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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Homer to Livy
 
Homer.  
fl. 850 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Day Seymour
The Trojan Elders and Helen
Paris, Hector, and Helen
Hector to his Wife
Father and Son
Achilles Refuses to Aid the Greeks
Hector Pursued by Achilles around Troy
Hector’s Funeral Rites
The Episode of Nausicaa
The Homeric Hymns.  Critical Introduction
Origin of the Lyre
Power of Aphrodite
Dionysus and the Pirates
Close of the Hymn to Delian Apollo
Hymn to Demeter
Thomas Hood.  
1799–1845.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Lucia Gilbert Runkle
Faithless Sally Brown
An Ironic Requiem
A Parental Ode to my Son, Aged Three Years and Five Months
A Nocturnal Sketch
Ruth
Fair Ines
A Song: for Music
The Bridge of Sighs
The Song of the Shirt
Ode to Melancholy
The Death-Bed
I Remember, I Remember
Stanzas
Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft.  
1581–1647.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Anacreontic
Theodore Hook.  
1788–1841.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The March of Intellect
Horace.  
65–8 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harriet Waters Preston
To Leuconoë
To Thaliarchus
To the Ship of State
To Chloe
To Virgil
To Quintus Dellius
Ad Amphoram
To Phidyle
An Invitation to Mæcenas
Horrida Tempestas
Satire
Contentment
Horace’s Farm
To His Book
The Art of Poetry
Richard Henry Hengist Horne.  
1802–1884.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Morning
Joseph Howe.  
1804–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Archibald MacMechan
Oration on Shakespeare
Julia Ward Howe.  
1819–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Our Orders
Pardon
Hamlet’ at the Boston Theatre
A New Sculptor
William Dean Howells.  
1837–1920.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Carl Van Doren
The Bewildered Guest
Hope
Society
Another Day
A Midsummer-Day’s Dream
The Street-Car Strike
Arrival and First Days in Venice
Thomas Hughes.  
1822–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Boat Race
The Fight between Tom Brown and Williams
Victor Hugo.  
1802–1885.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Adolphe Cohn
The Cities of the Plain
The Sacking of the City
Old Ocean
Prayer
My Thoughts of Ye
Napoleon
The Retreat from Moscow
The Lions
The Conspiracy
The Chain-Gang for the Galleys
The Combat with the Octopus
Alexander von Humboldt.  
1769–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Beauty and Unity of Nature
The Study of the Natural Sciences
David Hume.  
1711–1776.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Michael Andrew Mikkelsen
Of Refinement in the Arts
Leigh Hunt.  
1784–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ernest Rhys
Jaffár
The Nile
To Hampstead
To the Grasshopper and the Cricket
Abou Ben Adhem
Rondeau
The Old Lady
The Old Gentleman
Thomas Henry Huxley.  
1825–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Sir E. Ray Lankester
On a Piece of Chalk
Materialism and Idealism
Evolution and Ethics
On the Physical Basis of Life
Westminster Abbey
Joris-Karl Huysmans.  
1848–1907.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction with Selections by Pierre Dareutiere de Bâcourt
Ibn Sina (Avicenna).  
980–1037.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Davidson
Henrik Ibsen.  
1828–1906.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Henry Carpenter
From ‘The Pretenders
From ‘A Doll’s House
From ‘Peer Gynt
Icelandic Literature.  The Sagas (Ninth to Thirteenth Centuries) by William Sharp
Háconamál
Karl Leberecht Immermann.  
1796–1840.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Wedding and a Betrothal
Indian Literature.  Critical Introduction by Edward Washburn Hopkins
Hymns of the Rig-Veda
A Late Vedic Hymn to Starlit Night
Vedic Hymn to the Twin Horsemen, the Açvins (Dioskuroi)
A Late Vedic Hymn to Vāta, the Wind
Burial Hymn (To Yama and the Dead)
A Late Vedic Philosophical Hymn
A Late Vedic Hymn of Creation
A Late Vedic Mystic Hymn to Vāc (Speech, Logos)
An Incantation
Legend of the Flood
Dialogue of Yājñavalkya and Māitreyī
The Wisdom of Death
Specimen of the [Dogmatic] Jain Literature
Citations from Buddhistic Literature
Conversation of the Herdsman Dhaniya and Buddha
The Death of Buddha
Epic Literature
Specimen of the Didactic Poetry of the Mahābharata
Specimen of the Rāmāyana
Specimen of Fable Literature
Specimen of Drama
Extract from Kālidāsa’s ‘Çakuntalā
Song from the Lyric Act of the ‘Vikramorvaçī
Specimens of Lyric Poetry
Specimens of the Religious-Erotic Lyric of the Twelfth Century
Specimen of the Religious Poetry of the Modern Sects
Jean Ingelow.  
