The Harvard Classics

Edited by
Charles W. Eliot


Volume 1
Benjamin FRANKLIN (1706-1790)
Autobiography (1791)
John WOOLMAN (1720-1772)
Journal of Life and Times (1774)
William PENN (1644-1718)
Some Fruits of Solitude (1693)

Volume 2
PLATO (c. 427-347 B. C.)
Apology, Benjamin Jowett, trans.
Phaedo, Benjamin Jowett, trans.
Crito, Benjamin Jowett, trans.
EPICTETUS (c. 60-c.138)
The Golden Sayings, Hastings Crossley, trans.
MARCUS Aurelius Antoninus (Marcus Annius Verus, 121-180)
Meditations, George Long, trans.

Volume 3
Francis BACON, 1st Baron Verulam (1561-1626)
Essays, Civil and Moral
The New Atlantis
John MILTON (1608-1674)
Tractate on Education
Sir Thomas BROWNE (1605-1682)
Religio Medici

Volume 4
John MILTON (1608-1674)
The Complete Poems

Volume 5
Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803-1882)
Essays (1841-44)
English Traits (1856)

Volume 6
Robert BURNS (1759-1796)
Poems and Songs

Volume 7
Saint AUGUSTINE (354-430)
Confessions (c. 397)
Thomas a KEMPIS (c. 1380-1471)
The Imitation of Christ (c. 1420)

Volume 8 Nine Greek Dramas
The Libation-Bearers
The Furies
Prometheus Bound
Oedipus the King
The Bacchae
The Frogs

Volume 9
Marcus Tullius CICERO (106-43 B.C.)
Letters, E. S. Shuckburgh, trans.
On Friendship, E. S. Shuckburgh, trans.
On Old Age, E. S. Shuckburgh, trans.
PLINY the Elder (Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus, 23-79)
Letters, William Melmoth, trans.

Volume 10
Adam SMITH (1723-1790)
An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776)

Volume 11
Charles DARWIN (1809-1882)
On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859)

Volume 12
PLUTARCH (c. 45-120)
Parallel Lives or The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (c. 101), Dryden's translation: Themistocles, Pericles, Aristides, Alcibiades, and Coriolanus, Demosthenes, and Cicero, Caesar and Antony

Volume 13
VIRGIL (Publius Vergilius Maro, 70-19 B.C.)
Aeneid (19 B. C.), John Dryden, trans.

Volume 14
Miguel de CERVANTES Saavedra (1547-1616)
The History of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1604, 1615) Part I

Volume 15
John BUNYAN (1628-1688)
The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)
Izaak WALTON (1593-1685)
The Lives of John Donne and George Herbert

Volume 16
A Thousand Nights and One Nights [Alf Layla wa Layla] [selected]
Edward William Lane, trans., Stanley Lane-Poole, rev.

Volume 17 Folk-lore and Fable
AESOP (c. 620-560 B. C.)
Jakob GRIMM (1785-1863) and Wilhelm GRIMM (1786-1859)
Tales [from Kinder und Hausmarchen]
Hans Christian ANDERSEN (1805-1875)
Fairy Tales

Volume 18 Modern English Drama
John DRYDEN (1631-1700)
All for Love
Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN (1751-1816)
The School for Scandal
Oliver GOLDSMITH (1730?-1774)
She Stoops to Conquer
Percy Bysshe SHELLEY (1792-1822)
Robert BROWNING (1812-1889)
A Blot in the 'scutcheon
George Gordon BYRON, Baron (1788-1824)

Volume 19
Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE (1749-1832)
Faust, part I
Hermann and Dorothea
Christopher MARLOWE (1564-1593)
Doctor Faustus

Volume 20
DANTE Alighieri (1265-1321)
The Divine Comedy (c. 1321), Henry F. Cary, trans.

Volume 21
Alessandro MANZONI (1785-1873)
I Promessi Sposi [The Betrothed] (1840-42)

Volume 22
Odyssey, S.H. Butcher and A. Lang, trans.

