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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED,that on theseventeenth day of March L. S.

A. D. 1826, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United

States of America, SAMUEL WALKER, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor, in the words following, to wit :

Elegant Extracts, or Useful and Entertaining Passages from the best English Authors and Translations ; principally designed for the use of young persons. Originally compiled by the Rev. Vicesimus Knox, D.D. a new Edition, embellished with elegant Engravings, prepared by James G. Percival, in six volumes. Vol. 4. EPISTLES.

In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled « An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:” and also to an Act entitled “An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

JNO. W. DAVIS, {

s Clerk of the District

of Massachusetts.

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SECTION I.

Letter.

Page.

46 Dr. Johnson to Mr. Hector, in Birming-

ham

38

From the Letters of MRS. ELIZABETH MONTA- 47 From the same to James Boswell, Esq. 39

GU, LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGUE, 48 From the same to the same

40

and DR. JOHNSON.

49 From the same to Miss Susannah Thrale 40

50 From the game to Mrs. Thrale

41

51 From the same to the same

41

Letter.

Page. 52 From the same to Mrs. Chapone

1 Mrs. Elizabeth Montagu to the Duchess of 53 From the same to Mrs. Thrale

Portland

1 54 From the same to the same

43

2 From the game to the same

2 55 From the same to the same

44

3 From the same to the same

3 56 From the same to Lord Chancellor Thurlow 44

4 From the same to the same

5 From the same to the same

6 From the same to Miss S. Robinson

7 From the same to the Duchess of Portland

SECTION II.

8 From the same to the same

9 From the same to the game

9

10 From the same to the Rev. Mr. and Mrs.

From the Letters of WILLIAM COWPER, Esq.

Freind

11

11 From the same to the Rev. Dr. Shaw,

1 To Joseph Hill, Esq.

F. R. S., &c. &c.

12 2 To Lady Hesketh

12 From the same to the Duchess of Portland 13 3 To the same

13 From the same to the same

14

4 To the same

14 From the same to the same

15 5 To Major Cowper

15 From the game to Mrs. Donnellan

16 6 To Mrs. Cowper

16 Lady Mary Wortley Montague to the

7 To the same

50

Countess of

17 8 To the Rev. William Unwin

51

17 From the same to Mrs. S

18 9 To the same

52

18 From the same to Mrs. S. C.

18 10 To the Rev. John Newton

52

19 From the same to the Lady

19 11 To Mrs. Cowper.

53

20 From the same to Mrs. P-

2012 To the Rev. William Unwin

54

21 From the same to Mr. P-

21 13 To the same

54

22 From the same to the Lady R-

23 14 To Mrs. Cow

per

55

23 From the same to Mrs. J-

23 15 To the Rev. William Unwin

56

24 From the same to Mr.

24 16 To Joseph Hill, Esq.

57

25 From the same to the Countess of

25 17 To the Rev. William Unwin

57

26 From the same to the same

26 18 To the same

59

27 From the same to the same

2819 To the same

60

28 From the same to the Countess of B.

28/20 To the same

61

29 From the same to the Lady R-

29 21 To the same

62

30 From the same to Mr. Pope

30 22 To the same

63

31 Dr. Johnson to Mr. Elphinston

30 23 To the same

64

32 From the same to the same

3124 To the same

65

33 From the same to the Rev. Dr. Taylor 3125 To the same

65

34 From the same to Miss Boothby

32 26 To the same

67

35 From the game to the same

32 27 To the Rev. John Newton

68

36 From the same to the Right Honourable 28 To the Rev. William Unwin

69

the Earl of Chesterfield

32 29 To the Rev. John Newton

70

37 From the same to Miss ******

33 30 To the Rev. William Unwin

38 From the same to Miss Boothby

3431 To the same

72

39 From the same to the same

34 32 To the same

73

40 From the same to James Boswell, Esq.

3533 To the game

74

41 From the same to Mr. James Macpherson 36 34 To the Rev. John Newton

76

42 From the same to Mrs. Boswell

37 35 To the same

77

43 From the same to Mr. Elphinston

37 36 To the same

78

44 From the same to Mrs. Thrale, on the 37 To the Rev. William Unwin

78

death of Mr. Thrale
37 38 To the samo

79

45 From the same to the same

38 39 To the Rev. John Newton

80

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104
105

192

Letter.

