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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 mny 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.-THOMsox." 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 Garden,” 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 Conversation of Authors," « Books and Tradition,” « Prevention of Evil Habits,” and " Parallel between Pope and Dryden," additional.-Lowth. His “ Remarks on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not value ?-Jones. His beautiful letter on “ Milton's Residence," additional.-BURKE. “John Howard," " Sir Joshua Reynolds,” “Rights of Man," - Noisy Politicians," all additional.-JUNIUS. This author had rather more than his share before: I there. fore omitted two letters of less importance.-CowPER. "The Wounded Spirit 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.," “ Translation of Homer, &c.," all additional.

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 execusion be taken into view PAILADELPHIA, September 2, 1848.

C. D C.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

ADDISON, JOSEPH . . 374 | COWLEY, ABRAHAM
AKENSIDE, MARK , . . 578 COWPER, WILLIAM .
ARBUTANOT, JOHN . . 419 CRASHAW, RICHARD .
ASCHAM, ROGER . . . 74 | DANIEL, SAMUEL . .
Bacon, FRANCIS . . 159 DAVENANT, WILLIAM .
BARBOUR, JOAN . . . 25 DE FOE, DANIEL . .
BARCLAY, ROBERT . . 324 DODDRIDGE, PHILIP . .
BARROW, Isaac . . . 278 DODSLEY, ROBERT .
BAXTER, RICHARD . . 332 DONNE, JOAN . . .
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS . . 143 DRAYTON, MICHAEL .
BENTLET, RICHARD . . 429 | DRUMMOND, WILLIAM ,
BERKELEY, GEORGE . . 510 DRYDEN, JOHN . .
BIBLE, TRANSLATIONS OF. 118 DUNBAR, WILLIAM . .
BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM . . 645 ELIZABETH, QUEEN
Blair, ROBERT . . . 465 FALCONER, WILLIAM .
BOLING BROKE, LORD . . 494 FELLTHAM, OWEN .
Booty, BARTON . . . 418 FINCH, ANNE . . .
BOYLE, ROBERT . . . 328 FLETCHER, GILES ,
BROWNE, THOMAS . . 298 FLETCHER, JOHN . .
Bunyan, John . . . 317 | FLETCHER, PHINEAS .
BURKE, EDMUND . , 712 FULLER, THOMAS . .
BURNS, ROBERT . 700 | GAY, John . . .
BUTLER, JOSEPH, , . 504 GIBBON, EDWARD . .
BUTLER, SAMUEL . . . 292 GOLDSMITH, OLIVER .
BYROM, JOHN . . . 538 GOWER, JOHN . . .
CAREW, THOMAS . . . 177 | GRAY, THOMAS . .
CARET, ELIZABETH . . 154 GREVILLE, MRS. . .
CAXTON, WILLIAM . . . 42 GROVE, HENRY. .
CHATHAM, EARL OF . . 639 HABINGTON, WILLIAM .
CHATTERTON, THOMAS . . 570 | HALE, MATTHEW . .
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY . . 26 HALL, JOSEPH . . .
CHEKE, JOAN . . . . 68 HAWKESWORTH, John .
CHILLINGWORTH, WILLIAM. 182 HERBERT, GEORGE . .
CLARENDON, EARL OF . . 269 HERRICK, ROBERT .
COLLINS, WILLIAM . . 516 | Herwood, John . .

.225 . 734

. 192 . 155

. 231 . 410

. 499 . 549

165 . 169

190 . 346 . 44

117

562 . 288

. 396 . 158

. 143 . 195

. 207 . 414

. 688 . 618

. 34 . 585

. 672 . 424

. 197 . 274.

