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115. Pragmatical meddling with other men's matters R. South

116. Oliver Cromwell—his speech to Sir Matthew Hale . E. Burke

117. Toleration of Christianity under Valerian

E. Gibbon

118. Political hatred

7. Addison


The Emperor Majorian, his zeal in preserving the

ancient edifices of Rone

E. Gibbon

English and French Gardens.

7. Addison

Gaiety and good humour

S. Johnson

122. Felicity and industry

Sir H. Wotton


M. Porcius Cato repulsed from the Consulship


Character of Justinian

E. Gibbon

125. Epitaphs

S. Johnson

1 26. Universal happiness-plan for devising impossible


True standard of the arts

E. Burke

128. Letter


Marie Antoinette

E. Burke

130. Warren Hastings-his appearance on his trial : Lord Macaulay




Our natural faculties limited

133. Of debt

134. Human nature, by whom vilified

7. Addison

135. Of the true greatness of kingdoms

Lord Bacon

136. The force of custom

in regard to a future life

7. Addison

137 Astronomy

.138. Character of Oliver Cromwell

Lord Clarendon


Benefits of learning

140. How flatterers are to be avoided

N. Machiavelli


Man's ingratitude

W. Paley

142. Indifference to outward circumstances

Lord Bolingbroke


Character of Thomas Cromwell

G. Burnet


What kind of knowledge a student ought to attain I. Barrow

145. Ridicule, the talent of ungenerous teinpers

7. Addison

146. Letter to the Duke of Grafton


147. The original political state of the Roman Commons T. Arnold

148. Latter days of Oliver Cromwell

D. Hume

149. Agriculture

150. Argument for love of God

7. Taylor

151. Prospect of death

152. The danger of procrastination

A. Cowley


The virtue of a commander


Character of John Hampden.

Lord Clarendon

155. Character of the Barbarians

E. Gibbon

156. Sylla, apparent inconsistency in his character T. Arnold

157. Cicero

Conyers Middleton

158. Certain imputations against learning

Lord Bacon


Cardinal Wolsey

Lord Herbert

160. The estimate of an enemy as well as a friend de-

serves attention

7. Addison

161. Prospect of the ruins of Rome in the 15th century E Gibbon


Nelson .

