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C.D. Warner, et al., comp.  The Library of the World’s Best Literature.
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes.  1917.
 
Locke to Nansen
 
John Locke.  
1632–1704.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Pleasure and Pain
Injudicious Haste in Study
Frederick Locker-Lampson.  
1821–1895.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
The Skeleton in the Cupboard
My Neighbor Rose
The Rose and the Ring
The Widow’s Mite
To My Grandmother
Advice to a Poet
The Jester’s Plea
John Gibson Lockhart.  
1794–1854.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Last Days of Sir Walter Scott
Zara’s Earrings
The Wandering Knight’s Song
Thomas Lodge.  
1558–1625.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Beauty
Rosalind’s Madrigal
Love
Jack London.  
1876–1916.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Leland Hall
From ‘The Sea Wolf
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.  
1807–1882.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Frederick Johnson
Hymn to the Night
The Beleaguered City
The Skeleton in Armor
Maidenhood
Serenade
Genius
The Wreck of the Hesperus
The Village Blacksmith
The Rainy Day
The Belfry of Bruges
The Bridge
Seaweed
The Day is Done
The Arrow and the Song
The Cross of Snow
The Launching
Sir Humphrey Gilbert
My Lost Youth
My Books
Changed
Paul Revere’s Ride
Thangbrand the Priest
Kambalu
The New Household
Chaucer
Milton
Haroun Al Raschid
Divina Commedia
The Poet and His Songs
Finale to ‘Christus: A Mystery
The Young Hiawatha
Prelude to ‘Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie
Peace in Acadia
Postlude to ‘Evangeline
Longus.  
Second Century?  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Two Foundlings
Pierre Loti.  
1850–1923.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Sailor’s Wife
Samuel Lover.  
1797–1868.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Low-Backed Car
Widow Machree
How to Ask and Have
The Gridiron
James Russell Lowell.  
1819–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry James
Si Descendero in Infernum, Ades
Hebe
She Came and Went
The Changeling
The Vision of Sir Launfal
From ‘The Biglow Papers
What Mr. Robinson Thinks
The Courtin
Mr. Hosea Biglow to the Editor of the Atlantic Monthly
The Washers of the Shroud
Memoriæ Positum
Uncle Zeb
From the Address on ‘Democracy
From Essay ‘On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners
Sir John Lubbock.  
1834–1913.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Habits of Ants
Savages Compared with Children
Lucian.  
c. 125–after 180.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Emily James Putnam
Aphrodite and Selene
The Judgment of Paris
The Amateur of Lying
Titus Lucretius Carus.  
c. 99–c. 55 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Paul Shorey
Spenser’s Imitation of the Opening Lines of the ‘Nature of Things
Invocation to Venus
On the Evil of Superstition
The Foolishness of Luxury
The Nothingness of Death
The End of All
The Spirituality of Material Things
Martin Luther.  
1483–1546.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Chester David Hartranft
To the Christian Nobles of the German Nation
On the Liberty of the Christian
Reply at the Diet of Worms
A Safe Stronghold Our God Is Still
Letter to Melanchthon
Letter to his Wife
Extract from Commentary on Psalm CI.
A Hymn for Children at Christmas
The Value and Power of Music
Luther’s Letter to his Little Son Hans, Aged Six
Luther’s Table-Talk
Sayings of Luther
E. Robert Bulwer, Lord Lytton (Owen Meredith).  
1831–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Aux Italiens
Lucile’s Letter
From Prologue to ‘The Wanderer
Maarten Maartens (J. M. W. van der Poorten Schwartz).  
1858–1915.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Sharp
Joost Surrenders
The Calm before the Storm
Knowledge
Music and Discord
Guilt
The Dawn of the Higher Life
Hamilton Wright Mabie.  
1846–1916.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Country and People
The Mabinogion.  Critical Introduction by Ernest Rhys
The Dream of Rhonabwy
Lludd and Llevelys
Kilhwch and Olwen
From ‘Branwen the Daughter of Llyr
From ‘The Dream of Maxen Wledig
Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay.  
