English Essays

English Essays

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Author names not noted above: Ben Jonson, Abraham Cowley, Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Samuel Johnson, David Hume, Sydney Smith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Thomas De Quincey, Percy Bysshe Shelley Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name qHarvard Classics, q this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as qDr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, q it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XXVII features 24 important essays from 17 essential English writers, including: [ qThe Defense of Poesyq by Sir Philip Sidney [ qOn Shakespeareq and qOn Baconq by Ben Jonson [ qOf Agricultureq by Abraham Cowley [ qThe Vision of Mirzaq and qWestminster Abbeyq by Joseph Addison [ qThe Spectator Clubq by Sir Richard Steele [ qHints Towards an Essay on Conversation, q qA Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding, q qA Letter of Advice to a Young Poet, q and qOn the Death of Esther Johnson (Stella)q by Jonathan Swift [ qThe Shortest-Way With the Dissentersq and qThe Education of Womenq by Daniel Defoe [ qLife of Addison, 1672-1719q by Samuel Johnson [ qOf the Standard of Tasteq by David Hume [ qFallacies of Anti-reformersq by Sydney Smith [ qOn Poesy or Artq by Samuel Taylor Coleridge [ qOf Persons One Would Wish to Have Seenq by William Hazlitt [ qDeaths of Little Childrenq and qOn the Realities of Imaginationq by Leigh Hunt [ qOn the Tragedies of Shakespeareq by Charles Lamb [ qLevana and Our Ladies of Sorrowq by Thomas De Quincey [ qA Defense of Poetryq by Percy Bysshe Shelley [ qMachiavelliq by Thomas Babington Macaulay.It is reasonable to suppose that Addison counteracted, as far as he was able, the malignant and blasting influence of the Lieutenant, and that at least by his intervention some good was done, and some mischief prevented. When he was inanbsp;...

Title:English Essays
Author:Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Babington Macaulay
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2010-01-01


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