1820–1897.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Divided
Sand Martins
The High Tide on the Coast of Lincolnshire
Cold and Quiet
Lettice White
Bernhard Severin Ingemann.  
1789–1862.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Carl of Risé and the Kohlman
Morning Song
Robert Green Ingersoll.  
1833–1899.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Roscoe Conkling Ensign Brown
Decoration Day Oration
The Music of Wagner
Life
Oration at a Child’s Grave
The Irish Literary Renascence.  Critical Introduction by Lloyd R. Morris
Washington Irving.  
1783–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edwin Wilson Morse
The Good Old Days of Knickerbocker Life
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A Moorish Palace
The Stage Coach
Jorge Isaacs.  
1837–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Jaguar Hunt
Helen Hunt Jackson.  
1830–1885.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Revenues
Habeas Corpus
My Hickory Fire
Poppies in the Wheat
Burnt Ships
Spinning
A May-Day in Albano
Henry James.  
1843–1916.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Stuart Pratt Sherman
The Madonna of the Future
The New Novel
William James.  
1842–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Horace Meyer Kallen
The Moral Equivalent of War
Jāmī.  
1414–1492.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by A. V. Williams Jackson
Love
Beauty
Zulīkhā’s First Dream
Silent Sorrow
Thomas Allibone Janvier.  
1849–1913.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Episode of the Marques de Valdeflores
Love Lane
Japanese Literature.  Critical Introduction by Clay MacCauley
Archaic Writings
Age of the Prose Classics
Mediæval Literature
Modern Literature under the Tokugawa Shōgunate
Jacques Jasmin.  
1798–1864.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harriet Waters Preston
A Simple Story
The Siren with the Heart of Ice
The Blind Girl of Castèl-Cuillè
Jayadeva.  
c. Twelfth Century.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by A. V. Williams Jackson
Rādhā and Krishna
Jean Paul (J. P. F. Richter).  
1763–1825.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Payson Evans
Extra Leaf on Consolation
The New-Year’s Night of a Miserable Man
From ‘First Flower Piece
Aphorisms from Richter’s Works
Richard Jefferies.  
1848–1887.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hill Visions
The Breeze on Beachy Head
Thomas Jefferson.  
1743–1826.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Paul Leicester Ford
The Declaration of Independence
On Fiction
The Moral Influence of Slavery
Letter to Mr. Hopkinson
Letter to Dr. Styles
Letter to James Madison
Douglas William Jerrold.  
1803–1857.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Tragedy of the Till
Sarah Orne Jewett.  
1849–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Miss Tempy’s Watchers
The Brandon House
Samuel Johnson.  
1709–1784.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Birkbeck Hill
From ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes
Letter to Lord Chesterfield as to the ‘Dictionary
Dr. Johnson’s Last Letter to his Aged Mother
From a Letter to his Friend Mr. Joseph Baretti, at Milan
Dr. Johnson’s Farewell to his Mother’s Aged Servant
Three Letters to James Boswell, Esq.
To Mrs. Lucy Porter in Lichfield
To Mr. Perkins
From a Letter to James Boswell, Esq.
To Mrs. Thrale
A Private Prayer by Dr. Johnson
Wealth
Old Age and Death
A Study of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost
Richard Malcolm Johnston.  
1822–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Early Majority of Mr. Thomas Watts
Mór Jókai.  
1825–1904.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Emil Reich
The Landslide and the Train Wreck
Ben Jonson.  
1572–1637.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Barrett Wendell
On Style
On Shakespeare
To the Memory of my Beloved Master, William Shakespeare
From ‘Sejanus
Soliloquy of Sejanus
From ‘The Silent Woman
Prologue from ‘Every Man in His Humour
Song to Celia
Song—That Women are but Men’s Shadows
Song from ‘Volpone
An Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy
On my First Daughter
From ‘Cynthia’s Revels
The Noble Nature
Josephus.  
37–100.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edwin Knox Mitchell
Moses as a Legislator
Solomon’s Wisdom
Alexander’s Conquest of Palestine
The Greek Version of the Hebrew Scriptures
The Death of James, the Brother of our Lord
Preface to the ‘Jewish Wars
Agrippa’s Appeal to the Jews
Josephus’s Surrender to the Romans
The Destruction of the Temple at Jerusalem
The Hebrew Faith, Worship, and Laws
Origin of the Asamonean or Maccabæan Revolt
Joseph Joubert.  
