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Original Articles

Articles written for the first five editions of Isaac D’Israeli’s Curiosities of Literature, published between 1791 and 1807.

  1. Libraries
  2. The Bibliomania
  3. Literary Journals
  4. Recovery of Manuscripts
  5. Sketches of Criticism
  6. The Persecuted Learned
  7. Poverty of the Learned
  8. Imprisonment of the Learned
  9. Amusements of the Learned
  10. Portraits of Authors
  11. Destruction of Books
  12. Some Notices of Lost Works
  13. Quodlibets, or Scholastic Disquisitions
  14. Fame Contemned
  15. The Six Follies of Science
  16. Imitators
  17. Cicero’s Puns
  18. Prefaces
  19. The Ancients and Moderns
  20. Some Ingenious Thoughts
  21. Early Printing
  22. Errata
  23. Patrons
  24. Poets, Philosophers, and Artists, Made by Accident
  25. Inequalities of Genius
  26. Conception and Expression
  27. Geographical Diction
  28. Legends
  29. The Port-Royal Society
  30. The Progress of Old Age in New Studies
  31. Spanish Poetry
  32. Saint Evremond
  33. Men of Genius Deficient in Conversation
  34. Vida
  35. The Scuderies
  36. De La Rochefoucault
  37. Prior’s Hans Carvel
  38. The Student in the Metropolis
  39. The Talmud
  40. Rabbinical Stories
  41. On the Custom of Saluting After Sneezing
  42. Bonaventure de Periers
  43. Grotius
  44. Noblemen Turned Critics
  45. Literary Impostures
  46. Cardinal Richelieu
  47. Aristotle and Plato
  48. Abelard and Eloisa
  49. Physiognomy
  50. Characters Described by Musical Notes
  51. Milton
  52. Origin of Newspapers
  53. Trials and Proofs of Guilt in Superstitious Ages
  54. Inquisition
  55. Singularities Observed by Various Nations in their Repasts
  56. Monarchs
  57. Of the Titles of Illustrious, Highness, and Excellence
  58. Titles of Sovereigns
  59. Royal Divinities
  60. Dethroned Monarchs
  61. Feudal Customs
  62. Joan of Arc
  63. Gaming
  64. The Arabic Chronicle
  65. Metempsychosis
  66. Spanish Etiquette
  67. The Goths and Huns
  68. The Vicars of Bray
  69. Douglas
  70. Critical History of Poverty
  71. Solomon and Sheba
  72. Hell
  73. The Absent Man
  74. Wax-Work
  75. Pasquin and Marforio
  76. Female Beauty and Ornaments
  77. Modern Platonism
  78. Anecdotes of Fashion
  79. A Senate of Jesuits
  80. The Lover’s Heart
  81. The History of Gloves
  82. Relics of Saints
  83. Perpetual Lamps of the Ancients
  84. Natural Productions Resembling Artificial Compositions
  85. The Poetical Garland of Julia
  86. Tragic Actors
  87. Jocular Preachers
  88. Masterly Imitators
  89. Edward the Fourth
  90. Elizabeth
  91. The Chinese Language
  92. Medical Music
  93. Minute Writing
  94. Numerical Figures
  95. English Astrologers
  96. Alchymy
  97. Titles of Books
  98. Literary Follies
  99. Literary Controversy
  100. Literary Blunders
  101. A Literary Wife
  102. Dedications
  103. Philosophical Descriptive Poems
  104. Pamphlets
  105. Little Books
  106. A Catholic’s Refutation
  107. The Good Advice of an Old Literary Sinner
  108. Mysteries, Moralities, Farces, and Sotties
  109. Love and Folly, an Ancient Morality
  110. Religious Nouvelettes
  111. “Critical Sagacity,” and “Happy Conjecture;” or, Bentley’s Milton
  112. A Jansenist Dictionary
  113. Manuscripts and Books
  114. The Turkish Spy
  115. Spenser, Jonson, and Shakespeare
  116. Ben Jonson, Feltham, and Randolph
  117. Ariosto and Tasso
  118. Venice
  119. Bayle
  120. Cervantes
  121. Magliabechi
  122. Abridgers
  123. Professors of Plagiarism and Obscurity
  124. Literary Dutch
  125. The Productions of the Mind Not Seizable by Creditors
  126. Critics
  127. Anecdotes of Authors Censured
  128. Virginity
  129. A Glance Into the French Academy
  130. Poetical and Grammatical Deaths
  131. Scarron
  132. Peter Corneille
  133. Poets
  134. Romances
  135. The Astrea
  136. Poets Laureat
  137. Angelo Politian
  138. Original Letter of Queen Elizabeth
  139. Anne Bullen
  140. James I.
  141. General Monk and His Wife
  142. Philip and Mary
  143. Charles the First
  144. Duke of Buckingham
  145. The Death of Charles IX.
  146. Royal Promotions
  147. Nobility
  148. Modes of Salutation, and Amicable Ceremonies, Observed in Various Nations
  149. Singularities of War
  150. Fire, and the Origin of Fireworks
  151. The Bible Prohibited and Improved
  152. Origin of the Materials of Writing
  153. Anecdotes of European Manners
  154. The Early Drama
  155. The Marriage of the Arts
  156. A Contrivance in Dramatic Dialogue
  157. The Comedy of a Madman!
  158. Anecdotes of Solitude
  159. Literary Friendships
  160. Anecdotes of Abstraction of Mind
  161. Richardson
  162. Theological Style
  163. Influence of Names
  164. The Jews of York
  165. The Sovereignty of the Seas
  166. On the Custom of Kissing Hands
  167. Popes
  168. Literary Composition
  169. Poetical Imitations and Similarities
  170. Explanation of the Fac-Simile
  171. Literary Fashions

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