Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose (Google eBook)

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Vicesimus Knox
C. and J. Rivington, 1824 - English prose literature - 772 pages
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Contents

Duty of Children to their Parents
10
Strength of Parental Affection
11
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time
12
Folly of mispending Time
13
Importance of Time
14
Punishment of mispent Time 8
15
Spect
19
Ramb
20
Spect
22
Guard
24
Importance of Time to Youth Chesterf
26
Bad Effects of Indolence formats
27
Innocent Pleasures of Childhood Guard
29
Cheerfulness recommended Specl
31
Advantages of a cheerful Temper
32
On Truth and Sincerity
33
Rules for the Knowledge of Ones Self
35
No Life pleasing to God but that which is useful to Mankind Adven
36
Providence proved by Animal In stinct Sped
39
Necessity of forming religious Princi ples at an early Age Blair
41
Happiness and Dignity of Manhood depend on youthful Conduct 29 Piety to God the Foundation of good Morals 30 Religion never to be treated wi...
42
Modesty and Docility joined to Piety
43
Benetofence and Humanity
44
Whatever violates Nature cannot af ford true Pleasure
45
Employment of Time
46
Great Talents not requisite for the common Duties of Life
48
Vlcasurcs resulting from a prudent UK of our Vacuities
49
Lost Opportunities cannot be re called Tottie
50
Beginnings of Evil to be resisted Blair
51
necessary in Business Time c
52
Suppression of criminal Thoughts
53
Government of the Temper
54
Exertions of a benevolent Temper
55
Usefulness of a Desire of Praise
56
Usefulness of virtuous Discipline
57
Consolation of religious Knowledge
58
Comforts of Religion
59
Advantages of Devotion 69 True and false Politeness
60
Beauties of the Psalms
61
Temple of Virtuous Love
62
of Lust 73 of Virtue 74 of Vanity 75 of A varice
63
Balance of Happiness equal 77 Caution on seducing Appearances
65
Virtue Mans true Interest Harris
66
Religion the foundation of Content Ailven
67
Bad Company
70
Religion the best and only Support in Cases of real Distress Sterne
71
On Prodigality llamh
72
On Honour Guard
73
On Modesty Specl
74
On disinterested Friendship Metmolh
75
The Art of Happiness Harris
77
The Choice of Hercules Taller
78
On Entrance into Life Knox
79
Wisdom of aiming at Perfection
81
On forming a Taste for simple Plea sures
84
Account of Henry VI
86
Effects of Ridicule
87
Character of Edward VI
93
Value of an honest Man 95 A short System of Virtue and Happi ness 96 An Address to a young Scholar
94
On Goodness of Heart
95
A Letter to a young Nobleman Bollm
97
Another
99
CATECHETICAL LECTURES Sect Authors Pug 99 Introduction to the Catechism Gilpin
101
On the Creedthe Belief of God
103
111 On the Belief of Jesus Christ
105
On the Conception and Birth of Christ
107
On Christs AscensionBelief in the Holy Ghost _J_
111
On the Holy Catholic Church
113
On the Resurrection of the Body
114
On the Ten Commandments
116
Worship and Honour of God
118
Honour due to Gods Word
121
Duties owing to particular Persons
122
Duty to our Teachers and Instruc tors c
123
Behaviour to Superiors
125
Against wronging our Neighbour by injurious Words
126
Against wronging our Neighbour by injurious Actions
128
Duties to ourselves
130
On coveting other Mens Goods
132
On the Sacrament of Baptism
134
On the Sacrament of the Lords Supper135
135
Expostulation with Unbelievers M Pascal
137
On the Old and New Testament Wilkins
141
To the Sceptics and Infidels of the Age Bp Watson
143
A Prayer or Psalm Lord Bacon
153
Light of Reason imperfect Lard Lyttleton
154
Superiority of Christian Philosophy over Stoical Jlfiss Carter
156
Fine Morality of the Gospel Seattle
158
Simplicity of the Gospel gives it an Air of Sublimity Maimoaring
159
Prince Eugenes Prayer r
160
State of the Argument continued 3 Application of the Argument 4 The Succession of Plants and Ani mals _ _ Authors Pag Paley
165
Of Genesis
175
Exodus
176
Joshua
177
Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah and Esther
178
Proverbs Ecclesiastes Solomons Song Prophecies Apocrypha
179
The New Testament
180
Comparative View of the Blessed and Cursed
181
Character of St Paul
182
Of the Epistles
183
Epistles of St Peter c
184
Prudence
185
Temperance igs 153 Pity _
186
Woman
187
Son 157 Brothers 158 Charity 159 Religion
188
Death
189
A Morning Prayer for a Young Student Knox
190
T ENEFICIAL Effects of a Taste A for the Belles Lettres Blair
192
S Improvement of Taste
193
Perspicuity
194
Precision
195
Causes of a loose Style
