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

I. CROFTON CROKER, .

Sur Francis PALGRAVE

The Last of the Irish Serpents,

• 614 MR CONYBBARE,

MR CROWE, .

614 MR INGRAM,

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Rev. CÆSAR OTWAY, .

| REV. MR BosWORTH,

GERALD GRIFFIN, . .

614 THOMAS WRIGHT,

Verses-Seven dreary winters gone and past),

615 MR SOUTHEY,

WILLIAN CARLETON,

John DUNLOP,

Picture of an Irish Village and School-house,

JANES MILL,

Miss MARY RUSSELL MITFORD, .

618 CHARLES MILLS,

COUNTESS OF BLESSINGTON,

618 HENRY HALLAM, .

MRS S. C. IIALL, . .

619 Effects of the Feudal System,

Depending Upon Others, .

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,

622 A. ALISON,

CAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT,

622 LORD MARON,

A Prudent Sea Captain-Abuse of Ship Stores, .

| Rev. CHARLES GUTZLAPF,

CAPTAIN GLASSCOCK, . .

James ST JOHN, . .

MR HOWARD,

Rev. H. H. MILMAN, .

CAPTAIN CHAMIER,

623 | Hon. MOUNTSTUART ELPHINSTONE,

6923

MICHAEL Scott,

JAMES ENERSON,

Mas GORE, . .

W. H. Prescot, .

Character of a Prudent Worldly Lady,

Dr E. BURTON, . .

Miss LANDON, ..

BIOGRAPHERS

Miss ELLEN PICKERING, .

625

Joux POOLE, . .

625 JAMES BOSWELL,

THOMAS INGOLDSBY,

625 LORD SHEFFIELD, .

DOUGLAS JERROLD,

625 DR JAMES CURRIE,

W. M. THACKERAY,

LORD HOLLAND, ..

Miss HARRIET MARTINEAU, .

625 RORERT SOUTHEY,

Effects of Love and Happiness on the Mind,

Dr THOMAS M'CRIE,

THOMAS MILLER

626 MR MOORE, .

The Happy Valley,

626 MR CAMPBELL, .

J. L. PEACOCK,

JAMES PRIOR, .

Freebooter Life in the Forest, from Maid M

SIR JOHN MALCOLM,
DORACE SMITH,

T. H. LISTER, .

GEORGE P. R. JAMES,

628 | PATRICK FRASER TYTLER,

KEv. G. R. GLEIG,

LORD JOHN RUSSELL, .

W. H. MAXWELL, .

628 LORD NUGENT, .

C. LEVER,

628 Rev. J. SMITH,.

SAMUEL LOVER,

628 JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART, .

JORN PENIMORE COOPER,

629

MR HALIBURTON,

629

METAPHYSICAL WRITERS.

W. HARRISON AINSWORTH,

629

PROFESSOR DUGALD STEWART,

SANUEL WARREX,

DR THOMAS BROWN,

Mrs BRAY, . .

629

Desire of the Happiness of Others,

ALBERT SMITH, .

629

SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH, .

HONOURABLE C. A. MURRAY,

JAMES MILL, . .

CHARLES DICKENS,

630

MR BAYLEY,

Death and Funeral of a Pauper,

630

REY, ARCHIBALD ALISON

Sketch of an Original, .

GEORGE COMBE, .

The Happy Mother, .

Distinction between Power and Activity,

HISTORIANS.

WRITERS IN DIVINITY.

WILLIAM MITYORD,

634

Condemnation and Death of Socrates,

634 Dr William PALEY, .

DR JORN GILLIES,

Of Property, . .

SRARON TURNER,

636 The World was Made with a Benevolent Design,

WILLIAM Coxe, .

636 DR RICHARD WATSON,

GEORGE CHALMERS, .

636 Dr Beilly PORTEOUS,

WILLIAM Roscoe,

637 DR SAMUEL HORSLEY,

MALCOLM LAING,

637 | GILBERT WAKEFIELD, .

Joux PINKERTOX, .

MR WILBER FORCE,

CHARLES JAMES Fox, .

1 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 Jorx LINGARD,

Difficulty of Governing & Nation,

An Account of Cromwell's Expulsion of the Parliament

Means of Acquiring Distinction, .

in 1653, .

The Love of our Country,

GEORGE BRODIE,

642DR HERBERT MARSH, .

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DR EDWARD BOUVERIE PUSEY,

656 CAPTAIN JOHN FRANKLIN,

676

MR GLADSTONE, .

657 CAPTAIN Lyon,

676

MR CHRISTMAS, .

