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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Caballero to Demosthenes
 
Fernán Caballero (Cecilia Böhl de Faber).  
1796–1877.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Bull-Fight
In the Home Circle
George Washington Cable.  
1844–1925.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Posson Jone’”
Julius Cæsar.  
100–44 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Howell Westcott
The Defeat of Ariovistus and the Germans
Of the Manners and Customs of Ancient Gauls and Germans
The Two Lieutenants
Epigram on Terentius
Hall Caine.  
1853–1931.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Pete Quilliam’s First-Born
Pedro Calderón de la Barca.  
1600–1681.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
The Lovers
Cyprian’s Bargain
Dreams and Realities
The Dream Called Life
John Caldwell Calhoun.  
1782–1850.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Peterfield Trent
Remarks on the Right of Petition
State Rights
Of the Government of Poland
Urging Repeal of the Missouri Compromise
Callimachus.  
c. 310–240 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hymn to Jupiter
Epitaph, I
Epigram
Epitaph on Heracleitus
Epitaph, II
The Misanthrope
Epitaph upon Himself
Epitaph upon Cleombrotus
Charles Stuart Calverley.  
1831–1884.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘An Examination Paper,’ ‘The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club
Ballad: ‘The auld wife sat at her ivied door
Lovers, and a Reflection
Visions
Changed
Thoughts at a Railway Station
Forever
John Calvin.  
1509–1564.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Arthur Cushman McGiffert
Prefatory Address to the ‘Institutes
Election and Predestination
Freedom of the Will
Luís de Camões.  
c. 1524–1580.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry Roseman Lang
From ‘The Lusiads
The Canzon of Life
Adieu to Coimbra
Thomas Campbell.  
1777–1844.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hope
The Fall of Poland
The Slave
Death and a Future Life
Lochiel’s Warning
The Soldier’s Dream
Lord Ullin’s Daughter
The Exile of Erin
Ye Mariners of England
Hohenlinden
The Battle of Copenhagen
From the ‘Ode to Winter
Thomas Campion.  
1567–1620.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ernest Rhys
A Hymn in Praise of Neptune
Of Corinna’s Singing
From ‘Divine and Moral Songs
To a Coquette
Songs from ‘Light Conceits of Lovers
George Canning.  
1770–1827.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Rogero’s Soliloquy
The Friend of Humanity and the Knife-Grinder
On the English Constitution
On Brougham and South America
Cesare Cantù.  
1804–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Execution
Giosuè Carducci.  
1835–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frank Sewall
Roma
Homer
In a Gothic Church
On the Sixth Centenary of Dante
The Ox
Dante
To Satan
To Aurora
Ruit Hora
The Mother
Thomas Carew.  
1595?–1639?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Song: ‘Ask me no more where Jove bestows
The Protestation
Song: ‘Would you know what’s soft?’
The Spring
The Inquiry
Thomas Carlyle.  
1795–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Sir Leslie Stephen
Labor
The World in Clothes
Dante
Cromwell
The Procession
The Siege of the Bastille
Charlotte Corday
The Scapegoat
Bliss Carman.  
1861–1929.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
Hack and Hew
At the Granite Gate
A Sea Child
Edward Carpenter.  
1844–1929.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Dorothy Brewster
From ‘Except the Lord Build the House
Brief Is Pain
Lewis Carroll.  
1832–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Alice, the Pig-Baby, and the Cheshire Cat
The Mock-Turtle’s Education
A Clear Statement
The Walrus and the Carpenter
The Baker’s Tale
You Are Old, Father William
Giacomo Casanova.  
1725–1798.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Casanova’s Escape from the Ducal Palace
Bartolomé de las Casas.  
1474–1566.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of the Island of Cuba
Baldassare Castiglione.  
1478–1529.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of the Court of Urbino
Cato the Elder.  
234–149 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
On Agriculture
From the ‘Attic Nights’ of Aulus Gellius
Jacob Cats.  
1577–1660.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Fear After the Trouble
A Rich Man Loses his Child, a Poor Man Loses his Cow
Gaius Valerius Catullus.  
c. 84–c. 54 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John William Mackail
Dedication for a Volume of Lyrics
A Morning Call
Home to Sirmio
Heart-Break
To Calvus in Bereavement
The Pinnace
An Invitation to Dinner
A Brother’s Grave
Farewell to his Fellow-Officers
Verses from an Epithalamium
Love Is All
Elegy on Lesbia’s Sparrow
Fickle and Changeable Ever
Two Chords
Last Word to Lesbia
Madison Cawein.  