1754–1824.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Of Man
Of the Nature of Minds
Of Virtue and Morality
Of the Family
Of Education
Of the Passions
Of Society
Of Different Ages
Of Poetry
Of Style
Of the Qualities of the Writer
Literary Judgments
Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz.  
1651–1695.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Malone
On the Contrarieties of Love
Learning and Riches
Death in Youth
The Divine Narcissus
Sylvester Judd.  
1813–1853.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Snow-Storm
Juvenal.  
c. 55–127.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Bond Lindsay
Umbricius’s Farewell to Rome
Terrors of Conscience
Parental Influence
The Kabbalah.  Critical Introduction by Samuel Augustus Binion
The Kalevala.  Critical Introduction by William Sharp
The Proem
The Passing of Wåinåmoinen
Kālidāsa.  
c. 4th Century.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by A. V. Williams Jackson
From the ‘Mālavikāgnimitra
From the ‘Raghuvança
From ‘Çakuntalā; or the Lost Ring
From the ‘Meghadūta,’ or ‘Cloud Messenger
Immanuel Kant.  
1724–1804.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Josiah Royce
A Comparison of the Beautiful with the Pleasant and the Good
Of Reason in General
How Is Metaphysics Possible as Science
John Keats.  
1795–1821.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Louise Imogen Guiney
From ‘The Eve of St. Agnes
From ‘Endymion
From ‘Hyperion
Ode to a Nightingale
Ode on a Grecian Urn
Fancy
To Autumn
La Belle Dame Sans Merci
Sonnet: On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer
Sonnet: On Seeing the Elgin Marbles
Sonnet: Written on a Blank Page in Shakespeare’s Poems
John Keble.  
1792–1866.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Nightingale
Christ in the Garden
Morning
Evening Hymn
Gottfried Keller.  
1819–1890.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Founding of a Family
Omar Khayyám.  
1048–1131.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Nathan Haskell Dole
Rubáiyát
Additional Rubáiyát
Alexander Kielland.  
1849–1906.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
At the Fair
Grace Elizabeth King.  
1852–1932.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Glorious Eighth of January
Alexander William Kinglake.  
1809–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Desert
The Charge of the Light Brigade
Charles Kingsley.  
1819–1875.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Merry Lark was Up and Singing
The Dead Church
The Sands of Dee
Youth and Age
A Myth
Longings
Andromeda and the Sea-nymphs
A Farewell
Waiting for the Armada
A Puritan Crusader
The Salmon River
Rudyard Kipling.  
1865–1936.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Without Benefit of Clergy
Fuzzy-Wuzzy
Danny Deever
Mandalay
The Galley-Slave
Heinrich von Kleist.  
1777–1811.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Harvey Genung
Michael Kohlhaas
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.  
1724–1803.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Kuno Francke
The Rose-Wreath
The Summer Night
Hermann and Thusnelda
The Two Muses
Prophecy
From ‘The Spring Festival
To Young
My Recovery
The Choirs
From ‘The Messiah
The Koran.  Critical Introduction by Henry Preserved Smith
The Opening Chapter
The Chapter of the Night
The Chapter of the Dawn
The Chapter of the Most High
The Chapter of the Zodiacal Signs
The Chapter of the Cleaving Asunder
The Chapter of Those Sent
The Chapter of the Ginn
The Chapter of the Kingdom
The Chapter of the Ant
Karl Theodor Körner.  
1791–1813.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
My Native Land
Prayer during the Battle
Summons
Lützow’s Wild Chase
Sword Song
The Three Stars
Zygmunt Krasiński.  
1812–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Invocation to Poetry
Pancras’s Monologue
Count Henry’s Monologue
Introduction to the last Act
Aristocracy’s Last Stand
The Triumph of Christianity
Appeal to Poland
Édouard René Lefebvre Laboulaye.  
1811–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Twelve Months
The Story of Coquerico
Jean de La Bruyère.  
1645–1696.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Of Fashion
The Character of Cydias
Madame de La Fayette.  
1634–1693.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Husband and Wife
Jean de La Fontaine.  
1621–1695.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George McLean Harper
Death and the Woodcutter
The Oak and the Reed
The Grasshopper and the Ant
The Wolf and the Dog
The Two Doves
The Cat, the Weasel, and the Young Rabbit
The Cobbler and the Financier
The Lark and the Farmer
The Heron
The Animals Sick of the Plague
Selma Lagerlöf.  
1858–1940.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Dorothy Brewster
The Beggar
A Christmas Guest
Alphonse de Lamartine.  
1790–1869.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Alcée Fortier
The Fisherman’s Daughter
To My Lamp
Ode to the Lake of B——
Far from the World
Charles Lamb.  