. 199 . 609

. 175 . 213

. 70

. 684

. 422 . 400

. 121 . 494

. 180 . 401

127 . 546

. 529 . 80

. 606 . 431

. 93 . 362

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HOOKER, RICHARD . . 104 | ROBERTSON, WILLIAM .
HOWARD, HENRY. . . 60 RowE, ELIZABETH . .
HUME, DAVID . . . 635 | RUSSELL, RACHEL .
HYDE, EDWARD . . . 269 SACKVILLE, THOMAS
James I. OF SCOTLAND. . 38 St. John, HENRY .
Johnson, SAMUEL . . . 647 SandyS, GEORGE . .
JONES, WILLIAM . . . 695 SEWELL, GEORGE .
Joxson, BEN . . . . 172 SHAKSPEARE, WILLIAM
Junius, LETTERS OF , . 723 SHENSTONE, WILLIAM.
KILLEGREW, Anne . . . 312 SHERLOCK, THOMAS . .
KING, WILLIAM . . . 541 SIDNEY, Philip . .
LATIMER, HUGH . . . 65 SMOLLET, TOBIAS . .
LEIGHTON, ROBERT . 309 SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM
LOCKE, Joun . . . . 356 SPENSER, EDMUND . .
LOVELACE, RICHARD . . 205 Souti, ROBERT . .
Lowth, ROBERT . . 673 SOUTHWELL, ROBERT
MANDEVILLE, JOHN ..

STEELE, RICHARD .
MARGARET, DUCHESS OF New. STILL, JOHN . .

CASTLE . . . . 236 SURREY, EARL OF .
MARKHAM, GERVASE. . 179 | SWIFT, JONATHAN . .
MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER.

Talbot, CATHERINE .
MARVELL, ANDREW . 282 TAYLOR, JEREMY . .
MIDDLETON, CONYERS . 489 TEMPLE, WILLIAM .
MILTON, JOHN . . . 239 THOMSON, JAMES . .
MINSTRELSY, ENGLISU . . 109 TICKELL, THOMAS .
MONTAGU, LADY MARY 532 TilloTSON, JOHN . .
MORE, THOMAS . . . 47 TOLLET, ELIZABETH .
NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF . 236 TYNDALE, WILLIAM .
OVERBURY, THOMAS .. . 125 VAUGHAN, HENRY .
PARNELL, THOMAS . . | VANHOMRIGH, ESTHER
Penn, WILLIAM . . . 369 | WALLER, EDMUND .
PHILIPS, CATHERINE . 216 WALTON, ISAAC .
PITT, WILLIAM . . . 639 WARTON, THOMAS .
POPE, ALEXANDER . . 450 Watts, ISAAC . .
PRIOR, MATTHEW . . . 398 WICLIF, JOHN . .
QUARLES, FRANCIS . . 186 | Wratt, Thomas . .
RALEIGH, WALTER . . . 146 | YALDEN, THOMAS .
KICHARDSON, SAMUEL . . 525 | Young, EDWARD . .

87

. 402

73 . 60 . 433

566 . .218

342 . 468 . 427

. 336 . 515

. 53 . 339

399 . 314

302 . 680

. 479 . 21

. 55 . 446

. 555

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GEOFFREY CHAUCER........

Boccacio's Decameron, (note)...

Prologue to Canterbury Tales....

Influence on the Reformation, (note).

The Knight and Squire.........

The Clerk .......................

The Wife ........................

The Parson ...........
Troilus and Creseida.....
Romaunt of the Rose...
The House of Fame ....
Eagle's Flight with the Poet.....
Pope's Imitation, (note) ...........
The Flower and the Leaf.......
Prose-Upon Riches...............

HUGH LATIMER ...

His Martyrdom .........
A Yeoman of Henry VII.’s Time....
Examined before the Bishops .....
Cause and Effect ...

SIR JOHN CHIEKE...........

Lines from Milton, (note) ............
The New and the old Religion con-

trasted .....

SIR THOMAS MORE............

Interview with Erasmus...

The Utopia, account of ..........

His other Works.........
Queen Margaret's Speech on giving

up her Son to the “ Protector" ..
His Marriages......................
His Letter to his Wife ..............

ROGER ASCHAM....

From the Toxophilus ....

In Praise of the Goose......

Apology for Writing in English...... 77

Intermixture of Study and Exercise..

Consequences of Neglected Education

Dangers of Foreign Travel...........
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY ...........

The Arcadia ........

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY.

Prose Writings.........
A Fair and Happy Milkmaid......... 126

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EDMUND SPENSER..

Remarks on the “Faerie Queene"...
The Knight and the Lady.......
Una followed by the Lion....
Description of Prince Arthur.....

Belphoebe............
The Care of Angels over Men........ 102
The Seasons ........................ 102
Criticisms of Mackintosh, Hazlitt, and

Campbell, (notes)... .......... 103

Prose Works........................ 103

The Irish Bards........ .......... 104

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ENGLISH MINSTRELSY..... ... 109

Account of the Minstrels............ 109
Sir Patrick Spens .......

.... 109
Chevy Chase..........

112

The Two Corbies......

.... 116

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