Character Writings of the Seventeenth Century
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Character Writings of the Seventeenth Century

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  • CHARACTER WRITINGS
  • OF THE
  • SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.
  • STUPIDITY.
  • A RUFFLER.
  • A TRAVELLER.
  • THE TRUE CRITIC.
  • THE CHARACTER OF THE PERSONS.
  • SIR THOMAS OVERBURY'S CHARACTERS;
  • OR,
  • WITTY DESCRIPTIONS OF THE PROPERTIES OF SUNDRY PERSONS.
  • A GOOD WOMAN.
  • A VERY WOMAN.
  • HER NEXT PART.
  • A DISSEMBLER
  • A COURTIER,
  • A GOLDEN ASS
  • A FLATTERER
  • AN IGNORANT GLORY-HUNTER
  • A TIMIST
  • AN AMORIST
  • AN AFFECTED TRAVELLER
  • A WISE MAN
  • A NOBLE SPIRIT
  • AN OLD MAN
  • A COUNTRY GENTLEMAN
  • A FINE GENTLEMAN
  • AN ELDER BROTHER
  • A BRAGGADOCIO WELSHMAN
  • A PEDANT.
  • A SERVING-MAN
  • AN HOST
  • AN OSTLER
  • THE TRUE CHARACTER OF A DUNCE.
  • A GOOD WIFE
  • A MELANCHOLY MAN
  • A SAILOR
  • A SOLDIER
  • A TAILOR
  • A PURITAN
  • A MERE COMMON LAWYER
  • A MERE SCHOLAR.
  • A TINKER
  • AN APPARITOR
  • AN ALMANAC-MAKER
  • A HYPOCRITE
  • A CHAMBERMAID.
  • A PRECISIAN.
  • AN INNS OF COURT MAN.
  • A MERE FELLOW OF AN HOUSE.
  • A WORTHY COMMANDER IN THE WARS
  • A VAINGLORIOUS COWARD IN COMMAND
  • A PIRATE,
  • AN ORDINARY FENCER
  • A PUNY CLERK.
  • A FOOTMAN.
  • A NOBLE AND RETIRED HOUSEKEEPER
  • AN INTRUDER INTO FAVOUR
  • A FAIR AND HAPPY MILKMAID
  • AN ARRANT HORSE-COURSER
  • A ROARING BOY.
  • A DRUNKEN DUTCHMAN RESIDENT IN ENGLAND
  • A PHANTASTIQUE: AN IMPROVIDENT YOUNG GALLANT,
  • A BUTTON-MAKER OF AMSTERDAM
  • A DISTASTER OF THE TIME
  • A MERE FELLOW OF AN HOUSE
  • A MERE PETTIFOGGER
  • AN INGROSSER OF CORN.
  • A DEVILISH USURER
  • A WATERMAN
  • A REVEREND JUDGE
  • A VIRTUOUS WIDOW
  • AN ORDINARY WIDOW
  • A QUACK-SALVER
  • A CANTING ROGUE.
  • A FRENCH COOK.
  • A SEXTON
  • A JESUIT
  • AN EXCELLENT ACTOR.
  • A FRANKLIN.
  • A RHYMER
  • A COVETOUS MAN.
  • THE PROUD MAN
  • A PRISON.
  • A PRISONER
  • A CREDITOR
  • A SERGEANT
  • HIS YEOMAN
  • A COMMON CRUEL JAILOR
  • WHAT A CHARACTER IS.
  • THE CHARACTER OF A HAPPY LIFE.
  • AN ESSAY OF VALOUR.
  • JOSEPH HALL'S
  • CHARACTERS OF VICES AND VIRTUES
  • A DOMESTIC CHAPLAIN.
  • THE WITLESS GALLANT.
  • CHARACTERS OF VIRTUES AND VICES.
  • IN TWO BOOKS.
  • A PREMONITION or THE TITLE AND USE OF CHARACTERS.
  • THE FIRST BOOK.
  • CHARACTERISMS OF VIRTUES.
  • THE PROEM.
  • CHARACTER OF THE WISE MAN.
  • OF AN HONEST MAN.
  • OF THE FAITHFUL MAN.
  • OF THE HUMBLE MAN.
  • OF A VALIANT MAN.
  • OF A PATIENT MAN.
  • OF THE TRUE FRIEND.
  • OF THE TRULY NOBLE.
  • OF THE GOOD MAGISTRATE.
  • OF THE PENITENT.
  • HE IS A HAPPY MAN
  • THE SECOND BOOK.
  • CHARACTERISMS OF VICES.
  • THE PROEM.
  • CHARACTER OF THE HYPOCRITE.
  • OF THE BUSYBODY.
  • OF THE SUPERSTITIOUS.
  • OF THE PROFANE.
  • OF THE MALCONTENT.
  • OF THE INCONSTANT.
  • OF THE FLATTERER.
