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CHAPTER X.

Literary Society.—Taking the form of Cliques. — Johnson.- Goldsmith. - Miss

Burney; her “Evelina' and 'Camilla.'--Mrs. Piozzi.—Miss Seward and the

Edgeworths.—Darwin ; his Poems.—Day; his “Sandford and Merton.'—Mr.

Edgeworth.—Savile.—Miss Seward's Works and Letters.--Sir Walter Scott's

Tribute to her Memory.-False Taste in her Poems and in those of Darwin, p. 255

CHAPTER XI.

Ansley's 'New Bath Guide ;' Extracts from it.—Bath in Olden Times.-Colman and

his · Broad Grins.'—George the Fourth and Colman.— The Duke of Welling-

ton.-George Colman's Censorship.-Laurence Sterne; his Life.—His Grand-

father the Archbishop.—Sterne's Carelessness of his Duties. His • Tristram

Shandy.' - Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy.' - Sterne's Plagiarisms. - His

Passion for Eliza. Her Picture.—Mrs. Radcliffe.—Mrs. Inchbald.—Charlotte

Smith.-Miss Austin

P. 279

CHAPTER XIL

Origin of the Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews.—Their respective Characters and

Principles.—Sydney Smith, Jeffrey, Brougham, Horner, Murray, &c.—The Effect

produced by the appearance of the · Edinburgh Review.'—Edinburgh Society sixty

years ago.—Lord Cockburn ; his Life of Jeffrey.-Jeffrey and Southey.--Mrs.

Grant of Laggan ; her · Letters from the Mountains.”—Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton ;

her Cottagers of Glenburnie.'—William Gifford; his Birth and Early Struggles

-The Quarterly Review.'— Increase of Newspapers.—Conclusion.

P. 299

CHAPTER I.

DRYDEN'S BEST PATRON, SIR ROBERT HOWARD. - RISKS INCURRED BY THE POET. ANECDOTE OF WILMOT, EARL OP ROCHESTER.

DRYDEN'S MARBIAGE. MRS. REEVES. STATE OF THE STAGE. LOVE OF CHARLES II. FOR

IT. — PROSPERITY OF DRYDEN INTERRUPTED BY THE FIRE OF LONDON.

ORIGIN AND PROGRESS OF THE FIRE.PRESENCE OF MIND OF CHARLES II.

STATE OF THE CITY AND OF THE COURT.

CHANGE IN DRYDEN'S STYLE OF

WRITING.

VOL. II.

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