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TABLE OF CONTENTS
VOLUME X



LIVED PAGE

Tacitus, Cornelius c. 55-^. 117 A. D. 3673

The Germania

Taine, Hippolvte Adolphe 1 828-1 893 3703

The Saxons as the Source of English Literature

I. Environment and Character

II. Traits of the Saxon

III. The Origin of the Modern World
The Character and Work of Thackeray

I. The Novel of Manners

II. Thackeray's Great Satires

III. Moralizing in Fiction

Talfourd, Sir Thomas Noon 1795-1854 3726

British Novels and Romances

Thackeray, William Makepeace 1811-1863 3735

On a Joke I Once Heard from the Late Thomas

Hood
Life in Old-Time London
Addison
Steele
Goldsmith

Theophrastus c. 373-288 B. C. 3753

The <( Characters w of Theophrastus
Of Cavilling
Of Flattery
Of Garrulity

Of Rusticity or Clownishness
Of Fair Speech or Smoothness



VI

LIVED PAGE

Theophrastus — Continued

Of Senselessness or Desperate Boldness

Of Loquacity or Overspeaking

Of News Forging or Rumour Spreading

Of Impudency

Of Base Avarice or Parsimony

Of Obscenity or Ribaldry

Of Unreasonableness or Ignorance of Due Conveni-
ent Times

Of Impertinent Diligence, or Over-Officiousness

Of Blockishness, Dulness, or Stupidity

Of Stubbornness, Obstinacy, or Fierceness

Of Superstition

Of Causeless Complaining

Of Diffidence or Distrust

Of Foulness

Of Unpleasantness or Tediousness

Of a Base and Frivolous Affectation of Praise

Of Illiberality or Servility

Of Ostentation

Of Pride

Of Timidity or Fearefulness

Of an Obligarchy, or The Manners of the Principal
Sort, which Sway in a State

Of Late Learning

Of Detraction or Backbiting



Thoreau, Henry David










1817-1862


3776


Higher Laws














Tickell, Thomas










i 686- i 740


3787


Pleasures of Spring














Ticknor, George










1791-1871


3791


Spanish Heroic Ballads


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TOCQUEVILLE, ALEXIS CHARLES HENRI


Clerel


DE


1805-1859


3798



History of the Federal Constitution

The Tyranny of the Majority

Literary Characteristics of Democratic Ages

Tolstoi, Count Lyoff Nikolaievich 1828- 3809

Religion, Science, and Morality
The Art of the Future



Vll

LIVED p AGE

-Tseng, The Marquis 1839-1890 3819

Characteristics of the French and English
Western Arts and Civilization Derived from China
The Earl of Beaconsfield

