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Elements of, 120.

Ethics and Æsthetics, 135.
Criticism and Liberal Train- Euphony in Style, 163.
ing, 121.

Everett, Edward, 52.
Ignorant Criticism, 123.

The Critic and the Writer,

Fairbairn, Principal, 232.
The Critic and the Man, 129. Feeling, means of inducing, 76.
Critical Insight, 130.

Fenelon, 16.
Superficial Criticism, 134. Fiction, 162.
Conscience in Criticism, 135. Figures in Style, 161.
American Criticism, 141. First English, 122.

Examples, 122, 133, 146. Flexibility of Style and Method,
Crusades, 77
Culture, 12, 14, 15, 55.

Froude, J. A., 30, 138.


Geniality in Humor, 209.
Dante, 11.

Genius, 249.
Delicacy in Humor, 206,

Gibbon, Edward, 289.
De Quincey, Thomas, 44, 60.
Despondency, in Authors, 238. Goethe, 119, 268, 290.


Gladstone, W. E., 38.
Dignity in Style, 47.

Gosse, Edmund, 50, 124.
Disraeli, Isaac 184, 207.

Grote, George, 30.
Dogmatism, in Style, 227.
Draper, J. W., 296.

Hallam, Henry, 79, 118.

Hamilton, Sir Wm., 15.
Earnestness, Ethical, 84.

Hellenic Style, 27, 237
Eliot, George, 20, 231. Higginson, T. W., 108.
Eliot, President, 20.

History, Literary, 10.
Embellishment in Excess, 56. Holmes, O. W., 213, 246, 260,
Emerson, R. W., Style of, 246. 271.
Characteristics of, 247, 257, Horace, 174.

Hugo, Victor, 71, 74.
Defects and Faults, 253, 262, Humor and Style, 193.

Necessity of, 193.
Place in American Letters, Object of, 194.

Relations to Wit, 197.
Mission, as a Writer and Relations to Satire, 199.
Man, 273.

Forms of Humor, 201.
Need of the Emersonian

Elements of, 203.
Element, 276.

Absence in English Prose,
Examples, 278.
Emotion in Style, 70.

Place and Function, 212.
Environment, 281.

Examples, 197, 199, 214.


Humorists, English, 196. Longfellow, H. W., 52.
Huxley, 13, 261.

Longinus, 49, 290.
Lowell, J. R., 8, 57.

Lucilius, the Satirist, 124.
Imagery, 161.

Incisiveness, in Style, 250.

Macaulay, Lord, 160.
Individuality in Humor, 208.
Insight, Philosophic, 130.

Magazine, Modern, 110.
Literary, 132.

Maurice, 8.
Intelligibility, in Style, 96, 220.

McCarthy, Justin, 30.

Method, the Æsthetic, 17.
Invective, 179.

The Mental, 15.
Irving, W., 66.

Modesty, in Criticism, 289.

Molière, 189, 208.

Montesquieu, 230.
Jansenism, 80.

Morley, Henry, 10.
Johnson, Samuel, 125, 291. Morley, John, 140.
Joubert, 236.

Müller, Max, 27.
Journalism, 110.
Judgments, Literary, Indepen-

dent, 280.

Narrowness in Style, 233.
Conditions of Freedom, 283. Naturalness, 47.
Need and Duty of Freedom, “ Noctes Ambrosianæ,” 48.

North, Christopher, 109, 238.
Mental and Literary Servil-

ity, 296.
Juvenal, 174.

Originality, in Style, 249.

Ouida, 88.

“ Obiter Dicta,” Bissell's, 105.
Kingsley, Charles, 49.
Knickerbocker School, 66, 206,

Knowledge, Literary,9,58,122. Personality, in Authorship. 78.

National, 79.

Pleasantry, 269.

Poetry, and Prose Style, 148.
Lamb, Charles, 159.

Indebtedness of Prose to
Landor, W. S., 51.

