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A Carouse At Boileau's
A Composition With Conscience
A Hard Hit At Pope
A Learned Young Lady
A Pretty Compliment
A Snail Dinner
A String Of Jerrold's Jokes
Alfieri's Hair
An Odd Present To Shenstone
Anacreontic Invitation By Moore
Bad's The Best
Bolingbroke At Battersea
Booksellers In Little Britain
Boswell's Bear-leading
Boswell's Life Of Johnson
Bulwer's Pompeian Drawing-room
Bunyan's Copy Of The Book Of Martyrs
Bunyan's Escapes
Bunyan's Preaching
Butler And Buckingham
Captain Morris's Songs
Chances For The Drama
Chatterton's Profit And Loss Reckoning
Classic Pun
Clean Hands
Clever Statesmen
Cobbett's Boyhood
Coleridge A Soldier
Coleridge An Unitarian Preacher
Coleridge's Watchman
Collins' Insanity
Collins's Poems
Colton's Lacon
Conceited Alarms Of Dennis
Contemporary Copyrights
Cowley At Chertsey
Cowper's Poems
Creed Of Lord Bolingbroke
Curran's Imagination
Dangerous Fools
Death Bed Revelations
Death Of Sir Charles Bell
Devotion To Science
Disadvantageous Correction
Dr Chalmers In London
Dr Chalmers's Industry
Dr Johnson And Hannah More
Dr Johnson In London
Dr Johnson's Criticisms
Dr Johnson's Pride
Dr Johnson's Wigs
Drollery Spontaneous
Dryden Drubbed
Epitaph On Charles Lamb
Every-day Life Of James Smith
Families Of Literary Men
Felon Literature
Fielding's Tom Jones
Fine Flourishes
Fontenelle's Insensibility
Foote's Wooden Leg
Fox And Gibbon
French-english Jeu-de-mot
Fuller's Memory
Gibbon's House At Lausanne
Goldsmith's She Stoops To Conquer
Hard Fate Of Authors
Haydn And The Ship Captain
Haydn's Diploma Piece At Oxford
Hearne's Love Of Ale
Hone's Every-day Book
Hoole The Translator Of Tasso The Ghost Puzzled
Hope's Anastasius
Ireland's Shakspeare Forgeries
James Smith One Of The Authors Of Rejected Addresses
Jerrold's Rebuke To A Rude Intruder
Joe Miller At Court
Johnson's Club-room
Killing No Murder
Latest Of Dr Johnson's Contemporaries
Learning French
Leigh Hunt And Thomas Carlyle
Lewis's Monk
Literary Coffee-houses In The Last Century
Literary Dinners
Literary Localities
Locke's Rebuke Of The Card-playing Lords
Lord Byron And My Grandmother's Review
Lord Byron's Apology
Lord Byron's Corsair
Lord Byron's Vanity
Lord Elibank And Dr Johnson
Lord Hervey's Wit
Ludicrous Estimate Of Mr Canning
Magna Charta Recovered
Mathematical Sailors
Miss Burney's Evelina
Miss Mitford's Farewell To Three Mile Cross
Moderate Flattery
Moore's Epigram On Abbott
Mrs Southey
Negroes At Home
Origin Of Bottled Ale
Origin Of Boz Dickens
Origin Of Cowper's John Gilpin
Origin Of The Beggar's Opera
Origin Of The Edinburgh Review
Pains And Toils Of Authorship
Patronage Of Authors
Patronage Of Literature
Payment In Kind
Physiognomy Of The French Revolutionists
Poetry Of The Sea
Popularity Of Lope De Vega
Popularity Of The Pickwick Papers
Porson's Memory
Praise Of Ale
Quid Pro Quo
Reconciling The Fathers
Regality Of Genius
Relics Of Dr Johnson At Lichfield
Relics Of Izaak Walton
Relics Of Milton
Relics Of The Boar's Head Tavern Eastcheap
Rival Remembrance
Rogers And Junius
Romilly And Brougham
Sale Of Magazines
Sale The Translator Of The Koran
Sensitiveness To Criticism
Sheridan's Pizarro
Sheridan's Wit
Silence Not Always Wisdom
Sir James Mackintosh's Humour
Smart Repartee
Smollett's Hard Fortunes
Smollett's History Of England
Smollett's Hugh Strap
Stammering Wit
Sterne's Sermons
Swift's Disappointment
Swift's Loves
The Authorship Of Waverley
The Blue-stocking Club
The Finding Of John Evelyn's Ms Diary At Wotton
The First Magazine
The Latter Days Of Lovelace
The Mermaid Club
The Poets In A Puzzle
The Two Sheridans
Thomas Day And His Model Wife
Thomson's Indolence
Thomson's Recitations
Tom Cringle's Log
Tom Hill
Tycho Brahe's Nose
Voltaire And Ferney
Waller The Courtier-poet
Walpole's Way To Win Them
Washington Irving And Wilkie In The Alhambra
Who Wrote Junius's Letters?
Writing Up The Times Newspaper
Writings Of Lope De Vega
Wycherley's Wooing