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Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3   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. III.

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LONDON: FREDERICK WARNE AND CO. AND NEW YORK

CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.

PAGE LOCAL DESCRIPTIONS 1

MASQUES 4

OF DES MAIZEAUX, AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF ANTHONY COLLINS'S MANUSCRIPTS 13

HISTORY OF NEW WORDS 23

THE PHILOSOPHY OF PROVERBS 32

CONFUSION OF WORDS 65

POLITICAL NICKNAMES 80

THE DOMESTIC LIFE OF A POET SHENSTONE VINDICATED 90

SECRET HISTORY OF THE BUILDING OF BLENHEIM 102

SECRET HISTORY OF SIR WALTER RAWLEIGH 111

AN AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE OF THE LAST HOURS OF SIR WALTER RAWLEIGH 124

LITERARY UNIONS 131

OF A BIOGRAPHY PAINTED 136

CAUSE AND PRETEXT 141

POLITICAL FORGERIES AND FICTIONS 144

EXPRESSION OF SUPPRESSED OPINION 150

AUTOGRAPHS 168

THE HISTORY OF WRITING MASTERS 167

THE ITALIAN HISTORIANS 177

OF PALACES BUILT BY MINISTERS 186

"TAXATION NO TYRANNY" 193

THE BOOK OF DEATH 200

HISTORY OF THE SKELETON OF DEATH 206

THE RIVAL BIOGRAPHERS OF HEYLIN 215

OF LENGLET DU FRESNOY 221

THE DICTIONARY OF TREVOUX 229

QUADRIO'S ACCOUNT OF ENGLISH POETRY 233

"POLITICAL RELIGIONISM" 238

TOLERATION 245

APOLOGY FOR THE PARISIAN MASSACRE 255

PREDICTION 260

DREAMS AT THE DAWN OF PHILOSOPHY 280

ON PUCK THE COMMENTATOR 296

LITERARY FORGERIES 303

OF LITERARY FILCHERS 316

OF LORD BACON AT HOME 320

SECRET HISTORY OF THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH 328

JAMES THE FIRST AS A FATHER AND A HUSBAND 333

THE MAN OF ONE BOOK 337

A BIBLIOGNOSTE 340

SECRET HISTORY OF AN ELECTIVE MONARCHY 346

BUILDINGS IN THE METROPOLIS, AND RESIDENCE IN THE COUNTRY 363

ROYAL PROCLAMATIONS 371

TRUE SOURCES OF SECRET HISTORY 380

LITERARY RESIDENCES 394

WHETHER ALLOWABLE TO RUIN ONESELF? 400

DISCOVERIES OF SECLUDED MEN 408

SENTIMENTAL BIOGRAPHY 414

LITERARY PARALLELS 425

THE PEARL BIBLES, AND SIX THOUSAND ERRATA 427

VIEW OF A PARTICULAR PERIOD OF THE STATE OF RELIGION IN OUR CIVIL WARS 423

BUCKINGHAM'S POLITICAL COQUETRY WITH THE PURITANS 443

SIR EDWARD COKE'S EXCEPTIONS AGAINST THE HIGH SHERIFF'S OATH 446

SECRET HISTORY OF CHARLES THE FIRST AND HIS FIRST PARLIAMENTS 448

THE RUMP 482

LIFE AND HABITS OF A LITERARY ANTIQUARY OLDYS AND HIS MANUSCRIPTS 493

INDEX 513

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