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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
J. M. Barrie to Lord Byron
 

J. M. Barrie.  
1860–1937.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Courting of T’nowhead’s Bell
Jess Left Alone
After the Sermon
The Mutual Discovery
Lost Illusions
Sins of Circumstance
Frédéric Bastiat.  
1801–1850.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Petition of Manufacturers of Artificial Light
Stulta and Puera
Inapplicable Terms
Charles Baudelaire.  
1821–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
Meditation
The Death of the Poor
Music
The Broken Bell
The Enemy
Beauty
Death
The Painter of Modern Life
Modernness
From ‘Little Poems in Prose
From a Journal
Lord Beaconsfield.  
1804–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Isa Carrington Cabell
A Day at Ems
The Festa in the “Alhambra
Squibs from ‘The Young Duke
Lothair in Palestine
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.  
1732–1799.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Brander Matthews
Outwitting a Guardian
Outwitting a Husband
Beaumont and Fletcher.  Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ashley Horace Thorndike
John Fletcher.  
1579–1625.  
The Faithful Shepherdess
Song: ‘Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes
Song: ‘God Lyæus, ever young
Beaumont and Fletcher  Aspatia’s Song
John Fletcher.  Leandro’s Song
Francis Beaumont.  
1584–1616.  
True Beauty
John Fletcher.  Ode to Melancholy
Francis Beaumont.  To my Dear Friend, Master Benjamin Jonson, upon His ‘Fox
On the Tombs in Westminster
Beaumont and Fletcher.  Arethusa’s Declaration
The Story of Bellario
Confession of Evadne to Amintor
The Death of the Boy Hengo
Shakespeare and Fletcher.  Roses, their sharp spines being gone
William Beckford.  
1760–1844.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Incantation and the Sacrifice
Vathek and Nouronihar in the Halls of Eblis
Henry Ward Beecher.  
1813–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Lyman Abbott
Book-Stores and Books
Selected Paragraphs
Sermon: Poverty and the Gospel
A New England Sunday
Ludwig van Beethoven.  
1770–1827.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Irenæus Prime-Stevenson
Selected Letters
Carl Michael Bellman.  
1740–1795.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Olga Flinch
To Ulla
Cradle-Song for My Son Carl
Amaryllis
Art and Politics
Drink Out thy Glass
Arnold Bennett.  
1867–1931.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Allan Nevins
The Professional Reviewer
A Children’s Party
The Five Towns
Jeremy Bentham.  
1748–1832.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of the Principle of Utility
Reminiscences of Childhood
Letter from Bowood to George Wilson (1781)
Fragment of a Letter to Lord Lansdowne (1790)
Pierre Jean de Béranger.  
1780–1857.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Alcée Fortier
From ‘The Gipsies
The Gad-Fly
Draw it Mild
The King of Yvetot
Fortune
The People’s Reminiscences
The Old Tramp
Fifty Years
The Garret
My Tomb
From his Preface to his Collected Poems
Henri Bergson.  
1859–1941.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Pepperell Montague
From ‘Creative Evolution
George Berkeley.  
1685–1753.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America
Essay on Tar-Water
Hector Berlioz.  
1803–1869.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Italian Race as Musicians and Auditors
The Famous “Snuff-Box Treachery
On Gluck
On Bach
Music as an Aristocratic Art
The Beginning of a “Grand Passion
On Theatrical Managers in Relation to Art
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux.  
1090/1–1153.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Saint Bernard’s Hymn
Monastic Luxury
From His Sermon on the Death of Gerard
Bernard of Cluny.  
Twelfth Century.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cowper Prime
Brief Life is Here Our Portion
Juliana Berners.  
b. 1388?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Here Begynnyth the Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle
Sir Walter Besant.  
1836–1901.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Old-Time London
The Synagogue
Bestiaries and  
Lapidaries.  
Critical Introduction by Oscar Kuhns
Guillaume le Clerc de Normandie.  
Thirteenth Century.  
The Lion
The Pelican
The Eagle
The Phœnix
The Ant
The Siren
The Whale
The Crocodile
The Turtle-Dove
The Mandragora
Lapidaries.  Sapphire
Coral
Willem Bilderdijk.  
