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‘Lost’ Articles

Articles included in the early (1790s) editions of Isaac D’Israeli’s Curiosities of Literature, but omitted from later 19th-century editions.

  1. The Turks
  2. Esdras
  3. Socrates
  4. Physicians Write Little on Professional Subjects
  5. Cardan
  6. A Pope’s Latin
  7. Poets Reciting Their Works in Public
  8. How the Bells of the Church Steeple Advise About Marriage
  9. The Three Racans
  10. The Excellent Preacher
  11. The Venetian Horseman
  12. The Porridge-Pot of the Cordeliers
  13. Great Painters
  14. Barbier’s Epitaph
  15. Becker’s Portrait
  16. The Etymons of Mummies, and Volume
  17. The Republic of Letters
  18. Tartarian Libraries
  19. Criticism
  20. On the Phrase—“The Law and the Prophets”
  21. Friar Bacon
  22. Descartes and Harvey
  23. Taste
  24. On the Notes Variorum
  25. On the Editions of the Classics, in Usum Delphini
  26. Books of Love and Devotion
  27. Saints Carrying their Heads in their Hands
  28. Arabic Proverbs
  29. The Fathers of the Church
  30. Severe Criticism
  31. The Belles Lettres
  32. On Teaching the Classics
  33. The Art of Criticism
  34. Metaphors
  35. Gibbon
  36. Martin Luther and Calvin
  37. Tertullian
  38. The Scaligers
  39. Matthew Paris
  40. The Athenian Tribunal for Dramatic Composition
  41. The Florence Professor
  42. Guy Patin
  43. The Plinies
  44. Innovation
  45. De Thou
  46. On The Adjective “Pretty”
  47. Samuel Purchas
  48. A Visionary’s Book
  49. Scripture Expressions Derived from Customs
  50. Noah and Saturn
  51. Translation
  52. Virgil
  53. Mutual Persecution
  54. Religious Enmity
  55. Dispensations for Marriage
  56. English Ladies
  57. Spanish Monks
  58. Protestants
  59. Transubstantiation
  60. America
  61. Enchanted Tapestry
  62. The Great and Little Turk
  63. The Pouliats and The Pouliches
  64. The Thirteen Cantons
  65. Charles the Fifth
  66. The Athenians
  67. The Italians
  68. Pope Sixtus the Fifth
  69. The Body of Cæsar
  70. Patriotic Malevolence
  71. Slavery
  72. Historian
  73. Cromwell
  74. Charles the First
  75. “King of England, France, &c.”
  76. William the Conqueror
  77. Parr and Jenkins
  78. Singular Memories
  79. “A Heavy Heart”
  80. On the Fair Sex Having No Souls; and On Old Women
  81. Adam Not the First Man
  82. Curious Automatons
  83. Locusts
  84. Origins of Several Valuable Discoveries
  85. Animals Imitate Language and Action
  86. Anatomists
  87. Monks
  88. Pious Frauds
  89. Chinese Physicians
  90. Ætna and Vesuvius
  91. Roman Roads
  92. Light Summer Showers Forming Burning Mirrors
  93. Bleeding and Evacuation, Two Remedies for Love
  94. Infectious Diseases
  95. Babylon, Thebes, and Nineveh
  96. Amber-gris
  97. The Promises of the Fair Written on the Sea Sands
  98. A Traveller’s Singularities
  99. Genealogy
  100. French and Spaniards
  101. Attic Pleasantries
  102. The Mother Tongues
  103. The Latin Tongue
  104. The English Language
  105. The Dutch and German Languages
  106. Character of the French, the Spanish, and the Italian Languages
  107. The French Language
  108. Language
  109. The Living Language
  110. An Account of a Curious Philological Book
  111. Arabic
  112. The Hebrew
  113. Of the Samaritan, Chaldaic, Syriac, Ethiopian, Persian, Armenian, Tartarian, and Chinese Languages
  114. On the Use of the Pagan Mythology in Poetry
  115. On the Poetry of Baron Haller
  116. A Desire to Regain his Native Country
  117. The Poem of Haller Versified
  118. Literary Projects
  119. Milton
  120. Grammarians
  121. Anecdotes from Manuscripts
  122. John Boyle, Earl of Corke and Orrery
  123. Magical Superstitions
  124. The Four Perfect Women!
  125. Monastic Institutions
  126. Adventurers
  127. Written Characters
  128. Hieroglyphicks of the Egyptians
  129. Religious Government, when Despotic, Impolitical
  130. The Lake of Alba
  131. France and England
  132. Duels
  133. Imaginations and Antipathies
  134. Ingenious Pieces of Mechanism
  135. Painting
  136. Some Ancient Wonders Explained by Moderns
  137. A Crystal Summer-House
  138. Man Not a Fish nor Bird
  139. Alps
  140. Account of a Singular Atrabilarian or Hypochondriac
  141. Dutchess of Richmond
  142. The Fatal Letter
  143. Haller
  144. Ode on the Death of Marianne

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