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LONDON : PRINTED BY STEWART AND MURRAY,
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
Establishment of the Examiner. - Albany Fonblanque. - Author's
mistakes in setting out in his editorial career.—Objects of the
Examiner, and misrepresentations of them by the Tories.--Jeu-
d'esprit of “ Napoleon in his Cabinet.”—“Breakfast Sympathies
with the Miseries of War.”-War dispassionately considered.
Anti-Republicanism of the Examiner, and its views in theology.
-The Author for some time a clerk in the War Office. His
patron, Mr. Addington, afterwards Lord Sidmouth.—Poetry and
Du Bois. - Campbell.—Theodore Hook.- Matthews. - James and
Horace Smith.-Fuseli.-Bonnycastle.—Kinnaird, &c. 17
Ministry of the Pittites. — Time-serving conduct of the Allies. -
Height and downfall of Napoleon.-Character of George the Third.
- Mistakes and sincerity of the Examiner.-Indictment against it
respecting the case of Major Hogan.-Affair of Mrs. Clarke.-
Indictment respecting the reign of George the Third.-Perry, pro-
prietor of the Morning Chronicle.-Characters of Lord Canning,
Liverpool, and Lord Castlereagh.-Whigs and Whig-Radicals.-
Queen Victoria.—Royalty and Republics.-Indictment respecting
military flogging.-The Attorney-General, Sir Vicary Gibbs 45
The Reflector and the writers in it.--Feast of the Poets.-Its attack
on Gifford for his attack on Mrs. Robinson.-Character of Gifford
and his Writings.--Specimens of the Baviad and Mæviad.--His
appearance at the Roxburgh Sale of Books.-Attack on Walter
Scott, occasioned by a passage in his edition of Dryden.—Tory
Calumny.-Quarrels and recriminations of authors. The writer's
present opinion of Sir Walter.-General offence caused by the
Feast of the Poets.-Its inconsiderate treatment of Hayley.-
Dinner of the Prince Regent.-Holland House and Lord Holland.
-Neutralization of Whig advocacy.--Recollections of Blanco
THE REGENT AND THE EXAMINER.
“ The Prince on St. Patrick's Day.”—Indictment for an attack on
the Regent in that article.- Present feelings of the writer on the
subject.—Real sting of the offence in the article.-Sentence of the
proprietors of the Examiner to an imprisonment for two years.-
Their rejection of two proposals of compromise.—Lord Ellen-
borough, Mr. Garrow, and Mr. Justice Grose
Author's imprisonment.-Curious specimen of a jailer, and under-
jailer, and an under-jailer's wife.-Mr. Holme Sumner.-Con-
version of a room in a prison into a fairy bower. – Author's
visitors. - A heart-rending spectacle. – Felons and debtors.
Restoration to Freedom
FREE AGAIN.-SHELLEY IN ENGLAND.
Dignified neighbour and landlord. - Visits from Lord Byron and
Mr. Wordsworth.-Infernal conduct of the angels in Paradise
Lost.— Return of hypochondria.—Descent of liberty.-Story of
Rimini. — United States. – Visits to Lord Byron. - History of
Shelley while in England
KEATS, LAMB, AND COLERIDGE.
Charles Cowden Clarke. --- Keats and Shelley. - Mr. Monckton
Milnes's Letters and Remains of Keats.-"Other-worldliness.”-
Armitage Brown.—Keats and Lamb.---Wordsworth on Shakspeare.
- Milton dining.-- Keats and Byron,-Keats in Italy. - His death
and personal appearance.—“Foliage.”—The Indicator.–Tasso's
Aminta.-Foolish ignorance of business. – Mr. Lockhart.-Per-
sonal appearance of Lamb.—Character of his genius.—His bon-
mots and imaginary notices of his friends.—Person of Coleridge.-
Character of his genius.-Coleridge and Hazlitt. - Coleridge's
conversation and daily habits
VOYAGE TO ITALY.
Reasons of the Author's voyage to Italy.-Desiderata in accounts of
voyagers.-Gunpowder.-Setting off.--Noisy navigation of small
vessels. Cabin and berths. — Sea-captains. —- Deal pilots and
boatmen.-Putting in at Ramsgate.-Condorcet's “ Progress of
Society."'-A French vessel and its occupants.-Setting off again.
-Memorable stormy season.—Character of the captain and mate.
-Luigi Rivarola.—Notices of the sailors.—Watching at night.-
Discomforts of sea in winter.-A drunken cook.-A goat and
ducks.-Hypochondria.-Dullness and superstition of sailors.—A
gale of fifty-six hours
RETURN TO FIRST ACQUAINTANCE WITH LORD BYRON
AND THOMAS MOORE.
First sight of Lord Byron.-Jackson the prize-fighter.- Bathing at
Westminster. --Sympathy with early poems.—More prison recol.
lections.-Lord Byron and the House of Peers.—Thomas Moore
and the Liberal.-Mistaken conclusions of his.-His appearance,
manners, and opinions.—Letters of Lord Byron