1800–1859.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Bach McMaster
The Coffee-House
The Difficulty of Travel in England, 1685
The Highwayman
The Delusion of Overrating the Happiness of our Ancestors
The Puritan
Spain under Philip II.
The Character of Charles II. of England
The Church of Rome
Loyola and the Jesuits
The Reign of Terror
The Trial of Warren Hastings
Horatius
The Battle of Ivry
Justin McCarthy.  
1830–1912.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The King is Dead—Long Live the Queen
A Modern English Statesman
George MacDonald.  
1824–1905.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Flood
The Hay-Loft
Jean Macé.  
1815–1894.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Necklace of Truth
Niccolò Machiavelli.  
1469–1527.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles P. Neill
The Conspiracy against Carlo Galeazzo, Duke of Milan, 1476
How a Prince Ought to Avoid Flatterers
Exhortation to Lorenzo de’ Medici to Deliver Italy from Foreign Domination
Percy MacKaye.  
1875–1956.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Canterbury Pilgrims
From ‘The Scarecrow
Norman Macleod.  
1812–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Home-Coming
Highland Scenery
My Little May
John Bach McMaster.  
1852–1932.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Town and Country Life in 1800
Effects of the Embargo of 1807
Andrew Macphail.  
1864–1938.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Archibald MacMechan
Psychology of the Suffragette
Imre Madách.  
1823–1864.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by George Alexander Kohut
From the ‘Tragedy of Man
James Madison.  
1751–1836.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
An Objection Drawn from the Extent of Country Answered
Interference to Quell Domestic Insurrection
Maurice Maeterlinck.  
1862–1949.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Sharp
From ‘The Death of Tintagiles
The Inner Beauty
From ‘The Tragical in Daily Life
William Maginn.  
1794–1842.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Saint Patrick
Song of the Sea
John Pentland Mahaffy.  
1839–1919.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Childhood in Ancient Life
Alfred Thayer Mahan.  
1840–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Importance of Cruisers and of Strong Fleets in War
Francis Sylvester Mahony (Father Prout).  
1804–1866.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Malone
Father Prout
The Shandon Bells
Don Ignacio Loyola’s Vigil
Malbrouck
The Song of the Cossack
Moses Maimonides.  
1135–1204.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Rabbi Gottheil
Extract from Maimonides’s Will
From the ‘Guide of the Perplexed
Sir Henry Sumner Maine.  
1822–1888.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by David MacGregor Means
The Beginnings of the Modern Laws of Real Property
Importance of a Knowledge of Roman Law: and the Effect of the Code Napoléon
Xavier de Maistre.  
1763–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Traveling-Coat
A Friend
The Library
William Hurrell Mallock.  
1849–1923.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
An Evening’s Table-Talk at the Villa
Sir Thomas Malory.  
d. c. 1470.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ernest Rhys
The Finding of the Sword Excalibur
The White Hart at the Wedding of King Arthur and Queen Guenever
The Maid of Astolat
The Death of Sir Launcelot
Sir John Mandeville.  
Fourteenth Century.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Marvelous Riches of Prester John
From Hebron to Bethlehem
James Clarence Mangan.  
1803–1849.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Dawning of the Day
The Nameless One
St. Patrick’s Hymn before Tarah
Alessandro Manzoni.  
1785–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Maurice Francis Egan
An Unwilling Priest
A Late Repentance
An Episode of the Plague in Milan
Chorus from ‘The Count of Carmagnola
The Fifth of May
Marcus Aurelius.  
121–180.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by James Fraser Gluck
Excerpts from the ‘Meditations
Marguerite de Navarre.  
1492–1549.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Fragment
Dixains
From the ‘Heptameron
Christopher Marlowe.  