TUCKERMAN, HENRY THEODORE 1813-1871 3823

A Defense of Enthusiasm

TURGENIEFF, IVAN SERGEYEVICH 1818-1883 3833

Prose Poems

(( Accept the Verdict of Fools B

A Self-Satisfied Man

A Rule of Life

The End of the World

The Blockhead

An Eastern Legend

The Sparrow

The Skulls

<( Twain, Mark" (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835- 3842

On the One Hundred and Thirty-Six Varieties of

New England Weather
Lincoln and the Civil War

Tyndall, John 1 820-1893 3849

Science and Spirits

The Sun as the Source of Earthly Forces

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de 1694-1778 3858

On Lord Bacon

On the Regard that Ought to Be Shown to Men of
Letters

Wagner, Richard 1813-1883 3867

Nature, Man, and Art
Life, Science, and Art

Wallace, Alfred Russel 1822- 3872

The Likeness of Monkeys to Men

Walpole, Horace 1717-1797 3876

William Hogarth

On the American War

Walton, Izaak 1 593-1683 3881

The Angler's Philosophy of Life



Vlll

LIVED PAGE

Warton, Joseph i 722-1 800 3886

Ancient and Modern Art
Hacho of Lapland

Whipple, Edwin Percy 1819-1886 3893

The Literature of Mirth
The Power of Words

Whittier, John Greenleaf 1 807-1892 3899

The Yankee Zincali

Wieland, Christoph Martin 1733-1813 3906

On the Relation of the Agreeable and the Beautiful
to the Useful

Wilson, John ( (< Christopher North ») 1785-1854 3913

The Wickedness of Early Rising
Sacred Poetry

Wirt, William 1772-1834 3925

A Preacher of the Old School

WORDSWORTH; WlLLIAM 1770-1850 3929

What Is a Poet?
Epitaphs

Xenophon c. 430-^.357 B. C 3937

Socrates' Dispute with Aristippus concerning the

Good and Beautiful
In What Manner Socrates Dissuaded Men from Self-

Conceit and Ostentation
Several Apothegms of Socrates

ZlMMERMANN, JOHANN GEORG 1728-1795 3942

The Influence of Solitude

Noted Sayings and Celebrated Passages 3949

Preface to the Indexes 4005

General Index of Essayists 4009

Index of Subjects of Essays 4019

Chronological Index of Essayists and Subjects 4046

Chronological Index of Literature 4069

Chronological Index of Law, Government, and Economies 4076

Chronological Index of Religion, Morals, and Philosophy 4078

Chronological Index of Periods and Events 4080

General Index 4083



IX



NOTED SAYINGS AND CELEBRATED PASSAGES



PAGE

A'Becket, Gilbert A. (1811-1856)

The True Principles of Law - - - 3949

Adams, John Quincy (1767-1848)

Principles in Politics - - - 3949

Liberty and Eloquence 3949

Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

Conversation in Confidence - - - - 3949

Conversation in Crowds 3949

Love and Ridicule - - - - 3949

Courtship 3950

Manners and Civilization 3950

Aikin, Lucy (1781-1864)

Queen Elizabeth's Court - - - 3950

Alcott, A. Bronson (1799-1888)

Egotists in Monologue 3950

Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851)

Natural Scenery - 3950

Alfred the Great (849-901)
The Equal Nobility of Original Hu-
man Nature 3950

Anthony, Susan B. (1820-)

Woman and Her Talents - - - - 3950

Arbuthnot, John (1667-1735)

Newton's Place in Science - - - - 3950

Aristotle (384-322 B. C.)

Education and the State 3951

The Training of Children - - - - 3951
Happiness, the Gift of Heaven - - 3951
One Swallow Does Not Make Spring 3951

Arnold, Benedict (1741-1801)

On (( True and Permanent Happiness** 3951

Aurelius, Marcus (121-180 A. D.)

A Rule for Happiness - - - 3951

Change in All Things 3951

The Man Is What He Thinks - - - 3951

Austen, Jane (1775-1817)

« Only a Novel » 3951

Bacon, Francis (1561-1626)

« Half-Way Men » 3951

Moroseness and Dignity 3951

Ballou, Hosea (1796-1861)

Charity 3952

Conscience - - - 3952

Barrington, Sir J. (1760-1834)

Dress and Address - 3952

Barrow, Isaac (1630-1677)

What Is Wit ? 3952

Sin 3952

Bartol, C. A. (1813-)

Hands and Hearts - - - - 3952

Enduring and Doing 3952

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691)

Modesty a Guard against the Devil - 3952
Religion at Your Rope's End - - - 39^2
Sin as Self-Murder 3952



PAGE

Beaconsfield, Lord (1804-1881)

Greatness in Books and Men - - - 3952
Bede, The Venerable (673-735)

Anglo-Saxon Origins - - - 3953

Beecher, Henry Ward (1813-1887)

Character 3954

Joy and Sorrow 3954

Love in Its Fullness - - - - - 3954

The Soul Never Sleeps 3954

Beecher, Lyman (1775-1863)

On (< American Rudeness » - - - - 3955
Belzoni, John Baptist (1778-1823)

The Ruins at Thebes 3954

Bigelow, John (1817-)

Franklin's Character and Religion - 3954
Boileau-Despreaux (1636-1711)

