Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

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Vicesimus Knox
C. and J. Rivington, 1824 - English prose literature - 772 pages
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Strength of Parental Affection 1
17
Remarks on the Swiftness of Time Idler
19
Folly of mispending Time Ramb
20
Importance of Time Spect
22
Punishment of mispent Time Guard
24
Importance of Time to Youth Chesterſ
26
Bad Effects of Indolence Connois
27
linnocent Pleasures of Childhood Guard
29
Cheerfulness recommended Spect
31
Advantages of a cheerful Temper
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 Spect
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 orals
42
Modesty and Docility joined to Piety
43
3 Benevolence 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
Pleasures resulting from a prudent Vse of our Faculties
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
Sense of Right and Wrong c Gregory
58
Comforts of Religion
59
Advantages of Devotion
60
Beauties of the Psalms Horne
61
Temple of Virtuous Love Tatler
62
of Lust
63
of A varice
64
Balance of Happiness equal Blair
65
Virtue Mans true Interest Harris
66
Religion the foundation of Content Adven
67
Bad Gilpin
70
Religion ihe best and only Support in Cases of real Distress Sterne
71
On Prodigality Ramb 7
72
On Honour Guard
73
On Modesty Spect
74
on disinterested Friendship Melmoth
75
The Art of Ha F Harris
77
The Choice ercules Tatler
78
On Entrance into Life Knor
79
Wisdom of aiming at Perfection
81
on forming a Taste for simple Plea
83
sures
84
Ill Eſſects of Ridicule
87
Value of an honest Man
90
A short System of Virtue and Happi ness
92
An Address to a young Scholar
94
On Goodness of Heart
95
A Letter to a your Nobleman Bolton
97
CATECHETICAL LECTURES Sect Authors Pag 99 Introduction to the Catechism Gilpin
101
On the Creedthe Belief of God
103
On the Belief of Jesus Christ
105
On the Conception and Birth of Christ
107
On Christs AscensionBelief in the Holy Ghost
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 T
126
Against wronging our Neighbour by iniurious Actions
128
Duties to ourselves
130
On coveting other Mens Goods
132
On the Sacrament of Baptism
134
On the Sacrament of the Lords Supper
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 Lord Lyttleton
154
Superiority of Christian Philosoph over Stoical Miss Carter
156
Fine Morality of the Gospel Beattie
158
Simplicity of the Gospel gives it an Air of Šiš Mainwaring
159
Prince Eugenes Prayer
160
continued
162
Application of the Argument
165
The Succession of Plants and Ani mals
173
Scriptures the Rule of Life Chapone
174
Of Genesis
175
Exodus
176
Joshua
177
Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah and Esther
178
The N ? ty P
180
Comparative View of the Blessed and Cursed
181
Character of St Paul
182
Of the Epistles
183
Epistles of St Peter c
184
Application Dodslev 1
185
Pity
186
Woman
187
Son
188
Death
189
A Morning Prayer for a Youn Student Kaar
190
Simplicity appears easy Blair
202
Naivet 24 Simplicity Ancients eminent for
203
of Sir W Temples Style 27 of Mr s 28 of Style never wearies
204
On the Wehement Style
205
Sweetness and Delicacy of Style Knor
206
Directions for forming a Style Blair
208
Words too anxious a Care about to be avoided
209
Style must be adapted to the Subject
210
Livius Naevius and Ennius
211
Plautus
212
Afranius
213
the Rise of Satire of Lucilius c 46 the Criticisms of Cicero
214
the flourishing State of Poetry among the Romans
215
Observations on the AEneid
216
Of Horace
217
Phaedrus
218
the Poets whose Works have not come down to us
219
Lucan
220
Of Persius
221
Martial
222
Juvenal
223
On the Character and Style of Pliny Younger
225
The Introduction c of Arts at onne Spence
227
Marcelluss Attack on Syracuse
228
Introduction into ltaly of the Works of the ancient Artists
230
On Demosthenes 70 Demosthenes imitated Pericles
231
contrasted with MEschines
232
Cicero his Eloquence 74 his Defects
233
and Demosthenes compared
234
Means of improving in Eloquence
236
Attention to the best Models
237
Use of Critical and Rhetorical Wri ters
238
Necessity of a Classical Education Felton
239
Greek and Roman Writers compared
240
Commendation of the Latin Tongue
242
Commendation of Schools
243
Qn forming a Style
244
Mastery of Language
245
Plainness and Perspicuity
246
Metaphors and Similitudes
247
Epithets
248
Rules of Order and Proportion
249
A Recapitulation
250
Hllow to form a right Taste
251
Taste to be improved by imitation
252
Sallust and Livy
253
Their Use in Style Felton
254
Milton and Philips
255
not owing to Pedantry
256
