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A HISTORY, CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL, OF BRITISH
AND AMERICAN AUTHORS, WITH SPECIMENS

OF THEIR WRITINGS,

ORIGINALLY EDITED BY ROBERT CHAMBERS, LL..

THIRD EDITION,

REVISED BY ROBERT CARRUTHERS, LL.D.

IN EIGHT VOLUMES.

VOL. V.

NEW YORK :
AMERICAN BOOK EXCHANGFC,

TRIBUNE BUILDING.

1830.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS-VOL. V.

C

SEVENTH PERIOD.

PAGB,

The Anti-Jacobin Poetry..

46

1780—1830: THE REIGNS OF GEORGE Ships of the Line in Þort, by Can-

GEORGE NII. AND GEORGE IV.

ning

47

The Friend of Humanity and the

POETS.

Knife-grinder..

47

PAGE.

Song by Rogero in “The Rovers”. 48

, William Jones (1746-1794.).

2 Canning's Epitaph on his Son.... 49

Ode in Imitation of Alcæus..

4

Dr. John Wolcot (1738-1819)..

50

5

Persian Song of Hafiz..

53

Epitaph on Dr. Johnson.

Concluding Sentence of Berkeley's

The Pilgrims and the Peas..

53

- Siris" Imitated

5 The Apple Dumplings and the King 54

! Tetastric from the Persian

Whitbread's Brewery visited by their

Nathaniel Cotton (1707-1708).

6

Majesties.

55

The Fireside.

6

Lord Gregory-Epigram on Sleep 58

William Cowper (1731-1800).

The Rev. W. Crowe (circa 1746-1829).. 59

7

Character of Chatham

11

Wreck of the “ Halsewell”

59

The Greenland Missionaries.

12

The Miseries of War

59

Rural Sounds.

13

Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)..

60

The Diversified Character of Cre Sonnets

61.

ation..

13 Recollections of English Scenery.

62

From “ Conversation

16 Susanna Blamire (1747-1794).

63

On the Receipt of his Mother's Pic The Nabob..

63

ture..

16 What Ails this Heart O' Mine ?..... 64

Voltaire and the Lace-worker.

Auld Robin Forbes

64

To Mary (Mrs. Unwin).

18 Mrs. Barbauld (1743-1825)

65

Winter Evening in the Country. 19 Life

65

Love of Nature.

21 Ode to Spring:

66

English Liberty.

22 To a Lady with Painted Flowers 67

Yardley Oak...

24 Hymn to Content.

67

John Gilpin...

25 Mrs. Opie (1769-1853)-Mrs. Hunter

William Hayley (1745-1820)

28

(1742-1821)—Mrs. Anne Grant

Tribute to a Mother on her Death.. 28 (1755-1838)–Mrs. Mary Tighe

Epitaphs on Cowper and Mrs. Un-

(1773-1810)

67

win..

30 The Orphan Boy's Tale

68

Dr. Erasmus Darwin (1731-1802 .....) 30 Songs-- The Death Song

69

Extracts from “Loves of the Plants" 31 The Lot of Thousands

70

Invocation to the Goddess of Botany 34 On a Sprig of Heath...

Destruction of Sennacherib's Army 35 The Highland Poor

71

Death of Eliza at the Battle of Min From Mrs. Tighe's,“ Psyche

den

36 The Lily...

73

Song to May-Song to Echo. 37 Robert Bloomfield (1766-1823)

74

Miss Seward (1747-1809).
37 Humble Pleasures

75

The Rolliad (Politica' Satires).

33 Harvest

76

Character of Mr. Pitt..

39 Rosy Hannah

77

William Gifford (1756-1826)

39 Lines to my Children

77

Degenrracy cf Modern Literature.. 41 Description of a Blind Youth

78

A Reviewer compared to a Toad.... 43 Banquet of an English Squire..... 78

The Grave of Anna......

44 The Soldier's Home.

80

Greenwich Hill.................... 45. John Leyden (1775-1811)

81

..... 18

71

....105

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PAGE.

PAGE.

