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Lecture VII. On Burns, and the Old English Ballads.

I am sorry that what I said in the conclusion of the last Lecture respecting Chatterton, should h...

Lecture VI. On Swift, Young, Gray, Collins, &c.

I shall in the present Lecture go back to the age of Queen Anne, and endeavour to give a cursory ...

Lecture V. On Thomson and Cowper.

Thomson, the kind-hearted Thomson, was the most indolent of mortals and of poets. But he was also...

Lecture IV. On Dryden and Pope.

Dryden and Pope are the great masters of the artificial style of poetry in our language, as the p...

Lecture III. On Shakspeare and Milton.

In looking back to the great works of genius in former times, we are sometimes disposed to wonder...

Lecture II. On Chaucer and Spenser.

Having, in the former Lecture, given some account of the nature of poetry in general, I shall pro...

Lecture I.—Introductory on Poetry in General

The best general notion which I can give of poetry is, that it is the natural impression of any o...

Bartleby, the Scrivener

I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me i...

Book I

Introduction—Mohammed, founder of Islamism—Exhibition of its doctrines and of its different sects...

Notes

Note A. After giving a view of the dogmas of the Ismailites, Rousseau adds:—299 “Such were, sub...

Book IV

Reign of Hassan II., Son of Mohammed, the Son of Busurgomid, known by the name of Ala-sikrihi-es-...

Authorities

Khitati-missr-lil Macrisi (Arabic). The Topography of Egypt, in 2 vols. folio, in the Imp. Libra...

Book VII

Conquest of Bagdad—Fall of the Assassins—Remnant of them. In the fall of Alamut, the centre of t...

Book VI

Reign of Rokneddin Kharshah, the last Grand-master of the Assassins. The crimes of the society o...

Book II

Establishment of the Order of the Assassins, and Reign of the first Grand Master, Hassan Sabah. ...

On Some Hegelisms

Reprinted from Mind, April, 1882. We are just now witnessing a singular phenomenon in British an...

The Importance of Individuals

The previous Essay, on Great Men, etc., called forth two replies,—one by Mr. Grant Allen, entitle...

Great Men and Their Environment

A lecture before the Harvard Natural History Society; published in the Atlantic Monthly, October,...

The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life

An Address to the Yale Philosophical Club, published in the International Journal of Ethics, Apri...

The Dilemma of Determinism

An Address to the Harvard Divinity Students, published in the Unitarian Review for September, 188...