1865–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joyce Kilmer
Aubade
Preludes
In the Shadow of the Beeches
In the Lane
Feud
March
Benvenuto Cellini.  
1500–1571.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Escape from Prison
The Casting of Perseus
A Necklace of Pearls
How Benvenuto Lost his Brother
An Adventure in Necromancy
Benvenuto Loses Self-Control under Severe Provocation
Celtic Literature.  Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
I. Irish:Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
The Miller of Hell
Signs of Home
Oisin in Tirnanoge
From ‘The Coming of Cuculain
The Mystery of Amergin
The Song of Fionn
Vision of a Fair Woman
From ‘The Wanderings of Oisin’ by William Butler Yeats
The Madness of King Goll by William Butler Yeats
II. Scottish:Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
St. Bridget’s Milking Song by Fiona MacLeod (William Sharp)
Prologue to Gaul
Columcille Fecit
In Hebrid Seas
III. Welsh:Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
IV. Cornish:IV. Cornish: Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
From ‘The Poem of the Passion
From ‘Origo Mundi,’ in the ‘Ordinalia
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.  
1547–1616.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Santayana
Treating of the Character and Pursuits of Don Quixote
Of What Happened to Don Quixote When he Left the Inn
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Sally Forth: and the Adventure with the Windmills
Sancho Panza and his Wife Teresa Converse Shrewdly
Of Sancho Panza’s Delectable Discourse with the Duchess
Sancho Panza as Governor
The Ending of All Don Quixote’s Adventures
Adelbert von Chamisso.  
1781–1838.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Bargain
From ‘Woman’s Love and Life
William Ellery Channing.  
1780–1842.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Passion for Power
The Causes of War
Spiritual Freedom
George Chapman.  
1559?–1634.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ulysses and Nausicaa
The Duke of Byron is Condemned to Death
François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand.  
1768–1848.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Christianity Vindicated
Description of a Thunder-Storm in the Forest
Thomas Chatterton.  
1752–1770.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Final Chorus from ‘Goddwyn
The Farewell of Sir Charles Baldwin to his Wife
Mynstrelles Songe
An Excelente Balade of Charitie
The Resignation
Geoffrey Chaucer.  
c. 1340–1400.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
From Prologue to the ‘Canterbury Tales
The Temples of Venus, Mars, and Diana
The Passing of the Fairies
From ‘The Pardoner’s Tale
The Nun’s Priest’s Tale
Truth—Ballade of Good Counsel
Anton Chekhov.  
1860–1904.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Johnston
The Trousseau
The Incapables
André Chénier.  
1762–1794.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Katharine Hillard
The Young Captive
Ode: ‘May fewer roses calls her own
Victor Cherbuliez.  
1829–1899.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Silent Duel
Samuel Brohl Gives up the Play
Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield.  
1694–1773.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘Letters to His Son
The Choice of a Vocation
G. K. Chesterton.  
1874–1936.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Stuart Pratt Sherman
The Dickens Period
To Edmund Clerihew Bentley
The Ethics of Elfland
A Defense of Nonsense
A Sermon on Inns
The Literature of China.  Critical Introduction by Sir Robert K. Douglas
Selected Maxims of Morals, Philosophy of Life, Character, Circumstances, etc.
Rufus Choate.  
1799–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Albert Stickney
The Puritan in Secular and Religious Life
The New-Englander’s Character
Of the American Bar
Daniel Webster
Saint John Chrysostom.  
c. 347–407.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Malone
That Real Wealth Is from Within
On Encouragement during Adversity
Concerning the Statutes
Winston Churchill.  
1871–1947.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edgar White Burrill
Stephen Brice Hears the Speech at Freeport
Marcus Tullius Cicero.  
106–43 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
Of the Offices of Literature and Poetry
Honors Proposed for the Dead Statesman Sulpicius
Old Friends Better than New
Honored Old Age
Death Is Welcome to the Old
Great Orators and their Training
From Letters: To Tiro; To Atticus
Sulpicius Consoles Cicero after his Daughter Tullia’s Death
Cicero’s Reply to Sulpicius
A Homesick Exile
Cicero’s Vacillation in the Civil War
From Cicero’s Correspondents
The Dream of Scipio
El Cid.  
c. 1043–1099.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Sprague Smith
From ‘The Poem of My Cid
Edward Hyde, Lord Clarendon.  
