The Oxford book of essays
Title
The Oxford book of essays

Publication Information
Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.

ISBN
9780192141859

Physical Description
xxiii, 680 p. ; 23 cm.

Language
English

Contents
Of truth ; Of revenge ; Of boldness ; Of innovations ; Of masques and triumphs / A chambermaid ; A fair and happy milkmaid / An antiquary ; A goold old man ; A pot-poet / How the distempers of these times should affect wise men / On dreams / Of anger / A degenerate noble / Of charity, of the love of God / Of avarice / "Cahucer" Good manners and good breeding ; A meditation upon a broom-stick / Thoughts in Westminster Abbey ; The Royal Exchange ; Sir Roger in Westminster Abbey ; Sir Roger at Vauxhall / On recollections of childhood / Upon affectation / The levee / The poor and their betters / Dignity and uses of biography ; Conversation ; Debtors' prisons (1) ; Debtors' prisons (2) / Of the dignity or meanness of human nature / On dress ; A little great man ; On national prejudices / On war / Dream children ; from On some of the old actors / On the pleasure of hating ; Brummelliana / Getting up on cold mornings / The knocking at the gat in Macbeth / from Signs of the times / from Lord Clive / On secrecy / Secular knowledge not a principle of action / The conservative / The haunted mind / "Bentham and Coleridge" City of London churches / Autor de mon chapeau / The plumber / Night and moonlight / The philosophy of Christianity / Thomas Carlyle / Heine and the Philistines from Evolution and ethics / Dull government / Talking about our troubles / from Autobiography / On knowing what gives us pleasure / Thoughts of God / Sandro Botticelli / Wasps / Disintroductions / The Ph.D. octopus / from London / Under the early stars / The acorn-gatherer / Aes triplex / "the true critic" Sir George Grove / The censor of plays / A visit to Walt Whitman / William James / Intellectual ambition ; Intuitive morality / Cordova / On the departure of a guest / On being modern-minded / "A clergyman" / The dream / A defence of Penny Dreadfuls ; On sandals and simplicity / Invective / My own centenary / Creighton / The libido for the ugly ; Funeral march / Evening parties / Harriette Wilson ; The death of the moth / Finnegans wake / The greatest Victorian / Insouciance / What there is to see at the zoo / Marie Lloyd / Symmetry and repitition / The necessary enemy / The sterner sex / The colloid and the crystal / On being the right size / Meditation on the moon / My own ten rules for a happy marriage / The toy farm / The case for Xanthippe / A preface to Persius
 
About myself / Our half-Hogarth / The ant-lion / Reflections on Gandhi / Well-informed circles ... and how to move in them / The lost childhood / Adams at ease / A new Westminster / The faces of Buddha / The snout / What if--? : English versus German and French / In search of Nib-Joy / Young hunger / Churchill and Roosevelt To err is human / Bad poets / Thomas Hobbes / The apotheosis of Martin Luther King / The gangster as tragic hero / The Homburg hat / The people's victor / Movies on television / The marquis and the madame / The savage seventh / The crisp at the crossroads / Stranger in the village / Robert Graves and the twelve Caesars / La Paz / A visit from royalty / Is it alas, Yorick? / Columbus and Crusoe / The bankrupt man / At the dam / About face / A blizzard of tiny kisses

Subject Term
English essays.
 
American essays.

Added Author
Gross, John, 1935-2011


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