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Henry Craik, ed.  English Prose.  1916.
 
Vol. IV. Eighteenth Century
 
Introduction by Henry Craik
Conyers Middleton.
 1683–1750.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
The First Triumvirate
Letter to Venn
A Defence of Free Enquiry in Religion
George Berkeley.
 1685–1753.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
The Advantages of Immaterialism
The Virtues of Vice
The Delusions of Sense
The Pebble Argument answered by Anticipation
William Law.
 1686–1761.  
Critical Introduction by J. H. Overton
Confirmation
Character of Ouranius
The Fall of Adam
The Atonement
Divine Knowledge
Samuel Richardson.
 1689–1761.  
Critical Introduction by J. H. Millar
Miss Clarissa Harlowe to Miss Howe
Mr. Lovelace to John Belford, Esq.
Mr. Lovelace to John Belford, Esq.
Mr. Belford to Robert Lovelace, Esq.
Joseph Butler.
 1692–1752.  
Critical Introduction by James Bonar
The Habit of Casual Reading
Actions Natural and Unnatural
Self-love and Appetites
Providence punishes Vice, and mitigates the Punishment
The Argument from Probability in Religion
The Practical Rule of Conduct
The Burden of Much Talking
Lord Chesterfield.
 1694–1773.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Manners makyth Man
The Falsehood of Commonplaces
A Good and a Bad Style
Voltaire
William Warburton.
 1698–1779.  
Critical Introduction by W. Macneile Dixon
Language helped by Action
How to meet Attacks
God’s Moral Government
John Wesley.
 1703–1791.  
Critical Introduction by J. H. Overton
A Man of One Book
On Dress
On the Results of Methodism
Henry Fielding.
 1707–1754.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
The Passengers to Hades
Poet and Player
A Political Microcosm
Partridge on Valour
Paternal Advice
Mrs. Francis of Ryde
The Give-and-Take of Friendship
The Qualifications of the Historian
Samuel Johnson.
 1709–1784.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Critics
Good Humour
Pedantry
Travellers’ Affectations
Praises of Solitude
Conversation
Style
English Literature
The Flying Machine
Poetry
A Life according to Nature
The Loss of a Friend
Metaphysical Poets
Milton
Religious Poetry
Dryden as Critic
A Digression
A Task completed
Letter to Lord Chesterfield
David Hume.
 1711–1776.  
Critical Introduction by J. H. Millar
A Defence of Philosophy
King and Parliament
Character of Himself
Where Philosophy is helpless
The State’s Interest in Stored Labour
Reason no Aid to Religion
Laurence Sterne.
 1713–1768.  
Critical Introduction by H. D. Traill
My Uncle Toby’s Siege Operations
The Death of Bobby
Corporal Trim and the Curate
Tristram and the Ass
A Franciscan Monk
Thomas Gray.
 1716–1771.  
Critical Introduction by John W. Hales
To Grasmere
By Ingleborough to Gordale Scar
Netley Abbey
A Sunrise
Horace Walpole.
 1717–1797.  
Critical Introduction by W. P. Ker
A Summary of the Progress of Taste
Hogarth’s Genius
Character of Pitt
Alpine Scenery: The Grande Chartreuse
The War: Burke
Old Age: France: Madame D’Arblay
Gilbert White.
 1720–1793.  
Critical Introduction by Norman Moore
Migration of Birds
Miscellaneous Observations
On the Flight of Birds
The Fern-Owl
The Rook
Tobias Smollett.
 1721–1771.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
Roderick at Surgeon’s Hall
Sir Launcelot in the Madhouse
The Cheerful Society of Bath
William Robertson.
 1721–1793.  
Critical Introduction by William Wallace
The Death of Rizzio
The Reformation
The Feudal System
Resignation of a Crown
Columbus nearing Land
Montezuma
Richard Price.
 1723–1791.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
Do our Faculties deceive us?
The Effects of Custom
The Vision of the World
Sir Joshua Reynolds.
 1723–1792.  
Critical Introduction by Reginald Brimley Johnson
Michael Angelo
Maxims of Art
Beauty
Johnson against Garrick
Adam Smith.
 1723–1790.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
Humour
The Aspect of Nature to the Savage
How Art produces its Effects
Remorse