Volume 23
Richard Henry DANA, Jr. (1815-1882)
Two Years Before the Mast; and Twenty-four Years After (1840)

Volume 24
Edmund BURKE (1729-1797)
On Taste
The Sublime and the Beautiful (1756)
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
A Letter to a Noble Lord

Volume 25
John Stuart MILL (1806-1873)
Autobiography (1873)
On Liberty (1859)
Thomas CARLYLE (1795-1881)
Inaugeral Address at Edinburgh
Sir Walter Scott

Volume 26 Continental Drama
Pedro CALDERON de la Barca (1600-1681)
Life is a Dream [La Vida es Sueno] (1636)
Pierre CORNEILLE (1606-1684)
Jean-Baptiste RACINE (1639-1699)
Phaedra (1677)
MOLIERE (Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673)
Tartuffe, or The Hypocrite
Gotthold Ephraim LESSING (1729-1781)
Minna von Bornhelm, or The Soldier's Fortune
Friedrich von SCHILLER (1759-1805)
William Tell

Volume 27 English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay
Sir Philip SIDNEY (1554-1586)
"The Defense of Poetry"
Ben JONSON (1573-1635)
"On Shakespeare"
"On Bacon"
Abraham CROWLEY (1618-1667)
"On Agriculture"
Joseph ADDISON (1672-1719)
"The Vision of Mirza"
"Westminster Abbey"
Sir Richard STEELE (1672-1729)
"The Spectator Club"
Jonathan SWIFT (1667-1745)
"Hints Towards an Essay on Conversation"
"A Treatise on Good Manners and Good Breeding"
"A Letter of Advice to a Young Poet"
"On the Death of Esther Johnson [Stella]"
Daniel DEFOE (c. 1661-1731)
"The Shortest Way with Dissenters"
"The Education of Women"
Samuel JOHNSON (1709-1784)
"Life of Addison, 1672-1719" from Lives of the Poets
David HUME (1711-1776)
"On the Standard of Taste"
Sydney SMITH (1771-1845)
"Fallacies of Anti-Reformers"
Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE (1772-1834)
"On Poesy or Art"
William HAZLITT (1778-1830)
"Of Persons One Would Wish to Have Seen"
Leigh HUNT ((1784-1859)
"Deaths of Little Children"
"On the Realities of Imagination"
Chales LAMB (1775-1834)
"On the Tragedies of Shakespeare"
Thomas DE QUINCEY (1785-1859)
"Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow"
Percy Bysshe SHELLEY
"A Defence of Poetry"
Thomas Babbington MACAULEY (1800-1859)

Volume 28 Essays, English and American
William Makepeace THACKERAY (1811-1863)
"Jonathan Swift"
John Henry NEWMAN (1801-1890)
The Idea of a University
Matthew ARNOLD (1822-1888)
"The Study of Poetry" (1880)
John RUSKIN (1819-1900)
Sesame and Lilies (1864)
Walter BAGEHOT (1826-1877)
"John Milton" (1859)
Thomas Henry HUXLEY (1825-1895)
"Science and Culture" (1880)
Edward Augustus FREEMAN (1823-1892)
"Race and Language" from Historical Essays, Third Series (1879)
Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894)
"Truth of Intercourse"
"Samuel Pepys"
William Ellery CHANNING (1780-1842)
"On the Elevation of the Laboring Classes"
Edgar Allan POE (1809-1849)
"The Poetic Principle"
Henry David THOREAU (1817-1862)
James Russell LOWELL (1819-1891)
"Abraham Lincoln" (1864-1865)
"Democracy" (1884)

Volume 29
Charles DARWIN (1809-1882)
The Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle (1845)

Volume 30 Scientific Papers: Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology
Michael FARADAY (1791-1867)
The Forces of Matter
The Chemical History of a Candle
Hermann von HELMHOLTZ (1821-1894)
On the Conservation of Force
Ice and Glaciers
William Thomson, Lord KELVIN (1824-1907)
The Wave Theory of Light
The Tides
Simon NEWCOMB (1835-1909)
The Extent of the Universe
Sir Archibald GEIKIE (1835-1924)
Geographical Evolution

Volume 31
Benvenuto CELLINI (1500-1571)
Life of Benvenuto Cellini (1558-1564), John Addington Symonds, trans.

