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|Description:||xii, 79 pages frontispiece (portrait) 16 cm.|
|Contents:||[from] The rambler: Difficulty of the first address. The dignity and usefulness of biography, Prejudices and caprices of criticism, The advantages of living in a garret, Idleness a miserable state, An authour in quest of his character, Valedictory.--[from] The Idler: Salutatory, Discourses on the weather, On the death of a friend (Johnson's mother), Books fall into neglect, Sufficiency of the English language.--[from] The English dictionary: The plan of an English dictionary, Letter to Lord Chesterfield, Preface to the English dictionary.--[from] Lives of the poets: Milton as a school master, The composition of "Paradise Lost", Milton's religious and political opinions, Addison as a critic, Pope and Dryden compared.--Prayers and meditations.|
|Series Title:||Little masterpieces.|