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tracts from this author I have added two papers on Sir Roger de Coverley, and a portion of his poetical Epistle to Lord Halifax. I left out the two hymns, beginning, “ When all thy mercies, () my God," and, “ How are thy servants blest, O Lord,” because it is very doubtful whether he wrote them. Addison introduces them in the Spectator, as if they were the production of another; and the editor of Andrew Marvell's works, Edward Thompson, makes it appear very probable that they were written by his author, as they were found among his manuscripts in his hand-writing, with some variations.Gar. His letter on the “ Village Lovers" is a gem.-Swift. His satire on “Transubstantiation” is omitted for two reasons: the subject is too sacred for such a weapon, and the doctrine too absurd for refutation. Instead of this, the reader will find a still more humorous piece,—that on “ Partridge's Death."-Pope. The extracts from the “ Essay on Criticism," the “ Essay on Man," and his " Letter to Steele," additional; and the extracts from the “Rape of the Lock” better arranged.-THOMson.The Loves of the Birds," "A Summer Scene,” “A Thunder-Shower,” “The Springs of Rivers,” and “A Man perishing in the Snows of Winter," additional.—BOLINGBROKE. “The Use of History,” additional.-GRAY. His “Ode on a distant Prospect of Eton College,” the exquisitely beautiful “Song," and the four " Letters," additional. GOLDSMITH. The “Scenery of the Alps,” and the “History of a Poet's Garden," take the place of " Alcander and Septimius," a rather unnatural story BLACKSTONE. His remarks on “The Origin and Right of Property," omitted, as altogether too dry.—Johnson. “Gayety and Good-Humor," " The Conversation of Authors," " Books and Tradition," " Prevention of Evil Habits,” and " Parallel between Pope and Dryden,” additional.—Lowth. His “ Remarks on the Sublimity of the Prophet Isaiah," who will not value?-Joxes. His beautiful letter on “ Milton's Residence," additional.-BURKE. "John Howard,” « Sir Joshua Reynolds,” “ Rights of Man," “ Noisy Politicians," all addi. tional.-Juxits. This author had rather more than his share before: I therefore omitted two letters of less importance.-CowPER. “The Wounded Spi. rit Healed," " The Guilt of making Man Property," " The Diverting History of John Gilpin," and five letters, “Cowper's Amusements," “ Writing upon Any Thing," "An Epistle in Rhyme," “ Expects Lady Hesketh, &c.," « Translation of Homer, &c.," all additional.

Such are the most important additions and alterations which have been made in the second edition. But there is hardly an author that remains precisely as before. In almost every one, some additional notes will be found, and the number of verbal alterations is very great. This is owing to the fact that the second proof of this edition I have read very carefully with a most experienced and critical proof-reader, by the best original edition of each author. One would be surprised to see how many errors have crept into the various reprints. To give but two specimens: the fourth line of the “ Emigrants," of Marvell, reads in the common editions, “ The listening winds received their song." It should be this song;" and then the song follows, and not in verses as usually printed. The last line but one of Cowper's eulogy on John Bunyan usually reads, “And not with curses on his heart:" it should be

And not with curses on his art, who stole

The gem of truth from his unguarded soul. Numerous cases of a similar character might be cited; but I have already said quite enough of my own efforts to improve this edition: the Publishers, it will be seen, have done their part in a style of unusual beauty; so that, I believe, scarcely any book has been offered to the public at so moderate a price, if the amount of reading matter and the style of mechanical execution be taken into view PAILADELPHIA, September 2, 1848.

C. DC.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

fax. I left out the two hynins,
," and, “ How are thy servants
jether he wrote them. Addison

ere the production of another; , Edward Thompson, makes it en by his author, as they were Friting, with some variations.{ gem.-SWIFT. His satire on sis: the suliject is too sacred for for refutation. Instead of this is piece --that on “ Partridge's ly on Criticism," the “Essay on and the extracts from the "Rape · The Lores of the Birds," "A e Springs of Rivers," and "A

itional.-Boling BROKE. "The e on a distant Prospect of Eron the four " Letters," additional.

the History of a Poet's Gar-
us," a rather unnatural story..
und Right of Property," omitted,
ad Good-Humor," " The Conver-

rerention of Evil Habits," and
onal.Lowth. His "Remarks
will not value Joxes. His
tional.-BORRE." John How.
** * Noisy Politicians," all addj.
e than his share before: I there
Towpen. "The Wounded Spi-
erty," " The Diverting History
Amusements," " Writing upon
s Lady Hesketh, &c.," * Trans-

