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of Henry IV. were (when published) with one exception new to History, and related to Owen Glyndowr's Rebellion. The series ends with a letter from Edmund Burke dated February 12, 1795.

The Illustrations in this Series are: Vol. I. Facsimile of the Coronation Oath of Henry VIII. with the interlineations and alterations made by himself: Vol. II. Calais in 1546: Vol. III. Queen Elizabeth in 1585, by T. A. Dean, after Nicholas Hilliard: and Vol. IV. A Short-hand cypher of Charles I. with the Key and his signature and seal.

It is to be regretted that Series I. and II. are without Indexes.
Ellis, Sir Henry.-ORIGINAL LETTERS. Third Series.

Third Series. 1846. 4 [567] vols. Index, 2 col. Vol. IV. pp. 399-414.

.: This Series of 560 letters opens with specimens of Early Correspondence in England prior to the time when the English language was used for that purpose, comprising the period from William the Conqueror to Henry V.

The Illustrations in these Volumes consist of Portraits of Edward IV., Richard III., Henry VIII., æt. 53, and Charles I. and the Duke of Gloucester.

Each of the 11 volumes, composing the three series, opens with a detailed list of its own letters. Ellis, Sir Henry.—POPULAR ANTIQUITIES of Great Britain. See

Brand, John. Ellis, Sir Henry.—TOWNLEY GALLERY, THE, of Classic Sculpture, [568] in the British Museum. London: M. A. Nattali. 1836

and 1846. 2 vols. 18mo. Half morocco, top edges gilt.

Index, Vol. II. pp. 319–379. :: Vol. I. is “The Library of Entertaining Knowledge” Edition, published by Charles Knight & Co.

Charles Townley (1737-1805) resided many years at Rome, where he made a large collection of statuary, medals, and other remains of ancient art, now in the British Museum. They were purchased by the English Government in two lots for £20,000 and £8200, and an additional edifice was built for their accommodation, and the Collection was opened to the public in 1808.

The Townley Mansion was marked for destruction in the disgraceful anti-Catholic Lord George Gordon riots of 1780, but Mr. Townley temporarily removed the greater portion of his treasures to a saser place.

The work is embellished with numerous illustrations, and after the Index are given references to the Pages in which Accounts will be found of the respective marbles, according to the numbers in the Museum Catalogue. Elwes, Alfred.—Pinto's How I crossed Africa. See Pinto, Major. Emanuel, Harry.-DIAMONDS and Precious Stones : their History, [569] Value, and distinguishing characteristics. With simple

tests for their identification. Second Edition : with a new table of the present value of diamonds. London: John Camden Hotten. 1867. 12mo. Half morocco, top edges

gilt. Index, 2 col. pp. 261–266. .:: This little Book is full of information, and, after the Prefatory matter (pp. iii.xvii.) and Contents (pp. xix.-xxii.), has 219 pages of Text, followed by Tables (a) of the distinguishing characteristics of gems; (6) Names of Stones, in English, French, German, and Italian; (c) Precious Stones arranged according to their colours : followed by (pp. 233–260) a “ Bibliography of Precious Stones, or, a List of the Principal Works “that have appeared relating to diamonds, and other gems, comprising nearly every “known treatise upon the subject.” The work is embellished with many engravings incorporated with, and five Plates separate from, the Text.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803–1882).—CORRESPONDENCE with

Carlyle. See Norton, Charles Eliot.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.—HUNDRED GREATEST MEN (General

Introduction). See Wood, Dr. Wallace.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.—PARNASSUS. Edited by Ralph Waldo [570] Emerson. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company. 1875.

8vo. Half russia, top edges gilt. Index of Authors, pp.

xxv. xlii. Index of first lines, pp. 525-534.