Volume 32 Literary and Philosophical Essays
Michael Eyquem de MONTAIGNE
Essays [selected]
Charles Augustin SAINT-BEUVE
What is a Classic?
Ernest RENAN
The Poetry of the Celtic Races
Gotthold Ephraim LESSING
The Education of the Human Race
J. C. Friedrich von SCHILLER
Letters upon the Aesthetic Education of Man
Immanuel KANT
Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals
Transition from Popular Moral Philosophy to the Metaphysic of Morals
Giuseppe MAZZINI
Byron and Goethe

Volume 33 Voyages and Travels
The Histories, "An Account of Egypt"
Sir Francis DRAKE
Sir Francis Drake Revived
Francis PRETTY
Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World
Captain Walter BIGGES
Drake's Great Armada
Edmund HAIES
Sir Humphrey Gilbert's Voyage to Newfoundland
Sir Walter RALEIGH
The Discovery of Guiana

Volume 34
Rene DESCARTES (1596-1650)
Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting the Reason and Seeking the Truth in the Sciences (1637)
VOLTAIRE (Francois-Marie Arouet 1694-1778)
Letters on the English [Lettres Philosophiques]
Jean Jacques ROUSSEAU (1715-1778)
A Discourse upon the Origin and the Foundation of the Inequality among Mankind
Thomas HOBBES (1588-1679)
"Of Man," Leviathan (1651) part one

Volume 35 Chronicle and Romance
Jean FROISSART (1338?-1410?)
Sir Thomas MALORY (15th cent.)
The Holy Grail
Chronicles [selected and condensed]

Volume 36
Niccolo MACHIAVELLI (1469-1527)
The Prince
Saint Thomas MORE (1478-1535)
William ROPER
The Life of Sir Thomas More
Martin LUTHER (1483-1546)
Ninety-five Theses
Address to the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Respecting the Reformation of the Christian Estate
Concerning Christian Liberty

Volume 37 English philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
John LOCKE (1632-1704)
Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous in Opposition to Sceptics and Atheists
David HUME
An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Volume 38 Scientific Papers; Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology
The Oath
The Law
Ambrose PATE
Journeys in Diverse Places, S. Paget, trans.
On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals, P. Willis, trans.
The Three Original Publications on Vaccination against Smallpox
The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever
On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery
The physiological theory of fermentation, F. Faulkner, trans., D. C. Robb, rev.
The Germ Theory and Its Applications to Medicine and Surgery (rev.)
On the Extension of the Germ Theory to the Etiology of Certain Common Diseases (rev.), H. C. Ernst, trans.
Sir Charles LYELL
Prejudices which Have Retarded the Progress of Geology
Uniformity in the Series of Past Changes in the Animate and Inanimate World

Volume 39 Prefaces
William CAXTON (ca. 1422-1491)
Prologue and epilogues to the Recuyell of the histories of Troy
Epilogue to Dictes and sayings of the philosophers
Prologue to Golden legend
Prologue to Caton
Epilogue to Aesop
Proem to Chaucer's Canterbury tales
Prologue to Malory's King Arthur
Prologue to Virgil's Eneydos
Jean CALVIN (1509-1564)
Dedication of the Institutes of the Christian religion
Nicolaus COPERNICUS (1473-1543)
Dedication of the Revolutions of the heavenly bodies
John KNOX (ca. 1514-1572)
Preface to the History of the reformation in Scotland
Edmund SPENSER (1552?-1599)
Prefatory letter to Sir Walter Raleigh on the Faerie queene
Sir Walter RALEIGH (1552?-1618)
Preface to the History of the world
Francis BACON (1561-1626)
Proemium, epistle dedicatory, preface, and plan of the Instauratio magna, etc.
Preface to the Novum organum
John HEMINGE (ca. 1556-1630) and Henry CONDELL (d. 1627)
Preface to the first folio edition of Shakespeare's plays
Sir Isaac NEWTON (1642-1727)
Preface to the Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica
John DRYDEN (1631-1700)
Preface of Fables, ancient and modern
Henry FIELDING (1707-1754)
Preface to Joseph Andrews
Samuel JOHNSON (1709-1784)
Preface to the English dictionary
Preface to Shakespeare
Johann Wolfgang von GOETHE (1749-1832)
Introduction to the Propylaen
William WORDSWORTH (1770-1850)
Prefaces to various volumes of poems
Appendix to Lyrical ballads
Essay supplementary to preface
Victor HUGO (1802-1885)
Preface to Cromwell
Walt WHITMAN (1819-1892)
Preface to Leaves of grass
Hippolyte TAINE (1828-1893)
Introduction to the History of English literature