1756–1831.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ode to Beauty
From the ‘Ode to Napoleon
Slighted Love
The Village Schoolmaster
Bion of Smyrna.  
fl. c. 100 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Threnody
Hesper
Augustine Birrell.  
1850–1933.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Dr. Johnson
The Office of Literature
Truth-Hunting
Benvenuto Cellini
On the Alleged Obscurity of Mr. Browning’s Poetry
Otto von Bismarck.  
1815–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Munroe Smith
Letters—To Frau von Arnim
Letters—To His Wife, 1851–9
Letters—To His Brother-in-Law, Oscar von Arnim
Letters—To His Wife, 1862–70
Personal Characteristics of the Members of the Frankfort Diet
From a Speech on the Military Bill
Björnstjerne Björnson.  
1832–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
Over the Lofty Mountains
The Cloister in the South
The Plea of King Magnus
Sin and Death
The Princess
Sigurd Slembe’s Return
How the Mountain was Clad
The Father
William Black.  
1841–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The End of Macleod of Dare
Sheila in London
Richard Doddridge Blackmore.  
1825–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Desperate Venture
A Wedding and a Revenge
Landing the Trout
A Dane in the Dike
William Blake.  
1757–1827.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Song: ‘My silks and fine array
Song: ‘Love and harmony combine
The Two Songs
Night
The Piper and the Child
Holy Thursday
A Cradle Song
The Little Black Boy
The Tiger
Charles Blanc.  
1813–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Rembrandt
Albert Dürer’s ‘Melancholia
Ingres
Calamatta’s Studio
Blanc’s Début as Art Critic
Delacroix’s ‘Bark of Dante
Genesis of the ‘Grammar
Moral Influence of Art
Poussin’s ‘Shepherds of Arcadia
Landscape
Style
Law of Proportion in Architecture
Steen Steensen Blicher.  
1782–1848.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Picture
The Knitting-Room
The Hosier
Mathilde Blind.  
1841–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Love in Exile
Seeking
The Songs of Summer
A Parable
Love’s Somnambulist
The Mystic’s Vision
From ‘Tarantella
O Moon, Large Golden Summer Moon!’
Green Leaves and Sere
Giovanni Boccaccio.  
1313–1375.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William James Stillman
Frederick of the Alberighi and His Falcon
The Jew Converted to Christianity by Going to Rome
The Story of Saladin and the Jew Usurer
The Story of Griselda
Friedrich von Bodenstedt.  
1819–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Two
Wine
Song: ‘Down on the vast deep ocean
Unchanging
The Poetry of Mirza-Schaffy
Mirza-Schaffy
The School of Wisdom
An Excursion into Armenia
Mirza-Jussuf
Wisdom and Knowledge
Johann Jakob Bodmer.  
1698–1783.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Kinship of the Arts
Poetry and Painting
A Tribute to Tobacco
Boethius.  
d. 524.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of the Greatest Good
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux.  
1636–1711.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Advice to Authors
The Pastoral, the Elegy, the Ode, and the Epigram
To Molière
Gaston Boissier.  
1823–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Madame de Sévigné as a Letter-Writer
French Society in the Seventeenth Century
How Horace Lived at His Country House
George Henry Boker.  
1823–1890.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Black Regiment
The Sword-Bearer
Sonnets
Saint Bonaventura.  
c. 1217–1274.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Davidson
On the Beholding of God in His Footsteps in This Sensible World
George Borrow.  
1803–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Julian Hawthorne
At the Horse-Fair
A Meeting
Juan Boscán.  
d. 1542.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
On the Death of Garcilaso
A Picture of Domestic Happiness
Jacques Bénigne Bossuet.  
1627–1704.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Adolphe Cohn
From the Sermon ‘Upon the Unity of the Church
Opening of the Funeral Oration on Henrietta of France
From the ‘Discourse upon Universal History
Public Spirit in Rome
James Boswell.  
1740–1795.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Frederick Johnson
An Account of Corsica
A Tour to Corsica
From the ‘Life of Samuel Johnson
Paul Bourget.  
