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He who goes through a rich man’s park, and sees things in it which never bless the mental eyesight of the possessor, is richer than he.
On the Realities of Imagination
Leigh Hunt
Harvard Classics, Vol. 27
English Essays
From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay
Four centuries of the development of English prose are illustrated by 24 works from 17 authors, ranging from those best known for the essay, like Addison and Hazlitt, to those, like Jonson and Coleridge, whose poetic spirit infuses all their writings.
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Sir Philip Sidney
Introductory Note
The Defense of Poesy
Ben Jonson
Introductory Note
On Shakespeare
On Bacon
Abraham Cowley
Introductory Note
Of Agriculture
Joseph Addison
Introductory Note
The Vision of Mirza
Westminster Abbey
Sir Richard Steele
Introductory Note
The Spectator Club
Jonathan Swift
Introductory Note
Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation
A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding
A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet
On the Death of Esther Johnson [Stella]
Daniel Defoe
Introductory Note
The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters
The Education of Women
Samuel Johnson
Introductory Note
Life of Addison, 1672–1719
David Hume
Introductory Note
Of the Standard of Taste
Sydney Smith
Introductory Note
Fallacies of Anti-Reformers
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Introductory Note
On Poesy or Art
William Hazlitt
Introductory Note
Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen
Leigh Hunt
Introductory Note
Deaths of Little Children
On the Realities of Imagination
Charles Lamb
Introductory Note
On the Tragedies of Shakspere
Thomas De Quincey
Introductory Note
Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Introductory Note
A Defence of Poetry
Thomas Babington Macaulay
Introductory Note


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