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THE

BRITISH ESSAYISTS;

WITH

PREFACES,

HISTORICAL AND BIOGRAPHICAL,

BY

ALEXANDER CHALMERS, F. S. A,

VOL. XL.

LONDON: PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; J. NICHOLS AND SON; R. BALDWIN ;

P. AND C. RIVINGTON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON; W. J. AND J. RICHARDSON; A. STRAHAN; R. FAULDER; G. AND W. NICOL; T. PAYNE; G. ROBINSON; W. LOWNDES; WILKIE AND ROBINSON; SCATCHERD AND LETTERMAN ; J. WALKER ; CUTHELL AND MARTIN ; VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE; R. LEA ; DARTON AND HARVEY; J. NUNN ; LACKINGTON AND CO. ; CLARKE AND SON ; G. KEARSLEY ; C. LAW; J. WHITE ; LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME; CADELL AND DAVIES; LANE AND NEWMAN; H. D. SYMONDS ; J. BARKER ; WYNNE AND CO.; POTE AND CO. ; J. CARPENTER; W. MILLER ; J. AND A. ARCH; S. BAGSTER ; 'T. BOOSEY ; R. PHENEY ; R. FLOYER; J. MURRRAY ; R. HIGHLEY ; BLACK, PARRY, AND KINGSBURY ; J. HARDING ; R. H. EVANS ; J. MAWMAN; J. BOOKER; J. ASPERNE ; J. HARRIS; WILLIAMS AND SMITH ; H. EBERS; AND W. CREECH, EDINBURGH.

1807.

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CONTENTS.

VOL. XL.

No. 109. Sketches of various characters in a populous country

town. 110. Remarks upon anger. 111. Upon the effects of jealousy. 112. The author's explanation of his motives in an

address to his readers upon the conclusion of this

volume. 113. The story of Adelisa and Leander. 114. Abstract of the history of Athens from its origin to the

time of Erecthonius, founder of the Eleusynian

mysteries and Panathenæa. 115. Short account of the mysteries. Athenian history

continued. 116. The Iliad of Homer described. Athenian history

continued. 117. Remarks upon the laws of Draco. Life and actions

of Solon. 118. The death and character of Solon. 119. Of the public library founded at Athens by Pisis

tratus, and of the Alexandrian libraries. 120. Athenian subject continued. 121. Of the early Greek poets of the names of Orpheus and

Musæus. Of Thamyris and others. Of Hesiod

and the Sybils. 122. Of Homer and his works. 123. Of the originality of Homer's epic, and of his trans

lator Mr. Pope. A sample of translation in heroic

metre. 194. Of Hesiod as compared with Homer. The causes of

his popularity. More particular account of the bards of the name of Musæus. Of Archilochus, Stesichorus, Epimenides, Aristeas, Simonides, Alcæus, and others.

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