1564–1593.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Passionate Shepherd to his Love
From ‘Tamburlaine
Invocation to Helen
From ‘Edward the Second
From ‘The Jew of Malta
Clément Marot.  
1496–1544.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Old-Time Love
Epigram
To a Lady who Wished to Behold Marot
The Laugh of Madame d’Albret
From an “Elegy
The Duchess d’Alençon
To the Queen of Navarre
From a Letter to the King; after being Robbed
From a Rhymed Letter to the King
Frederick Marryat.  
1792–1848.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Perils of the Sea
Mrs. Easy Has her own Way
Martial.  
c. 40–c. 104 A.D.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Caskie Harrison
The Unkindest Cut
Evolution
Vale of Tears
Sic Vos Non Vobis
Silence is Golden
So Near and Yet So Far
The Least of Evils
Thou Reason’st Well
Never Is, but Always to Be
Learning by Doing
Tertium Quid
Similia Similibus
Cannibalism
Equals Added to Equals
The Cook Well Done
A Diverting Scrape
Diamond Cut Diamond
The Cobbler’s Last
But Little Here Below
E Pluribus Unus
Fine Frenzy
Live without Dining
The Two Things Needful
James Martineau.  
1805–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Transient and the Real in Life
Andrew Marvell.  
1621–1678.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Garden
The Emigrants in Bermudas
The Mower to the Glow-Worms
The Mower’s Song
The Picture of T. C.
Karl Marx.  
1818–1883.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William English Walling
Bourgeois and Proletarians
John Masefield.  
1878–1967.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joyce Kilmer
From ‘The Everlasting Mercy
The Yarn of the “Loch Achray
Sea-Fever
D’Avalos’ Prayer
Sonnets
Masques.  Critical Introduction by Ernest Rhys
Jean-Baptiste Massillon.  
1663–1742.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joel Foote Bingham
Picture of the Death-Bed of a Sinner
Fasting
Hypocritical Humility in Charity
The Blessedness of the Righteous
One of His Celebrated Pictures of General Society
Prayer
Philip Massinger.  
1583–1640.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Anna McClure Sholl
From ‘The Maid of Honour
From ‘A New Way to Pay Old Debts
Brander Matthews.  
1852–1929.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ernest Hunter Wright
American Character
Shakespeare’s Actors
Guy de Maupassant.  
1850–1893.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Firmin Roz
The Last Years of Madame Jeanne
A Normandy Outing: Jean Roland’s Love-Making
The Piece of String
Frederick Denison Maurice.  
1805–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From a Letter to Rev. J. de La Touche
From a Letter to Rev. Charles Kingsley
The Subjects and Laws of the Kingdom of Heaven
Giuseppe Mazzini.  
1805–1872.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Frank Sewall
Faith and the Future
Thoughts Addressed to the Poets of the Nineteenth Century
On Carlyle
Johann Wilhelm Meinhold.  
1797–1851.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Rescue on the Road to the Stake
Herman Melville.  
1819–1891.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Typee Household
Fayaway in the Canoe
The General Character of the Typees
Taboo
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.  
1809–1847.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From a Letter to Ferdinand Hiller
From a Letter to Herr Advocat Conrad Schleinitz, Leipzig
Hours with Goethe, 1830
A Coronation in Presburg
First Impressions of Venice
In Rome: St. Peter’s
A Sunday at Foria
A Vaudois Walking Trip: Pauline
A Criticism
Catulle Mendès.  
1841–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Foolish Wish
The Sleeping Beauty
The Charity of Sympathy
The Mirror
The Man of Letters
Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo.  
1856–1912.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Federico de Onís
Calderón
George Meredith.  
1828–1909.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Anna McClure Sholl
Meredith’s Poetry by Gertrude Elizabeth Taylor Slaughter
Richard and Lucy: An Idyl
Richard’s Ordeal Is Over
Aminta Takes a Morning Sea-Swim: A Marine Duet
Love in the Valley
The Lark Ascending
From ‘The Woods of Westermain
From ‘France, 1870
From ‘Modern Love
Prosper Mérimée.  
