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  • BOOKS AND AUTHORS:
    • Curious Facts and Characteristic Sketches
      • EDINBURGH: WILLIAM P. NIMMO.
      • CONTENTS
      • NOTE.
    • EDINBURGH: WILLIAM P. NIMMO.
    • CONTENTS
    • NOTE.
  • BOOKS AND AUTHORS.
    • CURIOUS FACTS AND CHARACTERISTIC SKETCHES.
      • THE FINDING OF JOHN EVELYN'S MS. DIARY AT WOTTON.1
        • FAMILIES OF LITERARY MEN.
        • THE BLUE-STOCKING CLUB.
        • DR. JOHNSON AND HANNAH MORE
        • MISS MITFORD'S FAREWELL TO THREE MILE CROSS.
        • SMOLLETT'S "HUGH STRAP."
        • COLLINS'S POEMS.
        • CAPTAIN MORRIS'S SONGS.
        • LITERARY DINNERS.
        • POPULARITY OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
        • SWIFT'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
        • LEIGH HUNT AND THOMAS CARLYLE.
        • COWPER'S POEMS.
        • HEARNE'S LOVE OF ALE.
        • SHERIDAN'S WIT.
        • SMOLLETT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
        • MAGNA CHARTA RECOVERED.
        • FOX AND GIBBON.
        • DR. JOHNSON'S PRIDE.
        • LORD BYRON'S "CORSAIR."
        • BOOKSELLERS IN LITTLE BRITAIN.
        • RECONCILING THE FATHERS.
        • DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
        • SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S HUMOUR.
        • WRITINGS OF LOPE DE VEGA.
        • POPULARITY OF LOPE DE VEGA.
        • SWIFT'S LOVES.
        • COLERIDGE'S "WATCHMAN."
        • IRELAND'S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.
        • HOOLE, THE TRANSLATOR OF TASSO. THE GHOST PUZZLED.
        • LORD BYRON'S VANITY
        • LORD BYRON'S APOLOGY.
        • FINE FLOURISHES.
        • MATHEMATICAL SAILORS.
        • LEWIS'S "MONK."
        • THOMSON'S RECITATIONS.
        • GOLDSMITH'S "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."
        • SILENCE NOT ALWAYS WISDOM.
        • DR. CHALMERS IN LONDON.
        • ROMILLY AND BROUGHAM.
        • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONISTS.
        • DEATH OF SIR CHARLES BELL.
        • CLASSIC PUN.
        • POETRY OF THE SEA.
        • "FELON LITERATURE."
        • DEATH BED REVELATIONS.
        • STAMMERING WIT.
        • ORIGIN OF BOTTLED ALE.
        • BAD'S THE BEST.
        • LUDICROUS ESTIMATE OF MR. CANNING.
        • THE AUTHORSHIP OF "WAVERLEY."
        • QUID PRO QUO.
        • HOPE'S "ANASTASIUS."
        • SMART REPARTEE.
        • COLTON'S "LACON."
        • BUNYAN'S COPY OF "THE BOOK OF MARTYRS."
        • LITERARY LOCALITIES.
        • CREED OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.
        • BUNYAN'S PREACHING.
        • HONE'S "EVERY-DAY BOOK."
        • BUNYAN'S ESCAPES.
        • DROLLERY SPONTANEOUS.
        • ORIGIN OF COWPER'S "JOHN GILPIN."
        • HARD FATE OF AUTHORS.
        • JAMES SMITH, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF "REJECTED ADDRESSES."
        • CONTEMPORARY COPYRIGHTS.
        • MISS BURNEY'S "EVELINA."
        • EPITAPH ON CHARLES LAMB.
        • "TOM CRINGLE'S LOG."
        • CHANCES FOR THE DRAMA.
        • FULLER'S MEMORY.
        • LORD HERVEY'S WIT.
        • ANACREONTIC INVITATION, BY MOORE.
        • THE POETS IN A PUZZLE.
        • SALE OF MAGAZINES.
        • MRS. SOUTHEY.
        • DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.
        • DISADVANTAGEOUS CORRECTION.
        • PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE.
        • DR. JOHNSON'S WIGS.
        • SHERIDAN'S "PIZARRO."
