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Seven essayists; varieties of excellence in English prose.

Author: Christopher Russell Reaske
Publisher: [Glenview, Ill.] Scott, Foresman [1969]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Russell Reaske
OCLC Number: 12048
Description: xiii, 450 pages 22 cm
Contents: from Essays or counsels, civil and moral. Of truth ; Of death ; Of unity in religion ; Of adversity ; Of simulation and dissimulation ; Of parents and children ; Of marriage and single life ; Of envy ; Of love ; Of atheism ; Of superstition ; Of travel ; Of empire ; Of wisdom for a man's self ; Of friendship ; Of discourse ; Of riches ; Of ambition ; Of youth and age ; Of studies (original) ; Of studies (revised) / Francis Bacon --
from Of the advancement of learning, book I ; from Novum organum, book I / Francis Bacon. from The tatler. The hooped petticoat ; The wine-brewers ; The eloquence of silence / Joseph Addison --
from The spectator. Omens ; The spectator to his readers ; The learned professions ; Against the authors of libels and lampoons ; Female politicians ; The everlasting club ; Pastimes ; The relativity of time ; Bodily exercise ; A cheerful piety recommended ; On essay-writing ; The folly of discontent with one's own lot ; The same subject continued ; Marraton and Yaratilda ; The vision of Mirzah ; The golden scales ; Hilpa and Shalum ; The sequel of the story of Hilpa and Shalum / Joseph Addison. from The rambler. The arts of self-delusion ; The comedy of romance ; Holding to the middle way ; Folly of anticipating misfortune ; On postponement in writing ; An author in quest of his own character ; On self-improvement ; The study of life ; Mutability of human opinions / Samuel Johnson --
from The idler. Introductory essay ; Uncertainty of friendship ; The critic ; The critic, continued ; Hard words ; Obstructions in learning / Samuel Johnson --
from Rasselas. The pursuit of happiness, chapters XVi-XXVI / Samuel Johnson. from Walden, Or, Life in the woods. Reading ; Winter animals / Henry David Thoreau --
Civil disobedience ; Life without principle ; Walking / Henry David Thoreau. from Culture and anarchy. Sweetness and light / Matthew Arnold --
from Discourses in America. Literature and science ; Emerson / Matthew Arnold --
from Letters of an old playgoer. Hamlet once more / Matthew Arnold. From One man's meat. Walden. First World War ; Intimations / E.B. White --
from The second tree from the corner. The hotel of the total stranger / E.B. White --
from The points of my compass. The eye of Edna ; Bedfellows (and the "P.S." 1962) / E.B. White. from Notes of a native son. Autobiographical notes ; Many thousands gone ; The Harlem ghetto ; Journey to Atlanta / James Baldwin --
from Nobody knows my name. Fifth Avenue, Uptown : a letter from Harlem ; East River, Downtown : post script to a letter from Harlem ; A fly in buttermilk ; The discovery of what it means to be an American / James Baldwin.
Responsibility: Edited by Christopher R. Reaske.

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