Excellencies of the Ancients and oderns
257
Assiduous Study of the Greek and Roman Classics recommended
258
Tacitus 2
259
Ciceros
260
Pindar the Father of Lyric Poetry
261
Politian and Muretus Knor
262
33 Philelphus and Theodore Gaza
263
the different Kinds of Poetical Composition in the Sacred Books 1st of the Didactic Blair
265
Jeremiah
266
the Iliad of Homer
267
the Odyssey of Homer
268
On the ancient Writers Blacktoall
269
Homer
270
Herodotus 7
271
Xenophons Memoirs of Socrates
273
the Characters of Theophrastusc 275
275
Cicero Blackwall
277
Thoughts on QEdipus Tyrannus of Sophocles Knor
279
Remarks on Minor Greek Poets
280
Morals of the Classics Blackwall
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 Harris
289
On some Passages in Aristotles Rhetoric Knor
290
Roman Authors of Philosophical Criticism Harris
291
Modern Philosophical and Histo rical Critics
292
Modern Critics Writers c
293
Criticism of Use to Literature
294
The Epic Writers come first
295
Causes or Reasons of such Excel lence
296
On Enigmas and Puns
306
No Genius without Rules
307
Connexion between Rules and Genius 808
308
BOOK III
309
History c of the Middle Age
311
Athens an historical Account of
312
nelius subsequent Ac Count 0
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
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
Popes Preface to his Homer Pope
347
Characters and Letters 1 F Oration against Philip Leland
359
Oration against Cataline Whitworth
366
Oration for Archias
373
Oration of Pericles hucyd
379
Romulus to the Romans Hooke
383
Scipios Answer
384
Charidemus Q Curt
385
Brutus vindicates Caesars Murder Shak
386
Titus Quinctius to the Romans Hooke
388
Micipsa to Jugurtha Sallust
389
Hannibal to the Carthaginian Army
391
Scythian Ambas to Alexander Q Curt 892
393
Canuleius to the Roman Consuls Hooke
395
Speech on reducing the Army Pulteney
396
for repealing the Septennial c Sir John St Aubin
398
The Ministers Reply to Ditto Walpole
400
Speech on Repeaſ of the Jew Bill Lytt
402
Lord Chatha M on Taxing America
404
on the Bill for quar tering Soldiers in America
405
His Speech for the immediate removal of the Troops from Boston in America
406
on moving an A mendment to the Address on Lord Suffolks Proposal to employ Indians in e war 31 Mr BURREs Conclusion of his Speech to the ...
408
30
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Speeches on the Functions of Ju ries in Cases of Libel Mr Foxs Speech
411
Mr ERskines Speech on the same subject
420
R SheridANs Speech upon the Begum Charge
422
MR Gratt ANs Speech on the De claration of Right
424
upon the De claration of Right being carried
427
on the Sale of Peerages
430
MR CURRANs Speech in Defence of Mr Hamilton Rowan
432
in Defence o Mr Finnerty
433
Character of Marius Middleton
434
Swlla
435
ompey
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 Smollett
450
Another Lingard
451
Character of Stephen Hn
453
Another T Smollett
454
Sect Authors Pag 64 Character of John Hume
455
Another Lingard
456
Another Smollett
457
Character of Edward II Hume
458
Another Smollett
459
Another Smollett
460
Another Smollett
461
Account of Henry VI Hume
462
Character of Edward IV Lingard
463
Character of Richard III Hume
464
Another Lingard
465
Another Lingard
466
Character of Edward VI Burnet
467
Another Lingard
468
Character of Elizabeth
469
Character of James I Macauley
473
Another Hume
474
Character of Charles I Smollett
475
Another Macauley
476
Sect Authors Pag 104 Character of Oliver Cromwell Noble
477
Another Smollett
478
Burnet
479
Character of James II
480
Character of William III
483
Character of Mary Queen Consort of William III Smollett
484
Another Macpherson
485
Character of Francis I
486
Charles W
487
Epaminondas Leland
489
Character of Lord Townshend Chesterſ 4
491
Mr Pultene
492
Sir Robert Walple
493
Lord Granville
494
Mr Pelham
495
Lord Hardwicke
496
Duke of Newcastle
497
Mr Pitt Lord Chatham
498
Another Anon
499
Character of Mr Fox Anon
500
Characters of Mr Pitt and Mr
502
Edgeworth
503
Mr Curran
505
Narratives Dialogues with humorous facetious and other miscellaneous Pieces
507
HE Story of Le Fevre Sterne 507 26 The Birth of Martinus Scriblerus Pope
545
Alcander and Septimius Byzant Hist 512 The Nutrition of Scriblerus
547
a Fragment Aikin 515 Music
548
On Human Grandeur Goldsmith 516 Logic
549
Dialogue between Mr Addison and The Seat of the Soul
550
Dr s Dialogues Dead 518 The Soul a Quality
551
The Hill of Science a Vision Atkin 521 Dedications and Panegyrics
553
11 The Canal and the Brook Aikin 524 m 12 The Story of a disabled Sailor Goldsm 526 p 13 Ulysses and Circe Dial Dead 528 28 The Duty o...