        • DR. JOHNSON IN LONDON.
        • REGALITY OF GENIUS.
        • FIELDING'S "TOM JONES."
        • VOLTAIRE AND FERNEY.
        • CLEAN HANDS.
        • MODERATE FLATTERY.
        • EVERY-DAY LIFE OF JAMES SMITH.
        • FRENCH-ENGLISH JEU-DE-MOT.
        • RELICS OF IZAAK WALTON.
        • PRAISE OF ALE.
        • DANGEROUS FOOLS.
        • BULWER'S POMPEIAN DRAWING-ROOM.
        • STERNE'S SERMONS.
        • "TOM HILL."
        • TYCHO BRAHE'S NOSE.
        • FOOTE'S WOODEN LEG.
        • RIVAL REMEMBRANCE.
        • WHO WROTE "JUNIUS'S LETTERS"?
        • LITERARY COFFEE-HOUSES IN THE LAST CENTURY.
        • LORD BYRON AND "MY GRANDMOTHER'S REVIEW."
        • WALPOLE'S WAY TO WIN THEM.
        • DR. JOHNSON'S CRITICISMS.
        • GIBBON'S HOUSE, AT LAUSANNE
        • ORIGIN OF "BOZ." (DICKENS.)
        • BOSWELL'S "LIFE OF JOHNSON."
        • PATRONAGE OF AUTHORS.
        • LEARNING FRENCH.
        • JOHNSON'S CLUB-ROOM.
        • DR. CHALMERS'S INDUSTRY.
        • LATEST OF DR. JOHNSON'S CONTEMPORARIES.6
        • A SNAIL DINNER.
        • CURRAN'S IMAGINATION.
        • COWLEY AT CHERTSEY.
        • A PRETTY COMPLIMENT.
        • THOMAS DAY, AND HIS MODEL WIFE.
        • WASHINGTON IRVING AND WILKIE, IN THE ALHAMBRA.
        • BOLINGBROKE AT BATTERSEA.
        • RELICS OF MILTON.
        • WRITING UP THE "TIMES" NEWSPAPER.
        • RELICS OF THE BOAR'S HEAD TAVERN, EASTCHEAP.
        • ORIGIN OF "THE EDINBURGH REVIEW."
        • CLEVER STATESMEN.
        • THE FIRST MAGAZINE.
        • MRS. TRIMMER.
        • BOSWELL'S BEAR-LEADING.
        • LORD ELIBANK AND DR. JOHNSON
        • RELICS OF DR. JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD.
        • COLERIDGE A SOLDIER.
        • COBBETT'S BOYHOOD.
        • COLERIDGE AN UNITARIAN PREACHER.
        • FONTENELLE'S INSENSIBILITY.
        • PAINS AND TOILS OF AUTHORSHIP.
        • JOE MILLER AT COURT.
        • COLLINS' INSANITY.
        • MOORE'S EPIGRAM ON ABBOTT.
        • NEGROES AT HOME.
        • A STRING OF JERROLD'S JOKES.
        • CONCEITED ALARMS OF DENNIS.
        • A COMPOSITION WITH CONSCIENCE.
        • SALE, THE TRANSLATOR OF THE KORAN.
        • THE LATTER DAYS OF LOVELACE.
        • PAYMENT IN KIND.
        • CHATTERTON'S PROFIT AND LOSS RECKONING.
        • LOCKE'S REBUKE OF THE CARD-PLAYING LORDS.
        • HAYDN AND THE SHIP CAPTAIN.
        • HAYDN'S DIPLOMA PIECE AT OXFORD.
        • ORIGIN OF THE BEGGAR'S OPERA.
        • THE TWO SHERIDANS.
        • KILLING NO MURDER.
        • SENSITIVENESS TO CRITICISM.
        • BUTLER AND BUCKINGHAM.
        • THE MERMAID CLUB.
        • PORSON'S MEMORY.
        • WYCHERLEY'S WOOING.
        • A CAROUSE AT BOILEAU'S.
        • THOMSON'S INDOLENCE.
        • A LEARNED YOUNG LADY.
        • A HARD HIT AT POPE.
        • DRYDEN DRUBBED.
        • ROGERS AND "JUNIUS."
