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Izaak Walton (1593-1683).

75 A Domestic Scene..

.128

The Singing Birds.

77 Lady Rachel Russell (1636–1723).. ...129

The Angler's Wish.

79 To Dr. Fitzwilliam on her Sorrow..130

Thankfulness for Worldly Blessings 81 To the Earl of Galway on Friendship 131

Thomas Ellwood (1639-1713)..

83 To Lord Cavendish-Bereavement..131

Ellwood's Intercourse with Milton 84 Sir Thomas Urquhart, (circa 1613—1660)131

John Dryden (1631–1670).

85 Newspapers...

..132

A Sea-fight heard at a Distance.. 86

Shakspeare-Beaumont and Fletcher 87

Ben Johnson..

88

Improved Style of Dramatic Dia-

logue....

88 FIFTH PERIOD.

Translations of the Ancient Poets.. 89

Spenser and Milton...

91 1689–1727 : REIGNS OF WILLIAM III.,

On Lampoons.

QUEEN ANNE, AND GEORGE I.

History and Biography.

93

Sir William Temple (1628—1699).

POETS.

The English Climate.

98 W. Walsh (1663–1708), Charles Mon-

Against Excessive Grief.

99

tagu (1661–1715)

137

Right of Private Judgment in Reli- Joseph Addison (1672–1719).

.137

gion

.102

The French People in 1699. ..142

Schemes of Projectors

.105

From the • Letter from Italy' .143

Sir George Mackenzie (1636–1691).

Ode, “How are thy Servants blest,

Praise of a Country Life..

.107 O Lord !'...

144

Against Envy.

..107 Ode, The Spacious Firmament on

Fame_True Path to Esteem.

..108 High'.

.145

John Evelyn (1620--1706).

.108 The Battle of Blenheim.

145

The Last Sunday of Charles II.....110 Extract from the Tragedy of 'Cato '.146

The Great Fire in London, 1666 A. D110 Matthew Prior (1664—1721).. .149

A Fortunate Courtier not Envied...112 Extract from Verses to Chloe ...150

Frost Fair on the Thames, 1684 A.D 113 For My Own Monument...

.151

Evelyn's Account of his Daughter Epitaph Extempore..

..152

/

Mary

114 An Epitaph....

..152

Fashions in Dress..

114 To a Child of Quality.

.153

Samuel Pepys (1632–1703).

115

Abra's Love for Solomon.

153

Mrs Pepys in a New Dress. .116 Written in Mezeray's History of

Charles II. and the Queen in the

France

.155

Park

.117 The Thief and the Cordelier.

...155

Mr. Pepys sets up a Carriage. .117 Ode to a Lady refusing to continue a

Mr. Pepys tries to admire • Xudibras'118 dispute..

.. 156

Mr. Pepys at the Theatre.

.118 Theory of the Mind, from ‘Alma'..157

Mr. Pepys at Church ..

.119 Rev. James Bramston (1694-1744)...,157

Domestic Scene between Mr. and Extracts from Art of Politics' and

Mrs. ys.....

.119 Man of Taste'.

...158

Mr. Pepys makes a Great Speech...120 Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) ...158

Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616–1704).....121 Extract from Imitation of Horace. .161

Liberty of the Imprisoned Royalists121 Ode to Spring, by Vanessa, note.. ,.161

Æsop's Invention to bring back his A Description of the Morning.. ..163

Mistress..

.122 A Description of a City Shower..... 164

The Popish Plot..

.123 Baucis and Philemon,

.165

Samuel Butler (1612—1680).

123 From Verses on the Death of Dr.

A Small Poet-A Vintner.

.124

Swift'

.166

A Prater-Au Antiquary.

125 The Grand Question Debated. ...170

Walter Charleton (1619-1707) .125 Alexander Pope (1668—1744). .173

The Ready and Nimble Wit-The Hope - The Poor Indian Happi-

Slow but Sure Wit....

.126

ness...

.178

Lucy Hutchinson (1620-1659).. ..127 The Messiah

.182

Colonel Hutchinson on Condemna- The Toilet, from The Rape of the

tion of Charles I..

