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Description of the Burning of a Croppy's House, 613 MR GODWIN,

I. CROFTON CROKER,

613 sur Francis PALGRAVE,

The Last of the Irish Serpents,

614 MR CONYBEARE,

MR CROWE, ·

614 MR INGRAM,

Rev. CÆSAR OTWAY,

614 REV. MR BOSWORTH,

GERALD GRIFFIN,

614

THOMAS WRIGHT,

Verses-Seven dreary winters gone and pasti,

615 MR SOUTHEY,

William CaRLETON,

615 John DUNLOP,

Picture of an Irish Village and School-house,

616 James MILL

Miss MARY RUSSELL MITFORD,

618 CHARLES Mills,

COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON,

618 HENRY HALLAM,

MRS S. C. Hall,

619 Effects of the Feudal System,

Depending Upon Others,

620 PATRICK FRASER TYTLER,

SIR EDWARD LYTTON Bulwer,

620 COLONEL W. F. P. NAPIER,

Lines from • O'Neill, or the Rebel,'

620 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL GURWOOD,

Talent and Genius,

A. Alison,

CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT,

622 LORD MAHON,

A Prudent Sea Captain-Abuse of Ship Stores,

623 Rev. CHARLES GUTZLAPF,

CAPTAIN GLASSCOCK,

623 JAMES ST JOHN,

MR HOWARD,

623 Rev. H. H. MILMAN,

CAPTAIN CHAMIER,

623 Hon. MOUNTSTUART ELPHINSTONE,

MICHAEL Scott,

623 James EnERSON,

Mas GORE,

W. H. Prescot,

Character of a Prudent Worldly Lady,

624 Dr E. BURTON,

Miss LAXDON,

625

Miss Ellen PICKERING,

625

BIOGRAPHER &

Joux POOLE,

625

JAMES Boswell,

Thomas INGOLDSBY,

625

LORD SHEFFIELD,

Douglas JERROLD,

625 DR JAMES CURRIE,

W. M. THACKERAY,

625 LORD HOLLAND,

Miss HARRIST MARTINEAU,

625 ROBERT SOUTHEY,

Effects of Love and Happiness on the Mind,

625 De Thomas M'CRIE,

THOMAS MILLER,

626

MR MOORE,

The Happy Valley,

626 MR CAMPBELL,

J. L. PEACOCK,

627 JAMES PRIOR,

Freebooter Life in the Forest, from Maid Marian,' 027 Sir JOHN MALCOLM,

NORACE SMITH,

627 T. H. LISTER,

GEORGE P. R. JAMES,

628 PATRICK FRASER TYTLER,

Rev. G. R. GLEIG,

628 LORD JOHN RUSSELL,

W. H. MAXWELL,

628 LORD NUGENT,

C. LEVER,

628 Rev. J. SMITH,

SAMUEL LOVER,

628 John GIBSON LOCKHART,

JOHN PENTMORE COOPER,

629

MR HALIBURTON,

629

METAPHYSICAL WRITERS.

W. HARRISON AINSWORTH,

629

PROFESSOR DUGALD STEWART,

SaxUEL WARREN,

629

DR THOMAS BROWN,

MRS BRAY,

629

Desire of the Happiness of Others,

ALBERT SMITH,

629

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH,

HONOURABLE C. A. MURRAY,

629

JAMES MILL,

CHARLES DICKENS,

630

MR BAYLEY,

Death and Funeral of a Pauper,

630

Rev. ARCHIBALD Alison,

Sketch of an Original,

632

GEORG & Combe,

The Happy Mother,

633

Distinction between Power and Activity,

HISTORIANS.

WRITERS IN DIVINITY.

WILLIAM MITFORD,

634

Condemnation and Death of Socrates,

634 DR WILLIAM PALEY,

DR JORN GILLIES,

636 Of Property,

SRARON TURNER,

The World was Made with a Benevolent Design,

WILLIAM Coxe,

636 DR RICHARD WATSON,

GEORGE CHALMERS,

636 Dr BeilBY PORTEOUS,

WILLIAM Roscoe,

637 DR SAMUEL HORSLEY,

MALCOLM LAING,

637 GILBERT WAKEFIELD,

Joux PINKERTON,

MR WILBERFORCE,

CHARLES JAMES Fox,

On the Effects of Religion,

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH,

638 Mrs HANNAH MORE,

Chivalry and Modern Manners,

639 DR SANUEL PARR,

Extract from Speech in Defence of Mr Peltier, for a Libel DR EDWARD MALTBY,

on Napoleon Bonaparte, February 1803,

640 Rev. SIDNEY SMITH,

De Jonx LINGARD,

640

Difficulty of Governing a Nation,

An Account of Cromwell's Expulsion of the Parliament Means of Acquiring Distinction, •

