P. 11. Plutarch, born 40 A.D., died 120 A.D.; one of the most widely read Greek philosophers, moralists, and historians ; the author of many works on historical and philosophical subjects; his " Lives of Celebrated Greeks and Romans " is one of the best‐ known works of classical literature.
P. 11. Defoe, a famous English journalist and novelist; born 1661, died 1731 ; his most famous story was " Robinson Crusoe."
P. 11. Cotton Mather, son of Increase Mather, a prominent Puritan minister of Boston, born in that city in 1663 ; graduated from Harvard College ; became his father's colleague in the pulpit; was a voluminous writer and an advocate of the supremacy of the ministry and churches in civil affairs; took a leading part in the suppression of witchcraft by the courts; author of " Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft," of a very curious and once famous book entitled " Magnolia Christi Americana," and of many other works ; died in Boston 1728.
P. 12. Occasional ballads, or narrative poems describing striking events ; widely circulated before the days of newspapers and carried by pedlers into all parts of the country.
P. 14. The Spectator, a journal of small size published in London in 1711 and 1712, written chiefly by Addison with the aid of Steele; attained great popularity and has become an English classic by reason of its style.
P. 16. John Locke, one of the most famous English philosophers ; born 1632 ; educated in London and Oxford; his greatest