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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by
WILLIAM B. REED, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern
District of Pennsylvania.
STEREOTYPED BY L. JOHNSON & CO.
APPLICATION OF LITERARY PRINCIPLES.
Narrow and exclusive lines of reading to be avoided—Catholicity
of taste-Charles Lamb's idea of books—Ruskin-Habits of
reading comprehensive-Ancient Literature-Foreign Lan-
guages—Different eras of letters—English essay-writing-
Macaulay-Southey--Scott and Washington Irving-Archdea-
con Hare-Lord Bacon's Essays—Poetic taste-Influence of
mas More's Life of Edward the Fifth-Chaucer's Tales-At-