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analysis of good style difficult-The power of words-Our duty

to the English language-Lord Bacon's idea of Latin-Milton-

Ilume's expostulation with Gibbon--Daniel's Lament-Exter,

sion of English language-French dominion in America--Lan-

dor's Penn and Peterborough-Duty of protecting and guarding

language-Degeneracy of language and morals-Age of Charles

II.-Language part of character-Arnold's Lectures on Modern

History-Use of disproportionate words-Origin of the Englisb

language in the North-Classical and romantio languages

Saxon element of our language--Its superiority—The Bible

idiom-Structure of sentences-Propositions at the end of most

vigorous sentences—Composite sentences, and the Latin element

-Alliteration-Grandeur of sentences in old writers-Modern

short sentences-Junius-Macaulay-No peculiar poètic diction

Doctor Franklin's rules--Shakspeare's matchless words-

Wordsworth's sonnet-Byron-Landor-Coleridge's Christabel

The Song in the Mind"-Hood–The Bridge of Sighs....... 85

LECTURE IV.

LARLY ENGLISH LITERATURE.

Early English prose and poetry-Sir John Mandeville-Sir Tho-

mas More's Life of Edward the Fifth-Chaucer's Tales-At-

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LITERATURE OP WIT AND HUMOUR.

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