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WRITERS AND BOOKS

By

JOHN N. CRAWFORD
(J. N. C.)

WITH AN INTRODUCTION

BY

HORATIO W. SEYMOUR

VOLUME II.

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CHARLES H. SERGEL COMPANY

CopyRIGHT, 1903, BY ELLEN C. CRAwford.

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CONTENTS.
WOL. II

4 PAGE

HOLLAND HOUSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3

HENRY LUTTRELL, WIT AND POET. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

LADY BLESSINGTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

FELICLA HEMANS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

SIR JOHN BowRING, MERCHANT, DIPLOMAT, LINGUIST.... 80

THOMAS HOOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

WINTHROP MACKWORTH PRAED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

SIR HENRY TAYLOR... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

JoANNA BAILLIE, A FORGOTTEN DRAMATIST... . . . . . . . . . . 54

JANE AUSTEN AND MARIA EDGEWORTH................... 60

MISS PORTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

LADY MORGAN, “THE WILD IRISH GIRL!”................ 75

Two OLD NOVELS....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

THEODORE HOOK, HUMORIST... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

GEORGE Borrow, SCHOLAR, GYPSY, PRIEST.............. 100

MARY RUSSELL MITFORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108

THE EDINBURGH REVIEW... ............................ 113

FRANCIS JEFFREY, GREAT EDITOR AND CRITIC. ........... 119

SYDNEY SMITH, HUMORIST AND REVIEWER................ 124

GIFFORD AND THE “QUARTERLY”......................., 131

JOHN WILSON CROKER, AN OLD-TIME REVIEWER.......... 137

JOHN GIBSON LOCKHART, A “QUARTERLY." REVIEwBR.... 143

“BLACKWOOD's MAGAZINE"............................. . 149

PROF. JOHN WILSON, ONE OF THE KINGS OF MEN....... . . . 154

WILLIAM MAGINN, SCHOLAR, HUMORIST, BoHEMIAN....... 160

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FRANCIS MAHONY–FATHER PROUT....................... 167

WILLIAM HAZLITT, GREAT ENGLISH CRITIC............... 171

CHARLES LAMB, MOST GENIAL OF ESSAYISTs.............. 178

THOMAS DE QUINCEY.................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 185

RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM, A. FAMOUS HUMORIST......... 192

LoRD MACAULAY........................................ 198

“MOCK PEARLS OF BIOGRAPHY"......... ... • * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 206

BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD....... ..... 213

THOMAS CARLYLE....................................... 216

JoBN STUART MILL..................................... , 221

MR. AND MRS. GEORGE GROTE.......... ................. 227

“EOTHEN’” BY ALEXANDER WILLIAM KINGLAKE.......... 234

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING.......................... 241

LOVE LETTERS OF Two POETs............................ 246

RICHARD HENGIST HORNE................................ 252

BULWER-LYTTON ....................................... 257

G. P. R. JAMES......................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 264

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY........................ 269

CHARLES DICKENS..................................... . . 283

WILKIE COLLINS........................................, 293

LADY CAROLINE NORTON ............................... 298

ARTHUR HELPs.......................................... 305

RUSKIN'S “MODERN PAINTERS’’. . . . . . . . . to e - - - - - - - - - - e. e. e. e. e. 313

RUSKIN AS POLITICAL ECONOMIST........................ 319

DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI. .............................. 325

WILLIAM MORRIS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................... 331

TRANSLATOR OF OMAR KHAYYAM........................ 338

RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES............................. 343

THE BRONTÉ NovELS AND THEIR AUTHORs. ............. 349

GEORGE ELIOT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355

AUTHOR OF “WESTWARD HO’’...... ............ - - - - - - - 360

NOVELS OF CHARLES READE............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 866

PHILIP JAMES BAILEY.. .................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372

DOBSON'S CAREER............................. . . . . . . . . . . . 378

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGH... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382

WALTER BAGEHOT, BUSINESS MAN IN LITERATURE........ 387

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