Sonnet on Sabbath Morn

84 Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) . . 146

Ode to an Indian Gold Coin........ 84 Extract from “ Wallensteiu".

...150

From "The Mermaid”

85 Epitaph for Himself...

.152

Herry Kirke White (1785-106). 86 Extract from * Christabel"

154

To an Early Primrose..

88 The Rime of the Ancient Mariner ..155

Sonnet

89 From the “Ode to the Departing

The Star of Bethlehem..

89

Year.

160

| Britain a Thousand Years hence.... 89 Hymn in the Vale of Chamolni. .161

The Christiad

90 Love.

163

James Grahame 1765-1811)...

90 From “Frost at Midnight.”

.164

Apostrophe to Scotland.

91 Love, Hope, and Patience in Educa-

From “The Sabbath ".

92

tion...

164

A Summer Sabbath Walk.

93 Youth and Age.

.165

An Autumn Sabbath Walk.

94 Importance of Method

165

A Winter Sabbath Walk

95 Rev. William Lisle Bowles (1762-1850) 166

To My Son.......

96 Sonnets: To Time-Winter Even-

The Thanksgiving off Cape Trafal-

ing-Hope-Bamborough Castle.167

gar

96 South American Scenery..

.168

Ceorge Crabbe (1754-1832)

97 Sun-dial in a Churchyard.. . 169

Parish Workhouse and Apothecary 102 Blanco-White (1775-1841)

.169

Isaac Ashford, A Noble Peasant ...103 Sonnet on Night .

.169

Phæbe Dawson..

Robert Southey (1774-1843).

..170

Dream of the Condemned Felon ...106 Extract from “ Joan of Arc”. ..171

Story of a Betrothed Pair.. ..107 Night in the Desert From “Tha-

An English Fen–Gipsies

..109

173

Gradual Approaches of Age. .110 Padalon, or the Indian Hades

174

Song of the Crazed Maiden

111 Love...

..175

Sketches of Autumn

..111

A Moonlight Scene in Spain.... ..176

Samuel Rogers (1763-1855),

..112 Wordsworth's Epitaph on Southey..178

From “The Pleasures of Memory”..114

The Battle of Blenheim

.179

From "Human Life".

.117 The Holly Tree

..179

Ginevra.-From Italy

.118 Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864).....181

An Italian Song....

.120 Short Extracts from “Gebir' and

Written in the Highlands of Scot-

“ Count Juliano

.182

land

120 Clifton-The Maid's Lament-Six-

Pæstum-From “Italy”.

..120

teen

182

On a Tear

..122 Conversation between Lords Chat-

William Blake (1757-1827).

..122

ham and Chesterfield.

..185

To the Muses-Song

.123 Conversation between William Penn

| Introduction to “Songs of Inno-

and Lord Peterborough... .186

cence"

124 Grandiloquent Writing— Milton ....187

The Lamb—The Tiger.

124 Edwin Atherstone (1778-1872)

........187

William Wordsworth (1770-1850).....124 Banquet in Sardanapalus's Palace. .188

Extracts from “The Excursion "...129 Charles Lamb (1775-1834).

.189

A Noble Peasant..

..129 Forest Scenes-From "John Wood-

The Deaf Dalesman....

..131

vil”

.190

London, 1802

.134 To Hester-The Old Familiar Faces.193

The World is too much with Us....134 A Farewell to Tobacco..

.194

Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Dream Children, a Reverie... .195

1803

Poor Relations.

197

On King's College Chapel, Cam The Origin of Roast Pig

.198

bridge...

.135 William Sotheby (1757-1833)

..200

Lines : Lucy.

...136 Lines on Staffa.

...200

We are Seven..

..137

Approach of Saul and his Guards..201

A Portrait

.137 | Edward, Lord Thurlow (1781-1829) ...202

Lines composed above l'intern Abo Song to May-Sonnets..

202

bey

.138

To a Bird that haunted the waters of

Picture of Christmas Eve

141

Lacken in the Winter..

.203

To a Highland Girl

.142

Thomas Moore (1779-1852)..

, 142

A Moonlight Scene at Sea..........205

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