The Longman Anthology of British Literature: The Restoration and the 18th Century

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  • Copyright: 2002-07-01
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Volume 1C: The Restoration and the 18th Century of The Longman Anthology of British Literature is a comprehensive and thoughtfully arranged anthology that offers a rich selection of major British authors throughout the Restoration and the 18th Century. The book includes Perspectives, Companion Readings, and "and Its Time" sections which show how major literary writings interrelate with and respond to various social, historical, and cultural events of Great Britain in the 18th Century. With a generous representation of fiction, drama, and poetry, the second edition includes major additions of important works and an expanded illustration program. Fresh and up-to-date introductions and notes are written by an editorial team whose members are all actively engaged in teaching and in current scholarship, and illustrations show both artistic and cultural developments of the period. For those interested in British Literature of the Restoration and 18th Century.

Table of Contents


Samuel Pepys.
The Diary.
Companion Reading.

From Kalendarium, John Evelyn.

Mary Carleton.

From The Case of Madam Mary Carleton.

Perspectives: The Royal Society and the New Science.

Thomas Sprat.

From The History of the Royal Society of London.

Philosophical Transactions.

From Philosophical Transactions.

Robert Hooke.

From Micrographia.

John Aubrey.

From Brief Lives.

Margaret Cavendish, Duchess Of Newcastle.
Poems and Fancies.

The Poetress's Hasty Resolution.
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.

John Dryden.

Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem.

Companion Reading.
His Majesty's Declaration, Charles II.
Mac Flecknoe.
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham.
To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew.
Alexander's Feast.
Fables Ancient and Modern.
The Secular Masque.

Aphra Behn.

The Disappointment.
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.
Mary Leapor.

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester.

Against Constancy.
The Disabled Debauchee.
Song (“Love a woman? You're an ass!” )
The Imperfect Enjoyment.
Upon Nothing.
A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind.

William Wycherley.

The Country Wife.

Mary Astell.

From Some Reflections upon Marriage.

Daniel Defoe.

A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs.Veal.

“A True Relation” and Its Time: Parallel Accounts.
L. Lukyn.
Stephen Gray.
An Interview with Mrs. Bargrave.
A Journal of the Plague Year.

Perspectives: Reading Papers.
News and Comment.

From Mercurius Publicus Anniversary of the Regicide.
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.

Periodical Personae.
From Tatler No. 1 Introducing Mr. Bickerstaff. Richard Steele.
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. 69 The Royal Exchange, Joseph Addison.
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.
From Historical Register for the Year 1720.
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 Tatler No. 25 Duellists, Richard Steele.
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.

Jonathan Swift.

A Description of the Morning.
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.

Companion Reading.
From Political Arithmetic, William Petty.

Alexander Pope.

An Essay on Criticism.
The Rape of the Lock.
The Iliad.
Eloisa to Abelard.
Epistle 4. To Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington.
An Essay on Man.
An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot.
The Dunciad.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

The Turkish Embassy Letters.
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.

John Gay.

The Beggar's Opera.

“The Beggar's Opera” and Its Time: Influences and Impact.
Thomas D'Urfey.
Daniel Defoe.
Henry Fielding.
From A Narrative of All the Robberies, Escapes, &c., of John Sheppard.

John Thurmond.
Charlotte Charke.
James Boswell.

William Hogarth.

The Rake's Progress.

Perspectives: Mind and God.

Isaac Newton.

From Letter to Richard Bentley.

John Locke.

From An Essay Concerning Human Understanding.

Isaac Watts.

A Prospect of Heaven Makes Death Easy.
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.

Joseph Addison.

Spectator No. 465.

George Berkeley.

From Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous.

David Hume.

From A Treatise of Human Nature.
From An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding.

Christopher Smart.

From Jubilate Agno.

William Cowper.

Light Shining out of Darkness.
From The Task.
The Cast-away.

James Thomson.

Winter. A Poem.
The Seasons.
Rule, Britannia.

“The Seasons” and Its Time: Poems of Nightfall and Night.
Anne Finch.
Edward Young.
William Collins.
William Cowper.

Thomas Gray.

To Horace Walpole (16 April 1734).
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.

Samuel Johnson.

The Vanity of Human Wishes.
A Short Song of Congratulation.
On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet.

The Rambler.
No. 4 On Fiction.
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.

The Idler.
No. 31 On Idleness.
No. 32 On Sleep.
No. 84 On Autobiography.
No. 97 On Travel Writing.
A Dictionary of the English Language.
The Plays of William Shakespeare.

Travel Writing.
Letter to Hester Thrale (21 September 1773).
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland.
Lives of the Poets.
From Annals Infancy and Childhood.

To Lord Chesterfield (7 February 1755).
To Hester Thrale (19 June 1783).
To Hester Thrale Piozzi (2 July 1784).
To Hester Thrale Piozzi (8 July 1784).

James Boswell.

London Journal.
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.

The Family Book.

Oliver Goldsmith.

The Deserted Village.

Companion Readings.
From The Village, George Crabbe.
From The Parish Register, George Crabbe.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

The School for Scandal.

Political and Religious Orders.

Money, Weights, and Measures.

Literary and Cultural Terms.




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