Volume 40 English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray
Geoffrey CHAUCER (1340?-1400)
The Canterbury Tales ["Prologue" and "The Nun's Priest's Tale"]
Traditional Ballads
"Balow" (16th C.)
"The Old Cloak" (16th C.?)
"Jolly Good Ale and Old" (16th C.)
Sir Thomas WYATT (1503?-1542)
Poems [selected]
Henry HOWARD, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547)
Poems [selected]
George GASCOIGNE (1525?-1577)
"A Lover's Lullaby"
Nicholas BRETON 91545?-1626?)
"Phillida and Coridon"
"A Sweet Lullaby"
from The Arbor of Amorous Devices
from a Christ Church MS.
"The Unfaithful Shepherdess"
from Byrd's Songs of Sundry Natures (1589)
Anthony MUNDAY (1553-1663)
"Beauty Bathing"
Richard EDWARDS (1523-1566)
"Amantium Irae"
Sir Walter RALEIGH (1552?-1618)
Poems [selected]
Sir Edward DYER (d. 1607)
"My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
John LYLY (1553-1606)
Poems [selected]
Sir Philip SIDNEY (1554-1586)
Poems [selected]
Thomas LODGE (1558-1625)
Poems [selected]
George PEELE (1558-1597)
"Paris and OEnone"
Robert SOUTHWELL (1561?-1595)
"The Burning Babe"
Samuel DANIEL (1562-1619)
Poems [selected]
Michael DRAYTON (1563-1631)
Poems [selected]
Henry CONSTABLE (1562-1613)
Edmund SPENSER (1552-1599)
Poems [selected]
William HABINGTON (1605-1654)
Poems [selected]
Christopher MARLOWE (1564-1593)
Poems [selected]
Richard ROWLANDS (1565-1620)
"Our Blessed Lady's Lullaby"
Thomas NASHE (1567-1601)
Poems [selected]
William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)
Poems [selected]
Sonnets [selected]
Robert GREENE (1560?-1592)
Richard BARNFIELD (1574-1627)
"The Nightengale"
Thomas CAMPION (1567-1620)
Poems [selected]
Robert DEVREUX, Earl of Essex (1566-1601)
"A Passion of My Lord of Essex"
Sir Henry WOTTEN (1568-1639)
Poems [selected]
Edward DE VERE, Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
"A Renunciation"
Ben JONSON (1573-1637)
Poems [selected]
John DONNE (1573-1631)
Poems [selected]
Joshua SYLVESTER (1563-1618)
"Love's Omnipresence"
William ALEXANDER, Earl of Stirline (1567?-1640)
"To Aurora"
Richard CORBET (1582-1635)
"Farewell, Rewards and Fairies"
Thomas HEYWOOD (d. 1650?)
"Pack, Clouds, Away"
Thomas DEKKER (1570?-1614)
Poems [selected]
Francis BEAUMONT (1584-1616)
Poems [selected]
John FLETCHER (1579-1625)
Poems [selected]
John WEBSTER (1580?-1625?)
"Call for Robin-Redbreast"
"O Waly Waly"
"Helen of Kirconnell"
"My Love in Her Attire"
"Love Not Me"
William DRUMMOND (1585-1649)
Poems [selected]
George WITHER (1588-1667)
Poems [selected]
William BROWNE (?) (1591-1643?)
"On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke"
Robert HERRICK (1591-1674)
Poems [selected]
Francis QUARLES (1592-1644)
"An Ecstasy"
George HERBERT (1593-1633)
Poems [selected]
Henry VAUGHAN (1622-1695)
Poems [selected]
Francis BACON, Viscount St. Alban (1561-1626)
James SHIRLEY (1596-1666)
Poems [selected]
Thomas CAREW (1595?-1639?)
Poems [selected]
Sir John SUCKLING (1609-1642)
Poems [selected]
Sir William D'AVENANT (1606-1668)
"Dawn Song"
Richard LOVELACE (1618-1658)
Poems [selected]
Edmund WALLER (1606-1687)
Poems [selected]
William CARTWRIGHT (1611-1643)
"On the Queen's Return from the Low Countries"
James GRAHAM, Marquis of Montrose (1612-1650)
"My Dear and Only Love"
Richard CRASHAW (1613-1649)
Poems [selected]
Thomas JORDAN (1612?-1685)
"Let Us Drink and Be Merry"
Abraham COWLEY (1618-1667)
Poems [selected]
Alexander BROME (1620-1666)
"The Resolve"
Andrew MARVELL (1621-1678)
Poems [selected]
"Love Will Find Out the Way"
"Phillada Flouts Me"
Earl of ROCHESTER (1647-1680)
"Epitaph on Charles II"
Sir Charles SEDLEY (1639?-1701)
Poems [selected]
John DRYDEN (1631-1700)
Poems [selected]
Matthew PRIOR (1664-1721)
Poems [selected]
Isaac WATTS (1674-1748)
"True Greatness"
Lady Grisel BAILLIE (1665-1746)
"Werena My Heart Light I Wad Dee"
Joseph ADDISON (1672-1719)
Allan RAMSEY (1686-1758)
John GAY (1685-1732)
Poems [selected]
Henry CAREY (d. 1743)
"Sally in Our Alley"
Alexander POPE (1688-1744)
Poems [selected]
Ambrose PHILIPS (1675?-1749)
"To Charlotte Pulteney"
Colley CIBBER (1671-1757)
"The Blind Boy"
James THOMSON (1700-1748)
Poems [selected]
Thomas GRAY (1716-1771)
Poems [selected]
George Bubb DODINGTON, Lord Melcombe (1691?-1762)
"Shorten Sail"

