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of Charles V. in Coxe's House of Austria ; 3rd, in the two chapters of Roscoe's Leo X.; 4th, in the 54th chapter of Gibbon. Read the Introduction and first four chapters of Mosheim, in vol. 4 of our English Edition; second part of Mosheim's History of Lutheran and Reformed Churches; and lastly, the first part of Mosheim--more particularly the close of it, for the History of the Romish Church. Viller's Prize Essay on the Reformation, more particularly on the Influence of the Reformation, and the Appendix on the political situation of the States of Europe.
Council of Trent (Father Paul) 2nd book, and latter part of the 8th.
FOR REFORMATION IN ENGLAND. For Wickliffe, see Henry's History of England - Neal's History of the Puritans-Fox's Martyrs—3rd vol. of Mosheim-and Milner's Church History. Hume's account of our Reformation should be read--and the same subject in Robertson's History of Scotland, and first Appendix in Macleane's edition of Mosheim-Burnet's History of the Reformation should be read—Fox's Book of Martyrs, and Neal's History of the Puritans, should be consulted.
In Fox, the account given of Lambert, Cranmer, and Anne Askew, may be sufficient-M'Crie's History of the Reformation in Scotland should be referred to, and there is a very good account of Luther in Milner's Church History
CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS WARS IN FRANCE. INTRODUCTION to Thuanus or de Thou. Then, the civil and ecclesiastical parts of the work that belong to the History of France. The military part may be slightly read. The French translation is recommended.
Brantome, parts of— Memoirs of Sully, parts of_Wraxall's Memoirs of the House of Valois, and his History of France-Abbé de Mably.
Edict of Nantz, 1st chapter of, for first introduction and persecution of Calvinism in France.
Maimbourg's History of the League mentioned; but see Wraxall for the League.
Esprit de la Ligue, by D'Anquetil (scarce book), partly incorporated into his present 8vo. History, of 14 vols.
There is a new work by Lacretelle, in two volumes, Histoire de France pendant les Guerres de Religion.
HENRY IV, OF FRANCE. Péréfixe's Life-De Thou—Sully's Memoirs-Mably and Wraxall recommended-Voltaire's Henriade-Fifth Book of Edict of Nantz, and the Edict with the secret articles, to be read.
RELIGIOUS WARS IN THE LOW COUNTRIES. Grotius—Bentivoglio-Strada-original authors.
Brandt's History of the Reformation, a century after.
Watson's Philip II. (all of it to be read, with the first four books, and other parts of Bentivoglio)—Bentivoglio, Strada--and Grotius to be read for the important period that preceded the coming of the Duke of Alva.
For the Arminian Controversy, 18th and 19th books of Brandt's History of the Reformation ; for the Synod of Dort, 33d book-See also other parts of chapters, 41, 42, 43, and placard in 50th book.–Brandt's work can only be consulted.
THIRTY YEARS' WAR. Harte's Gustavus Adolphus—Coxe’s House of Austria. The leading points of this subject seem to be
1. Contest between R. Catholics and Reformers to the Peace of Passau. 2. Provisions of that Peace. 3. Conduct of the Protestant Princes. 4. Ditto of the House of Austria. 5. Elector Palatine. 6. Gustavus Adolphus, &c. 7. Campaigns of Tilly, &c. 8. Continuance of the contest after Gustavus's death. 9. Peace of Westphalia.
Schiller's Thirty Years' War may be looked at, but Coxe seems the best author to be read, in every respect.
ENGLISH HISTORY.-HENRY VIII. ELIZABETH.
JAMES I. CHARLES I. HEBbert's Life of Henry VIII. worth looking over–Hurd's Dialogue on times of Queen Elizabeth-Miss Aikin's Memoirs of Elizabeth and JamesHume-Millar-Clarendon-Whitelocke-Ludlow-Life of Colonel Hutchinson—Parliamentary Debates in Cobbett-History of Long Parliament by May-Rushworth's Collections—Nalson's Ditto-Harris's Lives of James I. and Charles I. Cromwell, and Charles II.—Burnet and Laing's History of Scotland-Memoirs of Holles—of Sir P. Warwick and Sir J. BerkeleyRapin always a substitute in the absence of all others,
First interval, from accession of Charles to the dissolution of his third parhament in 1629.
Second interval, from 1629 to 1640.