Page. Letter.

40 To the Rev. William Unwin

Page.

82 51 Mr. Jones to Mr. Justice Hyde

150

41 To the Rev. John Newton

83 52 From the same to Sir Joseph Banks

151

42 To the Rev. William Unwin

84 53 From the same to Sir J. Macpherson, Bart. 152

43 To Joseph Hill, Esq.

85 54 From the same to Warren Hastings, Esq. 153

44 To the Rev. William Unwin

86 55 From the same to Lord Teignmouth 153

45 To Joseph Hill, Esq.

87 56 Dr. Young to Mr. Richardson

154

46 To Lady Hesketh

87 57 Mr. Richardson to Dr. Young

155

47 To the game

89 58 Miss Collier to Mr. Richardson

155

48 To the same

89 59 Mr. Richardson to Miss M. Collier

157

49 To the same

91 60 From the same to the same

158

50 To the Rev. Walter Bagot

92 61 Miss Collier to Mr. Richardson

159

51 To Lady Hesketh

92 62 Mr. Richardson to Miss Highmore

160

52 To the same

93 63 From the same to the same

162

53 To the same

95 64 From the same to the same

164

54 To the Rev. William Unwin

96 65 From the same to the same

165

55 To the same

98 66 Lady Echlin to Mr. Richardson

166

56 To Lady Hesketh

98 67 Mr. Richardson to Lady Echlin

167

57 To Samuel Rose, Esq.

99 68 Lady Echlin to Mr. Richardson

169

58 To Lady Hesketh

100 69 Mr. Richardson to Lady Echlin

170

59 To the same

101 70 Lady Echlin to Mr. Richardson

170

71 Mr. Richardson to Lady Echlin

171

72 Lady Bradshaigh to Mr. Richardson 172

73 Mr. Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh 174

SECTION III.

74 From the same to the same

175

75 From the same to the same

177

From the Letters of Dr. BEATTIE, SIR WIl-76 Lady Bradshaigh to Mr. Richardson 179

LIAM Jones, and others.

77 Mr. Richardson to Lady Bradshaigh

181

78 From the same to the same

183

1 Dr. Beattie to Robert Arbuthnot, Esq. 1021 79 Edward Gibbon, Esq. to his Father

187

2 From the same to Sir William Forbes 103 80 From the same to J. Holroyd, Esq.

189

3 From the same to the same

81 From the same to the same

191

4 From the same to Dr. Blacklock

82 From the same to the same, at Edinburgh 191

5 From the same to the Honourable Charles

83 From the same to the same

Boyd

107

84 From the same to the same

194

6 From the same to Sir William Forbes

108

85 From the same to the Right Hon. Lord

7 From the same to the same

109

Sheffield

194

8 From the same to Dr. Blacklock

110

86 From the same to the Right Hon. Lady

9 From the same to the Right Hon. the

Sheffield

195

Dowager Lady Forbes

111 87 From the same to the Right Hon. Lord

10 From the same to Sir William Forbes 112

Sheffield

197

11 From the same to Mrs. Montagu

113

88 From the same to the same

198

12 From the same to the same

114

89 From the same to Mrs. Porten

199

13 From the same to the same

115 90 From the same to the Right Hon. Lord

14 The Rev. Dr. Porteus to Dr. Beattie

116

Sheffield

201

15 Dr. Beattie to the Rev. Dr. Porteus

117

91 From the same to the same

203

16 Mrs. Montagu to Dr. Beattie

119 92 Anna Seward to George Hardinge, Esq. 204

17 Dr. Beattie to Mrs. Montagu

120 93 From the same to Captain Seward

206

18 From the same to the Honourable Mr. 94 From the same to Miss Weston

207

Baron Gordon

122 95 From the same to Thomas Swift, Esq. 209

19 From the same to the Duchess of Gordon 123 96 From the same to Thomas Christie, Esq. 212

20 From the same to the same

125

97 From the same to Mrs. Stokes

213

21 From the same to the same

126 98 From the same to Walter Scott, Esq.