Addisor, JOSEP . . 374 | COWLEY, ABRAHAM
ÅKINSIDE, MARK . . . 578 CowPER, WILLIAM .
ÅRBUTINOT, JOHN . . 419 | Crasiaw, RICHARD ;
Ascuam, ROGER . . . 74 | Daniel, SAMUEL . .
Bacon, FRANCIS . . 159 DavenaNT, WILLIAM .
BARBOUR, JOHN . . . 25 De Foe, DANIEL . .
Barclar, Rovent . . 324 DoppRIDGE, PHILIP . .
Barrow, Isaac , . . 278 | Dopsley, ROBERT .
Barten, Richard . . 332 DONNE, Joun . . .
BEAUMONT, Francis . . 143 | DRAYTON, MICHAEL .
BENTLET, Richard . . 429 DRUMMOND, WILLIAM .
BERKELET, GEORGE . . 510 | DRYDEN, JOHN . .
BIBLE, TRANSLATIONS OF. 118 | Dunbar, WILLIAM . .
BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM, 645 | ELIZABETH, QUEEN .
Blair, ROBERT . . . 465 Falconer, William .
BOLINGBROKE, LORD . . 494 | FELLTIAM, OWEN .
Booth, BARTON . . . 418 | Fixcu, Anxe. . .
Boyle, Robert . . . 328 | FLETCHER, GILES .
BROWNE, THOMAS . . 298 | FLETCIER, JOHN . .
BUSTAN, JOAN . . . 317 FLETCHER, PHINEAS .
Burke, EDMUND . . . 712 | FULLER, THOMAS . .
Burns, ROBERT . . . 700 Gay, JOHN . . .
Butler, JOSEPH . . . 504 GIBBOX, EDWARD . .
Butler, SAMUEL . . . 292 GOLDSMITH, OLIVER .
Brrow, JOAN . . . 538 | GOWER, Joun . . .
CAREW, THOMAS . . . 177 | GRAY, THOMAS . .
Carer, ELIZABETH . 154 GnEVILLE, Mrs. . .
Carton, WILLIAM.

Grove, HENRY . . CHATHAM, EANL or . 639 | HABINGTON, WILLIAM . CHATTERTON, THOMAS

570 | HALE, MATTHEW. . Chaucer, GEOFYRET. . 26 | HALL, JOSEPH . . . CHEKE, JOHN . . . . 68 | HAWKESWorth, JOHN . CHILLING WORTH, WILLIAM. 182 | HERBERT, GEORGE . . CLARENDON, EARL OF . . 269 | HERRICK, ROBERT . COLLINS, WILLIAM , . 516 | Herwood, Joux . .

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. 190 . 346

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207 . 414

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424 . 197

274 . 199 . 609

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HOOKER, RICHARD . . 104 | ROBERTSON, WILLIAM .
HOWARD, HENRY . . . 60 | Rowe, ELIZABETH . .
HUME, David . . . 635 | RUSSELL, RACHEL .
Hyde, EDWARD . . . 269 SACKVILLE, THOMAS
JAMES I. of SCOTLAND .

38 St. Joan, HENRY
Jouxson, SAMUEL . . . 647 Sandys, GEORGE . .
Jones, WILLIAM . . . 695 SEWELL, GEORGE .
Jonson, BEN . . . . 172 SHAKSPEARE, William .
JUNIUS, LETTERS OF . 723 Suerstone, WILLIAM .
KILLEGREW, Anne.

312 SHERLOCK, Thomas . .
King, William, . 541 SIDNEY, Philip. ..
LATIMER, HUGH . . . 65 | SMOLLET, Tobias . .
LEIGHTON, Robert . 309 SOMERVILLE, WILLIAM
LOCKE, John . . . 356 SPENSER, EDMUND .
LOVELACE, RICHARD . . 205 | South, ROBERT . .
Lowtu, Robert . . . 673 | SOUTIWELL, ROBERT .
MANDEVILLE, JOHN . . 17 STEELE, RICHARD ..
MARGARET, Duchess Of New Still, Joun . .

CASTLE . . . . 236 SURREY, EARL OF . MARKAAM, GERVASE . . 179 | Swift, JONATHAN . . MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER

| Talbot, CATHERINE MARVELL, ANDREW . . 282 | TAYLOR, JEREMY . . Middleton, CoNYERS · · 489 TEMPLE, WILLIAM . Milton, John . . . 239 THOMSON, JAMES . MINSTRELSY, ENGLISH .. 109 TICKELL, THOMAS . Montagu, Lady Mary . Tillotson, John . MORE, THOMAS . . . 47 | TOLLET,

ZABETH. NEWCASTLE, DUCHESS OF

Tyndale, WILLIAM OVERBURY, THOMAS . . 125 VAUGHAN, HENRY , PARNELL, THOMAS .

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VANHOMRIGH, ESTHER Pern, WILLIAM . . . 369 WALLER, EDMUND . Philips, CATHERINE . . 216 | Walton, Isaac . . Pitt, WILLIAM . . . 639 | WARTON, THOMAS . POPE, ALEXANDER . . 450 Watts, ISAAC . Prior, MATTHEW , . 398 WiclIF, JOHN . . QUARLES, FRANCIS . . 186 WYATT, THOMAS . . Raleigh, WALTER . . . 146 YALDEN, THOMAS . RICHARDSON, SAMUEL . . 525 Young, EDWARD . .

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Rowe, ELIZABETH . . . 422
RUSSELL, RACHEL . 400
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SEWELL, GEORGE . .
SHAKSPEARE, William. .
Suerstose, WILLIAM .
FatRLOCK, Thomas . . .
Eidner, Philip. . .

NOLLET, TOBIAS . . .
FOMERVILLE, William
Perser, EDAND . . .
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LBOT, CATHERINE . 566
ILOR, JEREMT. .218
MPLE, WILLIAM . . 342
OMSON, JAMES, . 468
KELL, Thomas . . 427
LOTSON, Joun . . . 336
LLET, ELIZABETH, 515
GDALE, WILLIAM .
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HOMNIGH, Estaen . 399

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Palmer and Pilgrim, (note)..........
JOIN STILL........ ........
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Description of Prince Arthur..

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The Care of Angels over Men........ 102
The Seasons ..... .............. 102
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Coverdale's Bible................... 118
Matthewe's Bible.................... 118
Cranmer's, or the Great Bible........ 119
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Bishops' Bible.....

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Account of the same................ 119
Influence of the Bible on the English
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