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Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1

By Isaac Disraeli
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  • CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE.
  • BY
  • ISAAC DISRAELI.
    • A New Edition,
      • EDITED, WITH MEMOIR AND NOTES, BY HIS SON, THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.
      • IN THREE VOLUMES.
    • EDITED, WITH MEMOIR AND NOTES, BY HIS SON, THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.
    • IN THREE VOLUMES.
  • VOL. I.
  • ADVERTISEMENT.
    • ISAAC DISRAELI.
  • ON THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF MR. DISRAELI.
    • TO
  • FRANCIS DOUCE, ESQ.
    • THESE VOLUMES OF SOME LITERARY RESEARCHES ARE INSCRIBED; AS A SLIGHT MEMORIAL OF FRIENDSHIP AND A GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO A LOVER OF LITERATURE.
  • CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE.
    • BY
  • I. DISRAELI.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS OF VOLUME I.
  • LIBRARIES.
  • THE BIBLIOMANIA.
  • LITERARY JOURNALS.
  • RECOVERY OF MANUSCRIPTS.
  • SKETCHES OF CRITICISM.
  • THE PERSECUTED LEARNED.
  • POVERTY OF THE LEARNED.
  • IMPRISONMENT OF THE LEARNED.
  • AMUSEMENTS OF THE LEARNED.
  • PORTRAITS OF AUTHORS.
  • DESTRUCTION OF BOOKS.
  • SOME NOTICES OF LOST WORKS.
  • QUODLIBETS, OR SCHOLASTIC DISQUISITIONS.
  • FAME CONTEMNED.
  • THE SIX FOLLIES OF SCIENCE.
  • IMITATORS.
  • CICERO'S PUNS.
  • PREFACES.
  • EARLY PRINTING.
  • ERRATA.
  • PATRONS.
  • POETS, PHILOSOPHERS, AND ARTISTS, MADE BY ACCIDENT.
  • INEQUALITIES OF GENIUS.
  • GEOGRAPHICAL STYLE.
  • LEGENDS.
  • THE PORT-ROYAL SOCIETY.
  • THE PROGRESS OF OLD AGE IN NEW STUDIES.
  • SPANISH POETRY.
  • SAINT EVREMOND.
  • MEN OF GENIUS DEFICIENT IN CONVERSATION.
  • VIDA.
  • THE SCUDERIES.
  • DE LA ROCHEFOUCAULT.
  • PRIOR'S HANS CARVEL.
  • THE STUDENT IN THE METROPOLIS.
  • THE TALMUD.
  • RABBINICAL STORIES.
  • ON THE CUSTOM OF SALUTING AFTER SNEEZING.
  • BONAVENTURE DE PERIERS.
  • GROTIUS.
  • NOBLEMEN TURNED CRITICS.
  • LITERARY IMPOSTURES.
  • CARDINAL RICHELIEU.
  • ARISTOTLE AND PLATO.
  • ABELARD AND ELOISA.
  • PHYSIOGNOMY.
  • CHARACTERS DESCRIBED BY MUSICAL NOTES.
  • MILTON.
  • ORIGIN OF NEWSPAPERS.
  • TRIALS AND PROOFS OF GUILT IN SUPERSTITIOUS AGES.
  • THE INQUISITION.
  • SINGULARITIES OBSERVED BY VARIOUS NATIONS IN THEIR REPASTS.
  • MONARCHS.
  • OF THE TITLES OF ILLUSTRIOUS, HIGHNESS, AND EXCELLENCE.
  • TITLES OF SOVEREIGNS.
  • ROYAL DIVINITIES.
  • DETHRONED MONARCHS
  • FEUDAL CUSTOMS.
  • GAMING.
  • THE ARABIC CHRONICLE.
  • METEMPSYCHOSIS.
  • SPANISH ETIQUETTE.
  • THE GOTHS AND HUNS.
  • VICARS OF BRAY.
  • DOUGLAS.
  • CRITICAL HISTORY OF POVERTY.
  • SOLOMON AND SHEBA.
  • HELL.