        • ALFIERI'S HAIR.
        • SMOLLETT'S HARD FORTUNES.
        • JERROLD'S REBUKE TO A RUDE INTRUDER.
        • AN ODD PRESENT TO SHENSTONE.
        • WALLER, THE COURTIER-POET.
        • FOOTNOTES
      • FAMILIES OF LITERARY MEN.
      • THE BLUE-STOCKING CLUB.
      • DR. JOHNSON AND HANNAH MORE
      • MISS MITFORD'S FAREWELL TO THREE MILE CROSS.
      • SMOLLETT'S "HUGH STRAP."
      • COLLINS'S POEMS.
      • CAPTAIN MORRIS'S SONGS.
      • LITERARY DINNERS.
      • POPULARITY OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
      • SWIFT'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
      • LEIGH HUNT AND THOMAS CARLYLE.
      • COWPER'S POEMS.
      • HEARNE'S LOVE OF ALE.
      • SHERIDAN'S WIT.
      • SMOLLETT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
      • MAGNA CHARTA RECOVERED.
      • FOX AND GIBBON.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S PRIDE.
      • LORD BYRON'S "CORSAIR."
      • BOOKSELLERS IN LITTLE BRITAIN.
      • RECONCILING THE FATHERS.
      • DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
      • SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S HUMOUR.
      • WRITINGS OF LOPE DE VEGA.
      • POPULARITY OF LOPE DE VEGA.
      • SWIFT'S LOVES.
      • COLERIDGE'S "WATCHMAN."
      • IRELAND'S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.
      • HOOLE, THE TRANSLATOR OF TASSO. THE GHOST PUZZLED.
      • LORD BYRON'S VANITY
      • LORD BYRON'S APOLOGY.
      • FINE FLOURISHES.
      • MATHEMATICAL SAILORS.
      • LEWIS'S "MONK."
      • THOMSON'S RECITATIONS.
      • GOLDSMITH'S "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."
      • SILENCE NOT ALWAYS WISDOM.
      • DR. CHALMERS IN LONDON.
      • ROMILLY AND BROUGHAM.
      • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONISTS.
      • DEATH OF SIR CHARLES BELL.
      • CLASSIC PUN.
      • POETRY OF THE SEA.
      • "FELON LITERATURE."
      • DEATH BED REVELATIONS.
      • STAMMERING WIT.
      • ORIGIN OF BOTTLED ALE.
      • BAD'S THE BEST.
      • LUDICROUS ESTIMATE OF MR. CANNING.
      • THE AUTHORSHIP OF "WAVERLEY."
      • QUID PRO QUO.
      • HOPE'S "ANASTASIUS."
      • SMART REPARTEE.
      • COLTON'S "LACON."
      • BUNYAN'S COPY OF "THE BOOK OF MARTYRS."
      • LITERARY LOCALITIES.
      • CREED OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.
      • BUNYAN'S PREACHING.
      • HONE'S "EVERY-DAY BOOK."
      • BUNYAN'S ESCAPES.
      • DROLLERY SPONTANEOUS.
      • ORIGIN OF COWPER'S "JOHN GILPIN."
      • HARD FATE OF AUTHORS.
      • JAMES SMITH, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF "REJECTED ADDRESSES."
      • CONTEMPORARY COPYRIGHTS.
      • MISS BURNEY'S "EVELINA."
      • EPITAPH ON CHARLES LAMB.
      • "TOM CRINGLE'S LOG."
      • CHANCES FOR THE DRAMA.
      • FULLER'S MEMORY.
      • LORD HERVEY'S WIT.
      • ANACREONTIC INVITATION, BY MOORE.
      • THE POETS IN A PUZZLE.
      • SALE OF MAGAZINES.
      • MRS. SOUTHEY.
      • DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.
      • DISADVANTAGEOUS CORRECTION.
      • PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S WIGS.
      • SHERIDAN'S "PIZARRO."
      • DR. JOHNSON IN LONDON.
      • REGALITY OF GENIUS.
      • FIELDING'S "TOM JONES."
      • VOLTAIRE AND FERNEY.
      • CLEAN HANDS.
      • MODERATE FLATTERY.