215

22 Mr. Jones (at the age of fourteen) to his

99 Mr. Warburton to Mr. Hurd

218

Sister

127 100 Mr. Hurd to Dr. Warburton

218

23 From the same to Lady Spencer

128 101 From the same to the same

219

24 From the same to N. B. Halhed

130 102 Dr. Warburton to Mr. Hurd

219

25 From the same to Lady Spencer

130 103 Mr. Hurd to the Bishop of Gloucester 220

26 From the same to the same

131 104 The Bishop of Gloucester to Mr. Hurd 221

27 From the same to C. Reviczki

132 105 From the same to the same

221

28 From the same to J. Wilmot, Esq.
133 106 From the same to the sam

222
29 From the same to Mr. Hawkins

134 107 Mr. Hurd to the Bishop of Gloucester

30 Dr. Hunt to Mr. Jones

134 108 The Bishop of Gloucester to Mr. Hurd 224

31 Mr. Jones to F. P. Bayer

135109 From the same to the same

225

3? From the same to Lord Althorpe

136 110 From the same to the same

226

33 Edmund Burke to Mr. Jones

137 111 From the same to the same

227

34 Mr. Jones to Lord Althorpe

138 112 Dr. Hurd to the Bishop of Gloucester

227

35 From the same to the game

139|113 The Bishop of Gloucester to Mr. Hurd 229

36 From the same to the Rev. E. Cartwright 140 114 From the same to the Rev. Dr. Doddridge

229

37 From the same to Dr. Wheeler

141 115 From the same to the same

230

38 From the same to the Bishop of St. Asaph 141 116 From the same to the same

230

39 The Bishop of St. Asaph to Mr. Jones 142 117 From the same to the same

231

40 Mr. Jones to Lord Althorpe

143 118 Bishop Hoadly to Lady Sundon

232

41 From the same to Mr. Thomas Yeates 143 119 From the same to the same

233

42 From the same to the Bishop of St. Asaph 144 120 From the same to the same

234

43 From the same to Lady Spencer

145 121 From the same to the same

234

44 From the same to Lord Ashburton

146 122 From the same to the same

236

45 From the same to Dr. Patrick Russel 147 123 From the same to the same

236

46 From the same to

147 124 From the same to the same

237

47 From the same to Charles Chapman, Esq. 148 125 Charles James Fox to Mr. Wakefield 238

48 From the same to J. Shore, Esq.

148 126 From the same to the same

238

49 From the same to the same

149 127 From the same to the same

238

50 From the same to Thomas Caldicott, Esq. 150 128 From the same to the same

239

SECTION IV.

Letter.

59 Lord Byron to the Hon. Mrs. Byron

From the Letters of Horace WALPOLE, Earl of 61 From the same to R. C. Dallas, Esq.

60 From the same to the same

324

326

Orford, H. K. WAITE, and LORD Byron.

62 From the same to the same

327

63 From the same to the game

329

Letter.

Page.64 From the same to the same

329

1 The Hon. Horace Walpole to Richard 65 From the same to the same

330

West, Esq.

244 66 From the same to the same

331

2 From the same to the same

245 67 R. O. Dallas, Esq. to Lord Byron

331

3 From the same to the same

247

4 From the same to the same

248

5 The Hon. Horace Walpole and Mr. Gray to

Richard West, Esq.

249

SECTION V.

6 The Hon. Horace Walpole to R. West,

Esq.

251 From the Letters of DocToR FRANKLIN and

7 From the same to John Chute, Esq.

252

GENERAL WASHINGTON.

