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191. Of the opinion of necessity

7. Butler


Of moral discipline

7. Butler

193. The fable of the frogs—its moral

7. Milton

194. Liberty of writing at Athens

7. Milton


Plato-his exclusion of poetry

7. Milton

196. Due amount of restraint in legal enactments

7. Milton

197 The dangers of an honest man in much company

A. Cowley

198. History

7. Dryden


Conformity to the divine nature

R. Hooker

True greatness of mind


The perceptions of sense

G. Berkeley

Close of the mythic history of Greece

C. Thirlwall

203. Siege of Naples by Belisarius

Lord Stanhope


Richard III

D. Hume


Perkin Warbeck-his design on Kent

Lord Bacon

206. Brutus' speech, upon the murder of Cæsar-

W. Shakespeare

207. The Spanish character

W. F. P. Napier


Existence of angels

209. Philosophy—its work

210. Superiority of intellectual pleasures over all other Lord Bacon

God the only punisher of secret actions

Order in towns earlier than in the country

213 God's particular providence

214. The virtue of moderation

215. Insensibility to the beauties of nature


216. Happiness of action


Modern want of sincerity in conversation

218. Concealment of King Charles at Boscobel, A.D. 1651 D. Hume

219. Expenditure

Lord Bacon

Regicide empire

E. Burke


G. Berkeley

Division of command between Athens and Sparta Sir W. Ralegh

223. The higher classes-their contribution to the de-

mands of war

E. Burke

224. Liberty of unlicensed printing

7. Milton:


Familiar illustrations of abstruse notions

League between avarice and luxury

227. Misconduct of the ministry in respect to the Carnatic E. Burke

228. Passions—their effectual control

229. The outpensioners of Chelsea College, A.D. 1739

G. Anson

230. Beauty in all natural objects .

7. Ruskin


Consolation in exile

Lord Bolingbroke

232. The love of honour and the love of


T. Gray

233-4 On Education

7. Addison

235. Philip of Macedon-his education

C. Thirlwall

236. Speech of Sir W. Warham

Lord Bacon

237 Perkin Warbeck besieging Exeter

Lord Bacon

238. Marcus Porcius Cato

C. Middleton


Abuse of liberty

E. Burke



E. Irving

241. Of names universal

7. Hobbes


Plato's doctrines

T. Gray

243 The true patriot


Fortune--its influence on character

245. Lucian on the writing of history

T. Gray

246. Search after truth

247: Mercenary informers

E. Burke

248. The moral virtues—the attributes of God :

: W. Law


A Character



F. Quarles

251. Strength of parts

F. Quarles

252. England compared to a ship of war

G. Canning


Kings debarred from the privilege of foreign travel

254. Reliques of goodness extant in the soul of man I. Barrow

255. Proper objects of industry

D. Hume

256. Of benefits

R. Steele

257. Commonwealths and internal evils

R. Hooker

258. Time-serving statesmen

7. Milton



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Abuse of kingly power

7. Milton


Public liberty

Lord Macaulay

261. The punishment of the voluptuous

7. Addison

262. Advice on suspension of judgment

263. Defence of Lord George Gordon

T. Erskine

264. Liberal reward for public services

265. Death in the wilderness

266. Imputation of motives

267. Death-bed scene

268. Beauty and utility go hand in hand

R. Ascham

269. Character of William the Conqueror .

D. Hume


Defeat of Fabius

T. Arnold

271. Struggle between the Spaniards and Hollanders

* 272.

Of custom

Lord Bacon

273 Protection of Greece

274. Preparation for death .

Sir W. Ralegh


A siege

276. Misanthropy

R. Hooker

277. Inundation in Holland

278. Rinaldo Degl' Albizi

N. Machiavelli


Rinaldo's oration to the Duke of Milan

N. Machiavelli

280. That is the best Government, which best provides

for war

A. Sidney

281. A melancholy man

Sir T. Overbury

282. The analogy between the moral and material world

S. Jenyns

283. Comparison between kings and cedars

Sir W. Ralegh

284. Character of Ben Jonson

7. Dryden

285. Love of truth

286. Gildas-his bad character of the Britons

7. Milton

287. Deioces—his strict form of government

Sir W. Ralegh

288. Character of the Long Parliament in 1641

7. Milton

289. Peroration of a speech on America

W. Pitt

290. King Leir and Cordeilla

7. Milton

291. Decision of character

7. Foster

292. Apprehension in wrongs,

0. Felltham

293 Character of Epaminondas

Sir W. Ralegh


Lord Chatham.

E. Burke

295. Investigation of truth :

1. Barrow

296. Learning compared to a river

0. Felltham

297. Alleged abuse of poetry to mischievous purposes Sir P. Sidney

298. The poet and the historian

Sir P. Sidney

299. Poetry-its superiority to all other arts

Sir P. Sidney.