554
Love and Joy a Tale Aikin 530 29 Cruelty to Animals
555
Scene between Col Rivers and Sir Harry 531 30 Pastoral Comedy
556
Dialogue betwixt Mercury an English 31 Dogs
557
Savage Dialogues of the Dead 531 33 The Manners of a Bookseller
558
Bayess Rules for Composition Bucking 533 34 Description of a Country Seat
560
Dialogue between the Plinys Dial Dead 534 35 Apology for his Religious Tenets
562
Scene between Boniface and Aimwell 36 Defence against a Noble Lords Re Farquhar 536 flections
563
A Dialogue between M Apicius and 37 The Death of Mr Gay
565
Scene between Iago and Cassio Shaks 540 39 Epicuruss Character Orrery
566
?? Dialogue between Mercury and a 40 Example its Prevalence Boling
567
Scene between Shylock and Tubai Shaks 542 out Judgment
568
4S Enthusiasm
569
Freethinking Abuse of Connoiss
570
The Unbelievers Creed
571
Fortune not to be trusted Boling
572
of Taste desirable
573
Learning its Application
574
its Progress Hume
575
useless without Taste 57
576
Hard Words defended Idler
577
Discontent its common Lot Rambler
578
Feodal System History of Blackstone
579
Of British Juries Orrery
583
Habit Difficulty of conquering Idler
584
History our natural Fondness for it and its true Use Boling
585
Human Nature its Dignity Hume
587
Operas ridiculed Lyttelton
588
Players in a Country Town described Connoiss
590
often mistake the Effect
591
Poet Business and Qualifications of described Johnson
592
Remarks on some of the best both Ancient and Modern Dryden
593
English Dramatic ones
594
Fitzosb
596
some Men of Quality
635
Ill 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 in the Lottery
652
Characters of Camilla and Flora Greville
653
A Fable by Linnaeus Ir Thornton
654
Mercy recommended Sterne
655
The Captive
656
Health
657
The Emperor of Lilliput vi
661
Enumeration of Superstitions observed III The Emperor and his No in the Country 600 bil him
666
Swearing indelicate and wicked 602 IV Metropolis described
670
Sympathy a Source of the Sublime Burke 603 W Author prevents an Invasion
672
i its Effects in the Distresses of VI Inhabitants of Lilliput
675
others 604 VII Authors Escape to Blefuscu
679
Tears not unworthy of an Hero Dryden 604 VIII Return to his Ri Country
683
Terror a Source of the Sublime Burke 604
686
Translations History of Idler 607 II Description of the Farmers 81 Talents to form a F Translator Dryd 609 Daughter
692
Examples that Words may affect IV The Country described
699
Characteristics of Whig and Tory the Author
701
Painting disagreeable in Women Connoiss 614 to F the King and Queen 7
710
Astronomy Study of delightful Tatler 615 VIII His Return to England
713
The Planetary and Terestrial Worlds comparatively considered Spect 615 129 Detached Sentences Various
718
Character of Toby Bumper Connoiss 616 130 Proverbs
723
Causes of National Characters Hume 617 131 Old Italian Proverbs
728
Characters of Gamesters Connoiss 618 132 Old Spanish Proverbs
735
Tatlers Advice to his Sister Tatler 620 188 The Way to Wealth Franklin
741
Qn Curiosity Sterne 621 134 View of Rome Eustace
745
Controversy seldom decently con 135 Celebration of Divine Service by the ducted Browne 622 Pope
746
APPENDIX CHRQNQICA Table of remark ventions and of the AEras of Men able Events Discoveries and In illustrious for Learning and Genius
747

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