657 CAPTAIN BEECHEY,

676

Rev. ROBERT HALL,

657 | THOMAS SIMPSON, . .

676

On Wisdom,

657 WILLIAM SCORESBY,

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

677

Wales, . . . . .

658 CLAUDIUS JAMES Rich,

Rev. John FOSTER,

Hon. GEORGE KEPPEL,

677

On a Changeable Character, from Essay on a

J. S. BUCKINGHAM,

677

Writing Memoirs of Himself,'

658 DR R. R. MADDEN,

DR ADAM CLARKE,

660 JOHN CARNE,

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Rev. ARCHIBALD ALISON,

660 DR ROBERT RICHARDSON,

From the Sermon on Autumn,

660 MR WADDINGTON,

DR ANDREW THOMSON, .

MR HANBURY,

DR THOMAS CHALMERS,

661 Sir John MALCOLM,

677

Inefficacy of mere Moral Preaching,

662 MR MORIER,

677

Picture of the Chase-Cruelty to Animals, ..

SIR WILLIAM OUSELY, .

Insignificance of this Earth,

664 SIR ROBERT KER PORTER,

View of Society in Bagdad,

677

TRAVELLERS.

Rev. HORATIO SOUTHGATE,

JAMES BRUCE, . .

665 Religious Status of Women in the Mohammedan System, 678

HENRY SALT, . . . . .

666 THOMAS CAMPBELL,

. 678

NATHANIFI PEARCE,

666 MRS BROUGHTON, .

MUNGO PARK,

666 SIR JAMES ALEXANDER,

678

African Hospitality, .

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,

| Scene of the Encampment of the Israelites after Crossing

MR RITCHIE,

667 the Red Sea,

LIEUTENANT LYON,

667 | J. L. STEPHENS,

679

MAJOR DENHAM, .

667 SIR JOHN MALCOLM,

679

CAPTAIN CLAPPERTON, .

667 W. MOORCROFT, . .

679

Anecdote Respecting the Sultan Bello,

667 | GEORGE TREBECK,

679

DR OUDNEY,

667 | JAMES BAILIE FRASER,

679

RICHARD LANDER, .

Sketch of a Persian Town, .

Mr BOWDICH,

LIEUTENANT-COLONEL JAMES TOD,

MR CAMPBELL,

668 SIR ALEXANDER BURNES,

679

MR BURCHELL,

LIEUTENANT ARTHUR CONOLLY,

679

JOAN LUDWIG BURCKHARDT,

668 Miss EMMA ROBERTS, .

679

John BAPTIST BELZONI,

MRS POSTANS, .

The Ruins at Thebes,

669 Sacrifice of a Hindoo Widow,

Opening a Tomb at Thebes,

669 LIEUTENANT THOMAS BACON,

J. G. WILKINSON, .

670 Hon. MOUNTSTUART ELPHINSTONE,

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 Baptis

680

DR HOLLAND, . .

671 C. NASH, . .

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,

620

DR CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH,

671 LIEUTENANT VINCENT EYRE

680

WILLIAM MURE,

671 LADY SALE,

680

JOSEPH FORSYTI,

671 Sir GEORGE STAUNTON,

600

The Coliseum,

672 SIR JOHN BARROW,

690

JOHN CHETWODE EUSTACE,

672 HENRY ELLIS, .

680

W. STEWART ROSE,

672 Scene at Pekin, .

681

Hon. R. KEPPEL CRAVEN,

672 | DR ABEL,

600

HENRY MATHEWS, .

672 John FRANCIS DAVIS,

Funeral Ceremony at Rome,

MR GUTZLAFF, .

Statue of the Medicean Venus at Florence,

673 LORD JOCELYN,

632

Miss WALDIE,

COMMANDER J. ELLIOT BINGHAM,

682

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,

MR BECKFORD,

672 | MR MACLEOD,

683

A Morning in Venice,

673 CAPTAIN BASIL HALL,

CAPTAIN John Ross,

674 | HENRY DAVID INGLIS,

SIR EDWARD PARRY,

674 SIR FRANCIS HEAD,

683

Description of the Esquimaux, .

675 Description of the Pampas,

668

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Isaac D'ISRAELI, .

088

CONSTABLE'S MISCELLANY,

SIR EGERTON BRYDGES,

FAMILY LIBRARY, .

JOSEPH RITSON,

688

SACRED CLASSICS,

Francis Douce,

688

EDINBURGH CABINET LIBRARY, &c.

REV. T. D. FOSBROOKE,

688

CHAMBERS's EDINBURGH JOURNAL, ..