300. Giovanni De' Medici's death-bed speech

N. Machiavelli

301. No man can be good to all

0. Felltham


Nicola di Uzzano's answer to Barbadori

N. Machiavelli

303. Neri's answer to Count Poppi's address

N. Machiavelli

304. Of happiness

R. Leighton


Links of being

7. Locke

306. Alcibiades

W. S. Landor

307. Impatience in getting through life

308. Asem the man-hater and the Genius.

0. Goldsmith

309. Gratitude

3. Taylor

310. Obligation to mutual love amongst men

R. Hooker

311. The affections

Lord Bacon

312. The progress of liberty

C. 7. For

313. The true poet.

7. Dryden

314. Semper amari aliquid media inter gaudia serpit. R. Southwell

315. Intellect of Adam in Paradise

R. South

316. Formation of just public principles

S. T. Coleridge

317. The good of the community and self-good

318. Character of James I, king of England

D. Hume



320. Disturbances in London

W'. Stow



: G. Berkeley


False policy of the British Government : Lord Bolingbroke


Character of Cleon


Various kinds of testimony

R. Whately

323. History.

7. Fuller

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326. Reason not, as some think, an enemy to religion R. Hooker

327. Character of Philip of Macedon

C. Thirlwall

328. Character of Xenophon

G. Grote


True wisdom

R. Hooker

330. The hope of the righteous

Wisdom of Solomon

Definition of law

332. Antiquity

S. Johnson


The merit of discovery

334. The desire of excelling

335. Prayer

336. Want of combined action

337. A scientific taste

Sir 7. Herschel

338. Laws about trade in foreign corn

W. Huskisson

339. Liberty.

Lord Macaulay


Of Ambition

F. Quarles

341. Primitive justice

R. South

342. The Besieged

343. Moderation in Change

344. Mustapha's Death

345. Prospect of eternal life

T. Burnet

346. Dominion

founded upon violence

E. Burke


Practice and theory

7. Harris

348. The Peninsular War

W. F. P. Napier

349. The general happiness of mankind

G. Berkeley

350. The Divine economy

G. Berkeley

351. The Martyrdom of truth

7. Milton

352. Difficulty of conjoint action

A. Helps

353. Plea of not guilty

354. Historie of travaile into Virginia

R. Hackluyt



: B. Montugu

Man and the lower animals

357. A vision


Lord Bacon


Socrates and Aristophanes

7. Addison

360. War

E. Burke

361. King Charles II

L. Hutchinson

362. Character of King Lewis XIV

D. Hume

363. Speech

364. Advantage of treasure in war

365. Measure perfecteth all things.

R. Hooker

366. History

T. Fuller

367. Practical and speculative atheism

7. Norris

368. Reason and imagination

369. The conduct of the ministry.

Lord Chatham

370. The pastoral state

371. The battle of Edgehill, A.D. 1642

Lord Clarendon


Of error

Lord Bacon

373. Flattery

R. South

374. Parlianientary reform

Lord Macaulay

375. Speech of a citizen of Lucca to the people

N. Machiavelli.

376. Treatment of soldiers

Lord Brougham

377. Thought

W. Paley






Philip de Comines

381. Prudence in the cause of vice

R. B. Sheridan

382. An incident contrasting the Athenian and Lacede-

monian character

Sir R. Steele

383. Truth and true goodness often disjoined

384. The Indian and bear

385. Equity

7. Selden

386. Socrates on pleasure and pain


387. Letter to J. Monck Mason concerning W. G.


E. Burke

388. Our capacity for happiness

7. Butler

389. The rights of the people

Lord Erskine

396. Despotism not the duty of an English Colonial


E. Burke



Fitness to govern


392. The law of Solon

393. The victory of faith

394. The materialists refuted

395. Speech

of a plebeian

396. Greek Religion

397. King


Into Latin Prose

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I. THE ILIAD. Let us remember what it is that gives us such perpetual pleasure in reading the Iliad, that makes us start at the turns in the speeches, and fills us with anxiety and wonder. It is not the beautiful descriptions of places, nor even the rage and ardour of the battles; but those high strokes of character that everywhere occur, and are constantly presenting us with new sentiments of the human heart, such as we expect and from our own experience feel to be true. These can never miss their aim: they at once charm the fancy with images, and fill the understanding with reflection; they interest everything that is human about us, and go near to agitate us with the same passions as we see represented in the moving story. This reflection will bear to be turned on every side, and dreads no search be it ever so severe. In the choice we make of any measure in the conduct of our business or pleasures, we examine its justness and expediency, not only by considering what good end it serves; but likewise, what inconveniences are avoided, what pains or trouble spared, or what miscarriages prevented, to which another method might be liable. Take Homer's subject in the same light, and it will appear with a pre-eminency hardly to be expressed. Such a convention of princes, from different countries and soils, but all speaking the same language, furnished him with great materials, and hindered him from attempting an impossibility; I mean the feigning or forming new imaginary characters, without originals from which he might copy them. The flourishing condition of Greece at that time; the great number of principalities, free cities, and growing republics, sent forth an



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