R. Southey

163. Sertorius

Long's Plutarch

164. How to procure contentedness

7. Taylor

165. Punishment by ex post facto legislation

166. Virtue requires trial and exercise

7. Milton

167. Visit to the site of the mansion of Cornelia
168. Impiety of Dionysius
169. The battle of Edge-hill, A.D. 1642

Lord Clarendex


Effects of education upon character

D. Hume


The English Ambassador at the court of the Ein-

peror of Moscovia, A.D. 1583

7. Milton


Mere assent to moral propositions,

W. Paley


Fiesco's exhortations to the conspirators

W. Robertson


Letter to Buonamattai

7. Milton


F. Cortes

W. Robertson

176. Talent of ridicule in the possession of an ill-condi-

tioned man

7. Addison


Lord Bacon

178. The study of the elegiac poets



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179. The course of nature

180. Rhetorical blandishments

E. Burke

181. Belisarius, his repulse of the Goths from Rome E. Gibbon

182. Moral slavery

Lord Clarendon

183. Excess of care

S. Johnson

184. Contemplation of death

Sir R. Steele

185. Superficial, not sound learning inimical to Religion Lord Bacon

186. The cavaliers, their claims on Royal favour. Lord Macaulay

187. Arguments of the Royalists

Lord Macaulay

188. Character

189. Intellect of Adam in Paradise

R. South

190. Cicero, his want of fortitude

Lord Bolingbroke

191. Death of Lorenzo de Medici

W. Roscoe

192. Extravagance .

Sir R. Steele

Want of earnestness about life



Dissemination of falsehood

S. Johnson

195. Character of William Villiers, Lord Viscount Grand


Lord Clarendon

196. Cæsar's passage of the Rubicon

C. Merivale

197. Discipline in a regiment how best promoted

198. Sir W. Temple, his remonstrance with Charles II. . D. Hume



W. Paley


The Duke of York and Marshal Turenne : Lord Clarendon

Sad issue of eminent merit

R. South

202. Learning insures immortality

Lord Bacon

203. Muley-Hascen restored to the kingdom of Tunis W. Robertson


William the Third

Lord Macaulay

205. Qualifications of an historian :

R. Ascham

206-7. Of Ambition

7. Addison

208-9. King Charles II., his return

R. South

The pleasure of study and contemplation

Bishop Hall


Sir H. Wotton

The active man

Sir H. Wotton

213-14. Conspiracy of the Pazzi

W. Roscoe

215. Death of Lorenzo de' Medici .

W. Roscoe

216. Lady Jane Grey and Edward

H. Coleridge

217. Cortes appointed commander by Velasquez .

W. Robertson

218. Introduction to History of England

Lord Macaulay

219. Profligacy of politicians in the reign of Charles II. Lord Macaulay


C. Merivale

Charles the Fifth, his resignation of his dominions : W. Robertson

Bountifulness of nature

I. Barrow


The battle of Salices, A.D. 377

E. Gibbon

224. Perception of the sublime

7. Ruskin

225. Vestiges of the past

7. A. Froude

226. Salutary innovation

Lord Brougham

London after the battle of the Boyne

Lord Macaulay

228. Death of Catherine, Queen of Henry VIII.

D. Hume

229. Do as you would be done to .

7. Selden


Sir W. Ralegh and the king of Aromaia

Sir W. Ralegh

231. Of Obscurity

A. Cowley


Character of Marcus Porcius Cato of Utica

Conyers Middleton


Civil war in Scotland

Sir W. Scott


The Druidical worship, its partial refinement E. Burke


Humane conduct of Hannibal to his prisoners T. Arnold

236. Dorislaus killed at the Hague

Lord Clarendon

237. William III., his early life and education

Lord Macaulay

238. Popularity, not to be sought nor despised

Lord Clarendon

239. The arts and sciences.

0. Goldsmith

240. Antiquity of the Jews, a great prerogative

H. Coleridge

241. Queen Elizabeth and the sovereignty of the United


D. Hume

242. Norman Conquest, extraordinary facility of . E. Burke


Character of Caius Marius

Conyers Middleton


Constitutions, when most to be commended.

A. Sydney

245. Battle of Marston Moor, fought July, A.D. 1644 H. Coleridge

246. Cromwell and the title of King

Lord Clarendon

247. Reflection on the tombs in Westminster Abbey 7. Addison


248. Fortune, mistaken notions concerning her

Sir T. Browne


Constantine the Great-his vast prodigality.