Volume 41 English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald
William COLLINS (1720-1759)
Poems [selected]
George SEWELL (d. 1726)
"The Dying Man in His Garden"
Alison Rutherford COCKBURN (1712-1794)
"The Flowers of the Forest"
Jane ELLIOT (1727-1805)
"Lament for Flodden"
Christopher SMART (1722-1770)
"A Song to David"
"Willy Drowned in Yarrow"
John LOGAN (1748-1788)
"The Braes of Yarrow"
Henry FIELDING (1707-1754)
"A Hunting Song"
Charles DIEDIN (1745-1814)
"Tom Bowling"
Samuel JOHNSON (1709-1784)
Poems [selected]
Oliver GOLDSMITH (1728-1774)
Poems [selected]
Robert GRAHAM of Gartmore (1735-1797)
"If Doughty Deeds"
Adam AUSTIN (1726?-1774)
"For Lack of Gold"
William COWPER (1731-1800)
Poems [selected]
Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN (1751-1816)
"Drinking Song"
Anna Laetitia BARBAULD (1745-1825)
Isobel PAGAN (?) (1741?-1821)
"Ca' the Yowes the Knowes"
Lady Anne LINDSAY (1750-1825)
"Auld Robin Gray"
Thomas CHATTERTON (1752-1770)
"Song from Aella"
Carolina OLIPHANT, Lady Nairne (1766-1845)
Poems [selected]
Alexander ROSS (1699-1784)
"Wooed and Married and A'"
John SKINNER (1721-1807)
Michael BRUCE (1746-1767)
"To the Cuckoo"
George HALKET (d. 1756?)
"Logie o' Buchan"
William HAMILTON of Bangour (1704-1754)
"The Braes of Yarrow"
Hector MACNEIL (1746-1818)
Poems [selected]
Sir William JONES (1746-1794)
Poems [selected]
Susanna BLAMIRE (1747-1794)
"And Ye Shall Walk in Silk Attire"
Anne HUNTER (1742-1821)
"My Mother Bids Me Bind My Hair"
John DUNLOP (1755-1820)
"The Year, That's Awa'"
Samuel ROGERS (1763-1855)
Poems [selected]
William BLAKE (1757-1827)
Poems [selected]
John COLLINS (d. 1808?)
Robert TANNAHILL (1774-1810)
Poems [selected]
William WORDSWORTH (1770-1850)
Poems [selected]
William Lisle BOWLES (1762-1850)
"Dover Cliffs"
Samuel Taylor COLERIDGE (1772-1834)
Poems [selected]
Robert SOUTHEY (1774-1843)
Poems [selected]
Charles LAMB (1775-1834)
Poems [selected]
Sir Walter SCOTT (1771-1832)
Poems [selected]
James HOGG (1770-1835)
Poems [selected]
Robert SURTERS (1779-1834)
"Barthram's Dirge"
Thomas CAMPBELL (1777-1844)
Poems [selected]
"Freedom and Love"
Allan CUNNINGHAM (1784-1842)
Poems [selected]
George Gordon, Lord BYRON (1788-1824)
Poems [selected]
Thomas MOORE (1779-1852)
Poems [selected]
Charles WOLFE (1791-1823)
"The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna"
Percy Bysshe SHELLEY (1792-1822)
Poems [selected]
James Henry Leigh HUNT (1784-1859)
Poems [selected]
John KEATS (1795-1821)
Poems [selected]
Walter Savage LANDOR (1775-1864)
Poems [selected]
Thomas HOOD (1798-1845)
Poems [selected]
Sir Aubrey DE VERE (1788-1846)
Hartley COLERIDGE (1796-1849)
"She Is Not Fair"
Joseph Blanco WHITE (1775-1841)
"To Night"
George DARLEY (1795-1846)
"The Loveliness of Love"
Thomas Babbington MACAULEY, Lord Macauley (1800-1859)
Poems [selected]
Sir William Edmondston AYTOUN (1813-1885)
"The Refusal of Charon"
Hugh MILLER (1802-1836)
"The Babie"
Helen SELINA, Lady Dufferin
"Lament of the Irish Emigrant"
Charles Tennyson TURNER (1808-1879)
"Letty's Globe"
Sir Samuel FERGUSON (1810-1886)
"The Fair Hills of Ireland"
Elizabeth Barrett BROWNING (1806-1861)
Poems [selected]
Omar KHAYYAM of Naishapur
The Rubaiyat, Edward Fitzgerald (1809-1883), trans.