  • OF THE SLOTHFUL.
  • OF THE COVETOUS.
  • OF THE VAINGLORIOUS.
  • OF THE PRESUMPTUOUS.
  • OF THE DISTRUSTFUL.
  • OF THE AMBITIOUS.
  • OF THE UNTHRIFT.
  • OF THE ENVIOUS.
  • JOHN STEPHENS,
  • JOHN EARLE
  • MICROCOSMOGRAPHY;
    • OR,
  • A PIECE OF THE WORLD CHARACTERIZED.
  • A CHILD
  • A YOUNG RAW PREACHER
  • A GRAVE DIVINE
  • A MERE DULL PHYSICIAN.
  • AN ALDERMAN.
  • A DISCONTENTED MAN
  • AN ANTIQUARY.
  • A YOUNGER BROTHER.
  • A MERE FORMAL MAN
  • A CHURCH-PAPIST
  • A SELF-CONCEITED MAN
  • A TOO IDLY RESERVED MAN
  • A TAVERN
  • A SHARK
  • A CARRIER
  • A YOUNG MAN.
  • AN OLD COLLEGE BUTLER
  • AN UPSTART COUNTRY KNIGHT
  • AN IDLE GALLANT
  • A CONSTABLE
  • A DOWN-RIGHT SCHOLAR
  • A PLAIN COUNTRY FELLOW
  • A PLAYER.
  • A DETRACTOR
  • A YOUNG GENTLEMAN OF THE UNIVERSITY
  • A WEAK MAN
  • A TOBACCO-SELLER
  • A POT-POET
  • A PLAUSIBLE MAN
  • A BOWL-ALLEY
  • THE WORLD'S WISE MAN
  • A SURGEON
  • A CONTEMPLATIVE MAN
  • A SHE PRECISE HYPOCRITE
  • A SCEPTIC IN RELIGION
  • AN ATTORNEY.
  • A PARTIAL MAN
  • A TRUMPETER
  • A VULGAR-SPIRITED MAN
  • A PLODDING STUDENT
  • PAUL'S WALK[64]
  • A COOK.
  • A BOLD FORWARD MAN
  • A BAKER.
  • A PRETENDER TO LEARNING
  • A HERALD
  • THE COMMON SINGING-MEN IN CATHEDRAL CHURCHES
  • A SHOPKEEPER.
  • A BLUNT MAN
  • A HANDSOME HOSTESS
  • A CRITIC
  • A SERGEANT, OR CATCH-POLE
  • A UNIVERSITY DUN
  • A STAID MAN
  • A MODEST MAN
  • A MERE EMPTY WIT
  • A DRUNKARD
  • A PRISON
  • A SERVING MAN
  • AN INSOLENT MAN
  • ACQUAINTANCE
  • A MERE COMPLIMENTAL MAN
  • A POOR FIDDLER
  • A MEDDLING MAN
  • A GOOD OLD MAN
  • A FLATTERER
  • A HIGH-SPIRITED MAN
  • A MERE GULL CITIZEN
  • A LASCIVIOUS MAN
  • A RASH MAN
  • AN AFFECTED MAN
  • A PROFANE MAN
  • A COWARD
  • A SORDID RICH MAN
  • A MERE GREAT MAN
  • A POOR MAN
  • AN ORDINARY HONEST MAN
  • A SUSPICIOUS OR JEALOUS MAN
  • NICHOLAS BRETON
    • NICH. BRETON.
  • TO THE READER.
  • CHARACTERS UPON ESSAYS,
  • MORAL AND DIVINE.
  • WISDOM.
  • LEARNING.
  • KNOWLEDGE.
  • PRACTICE.
  • PATIENCE.
  • LOVE.
  • PEACE.
  • WAR.
  • VALOUR.
  • RESOLUTION.
  • HONOUR.
  • TRUTH.
  • TIME.
  • DEATH.
  • FAITH.
  • FEAR.
  • OF STUDIES.
  • THE GOOD AND THE BAD;
    • OR,
  • DESCRIPTIONS OF THE WORTHIES AND
  • UNWORTHIES OF THIS AGE.
  • A WORTHY KING.
  • AN UNWORTHY KING.
  • A WORTHY QUEEN.
  • A WORTHY PRINCE.
  • AN UNWORTHY PRINCE.
  • A WORTHY PRIVY COUNCILLOR.
  • AN UNWORTHY COUNCILLOR.
  • A NOBLEMAN.
  • AN UNNOBLE MAN.
  • A WORTHY BISHOP.
  • AN UNWORTHY BISHOP.
  • A WORTHY JUDGE.
  • AN UNWORTHY JUDGE.
  • A WORTHY KNIGHT.
  • AN UNWORTHY KNIGHT.
  • A WORTHY GENTLEMAN.
  • AN UNWORTHY GENTLEMAN.
  • A WORTHY LAWYER.