George Willis Cooke, in his Life, Writings, and Philosophy of Emerson, has noticed this book very fully. He says: It has no worthless selections, almost everything it contains bearing the stamp of genius and worth. Yet Emerson's personality is seen in its many intellectual and serious poems and in the small number of its purely religious selections. With two or three exceptions, he copies none of those devotional poems which have attracted devout souls. His poetical sympathies are shown in the fact that one-third of the selections are from the seventeenth century. Shakespeare is more largely drawn on than any other, no less than 88 selections being made from him. The names of George Herbert, Herrick, Ben Jonson, and Milton frequently appear. Wordsworth appears 43 times and stands next to Shakespeare; while Burns, Byron, Scott, Tennyson, and Chaucer make up the list of favourites. Many little known pieces are included and some whose merit is other than poetical. . . It is not popular in character, omitting many public favourites, and introducing very much which can never be acceptable to the general reader.

The Preface is full of interest for its comments on many of the poems and poets appearing in these selections.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.—THREE SPEECHES (Carlyle, Burns, and

Scott). See Massachusetts Historical Society.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.-WORKS: Selection of the Works of (571) Emerson. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, and

Fields, Osgood & Co. 1869-72. 8 vols. 12mo. Half

calf, marbled edges. .:: The Works included in this Selection are: Conduct, The, of Life. (See Vol. VI. of Complete Works.) English Traits. (See Vol. V. of Complete Works.) Essays : First Series (with Portrait). (See the twelve Essays forming Vol. II. of Com

plete Works.) Essays : Second Series. (See the eight Essays and “ Lecture at Amory Hall,” forming

Vol. III. of Complete Works.)
May-Day, and other Pieces. (See Part II. of Vol. IX. of Complete Works.)

. This was Emerson's last Volume of Poems. It was published in 1867. Some of his “ Poems” and “other Pieces” were omitted in later Editions by him

self, but the majority have been restored in the “Complete Works.” Miscellanies ; embracing Nature, Addresses, and Lectures. (See Vol. I. of Complete Works.)

.:: These were originally published in a collected form in 1849. That on “ Nature” created much attention when previously published, anonymously, in

1836. Poems (with Portrait). (See Part I. of Vol. IX. of Complete Works.) Representative Men : Seven Lectures. (See Vol. IV. of Complete Works.)

Emerson, Ralph Waldo.—WORKS (with Portraits). Riverside [572] Edition of Emerson's Complete Works. Edited by J. E. Cabot. Cambridge: Riverside Press. 1883.

1883. II vols. 8vo. Half morocco, top edges gilt. .: This is No. 270 of a New and Revised Edition, limited to 500 copies, brought out by Mr. Cabot, Emerson's literary Executor, in consultation with the children of the deceased Poet and Essayist. There are two Portraits of Emerson in Volumes I and 9 respectively.

The first eight Volumes are as Mr. Emerson left them; some of the later Volumes contain lectures hitherto unprinted.

The Contents of the Volumes (briefly) are:


I. Nature : Addresses : and Lectures.

.:. There are, besides “ Nature,” four Addresses and five Lectures. II. Twelve Essays. (First Series.)

.:. These were first published in 1841. III. Eight Essays. (Second Series.) And a Lecture.

:: These were first published in 1844.

IV. Representative Men. Seven Lectures.

.:: This was originally issued in 1850, and consists of a series of characters each of which is designed to represent a class. The Lectures are :

I. Uses of Great Men.
II. Plato; or, the Philosopher.
III. Swedenborg; or, the Mystic.
IV. Montaigne; or, the Sceptic.

V. Shakspeare; or, the Poet.
VI. Napoleon; or, the Man of the World.

VII. Goethe; or, the Writer.
V. English Traits.

.: This was published in 1856, several years after Emerson's second visit to England in 1847, and has been always regarded as one of the Author's most popular and attractive books, although, says one American critic, “ many of the “ remarks and statements contained in it require to be received with liberal

" qualifications." VI. Conduct, The, of Life. Nine Lectures.

:: This was originally published in 1860. VII. Society and Solitude. Twelve Chapters. VIII. Letters and Social Aims.