Volume 42 English Poetry III: From Tennyson to Whitman
Alfred, Lord TENNYSON (1809-1892)
Poems [selected]
Richard Monckton MILNES, Lord Houghton (1809-1885)
William Makepeace THACKERAY (1811-1863)
"The End of the Play"
Charles KINGSLEY (1819-1875)
Poems [selected]
J. WILSON (?) (19th C.)
"The Canadian Boat Song"
Robert BROWNING (1812-1889)
Poems [selected]
Emily BRONTE (1818-1848)
Poems [selected]
Robert Stephen HAWKER (1804-1875)
"And Shall Trelawney Die?"
Coventry PATMORE (1823-1896)
William (Johnson) CORY (1823-1892)
Poems [selected]
Sydney DORELL (1824-1874)
"The Ballad of Keith of Ravelston"
William ALLINGHAM (1824-1889)
"The Fairies"
George MAC DONALD (1824-1905)
Poems [selected]
Edward, Earl of LYTTON (1831-1892)
"The Last Wish"
Arthur Hugh CLOUGH (1819-1861)
Poems [selected]
Matthew ARNOLD (1822-1888)
Poems [selected]
George MEREDITH (1828-1909)
"Love in the Valley"
Alexander SMITH (1829-1867)
Charles DICKENS (1812-1870)
"The Ivy Green"
Thomas Edward BROWN (1830-1897)
"My Garden"
James THOMSON (B. V.) (1834-1882)
Dante Gabriel ROSSETTI (1828-1882)
Poems [selected]
Christina Georgina ROSSETTI (1830-1894)
Poems [selected]
William MORRIS (1834-1896)
Poems [selected]
John Boyle O'REILLY (1844-1890)
"A White Rose"
Arthur William Edgar O'SHAUGHNESSY (1844-1881)
Robert Williams BUCHANAN (1841-1901)
Algernon Charles SWINBURNE (1837-1909)
Poems [selected]
William Ernest HENLEY (1849-1903)
Poems [selected]
Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850-1894)
Poems [selected]
William Cullen BRYANT (1794-1878)
Poems [selected]
Edgar Allan POE (1809-1849)
Poems [selected]
Ralph Waldo EMERSON (1803-1882)
Poems [selected]
Henry Wadsworth LONGFELLOW (1807-1882)
Poems [selected]
John Greenleaf WHITTIER (1807-1892)
Poems [selected]
Oliver Wendell HOLMES (1809-1894)
Poems [selected]
James Russell LOWELL (1819-1891)
Poems [selected]
Sidney LANIER (1842-1881)
Poems [selected]
Bret HARTE (1839-1902)
"The Reveille"
Walt WHITMAN (1819-1892)
Poems [selected]