      • EVERY-DAY LIFE OF JAMES SMITH.
      • FRENCH-ENGLISH JEU-DE-MOT.
      • RELICS OF IZAAK WALTON.
      • PRAISE OF ALE.
      • DANGEROUS FOOLS.
      • BULWER'S POMPEIAN DRAWING-ROOM.
      • STERNE'S SERMONS.
      • "TOM HILL."
      • TYCHO BRAHE'S NOSE.
      • FOOTE'S WOODEN LEG.
      • RIVAL REMEMBRANCE.
      • WHO WROTE "JUNIUS'S LETTERS"?
      • LITERARY COFFEE-HOUSES IN THE LAST CENTURY.
      • LORD BYRON AND "MY GRANDMOTHER'S REVIEW."
      • WALPOLE'S WAY TO WIN THEM.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S CRITICISMS.
      • GIBBON'S HOUSE, AT LAUSANNE
      • ORIGIN OF "BOZ." (DICKENS.)
      • BOSWELL'S "LIFE OF JOHNSON."
      • PATRONAGE OF AUTHORS.
      • LEARNING FRENCH.
      • JOHNSON'S CLUB-ROOM.
      • DR. CHALMERS'S INDUSTRY.
      • LATEST OF DR. JOHNSON'S CONTEMPORARIES.6
      • A SNAIL DINNER.
      • CURRAN'S IMAGINATION.
      • COWLEY AT CHERTSEY.
      • A PRETTY COMPLIMENT.
      • THOMAS DAY, AND HIS MODEL WIFE.
      • WASHINGTON IRVING AND WILKIE, IN THE ALHAMBRA.
      • BOLINGBROKE AT BATTERSEA.
      • RELICS OF MILTON.
      • WRITING UP THE "TIMES" NEWSPAPER.
      • RELICS OF THE BOAR'S HEAD TAVERN, EASTCHEAP.
      • ORIGIN OF "THE EDINBURGH REVIEW."
      • CLEVER STATESMEN.
      • THE FIRST MAGAZINE.
      • MRS. TRIMMER.
      • BOSWELL'S BEAR-LEADING.
      • LORD ELIBANK AND DR. JOHNSON
      • RELICS OF DR. JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD.
      • COLERIDGE A SOLDIER.
      • COBBETT'S BOYHOOD.
      • COLERIDGE AN UNITARIAN PREACHER.
      • FONTENELLE'S INSENSIBILITY.
      • PAINS AND TOILS OF AUTHORSHIP.
      • JOE MILLER AT COURT.
      • COLLINS' INSANITY.
      • MOORE'S EPIGRAM ON ABBOTT.
      • NEGROES AT HOME.
      • A STRING OF JERROLD'S JOKES.
      • CONCEITED ALARMS OF DENNIS.
      • A COMPOSITION WITH CONSCIENCE.
      • SALE, THE TRANSLATOR OF THE KORAN.
      • THE LATTER DAYS OF LOVELACE.
      • PAYMENT IN KIND.
      • CHATTERTON'S PROFIT AND LOSS RECKONING.
      • LOCKE'S REBUKE OF THE CARD-PLAYING LORDS.
      • HAYDN AND THE SHIP CAPTAIN.
      • HAYDN'S DIPLOMA PIECE AT OXFORD.
      • ORIGIN OF THE BEGGAR'S OPERA.
      • THE TWO SHERIDANS.
      • KILLING NO MURDER.
      • SENSITIVENESS TO CRITICISM.
      • BUTLER AND BUCKINGHAM.
      • THE MERMAID CLUB.
      • PORSON'S MEMORY.
      • WYCHERLEY'S WOOING.
      • A CAROUSE AT BOILEAU'S.
      • THOMSON'S INDOLENCE.
      • A LEARNED YOUNG LADY.
      • A HARD HIT AT POPE.
      • DRYDEN DRUBBED.
      • ROGERS AND "JUNIUS."
      • ALFIERI'S HAIR.
      • SMOLLETT'S HARD FORTUNES.
      • JERROLD'S REBUKE TO A RUDE INTRUDER.
      • AN ODD PRESENT TO SHENSTONE.
      • WALLER, THE COURTIER-POET.
