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in Blank Verse the Jests and Repartees of all the Attendants in a funeral Procession.

But there is one Argument in Favour of Sentimental Comedy which will keep it on the Stage in spite of all that can be said against it. It is, of all others, the most easily written. Those abilities that can hammer out a Novel, are fully sufficient for the production of a sentimental Comedy. It is only sufficient to raise the Characters a little, to deck out the Hero with a Ribbon, or give the Heroine a Title; then to put an Insipid Dialogue, without Character or Humour, into their mouths, give them mighty good hearts, very fine clothes, furnish a new set of Scenes, make a Pathetic Scene or two, with a sprinkling of tender Melancholy Conversation through the whole, and there is no doubt but all the Ladies will cry, and all the Gentlemen applaud.

Humour at present seems to be departing from the Stage, and it will soon happen, that our Comic Players will have nothing left for it but a fine Coat and a Song. It depends upon the Audience whether they will actually drive those poor Merry Creatures from the Stage or sit at a Play as gloomy as at the Tabernacle. It is not easy to recover an art when once lost; and it would be but a just punishment - that when, by our being too fastidious, we have banished Humour from the Stage, we should ourselves be deprived of the art of Laughing.



Anonymous works are given under titles.

nthologies, Dictionaries, etc., are arranged at the end of the list.

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Inglo-Saxon Chronicle, 624

inson's Voyages, 510

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Mexico, 664

Aristophanes Acharnians, etc., 344 Bates's Naturalist on the Amazon,

Frogs, etc., 516

Aristotle's Ethics, 547

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Politics, 605

Poetics, and Demetrius
on Style, etc., 901
Armour's Fall of the Nibelungs, 312
Gudrun, 880

Arnold's (Matthew) Essays, 115
Poems, 334

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Study of Celtic Literature,
etc., 458

Aucassin and Nicolette, 497
Augustine's (St.) Confessions, 200
(St.) City of God, 982-3
Aurelius' (Marcus) Meditations, 9
Austen's (Jane) Sense and Sensi-
bility, 21

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Pride and Prejudice, 22
Mansfield Park, 23
Emma, 24



Persuasion, 25

Bacon's Essays, 10


Baxter's (Richard) Autobiography,

Beaumont and Fletcher's Selected
Plays, 506

Beaumont's (Mary) Joan Seaton, 597
Bede's Ecclesiastical History, 479
Belloc's Stories, Essays, and Poems,

Belt's Naturalist in Nicaragua, 561
Bennett's The Old Wives' Tale, 919
Berkeley's (Bishop) Principles of

Human Knowledge, New Theory
of Vision, etc., 483

Berlioz (Hector), Life of, 602
Binns's Life of Abraham Lincoln,

Björnson's Plays, 625, 696
Blackmore's Lorna Doone, 304
Springhaven, 350
and Blackwell's
Women, 667

Advancement of Learning,
Bagehot's Literary Studies, 520, 521
Baker's (Sir S. W.) Cast up by the
Sea, 539

Ballantyne's Coral Island, 245
Martin Rattler, 246
Ungava, 276

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Borrow's Bible in Spain, 151

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Gypsies in Spain, 697
Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1, 2

Tour to the Hebrides, 387
Boult's Asgard and Norse Heroes,

Boyle's The Sceptical Chymist, 559
Bright's (John) Speeches, 252
Brontë's (A.) The Tenant of Wildfell
Hall, and Agnes Grey, 685
Bronto's (C.) Jane Eyre, 287
Shirley, 288

99 Villette, 351

The Professor, 417
Bronte's (E.) Wuthering Heights,
Brown's (Dr. John) Rab and His
Friends, etc., 116
Browne's (Frances)
derful Chair, 112
Browne's (Sir Thos.) Religio Medici,
etc., 92

Grannie's Won-

Browning's Poems, 1833-44, 41

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1844-64, 42
1871-90, 964
The 'Ring & the Book, 502
Buchanan's Life and Adventures of
Audubon, 601
Bulfinch's The Age of Fable, 472
Legends of Charlemagne,

Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, 201
Grace Abounding,
Mr. Badman, 815


Burke's American Speeches

Letters, 340

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Reflections on the French
Revolution, etc., 460
Burnet's History of His Own Times,
Burney's (Fanny) Evelina, 352
Diary, A Selec-
tion, edited by Lewis Gibbs, 960
Burns's Poems and Songs, 94
Burton's East Africa, 500
Burton's (Robert) Anatomy
Melancholy, 886-8

Butler's Analogy of Religion, 90
Butler's (Samuel) Erewhon
Erewhon Revisited, 881

Cox's Tales of Ancient Greece, 721
Craik's Manual of English Litera
ture, 346

Craik (Mrs.). See Mulock
Creasy's Fifteen Decisive Battles,
Crèvecoeur's Letters from an Amer
ican Farmer, 640

Curtis's Prue and I, and Lotus, 418

of Dana's Two Years before the Mast,


Butler's The Way of All Flesh, 895
Buxton's Memoirs, 773
Byron's Complete


Dramatic Works, 486-8

Letters, 931

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Dante's Divine Comedy, 308
Darwin's Origin of Species, 811
Voyage of the Beagle, 10
Dasent's Story of Burnt Njal, 558
Daudet's Tartarin of Tarascon, 423
Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, 59

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Captain Singleton, 74
Memoirs of a Cavalier, 283
Journal of Plague, 289
Tour through England and
Wales, 820, 821

Moll Flanders, 837
Joinville's Memoirs of the
Crusades, 333

de la Mare's Stories and Poems, 940
Demosthenes Select Orations, 546
Dennis's Cities and Cemeteries o
Etruria, 183, 184

De Quincey's Lake Poets, 163

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Opium-Eater, 223
English Mail Coach,
etc., 609

De Retz (Cardinal), Memoirs of, 735,

Descartes' Discourse on Method, 570


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Joseph Andrews, 467
Jonathon Wild, and the
Journal of a Voyage to
Lisbon, 877

Finlay's Byzantine Empire, 33 [185
Greece under the Romans,
Flaubert's Madame Bovary, 808
Salammbo, 869 [969
Sentimental Education,
Fletcher's (Beaumont and) Selected
Plays, 506

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Ford's Gatherings from Spain, 152
Forster's Life of Dickens, 781, 782
Forster's (E. M.) A Passage to India,

Fox's (Charles James) Selected
Speeches, 759

Fox's (George) Journal, 754
France's (Anatole) Sign of the Reine
Pédauque & Revolt of the Angels,

Francis' (Saint) The Little Flowers,
etc., 485

Franklin's Journey to the Polar Sea,
Freeman's Old English History for
Children, 540

French Mediaeval Romances 557
Froissart's Chronicles, 57

Froude's Short Studies, 13, 705
Henry VIII, 372-4

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Edward VI, 375
Mary Tudor, 477

History of Queen Eliza-
beth's Reign, 583-7

Life of Benjamin Disraeli,
Lord Beaconsfield, 666

Galsworthy's Country House, 917
Galt's Annals of the Parish, 427
Galton's Inquiries into Human
Faculty, 263

Gaskell's Cranford, 83

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