1609–1674.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Character of Lord Falkland
Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke.  
1846–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How a Penal System can Work
The Valley of the Shadow of Death
Matthias Claudius.  
1740–1815.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Speculations on New Year’s Day
Rhine Wine
Winter
Night Song
Henry Clay.  
1777–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Robert Procter
Public Spirit in Politics
On the Greek Struggle for Independence
South-American Independence as Related to the United States
From the Valedictory to the Senate, Delivered in 1842
From the Lexington ‘Speech on Retirement to Private Life
Cleanthes.  
331–232 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hymn to Zeus
Arthur Hugh Clough.  
1819–1861.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Eliot Norton
There Is No God
The Latest Decalogue
To the Unknown God
Easter Day—Naples, 1849
It Fortifies My Soul to Know
Say Not, the Struggle Naught Availeth
Come Back
As Ships Becalmed
The Unknown Course
The Gondola
The Poet’s Place in Life
On Keeping within One’s Proper Sphere
Consider It Again
Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  
1772–1834.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Edward Woodberry
Kubla Khan
The Albatross
Time, Real and Imaginary
Dejection: An Ode
The Three Treasures
To a Gentleman
Ode to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
The Pains of Sleep
Song, by Glycine
Youth and Age
Phantom or Fact?
William Collins.  
1721–1759.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
How Sleep the Brave
The Passions
To Evening
Ode on the Death of Thomson
William Wilkie Collins.  
1824–1889.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Sleep-Walking
Count Fosco
George Colman the Elder.  
1732–1794.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Eavesdropping
Johann Amos Comenius.  
1592–1670.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Burke Aaron Hinsdale
Author’s Preface to the ‘Orbis Pictus
School of Infancy—Claims of Childhood
Philippe de Commines.  
c. 1447–1511.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Virtues and Vices of King Louis XI.
The Virtues of the Duke of Burgundy and the Time of His House’s Prosperity
The Last Days of Louis XI.
Character of Louis XI.
Auguste Comte.  
1798–1857.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Evolution of Belief
The Study of Law Substituted for That of Causes
Subjection of Self-Love to Social Love
The Cultus of Humanity
The Domination of the Dead
The Worship of Woman
William Congreve.  
1670–1729.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Mrs. Foresight and Mrs. Frail Come to an Understanding
Angelica’s Proposal
Almeria in the Mausoleum
Joseph Conrad.  
1857–1924.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Leland Hall
From ‘Lord Jim
Victory over Death
Hendrik Conscience.  
1812–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Sharp
The Horse-Shoe
The Patient Waiter
From ‘The Lost Glove
The Iron Tomb
Siska van Roosemael
A Painter’s Progress
Rose Terry Cooke.  
1827–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Reverend Thomas Tucker as a Parson
James Fenimore Cooper.  
1789–1851.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Julian Hawthorne
The Privateer
The Brigantine’s Escape through Hell-Gate
The Doom of Abiram White
The Bison Stampede
Running the Gauntlet
The Prairie Fire
Nicolaus Copernicus.  
1473–1543.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Singleton Holden
François Coppée.  
1842–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Louis Sanderson
The Parricide
The Substitute
Pierre Corneille.  
1606–1684.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frederick Morris Warren
The Lovers
Don Rodrigue Describes to King Fernando his Victory over the Moors
The Wrath of Camilla
Paulina’s Appeal to Severus
Victor Cousin.  
1792–1867.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Pascal’s Skepticism
Madame de Longueville
Madame de Chevreuse
Comparison between Madame de Hautefort and Madame de Chevreuse
Abraham Cowley.  
1618–1667.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury
Of Myself
On the Death of Crashaw
On the Death of Mr. William Hervey
A Supplication
Epitaph on a Living Author
William Cowper.  
1731–1800.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Cricket
The Winter Walk at Noon
On the Loss of the Royal George
Imaginary Verses of Alexander Selkirk
The Immutability of Human Nature
From a Letter to Rev. John Newton
George Crabbe.  
1754–1832.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Isaac Ashford
The Parish Workhouse and Apothecary
Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.  
1826–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Night Attack
Philip, My King
Too Late
Now and Afterwards
Madame Augustus Craven (Pauline de la Ferronays).  
1808–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Albert’s Last Days
A Generous Enemy
Francis Marion Crawford.  