      • FOOTNOTES
    • THE FINDING OF JOHN EVELYN'S MS. DIARY AT WOTTON.1
      • FAMILIES OF LITERARY MEN.
      • THE BLUE-STOCKING CLUB.
      • DR. JOHNSON AND HANNAH MORE
      • MISS MITFORD'S FAREWELL TO THREE MILE CROSS.
      • SMOLLETT'S "HUGH STRAP."
      • COLLINS'S POEMS.
      • CAPTAIN MORRIS'S SONGS.
      • LITERARY DINNERS.
      • POPULARITY OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
      • SWIFT'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
      • LEIGH HUNT AND THOMAS CARLYLE.
      • COWPER'S POEMS.
      • HEARNE'S LOVE OF ALE.
      • SHERIDAN'S WIT.
      • SMOLLETT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
      • MAGNA CHARTA RECOVERED.
      • FOX AND GIBBON.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S PRIDE.
      • LORD BYRON'S "CORSAIR."
      • BOOKSELLERS IN LITTLE BRITAIN.
      • RECONCILING THE FATHERS.
      • DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
      • SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S HUMOUR.
      • WRITINGS OF LOPE DE VEGA.
      • POPULARITY OF LOPE DE VEGA.
      • SWIFT'S LOVES.
      • COLERIDGE'S "WATCHMAN."
      • IRELAND'S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.
      • HOOLE, THE TRANSLATOR OF TASSO. THE GHOST PUZZLED.
      • LORD BYRON'S VANITY
      • LORD BYRON'S APOLOGY.
      • FINE FLOURISHES.
      • MATHEMATICAL SAILORS.
      • LEWIS'S "MONK."
      • THOMSON'S RECITATIONS.
      • GOLDSMITH'S "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."
      • SILENCE NOT ALWAYS WISDOM.
      • DR. CHALMERS IN LONDON.
      • ROMILLY AND BROUGHAM.
      • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONISTS.
      • DEATH OF SIR CHARLES BELL.
      • CLASSIC PUN.
      • POETRY OF THE SEA.
      • "FELON LITERATURE."
      • DEATH BED REVELATIONS.
      • STAMMERING WIT.
      • ORIGIN OF BOTTLED ALE.
      • BAD'S THE BEST.
      • LUDICROUS ESTIMATE OF MR. CANNING.
      • THE AUTHORSHIP OF "WAVERLEY."
      • QUID PRO QUO.
      • HOPE'S "ANASTASIUS."
      • SMART REPARTEE.
      • COLTON'S "LACON."
      • BUNYAN'S COPY OF "THE BOOK OF MARTYRS."
      • LITERARY LOCALITIES.
      • CREED OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.
      • BUNYAN'S PREACHING.
      • HONE'S "EVERY-DAY BOOK."
      • BUNYAN'S ESCAPES.
      • DROLLERY SPONTANEOUS.
      • ORIGIN OF COWPER'S "JOHN GILPIN."
      • HARD FATE OF AUTHORS.
      • JAMES SMITH, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF "REJECTED ADDRESSES."
      • CONTEMPORARY COPYRIGHTS.
      • MISS BURNEY'S "EVELINA."
      • EPITAPH ON CHARLES LAMB.
      • "TOM CRINGLE'S LOG."
      • CHANCES FOR THE DRAMA.
      • FULLER'S MEMORY.
      • LORD HERVEY'S WIT.
      • ANACREONTIC INVITATION, BY MOORE.
      • THE POETS IN A PUZZLE.
      • SALE OF MAGAZINES.
      • MRS. SOUTHEY.
      • DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.
      • DISADVANTAGEOUS CORRECTION.
      • PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S WIGS.
      • SHERIDAN'S "PIZARRO."
      • DR. JOHNSON IN LONDON.
      • REGALITY OF GENIUS.
      • FIELDING'S "TOM JONES."
      • VOLTAIRE AND FERNEY.
      • CLEAN HANDS.
      • MODERATE FLATTERY.
      • EVERY-DAY LIFE OF JAMES SMITH.
      • FRENCH-ENGLISH JEU-DE-MOT.
      • RELICS OF IZAAK WALTON.
      • PRAISE OF ALE.