8 From the same to Richard Bentley, Esq. 255

9 From the game to George Montagu, Esq.

257

1 Dr. Franklin to George Whitfield

333

10 From the same to the same

258 2 From the same to Miss Stevenson, at Wan-

11 From the same to the same

260

stead

334

12 From the same to the same

262 3 From the same to John Alleyne, Esq. 335

13 From the same to the game

263 4 From the same to Gov.Franklin, New Jersey 336

14 From the same to the same

264 5 From the same to Dr. Priestley

336

15 From the same to the same

266 6 From the same to Mrs. Thomas, at Lisle 337

16 From the same to the Hon. H. 8. Conway 267 7 From the same to Dr. Cooper, Boston 338

17 From the same to the same

268

8 From the same to Gen. Washington

339

18 From the same to George Montagu, Esq. 269 9 From the same to the Rev. William Nixon 340

19 From the same to the same

271 10 From the same to Edmund Burke, Esq.

20 From the game to the Hon. H. S. Conway 271

M. P.

340

21 From the same to the same

273 11 From the same to Mrs. Hewson

341

22 From the same to the same

273 12 From the same to Sir Joseph Banks

341

23 From the same to the Rev. Mr. Cole

273 13 From the samo to Mrs. Bache

342

24 From the same to George Montagu, Esq. 275 14 From the same to B.Vaughan, Esq.

346

25 From the same to the same

276 15 From the same to David Hartley, Esq.

26 From the same to Mr. Gray

278

M. P.

350

27 From the same to the same

282 16 From the same to Dr. Shipley, Bishop of

28 From the same to George Montagu, Esq. 284

St. Asaph

350

29 From the same to Monsieur de Voltaire 285 17 From the same to the Marquis de la Fay-

30 From the same to the same

286

ette

351

31 From the same to the Hon. H. S. Conway 287 18 From the same to Count de Buffon, Paris 353

32 From the same to Dr. Gem

289 19 From the same to Dr. Rush

353

33 From the same to the Rev. Mr. Cole 290/20 From the same to David Hartley, Esq.

353

34 From the same to the same

29121 From the same to *****

354

35 From the same to the same

292 22 Lord Howe to Dr. Franklin

355

36 From the same to the Earl of Strafford 293 23 Dr. Franklin to Lord Howe

355

37 From the same to the same

294 24 Dr. Franklin's Letter respecting Captain

38 From the same to Mr. Pinkerton

296 Cook

357

39 From the same to the Earl of Strafford 298 25 Dr. Franklin to George Whatley, Esq.

40 From the same to Lady Craven

299

Treasurer of the Foundling Hospital,

41 From the same to Mrs. H. More

301 London

357

42 From tbe same to the Hon. H. S. Conway 302 26 From the same to the same

358

43 From the same to Wm. Roscoe, Esq. 303 27 From the same to the same

358

44 From the same to the Countess of ***** 30428 From the same to the same

362

45 Henry Kirke White to his Brother Neville 305 29 Dr. Price to a Gentleman in America

363

46 From the same to the same

306 30 Thomas Jefferson, Esq. to Dr. William

47 From the same to the same

306 Smith, of Philadelphia

364

48 From the same to Mr. R. A......

307 31 Dr. Joseph Priestley to the Editor of the

49 From the same to Robert Southey, the Edi-

Monthly Magazine

365

tor of his Works

309 32 Gen. Washington to the President of Con-

50 From the same to Mr. B. Maddock

310

gress

367

51 From the same to the same

31133 From the same to the same

371

52 From the same to his Mother

312 34 From the same to the same

373

53 From the same to his Brother Neville 313 35 From the same to the same

375

54 From the same to his Mother

314 36 From the same to the same

376

55 From the same to the same

315 37 From the same to the samo

379

56 From the same to Mr. B. Maddock

316 38 From the game to the same

381

57 From the game to Mr. John Charlesworth 31739 From the same to the same

383

58 Lord Byron to the Hon. Mrs. Byron

318

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