Volume 43 American Historical Papers
The Voyages to Vinland (c. 1000)
Christopher COLUMBUS
Letter to Luis Sant Angel announcing his discovery (1493)
Account of His First Voyage (1497)
Discovery of North America
First Charter of Virginia (1606)
The Mayflower Compact (1620)
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (1639)
The Massachusetts Body of Liberties (1641)
Arbitrary Government Described and the Government of the Massachusetts Vindicated from That Aspersion(1644)
The Instrument of Government (1653)
Sir Henry VANE
A Healing Question (1656)
Brief Narrative (1670)
Declaration of Rights (1765)
The Declaration of Independence (1776)
The Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence (1775)
Articles of Confederation (1777)
Articles of Capitulation, Yorktown (1781)
Treaty with Great Britain (1783)
Constitution of the United States (1787)
The Federalist (1787)
Nos. 1 and 2
John MARSHALL, Chief Justice
McCulloch v. Maryland (1819)
First Inaugeral Address
Treaty with the Six Nations (1794)
Farewell Address (1796)
Treaty with France (Louisiana Purchase) (1803)
Treaty with Great Britain (End of War of 1812) (1814)
Arrangement as to the Naval Force to Be Respectively Maintained on the American Lakes (1817)
Treaty with Spain (Acquisition of Florida) (1819)
The Monroe Doctrine (1823)
Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain (1842)
Treaty with Mexico (1848)
Fugitive Slave Act (1850)
First Inaugeral Address (1861)
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)
Account of the Battle of Gettysburg
Gettysburg Address (1863)
Proclamation of Amnesty (1863)
Letter to Mrs. Bixby (1864)
Terms of Lee's Surrender at Appomattox (1865)
Robert E. LEE
Farewell to His Army (1865)
Second Inaugeral Address (1865)
Proclamation Declaring the Insurrection at an End (1866)
Treaty with Russia (Alaska Purchase) (1867)
Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands (1898)
Recognition of the Independence of Cuba (1898)
Treaty with Spain (Cession of Porto Rico and the Philippines) (1898)
Convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba (1904)

Volume 44 Sacred Writings I: Confucian, Hebrew, Christian
Sayings or Analects [Lun Yu]
Bible, Old Testament or Hebrew Bible
Ecclesiastes; or, The Preacher
Bible, New Testament

Volume 45 Sacred Writings II: Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Mohammedan
Bible, New Testament
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
[Hymns: Hymns based on Psalms]
Joseph ADDISON (1672-1719)
"Psalm XIX"
Henry Williams BAKER (1821-1877)
"Psalm XXIII"
Isaac WATTS (1674-1748)
"Psalm LXXII"
"Psalm XC"
William KETHE (c. 1562)
"Psalm C"
Sir Robert GRANT (1785-1838)
"Psalm CIV"
[Greek Hymns]
"Gloria in Excelsis" (c. 4th C.)
St. CLEMENT of Alexandria (c. 170-220)
"Shepherd of Tender Youth" H. M. Dexter, trans.
(Attributed to) St. ANATOLIUS (c. 458)
"The Day Is Past and Over" J. M. Neale, trans.
St. JOHN of Damascus (c. 780)
"The Day of Resurrection" John Mason Neale, trans.
St. STEPHEN the Sabaite (725-794)
"Art Thou Weary?"
[Latin Hymns]
(Attributed to) NICETA of Remisiana (4th C.)
"Te Deum Laudamus"
(Attributed to) CHARLEMAGNE (742-814)
"Veni Creator Spiritus" John Dryden, trans.
BERNARD of Morlaix (c. 1125)
"Hic Breve Vivitur" and
"Urbs Sion Aurea" from De Contemptu Mundi
St. BERNARD of Clairvaux
"Jesu, Dulcis Memoria" E. Caswall, trans.
Thomas a CELANO
"Dies Irae, Dies Illa" J. O'Hagen, trans.
JACOBUS de Benedictus (13th-14th C.)
"Stabat Mater" D. F. MacCarthy, trans.
"Adeste Fidelis" or "The Portuguese Chapel Hymn," (15th-16th C.) J. R. Beste, trans.
(Attributed to) St. FRANCIS Xavier
"O Deus, Ego Amo Te," Edward Caswall, trans.
[Modern Hymns:]
Martin LUTHER (1483-1546)
"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," Frederick Henry Hedge, trans.
Martin RINKART (1586-1649)
"Now Thank We All Our God," Catherine Winkworth, trans.
(Attributed to) GUSTAVUS Adolphus (1594-1632)
"Be Not Dismayed," Elizabeth Charles, trans.
Charles WESLEY (1708-1788)
"In Temptation"
"Christian Hymn"
William COWPER (1731-1800)
"Light Shining Out of Darkness"
"The Future Peace and Glory of the Church"
Reginald HEBER (1783-1826)
"Early Piety"
"The Holy Trinity"
John KEBLE (1792-1866)
"Sun of My Soul, Thou Saviour Dear"
Henry Francis LYTE (1793-1847)
"Abide with Me"
John Henry NEWMAN (1801-1890)
"The Pillar of Cloud"
Sarah Flower ADAMS (1805-1848)
"Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Ray PALMER (1808-1887)
"My Faith Looks Up to Thee"
Oliver Wendell HOLMES (1809-1894)
"A Sun-day Hymn"
Frederick William FABER (1814-1863)
"The Pilgrims of the Night"
"Let There Be Light" (1863)
[Buddhist Writings, Henry Clarke Warren, trans.]
Introduction (i. 3)(i. 47)(i. 68)
Sumangala-Vilasini: Buddhaghosa's Commentary on the Digha-Nikaya
Maha-Parinibbana-Sutta (v. and vi.)
Sutta 63
(ch. xviii)
Maha-Nidana-Sutta (256)
(xxii. 90) (xxii. 35)
(ch. xvii)
(iii. 33) (iii. 90)
(iii. 2. 10)
(71) (46)
(ch. xxi)
(iii. 35)
"The Three Warnings"
from Mrs. PIOZZI's (Thrale's) Autobiograhy, vol. ii, p. 247
Dhammapada and BUDDHAGHOSA's comment
(iii. 51)
(ch. i) (ch. iii)
(iii. 88) (ii. 3)
(ch. vii)
(v. 6)
(iv. 4)
Sutta 26
(xli. 6) (xxxvi. 11)
(ch. xxiii.)
"The Admission and Ordination Ceremonies" from Journal of the Asiatic Society (1874)
(xvi. 3)
The Bhagavad-Gita or Song Celestial Sir Edwin Arnold, trans.
The Koran E. H. Palmer, trans.