E. Gibbon

250. Gradual development of the English Constitution Lord Macaulay

251. Enquiry into the nature of the understanding 7. Locke

252. National Assembly of France, their constraint E. Burke

253. Augustus' resignation of his usurped power .

E. Gibbon


Introduction to the apology for Smectymnus 7. Milton

255. Henry VIII. and the Emperor Charles V.

W. Robertson


Orders of both Houses for subscribing money and

plate for the defence of the king refused, A.D. 1642 Lord Clarendon

257. Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. G. Buchanan

258. The desire of communicating knowledge

H. Mackenzie

259. The Emperor Julian-his initiation and fanaticism. E. Gibbon

260. Considerations on death

7. Taylor

261. Character of King Charles I..

D. Hume

262. Preference of the right hand, natural to man Sir C. Bell

263. Character of Queen Elizabeth

D. Hume

264 Atheists—their foolish credulity concerning atvins R. Bentley

265. Letter to Romilly on Fontenelle


266. English taste for the Italian opera

7. Addison

267. Twofold type of character common among men

W. Paley

268. William the Third, coldness of his manners.

Lord Macaulay

269. Trial of Algernon Sydney, A.D. 1683.

D. Hume


Mischievous effects of unseasonable liberty

271. The reduction of Veii by M. Furius Camillus B. G. Niebuhr

272. Character of the Spanish inquisition.

W. H. Prescott

273- Paramount value of good counsellors to princes B. Jonson

274. Character of King Charles I.

H. Hallam

275- Operations before the battle of Flodden-field Lord Herbert

276. Prospect of death-pleasure of-to the righteous

277. Preparation for death

278. Eagerness for emigration in America

W. Robertson

279. Character of an hyperbolical fop by Seneca . A. Cowley

280-2. Devastation of the Carnatic by Hyder Ali Khan E. Burke

283. Eloquence, how it differs from the other fine arts

284. Christians ought to live as they would die

285. The Gonfaloniere di Justicia at Florence

H. Hallam

286. Character of Charles II

: D. Hume

287. Riches are unable to confer real happiness

288. Nature and situation of the castle of Dumbarton G. Buchanan

289. An African's speech

B. Franklin

290 Warren Hastings, brought to the Bar of the House Lord Macaulay
291. Virgil-his Æneid and its defects

B. G. Niebuhr



W. Couper


Advice to those living in bondage to the world

294. Sympathetic revenge a duty.

E. Burke

295. The true test of a good government


296. Deliberations of the seven Magians


The wisest men think for themselves

298. Man's happiness regulated by his own behaviour 7. Butler


Benefits of truthfulness


300. Advice to Prince Henry Frederick

Sir W. Ralegh

301. Lord Bacon, his demeanour at his impeachment E. Burke


Effects of usurious transactions in the Carnatic E. Burke


Prudence cannot always command success



The Earls of Lanrick and Lautherdale

Lord Clarendore

305. Justice is slow-injury quick and rapid

E. Burke

306. Plato, his illustrations of moral instruction

7. Mackintosh

307. Augustus Cæsar-character of his sovereignty C. Merivale

308. A mercenary war difficult to be sustained

E. Burke

309. Knowledge increases power.

Lord Bacon

310. A walk upon the sea-shore

H. W. Longfelloze

311. Cardinal Wolsey, his character

Lord Herbert

312. Retrospect of life, suggestive of humility

F. Jeffrey

313. Frederic, Count of Schomberg

Lord Macaulay


The Carnatic

E. Burke


Of Self-praise

D. Hume

316. Every man's business is no man's

T. Arnold

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Of Boldness

Lord Bacon

318. Dialogue between Benedict and D. Pedro :

W. Shakespeare








Character of King Henry VIII.

