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A Book of English ProsePart II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools by Lubbock, Percy, 1879-1965

A Book of English ProsePart II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools by Lubbock, Percy, 1879-1965

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Title: A Book of English Prose

Part II, Arranged for Secondary and High Schools
Author: Percy Lubbock
Release Date: November 14, 2006 [EBook #19811]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK A BOOK OF ENGLISH PROSE ***

Produced by Al Haines
A Book of English Prose

Part II
_Arranged for Secondary and High Schools_
BY

PERCY LUBBOCK, M.A.

KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Cambridge:
at the University Press
1913

Cambridge:
PRINTED BY JOHN CLAY, M.A.
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS

PREFATORY NOTE

The Editor desires to record his thanks to Messrs
Macmillan & Co., Ltd., Messrs Chatto & Windus
and Messrs Longmans, Green & Co., for their respective
permission to include in this volume passages from
Walter Pater's _Miscellaneous Studies_, from R. L. Stevenson's
_Random Memories_ and from Newman's _Historical
Sketches_.

P. L.
October 1913
CONTENTS
PAGE
Death of Sir Gawaine. . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas Malory_
1
The Queen's Speech to her last
Parliament. . . . . . . . . . . . _Elizabeth, Queen of England_
4
Death of Cleopatra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas North_
8
The Vanity of Greatness. . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Walter Ralegh_
12
The Law of Nations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Richard Hooker_
16
Of Studies.. .................. _Francis Bacon_
17
Meditation on Death. . . . . . . . . . . . . _William Drummond_
19
Primitive Life
. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ._Thomas Hobbes_
21
Character of a Plodding Student. . . . . . . . . . _John Earle_
24
Charity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas Browne_
25
The Danger of interfering with the Liberty
of the Press
. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. _John Milton_
27
Death of Falkland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Earl of Clarendon_
30
The End of the Pilgrimage. . . . . . . . . . . . . _John Bunyan_
35
Poetry and Music
. ............ _Sir William Temple_
40
A Day in the Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Samuel Pepys_
42
Captain Singleton in China. . .. . .. . .. . . _Daniel Defoe_
46
The Art of Conversation. . . . . . . . . . . . _Jonathan Swift_
51
The Royal Exchange
. . .. . .. . .. . .. . _Joseph Addison_
56
Sir Roger de Coverley's Ancestors. . . . . . . _Richard Steele_
60
Partridge at the Play. . . . . . . . . . . . . _Henry Fielding_
65
A Journey in a Stage-coach. . . . . . . . . . . _Samuel Johnson_
71
Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim.. ........ _Laurence Sterne_
76
The Funeral of George II. . . . . . . . . . . . _Horace Walpole_
79
The Credulity of the English.. ........ _Oliver Goldsmith_
83
Decay of the Principles of Liberty.. ....... _Edmund Burke_
85
The Candidate for Parliament.. ......... _William Cowper_
89
Youth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Edward Gibbon_
93
First Sight of Dr Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . _James Boswell_

94 Arrival at Osbaldistone Hall.. ........ _Sir Walter Scott_ 100 A Visit to Coleridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

_Charles Lamb_ 107
Diogenes and Plato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

_W. S. Landor_ 109 An Invitation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Jane Austen_ 113 Coleridge as Preacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . _William Hazlitt_ 118 A Dream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Thomas de Quincey_ 120 The Use of Poetry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _John Keats_ 122 The Flight to Varennes.. ............ _Thomas Carlyle_ 124 The Trial of the Seven Bishops. . . . . . . . . . _Lord Macaulay_ 130 The University of Athens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . _J. H. Newman_ 135 The House of the Seven Gables. . . . . . . _Nathaniel Hawthorne_ 140 Denis Duval's first journey to London. . . . . _W. M. Thackeray_ 144

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