  • THE ABSENT MAN.
    • WAX-WORK.
  • PASQUIN AND MARFORIO.
  • FEMALE BEAUTY AND ORNAMENTS.
  • MODERN PLATONISM.
  • ANECDOTES OF FASHION.
    • STANZAS
      • ADDRESSED TO LAURA, ENTREATING HER NOT TO PAINT, TO POWDER, OR TO GAME, BUT TO RETREAT INTO THE COUNTRY.
    • ADDRESSED TO LAURA, ENTREATING HER NOT TO PAINT, TO POWDER, OR TO GAME, BUT TO RETREAT INTO THE COUNTRY.
  • A SENATE OF JESUITS.
  • THE LOVER'S HEART.
  • THE HISTORY OF GLOVES.
  • RELICS OF SAINTS.
  • PERPETUAL LAMPS OF THE ANCIENTS.
  • NATURAL PRODUCTIONS RESEMBLING ARTIFICIAL COMPOSITIONS.
  • THE POETICAL GARLAND OF JULIA.
  • TRAGIC ACTORS.
  • JOCULAR PREACHERS.
  • MASTERLY IMITATORS.
  • EDWARD THE FOURTH.
  • ELIZABETH.
  • THE CHINESE LANGUAGE.
  • MEDICAL MUSIC.
  • MINUTE WRITING.
  • NUMERICAL FIGURES.
  • ENGLISH ASTROLOGERS.
  • ALCHYMY.
  • TITLES OF BOOKS.
  • LITERARY FOLLIES.
  • LITERARY CONTROVERSY.
  • LITERARY BLUNDERS.
  • A LITERARY WIFE.
  • DEDICATIONS.
  • PHILOSOPHICAL DESCRIPTIVE POEMS.
  • PAMPHLETS.
  • LITTLE BOOKS.
  • A CATHOLIC'S REFUTATION.
  • THE GOOD ADVICE OF AN OLD LITERARY SINNER.
  • MYSTERIES, MORALITIES, FARCES, AND SOTTIES.
  • LOVE AND FOLLY, AN ANCIENT MORALITY.
  • RELIGIOUS NOUVELLETTES.
  • "CRITICAL SAGACITY," AND "HAPPY CONJECTURE;" OR, BENTLEY'S MILTON.
  • A JANSENIST DICTIONARY.
  • MANUSCRIPTS AND BOOKS.
  • THE TURKISH SPY.
  • SPENSER, JONSON, AND SHAKSPEARE.
  • BEN JONSON, FELTHAM, AND RANDOLPH.
    • AN ANSWER TO THE ODE, COME LEAVE THE LOATHED STAGE, &C.
      • AN ANSWER TO MR. BEN JONSON'S ODE, TO PERSUADE HIM NOT TO LEAVE THE STAGE.
    • AN ANSWER TO MR. BEN JONSON'S ODE, TO PERSUADE HIM NOT TO LEAVE THE STAGE.
  • ARIOSTO AND TASSO.
  • BAYLE.
  • CERVANTES.
  • MAGLIABECHI.
  • ABRIDGERS.
  • PROFESSORS OF PLAGIARISM AND OBSCURITY.
  • LITERARY DUTCH.
  • THE PRODUCTIONS OF THE MIND NOT SEIZABLE BY CREDITORS.
  • CRITICS.
  • ANECDOTES OF CENSURED AUTHORS.
  • VIRGINITY.
  • A GLANCE INTO THE FRENCH ACADEMY.
  • POETICAL AND GRAMMATICAL DEATHS.
  • SCARRON.
  • PETER CORNEILLE.
  • POETS.
  • ROMANCES.
  • THE ASTREA.
  • POETS LAUREAT.
  • ANGELO POLITIAN.
  • ORIGINAL LETTER OF QUEEN ELIZABETH.
    • LETTER.
  • ANNE BULLEN.
  • JAMES THE FIRST.
  • GENERAL MONK AND HIS WIFE.
  • PHILIP AND MARY.
    • FOOTNOTES:
      • END OF VOL. I.
    • END OF VOL. I.
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