  • AN UNWORTHY LAWYER.
  • A WORTHY SOLDIER.
  • AN UNTRAINED SOLDIER.
  • A WORTHY PHYSICIAN.
  • AN UNWORTHY PHYSICIAN.
  • A WORTHY MERCHANT.
  • AN UNWORTHY MERCHANT.
  • A GOOD MAN.
  • AN ATHEIST OR MOST BAD MAN.
  • A WISE MAN.
  • A FOOL.
  • AN HONEST MAN.
  • A KNAVE.
  • AN USURER.
  • A BEGGAR.
  • A VIRGIN.
  • A WANTON WOMAN.
  • A QUIET WOMAN.
  • AN UNQUIET WOMAN.
  • A GOOD WIFE.
  • AN EFFEMINATE FOOL.
  • A PARASITE.
  • A DRUNKARD.
  • A COWARD.
  • AN HONEST POOR MAN.
  • A JUST MAN.
  • A REPENTANT SINNER.
  • A REPROBATE.
  • AN OLD MAN.
  • A YOUNG MAN.
  • A HOLY MAN.
  • GEOFFREY MINSHULL.
  • FROM THE DEDICATION OF "ESSAYS AND CHARACTERS OF A PRISON AND PRISONERS."
  • A CHARACTER OF A PRISONER.
  • HENRY PARROT [?].
  • A SCOLD
  • A GOOD WIFE
  • PLAYER
  • A CORRANTO-COINER
  • JOHN MILTON,
  • ON THE UNIVERSITY CARRIER,
  • ANOTHER ON THE SAME.
  • WYE SALTONSTALL,
  • THE TERM
  • THE HORSE
  • PAMPHLETS
  • JOHN CLEVELAND,
  • THE CHARACTER OF A COUNTRY COMMITTEE-MAN, WITH THE EAR-MARK OF A SEQUESTRATOR.
  • THE CHARACTER OF A DIURNAL-MAKER.
  • THE CHARACTER OF A LONDON DIURNAL.
  • THE VALIANT MAN.
  • SAMUEL BUTLER,
  • CHARACTERS.
  • A DEGENERATE NOBLE; OR, ONE THAT IS PROUD OF HIS BIRTH,
  • A HUFFING COURTIER
  • A COURT BEGGAR
  • A BUMPKIN OR COUNTRY SQUIRE
  • AN ANTIQUARY
  • A PROUD MAN
  • A SMALL POET
  • A PHILOSOPHER
  • A MELANCHOLY MAN
  • A TRAVELLER
  • A CURIOUS MAN
  • A HERALD
  • A VIRTUOSO
  • AN INTELLIGENCER
  • A QUIBBLER
  • A TIME-SERVER
  • A PRATER
  • A DISPUTANT
  • A PROJECTOR
  • A COMPLEMENTER
  • A CHEAT
  • A TEDIOUS MAN
  • A PRETENDER
  • A NEWSMONGER
  • A MODERN CRITIC
  • A BUSY MAN
  • A PEDANT
  • A HUNTER
  • AN AFFECTED MAN
  • A MEDICINE-TAKER
  • THE MISER
  • A SWEARER
  • THE LUXURIOUS
  • AN UNGRATEFUL MAN
  • A SQUIRE OF DAMES
  • AN HYPOCRITE
  • AN OPINIONATER
  • A CHOLERIC MAN
  • A SUPERSTITIOUS MAN
  • A DROLL
  • THE OBSTINATE MAN
  • A ZEALOT
  • THE OVERDOER
  • THE RASH MAN
  • THE AFFECTED OR FORMAL
  • A FLATTERER
  • A PRODIGAL
  • THE INCONSTANT
  • A GLUTTON
  • A RIBALD
  • A MODERN POLITICIAN
  • A MODERN STATESMAN
  • A DUKE OF BUCKS
  • A FANTASTIC
  • AN HARANGUER
  • A RANTER
  • AN AMORIST
  • AN ASTROLOGER
  • A LAWYER
  • AN EPIGRAMMATIST
  • A FANATIC.
  • A PROSELYTE.
  • A CLOWN
  • A WOOER
  • AN IMPUDENT MAN
  • AN IMITATOR
  • A SOT
  • A JUGGLER
  • A ROMANCE-WRITER
  • A LIBELLER
  • A FACTIOUS MEMBER
  • A PLAY-WRITER
  • A MOUNTEBANK
  • A WITTOL
  • A LITIGIOUS MAN
  • A HUMOURIST
  • A LEADER OF A FACTION
  • A DEBAUCHED MAN
  • THE SEDITIOUS MAN
  • THE RUDE MAN
  • A RABBLE
  • A KNIGHT OF THE POST
  • AN UNDESERVING FAVOURITE
  • A MALICIOUS MAN
  • A KNAVE
  • APPENDIX.
  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
  • CHARACTER OF THE HAPPY WARRIOR.
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