Who Is the Wisest Man ? 3955

Botta, Vincenzo (1818-)

The Character of Cavour 3955

Bradford, William (1590-1657)

On the Death of Elder Brewster - - 3955
Brooks, Phillips (1835-1893)

Friendship - - - - - 3955

Delight in Self-Denial 3955

Brown, Charles Brockden (1771-1810)

Influence of Foreign Literature - - 3955
Brownson, Orestes A. (1803-1876)

The Bible 3955

Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878)

The Perils of Life 3956

Buckminster, Joseph Stevens

(1784-1812)

The Quiet Things of Life - - - - 3956
Burdette, Robert J. (1844-)

Engaged and Married 3956

Burke, Edmund (1729-1797)

War as the Cause of Corruption - - 3956

Burnet, Thomas (*D35~i7i5)

<( Life but a Circulation of Little

Mean Actions n - 3957

Burton, Robert (1577-1640)

The Devil's Bait 3957

Butler, Samuel (1612-1680)

An Opinionater 3957

Caesar, Caius Julius (100-44 B. C.)

Prosperity as a Penalty of the Worst

Wickedness 3957

« Rights of War» 3957

Calhoun, John C. (1782-1850)

Inventions and Discoveries - - - 3957

The Danger of Subserviency - - - 3957
Campistron, Jean Galbert De

(1656-1723)

«Vox Populi» 3957



X



NOTED SAYINGS AND CELEBRATED PASSAGES



PAGE

Campistron, Jean Galbert De — Con-
tinued
Learning and Philosophy - - - - 3957

Casaubon, Meric (1599-1671)

Claiming Divine Right - - - 3958
Truth the Foundation of All Good-
ness - 3958

Cato, Marcus Porcius (95-46 B.C.)

Silence the Virtue of the Gods - - - 3958

Cervantes (1547-1616)

Historians 3958

Scholars Who <( Go a Sopping w - - 3958

« The Multitude of Fools » - - - - 3958

The Poet and the Historian - - - - 3958

« Where Truth Is, God Is » - - - - 3958

Truth as Oil upon Water - - - - 3958

The Virgin Muse of Poetry - - - - 3958

Channing, William E. (1780-1842)

The Best Books - - - - 3958

Grandeur of Character - - - 3958

The Greatness of Common Men - - 3958

Mind Made for Growth 3958

Charron, Pierre (1541-1603)

Pride of Ancestry - - - - 3959

Gratitude - - - - 3959

Chesterfield, Earl of (1694-1773)

Blockhead Writers and Readers - - 3959
Ceremony with Fools 3959

Choate, Rufus ( 1 799-1859)

The Starlight of History - - - 3959

Cicero, Marcus Tullius (106-43 B.C.)

On Poets and Their Inspiration - - 3959
When True Life Begins 3959

Clarke, James Freeman (1810-1888)

Art Born of Religion - - - 3959

Claudian (365-408 A. D.)

Temperance 3959

Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

(1772-1834)

Conscience - - - 3959

Enthusiasm and Liberty 3959

Beast and Angel in Man 3959

The Soul - - - 3959

Columella, Lucius Junius Moderatus

(c. 40 A. D-?)
What Is Most Important in Any

Business - 3959

The Use of Failure 3959

Colvin, Sidney (1845-)

Art and Nature 3959

CONSTANTINIDES, MlCHAEL

(Contemporary)
Modern Greek Love-Songs - - - - 3960

Cook, Joseph (1838-)

Conscience 3960

Conscience and the Soul 3960

Cooke, John Esten (1830-1886)

(( Stonewall w Jackson at Lexington - 3960



PAGE

CORAIS, ADAMANTIUS (1748-1833)

An Exhortation to Teachers - - - 3961

Equality and Civilization - - - - 3961

The Rhetorical Ability of Socrates - 3961

Wealth and Education 3962

The Education of Women - - - - 3962

The Refining Influence of Music - - 3962

Cranmer, Thomas (1489-1556)

The Benefit of Sound Teaching - - 3963

Crevecceur, J. Hector St. John de

(1731-1813)

The Harmony of Instinct ... - 3963

Cumberland, Richard (1631-1718)

Making the Best of It 3963

Politeness 3963

Cushman, Charlotte (1816-1876)

Acting as a Fine Art - - - 3963

Dana, Richard Henry (1787-1879)

Lear as a Victim of Passion - - - - 3963

D'Aubigne, Jean Henri Merle

(1794-1872)
Literature and the Reformation - - 3963

Demosthenes (384-322 B. C.)