.127

Lock'

.184

Lady Fanshawe (1625—1679).

.128 Description of Belinda and the
Lady Fanshawe sees a Ghost.......128 Sylphs....

..184

....239

...201

....258

..261

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From Eloisa to Abelard

.186 Ode from Horace.

.238

Elegy to the Memory of an Unfor-

Song, · Bush aboon Traquair'. .239

tunate Lady..

.188 Lochaber no More..

Happiness depends not on Riches...190 Rustic Courtship:

239
From the Prologue to the Satires'.192 Dialogue on Marriage..

240

The Man of Ross.

194

Death of Villiers, Duke of Bucking-

ham..

.195

DRAMATISTS.

The Dying Christian to his Soul....196

Extract from Translation of the Thomas Southerne (1659—1746). 242

Iliad'

.196 Extract from Oroonoko

243

Elijah Fenton (1683 — 1730) W. Return of Biron....

..244

Broome (1689–1745).

.197 Nicholas Rowe (circa 1673–1718) .247

Minor Poets Satirised in the Dun-

Penitence and Death of Jane Shore. 248

ciad' - Theobald, Dennis, Gildon, Calista's Passion for Lothario......250
Welsted, Cooke, Á. Hill, &c.. .197 William Lillo (1693--1739)

251

Richard Savage (1697—1743)..

..199

Fatal Curiosity..

252

Extract from The Bastard'.

William Congreve (1670–1730).

.255
Extract from The Wanderer'.....202 Description of a Cathedral

.257

Sir Samuel Garth (1670—1719)

203

Gay Young Men upon Town

Extract from The Dispensary'....204 A Swaggering Bully and Boaster.... 258

On Death.

..205 Scandal and Literature in High Life.260

Sir Richard Blackmore (circa 1650– From Love for Love'.

1729)

205 Sir John Vanbrugh (circa 1666–1726). 264

The Scheme of Creation..

206 The Life of a Woman of Fashion...265

Thomas Parnell (1679–1718).

207 Fable.

..266

A Night-piece-The Churchyard.. 208 George Farquhar (1678–1707).

The Hermit.

208 Humorous Scene at an

.267

John Gay (1688–1732).

212 Fxtract from the Recruiting Offi-

The Country Ballad Singer. ..216

269

Walking the Streets of London..... 217 Colley Cibber (1671 - 1757) - Steele,

Song, “Sweet Woman is like the fair Philips, Aaron Hill, Mrs. Centlivre

Flower'

218

(1667—1723).

The Court of Death.

.219

The Hare with many Friends. .219

PROSE LITERATURE.

Song, · Black-eyed Susan'.

.220

A Ballad, "'Twas when the Seas

ESSAYISTS.

were Roaring'

221

Thomas Tickell (1636–1740).

221

Sir R. Steele (1672–1729)

273

.276

On the Death of Mr. Addison. .222

Love, Grief, and Death.

Colin and Lucy: a Ballad.. 223

Agreeable Companions and Flat-

An Imitation of the Prophecy of

terers.

.277

Nereus..

Quack Advertisements.

278

Ambrose Philips (1671-1749)

.225

Story-telling.

279

Fragment from Sappho

.226

Story of Unnion and Valentine.....280

To Miss Charlotte Pulteney .226

Extracts from Addison's Essays. .280

Epistle to the Earl of Dorset.

.226

The Political Upholsterer...

From the First Pastoral-Lobbin...227

The Vision of Mirza.

283

George Granville, Lord Lansdowne

Sir Roger de Coverley's Visit to

228

(circa 1665–1735)..

.285

Westminster Abbey..

.286

Anne, Countess of Winchelsea (circa Genealogy of Humour.

1660—1720).

.287

.229

Ned Softly..

A Nocturnal Reverie.

229

.288

The Works of Creation.

Life's Progress..

230

Eustace Budgell (1685—1737)....

..290

The Art of Growing Rich.

291

John Hughes (1677–1720).

..293

SCOTTISH POETS.

THEOLOGIANS AND METAPHYSICIANS.

