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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND,

in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of

Pennsylvania

STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON AND CO.

PHILADELPHIA.

COLLINS, PRINTER

PREFACE.

ENCOURAGED by the favorable manner in which the first edition of the “English Literature of the Nineteenth Century' was received, I felt it to be no less a duty than a pleasure to do all I could to improve it when it should be published in a permanent form. Accordingly, since the first appearance of the work, I have given not only the chief portion of my own time, aside from my

schoolduties, to further reading and investigations in relation to the subject, but have been much benefited by the counsels of a few literary friends, whose kindness I would hereby gratefully acknowledge. If they see that I have not in all cases adopted their suggestions, I am sure they will be quite ready to concede to me that independence of thought and action which they would claim for themselves. I have also courteously received from many of the living authors directions where I could obtain fuller information concerning their own lives and publications, and thus have corrected a few errors

in the first edition.

Twenty-seven new authors will be found in the present edition; namely, Thomas Haynes Bayly, Thomas Carlyle, Hartley Coleridge, George Croly, Allan "Cunningham, Sir Humphry Davy, Thomas De Quincey, Thomas Dick, Maria Edgeworth, Augustus Hare, Charles Julius Hare, James Hogg, Leigh Hunt, John Keble, Walter Savage Landor, Charles Mackay, Richard Monckton Milnes, David Macbeth Moir, John Moultrie, Mungo Park, Bryan Waller

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Proctor, James Smith, Caroline Anne Southey, Jane Taylor, Alfred Tennyson, Alaric Watts, John Wolcot.

As in the former, so in this edition, some may not find a favorite author noticed, nor favorite pieces of many whose names do appear; but they who can best estimate the nature of such a labor, and the embarrassment which must have been constantly felt from the very richness and variety of the materials, will be the most ready to make all allowance for any errors of omission or of commission. thing I can truly say, I have endeavored to represent the views and feelings of every author inserted, fairly and honestly; and where any one has shown that his heart was particularly and deeply interested in any one great subject, I have felt it my duty, without fear or favor, to let his views on that subject appear.

In conclusion, I have only to say that I can wish no greater favor shown to this work than the “Compendium" has received; and having taken every pains to make it as perfect as I could, not to please any clique or sect, or to favor any particular latitude or special market, but to promote the cause of sound learning and education in harmony with pure Christian morals, the best interests of humanity, and the cause of universal truth, I now commit it to the judgment of an intelligent public.

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND. PHILADELPHIA, July 4, 1853.

NOTE.—In this second impression from the storeotype plates I have corrected three or four errors detected in the first, and made some additions to the biographical sketches of Herbert Knowles, Lætitia E. Maclean, (L. E. L.,) Lant Carpenter, Amelia Opie, John Keble, and Caroline Anne Southey.

C. D. c. March, 1854.

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF AUTHORS.

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ALISON, ARCHIBALD.. 356 CroLY, GEORGE......
ARNOLD, Thomas...... 386 CUMBERLAND, RICHARD......... 90
BAILLIE, JOANNA....... 545 CUNNINGHAM, ALLAN............ 399
BARBAULD, Anna LETITIA.... 166 Davy, Sır HUMPHRY...

............. 201 BARTON, BERNARD............. 494 DE QUINCEY, THOMAS............. 748 BAFLY, Thomas H NES....... 367 Dick, THOMAS.......

575 BEATTIE, JAMES.......

40 DRAKE, NATHAN......... ..... 338 Blair, HUGH.........

29 DYMOND, JONATHAN.............. 195 BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT........ 137 EDGEWORTH, MARIA............. 486 Bowles, William Lisle....... 527 Elliott, EBENEZER.............. 502 BROCGHAM, HENRY (LORD).... 769 ERSKINE, THOMAS..... ........ 143 Brown, THOMAS....... 115 FOSTER, JOHN........

419 BROWNING, ELIZABETH BAR- GranAmE, JAMES......... 96

670 GURNEY, JOSEPH JOHN.......... 470 BRYDGES, SIR EGERTON....... 345 HALL, ROBERT......

212 BUTLER, CHARLES.... 245 HARE, AUGUSTUS......... 706 Byron, GEORGE GORDON........ 155 Hare, CHARLES Julius......... 706 CAMPBELL, THOMAS....... 424 Hazlitt, WILLIAM........... 205 CARLYLE, THOMAS....... 661 HEBER, REGINALD............... 180 CARPENTER, LANT......... 379 HEMANS, FELICIA... ........... 326 CARTER, ELIZABETH.......... 57 HogG, JAYES......

321 CHALMERS, THOMAS....... 464 Hood, Thomas......

440 CHAPONE, HESTER...... 35 Howitt, MARY.....

753 COLERIDGE, HARTLEY......... 683 Howitt, WILLIAM....... ..... 760 COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor... 292 Hunt, LEIGA.......

727 ...... 691 HUNTER, ANNE..... ............ 123 CRABBE, GEORGE......... 252 IRELAND, JOHN......

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IRVING, EDWARD.....
306 Park, MUNGO..

64 JAMESON, MRS............ 736 POLLOK, ROBERT..

188 JEFFREY, Francis....

509 Proctor, BRYAN W .............. 743 KEBLE, JOHN......... 711 Rogers, SAMUEL....

583 KNOWLES, Herbert............. 108 Scott, WalteR......... 228 Knox, VICESIMUS... 125 SEWARD, ANNA.....

78 LAMB, CHARLES......

311 SHARP, GRANVILLE...... .... 101 LANDOR, WALTER S...... 620 SMITH, CHARLOTTE...............

80 MACAULAY, Thomas BABING- SMITH, HORACE..

480 637 SMITH, JAMES...

373 MACKAY, CHARLES..... 701 Suite, SYDNEY..

448 MACKENZIE, HENRY..... 220 SOUTHEY, CAROLINE ANNE...... 765 MackintOSI, JAMES............. 263 SOUTHEY, ROBERT................ 404 MACLEAN, LÆTITIA ELIZABETH 360 TAYLOR, JANE........

149 MANT, RICHARD......... 478 TENNYSON, ALFRED............... 649 Miluan, Henry Hart......... 627 TIGHE, Mary...

86 MILNES, RICHARD M............ 724 TUPPER, Martin F............... 715 MITCHELL, THOMAS....... 436 WARREN, SAMUEL......... 697 Moir, David M............. 552 | WARTON, JOSEPI..... ........ 17 Montagu, ELIZABETH........ 24 Watts, ALARIC.............. 732 MONTGOMERY, JAMES............. 593 WHATELY, RICHARD............. 674 MOORE, THOMAS.....

564 WHITE, HENRY KIRKE.......... 70 More, Hannah.....

271 WILBERFORCE, WILLIAM........ 286 MOULTRIE, JOHN......... 688 Wilson, Joun..

606 Norton, CAROLINE ELIZABETH 656 Wolcot, John...... .... 110 Opie, AMELIA......

614 WOLFE, CHARLES.................... 131 PALEY, William...

50 | WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM........ 532

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