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Table of Contents
THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Perspectives: The Royal Society and the New Science.
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess Of Newcastle.
Poems and Fancies.
The Poetress's Petition.
An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book.
The Hunting of the Hare.
From A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and LifeObservations upon Experimental Philosophy.
The Description of a New Blazing World.
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham.
To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew.
Fables Ancient and Modern.
The Secular Masque.
To Lysander, on Some Verses He Writ.
To Lysander at the Music-Meeting.
A Letter to Mr. Creech at Oxford.
To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagined More than Woman.
Aphra Behn and Her Time: Coterie Writing.
Mary, Lady Chudleigh.
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchelsea.
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.
The Disabled Debauchee.
Song (“Love a woman? You're an ass!” )
The Imperfect Enjoyment.
A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind.
“A True Relation” and Its Time: Parallel Accounts.
A Journal of the Plague Year.
Perspectives: Reading Papers.
News and Comment.
From The London Gazette The Fire of London.
From Daily Courant No. 1 Editorial Policy.
From A Review of the State of the British Nation, Vol 4, No. 21, Daniel Defoe.
From Craftsman No. 307 Vampires in Britain.
From Spectator No. 1 Introducing Mr. Spectator. Joseph Addison.
From Female Spectator No. 1 The Author's Intent.
From Tatler No. 18 The News Writers in Danger. Richard Steele.
From Tatler No. 155 The Political Upholsterer, Joseph Addison.
From Spectator No. 10 The Spectator and Its Readers, Joseph Addison.
Getting, Spending, Speculating.
Spectator No. 11 Inkle and Yarico, Richard Steele.
From A Review of the State of the British Nation, Vol 1, No. 43, Daniel Defoe.
Advertisements from the Spectator.
A Bubbler's Medley.
A Song on the South Sea, Anne Finch.
The Hubble Bubbles, Thomas D'Urfey.
From The Weekly Journal, Thomas Read.
From Craftsman No. 47 Usbeck to Rica at Ispahan, Nicholas Amhurst.
Women and Men, Manners and Marriage.
From A Review of the State of the British Nation, Vol. 9, No 34, Daniel Defoe.
From The Athenian Mercury.
From Tatler No. 104 Jenny Distaff Newly Married, Richard Steele.
Spectator No 128 Variety of Temper, Joseph Addison.
From The Female Spectator, Vol. 1, No. 1 Seomanthe's Elopement, Eliza Haywood.
From The Female Spectator, Vol. 2, No. 10 Women's Education, Eliza Haywood.
A Description of a City Shower.
Stella's Birthday, 1719.
Stella's Birthday, 1727.
The Lady's Dressing Room.
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D. S. P. D.
Journal to Stella.
A Modest Proposal.
The Rape of the Lock.
Eloisa to Abelard.
Epistle 4. To Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington.
An Essay on Man.
An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
Letter to Lady Bute On Her Granddaughter.
Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband.
The Lover: A Ballad.
The Reasons That Induced Dr. S. to write a Poem called The Lady's Dressing Room.
“The Beggar's Opera” and Its Time: Influences and Impact.
Perspectives: Mind and God.
The Hurry of the Spirits, in a Fever and Nervous Disorders.
Against Idleness and Mischief.
Man Frail, and God Eternal.
Miracles Attending Israel's Journey.
From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.
From The Task.
“The Seasons” and Its Time: Poems of Nightfall and Night.
To Richard West (December 1736).
To Horace Walpole (12 June 1750).
To Horace Walpole (11 February 1751).
To Horace Walpole (20 February 1751).
Sonnet on the Death of Mr. Richard West.
Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.
Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes.
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.
A Short Song of Congratulation.
On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet.
No. 5 On Spring.
No. 60 On Biography.
No. 170 On Misella, a Prostitute.
No. 171 Misella Continues.
No. 207 Beginnings, Middles, and Ends.
From A Review of Soame Jenyns' A Free Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil.
No. 32 On Sleep.
No. 84 On Autobiography.
No. 97 On Travel Writing.
A Dictionary of the English Language.
The Plays of William Shakespeare.
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.
Lives of the Poets.
From Annals Infancy and Childhood.
To Hester Thrale (19 June 1783).
To Hester Thrale Piozzi (2 July 1784).
To Hester Thrale Piozzi (8 July 1784).
An Account of My Last Interview with David Hume, Esq.
From A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Dr. Samuel Johnson.
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Hester Salusbury Thrale Piozzi.
From The Parish Register, George Crabbe.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Political and Religious Orders.
Money, Weights, and Measures.
Literary and Cultural Terms.