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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
De Quincey to Thomas Fuller
 
Thomas De Quincey.  
1785–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Rice Carpenter
Charles Lamb
Despair
The Dead Sister
Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow
Savannah-La-Mar
The Bishop of Beauvais and Joan of Arc
Paul Déroulède.  
1846–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Harvest
In Good Quarters
Good Fighting!”
Last Wishes
René Descartes.  
1596–1650.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of Certain Principles of Elementary Logical Thought
An Elementary Method of Inquiry
The Idea of God
Paul Desjardins.  
1859–1940.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Present Duty
The Conversion of the Church
Two Impressions
Madame de Staël.  
1766–1817.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Close of the Introduction to the Treatise on the ‘Influence of the Passions
From the ‘Preliminary Discourse to the Treatise on Literature
From ‘Delphine
From ‘Corinne
From ‘On Germany
Napoleon
Necker
Persecutions by Napoleon
Rome Ancient and Modern
Sir Aubrey de Vere.  
1788–1846.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Crusaders
The Children Band
The Rock of Cashel
The Right Use of Prayer
The Church
Sonnet: ‘Sad is our youth, for it is ever going
Bernal Díaz del Castillo.  
1496–1584.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From the ‘True History of the Conquest of Mexico
Charles Dibdin.  
1745–1814.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sea Song
Song: The Heart of a Tar
Poor Jack
Tom Bowling
Charles Dickens.  
1812–1870.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Life and Writings of Dickens by Laurence Hutton
The One Thing Needful
The Boy at Mugby
The Burning of Newgate
Monseigneur
The Ivy Green
Denis Diderot.  
1713–1784.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Rameau’s Nephew
Franz von Dingelstedt.  
1814–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Man of Business
The Watchman
Diogenes Laertius.  
Third Century A.D.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Life of Socrates
Examples of Greek Wit and Wisdom
Isaac Disraeli.  
1766–1848.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Poets, Philosophers, and Artists Made by Accident
The Martyrdom of Charles the First
Sydney Dobell.  
1824–1874.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Epigram on the Death of Edward Forbes
How’s My Boy?
The Sailor’s Return
Afloat and Ashore
The Soul
England
America
Amy’s Song of the Willow
Henry Austin Dobson.  
1840–1921.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Esther Singleton
On a Nankin Plate
The Old Sedan-Chair
The Ballad of Prose and Rhyme
The Curé’s Progress
Good-Night, Babbette
The Ladies of St. James’s
Dora versus Rose
Une Marquise
A Ballad to Queen Elizabeth
The Princess de Lamballe
Mary Mapes Dodge.  
1831–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Race
John Donne.  
1572–1631.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Undertaking
A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
Song: ‘Go and catch a falling star
Love’s Growth
Song: ‘Sweetest Love, I do not go
Fyodor Dostoyevsky.  
1821–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Isabel Florence Hapgood
From ‘Poor People
The Bible Reading
Edward Dowden.  
1843–1913.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Humor of Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s Portraiture of Women
The Interpretation of Literature
Arthur Conan Doyle.  
1859–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Red-Headed League
The Bowmen’s Song
Holger Drachmann.  
1846–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Skipper and His Ship
The Prince’s Song
Joseph Rodman Drake.  
1795–1820.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Winter’s Tale
From ‘The Culprit Fay
The American Flag
The Drama of the Early Twentieth Century.  Critical Introduction by Frank Wadleigh Chandler
John William Draper.  
1811–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Vedas and their Theology
Primitive Beliefs Dismissed by Scientific Knowledge
The Koran
Michael Drayton.  
1563–1631.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sonnet: ‘Since there’s no help, come, let us kiss and part
The Ballad of Agincourt
Queen Mab’s Excursion
Gustave Droz.  
1832–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How the Baby was Saved
A Family New-Year’s
Their Last Excursion
Henry Drummond.  
1851–1897.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Country and its People
The East-African Lake Country
White Ants
William Drummond of Hawthornden.  
1585–1649.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sextain: ‘The heaven doth not contain so many stars
Madrigal: ‘This world a-hunting is
Reason and Feeling
Degeneracy of the World
The Briefness of Life
The Universe
On Death
William Henry Drummond.  
1854–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Susan E. Cameron
De Habitant
The Wreck of the “Julie Plante
John Dryden.  
1631–1700.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
From ‘The Hind and the Panther
To My Dear Friend Mr. Congreve
Ode to the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew
A Song: ‘Fair, sweet, and young, receive a prize
Lines Printed under Milton’s Portrait
Alexander’s Feast; or, The Power of Music
Achitophel
Maxime Du Camp.  