Volume 46 Elizabethan drama I
William SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)
The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The tragedy of King Lear
The tragedy of Macbeth
The Tempest
Christopher MARLOWE (1564-1593)
Edward the Second

Volume 47 Elizabethan drama II
The Shoemaker's Holiday
The Alchemist
The Duchess of Malfi
A New Way to Pay Old Debts

Volume 48
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Thoughts, W.F. Trotter, trans.
Letters, M. L. Booth, trans.
  • To his sister Jacqueline 26 January 1648
  • From he and his sister Jacqueline to Mme. Perier 1 April 1648
  • To Mme. Perier 5 November 1648 afternoon
  • To Mme. and M. Perier 17 October 1651
  • To M. Perier 6 June 1653 [extract]
  • To Mme. Perier (1659) [extract]
  • Note to the Marchioness De Sable (1659)
  • To M. Perier (1661) [fragment]
  • To Mme. Perier Saturday 31 January 1643 Rouen
  • Note to Mme. Perier
  • to Mlle. De Roannez
    • (1656)
    • October 1656
    • seven undated
  • To Queen Christina (1650)
Minor Works, G. W. Wight, trans.
  • Epitaph of M. Pascal, Pere
  • Prayer, to Ask of God the Proper Use of Sickness
  • Comparison Between Christians of Early Times and Those of To-Day
  • Discourses on the Condition of the Great
  • On the Conversion of the Sinner
  • Conversations on Epictetus and Montaigne
  • The Art of Persuasion
  • Discourse on the Passion of Love
  • Of the Geometrical Spirit
  • Preface to the Treatise on Vacuum
  • New Fragment of the Treatise on Vacuum

Volume 49
The song of Roland [Chanson de Roland]
The destruction of Da Derga's hostel [Togail Bruidne Da Derga]
The story of the Volsungs and Niblungs [Vlsunga saga]
Songs from the Elder Edda

Volume 50 (1914 Edition) Lectures on The Harvard Classics, William Allan Neilson, gen'l ed.
In progress

Volume 50 (1909 Edition), Volume 51 subsequently
The Editor's Introduction
Reader's Guide
An Index to the First Lines of Poems, Songs and Choruses, Hymns and Psalms
General Index
Chronological Index
Selections for Boys and Girls from Twelve to Eighteen Years of Age

Volume 51 (1961 Edition) The Idexicon: A guide to the great ideas of the Eastern and Western Worlds
List of Volumes in The Harvard Classics
The Idexicon
Poetry Guide
Selections in The Harvard Classics for Boys and Girls
Selections for Elementary School Children
Selections for Junior High School Children
Selections for High School Children

New York: P. F. Collier & Son 1910

Hypertext by Terrence Berres
Revised December 23, 2000.