.:. This Volume was commenced by Mr. Emerson in 1871, after his health had broken. He was working " against the grain” and had made little or no progress, when his house was burned in July, 1872, and all possibility of work ceased for a while. In 1875 it was taken up again, but Mr. Cabot was intrusted with the business of preparation and selection for the press. The first four and the last three Essays of this Series had never been published before. Emerson's habit was to write his Essays in scraps, and then collecting such of his Notes as bore on a particular subject to dovetail the scraps logether with connecting passages. In the Essay on Immortality there are portions “written fifty years apart,

“ but first published in 1883.” IX. Poems.

::: In the Appendix (pp. 253–315) are pieces “never before published,” and many are unfinished. Some apparently had not been published by Emerson because of their personal and private nature: but Mr. Cabot concluded “the

“ world would like to possess them.” X. Lectures and Biographical Sketches.

.:: Six of these, “ Aristocracy,” “ Education,” “ The Man of Letters,” “ The Scholar," “ Historic Notes of Life and Letters in New England,” and “ Mary

Moody Emerson,” are now published for the first time. XI. Miscellanies. (Twenty-three pieces.)

.: Ten only had been previously published. Probably no more “self-reliant" remark was ever deliberately uttered than Emerson's sentence in a Sermon on the Lord's Supper, Sept. 9, 1832. “This mode of commemorating Christ is not “suitable to me. That is reason enough why I should abandon it. If I believed

XI. 275


X. 33 II. 325 VII. 39 XI. 231

VII. 179 XI. 249 XI. 257

I. 117 X. 453


“it was enjoined by Jesus on His disciples and that He even contemplated “making permanent this mode of commemoration, every way agreeable to an “ Eastern mind, and yet on trial it was disagreeable to my own feelings I should “ not adopt it. I should choose other ways, which, as more effectual upon me,

“ He would approve more” (p. 24). The titles or subjects of all his Essays, Addresses, and Lectures are given below in alphabetical order. The abbreviated words in parentheses are the brief titles of the volumes in which they are included in this Edition :

Vol. Page American Civilization (Miscell.) American Scholar (Oration, 1837)

I. 81 Aristocracy (Lecture). Art (Essay) Art (Soc. and Sol.) Assault, The, upon Mr. Sumner (Miscell.) Beauty (Conduct of Life)

VI. 265 Behaviour (Conduct of Life)

VI. 161 Books (Soc. and Sol.) . Brown, John: Remarks at a Meeting for the relief of his family (Miscell.)

Speech at Salem (Miscell.) Burns, Robert (Miscell.)

XI. 363 Cambridge Divinity Class, Address before (1838) Carlyle, Thomas (Biog. Sketch) Character (Essay)

III. 87 Character (Lectures, etc.) Chardon Street Convention (From the “ Dial") Circles (Essay). Civilization (Soc. and Sol.).

VII. 21 Clubs (Soc. and Sol.) .

VII. 211 Comic, The (Letters and Soc. Aims) Compensation (Essay).

II. 89 Conservative, The (Lecture, 1841) Considerations by the Way (Conduct of Life) Courage (Soc. and Sol.) Culture (Conduct of Life) Dedication of the Soldiers' Monument in Concord, Address at (Miscell.) Demonology (Lecture)

X. 7 Domestic Life (Soc. and Sol.) Editor's Address, Massachusetts Quarterly Review (Miscell.) Education (Lectures, etc.) . Eloquence (Letters and Soc. Aims)

VIII. 107 Eloquence (Soc. and Sol.) .

VII. 61 Emancipation in the British West Indies (Miscell.) Emancipation Proclamation (Miscell.) · Emerson, Mary Moody (Biog. Sketch). English Traits (19 chapters)

V. Ethics, The Sovereignty of (Lectures, etc.)

X. 91 X. 349 II. 279

VIII. 149

I. 277 VI. 231 VII. 237 VI. 125 XI. 99

VII. 99 XI. 323 X. 123


XI. 129 XI. 291 X. 371

X. 175

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