Francis Sempill—Lady Wardlaw. 230 Richard Bentley (1662—1742). .293

Extract from · Hardyknute? 231 Authority of Reason in Religious

Allan Ramsay (1686–1758)... .232 Matters

.294

.224

281

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Dr. Francis Atterbury (1662—1732). .295 Inconveniences likely to Result
Farewell Letter to Pope... ..295 from the Abolition of Christian-
Usefulness of Church Music. .296 ity...

..343

Dr. Samuel Clarke (1675—1729) 298 Diversions of the Court of Lilliput.:44

Difference between Right and Satire on Pretended Philosophers..345

Wrong..

301 Thoughts on Various Subjects...

..347

Dr. William Lowth (1661–1732).. ..302 Overstrained Politeness.

..348

Dr. Benjamin Hoadley (1676—1761)...302 Alexander Pope (1688—1744). ..349

The Kingdom of Christ not of this Op Sickness and Death.

.351

World..

..303 Pope ic Oxford...

Charles Leslie (1650–1722).

..305 Death cf two Lovers by Lightning..352

Bishop Patrick (1026-1707), and Dr. Description of an Ancient Country-

Waterland (1683–1740).

305

Seat...

.353

William Whiston (1667—1752).. 306 Pope to Bishop Atterbury in the

Discovery of the Newtonian Phil-

Tower....

355

osophy.

306 A Recipe to make an Epic Poem....356
Dr. William Nicholson (1655—1727)- Dr John Arbuthnot (1667–1735). .357
Dr. Matthew Tindal (1657–1733)..307 Epitaph on Chartres

.359

John Toland (1669–1722)—Dr. Hum- Characters of John Bull, Nic Frog

phrey Prideaux (1648—1724)... ..307

and Hocus..

..359

Earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713). ..308 Character of John Bull's Mother...360

Scale of Beauty and Love.. .310

Character of John Bull's Sister. ..360

God in the Universe...

311 The Celerity and Duration of Lies...361

Bishop Berkeley (1685—1753). .312 Usefulness of Mathematical Learn-
Verses on Arts and Learning in ing......

.362

America

..315 Lord Bolingbroke (1678–1751). ..362

Industry...

The Decline of Life.

..363

Prejudices and Opinions..

.317

The Order of Providence.

..364

From Maxims concerning Patriot-

National Partiality and Prejudice.. 364

ism..

..318 Unreasonableness of Complaints of

The Rev. John Norris (1657–1711)....319 the Shortness of Human Life. ...365

Short Extracts from Poems

...319

Pleasures of a Patriot.

.366

On Perfect Happiness....

Wise Distinguished from Cunning

Ministers.

..367

Lady Mary W. Montagu (1690—1762)..368

MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS

On Matrimonial Happiness...

.369

Daniel Defoe (1661–1731)...

.321

Eastern Manners and Language... 370

Inoculation for the Small-pox.

What if the Pretender should

..371

France in 1718...

Come?...

.325

.372

On Female Education,

The Great Plague in London. ...326

..372

The Troubles of a Young Thief....328

William Wotton (1666—1726).

...374

Address to a Youth of Rambling

Decline of Pedantry in England....374

Disposition....

.329

Tom D'Urfey (1630—1723), and Tom

Bernard de Mandeville (1670—1733)...330

Brown (1663–1704)..

..375

Division of Labour....

..331

Letter from Scarron in the next

..375

World to Louis XIV..

..332

Flattery of the Great.

Pomp and Superfluity

An Indian's Account of a Gaming

.332

Mrs. Manly (died in 1724).

House

.333

..376

Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1653—

Laconies or Maxims.

..377

1716).

..334

State of Scotland in 1698.

.334

Murdoch Martin (died after 1713).

...335

SIXTH PERIOD.

The Second Sight....

.335

Dress in the Western Islands. ..335

1720-1780: THE REIGNS OF GEORGE

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).. ..336

II. AND GEORGE IU.

Ludicrous Image of Fanaticism....341

Satire upon Dress and Fashion.....341

POETS.

Characteristics of Modern Critics. .342 Matthew Green (1696--1737).

.381

On Books of Learning...

.312 Cures for Melancholy

..381

A Meditation upon a Broomstick...343 Contentment-A Wish.

..382

....320

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