Lord Herbert


Familiar instances the best

Lord Bacon



7. Milton

325 Speech of William before the battle of Hastings D. Hume


American hunting

W. Robertson

327. Letter to H. Cromwell

A. Pope

328. Mental sufferings

Excessive anxiety for life

7. Addison



siege of Gloucester raised, A.D. 1643 : Lord Clarendon


Innate goodness of nature

1. Barrow


Of Falsehood

S. Par

333-4. The being of God proved

1. Barrow


Mentem e caelesti demissam traximus arce

1. Barrow

336. Our incapacity to discover all things in the world 1. Barrow

337. Elizabeth, Queen of King Edward IV

Lord Bacon

338. Sickness of Queen Elizabeth.

D. Hume

339. A Jewish tradition concerning Moses

7. Hughes

340. National troubles and personal happiness

S. Johnson


National character,-its source and development D. Hume


Reason and fancy

S. Johnson


The men of the eighteenth Century

344. Alaric accepts a ransom from the Romans

E. Gibbon

345. Qualities requisite for good government

E. Burke

346. The probability of the Resurrection.

7. Pearson


A letter from Sir William Temple

Sir W. Temple

348. A letter from the Earl of Orford to General Churchili


Transformations of language

S. Johnson


Relation of the States of the Latin name to Rome : Ti Arnold


Professions of latitudinarianism

7. 7. Blunt

352. Pompey the Great-his miserable death

Conyer's Middleton

353. Too high opinions of human nature

0. Goldsmith

354. Poverty-how regarded by poets and philosophers . S. Johnson

355 State of England after the Battle of Bosworth

356. Majorian-his epistle to the senate

E. Gibbon

Virtue has not its full scope here

7. Butler

358-9. An ideal perfectly virtuous kingdom

7. Butler


Character of Sir Robert Walpole

Lord Chesterfield

361. Inequalities of fortune

W. Paley

362. Knowledge of first principles, how attained

363. Advantage of the uncertainty of death

W. Paley

364. The happiness of sentient beings

W. Paley

365. The Gentoos—their distribution into castes .

E. Burke

366. Wellington's attack at Salamanca, A. D. 1812 W. F. P. Napier

367. Adventure at the battle of Naseby, A. D. 1645

Lord Clarendon

363. The Earl of Essex seizes Cirencester, A. D. 1643

Lord Clarendon

369. Story of King Henry VII. and an astrologer S. Knight


British Government in India, A.D. 1783

E. Burke

371. Painful memory of departed folly

C. Babbage

Close of last speech against Warren Hastings E. Burke

373 Character of King James the First

374. Of Dissimulation

Lord Bacon

375 Gulliver and the ships of the Blefuscüdians :

: 7. Swift

Desire of perfection-not always commendable



378. Successive growth and decay of plants

379. Mustapha, heir to Solyman the Magnificent

W. Robertson

380. Character of Henry VIII., king of England

Ulpian Fulwell

381. Letter to his Mother on the loss of his Aunt

T. Gray.

382. The evidences of Christianity

7. Davison

383. Proper employment of time

1. Barrow


Effects of a life of labour on the poor

A. Smith

385. Prevalent fashion of censuring public officers

I. Barrow

386. Lady Jane Grey accepts the crown .

D. Hume



387. A field of battle described

388. Literature in the seventeenth century

389. Immorality of the old Romans

390. King Henry VII. after the battle of Stoke

Lord Bacon

391. The Earl of Essex before Reading, A. D. 1643 Lord Clarendon

392. The searcher after truth

S. T. Coleridge

393. William of Normandy-his character

E. Burke

394. Milton-his blindness

H. Hallam

395. The Buccaneers

W. Russell

396. The Poet, the monarch of all sciences

Sir P. Sidney

397. Character

398. Massacre during the French Revolution

399. Foreign government of Italy

400. Life as a state of probation

W. Paley

401, Siege of Badajoz, A, D, 1812

W.F. P. Napier

402. Motion for the repeal of the American Stanıp Act E. Burke

403. The Villa Pliniana on the Lake of Como

P. B. Shelley

404. Repulse of the Tlascalans by Cortes, A. D. 1519 W.H. Prescott

405. The successive stages of intellectual progress

406. Death of Nicholas di Rienzi, A. D. 1354

E. Gibbon

407. Devoted patriotism

408. Disadvantages of an exalted reputation


409. Political discontents

E. Burke

410. Moderation in both circumstances

7. Addison

411-12... The highest prosperity a forerunner of decay C. Thirlwall

413. Charles V. in the expedition against Algiers

W. Robertson

414. Letter

415. Letter to Mr Nicholls .

T. Gray

418. The origin of mourning apparel

417-18. Character of Julius Cæsar

419. Emulation not to be confined to a narrow sphere

420. The sedatives of anger

421. Canning on the Spanish cause, A. D. 1809

R. Southey

422. Sir John Moore

W.F. P. Napier


Lord Raglan-his conduct in the Crimean campaign

424. Enterprising spirit of the Carthaginian government T. Arnold

425. Distinct species of oratory

Sir W. Jones

426. The Sienese and Charles

V. and Cosmo De' Medici w. Robertson



Sir W. Ralegh

428. Edwin and his pagan priesthood, A. D. 597

H. H. Milman

429. Parallel between Lysias and Isæus

Sir W. Jones

430. Marshal Ney-his betrayal of the Bourbons

Sir W. Scott

431. The Spaniards—justification of


Plato and Seneca on the uses of adversity

T. Hughes

433. Warren Hastings

E. Burke

434. Preservation of the purity of a language-a great

benefit to society

7. Milton

A letter on the qualifications of an historian :

7. Milton

436. Proneness to look into futurity

7. Addison

437. Excellencies of the Greek and Roman historians H. Felton

438. Defeat and death of Valens, A. D. 378

E. Gibbon

439. Empire of reason so called

E. Burke


Charles I.-his escape from Hampton Court Lord Clarendon

441. What constitutes intemperateness

7. Ruskin

442. Spirit of the English Constitution

E. Burke

443. The reality of what is truly before us

444. Pervading influence of ambition

7. Hughes

445. The English language—its gradual improvement S. Johnson

446. The retreat from Moscow

447. Scene in Rasselas

S. Johnson

448. Description of the Campagna of Rome under even-

ing light

7. Ruskin

449. The ocean dried up

T. Burnet

450. The world a heap of ruins

T. Burnet

451. Story of Malcolm III. king of Scotland

Lord Lyttelton

452. Of Agriculture

A. Cowley

453. The praise of a country life

H. Vaughan

454. Qualification of women for rule

H. Coleridge

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