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Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History   By: (1870-1942)

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GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN

A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of

THE LIVES OF MORE THAN 200 OF THE MOST PROMINENT PERSONAGES IN HISTORY

VOL. VII.

[Illustration: The First Meeting of Dante and Beatrice.]

Copyright, 1894, by Selmar Hess

edited by Charles F. Horne

[Illustration: Publisher's arm.]

New York: Selmar Hess Publisher

Copyright, 1894, by SELMAR HESS.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME VII.

SUBJECT AUTHOR PAGE

ROBERT BROWNING, 191

WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT, Richard Henry Stoddard , 148

JOHN BUNYAN, John Greenleaf Whittier , 66

ROBERT BURNS, Will Carleton , 112

THOMAS CARLYLE, W. Wallace , 154

Letter from Carlyle on the "Choice of a Profession," 161

CERVANTES, Joseph Forster , 39

THOMAS CHATTERTON, Colonel Richard Malcolm Johnston , 107

GEOFFREY CHAUCER, Alice King , 29

JAMES FENIMORE COOPER, President Charles F. Thwing , 144

DANTE, Archdeacon Farrar, D.D., F.R.S. , 19

DANIEL DE FOE, Clark Russell , 72

CHARLES DICKENS, Walter Besant , 186

RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Moncure D. Conway , 166

Letter from Emerson to his child on the subject of "Health," 173

GOETHE, Rev. Edward Everett Hale , 122

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, Francis H. Underwood , 196

HOMER, William Ewart Gladstone , 1

HORACE, J. W. Mackail , 16

VICTOR HUGO, Margaret O. W. Oliphant , 161

WASHINGTON IRVING, 140

SAMUEL JOHNSON, Lord Macaulay , 99

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, Hezekiah Butterworth , 174

JOHN MILTON, 60

MOLIÉRE, Sir Walter Scott , 50

PETRARCH, Alice King , 25

PLATO, George Grote, F.R.S. , 7

ALEXANDER POPE, Austin Dobson , 82

SCHILLER, B. L. Farjeon , 116

SIR WALTER SCOTT, W. C. Taylor, LL.D. , 130

Letter of advice from Scott to his son , 135

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Senator John J. Ingalls , 44

DEAN SWIFT, Samuel Archer , 77

TORQUATO TASSO, 34

ALFRED TENNYSON, Clarence Cook , 182

VIRGIL, 12

VOLTAIRE, M. C. Lockwood, D.D. , 92

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH, 136

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

VOLUME VII.

PHOTOGRAVURES

ILLUSTRATION ARTIST TO FACE PAGE

THE FIRST MEETING OF DANTE AND BEATRICE, Henry Holiday Frontispiece PETRARCH AND LAURA INTRODUCED TO THE EMPEROR AT AVIGNON, Vacslav Brozik 28 A DINNER AT THE HOUSE OF MOLIÈRE AT AUTEUIL, Georges Gaston Mélingue 58 THE ARREST OF VOLTAIRE AND HIS NIECE BY FREDERICK'S ORDER, Jules Girardet 96 VICTOR HUGO, From life 162 LONGFELLOW'S STUDY, From photograph 178

WOOD ENGRAVINGS AND TYPOGRAVURES

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