in 1653,

641 The Love of our Country,

GEORGE BRODIE,

642 DR HERBERT MARSA,

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Dr EDWARD BOUVERIE PUSKY,

656 CAPTAIN John FRANKLIN,

676

MR GLADSTONE,

657 CAPTAIN Lyon,

676

MR CHRISTMAS,

657 CAPTAIN BEECHEY,

Rev. ROBERT HALL,

657 THOMAS SIMPSON,

On Wisdom,

657 WILLIAM SCORESBY,

From the Funeral Sermon for the Princess Charlotte of WILLIAM RAE Wilson,

Wales,

658 CLAUDIUS JAMES Rich,

REV. JOHN FOSTER,

658 Hon. GEORGE KEPPEL,

On a Changeable Character, from `Essay on a Man's

J.S. BUCKINGHAM,

658

Writing Memoirs of Himself,'

DR R. R. MADDEN,

DR ADAM CLARKE,

660 Jorn CARNE,

Rev. ARCHIBALD ALISON,

660 DR ROBERT RICHARDSON,

From the Sermon on Autumn,

660

MR WADDINGTON,

DR ANDREW THOMSON,

661 MR HANBURY,

DR THOMAS CHALMERS,

661 Sir John MALCOLM,

Inefficacy of mere Moral Preaching,

662 Mr MORIER,

Picture of the Chase-Cruelty to Animals,

663 Sir William OUSELY, •

Insignificance of this Earth,

664 SIR ROBERT KER PORTER,

View of Society in Bagdad,

TRAVELLERS

Rev. HORATIO SOUTHGATE,

JAMES BRUCE,

665 Religious Status of Women in the Mohammedan System, 678

HENRY SALT,

666 THOMAS CAMPBELL,

678

NATHANIFI. PEARCE,

Mrs BROUGHTON,

678

MUNGO PARK,

666

SIR JAMES ALEXANDER,

678

African Hospitality,

666 CHARLES FELLOWS,

678

Influence of a Small Moss in Fructification in the LIEUTENANT J. R. WELLSTED,

678

Desert,

666, 667 LORD LINDSAY,

678

CAPTAIN TUCKEY,

667

Scene of the Encampment of the Israelites after Crossing

MR RITCHIE,

667 the Red Sea,

LIEUTENANT Lyox,

667 J. L. STEPHENS,

MAJOR DENHAM,

667 Sir Jon MALCOLM,

CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON,

667 W. MOORCROFT,

Anecdote Respecting the Sultan Bello,

667 GEORGE TREBECK,

DR OUDNEY,

667 JAMES BAILIE FRASER,

RICHARD LANDER,

668 Sketch of a Persian Town,

MR BOWDICH,

668 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JAMES TOD,

MR CAMPBE!,

668 SIR ALEXANDER BURNES,

MR BURCHELL,

668 LIEUTENANT ARTHUR CONOLLY, .

Joan LUDWIG BURCKHARDT,

668 Miss EMMA ROBERTS,

John Baptist BELZONI,

668 MRs PostANS,

The Ruins at Thebes,

669 Sacrifice of a Hindoo Widow,

Opening a Tomb at Thebes,

LIEUTENANT THOMAS Bacon,

J. G. WILKINSON,

670 Hon. MOUNTSTUART ELPHINSTONE,

680

EDWARD W. LANE,

670 CHARLES MASSON, .

690

Rev. DR EDWARD DANIEL CLARKE,

670 C. R. BAYNES,

680

Description of the Pyramids,

670 Remark by an Arab Chief,

SIR JOHN CAM HOBHOUSE,

671 Legend of the Mosque of the Bloody Baptism at Cairo, 680

DR HOLLAND,

671 C. Nash,

680

EDWARD DODWELL,

671 H. G. FANE, .

680

SIR WILLIAM GELL,

671 R. H. KENNEDY,

680

H. W. WILLIAMS,

671 W. TAYLOR,

690

Description of Pompeii,

674 COLONEL DENNIE,

680

EDWARD GIFFARD,

671 CAPTAIN T. POSTANS,

680

DR CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH,

671 LIEUTENANT VINCENT EYRI,

680

WILLIAM MURE,

671

LADY SALE,

680

Joseph Forsyth,

671 SIR GEORGE STAUNTON,

080

The Coliseum,

672 SIR JOHN BARROW,

680

JOHN CHETWODE EUSTACE,

672 HENRY ELLIS,

680

W. STEWART Rose,

672 Scene at Pekin,

681

Hox. R. KEPPEL CRAVEN,

672 DR ABEL,

680

HENRY MATHEWS, .

