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LIBRARY OF THE

WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE

ANCIENT AND MODERN

CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER

EDITOR

HAMILTON WRIGHT MABIE
LUCIA GILBERT RUNKLE
GEORGE HENRY WARNER

ASSOCIATE EDITORS


Connoisseur Edition

VOL. IV.




THE ADVISORY COUNCIL

* * * * *

CRAWFORD H. TOY, A.M., LL.D.,
Professor of Hebrew,
HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, Mass.

THOMAS R. LOUNSBURY, LL.D., L.H.D.,
Professor of English in the Sheffield Scientific School of
YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Conn.

WILLIAM M. SLOANE, PH.D., L.H.D.,
Professor of History and Political Science,
PRINCETON UNIVERSITY, Princeton, N.J.

BRANDER MATTHEWS, A.M., LL.B.,
Professor of Literature,
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York City.

JAMES B. ANGELL, LL.D.,
President of the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Mich.

WILLARD FISKE, A.M., PH.D.,
Late Professor of the Germanic and Scandinavian Languages
and Literatures, CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, N.Y.

EDWARD S. HOLDEN, A.M., LL.D.,
Director of the Lick Observatory, and Astronomer,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, Cal.

ALCΙE FORTIER, LIT.D.,
Professor of the Romance Languages,
TULANE UNIVERSITY, New Orleans, La.

WILLIAM P. TRENT, M.A.,
Dean of the Department of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of
English and History, UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH, Sewanee, Tenn.

PAUL SHOREY, PH.D.,
Professor of Greek and Latin Literature,
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago, Ill.

WILLIAM T. HARRIS, LL.D.,
United States Commissioner of Education,
BUREAU OF EDUCATION, Washington, D.C.

MAURICE FRANCIS EGAN, A.M., LL.D.,
Professor of Literature in the
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA, Washington, D.C.




TABLE OF CONTENTS

VOL. IV

LIVED
GEORGE BANCROFT--_Continued_: 1800-1891
Wolfe on the Plains of Abraham ('History of the
United States')
Lexington (same)
Washington (same)

JOHN AND MICHAEL BANIM 1798-1874
The Publican's Dream ('The Bit of Writin'')
Ailleen
Soggarth Aroon
Irish Maiden's Song

THΙODORE DE BANVILLE 1823--1891
Le Cafι ('The Soul of Paris')
The Mysterious Hosts of the Forests ('The
Caryatids': Lang's Translation)
Aux Enfants Perdus: Lang's Translation
Ballade des Pendus: Lang's Translation

ANNA LΖITIA BARBAULD 1743-1825
Against Inconsistency in Our Expectations
A Dialogue of the Dead
Life
Praise to God

ALEXANDER BARCLAY 1475-1552
The Courtier's Life (Second Eclogue)

RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM 1788-1845
As I Laye A-Thynkynge
The Lay of St. Cuthbert
A Lay of St. Nicholas

SABINE BARING-GOULD 1834-
St. Patrick's Purgatory ('Curious Myths of the
Middle Ages')
The Cornish Wreckers ('The Vicar of Morwenstow')

JANE BARLOW 18--
Widow Joyce's Cloak ('Strangers at Lisconnel')
Walled Out ('Bogland Studies')

JOEL BARLOW 1754-1812
A Feast ('Hasty Pudding')

WILLIAM BARNES 1800-1886
Blackmwore Maidens
May
Milken Time
Jessie Lee
The Turnstile
To the Water-Crowfoot
Zummer an' Winter

JAMES MATTHEW BARRIE 1860-
The Courtin' of T'nowhead's Bell ('Auld Licht Idylls')
Jess Left Alone ('A Window in Thrums')
After the Sermon ('The Little Minister')
The Mutual Discovery (same)
Lost Illusions ('Sentimental Tommy')
Sins of Circumstance (same)

FRΙDΙRIC BASTIAT 1801-1850
Petition of Manufacturers of Artificial Light
Stulta and Puera
Inapplicable Terms ('Economic Sophisms')

CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (by Grace King) 1821-1867
Meditation
Death of the Poor
Music
The Broken Bell
The Enemy
Beauty
Death
The Painter of Modern Life ('L'Art Romantique')
Modernness
From 'Little Poems in Prose': Every One His Own Chimera;
Humanity; Windows; Drink
From a Journal

LORD BEACONSFIELD (by Isa Carrington Cabell) 1804-1881
A Day at Ems ('Vivian Grey')
The Festa in the Alhambra ('The Young Duke')
Squibs from 'The Young Duke': Charles Annesley; The
Fussy Hostess; Public Speaking; Female Beauty
Lothair in Palestine ('Lothair')

BEAUMARCHAIS 1732-1799
Outwitting a Guardian ('The Barber of Seville')
Outwitting a Husband ('The Marriage of Figaro')