196
Style general Characters of
197
Diffuse
198
the Dry
199
the Neat
200
Simplicity different Kinds of
201
Simplicity appears easy Blair
202
Naivete
203
of Mr Addisons Style
204
On the Vehement Style
205
Sweetness and Delicacy of Style Knox
206
Directions for forming a Style Blair
208
Words top anxious a Care about to be avoided J09 35 Acquaintance with the best Authors necessary to form a Style
209
Style must be adapted to the Subject
210
I iuiis Nxv ius and Eanius
211
Plautus 2ij 42 Terence 312
212
Afranius 313
213
the Rise of Satire of Lucilius c 214 46 the Criticisms of Cicero c
214
the flourishing State of Poetry among the Romans 815
215
Observations on the vKn id
216
Of Horace
217
Phiedrus
218
the Poets whose Works have not come down to u 19
219
K Lucan
220
WOfPenius
221
Martial
222
SO Juvenal ft On the Literary Character of Julius
223
On the Character and Style of Pliny Ibe Younger 825
225
The Condition of the Romans in the second Punic War
227
Marcelluss Attack on Syracuse
228
Introduction into Italy of the Works of the ancient Artists
230
Decline of the Arts Eloquence and Pcetry on Augustuss Death
231
contrasted with Kschincs
232
Cicero hi Eloquence
233
and Demosthenes compared
234
Means of improving in Eloquence
236
Attention to the best Models
237
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86
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Commendation of the Latin Tongue _
242
90
243
On forming a Style _
244
Mastery of Language
245
Plainness and Perspicuity
246
Metaphors and Similitudes
247
Epithets _
248
KB Rules of Order and Proportion
249
Jjn A Recapitulation _ jgo irtc TOW to forn? a riSht Tasle
252
Sallust and Livy
253
Their Use in Style Felton
254
Milton and Philips
255
Excellencies of the Ancients and Moderns
257
Assiduous Study of the Greek and Roman Classics recommended
258
Tacitus jgg 123 On the Beauty of Epistolary Writing
259
Ciceros
260
Pindar the Father of Lyric Poetry
261
Politian and Muretus Knox
262
Philelpliu and Theodore Gaza 963
265
Jeremiah
266
Thoughts on the CBdipus Tyrannus of Sophocles Knox
279
Remarks on Minor Greek Poets
280
Morals of the Classics BlackwaU
285
Directions for Reading the Classics
286
The subordinate Classics not to be neglected
287
The old Critics to be studied
288
Rise of Philosophical Criticism Harru
289
On some Passages in Aristotles Rhetoric Knox
290
Roman Authors of Philosophical Criticism Harris
291
Modern Philosophical and Histo rical Critics
292
Modern Critics Writers c
293
Rise of Corrective Criticum 29S 175 Criticism of Use to Literature
294
The Bpic Writers come first
295
17S Causes or Reasons of such Excel lence
296
Advice to a Beginner in Criticism
297
On other Decorations of Prose as Alliteration
298
The Period
299
Authorities alleged
300
Verbal Decorations not Minutiae SOI 190 Advice to Readers
301
And in the Menexenus of Plato
303
Accuracy
304
What Metaphors the best
305
On Enigmas and Puns
306
No Genius without Rules
307
Rules did always exist
308
Sect Authors I
309
History c of the Middle Age
311
Athens an historical Account of
315
Anecdote of the Modern Greeks
316
Character of the Man of Business often united with that of the Scholar and Philosopher
318
Progressions of Art disgustful the Completion beautiful
319
On Conversation Usher
320
On Music
321
21? On Sculpture and Painting
322
On Architecture
324
On Novelty
325
Sense Taste and Genius distinguished
326
Thoughts on the Human Capacity
328
General Reflections on Good Taste Rollin
329
Dr JOHNSONS Preface to his Edi tion of Shakspeare Johnson
334
THIRST Oration against Philip Leland
359
Oration against Calaline WhitKorth
366
Oration for Archias
373
Oration Of Pericles Thucyd
379
if niniiliis to the Romans llmikr
383
Scipios Answer
384
CharidemuB Q Curt
385
Brutus vindicates Cesars Murder Shak
386
Titus Quinctius to the Romans Hooke
388
Micipsa to Jugurtha Salhat
389
Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army
391
Scythian Ambas to Alexander Q Curt
392
Junius Brutus over Lucretia Livy
393
Canuleius to the Roman Consuls Hooke
395
Speech on reducing the Army Pultenty
396
for repealing the Septennial Act Sir John St Aubin
398
The Ministers Reply to Ditto Walpole
400
Speech on Repeafof the Jew Bill Lylt
402
LORD CHATHAM on Taxing America
404
on the Bill for quar tering Soldiers in America
405
2D JO immediate removal of the Troops from Boston in America
406
moving an
409
mendment to the Address Lord Suffolks Proposal to employ Indians in tbeWar 31 ME BDRKES Conclusion of hia Speech to the Ejectors of Bristol ...
