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HAMBERS'S CYCLOPÆDIA O USCARLU

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ENGLISH LITERATURE

NEW EDITION BY DAVID PATRICK, LL.D.

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HISTORY CRITICAL AND BIOGRAPHI-

CAL OF AUTHORS IN THE ENGLISH
TONGUE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES
TILL THE PRESENT DAY, WITH SPECI-
MENS OF THEIR WRITINGS DE

VOLUME II.

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

PHILADELPHIA

W. & R. CHAMBERS, LIMITED

LONDON AND EDINBURGH

1902

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The following articles in this volume are copyright, 1902, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY in the United States of America :

The Eighteenth Century. By Austin Dobson.
The Revolution Period and After. By Robert Aitken
Jonathan Swift. By George Saintsbury.
Alexander Pope. By George Saintsbury.
Joseph Addison to the poem “ Italy's Misfortune,” page 216. By George Gregory Smith.
Sir Richard Steele to the selection entitled “ Love, Grief, and Death," page 233. By Robert Aitken.
Samuel Richardson. By Austin Dobson.
The Scottish Vernacular Revival. By David Patrick.
Allan Ramsay to the selection “From “The Gentle Shepherd,'” page 314. By William Wallace.
Henry Fielding to the poem entitled “Hunting Song,” page 342. By Austin Dobson.
Laurence Sterne to the end of the first paragraph on page 405. By George Saintsbury.
Oliver Goldsmith to the poem entitled “The Traveller,” page 481. By Austin Dobson.
William Blake to the poem entitled “Song,” page 719. By James Douglas.
Robert Fergusson to the poem entitled “ Verses written at the Hermitage of Braid,” page 806. By William

Wallace.
Robert Burns to the poem entitled “Tam o' Shanter,” page 819. By William Wallace.

The short essays on the Revolutionary Period and the Age of Queen Anne are by Mr Robert Aitken. CHATTERTON and CRABBE are two of the numerous articles by the late Mr Francis Hindes Groome, and JAMES BOSWELL is by the Rev. Thomas Davidson. The biographical part of Pope is the original article by Dr Carruthers, revised by Professor Saintsbury, who has rewritten the critical portion. The Editor is indebted to Mr Austin Dobson for revising Gay and PRIOR, to Dr Robertson Nicoll for revising SAMUEL JOHNSON and JANE AUSTEN, and to Mr Alexander Anderson for revising THOMAS CAMPBELL and LADY NAIRNE. Over a hundred English authors are dealt with in this volume who were not named in the old edition ; and about as many are illustrated by extracts who in the former edition were passed over with little more than a mere mention. The literary history of the United States will form a separate division of the work; the American authors of the eighteenth century will accordingly be treated along with those of the nineteenth in the concluding volume, where will be found also the sections on the literature of Canada, Australia, and other British oversea dominions. Miss Foxcroft's supplement to Burnet's History of My Own Time, the second volume of Mr Sichel's Bolingbroke, and Paul Lukmann's Bernard de Mandeville are amongst works that became available only after the sheets in this volume bearing on these authors had gone to press.

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