1854–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Ghost in the Berth
A Thwarted Plan
Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon.  
1674–1762.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Louis Sanderson
The Bloody Banquet
Mother and Daughter
The Matricide
The Reconciliation
Benedetto Croce.  
1866–1952.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Arthur Livingston
What is Art?”
Samuel Rutherford Crockett.  
1860–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ensamples to the Flock
Sawny Bean; and the Cave of Death
George Croly.  
1780–1860.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Firing of Rome
A Wife’s Influence
The Lily of the Valley
George Cupples.  
1822–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
In the Tropics
Napoleon at St. Helena
George William Curtis.  
1824–1892.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Cary
The Mist at Newport
Nazareth
Aurelia as a Grandmother
Prue’s Magnolia
Our Cousin the Curate
The Charm of Paris
Pharisaism of Reform
The Call of Freedom
Robert Browning in Florence
Ernst Curtius.  
1814–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Causes of Dislike toward Socrates
Socrates as an Influence and as a Man
Georges Cuvier.  
1769–1832.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Spencer Trotter
Of Changes in the Structure of the Earth
Of the Fabulous Animals of the Ancient Writers
Felix Dahn.  
1834–1912.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Young Wife
The Vengeance of Gothelindis
Olof von Dalin.  
1708–1763.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Henry Carpenter
From the Swedish Argus
Richard Henry Dana, Sr.  
1787–1879.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Island
The Doom of Lee
Paul and Abel
Richard Henry Dana, Jr.  
1815–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Dry Gale
Every-Day Sea Life
A Start; and Parting Company
Gabriele D’Annunzio.  
1863–1938.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Drowned Boy
To an Impromptu of Chopin
India
Mila and Aligi in the Cavern
Address to the American People
Dante Alighieri.  
1265–1321.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Eliot Norton
From ‘The New Life
From the ‘Convito
From the ‘Divine Comedy
James Darmesteter.  
1849–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Ernest Renan
Judaism
Charles Darwin.  
1809–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Sir E. Ray Lankester
Impressions of Travel
Genesis of ‘The Origin of Species
Curious Atrophy of Æsthetic Taste
Private Memorandum concerning his Little Daughter
Religious Views
Selected Letters
The Struggle for Existence
The Geometrical Ratio of Increase
Of the Nature of the Checks to Increase
The Complex Relations of All Animals and Plants to Each Other in the Struggle for Existence
Of Natural Selection: or the Survival of the Fittest
Progressive Change Compared with Independent Creation
Creative Design
The Origin of the Human Species
Alphonse Daudet.  
1840–1897.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Augustin Filon
The Two Tartarins
Of “Mental Mirage,” as Distinguished from Lying
The Death of the Dauphin
Jack is Invited to Take Up a “Profession
The City of Iron and Fire
The Wrath of a Queen
Edmondo De Amicis.  
1846–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Light
Resemblances
Birds
Cordova
The Land of Pluck
The Dutch Masters
Daniel Defoe.  
1661?–1731.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Frederick Johnson
Selections from ‘Robinson Crusoe
From ‘History of the Plague in London
From ‘Colonel Jack
The Devil Does Not Concern Himself with Petty Matters
Defoe Addresses His Public
Engaging a Maid-Servant
The Devil
There Is a God
José-Maria de Heredia.  
1842–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
The Conquerors
The Samurai
On Pierre Ronsard’s Book of Love
On an Antique Medal
Sunset
To the Tragedian Rossi
Michelangelo
After Petrarch
Epitaph
‘’Tis Noon; the Light is Fierce
Richard Dehmel.  
1863–1920.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn
Vigil
Sudden Hope
Before the Storm
Eduard Douwes Dekker (Multatuli).  
1820–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Multatuli’s Last Words to the Reader
Idyll of Saïdjah and Adinda
Thomas Dekker.  
c. 1570–1632.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Gul’s Horne Booke
The Praise of Fortune
Content
Rustic Song
Lullaby
Casimir Delavigne.  
1793–1843.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frédéric Loliée
The Confession of Louis XI.
William De Morgan.  
1839–1917.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edgar White Burrill
Of Joe Vance’s Father
Of the Great Fire
A Chapter that Had to be Written
Old Jane in the Insane Ward
Demosthenes.  
384–322 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Robert Sharp
The Third Philippic
Invective against License of Speech
Justification of His Patriotic Policy

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