1852–1935.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Pierre Dareutiere de Bâcourt
The American Family
The Aristocratic Vision of M. Renan
The Divorced Mother and her Son
A Grand Seigneur
Sir John Bowring.  
1792–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Cross of Christ
Watchman! What of the Night?
Hymn: ‘From the recesses of a lowly spirit
From Luis de Góngora—Not All Nightingales
From John Kollar—Sonnet
From Bogdanovich (Old Russian)—Song
From Bobrov—The Golden Palace
From Dmitriev—The Dove and The Stranger
From Sarbiewski—Sapphics to a Rose
Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen.  
1848–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Norwegian Dance
Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  
1835–1915.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Advent of the ‘Hirelings
How Bright She Was, How Lovely Did She Show
Georg Brandes.  
1842–1927.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
Björnstjerne Björnson
The Historical Movement in Modern Literature
Sebastian Brant.  
1458–1521.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Universal Shyp
Of Hym That Togyder Wyll Serve Two Maysters
Of To[o] Moche Spekynge or Bablynge
Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantôme.  
d. 1614.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Dancing of Royalty
The Shadow of a Tomb
M. le Constable Anne de Montmorency
Two Famous Entertainments
Fredrika Bremer.  
1801–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Home-Coming
The Landed Proprietor
A Family Picture
Clemens Brentano.  
1778–1842.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Nurse’s Watch
The Castle in Austria
Robert Bridges.  
1844–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Franklin Henry Giddings
The Growth of Love
Thou Didst Delight My Eyes
Gay Marigold is Frolic
Eugène Brieux.  
1858–1932.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Clayton Meeker Hamilton
A Proposal of Marriage
Justice and the Law
The Destruction of the Gods
The Eternal Hope
Love and Necessity
John Bright.  
1811–1889.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From the Speech on the Corn Laws (1843)
From the Speech on Incendiarism in Ireland (1844)
From the Speech on Non-Recognition of the Southern Confederacy (1861)
From the Speech on the State of Ireland (1866)
From the Speech on the Irish Established Church (1868)
Brillat-Savarin.  
1755–1826.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From the ‘Physiology of Taste
Charlotte Brontë.  
and Her Sisters.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Charlotte Brontë.  
1816–1855.  
Jane Eyre’s Wedding-Day
Madame Beck
A Yorkshire Landscape
Emily Brontë.  
1818–1848.  
The End of Heathcliff
Phillips Brooks.  
1835–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Personal Character
The Courage of Opinions
Literature and Life
Charles Brockden Brown.  
1771–1810.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Wieland’s Statement
Dr. John Brown.  
1810–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Marjorie Fleming
The Death of Thackeray
Sir Thomas Browne.  
1605–1682.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Francis Bacon
From the ‘Religio Medici
From ‘Christian Morals
From ‘Hydriotaphia, or Urn-Burial
From ‘A Fragment on Mummies
From ‘A Letter to a Friend
Some Relations Whose Truth We Fear
William Browne.  
c. 1590–c. 1645.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Circe’s Charm
The Hunted Squirrel
As Careful Merchants Do Expecting Stand
Song of the Sirens
An Epistle on Parting
Sonnets to Cælia
Henry Howard Brownell.  
1820–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Annus Memorabilis
Words for the ‘Hallelujah Chorus
Coming
Psychaura
Suspiria Noctis
Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  
1806–1861.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Musical Instrument
My Heart and I
From ‘Catarina to Camoens
The Sleep
The Cry of the Children
Mother and Poet
A Court Lady
The Prospect
De Profundis
The Cry of the Human
Romance of the Swan’s Nest
The Best Thing in the World
Selected Sonnets from the Portuguese
A False Step
A Child’s Thought of God
Cheerfulness Taught by Reason
Robert Browning.  
1812–1889.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward L. Burlingame
Andrea Del Sarto
A Toccata of Galuppi’s
Confessions
Love Among the Ruins
A Grammarian’s Funeral
My Last Duchess
Up at a Villa—Down in the City
In Three Days
In a Year
Evelyn Hope
Prospice
The Patriot
One Word More
Orestes Augustus Brownson.  