1822–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Street Scene during the Commune
Madame du Deffand (Vichy-Chamrond).  
1697–1780.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Selected Letters
Portrait of Horace Walpole
Alexandre Dumas.  
1802–1870.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Andrew Lang
The Cure for Dormice that Eat Peaches
The Shoulder of Athos, the Belt of Porthos, and the Handkerchief of Aramis
The Defense of the Bastion Saint-Gervais
The Consultation of the Musketeers
The Man in the Iron Mask
A Trick is Played on Henry III. by Aid of Chicot
Alexandre Dumas, Jr.  
1824–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Francisque Sarcey
The Playwright Is Born—and Made
An Armed Truce
Two Views of Money
M. De Rémonin’s Philosophy of Marriage
Reforming a Father
Mr. and Mrs. Clarkson
George du Maurier.  
1834–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
At the Heart of Bohemia
Christmas in the Latin Quarter
Dreaming True
Barty Josselin at School
William Dunbar.  
1460?–1520?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Thistle and the Rose
From ‘The Golden Targe
No Treasure Avails without Gladness
Finley Peter Dunne.  
1867–1936.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Jefferson Butler Fletcher
On Our Cuban Allies
On the Dreyfus Case
Victor Duruy.  
1811–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The National Policy
Results of the Roman Dominion
Toru Dutt.  
1856–1877.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Jogadhya Uma
Our Casuarina-Tree
John Sullivan Dwight.  
1813–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Music as a Means of Culture
Georg Ebers.  
1837–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Arrival at Babylon
José Echegaray.  
1832–1916.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Federico de Onís
From ‘Madman or Saint?’
From ‘The Great Galeoto
Epilogue of Mariana
The Eddas (Icelandic).  
Ninth to Thirteenth Centuries.  
Critical Introduction by William Henry Carpenter
Thor’s Adventures on his Journey to the Land of the Giants
The Lay of Thrym
Of the Lamentation of Gudrun over Sigurd Dead
The Waking of Brunhilde on the Hindfell by Sigurd
Alfred Edersheim.  
1825–1889.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Washing of Hands
Maria Edgeworth.  
1768–1849.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Sir Condy’s Wake
Sir Murtagh Rackrent and His Lady
Anne Charlotte Edgren-Leffler.  
1849–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Open Sesame
A Ball in High Life
Jonathan Edwards.  
1703–1758.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Egbert Coffin Smyth
From “Narrative of His Religious History
Written on a Blank Leaf in 1723
The Idea of Nothing
The Notion of Action and Agency Entertained by Mr. Chubb and Others
Excellency of Christ
The Essence of True Virtue
Georges Eekhoud.  
1854–1927.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ex-Voto
Kors Davie
Edward Eggleston.  
1837–1902.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Roger Williams: the Prophet of Religious Freedom
Egyptian Literature.  Critical Introduction by Francis Llewellyn Griffith and Kate Bradbury Griffith
The Shipwrecked Sailor
Story of Sanehat
The Doomed Prince
The Story of the Two Brothers
Story of Setna
The Stela of Piankhy
Inscription of Una
Songs of Laborers
Love Songs
Hymn to Usertesen III.
Hymn to the Aten
Hymns to Amen Ra
Songs to the Harp
From an Epitaph
From a Dialogue between a Man and his Soul
The Negative Confession
The Teaching of Amenemhat
The Prisse Papyrus: Instruction of Ptahhetep
From the ‘Maxims of Any
Instruction of Dauf
Contrasted Lots of Scribe and Fellâh
Reproaches to a Dissipated Student
Joseph von Eichendorff.  
1788–1857.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Out of the Life of a Good-for-Nothing
Separation
Lorelei
Charles William Eliot.  
1834–1926.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harry Morgan Ayres
Inaugural Address as President of Harvard College
The Happy Life
George Eliot.  
1819–1880.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Waldstein
The Final Rescue
The Village Worthies
The Hall Farm
Mrs. Poyser “Has Her Say Out
The Prisoners
Oh, May I Join the Choir Invisible
Ralph Waldo Emerson.  