672 Jonx FRANCIS DAVIS,

681

Funeral Ceremony at Rome,

672 | MR GUTZLAFF,

681

Statue of the Medicean Venus at Florence,

673 LORD JOCELYN,

682

Miss WALDIE,

672 COMMANDER J. Elliot BINOHAN,

LADY MORGAN,

672 Chinese Ladies' Feet,

JOHN BELL,

672 DR D. MACPHERSON,

DR BURTON,

672 | LIEUTENANT ALEXANDER MURRAY,

682

W. BROCKEDON,

672 | CAPTAIN G. G. LOCH,

682

MR BECKFORD,

672 | MR MACLEOD,

683

A Morning in Venice,

673 CAPTAIN BASIL HALL, .

CAPTAIN John Ross,

674 HENRY DAVID INGLIS,

683

SIR EDWARD PARRY,

* 674 SIR FRANCIS HEAD,

683

Description of the Esquimaux,

676 Description of the Pampas,

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MISCELLANEOUS WRITERS

POPULAR PUBLICATIONS

Isaac D'ISRAELI,

688

CONSTABLE'S MISCELLANY,

Brx EGERTON BRYDGES,

688

FAMILY LIBRARY,

JOSEPH RITSON,

688

SACRED CLASSICS,

Francis Douce,

688

EDINBURGH CABINET LIBRARY, &c.

REV. T. D. FOSBROOKE,

688

CHAMBERS's EDINBURGH JOURNAL,

Tuomas PExxANT,

688

THE PENNY MAGAZINE, &c.

Rev. GILBERT WHITE,

688

ENCYCLOPEDIAS,

Evening Sports of the Rooks,

G89

Rev. WILLIAM GILPIN,

089

WRITERS ON SCIENCE

Sunrise and Sunset in the Woods,

689

Sir UFEDALE PRICE,

689 Sir John HeRSCHEL,

WILLIAM COBBETT,

Sir DAVID BREWSTER,

Early Scenes and Recollections, .

691 CHARLES BABBAGE,

On Field Sports,

691 Dr BUCKLAND,

ROBERT SOUTHEY, .

691 Mr Murchison,

TOOMAS DE QUINCEY,

692 CHARLES LYELL,

Dreams of the Opium Eater,

692 Sir HENRY DELABECHE,

WILLIAM HAZLITT,

693 DR MANTELL,

The Character of Falstaff,

693 Rev. WILLIAM WHEWELL,

The Character of Hamlet,

693 DR John MacCULLOCH,

Thomas CARLYLE, .

694 Dr PRITCHARD,

The Succession of Races of Men,

694 PROFESSOR NICHOL,

Attack upon the Bastille, .

695 DR NEIL ARNOTT,

REV. SIDNEY SMITH,

695 Dr Bostock,

Account of his Connexion with the Edinburgh Review, &c. 696 MR LAWRENCE,

LORD JEFFREY,

696 MR MAYO,

The Universality of the Genius of Shakspeare,

697 Dr Elliotson,

Genius not a source of Unhappiness to its Possessor, 698

DR FLETCHER,

THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY,

698 DR ROGET,

Mr and Mrs HOWITT,

698 DR CARPENTER,

JOHN CLAUDIUS LOUDON,

699 DR COMBE,

CHARLES WATERTON,

699 DR MILLINGEN,

EDWARD JESSE,

699 BIR JAMES CLARK,

MR RÆND,

700 BIR HENRY HALFORD,

| Mr M'DIARMID,

700 DR SOUTHWOOD BNITR,

X MILLER, ..

700 | DR COPELAND,

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. .

