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THE

GLEANER:

A SERIES OF

PERIODICAL ESSAYS;

SELECTED AND ARRANGED FROM

SCARCE OR NEGLECTED VOLUMES,

WITH

AN INTRODUCTION, AND NOTES,

BY

NATHAN DRAKE, M. D.

AUTHOR OF

ESSAYS ON

LITERARY HOURS,” AND OF
PERIODICAL LITERATURE."

apis Matine
More modoque,
Grata carpentis thyma per laborem
Plurimum.

HOR.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

London:
PRINTED FOR SUTTABY, EVANCE, AND

co. STATIONERS' Court; AND
ROBE":T BALDWIN, PATER-VOSTER ROW; ALSO FOR WILLIAM BLACK 1000,
EDINBURGH, AND MICHAEL KEENE, DUBLIN.

CEROX LIBYATTA

NEW YORK

e, Harfin'Prinler, Wew Bridge Street, London,

No.

FAGE.

LXIX. On the passion of revenge

142

LXX. Death, the fear of it irrational

149

LXXI. Zulima and the Talisman; an Oriental

tale

154

LXXII. The same concluded

161

LXXIII. Description of animalcules in water 169

LXXIV. On epic poetry

182

LXXV. On the subserviency of the several series

of beings in the visible creation to one

another

189

LXXVI. The Innkeeper, a story

197

LXXVII. The same concluded ...

203

LXXVIII. Observations on the echini marini or

sea-eggs +

210

LXXIX. On tragedy. Ode to Horror

220

LXXX. On proneness to contempt, as an almost

certain sign of a depraved mind and a

233

LXXXI. On the Sabbath, its institution and design 241

LXXXII. Muley Hassein, an Arabian tale

250

LXXXIII. On comedy

259

LXXXIV. Carnation with its insects, viewed by a

microscope

268

LXXXV. On the study of the Bible

275

LXXXVI. Magiscatzin in search of happiness, a tale 283

LXXXVII. The same continued ..

289

LXXXVIII. The same concluded

297

LXXXIX. On the inhabitants of the exterior of an

oyster-shell ..

304

XC. The same concluded

311

XCI. On the neglect of English artists

317

XCII. A view of Parnassus, a dream

326

XCIII. On the advantages of reading

334

XCIV. Observations on reptiles in frozen vege-

tables

344

XCV. On modern genius. Ode

351

XCVI. Sacrifice to the Graces, a dream

360

XCVII. On the silence of Dido at the sight of

Æneas.

368

XCVIII. Observations on a song of Beaumont and

Fletcher

376,

XCIX. On Virgil's treatment of the character of

Amata ..

385

C. An election in Parnassus, a dream 395

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