The Price of Liberty 3964

The Quality of Leadership - - - - 3964

Dewey, Orville (1794-1882)

The Danger of Riches 3964

Dickinson, John (1732-1808)

The Duty of Freedom 3964

Diogenes, Laertius

(Second Century A. D.)
Heaven Our Fatherland - - - 3964

Dionysius of Halicarnassus

(First Century B.C.)
A Nation Improved by Sufferings - - 3964
Causes of Good Government - - - 3964
Why Governments Fall 3964

Dwight, Timothy (1752-1817) - -

The Beauty of Nature 3964

Elliott, Stephen (1771-1830)

The Ineffable Sublimity of Nature - 3965

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

« God Is the All-Fair » 3965

Character 3965

The Highest Human Quality - - - 3965
Self the Only Thing Givable - - - 3965
The Simplicity of Greatness - - - 3965

Erasmus, Desiderius (1465-1536)

Love 3695

Everett, Alexander H. (1792-1847)

Book Making - - 3965

Everett, Edward (1794-1865)

Literature and Liberty 3966

Feyjoo, Benito (1676-1764)

That Virtue Alone Is Delightful - - 3966

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb (1762-1814)

The Test of Worth 3967

Fontaine,'Jean de la (1621-1695)

The Danger of Foolish Friends - - 3967



NOTED SAYINGS AND CELEBRATED PASSAGES



XI



PAGE

FONTENELLE, BERNARD LE BOVIER DE

(I657-I7S7)
All Men of the Same Clay - - - - 3967

How to Become Famous 3967

The Passions as Motive Power - - - 3967
That We May Do Great Things with-
out Knowing How - - - 3967

Franklin, Benjamin (1706-1790)

Credit from Trifling Things - - - 3767

Friends and Friendship - - - 3967

That Money Begets Money - - - - 3967

Froissart, Jean (1337-1410)

The Manners of the Scots - - - - 3967

Frothingham, O. B. (1822-)

Self-Denial 3967

Fuller, Thomas ( 1608-1661 )

Books as a Nepenthe - - - 3967

Love Is to Be Led 3967

Behavior to Inferiors - - - 3968

Fatted for Destruction 3968

Garfield, James A. (1831-1881)

Esse Quam Videri 3968

The Formation of Character - - - 3968

History as a Divine Poem - - - - 3968

Garrison, William Lloyd (1804-1879)

The Right to Liberty 3968

Gayarre, Charles (1805-1895)

The March of De Soto 3968

George, Henry (1839-1897)

Land Monopoly - - - 3968

Gladden, Washington ( 1836-)

The Theologian's Problem - - - - 3968

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

(1749-1832)
Conversion and Friendship with

Heaven 3968

The Burden of Fools 3968

Goldoni, Carlo {1707-1793)

The Book of the World 3968

The Animal that Laughs - - - - 3968
«The Noble Man Does Noble

Deeds w 3969

Goldsmith, Oliver (1728-1774)

M Originality w - 3969

Granada, Luis de (1504-1588)

The Uncertainty of Things - - - - 3969

The Uncertainties of Life - - - - 3969

The Mystery of Death 3969

Greene, Robert (1560-1592)

A Clear Mind and Dignity - - - - 3969

Greville, Fulke (1554-1628)

The Touchstone of Merit 3969

Following the Leader 3969

Small Things and Great Results - - 3969

The Mote and the Beam - - - 3969

Great Souls and Mean Fortunes - - 3969

On the Nature of Women - - - - 3969



PAGE

Griswold, Rufus Wilmot (1815-1857)

