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Page Chap. 1. On Happiness. Harris, 159 11. Henry and Lord Chief Jus2. The same Subject . . Ib. 163 tice . . Shakspeare, 184 3. On Criticism . . Sterne, 169 12. Archbishop of Canterbury 4. On Negroes . . . . Ib. 169
and Bishop of Ely . Ib. 187
13. Hamlet and Horatio . Ib. 189 5. Rivers and Sir Harry False
14. Brutus and Cassius . . Ib. 191
15. Bellarius, Guiderius, and Ar6. Sir John Melvil and Sterling,
viragus . . Clandestine Marriage, 171
. . Ib. 195
16. Juba and Syphax . Cato, 197 7. Belcour and Stockwell, West
17. Edward and Warwick Earl Indian, 176
of Warwick, 201 8. Lord Eustace and Frampton, 18. Hotspur and Glendower School for Rakes, 178
Shakspeare, 205 9. Duke and Lord Shakspeare, 181 19. Hotspur reading a Letter, 16. 206 10. Duke and Jaques . . Ib. 182 20. King John and Hubert, 16. 207
BOOK VII.—DESCRIPTIVE PIECES.
1. Sensibility ... Sterne, 211|18. Morning Hymn . Milton, 250 2. Liberty and Slavery Ib. 212 19. The Progress of Life Shak3. Corporal Trim’s Eloquence 16. 213
speare, 252 4. The Man of Ross. Pope, 21420. The Entry of Bolingbroke and
Richard into London 16. 253 5. The Country Clergyman, Gold. 215
121. Life . . . . . . Ib. 254 6. The Wish ..Green, 217
22. Hotspur's Description of a 7. Grongar Hill . . Dyer, 220
Fop . . . . . Ib. 255 8. Hymn to Adversity Gray, 224 23. Clarence's Dream . . Ib. 256 9. Ode on a Distant Prospect of
24. Queen Mab . . . . Ib. 258 Eton College . . . Ib.
25. The Apothecary . . Ib. 259 10. Elegy written in a Country 26. Ode to Evening . Collins, 260 Churchyard . . . Ib.
27. - Spring, Mrs. Barbauld, 261 11. Warrington Academy Mrs. 28. Domestic Love and Happi
ness . .Thomson, 263 12. Ode to Content . . Ib. 234 29. The Pleasures of Retirement 13. Fear . Collins, 236
Ib. 265 14. Truth. Mason, 237 30. Genius .. . Akenside, 267 15. — Fancy. Warton, 239 31. Greatness . . . . Ib. 268 16. L'Allegro . Milton, 242 32. Novelty . . . . Ib. 270 17. Il Penseroso . . . . Ib. 246|33. Philanthropy . Darwin, 272
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