER RALEIGH. ......... 146

Belphoebe.

100 The Fall of mighty Empires—The Folly

The Care of Angels over Men..

102

of Ambition—The Power of Death 147

The Seasons

102 Ilis various Prose Workg.

148

Criticisms of Mackintosh, Hazlitt, and Poetry

149

Campbell, (notes).

103

A Description of the Country's Recrea-

Prose Works...

103

tions

149

The Irish Bards..

104

Sir Egerton Brydges's Opinion of him

as a Poet, (note)..

149

RICHARD HOOKER

101

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd · 150

llis Ecclesiastical Polity..

105 A Vision upon the Faerie Queene..... 151

His Letter to the Archbishop.

105 The Soul's Errand.

151

The Necessity and Majesty of Law... 106 His last Letter to his Wife

153

Sudden Death not Desirable.... 107

The Excellency of the Psalms........ 108 LADY ELIZABETH CAREY.......... 154

On Forgiveness of Injuries.

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ENGLISH MINSTRELSY.

109

Account of the Minstrels.

109 SAMUEL DANIEL

155

Sir Patrick Spens

109 His History of the Civil Wars

155

Chevy Chase...

112

Equanimity

156

The Two Corbies..

116 Richard the Second.

157

QUEEN ELIZABETII

117 GILES FLETCHER.

158

Verses on her own Feelings..

117

Redemption

158

Historical Account of them, (note).... 117

FRANCIS BACON

159

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE ..... 118 Account of his various Works

160

Coverdale's Bible.....

118 Diverse Objects of Men to gain know-

Matthewe's Bible...

118

ledge..

161

Cranmer's, or the Great Bible.. 119 Preservation of Knowledge.

161

Taverner's Bible...

119

Pleasure of Knowledge.

162

Geneva Bible.

119

Uses of Knowledge.

162

Bishops' Bible...

119 Studies.

163

Douay Bible.....

119 End of Knowledge.

164

King James's Bible

119

Immortality of Literary Fame. 164

Account of the same.

119

Influence of the Bible on the English JOIN DONNE

165

Mind..

120 The Farewell.

166

Mrs. Ellis's Remarks, (note)..

Prose ....

167

The Psalms

THOMAS SACKVILLE...

167

121 Christians to Preach by Example...

From the Ferrex and Porrex

167

122 God may be Worshipped anywhere 167

The Mirror of Magistrates

122 Greatest Cross to have no Cross ... ... 169

Allegorical Characters in Hell....... 122 Anger ..

168

SIR TIIOMAS OVERBURY

125 MICHAEL DRAYTON..

169

126 Chorus of the Birds................. 169

The Wife

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