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ESSAYS OF ADDISON

TOGETHER WITH

MACAULAY'S ESSAY ON ADDISON'S

LIFE AND WRITINGS

EDITED BY

SAMUEL THURBER

Boston
ALLYN AND BACON

I 896

HARVARD
COLLEGE
LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1892,

By SAMUEL THURBER.

Norwood Press :
J. S. Cushing & Co. — Berwick & Smith.

Boston, Mass., U.S.A.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

vii

SIR ROGER DE COVERLEY.

The Spectator's observations at Sir Roger's country-house..... 17

The Coverley household : Sir Roger's trea of his sery ts.. 20

The Spectator describes Will Wimble, whom he meets at Sir

Roger's

22

Sir Roger's account of his ancestors

26

Ghosts and haunted houses...

29

Sunday in the country: Sir Roger at church

31

Sir Roger in love

34

Exercise the best means of preserving health : Sir Roger as a

hunter.

38

The Spectator accompanies Sir Roger to the hunting-field.

41

The Spectator discusses witchcraft: with Sir Roger he visits

Moll White..

45

Sir Roger at the assizes

48

Sir Roger tells a story of his boyhood, which leads the Spectator

to discuss the evils of party-spirit

52

Strictures on party-spirit continued.

56

Sir Roger and the gypsies

59

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