The Genius of Poe 3970

Guicciardini, Francis (1483-1540)

Forgiveness and Amendment - - - 3970
Nobility the True Rule of Public Pol-
icy 3970

Turbulence and Ignorance in Repub-
lics 3970

On Asking Advice - - 3970

Hall, Robert (1764-1831)

The Meaning of Destiny 3970

Halliburton, Thomas Chandler

(1796-1865)
When a Woman Is Always Right - - 3970
Hope as a Traveling Companion - - 3970

Hamilton, Gail (1838-)

The Limit of Responsibility - - - - 3970
Coarse Arts and Fine - - - 3970

Hare, Julius Charles (1795-1855)

Christianity and Civilization - - - 3970
What Eloquence Means 3970

Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

Drowned in Their Own Honey - - 3971

Happiness as an Incident - - - - 3971

The Only Reality - 3971

Hazlitt, William (1778-1830)

Friendship 3971

The Religion of Love 3971

Headley, J. T. (1813-)

Naples and Vesuvius - - - 3971

Herbert, Edward (1582-1648)

The Miraculous Human Body - - - 3971

Herder, Johann Gottfried von

(1744-1803)
Mother Love and Children - - - - 3971

Herodotus (c. 484-424 B. C.)

cc Mind Your Own Business w - - - 3972

Comparison the Secret of Knowledge 3972

Cause of the Most Enormous Crimes 3972

Forethought and Failure 3972

Finis Coronat Opus 3972

Hildreth, Richard (1807-1865)

Jefferson's Changes 3972

Holland, Josiah Gilbert (1819-1881)

Manhood and Its Incidents - - - - 3972

Words the Materials of Art - - - - 3972

<( The Choicest Thing in the World w 3972

Mean Things and Men's (< Way » - - 3972

Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894)

Books Old and New 3972

The Heart's Low Tide 3972

Stopping the Strings of the Heart - 3972

Seventy- Year Clocks 3972

Hopkins, Mark (1802-1887)

(< The Picture of Thought » - - . . 3973
Virtue as Grace 3973

Hopkinson, Francis (I737-I79 1 )

Eighteenth-Century England - - 3973



Xll



NOTED SAYINGS AND CELEBRATED PASSAGES



PAGE

Hyde, Edward, Earl of Clarendon

(1608-1674)

Good Nature as the Greatest Blessing 3973

Beauty as a Compelling Power - - 3973

The World Not to Be Despised - - 3973

Irving, Washington (1783-1859)

Friends that Are Always True - - - 3973

Great Minds in Misfortune - - - - 3973

« The Almighty Dollar » 3973

Cultivation and Society - - - 3973

« The Truest Thing in the World » - 3973

Jacobi, Friedrich Heinrich

(1743-1819)

« Flying Leaves » 3974

James I. (1566-1625)

Tobacco as a « Stinking Torment » - 3974
James, Henry (1811-1882)

The Meaning of History 3974

Jevons, W. Stanley (1835-1882)

«The Money Question » - - - - 3974
Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

The Greatness of Little Men - - - 3975

« The Rust of the Soul » 3975

Kames, Lord (1696-1782)

Pleasures of the Eye and Ear - - - 3975
Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)

Aims and Duties 3975

Doing Good to Others 3975

Serenity and Strength 3975

Kent, James (1763-1847)

Publicity and Bad Politics - - - - 3975
King, Thomas Starr (1824-1864)

The Miracle of Color 3975

Nature a Hieroglyphic 3975

Kinglake, Alexander William

(1809-1891)

In the Desert - - 3975

Knox, John (1505-1572)

Too Much Honey 397°

The Necessity of Schools - - - - 397»

Krapotkin, Prince (1842-)

Against Radicals and Socialists - - 3976

La Bruyere, Jean de (1645-1696)

