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We hug the earth,—how rarely we mount! Methinks we might elevate ourselves a little more. We might climb a tree, at least.
Walking
Henry David
Thoreau
Harvard Classics, Vol. 28
 
Essays
 
English and American
 
The dozen nineteenth-century authors anthologized in this volume include the great English prose artists Arnold and Ruskin and the American cultural heroes Thoreau and Lowell. Their subjects range from personal biographies on Milton, Swift and Lincoln to topical musings on education, philosophy and literature.
 
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CONTENTS
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NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001
 
 
William Makepeace Thackeray
Introductory Note
Jonathan Swift
John Henry Newman
Introductory Note
The Idea of a University
I. What Is a University?
II. Site of a University
III. University Life at Athens
Matthew Arnold
Introductory Note
The Study of Poetry
John Ruskin
Introductory Note
Sesame and Lilies
Lecture I.—Sesame: Of Kings’ Treasuries
Lecture II.—Lilies: Of Queens’ Gardens
Walter Bagehot
Introductory Note
John Milton (1859)
Thomas Henry Huxley
Introductory Note
Science and Culture
Edward Augustus Freeman
Introductory Note
Race and Language
Robert Louis Stevenson
Introductory Note
Truth of Intercourse
Samuel Pepys
William Ellery Channing
Introductory Note
On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes
Introductory Remarks
Lecture I
Lecture II
Edgar Allan Poe
Introductory Note
The Poetic Principle
Henry David Thoreau
Introductory Note
Walking [1862]
James Russell Lowell
Introductory Note
Abraham Lincoln, 1864–1865
Democracy


 
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