1775–1834.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Alfred Ainger
The Old Familiar Faces
Hester
On an Infant Dying as soon as Born
In My Own Album
Imperfect Sympathies
Dream Children: A Revery
A Quakers’ Meeting
Mrs. Battle’s Opinions on Whist
Félicité Robert de Lamennais.  
1782–1854.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
A Spiritual Allegory
Chapters from ‘Words of a Believer
Friedrich, Baron de La Motte-Fouqué.  
1777–1843.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Marriage of Undine
The Last Appearance of Undine
Song from ‘Minstrel Love
Archibald Lampman.  
1861–1899.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by James Cobourg Hodgins
A Thunderstorm
Winter Uplands
At Dusk
The Largest Life
To a Millionaire
Peccavi, Domine
Heat
Walter Savage Landor.  
1775–1864.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
Imaginary Correspondence of Pericles and Aspasia
The Sack of Carthage
Godiva’s Plea
A Dream Allegory
Rose Aylmer
Farewell to Italy
Art Criticism
Lines from ‘Gebir
The Life of Flowers
A Welcome to Death
Farewell
Andrew Lang.  
1844–1912.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘A Bookman’s Purgatory
From ‘Letter to Monsieur de Molière, Valet de Chambre du Roi
Les Roses de Sâdi
The Odyssey
Sidney Lanier.  
1842–1881.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Burton
A Ballad of Trees and the Master
Song of the Chattahoochee
Tampa Robins
Evening Song
Life and Song
From ‘The Marshes of Glynn
From the Flats
A Song of the Future
The Stirrup Cup
François, duc de La Rochefoucauld.  
1613–1680.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Selected Maxims
Selected Reflections
Latin-American Literature.  
I. Before 1888.  
Critical Introduction by Marathon Montrose Ramsey
II. After 1888.  Critical Introduction by Alfred Coester
Sir Wilfrid Laurier.  
1841–1919.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George McKinnon Wrong
On the Use of the French Language in Canada
On the Death of Gladstone
On the Death of Queen Victoria
Hersart de la Villemarqué.  
1815–1895.  
The Heroic and Legendary Literature of Brittany
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Sharp
The Wine of the Gauls and the Dance of the Sword
The Tribute of Noménoë
The Foster-Brother
Stephen Leacock.  
1869–1944.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Bernard Keble Sandwell
Boarding-House Geometry
Q.” A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural
The Train for Mariposa
William Edward Hartpole Lecky.  
1838–1903.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John White Chadwick
The Moral Influence of Gladiatorial Shows on the Roman People
Systematic Charity as a Moral Outgrowth, Past and Present
The Moral and Intellectual Differences between the Sexes
Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle.  
1818–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Manchy
Pan
The Bulls
Richard Le Gallienne.  
1866–1947.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Dedication to ‘Prose Fancies
A Seaport in the Moon
Essay-Writing
François Élie Jules Lemaître.  
1853–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
On the Influence of Recent Northern Literature
Giacomo Leopardi.  
1798–1837.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Katharine Hillard
Sylvia
Night-Song of a Wandering Asian Shepherd
Alain René Lesage.  
1688–1747.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Jane Grosvenor Cooke
Gil Blas Enters the Service of Dr. Sangrado
Gil Blas Becomes the Archbishop’s Favorite, and the Channel of All His Favors
The Vintner’s Story
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.  
1729–1781.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Edward Payson Evans
Names
Epigram
Thunder
Benefits
On Mr. R——
From ‘Nathan the Wise
On Love of Truth
The Meaning of Heresy
The Education of the Human Race
The Differing Spheres of Poetry and Painting
The Limitations of “Word-Painting
Lessing’s Estimate of Himself
Charles Lever.  
1806–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Battle on the Douro
George Henry Lewes.  
1817–1878.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Goethe and Schiller
Robespierre in Paris, 1770
Jonas Lie.  
1833–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Elizabeth’s Choice
Detlev von Liliencron.  
1844–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn
Who Knows Where
After the Hunt
From Childhood
In a Winter Night
Abraham Lincoln.  
1809–1865.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Hamilton Wright Mabie
The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions
From His Speech at the Cooper Institute
From the First Inaugural Address
The Gettysburg Address
The Second Inaugural Address
Carl Linnaeus.  
1707–1778.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Muir
Lapland Observations
The Author Visits the Lapland Alps
Livy.  
59 B.C.–17 A.D.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
Horatius Cocles at the Sublician Bridge
The Character of Hannibal
The Battle of Lake Trasimene
A Characteristic Episode of Classical Warfare

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