410
Speeches on the Functions of Ju ries in Cases of Libel
411
MR ERSKINEI Speech on the same subject
412
MR SHERIDANS Speech upon the Begum Charge
422
MR GRATTANS Speech on the De claration of Right 36 upon the De 37 claration of Right being carried on the Sale 411 430 484 437 430 of Peera...
430
MR CTJRRAK s Speech in Defence of Mr Hamilton Rowan
433
Character of Marius Middlctm
434
Sylla
435
Pompey
436
Julius Caesar
437
Cato
438
Hannibal Livy
439
Character of Martin Luther Robertson
446
Alfred K of England Hume
447
Character of William the Conqueror Hume
448
Another Lingard
449
Character of William Rufus SmolUlt
451
Character of Stephen Hume
453
Another Smollett
454
Narratives Dialogues with humorous facetious and other miscellaneous
507
The Monk
514
The Hill of Science a Vision Aikin
521
Ulysses and Circe Dial Dead
528
Dialogue between the Plinys Dial Dead
534
Dialogue between Mercury and
541
Freethinking Abuse of Connoiss
570
The Unbelievers Creed
571
Fortune not to be trusted Holing 572 her Evils disarmed by Patience
572
Delicacy constitutional Hume 572 of Taste desirable
573
Learning its Application
574
its Progress Hume
575
useless without Taste 676
576
Hard Words defended Idler
577
Discontent its common Lot Rambler
578
Feodal System History of Blackstone
579
Of Britisn Juries Orrery
583
Habit Difficulty of conquering Idler
584
History our natural Fondness for it audits true Use Baling
585
Human Nature its Dignity Hume
587
Operas ridiculed Lytleltm
588
Players in a Country Town described Comma
590
Seed
591
Politeness how manifested 67 Poet Business and Qualifications of described Johnson
592
68 Remarks on some of the best both Ancient and Modern Drydm 693
593
English Dramatic ones
594
Riddles defended Fittoib
596
Suicide Essay on Connoiss
598
Enumeration of Superstitions observed in the Country
600
Swearing indelicate and wicked
602
Sympathy a Source of the Subl ime Burke
603
its Efiects in the Distresses of others
604
Tragedy compared with Epic Poetry Dryden
605
Translations History of Idler
607
Talents to form a good Translator Dryd
609
Wit the Nature of in Writing
611
Examples that Wards may affect witnout raising Images Bvrke
612
Characteristics of Whig and Tory Parties Hume
613
Painting disagreeable in Women Connoiss
614
Astronomy Study of delightful Taller
615
Character of Toby Bumper Connoiss
616
Causes of National Characters
617
Characters of Gamesters
618
Tellers Advice to his Sister 93 On Curiosity 94 Controversy seldom decently ducted 102 Hotspur reading a Letter 103 Falstaffs Soliloquy on Honour ...
622
various Faults in Connois
623
Citizens Country House described
624
Humorous Scene between Dennis the Critic and the Doctor Steift
625
The Two Bees in
627
Falstaffs Encomiums on Sack Shalts
628
Distempers ofthe Mind cured Thornton
629
Character of a Choice Spirit
630
A Citizens Family setting out for Brighthelmstone
631
Character of a mighty good Kind of Man
633
Character of a mighty good Sort of Woman
634
On the affected Strangeness of ome Men of Quality
636
On the Arrogance of younger Bro thers of Quality
637
Persons of Quality proved Traders
639
On Pedantry
641
A Sunday in the Country
642
On the Militia
643
On going to Bath c
645
The fainthearted Lover
647
Letter from a successful Adventurer
652
in the Lottery
653
A Fable by Linnapus Or Thornton
654
Mercy recommended Sterne
655
The Captive
656
Health
657
A VOYAGE to LILLIPDT St7r Chap I Authors Account of himself 657 II The Emperor of Lilliput
666
Metropolis described
670
Author prevents an Invasion
672
Inhabitants of Lillrptrt
675
Anthors Escape to Blefuscu
679
Return to his Native Country
683
Connoiss 618
690
llrotcnc 622
692
The Country described
699
Adventures that happened to the Author
701
Contrivances of the Author to please the King and Queen
706
Authors Love of his Conakry
710
His Return to England
713
Detached Sentences
718
Proverbs
723
Old Italian Proverbs
728
Old Spanish Proverbs
735
The Way to Wealth 134 View of Rome 135 Celeoration of Divine Pope Variaut 718
741
Euitact
745
Service by the
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APPENDIX HRONOLOGIGAL Tabl of remark bht Events Discoveries and In ventions and of the Eras of Men illustrious for Learning and Genius
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