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Individual Item Contents: WPRP 231

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Author

Aikin, John, 1747-1822

Title

Memoir of John Aikin, M.D. / by Lucy Aikin ; with a selection of his miscellaneous pieces, biographical, moral, and critical.

Imprint

London : Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1823

Physical description

2 v. front. (port.); 22 cm. Bound in full calf. All edges marbled.

Call Number

WPRP 231

Notes

none

Epigraph

To
John Haygarth, M.D.
In testimony of his long, affectionate, and
never interrupted friendship
with the subject of the following memoir;
and of her own high esteem for his character
and gratitude for many favors,
the editor very respectfully inscribes
these volumes.

 

Contents

Vol. I.

 

Preface

v

Memoir of John Aikin, M.D.

1

 

Appendix

 

(A) Descriptions of Vegetables from the Roman Poets

277

(B) Biographical Account of the Rev. Dr. Enfield

293

(C) Description of the Country above Dorking

311

(D) Biographical Account of Richard Pulteney, M.D.

330

(E) Memoir of Gilbert Wakefield, B.A.

346

(F) Memoir of Joseph Priestley, LL.D. F.R.S.

366

(G) Memoir of James Currie, M.D.

393

(H) Memoir of Rev. George Walker

406

 

VOL. II

 

Critical Essays On English Poets

 

Account of the Life and Works of Spenser

3

An Essay on the Poetry of Milton

31

An Essay on the Heroic Poem of Gondibert

69

Critical Remarks on Dryden's Fables

103

Observations on Pope's Essay on Man

131

An Essay on the Plan and Character of Thomson's Seasons

151

A Comparison between Thomson and Cowper as Descriptive Poets

180

Essay on Dr. Armstrong's Art of Preserving Health

199

Essay on the Poems of Green

223

A Critical Essay on Somerville's Poem of Choice

241

An Essay on the Poetry of Goldsmith

257

 

Miscellaneous Pieces

 

 

Aphorisms on Mind and Manners

277

What Man is made for

280

On the Touch for the King's Evil

284

Literary Prophecies for 1797

290

Remarks on the Charge of Jacobinism

294

On the Probability of a future Melioration in the State of Mankind

297

On Toleration in Russia

317

Military Piety

323

Inquiry into the Nature of Family Pride

326

Apology for the Demolition of Ruins

341

Inquiry into the essential Character of Man

348

Thoughts on the Formation of Character

362

On Self-Biographers

388

On the Attachment to Mary Queen of Scots

399

On the Imitative Principle

404

Historical Relations of Poisonings

412

A Word for Philosophy

427 [434]

On Cant

443

On Mottoes

455