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Mlumination - Thomson Reading in Autograph of Horace Walpole, 176 Portrait of John Keats,

403
the Country,

1 View of Strawberry Hill, near View of Heber's Parish Church, 408

Autograph of Richard Savage,

1 Twickenham, the Residence of View of Mid Muirhouse, the Resi-

Portrait of Dr Watts,

5 Horace Walpole,

176 dence of Pollok in Boyhood, 412

View of Abney House,

5 Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith, 177 Portrait of Leigh Hunt,

Portrait of Edward Young,

7 Portrait of David Hume,

182 Portrait of James Smith,

Portrait of James Thomson,

12 Portrait of Dr William Robertson, 186 Bust of Professor Wilson,

View of Thomson's Cottage,

13 Portrait of Edward Gibbon,

193 Portrait of Mrs Hemans,

437

Portrait of Dr Samuel Johnson, 26 View of Gibbon's Residence at Lau-

Autograph of Mrs Hemans,

Street-Scene in Lichfield, including sanne,

194

View of Rhyllon, the residence of

the Birthplace of Dr Johnson, 26 Portrait of Dr Adam Smith,

207 Mrs Hemans in Wales,

View of Dr Johnson's Room in Pem- View of the House of Lord Kames, Portrait of Miss Landon,

449

broke College,

27 Canongate, Edinburgh,

208 | Autograph of Miss Landon,

449

Monument of Collins, in Chichester Portrait of Bishop Warburton, 214

View of the Birthplace of Miss Lan.

Cathedral,

31 Portrait of Edmund Burke,

227

don,

449

View of the Leasowes, Shenstone's

View of Beaconsfield,

228 Autograph of Joanna Baillie,

451

House,

35 Portrait of Dr Benjamin Franklin, 243 View of Miss Baillie's House, Hamp-

View of the Cottage of Shenstone's Illumination-Scott Meditating near stead,

451

Schoolmistress, Shropshire,

36 a Ruined castle,

256 Portrait of Ebenezer Elliott,

457

View of the Birthplace of Akenside, 43

Portrait of William Cowper,

257 Portrait of Robert Burns,

480

View of Hagley, the seat of Lord View of Olney Church,

257 View of Burns's House, Dumfries, 481

Lyttelton,

. 47 Monument of Cowper,

258 Portrait of Robert Tannahill,

490

Portrait of Thomas Gray,

49 View of Austin's Farm, the early Portrait of Allan Cunningham, 499

Autograph of Gray,

49 residence of Bloomfield,

284 Autograph of Cunningham,

499

View of Gray's Window, St Peter's View of the Birthplace of H. K. White, 301 Autograph of Maturin,

516

College, Cambridge,

50 Portrait of George Crabbe,

309 Portrait of James Sheridan Knowles, 518

View of Stoke Pogeis Church, and Autograph of Crabbe,

309 Autograph of Knowles,

518

Tomb of Gray,

55 View of the Birthplace of Crabbe, 309 Portrait of George Colman, the

View of the Ruins of the House at Autograph of Samuel Rogers, 316 Younger,

524

Lissoy, where Goldsmith spent his View of the House of Mr Rogers, St Portrait of Frances Burney, 535

youth,

58 James's Place,

316 Portrait of Mrs Inchbald,

553

View of the Birthplace of Smollett, 65 Portrait of William Wordsworth, 322 | Portrait of William Godwin, 560

View of the Deanery, Carlisle, 75 Autograph of Wordsworth,

322 | Autograph of Godwin,

500

Portrait of James Macpherson, 77 View of Rydal Lake and Words- Vicw of Miss Edgeworth's House, 571

Portrait of Thomas Chatterton, 81 worth's House,

323 Portrait of Hannah More,

578

Monument of Bruce, in Portmoak View of Tintern Abbey,

327 Autograph of Hannah More,

578

Churchyard,

95 Portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 333 Autograph of Sir Walter Scott, 586

Portrait of Dr James Beattie, 104 View of Mr Gillman's House, High- Portrait of Washington Irving, 594

View of Dodsley's House and Shop in gate, the last residence of Cole- View of Washington Irving's Cot-

Pall Mall,

115 ridge,

tage,

595

Portrait of Sir William Jones, 115 View of Bremhill Rectory, Wiltshire, 345 Portrait of James Morier,
View of Scott's Grotto, Amwell, 121 Portrait of Robert Southey, 347 Autograph of Morier,