1803–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Garnett
From ‘The Times
From ‘Friendship
From ‘Nature
From ‘Compensation
From ‘Love
From ‘Circles
From ‘Self-Reliance
From ‘History
Each and All
The Rhodora
The Humble-Bee
The Problem
Days
Musketaquid
From the ‘Threnody
Concord Hymn
Ode Sung in the Town Hall, Concord, July 4, 1857
Empedocles.  
c. 495–435 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Herbert Palmer
From the Poem on Nature
Other Fragments from the Poem on Nature
From the Poem on Purifications
Ennius.  
239–169 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
Portrait of a Scholar
Rhea Silvia’s Dream
Pyrrhus’s Speech
Character of Fabius
Epitaph on Scipio, I
Epitaph on Ennius
Epitaph on Scipio, II
Book I, VI, VII, VIII, XIV, XVI
Unplaced Fragments
József Eötvös.  
1813–1871.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Viola in Court
Epictetus.  
c. 50–c. 138.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
From the Discourses
From the ‘Enchiridion
From the ‘Fragments
Desiderius Erasmus.  
c. 1467–1536.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Andrew Dickson White
From the ‘Adages
From ‘The Christian’s Manual
From ‘The Praise of Folly
From the ‘Colloquies
From Erasmus’s Correspondence
Émile Erckmann.  
1822–1899.  
Alexandre Chatrian.  
1826–1890.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frédéric Loliée
The Dance in the Village Inn
A Bivouac at Ligny
José de Espronceda.  
1808–1842.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Mary Jane Christie Serrano
To Spain: An Elegy
The Song of the Pirate
Alphonse Esquiros.  
1812–1876.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Death of Marat
The Poet’s Little Home
Euripides.  
c. 480–406 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
Choral Song from the ‘Bacchæ
Ion’s Song
Songs from the ‘Hippolytus
Hippolytus Rails at Womankind
Hippolytus’s Disaster
Hecuba Hears the Story of her Daughter’s Death
Medea Resolving to Slay her Children
Account of Alcestis’s Farewell to her Home
Fragments from Lost Plays
From ‘The Trojan Women
John Evelyn.  
1620–1706.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Selections from Evelyn’s Diary
The Great Fire in London, and Other Entries
Edward Everett.  
1794–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Emigration of the Pilgrim Fathers
The Inevitable March of Improvement
The American Revolution
Johannes Ewald.  
1743–1781.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
The Danish National Song
First Love
From ‘The Fishers
Jean-Henri Fabre.  
1823–1915.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Leland Hall
Insects and the National Holiday
Frederic William Farrar.  
1831–1903.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Paul before Festus and Agrippa
Roman Civilization under Nero
Christ and Pilate
François Fénelon.  
1651–1715.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Joseph Shahan
To One in Perplexity
Dangers of a Questioning Mind
The Goddess Calypso
The Weakness of Kings
The Internal Dissensions of Christians
Guglielmo Ferrero.  
1871–1942.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Arthur Livingston
Antony and Cleopatra
The United States
Susan Edmonstone Ferrier.  
1782–1854.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Highland Better Half
The Reverend Mr. M’Dow: and his Courtship
Octave Feuillet.  
1821–1890.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Leap in the Dark
Johann Gottlieb Fichte.  
1762–1814.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Franklin Buchner
Peroration of the ‘Addresses to the German Nation
Characteristics of the Age
Morality and Religion
Elevating Power of Religion
Spiritual Light and Truth
Fiction in the Early Twentieth Century.  Critical Introduction by Henry Walcott Boynton
Eugene Field.  
1850–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
To the Passing Saint: Christmas
Dutch Lullaby
Ipswich
Henry Fielding.  
1707–1754.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Sir Leslie Stephen
Parson Adams’s Short Memory
A Discourse from Parson Adams
Tom Jones Appears in the Story with Bad Omens
The Characters of Mr. Square the Philosopher and of Mr. Thwackum the Divine
Partridge at the Playhouse
The Farewell
A Scene of the Tender Kind
Vincenzo da Filicaia.  
1642–1707.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Time
Of Providence
To Italy
Firdawsī.  
c. 940–1020.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by A. V. Williams Jackson
The Beautiful Rūdābah Discloses her Love for Zāl
The Death of Dara [Darius]
The Warrior Sām Describes his Victory over a Dragon
Firdawsī’s Satire on Máhmúd
Prince Sohráb Learns of his Birth, and Resolves to Find Rustem
Agnolo Firenzuola.  
1493–1545.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
In the Garden
Of the Forehead and Temples
Of the Hand
Kuno Fischer.  
1824–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Jones
The Motive to Philosophy
From ‘Goethe’s Faust: The Methods of Exposition
John Fiske.  