FRANCIS BEAUMONT AND JOHN FLETCHER 1584-1625
The Faithful Shepherdess
Song
Song
Aspatia's Song
Leandro's Song
True Beauty
Ode to Melancholy
To Ben Jonson, on His 'Fox'
On the Tombs in Westminster
Arethusa's Declaration ('Philaster')
The Story of Bellario (same)
Evadne's Confession ('The Maid's Tragedy')
Death of the Boy Hengo ('Bonduca')
From 'The Two Noble Kinsmen'

WILLIAM BECKFORD 1759-1844
The Incantation and the Sacrifice ('Vathek')
Vathek and Nouronihar in the Halls of Eblis (same)

HENRY WARD BEECHER 1813-1887
Book-Stores and Books ('Star Papers')
Selected Paragraphs
Sermon: Poverty and the Gospel
A New England Sunday ('Norwood')

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (by Irenζus Stevenson) 1770-1827
Letters: To Dr. Wegeler; To the Same; To Bettina
Brentano; To Countess Giulietta Guicciardi; To the
Same; To His Brothers; To the Royal and Imperial
High Court of Appeal; To Baroness von Drossdick;
To Zmeskall; To the Same; To Stephan v. Breuning

CARL MICHAEL BELLMAN (by Olga Flinch) 1740-1795
To Ulla
Cradle-Song for My Son Carl
Amaryllis
Art and Politics
Drink Out Thy Glass

JEREMY BENTHAM 1748-1832
Of the Principle of Utility ('An Introduction to the
Principles of Morals and Legislation')
Reminiscences of Childhood
Letter to George Wilson (1781)
Fragment of a Letter to Lord Lansdowne (1790)

JEAN-PIERRE DE BΙRANGER (by Alcιe Fortier) 1780-1857
From 'The Gipsies'
The Gad-Fly
Draw It Mild
The King of Yvetot
Fortune
The People's Reminiscences
The Old Tramp
Fifty Years
The Garret
My Tomb
From His Preface to His Collected Poems

GEORGE BERKELEY 1685-1753
On the Prospect of Planting Arts and Learning in America
Essay on Tar-Water ('Siris')

HECTOR BERLIOZ 1803-1869
The Italian Race as Musicians and Auditors ('Autobiography')
The Famous "K Snuff-Box Treachery" (same)
On Gluck (same)
On Bach (same)
Music as an Aristocratic Art (same)
Beginning of a "Grand Passion" (same)
On Theatrical Managers in Relation to Art

SAINT BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX 1091-1153
Saint Bernard's Hymn
Monastic Luxury (Apology to the Abbot William of St. Thierry)
From His Sermon on the Death of Gerard

BERNARD OF CLUNY (by William C. Prime) Twelfth Century
Brief Life Is Here Our Portion

JULIANA BERNERS Fifteenth Century
The Treatyse of Fyssbynge with an Angle

WALTER BESANT 1838-
Old-Time London ('London')
The Synagogue ('The Rebel Queen')

BESTIARIES AND LAPIDARIES (by L. Oscar Kuhns)
The Lion
The Pelican
The Eagle
The Phoenix
The Ant
The Siren
The Whale
The Crocodile
The Turtle-Dove
The Mandragora
Sapphire
Coral

MARIE-HENRI BEYLE (Stendhal) (by Frederic Taber Cooper) 1783-1842
Princess Sanseverina's Interview ('Chartreuse de Parme')
Clιlia Aids Fabrice to Escape (same)

WlLLEM BlLDERDIJK 1756-1831
Ode to Beauty
From the 'Ode to Napoleon'
Slighted Love
The Village Schoolmaster ('Country Life')

BION Second Century B.C.
Threnody
Hesper

AUGUSTINE BIRRELL 1850-
Dr. Johnson ('Obiter Dicta')
The Office of Literature (same)
Truth-Hunting (same)
Benvenuto Cellini (same)
On the Alleged Obscurity of Mr. Browning's Poetry (same)




FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME IV.

* * * * *

PAGE
Egyptian Hieroglyphics (Colored Plate) Frontispiece
"The Irish Maiden's Song" (Photogravure) 1473
"Milking Time" (Photogravure) 1567
"Music" (Photogravure) 1625
Henry Ward Beecher (Portrait) 1714
"Beethoven" (Photogravure) 1750
Jean-Pierre de Bιranger (Portrait) 1784
"Monastic Luxury" (Photogravure) 1824


VIGNETTE PORTRAITS

John Banim
Thιodore de Banville
Anna Lζtitia Barbauld
Richard Harris Barham
Jane Barlow
Joel Barlow
James Matthew Barrie
Frιdιric Bastiat
Charles Baudelaire
Lord Beaconsfield
Beaumarchais
Francis Beaumont
William Beckford
Ludwig van Beethoven
Jeremy Bentham
George Berkeley
Hector Berlioz
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Juliana Berners
Walter Besant
Henri Beyle (Stendhal)
Augustine Birrell




GEORGE BANCROFT (Continued from Volume III)

WOLFE ON THE PLAINS OF ABRAHAM

From 'History of the United States'


But, in the meantime, Wolfe applied himself intently to reconnoitering
the north shore above Quebec. Nature had given him good eyes, as well as
a warmth of temper to follow first impressions.



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