Verse, 151, 153, 154, 157.
Latimer, Hugh, 84.

Poetical Prose, Examples,
Laureates, English, 128.

Lecky, W. E. H.,

Prose Poetry, Examples,
Lessing, 16, 290.


Limitations, in Thought, 280. Study of Poetic Laws, 165.
Literature and Life, 193. Study of Standard Verse,
Periodical, 100.


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Need of the Poetic Element ! Relation to Scholarship, 190.
in Style, 169.

Examples, 118, 119, 180, 185,
Examples, 150, 171.

Portraiture, Historical, 162. Savonarola, 76.
Possnett, 19.

Saurin, 54.
Practicality, in Style, 99. Shairp, Principal, 32.
Precedent, Literary, 280. Shakespeare, 11, 268.
Prose, Lyric Element in, 73. Scenes, Literary, 60.
Dramatic, 74.

Sismondi, 10, 20.

'Spectator,” Addison's, 48.

Stedman, E. C., 57, 141.
Questions, Unsettled, 292.

Stevenson, R. L., 104.

Stockton, F. R., 105.
Quintilian, 122.

Studies, Classification of, 7.

Studies, Literary, Claims of, 7,

Rabelais, 198.

Pleasure, 8.
Race, as Affecting Literature,

Knowledge, 9.

Culture, Forms of, 12, 14,
Racine, 59.

Discipline, 17.
Reflection, in Humor, 202. Attitude of Scholars, 22.
Renaissance, 27, 223.

Colleges, 22.
Rénan, 88.

English Studies, 23.
Review, the Edinburgh, 119, Style, Standard Forms, 28.

Historical, 30.
The Westminster, 9.

Philosophical, 31.
Richter, Jean Paul, 129.

Ethical Features, 35.
Ridicule, 201.

Comprehensiveness, 31.
Robertson, Frederick, 54.

Finish, 53.
Rousseau, 88.

Style, The Intellectual, 26.
Ruskin, 133.

Basis of Classification, 26.

Characteristics of, 29.

Methods of Cultivation, 37.
Sainte-Beuve, 133, 290.

Special Need of, 40.
Saracens, 86.

Examples, 30, 31, 32, 35, 43.
✓ Satire and Style, 174.

Style, The Literary, 46.
History of, 174.

Salient Features, 47.
Forms, 177.

Literary Criticism, 57.
LeadingTypes, Theological, Methods of Cultivation, 58.

Hostile Influences, 63.
Political, 182.

Duty of Scholars, 65.
Literary, 183.

Need of the Literary Ele-
Social, 185.

ment, 65.
Satire and Fiction, 186. Examples, 47, 52, 54, 55, 57,
Need of Satire, 187.

60, 67.



Style, The Impassioned, 70.

Characteristics, 72.

Unity in Style, 53.
Presence in Literature, 71, Unction, 89.

Needed among Scholars, 88.

Examples, 75, 84, 91. Versatility, 48.
Style, the Popular, 92. Verse, Creative, 152.
Double Sense of the Word, Verse and Prose, 148.

Voltaire, 198, 200.
Radical Features, 95.
Abuse of the Form, 109.
Attitude of Scholars, 111.
Of Institutions of Learning, Webster, Daniel, 36.

Warner, C. D., 108.

Whipple, E. P., 36, 57.
Examples, 96, 104, 106, 114. Whitman, Walt, 125, 287, 295.
Swinburne, 149, 168.

Wit and Humor, 197.

Wordsworth, William, 134,

210, 287.
Taine, 19, 123, 211, 261. Writers and Thinkers, 40.
Tennyson, Lord, 51, 150, 293.
Thackeray, 71, 178, 200.

Themes, Emerson's, 248, 258, Young, Edward, 184.

Thoreau, 258.

Timeliness in Style, 99. Zola, Emile, 88, 211.
Tolstoi, 88.
Tradition, Literary, 280.
Troubadours, 1o.
Trouveres, 10.

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