1842–1901.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ferdinand Magellan
Edward Fitzgerald.  
1809–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole
Chivalry
Apologues Freely Translated from the ‘Mantik-ut-Tair,’ or ‘The Bird Parliament,’ of Faríd-uddín Attar
Chronomoros
Gustave Flaubert.  
1821–1880.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Paul Bourget
The Sacred Parrot
Salammbô Prepares for her Journey
The Sacrifice to Moloch
Paul Fleming.  
1609–1640.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
To Myself
On a Long and Perilous Journey
To My Ring
Jean Pierre Claris de Florian.  
1755–1794.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Connoisseur
The Courtiers
The Dying Rose-Tree
Serenade
Song: ‘Lovely Idol of my soul
Emilie Flygare-Carlén.  
1807–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Pursuit of the Smugglers
Antonio Fogazzaro.  
1842–1911.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Arthur Livingston
From ‘The Patriot
Folk-Song.  Critical Introduction by Francis Barton Gummere
Samuel Foote.  
1720–1777.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How to be a Lawyer
A Misfortune in Orthography
From the ‘Memoirs
John Ford.  
1586–c. 1640.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Perkin Warbeck
Penthea’s Dying Song
From ‘The Lover’s Melancholy
Anatole France.  
1844–1924.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Curtis Hidden Page
In the Gardens
Child-Life
From the ‘Garden of Epicurus
Women and Christianity
Love and Hunger
My Child’s Bible
Our Lady’s Juggler
Riquet
The First Clothes
The Breadline
The Dumb Wife Cured
Saint Francis of Assisi.  
1182–1226.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
Order
The Canticle of the Sun
Saint Francis de Sales.  
1567–1622.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Yetta Blaze de Bury
St. Paul’s Admirable Exhortation to the Supernatural and Ecstatic Life
An Account of the Extraordinary Death of a Gentleman who Died of Love on Mount Olivet
Benjamin Franklin.  
1706–1790.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Bigelow
Of Franklin’s Family and Early Life
Franklin’s Journey to Philadelphia: His Arrival There
Franklin as a Printer
Rules of Health
The Way to Wealth
Speech in the Federal Convention, in Favor of Opening its Sessions with Prayer
On War
Revenge
The Ephemera; an Emblem of Human Life
A Prophecy
Early Marriages
The Art of Virtue
Louis Honoré Fréchette.  
1839–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
Our History
Caughnawaga
Louisiana
The Dream of Life
Harold Frederic.  
1856–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Last Rite
Edward Augustus Freeman.  
1823–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Bach McMaster
The Altered Aspects of Rome
The Continuity of English History
Race and Language
The Norman Council and the Assembly of Lillebonne
Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman.  
1852–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Revolt of “Mother
Ferdinand Freiligrath.  
1810–1876.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Emigrants
The Lion’s Ride
Rest in the Beloved
Oh, Love So Long as Love Thou Canst
Gustav Frenssen.  
1863–1945.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Esther Everett Lape
From ‘Klaus Hinrich Baas
Gustav Freytag.  
1816–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The German Professor
Friedrich Fröbel.  
1782–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Nora Archibald Smith
The Right of the Child
Evolution
The Laws of the Mind
For the Children
Motives
Aphorisms
Jean Froissart.  
c. 1337–1410?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George McLean Harper
The Invasion of France by King Edward III., and the Battle of Crécy
Of the Great Assembly that the French King Made to Resist the King of England
Of the Battle of Caen, and How the Englishmen Took the Town
How the French King Followed the King of England in Beauvoisinois
Of the Battle of Blanche-Taque
Of the Order of the Englishmen at Cressy
The Order of the Frenchmen at Cressy, and How they Beheld the Demeanor of the Englishmen
Of the Battle of Cressy, August 26th, 1346
James Anthony Froude.  
1818–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Frederick Johnson
The Growth of England’s Navy
The Death of Colonel Goring
Scientific Method Applied to History
The Death of Thomas Becket
Character of Henry VIII.
On a Siding at a Railway Station
Henry Blake Fuller.  
1857–1929.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
At the Head of the March
Margaret Fuller.  
1810–1850.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
George Sand
Americans Abroad in Europe
A Character Sketch of Carlyle
Thomas Fuller.  
1608–1661.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The King’s Children
A Learned Lady
Henry de Essex, Standard-Bearer to Henry II.
The Good Schoolmaster
On Books
London
Miscellaneous Sayings

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