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Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 2   By: (1766-1848)

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CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE.

BY

ISAAC DISRAELI.

A New Edition

EDITED, WITH MEMOIR AND NOTES,

BY HIS SON,

THE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON: FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. AND NEW YORK

CONTENTS OF VOLUME II.

CHARLES THE FIRST. 1

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM. 5

THE DEATH OF CHARLES IX. 7

ROYAL PROMOTIONS. 10

NOBILITY 11

MODES OF SALUTATION, AND AMICABLE CEREMONIES, OBSERVED IN VARIOUS NATIONS. 12

FIRE, AND THE ORIGIN OF FIREWORKS. 15

THE BIBLE PROHIBITED AND IMPROVED. 19

ORIGIN OF THE MATERIALS OF WRITING. 23

ANECDOTES OF EUROPEAN MANNERS. 30

THE EARLY DRAMA. 40

THE MARRIAGE OF THE ARTS. 43

A CONTRIVANCE IN DRAMATIC DIALOGUE. 47

THE COMEDY OF A MADMAN. 48

SOLITUDE 50

LITERARY FRIENDSHIPS. 55

ANECDOTES OF ABSTRACTION OF MIND. 59

RICHARDSON. 62

INFLUENCE OF A NAME. 65

THE JEWS OF YORK. 75

THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE SEAS. 79

ON THE CUSTOM OF KISSING HANDS. 81

POPES. 83

LITERARY COMPOSITION. 85

POETICAL IMITATIONS AND SIMILARITIES. 92

EXPLANATION OF THE FAC SIMILE. 110

LITERARY FASHIONS. 113

THE PANTOMIMICAL CHARACTERS. 116

EXTEMPORAL COMEDIES. 130

MASSINGER, MILTON, AND THE ITALIAN THEATRE. 137

SONGS OF TRADES, OR SONGS FOR THE PEOPLE. 142

INTRODUCERS OF EXOTIC FLOWERS, FRUITS, ETC. 151

USURERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY. 158

CHIDIOCK TITCHBOURNE. 171

ELIZABETH AND HER PARLIAMENT. 179

ANECDOTES OF PRINCE HENRY, THE SON OF JAMES I., WHEN A CHILD. 186

THE DIARY OF A MASTER OF THE CEREMONIES. 194

DIARIES MORAL, HISTORICAL, AND CRITICAL. 206

LICENSERS OF THE PRESS. 216

OF ANAGRAMS AND ECHO VERSES. 229

ORTHOGRAPHY OF PROPER NAMES. 237

NAMES OF OUR STREETS. 239

SECRET HISTORY OF EDWARD VERE, EARL OF OXFORD. 243

ANCIENT COOKERY, AND COOKS. 245

ANCIENT AND MODERN SATURNALIA. 256

RELIQUIÆ GETHINIANÆ. 270

ROBINSON CRUSOE. 274

CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT DRAMAS. 277

THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE DURING ITS SUPPRESSION. 281

DRINKING CUSTOMS IN ENGLAND. 292

LITERARY ANECDOTES. 300

CONDEMNED POETS. 303

ACAJOU AND ZIRPHILE. 308

TOM O'BEDLAMS. 311

INTRODUCTION OF TEA, COFFEE, AND CHOCOLATE. 317

CHARLES THE FIRST'S LOVE OF THE FINE ARTS. 326

SECRET HISTORY OF CHARLES THE FIRST, AND HIS QUEEN HENRIETTA. 836

THE MINISTER THE CARDINAL DUKE OF RICHELIEU. 340

THE MINISTER DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM, LORD ADMIRAL, LORD GENERAL, &C., &C., &C. 355

FELTON, THE POLITICAL ASSASSIN. 371

JOHNSON'S HINTS FOR THE LIFE OF POPE. 380

MODERN LITERATURE BAYLE'S CRITICAL DICTIONARY. 382

CHARACTERISTICS OF BAYLE. 383

CICERO VIEWED AS A COLLECTOR. 396

THE HISTORY OF THE CARACCI. 399

AN ENGLISH ACADEMY OF LITERATURE. 406

QUOTATION. 416

THE ORIGIN OF DANTE'S INFERNO. 421

OF A HISTORY OF EVENTS WHICH HAVE NOT HAPPENED. 428

OF FALSE POLITICAL REPORTS. 438

OF SUPPRESSORS AND DILAPIDATORS OF MANUSCRIPTS. 443

PARODIES. 453

ANECDOTES OF THE FAIRFAX FAMILY. 461

MEDICINE AND MORALS. 464

PSALM SINGING. 472

ON THE RIDICULOUS TITLES ASSUMED BY ITALIAN ACADEMIES. 479

ON THE HERO OF HUDIBRAS; BUTLER VINDICATED. 491

SHENSTONE'S SCHOOL MISTRESS. 496

BEN JONSON ON TRANSLATION. 500

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