604

View of Balcarres House, Fifeshire, Autograph of Southey,

347 Portrait of Theodore Hook,

007

where 'Auld Robin Gray' was View of Southey's House,

349 Autograph of Hook,

607

composed,

126 Portrait of Thomas Moore,

363 Portrait of Mrs Trollope,

611

View of Fergusson's Tomb,

130 Autograph of Moore,

363 Portrait of Mrs S. C. Hall,

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Portrait of George Colman,

141 View of Moore's Cottage, near De- Autograph of Mrs Hall,

619

Portrait of David Garrick,

148 vizes,

366 View of Mrs Hall's residence,

View of Garrick's Villa, near Portrait of Thomas Campbell,

Brompton,

619

Hampton,

148 Autograph of Campbell,

369

Portrait of Mr G. P. R. James, 628

Portrait of Samuel Foote,

150 View of Alison Square, Edinburgh, 370 | Portrait of John Fenimore Cooper, 629

Monument of Hawkesworth, Brom- Portrait of Matthew Gregory Lewis, 374 Portrait of Sir James Mackintosh, 638

ley,

155 View of Abbotsford,

380 Portrait of James Boswell,

644

View of Richardson's House, Par- Portrait of Byron,

386 Tomb of Bishop Porteous,

654

son's Green,

160 Autograph of Byron,

386 Portrait of Dr Thomas Chalmers, 661

Portrait of Henry Fielding,
162 View of Newstead Abbey,

387 View of Staircase at Kinnaird House,

Portrait of Tobias George Smollett, 165 Tomb of Lord Byron,

389 the scene of Bruce's fatal accident, 665

View of Smollett's House, Chelsea, 167 View of Shelley's House,

396 | Portrait of Lord Brougham, 702

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POETS.

lity and philosophy with a beautiful simplicity of

expression and numbers, pathetic imagery, and HE fifty-three natural description. Beattie portrayed the romanyears between tic hopes and aspirations of youthful genius in a 1727 and 1780, style formed from imitation of Spenser and Thomcomprehend son. And the best of the secondary poets, as Shening the reign stone, Dyer, and Mason, had each a distinct and inof George II., dependent poetical character. Johnson alone, of all and a portion the eminent authors of this period, seems to have of that of directly copied the style of Pope and Dryden. The George III., publication of Percy's Reliques, and Warton's History produced more of Poetry, may be here adverted to, as directing public men of letters, attention to the early writers, and to the powerful

as well as more effects which could be produced by simple narrative men of science, than any and natural emotion in verse. It is true that few epoch of similar extent in or none of the poets we have named had much im

the literary history of Eng-mediate influence on literature : Gray was ridiculed, land. It was also a time and Collins was neglected, because both public taste during which greater pro- and criticism had been vitiated and reduced to a gress was made in diffusing low ebb. The spirit of true poetry, however, was literature among the people not broken ; the seed was sown, and in the next at large, than had been made, generation, Cowper completed what Thomson had

perhaps, throughout all the begun. The conventional style was destined to fall, ages that went before it. Yet while letters, and leaving only that taste for correct language and verthe cultivators of letters, were thus abundant, it sification which was established by the example of must be allowed that, if we keep out of view the Pope, and found to be quite compatible with the rise of the species of fiction called the novel (includ- utmost freedom and originality of conception and ing the delineation of character, and not merely in- expression. cidents), the age was not by any means marked by In describing the poets of this period, it will not such striking features of originality or vigour as be necessary to include all the names that have some of the preceding eras.

descended to us dignified with this title. But we For about a third of this period Pope lived, and his shall omit none whose literary history is important, name continued to be the greatest in English poetry. singular, or instructive. The most distinguished of his contemporaries, however, adopted styles of their own, or at least departed widely from that of their illustrious master. Thom

RICHARD SAVAGE, son (who survived Pope only four years) made no 1. attempt to enter the school of polished satire and

RICHARD SAVAGE is better known for his misfor pungent wit. His enthusiastic descriptions of nature, tunes, as related by Johnson, than for any peculiar and his warm poetical feeling, seemed to revive the spirit of the elder muse, and to assert the dignity of genuine inspiration. Young in his best performances

-his startling denunciations of death and judgment, his solemn appeals, his piety, and his epigram—was equally an original. Gray and Collins aimed at the dazzling imagery and magnificence of lyrical poetry novelty or merit in his poetry. The latter rarely

- the direct antipodes of Pope. Akenside descanted rises above the level of tame mediocrity ; the former on the operations of the mind, and the associated were a romance of real life, stranger than fiction. charms of taste and genius, in a strain of melodious Savage was born in London in 1698, the issue of an and original blank verse. Goldsmith blended mora- adulterous connexion between the Countess of Mac

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