Saturday, December 22, 2007
What we were Reading in 1817.
Here is an interesting catalogue from the rear of a 1817 copy of Dr. Johnson's Rasselas, detailing Classics published by Walker and Edwards of London. How many should be rediscovered, we wonder.
Thomson's Seasons and Castle of Indolence.
Pope's Homer's Iliad.
Young's Night Thoughts.
Rasselas by Dr Johnson.
Chapone, Gregory and Pennington.
Death of Abel.
Tales of the Genii.
Milton's Poetical Works.
Vicar of Wakefield.
Cotton's Visions, and Moore's Fables.
Seven Champions of Christendom.
Pope's Poetical Works.
Old English Baron & Castle of Otranto.
Zimmerman on Solitude.
Sandford and Merton.
Watts on the Mind.
Persian and Turkish Tales.
Peter Pindar's Works.
Lord Chesterfield's Letters.
Bucaniers of America.
Goldsmith's Essays, Poems and Plays.
Beauties of Sterne.
Belisarius, and Numa Pompilius.
Locke on Understanding and Bacon's Essays.
Chesterfield's Principles of Politeness &c.
Paul and Virginia, and Elizabeth.
Nourjahad; and Almoran and Hamet.
Devil on two sticks.
Dodd's Beauties of Shakespeare.
Tales of the Castle.
Atala; Indian Cottage; Gressner's Idyls, and First Navigator.
Mason on Self Knowledge; Economy of Human Life; and Melmoth's Great Importance.
Voltaire's Charles the 12th, and Peter the Great.
Chinese and Oriental Tales.