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"Mr. Addison is generally allowed to be the most correct and elegant of all our writers; yet some inaccuracies of style have escaped him, which it is the chief design of the following notes to point out. A work of this sort, well executed, would be of use to foreigners who study our language; and even to such of our countrymen as wish to write it in perfect purity." ."-R. Worcester [Bp. Hurd].
"I set out many years ago with a warm admiration of this amiable writer [Addison]. I then took a surfeit of his natural, easy manner; and was taken, like my betters, with the raptures and high rights of Shakspeare. My maturer judgment, or lenient age, (call it which you will,) has now led me back to the favourite of my youth. And here, I think, I shall stick; for such useful sense, in so charming words, I find not elsewhere. His taste is so pure, and his Virgilian prose (as Dr. Young styles it) so exquisite, that I have but now found out, at the close of a critical life, the full value of his writings."—Ibid.
"Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."-Dr. Johnson.
"It was not till three generations had laughed and wept over the pages of Addison that the omission [of a monument to his memory] was supplied by public veneration. At length, in our own time, his image, skilfully graven, appeared in Poets' Corner.-Such a mark of national respect was due to the unsullied statesman, to the accomplished scholar, to the master of pure English eloquence, to the consummate painter of life and manners. It was due, above all, to the great satirist, who alone knew how to use ridicule without abusing it, who, without infiicting a wound, effected a great social reform, and who reconciled wit and virtue, after a long and disastrous separation, during which wit had been led astray by profligacy, and virtue by fanaticism."-Macaulay.
BY RICHARD HURD, D.D.
LORD BISHOP OF WORCESTER.
A New Edition,
WITH LARGE ADDITIONS, CHIEFLY UNPUBLISHED,
IN SIX VOLUMES.
LONDON: GEORGE BELL AND SONS, YORK STREET,
PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED, STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.
CONTENTS, VOL. II.
43. Inventory of the Play-house
75. Miss Jenny's Marriage-Choice of Matches in the
81. Vision of the Table of Fame
A Dancing-master practising by Book
90. Unity of Sentiment in treating the Passion of Love
93. Letter from Switzerland-On Travelling-Fools not
to be exported-Precautions against Assaults
97. Hercules courted by Pleasure and Virtue, an Allegory
100. Goddess of Justice distributing Rewards
101. Danger of Authors from Pirates
102. Continuance of the Vision of the Goddess of Justice.
103. Applications for Permission to use Canes, &c.
108. Degradation of the Stage-Dignity of Human Na-
110. Court of Judicature of the Dead in Reason
111. On the Prevalence of Irreligious Principles
116. Court of Judicature on the Petticoat
117. On the Pleasure derived from the Deliverance of the
Good from Danger-The Author's Dream
119. Discoveries of the Microscope-A Dream
120. The Three Roads of Human Life-Dogget's Benefit
121. Consultation on the Sickness of a Lady's Lap-Dog
122. The Author's Appearance at Dogget's Benefit-Vir-
tuous feelings of an Athenian Audience
123, Continuation of the Vision of the Three Roads of Life
131. Trial of the Wine-brewers
133. On Silence-Instances of its Significancy
146. Various Cases of Complainers
147. Juno's method to regain Jupiter's Affection
148. On the Diet of the Metropolis-Pernicious Dishes-