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THE LITERARY HISTORY

OF ENGLAND

THE

LITERARY HISTORY

OF

ENGLAND

IN THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH AND BEGINNING

OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

BY MRS. OLIPHANT

AUTHOR OF 'MAKERS OF FLORENCE,' ETC.

Reading maketh a full man."-Bacon, On Study.
A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit embalmed and treasured up

on purpose to a life beyond life."-Milton, Areopagitica.
“Je ne voyage sans livres, ny en paix, ny en guerre. C'est la meilleure munition

que j'aye trouvé à cet humain voyage."-MONTAIGNE, Livre iii. Chap. iii.
" Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind."-ADDISON, Spectator.

IN THREE VOLUMES

VOL II

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

1882

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