      • DANGEROUS FOOLS.
      • BULWER'S POMPEIAN DRAWING-ROOM.
      • STERNE'S SERMONS.
      • "TOM HILL."
      • TYCHO BRAHE'S NOSE.
      • FOOTE'S WOODEN LEG.
      • RIVAL REMEMBRANCE.
      • WHO WROTE "JUNIUS'S LETTERS"?
      • LITERARY COFFEE-HOUSES IN THE LAST CENTURY.
      • LORD BYRON AND "MY GRANDMOTHER'S REVIEW."
      • WALPOLE'S WAY TO WIN THEM.
      • DR. JOHNSON'S CRITICISMS.
      • GIBBON'S HOUSE, AT LAUSANNE
      • ORIGIN OF "BOZ." (DICKENS.)
      • BOSWELL'S "LIFE OF JOHNSON."
      • PATRONAGE OF AUTHORS.
      • LEARNING FRENCH.
      • JOHNSON'S CLUB-ROOM.
      • DR. CHALMERS'S INDUSTRY.
      • LATEST OF DR. JOHNSON'S CONTEMPORARIES.6
      • A SNAIL DINNER.
      • CURRAN'S IMAGINATION.
      • COWLEY AT CHERTSEY.
      • A PRETTY COMPLIMENT.
      • THOMAS DAY, AND HIS MODEL WIFE.
      • WASHINGTON IRVING AND WILKIE, IN THE ALHAMBRA.
      • BOLINGBROKE AT BATTERSEA.
      • RELICS OF MILTON.
      • WRITING UP THE "TIMES" NEWSPAPER.
      • RELICS OF THE BOAR'S HEAD TAVERN, EASTCHEAP.
      • ORIGIN OF "THE EDINBURGH REVIEW."
      • CLEVER STATESMEN.
      • THE FIRST MAGAZINE.
      • MRS. TRIMMER.
      • BOSWELL'S BEAR-LEADING.
      • LORD ELIBANK AND DR. JOHNSON
      • RELICS OF DR. JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD.
      • COLERIDGE A SOLDIER.
      • COBBETT'S BOYHOOD.
      • COLERIDGE AN UNITARIAN PREACHER.
      • FONTENELLE'S INSENSIBILITY.
      • PAINS AND TOILS OF AUTHORSHIP.
      • JOE MILLER AT COURT.
      • COLLINS' INSANITY.
      • MOORE'S EPIGRAM ON ABBOTT.
      • NEGROES AT HOME.
      • A STRING OF JERROLD'S JOKES.
      • CONCEITED ALARMS OF DENNIS.
      • A COMPOSITION WITH CONSCIENCE.
      • SALE, THE TRANSLATOR OF THE KORAN.
      • THE LATTER DAYS OF LOVELACE.
      • PAYMENT IN KIND.
      • CHATTERTON'S PROFIT AND LOSS RECKONING.
      • LOCKE'S REBUKE OF THE CARD-PLAYING LORDS.
      • HAYDN AND THE SHIP CAPTAIN.
      • HAYDN'S DIPLOMA PIECE AT OXFORD.
      • ORIGIN OF THE BEGGAR'S OPERA.
      • THE TWO SHERIDANS.
      • KILLING NO MURDER.
      • SENSITIVENESS TO CRITICISM.
      • BUTLER AND BUCKINGHAM.
      • THE MERMAID CLUB.
      • PORSON'S MEMORY.
      • WYCHERLEY'S WOOING.
      • A CAROUSE AT BOILEAU'S.
      • THOMSON'S INDOLENCE.
      • A LEARNED YOUNG LADY.
      • A HARD HIT AT POPE.
      • DRYDEN DRUBBED.
      • ROGERS AND "JUNIUS."
      • ALFIERI'S HAIR.
      • SMOLLETT'S HARD FORTUNES.
      • JERROLD'S REBUKE TO A RUDE INTRUDER.
      • AN ODD PRESENT TO SHENSTONE.
      • WALLER, THE COURTIER-POET.
      • FOOTNOTES
    • FAMILIES OF LITERARY MEN.
    • THE BLUE-STOCKING CLUB.