1803–1870.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
From ‘Arsène Guillot
Conrad Ferdinand Meyer.  
1825–1898.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Monk’s Wedding
Michaelangelo.  
1475–1564.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Prayer for Strength
The Impeachment of Night
Love the Life-Giver
Irreparable Loss
Jules Michelet.  
1798–1874.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Grace Elizabeth King
The Death of Jeanne d’Arc
Michaelangelo
Summary of the Introduction to ‘The Renaissance
Adam Mickiewicz.  
1798–1855.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Charles Harvey Genung
Sonnet: ‘The tricks of pleasing thou hast aye disdained
Father’s Return
Primrose
New Year’s Wishes
To M——
From the ‘Ancestors
From ‘Faris
John Stuart Mill.  
1806–1873.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Richard Theodore Ely
Of the Stationary State of Wealth and Population
Of Competition
Mill’s Final Views on the Destiny of Society
Justice and Utility
Pierre Mille.  
1864–1941.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John William Cunliffe
Joaquin (Cincinnatus Hiner) Miller.  
1837–1913.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Ship in the Desert
Kit Carson’s Ride
John Milton.  
1608–1674.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ehrman Syme Nadal
On Shakespeare
On his Blindness
To Cyriack Skinner
On the Late Massacre in Piedmont
The Hymn on the Nativity
From ‘Lycidas
From ‘Comus
L’Allegro
Il Penseroso
The Appeal of Satan
Milton on his Blindness
Adam and Eve
Eve Relates her First Meeting with Adam
Song of the Pair in Paradise
Invocation to the Muse
For the Liberty of Printing
On Errors in Teaching
Mirabeau.  
1749–1791.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Francis Newton Thorpe
On the Removal of the Troops around Paris
The Elegy on Franklin
A Letter to the King of Prussia
A Letter to Vitry
From the Letters
From a Letter to Chamfort, 1785
Frédéric Mistral.  
1830–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harriet Waters Preston
The Invocation from ‘Miréio
The Tunny Fishing
The Ballad of Guibour
The Scaling of Ventour
The Epilogue from ‘Nerto
The Aliscamp
Donald Grant Mitchell (Ik Marvel).  
1822–1908.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Over a Wood Fire
Silas Weir Mitchell.  
1829–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
André’s Fate
Lincoln
Dreamland
Song: ‘I would I were an English rose
Mary Russell Mitford.  
1787–1855.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Neighborhood
Molière.  
1622–1673.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Brander Matthews
Peace-Making, Reconciliation, and Robbery
Alceste Accuses Célimène
A Sincere Critic Seldom Pleases
Orgon Proposes Marianne’s Marriage with Tartuffe
The Family Censor
The Hypocrite
The Fate of Don Juan
The Sham Marquis and the Affected Ladies
Theodor Mommsen.  
1817–1903.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Cranston Lawton
The Character of Cæsar
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.  
1689–1762.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Anna McClure Sholl
To E. W. Montagu, Esq., I
To E. W. Montagu, Esq., II
To Mr. Pope
To Mrs. S. C.
To the Countess of Mar, I
To the Abbé X——
To the Countess of Mar, II
To the Countess of Bute, I
To the Countess of Bute, II
To the Countess of Bute, III
Michel de Montaigne.  
1533–1592.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Ferdinand Bôcher
The Author to the Reader
Of Friendship
Of Books
Of Repentance
Montesquieu.  
1689–1755.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Francis Newton Thorpe
On the Power of Punishments
In what Manner Republics Provide for their Safety
Origin of the Right of Slavery among the Roman Civilians
On the Spirit of Trade
On the True Nature of Benevolence
On Religion
On Two Causes which Destroyed Rome
Usbek at Paris, to Ibben at Smyrna
Rica at Paris, to Ibben at Smyrna
William Vaughn Moody.  