THOMAS PENXANT,

688

THE PENNY MAGAZINE, &c.

REY. GILBERT WHITE, . .

ENCYCLOPEDIAS,

Evening Sports of the Rooks, .

G89

REY. WILLIAM GILPIN, .

089

WRITERS ON SCIENCE.

Sunrise and Sunset in the Woods,

SIR UVEDALE PRICE, . .

689 SIR JOHN HERSCHEL, .

WILLIAM COBBETT,

C90 Sir David BREWSTER, .

Early Scenes and Recollections, .

691 CHARLES BABBAGE,

On Field Sports,

691 DR BUCKLAND, .

ROBERT SOUTHEY, . .

6911 MR MURCHISON,

TROMAS DE QUINCEY, .

692 CHARLES LYELL, .

Dreams of the Opium Eater,

692 Sur 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, . .

DR PRITCHARD, .

The Succession of Races of Men,

694 PROFESSOR NICHOL,

Attack upon the Bastille, . .

695 DR NEIL ARNOTT, .

Rev. SIDNEY SMITH, .

Dr Bostock, .

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

edinburgh Review. &c. 696 MR LAWRENCR,

LOBD JEFFREY, .

696 MR Mayo,

The Universality of the Genius of Shakspeare,

697 Dr ELLIOTBOX,

Genius not a source of Unhappinegs to its Possessor,

DR FLETCHER, .
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY,

608 | Dr Roger, .

Mr and MRS HOWITT, . .

698 DR CARPENTER,

JOHN CLAUDIUS LOUDON, .

699 DR COMBE, . .

CHARLES WATERTON,

699 | DR MILLINGEN,

EDWARD JESSE,

699 SIR JAMES CLARK, .

MR RexD, .

SIR HENRY HALFORD,

MR M DIARMID,

DR SOUTHWOOD SNITE,

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,

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

Portrait of Dr Watts, .

5 Horace Walpole, . . . 170 dence of Pollok in Boyhood, 412

View of Abney House, . 5 Portrait of Oliver Goldsmith, . 177 Portrait of Leigh Hunt, . . 129
Portrait of Edward Young, .

Portrait of David Hume, . 182 Portrait of James Smith,
Portrait of James Thomson, .

Portrait of Dr William Robertson, 186 Bust of Professor Wilson, .
View of Thomson's Cottage, . . Portrait of Edward Gibbon, . . 193 Portrait of Mrs Hemans, . .
Portrait of Dr Samuel Johnson,

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 Birth place of Dr Johnson, . 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,

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 Mumination-Scott Meditating near stead,

Schoolmistress, Shropshire, 36 a Ruined castle, . . . 256 Portrait of Ebenezer Elliott, .
View of the Birthplace of Akenside, 43 | Portrait of William Cowper, . .257 Portrait of Robert Burns, .
View of Hagley, the seat of Lord View of Olney Church, . . 257 View of Burns's House, Dumfries,

Lyttelton, . . . . . 47 Monument of Cowper, . . . 258 Portrait of Robert Tannahill, .

Portrait of Thomas Gray, . . 49 View of Austin's Farm, the early Portrait of Allan Cunningham,

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,

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,

youth, . . . . . 68 |

James's Place, . . . 316 Portrait of Mrs Inchbald, .

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, .

Portrait of James Macpherson, .

View of Rydal Lake and Words View of Miss Edgeworth's House,

Portrait of Thomas Chatterton, . 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 Dodsloy's House and Shop in

gate, the last residence of Cole View of Washington Irving's Cot-
Pall Mall, . . . . 115 ridge, . . . . . . 335 tage, . . . . . 696

Portrait of Sir William Jones, . 115 View of Bremhill Rectory, Wiltshire, 345 Portrait of James Morier, . . 604

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 Llook, i . 607

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

349 Autograph of Hook, . . .

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, . 619

Portrait of George Colman, . 141 | View of Moore's Cottage, near De Autograph of Mrs Hall,

Portrait of David Garrick, , . 148 vizes, . . . . . . 366 View of Mrs Hall's residence,

View of Garrick's Villa, near Portrait of Thomas Campbell, . 369 Brompton, . . . . 619

Hampton, . . . . 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,

Portrait of Henry Fielding, . | 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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CYCLOPÆDIA OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

Sirth

Period.

FROM 1727 TO 1780.

POETS.

lity and philosophy with a beautiful simplicity of

expression and numbers, pathetic imagery, and HE fifty-three natural description. Beattie portrayed the roman3+ years 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 imthe 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 În 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 ! attempt to enter the school of polished satire and l 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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