1. Aristophanes—Greek playwright of satirical comedies2. Marcus Aurelius—Meditations3. Sir Francis Bacon—Novum Organum, a philosophical work 4. William Blake—“The Tyger,” a poem5. James Boswell —Life of Samuel Johnson, a biography published in 1791 6. Robert Browning—Pippa Passes, a long poem 7. Gautama Buddha—Siddhartha Gautama, Indian mystic and founder of Buddhism 8. Book of Job—Bible: A man’s faith is tested by a series of tragic events.