1869–1910.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Joyce Kilmer
Gloucester Moors
The Brute
The Daguerreotype
On a Soldier Fallen in the Philippines
Raphael’s Song
George Moore.  
1852–1933.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Harry Morgan Ayres
From ‘Esther Waters
Thomas Moore.  
1779–1852.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Walsh
Paradise and the Peri
Love’s Young Dream
The Time I’ve Lost in Wooing
Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms
Come, Rest in this Bosom
Nora Creina
Oft, in the Stilly Night
Oh! Breathe Not His Name
Tis the Last Rose of Summer
The Harp that Once through Tara’s Halls
Sound the Loud Timbrel
Thou Art, O God
The Bird Let Loose
Sir Thomas More.  
1478–1535.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Anna McClure Sholl
A Letter to Lady More
Life in Utopia
Slavery and Punishments for Crime
James Justinian Morier.  
1780?–1849.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Hajji as a Quack
Eduard Mörike.  
1804–1875.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
My River
Two Lovers
An Hour Ere Break of Day
John Morley.  
1838–1923.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
Rousseau at Montmorency
Condorcet
The Church and the ‘Encyclopædia
William Morris.  
1834–1896.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by William Morton Payne
Shameful Death
Hallblithe Dwelleth in the Wood Alone
Iceland First Seen
From ‘The Earthly Paradise
The Blue Closet
The Day is Coming
Kiartan Bids Farewell to Gudrun
Moschus?  
fl. 150 B.C.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Lamentation for Bion
William Motherwell.  
1797–1835.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
When I beneath the Cold Red Earth am Sleeping
Jeanie Morrison
My Heid Is Like to Rend, Willie
May Morn Song
John Lothrop Motley.  
1814–1877.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by John Franklin Jameson
The Abdication of Charles V. of Spain
The Spanish Armada Approaches England
The Armada Destroyed
The Fate of John of Barneveld
John Muir.  
1838–1914.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Wind-Storm in the Forests
Elisha Mulford.  
1833–1885.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Nation
From ‘The Republic of God
Friedrich Max Müller.  
1823–1900.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Henry Albert Stimson
On the Migration of Fables
Wilhelm Müller.  
1794–1827.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
From ‘The Pretty Maid of the Mill
Vineta
Mary Noailles Murfree (Charles Egbert Craddock).  
1850–1922.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Dancin’ Party at Harrison’s Cove
Henri Murger.  
1822–1861.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
A Bohemian Evening Party
The White Violets
Alfred de Musset.  
1810–1857.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Alcée Fortier
The Grisettes
The False Lover
Vergiss Mein Nicht
From ‘To a Comrade
From ‘On a Slab of Rose Marble
From ‘The Wild Mare in the Desert
To Pépa
Juana
Frederic William Henry Myers.  
1843–1901.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
The Disenchantment of France
Myths and Folk-Lore of the Aryan Peoples.  Critical Introduction by William Sharp and Ernest Rhys
The Kinvad Bridge
The Bridge of Dread
The Legend of Bomere Pool
The Lake of the Demons
Fairy Gifts and their Ill-Luck
A Sleeping Army
The Black Lamb
Death-Bed Superstitions
The Witched Churn
The Bad Wife and the Demon
Hangman’s Rope
May-Day Song
Old English Charms and Folk Customs
Yule-Log Ceremony
The Changeling
The Magic Sword
Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne.  
1766–1845.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction by Thomas Davidson
The Land o’ the Leal
The Hundred Pipers
Caller Herrin
The Auld House
The Laird o’ Cockpen
Wha’ll Be King but Charlie?
Will Ye No Come Back Again?
Gude-Nicht, and Joy Be wi’ Ye A
Would You Be Young Again?
Fridtjof Nansen.  
1861–1930.  
Critical and Biographical Introduction
An Evening’s Aurora
The Polar Night
The New Year, 1896: Our Daily Life
The Journey Southward

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