    • DR. JOHNSON AND HANNAH MORE
    • MISS MITFORD'S FAREWELL TO THREE MILE CROSS.
    • SMOLLETT'S "HUGH STRAP."
    • COLLINS'S POEMS.
    • CAPTAIN MORRIS'S SONGS.
    • LITERARY DINNERS.
    • POPULARITY OF THE PICKWICK PAPERS.
    • SWIFT'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
    • LEIGH HUNT AND THOMAS CARLYLE.
    • COWPER'S POEMS.
    • HEARNE'S LOVE OF ALE.
    • SHERIDAN'S WIT.
    • SMOLLETT'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND.
    • MAGNA CHARTA RECOVERED.
    • FOX AND GIBBON.
    • DR. JOHNSON'S PRIDE.
    • LORD BYRON'S "CORSAIR."
    • BOOKSELLERS IN LITTLE BRITAIN.
    • RECONCILING THE FATHERS.
    • DR. PARR AND SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH.
    • SIR JAMES MACKINTOSH'S HUMOUR.
    • WRITINGS OF LOPE DE VEGA.
    • POPULARITY OF LOPE DE VEGA.
    • SWIFT'S LOVES.
    • COLERIDGE'S "WATCHMAN."
    • IRELAND'S SHAKSPEARE FORGERIES.
    • HOOLE, THE TRANSLATOR OF TASSO. THE GHOST PUZZLED.
    • LORD BYRON'S VANITY
    • LORD BYRON'S APOLOGY.
    • FINE FLOURISHES.
    • MATHEMATICAL SAILORS.
    • LEWIS'S "MONK."
    • THOMSON'S RECITATIONS.
    • GOLDSMITH'S "SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER."
    • SILENCE NOT ALWAYS WISDOM.
    • DR. CHALMERS IN LONDON.
    • ROMILLY AND BROUGHAM.
    • PHYSIOGNOMY OF THE FRENCH REVOLUTIONISTS.
    • DEATH OF SIR CHARLES BELL.
    • CLASSIC PUN.
    • POETRY OF THE SEA.
    • "FELON LITERATURE."
    • DEATH BED REVELATIONS.
    • STAMMERING WIT.
    • ORIGIN OF BOTTLED ALE.
    • BAD'S THE BEST.
    • LUDICROUS ESTIMATE OF MR. CANNING.
    • THE AUTHORSHIP OF "WAVERLEY."
    • QUID PRO QUO.
    • HOPE'S "ANASTASIUS."
    • SMART REPARTEE.
    • COLTON'S "LACON."
    • BUNYAN'S COPY OF "THE BOOK OF MARTYRS."
    • LITERARY LOCALITIES.
    • CREED OF LORD BOLINGBROKE.
    • BUNYAN'S PREACHING.
    • HONE'S "EVERY-DAY BOOK."
    • BUNYAN'S ESCAPES.
    • DROLLERY SPONTANEOUS.
    • ORIGIN OF COWPER'S "JOHN GILPIN."
    • HARD FATE OF AUTHORS.
    • JAMES SMITH, ONE OF THE AUTHORS OF "REJECTED ADDRESSES."
    • CONTEMPORARY COPYRIGHTS.
    • MISS BURNEY'S "EVELINA."
    • EPITAPH ON CHARLES LAMB.
    • "TOM CRINGLE'S LOG."
    • CHANCES FOR THE DRAMA.
    • FULLER'S MEMORY.
    • LORD HERVEY'S WIT.
    • ANACREONTIC INVITATION, BY MOORE.
    • THE POETS IN A PUZZLE.
    • SALE OF MAGAZINES.
    • MRS. SOUTHEY.
    • DEVOTION TO SCIENCE.
    • DISADVANTAGEOUS CORRECTION.
    • PATRONAGE OF LITERATURE.
    • DR. JOHNSON'S WIGS.
    • SHERIDAN'S "PIZARRO."
    • DR. JOHNSON IN LONDON.
    • REGALITY OF GENIUS.
    • FIELDING'S "TOM JONES."
    • VOLTAIRE AND FERNEY.
    • CLEAN HANDS.
    • MODERATE FLATTERY.
    • EVERY-DAY LIFE OF JAMES SMITH.