Prynne's Speech in Cobbett—Walker's History of Independents to be looked at, and the King's Letters in Royston's edition of his works—Mrs. M'Cauley's History, very laborious: unfavourable to Charles.
CROMWELL. CONFERENCE at the end of Thurloe's State Papers, a book which cannot be read, but may easily be consulted from a very good Index at the endLudlow, from the Battle of Naseby, and pages 79, 105, and 135, of 4to. edition for Cromwell,"and ditto Hutchinson, 287, 309, 340; and Whitelocke, 516 and 548-Sir E. Walker's Historical Discourses-most of it in HumeNoble's Memoirs of the Cromwells may be looked at --Sir J. Sinclair's History of the Revenue for account of the expenses of the Long Parliament -Gamble's Life of Mouk—Trial of the Regicides, short, and by all means to be read.
CHARLES II. Harris's Lives (all these Lives by Harris, full of information and historical research)-Neal's History of the Puritans—4, 5, 6, 7 chapters of the second part, 2d vol.-Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy-part of Clarendon's LifeBurnet's History of his own Times—Macpherson's Original Papers, and Dalrymple's Memoirs, vol. 2.
CHARLES II. AND THE EXCLUSIONISTS. Andrew Marvel's Account of Bribery, &c. given in Cobbett— Ralph's History (most minute and complete) always to be consulted for Charles II. and James—Kennett's ditto (mentioned as containing the King's Declaration or Appeal to the People)—Sir W. Jones's Reply given in Cobbett.
CHARLES II. Memoirs of C. de Grammont-Dryden's Political Poems—Absalom and Achitophel, &c.—Hudibras—Grey's Notes—Sermons and Public Papers of the Presbyterians–Laing's History of Scotland.
REVOLUTION. Fox's History-Macpherson and Dalrymple.
1st part of the general subject, James's attack on the constitution and liberties of the country.
2d Part-Resistance made to him at home.
3d Part-Ditto from abroad—8th chapter of Somerville's History for William's enterprise, Burnet's Memoirs-2d Earl of Clarendon's Diary, from p. 41—Sir J. Reresby's Memoirs-Conference between the Houses, given in Cobbett—Somerville's History of William, &c.--Ralph-D'Oyly's Life of Sancroft.
REIGN OF WILLIAM. SOMERVILLE · Belsham — Tindal — Ralph Burnet-Cobbett, 5th vol.Macpherson and Dalrymple--p. 331, vol. 9, Statutes, 8vo. edit. for Triennial Bill Blackstone, chap. 2, vol. 4, for the liberty of the press—and 8th vol. of Statutes-13 and 14 Charles II. chap. 33— Memoirs of the Duke de St. Simon, and 7th and 8th of Bolingbroke's Letters on History, for William's foreign politics.
AMERICA.-EAST AND WEST INDIES. Robertson-Preface, with 5, 6, 7 chapters of the 1st vol. of Clavigero, and much of vol. 2. for Mexico—2d vol. Churchill's Voyages, for Life of Columbus, by his son-- Iulian Collection of Ramusio, for original documents respecting America, &c.-Second Letter of Cortez should be read
there is a Latin translation of 2d and 3d letter, very scarce-Bernal Diaz del Castillo should be read; it is translated by Keating—Robertson's India-For Portuguese settlement, &c. in E. Indies, see 5th chap. of Russel, and first three sections of 8th vol. Modern Universal History-For Brazils, Harris's Voyages, last edit. in 1740, is always quoted, differing from first editions entirely-For Dutch, &c. 33 chap. Modern Universal History, and 11th chap. Russel-For English, &c. Robertson's Posthumous Works, and first half of 1st vol. of Marshall's Life of Washington-Raynal, Historical part of —Burke's European Settlements to be read—Hakluyt and Purchas for first attempts of navigation, &c. very curious and instructive. The latter volumes of Purchas contain original documents of the first conquerors, most of Las Casas' book, Mexican paintings, &c.
FRENCH HISTORY FROM HENRY IV. TO END
OF LOUIS XIV.