The Supreme Tribunal of Conduct
Power sacrificed to Selfishness
Public Benefit promoted by Individual Aims
Thomas Warton.
 1728–1790.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Feudalism
Chaucer’s House of Fame
Gower’s Mistakes
Chatterton’s Forgeries
Mediæval Imitations of the Classics
A Flood of Classicism
The Elizabethan Age
Oliver Goldsmith.
 1730–1774.  
Critical Introduction by Austin Dobson
A City Night-piece
The Strolling Player
The Man in Black
Beau Tibbs at Home
Beau Tibbs at Vauxhall
The Family of Wakefield
Family Misfortunes
Dedication of The Deserted Village
Edmund Burke.
 1729–1797.  
Critical Introduction by W. Macneile Dixon
The True Policy of Great Britain towards her American Colonies
Defence of his Political Conduct
Liberty
The Mistaken Methods, and the Resulting Crimes of the French Revolution
The Rights of Man
The End of the Age of Chivalry
The Tendency of Democracy to excess in the Exercise, and in the Desire, of Power
The Rights of the Majority
The Duke of Bedford’s Censure on the Bounty of the Crown
The House of Lords and Warren Hastings
William Cowper.
 1731–1800.  
Critical Introduction by W. P. Ker
Mr. Village to Mr. Town
A Visit from a Candidate
Mr. Newton as Inquisitor
Beau and the Water-Lily
Joseph Priestley.
 1733–1804.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
Of Correction
Ridicule as a Test of Faith
Effects of a Code of Education
Samuel Horsley.
 1733–1806.  
Critical Introduction by J. H. Overton
The Platonic and Christian Trinity
The Water and the Blood
The Heathen Poet and the Bible
Edward Gibbon.
 1737–1794.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
Constantius at Rome
The Diet of the Tartars
The Battle of Châlons
Justinian’s Code
The Moslem Capture of Aleppo and Antioch
Byzantine Literature
Magdalen College, Oxford
Finale
James Boswell.
 1740–1795.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
The Pains and Pleasures of Authorship
To Sir Joshua Reynolds
Boswell’s Introduction to Johnson
Oliver Goldsmith
Johnson’s Peculiarities of Manner
Johnson’s Interview with the King
Clear your Mind of Cant
William Paley.
 1743–1805.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
A Popular Maxim Examined
Saint Paul
The Advantage of Proofs for the Being of God
Henry Mackenzie.
 1745–1831.  
Critical Introduction by George Saintsbury
Old Edwards and the Press-gang
Miss Homespun and My Lady
Mackenzie on Burns
Hannah More.
 1745–1833.  
Critical Introduction by Reginald Brimley Johnson
Profession and Practice
A Religious Family
The Marriage Market
A Natural Philosopher
A Plain Man on his Daughter’s Favourite Novels
Dress and Literature
The Art of Conversation
Jeremy Bentham.
 1748–1832.  
Critical Introduction by F. C. Montague
The Point at which Resistance becomes a Duty incapable of Definition
Government by Generalization
Frances (Fanny) Burney
(Madame d’Arblay).
 1752–1840.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars
Evelina to the Rev. Mr. Villars
Mr. Villars to Evelina
Evelina to Miss Mirvan
A Man of the Ton
Pride and Prejudice
Dugald Stewart.
 1753–1828.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
The Desire of Esteem
The Use and Abuse of General Principles in Politics
The Imagination in Science
William Beckford.
 1760–1844.  
Critical Introduction by W. J. Garnett
A Dream in Kent
The Court of the Queen of Portugal
William Cobbett.
 1763–1835.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
Why Leave England?
The Crown Grub
The King’s English
Early Rising
Air and Exercise
Sir James
Mackintosh.
 1765–1832.  
Critical Introduction by J. Bonar
The Age of Chivalry is Gone
The Right of Rebellion
Freedom of Speech
Isaac Disraeli.
 1766–1848.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Dennis the Critic
Genius
The Playthings of Philosophers
Maria Edgeworth.
 1768–1849.  
Critical Introduction by Henry Craik
Types of Irish Landlords
The Hibernian Mendicant
The Bore

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