    • FRENCH-ENGLISH JEU-DE-MOT.
    • RELICS OF IZAAK WALTON.
    • PRAISE OF ALE.
    • DANGEROUS FOOLS.
    • BULWER'S POMPEIAN DRAWING-ROOM.
    • STERNE'S SERMONS.
    • "TOM HILL."
    • TYCHO BRAHE'S NOSE.
    • FOOTE'S WOODEN LEG.
    • RIVAL REMEMBRANCE.
    • WHO WROTE "JUNIUS'S LETTERS"?
    • LITERARY COFFEE-HOUSES IN THE LAST CENTURY.
    • LORD BYRON AND "MY GRANDMOTHER'S REVIEW."
    • WALPOLE'S WAY TO WIN THEM.
    • DR. JOHNSON'S CRITICISMS.
    • GIBBON'S HOUSE, AT LAUSANNE
    • ORIGIN OF "BOZ." (DICKENS.)
    • BOSWELL'S "LIFE OF JOHNSON."
    • PATRONAGE OF AUTHORS.
    • LEARNING FRENCH.
    • JOHNSON'S CLUB-ROOM.
    • DR. CHALMERS'S INDUSTRY.
    • LATEST OF DR. JOHNSON'S CONTEMPORARIES.6
    • A SNAIL DINNER.
    • CURRAN'S IMAGINATION.
    • COWLEY AT CHERTSEY.
    • A PRETTY COMPLIMENT.
    • THOMAS DAY, AND HIS MODEL WIFE.
    • WASHINGTON IRVING AND WILKIE, IN THE ALHAMBRA.
    • BOLINGBROKE AT BATTERSEA.
    • RELICS OF MILTON.
    • WRITING UP THE "TIMES" NEWSPAPER.
    • RELICS OF THE BOAR'S HEAD TAVERN, EASTCHEAP.
    • ORIGIN OF "THE EDINBURGH REVIEW."
    • CLEVER STATESMEN.
    • THE FIRST MAGAZINE.
    • MRS. TRIMMER.
    • BOSWELL'S BEAR-LEADING.
    • LORD ELIBANK AND DR. JOHNSON
    • RELICS OF DR. JOHNSON AT LICHFIELD.
    • COLERIDGE A SOLDIER.
    • COBBETT'S BOYHOOD.
    • COLERIDGE AN UNITARIAN PREACHER.
    • FONTENELLE'S INSENSIBILITY.
    • PAINS AND TOILS OF AUTHORSHIP.
    • JOE MILLER AT COURT.
    • COLLINS' INSANITY.
    • MOORE'S EPIGRAM ON ABBOTT.
    • NEGROES AT HOME.
    • A STRING OF JERROLD'S JOKES.
    • CONCEITED ALARMS OF DENNIS.
    • A COMPOSITION WITH CONSCIENCE.
    • SALE, THE TRANSLATOR OF THE KORAN.
    • THE LATTER DAYS OF LOVELACE.
    • PAYMENT IN KIND.
    • CHATTERTON'S PROFIT AND LOSS RECKONING.
    • LOCKE'S REBUKE OF THE CARD-PLAYING LORDS.
    • HAYDN AND THE SHIP CAPTAIN.
    • HAYDN'S DIPLOMA PIECE AT OXFORD.
    • ORIGIN OF THE BEGGAR'S OPERA.
    • THE TWO SHERIDANS.
    • KILLING NO MURDER.
    • SENSITIVENESS TO CRITICISM.
    • BUTLER AND BUCKINGHAM.
    • THE MERMAID CLUB.
    • PORSON'S MEMORY.
    • WYCHERLEY'S WOOING.
    • A CAROUSE AT BOILEAU'S.
    • THOMSON'S INDOLENCE.
    • A LEARNED YOUNG LADY.
    • A HARD HIT AT POPE.
    • DRYDEN DRUBBED.
    • ROGERS AND "JUNIUS."
    • ALFIERI'S HAIR.
    • SMOLLETT'S HARD FORTUNES.
    • JERROLD'S REBUKE TO A RUDE INTRUDER.
    • AN ODD PRESENT TO SHENSTONE.
    • WALLER, THE COURTIER-POET.
    • FOOTNOTES
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