Lives of Richelieu and Mazarin, by Aubrey—Ditto of Richelieu, by Le Clerc; but no good biographical account of those ministers—Many Memoirs with and without names. Amongst the best are those of Madame de MottevilleMontpensier--Cardinal de Retz-De Joly, son secrétaire-De la Rochefoucault-De la Fare-De Gourville-De la Fayette: out of these have been formed other works, not long, and always read-Esprit de la Ligue-L'Intrigue du Cabinet-Louis XIV. sa Cour et le Regent, by D'Anquetil, and L'Esprit du Fronde, an established work, not by D'Anquetil, as had been supposed.
But for the times of Richelieu and Mazarin see the chapters that relate to them in Russel, with those in the Modern Universal History, which will be sufficient, when added to those in Voltaire, 175, 176 of his Esprit des Meurs, &c. with the Abbé de Mably, but L'Intrigue du Cabinet also may be added -for Louis XIV. the great work is Mémoires du Duc de St. Simon, pubTished complete since the Revolution-Louis XIV. sa Cour, et le Regent, should be read, and the Mémoires de Duclos, with Voltaire's Louis XIV. Le Vassor is a work read and quoted in England, and may be consulted where the Huguenots are concerned-Edict of Nantz-part of 220 and 23d chapters -Edicts, &c. at the end of the 5th vol. should be looked at for Revocation of Edict of Nantz, &c.- Fénélon's Télémaque, parts of, for faults of Louis, and early appearance of present system of Political Economy-Lacretelle's late work-- History of the Eighteenth Century, preparatory to his Précis of the late Revolution in France, a work well spoken of_Memoirs of Madame de Maintenon, by Beaumelle, though decried by Voltaire, still maintains its ground.
SOMERVILLE-on the whole the best History of the reign we as yet have Belsham will furnish proper topics of reflection, Tindal the detail, and Ralph even more than Tindal—Burnet must of course be read-Cobbett will supply the Debates. There are several important tracts in the Appendix to the 5th Sol. of his Parliamentary History.-Macpherson and Dalrymple must be con
sulted.-Some general conclusions in the 21st chapter of Somerville on Parties, &c. &c. seem objectionable.
For foreign politics, see Memoirs of St. Simon-Burnet-Hardwicke Papers—7th and 8th of Lord Boling broke's Letters on History.
NNE. Coxe's Austria-Eighth Letter of Bolingbroke-Torcy's Memoirs-Mably's Droit de l'Europe—some chapters in the 3d vol. of St. Simon-Macpherson -Trial of Dr. Sacheverell.
For the Union with Scotland, see Defoe's History, a heavy 4to. a book published by Bruce, under the direction of the Duke of Portland, at the time of the union with Ireland-Works of Fletcher of Saltoun.
Cobbett's Parliamentary History and Somerville's Account of the Union, will be the best to read, with the first hundred pages of the third volume of Millar on the English Constitution.
GEORGE I. AND II. SIR R. WALPOLE. Coxe's Life of Sir Robert, and his Life of Horace Lord Walpole-Bolingbroke's Letters—and Letter to Sir W. Wyndham-Horace Walpole against Bolingbroke-Parliamentary Debates.
Bolingbroke's Patriot King, and Dissertation on Parties, to be compared with Burke's Thoughts on the present Discontents.
London Magazine and Gentleman's Magazine.
FRANCE--REGENCY OF THE DUKE OF ORLEANS, &c. MEMOIRS of the Duke de St. Simon-last volume of D'Anquetil's Louis XIV. sa Cour et Le Regent-Memoirs of Duclos—L'Histoire of Lacretelle—and for the Mississippi Scheme of Law, look at Stuart's Political Economy.—There is a great work on Finance by Fourbonnois, where the subject is thoroughly considered and is made tolerably intelligible-Adam Smith refers to Du Verney-for South Sea Bubble, see Coxe's Sir R. Walpole-Stuart's Political Economy-Cobbett's Parliamentary HistoryAislabie's Second Defence before the Lords--Report of the Address, &c. &c.
KING OF PRUSSIA. THIEBAULT, Edinburgh Review of that work— Tower's Life of the King of Prussia. These will be sufficient for the general reader,
Mirabeau on the Prussian Monarchy; particularly the first vol. and last; read and criticise the general observations in other vols. of the work. Nothing of an historical nature in the Letters between him and Voltaire.
The King gives in his own works an account of his own Campaigns.-Gillies' work is very indifferent.
FRANCE. LOUIS XV. The detail of the History of this Reign would be but the History of the King's Mistresses and their favourites.