The Slave of Many Masters - - - - 3976

«He Is Good that Does Good» - 3976

The Best-Loved Subject 3976

Wild Oats as a Crop 397&

How to Secure Quiet in Cities - - 3976

The Meaning of Good Taste - - - 3976

Lamartine, Alphonse Marie Louis

(1790-1869)

Carlyle's Cromwell 3976

Landor, Walter Savage (1775-1864)

Happiness and Goodness - - - - 3977
Lav ater, Johann Caspar (1741-1801)
The Vinegar and Oil of Human Na-
ture 3977

Honesty and Pretense 3977



PAGE



Ledyard, John (1751-1789)

The Goodness of Women - - - -

Lee, Robert E. (1807-1870)

The Last Word of the Confederacy

Leland, Charles Godfrey (1824-)
The Rare Old Town of Nuremberg

Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim

(1720-1781)

The Best of All Companions - - -
L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1704)

Morals from ^Esop 3978

Le Vert, Madame Octavia Walton
(Nineteenth Century)

The Coliseum -

Lieber, Francis (1800-1872)

The Meaning of Liberty

« Vox Populi, Vox Dei » - - - -
Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)

Right Makes Might

Livingston, Robert R. (1746-1813)

A Government of Leagued States -

Livy (Titus Livius)

(c. 59 B.C.-c. 17 A. D.)

« Assuaging the Female Mind 8 - -

Liberty and Justice

Why Politicians Are Pleasant - - -

Familiarity Breeds Contempt - - -
Locke, John (1632-1704)

The Measure of Science

Lodge, Thomas (1556-1625)

A Choice for Every Man - - - -
Long, George (1800-1879)

The Character of a Tyrannicide - -
Longinus (210-273 A. D.)

The Greatest Thoughts of the Great-
est Souls 398o

The Genius of Moses 3980

Lowell, James Russell (1819-1891)

Truth's Brave Simplicity

Lyttelton, Lord (i7°9~ I 773)

Addison and Swift in Hades - - -

Lytton, Edward George Earle Lyt-
tonBulwer, Baron (1803-1S73)

Reputation for Small Perfections - -
Machiavelli, Nicolo (1469-1527)

Laws and Manners

Religion and Government - - - -

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Mahaffy, John P. (1839-)
The Future of Education

Malebranche, Nicolas (1638-1715)

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Apothegms from His History - - -
Margaret of Navarre (1492-1549)

Love and Jealousy

Marshall, John (1755-1835)

The Character of Washington - -
Marti neau, James (1805-1900)

Life and Immortality

Martyn, Henry (1781-1812)

On the Father of Ten Children
Massillon, Jean Baptiste (1663-1742)

Marriage . . . _

Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)

« An Army of Devils Broke Loose »>
Mather, Increase (1639-1723)

Bargains with the Devil

METASTASIO, PlETRO (169S-I782)

Death as a Release

Secret Grief

Middleton, Thomas Fanshaw

(1769-1822)

When Virtue Is Odious

Milton, John (1608-1674)

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The Whole Art of Government - -
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de

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Montesquieu, Baron de (1689-1755)
The Law of Nations

More, Sir Thomas (1478-1535)

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Neal, John (1793-1876)
Poetry and Power

Nepos, Cornelius (First Century B.C.)
On Ruling by Force

Newman, John Henry (1801-1890)
«Vita Militia »

Norton, Andrews (1786-1853)

Van Leaders of Humanity - - - -

Norton, John (1606-1663)
The Meaning of Justice

« Novalis » (Friedrich von Harden-

berg) (1772-1S01)

Things Too Delicate to Be Thought

Oehlenschlager, Adam Gottlob

(1779-1850)
Children's Play and Art

Ossoli, Sarah Margaret Fuller

(1810-1850)

Free Play for Woman's Activities

How to Find the Right Friends - -
Otis, James (1725-1783)

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Overbury, Sir Thomas (1581-1613)

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Concerning Religion 1987

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Parker, Theodore

The American Idea

Parnell, Thomas (1679-1718)



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