1803–1876.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Saint-Simonism
Ferdinand Brunetière.  
1849–1906.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Adolphe Cohn
Taine and Prince Napoleon
The Literatures of France, England, and Germany
Giordano Bruno.  
1548–1600.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Discourse of Poets
Canticle of the Shining Ones
The Song of the Nine Singers
Of Immensity
Life Well Lost
Parnassus Within
Compensation
Life for Song
William Cullen Bryant.  
1794–1878.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop
Thanatopsis
The Crowded Street
The Death of the Flowers
The Conqueror’s Grave
The Battle-Field
To a Waterfowl
Robert of Lincoln
June
To the Fringed Gentian
The Future Life
To the Past
James Bryce.  
1838–1922.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Position of Women in the United States
The Ascent of Ararat
The Work of the Roman Empire
Francis Trevelyan Buckland.  
1826–1880.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Hunt in a Horse-Pond
On Rats
Snakes and their Poison
My Monkey Jacko
Henry Thomas Buckle.  
1821–1862.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Moral Versus Intellectual Principles in Human Progress
The Mythical Origin of History
Georges Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon.  
1707–1788.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Spencer Trotter
Nature
The Humming-Bird
Lord Edward Bulwer-Lytton.  
1803–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Julian Hawthorne
The Amphitheatre
Kenelm and Lily
Henry Cuyler Bunner.  
1855–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Triolet
The Love-Letters of Smith
The Way to Arcady
Chant-Royal
John Bunyan.  
1628–1688.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edwin Pond Parker
The Fight with Apollyon
The Delectable Mountains
Christiana and Her Companions Enter the Celestial City
Gottfried August Bürger.  
1747–1794.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
William and Helen
The Wives of Weinsberg
Edmund Burke.  
1729–1797.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edwin Lawrence Godkin
From the Speech on ‘Conciliation with America
From the Speech on ‘The Nabob of Arcot’s Debts
From the Speech on ‘The French Revolution
Frances Hodgson Burnett.  
1849–1924.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
At the Pit
Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d’Arblay).  
1752–1840.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Evelina’s Letter to the Rev. Mr. Villars
A Man of the Ton
Miss Burney’s Friends
Robert Burns.  
1759–1796.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Henry Stoddard
The Cotter’s Saturday Night
John Anderson, my Jo
Man Was Made to Mourn
Green Grow the Rashes
A Man’s a Man for A’ Tha
To a Mouse
To a Mountain Daisy
Tam o’ Shanter
Bruce to his Men at Bannockburn
Highland Mary
My Heart’s in the Highlands
The Banks o’ Doon
John Burroughs.  
1837–1921.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sharp Eyes
Waiting
Sir Richard Francis Burton.  
1821–1890.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Preternatural in Fiction
A Journey in Disguise
En Route
Robert Burton.  
1577–1640.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Conclusions as to Melancholy
Horace Bushnell.  
1802–1876.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Theodore Thornton Munger
Work and Play
From ‘The Age of Homespun
The Founders
Religious Music
Samuel Butler.  
1612–1680.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hudibras Described
Samuel Butler.  
1835–1902.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Jefferson Butler Fletcher
A Psalm of Montreal
The Book of the Machines
Lord Byron.  
1788–1824.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Dudley Warner
Maid of Athens
Translation of a Romaic Song
Greece
The Hellespont and Troy
Greece and her Heroes
The Isles of Greece
Greece and the Greeks before the Revolution
To Rome
The Coliseum
Chorus of Spirits
Venice
Ode to Venice
The East
Oriental Royalty
A Grecian Sunset
An Italian Sunset
Twilight
An Alpine Storm
The Ocean
The Shipwreck
Love on the Island
The Two Butterflies
To his Sister
From ‘Ode to Napoleon
The Battle of Waterloo
Mazeppa’s Ride
The Irish Avatàr
The Dream
She Walks in Beauty
The Destruction of Sennacherib
From ‘The Prisoner of Chillon
Prometheus
A Summing-Up
On this Day I Complete my Thirty-Sixth Year

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