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difficulties, and to supply that help which grammars and dictionaries are not wont to give.

There is a class of students of French in this country to whom I trust this volume in its improved form will be welcome, especially as together with it is published a “Key” which they at least will know how to use. I allude, of course, to that most interesting and daily increasing class of self-teachers, whom it is indeed a great privilege to be able to assist in their conscientious uphill work.

· A. M.

KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON;

October, 1863.

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Writing Materials, Ancient and Modern ... Isaac Disraeli 70

George Canning is

The Times 75

A Lady cured of Political Ambition ... Maria Edgeworth 76

Constantinople ...

... Quin

National Prejudices ...

Samuel Rogers

Joan of Arc ...

Mrs. Jameson

A Friend's Advice ...

... Franklin

Rienzi in Power

... Bulwer 88

To Lord Chesterfield ...

... Johnson 91

A Mother's Grief ...

Mrs. Stowe 94

The Quality of Wit ...

... Barrow 96

The Battle of Pavia ...

Robertson 99

Coal

... Quarterly Review 100

Influence of France in the 17th Century ... Macaulay 101

A Crocodile Hunt ... ... ... E. Warburton 103

On Female Education

...Bishop Wilberforce 106

Anecdotes of the Duke of Wellington ... The Examiner 108

An Affecting Scene ... ...

... Smollett 110

A Drive in the Celestial Empire

De Quincey 112

Hands

Mrs. Jameson 114

Literature and Literary Men in England ... Bulwer 116

The True Tone of Conversation and Letters Mackintosh 119

The Value of Genuine Talent ...

Sydney Smith 122

A Sketch of Byron ... ...

Macaulay 124

Wellington's Opinion of Napoleon

... Raikes 127

Genius and Misfortune

The Times 128

The Wealth and Power of France

... Burke 130

Female Intellect

Mrs. Jameson 132

The Character of Hamlet

... Hazlitt 134

Goldsmith’s Style ...

... Forster 137

Sir Roger de Coverley and the Sign

... Addison 138

A Noble Tribute to a Devoted Wife

Mackintosh 141

The Discovery of Memphis

Bayard Taylor 144

Oriental Ceremony ...

... Hoskins 147

On the Conduct of the Understanding Sydney Smith 150

Topsy and her Education

Mrs. Stowe 152

Irish Feeling in 1785...

... Grattan 155

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The Relief of Londonderry

Macaulay 157

The Old Postage ... ... Harriet Martineau 161

A Specimen of Irony ...

Anonymous 164

Execution of Fisher and More ...

... Froude 167

A Father's First Lesson to his Child

... Bulwer 172

Character of Queen Elizabeth

... Hume 177

Fire on Board Ship ...

J. F. Cooper 180

The Arab at Home ...

... Bayard Taylor 182

Ascent of the Pyramids

... ... Stephens 184

The Holy Inquisition in Spain

... ... Watson 185

A Portrait of Talleyrand

... The Morning Post 187

Domestic Affection ...

Abercrombie 190

The Sale of Indulgences

Robertson 191

How Little Nell saved her Grandfather from Shame Dickens 193

Effects of the Feudal System ...

... ... Hallam 196

The Declaration of Right

... Benjamin Disraeli 198

The Poor Relation ...

Charles Lamb 200

Pascal ... ...

... Hallam 204

The Jesuits ...

Macaulay 207

Grey Friars' School ...

Thackeray 209

Alaric before Rome ...

... Gibbon 212

Marie Antoinette

... Burke 214

Chivalry and Modern Manners ...

Mackintosh 215

Character of Mahomet

... Washington Irving 217

France under Napoleon

... Alison 220

On Revenge...

... Bacon 222

On the Frame-work Bill

... ... Byron 224

The Assyrian Human-headed Lions

... Layard 226

Brutus on the Death of Cæsar ...

Shakspeare 229

England's Rise to Greatness

Macaulay 231

Johnson and Hume ...

... Carlyle 232

A Plea for Tolerance ...

... J. Stuart Mill 235

The Power of Machinery

Quarterly Review

The Reformation ...

... Milton 238

The Love of our Country

... Sydney Smith 239

To King George III. ...

... ... Junius 239

Modern Classics

Westminster Review 241

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