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My Mind to me a Kingdom is

Sir Edward Dyer

Apelles' Song

John Lyly

The Armada : Results of its Defeat Leopold von Ranke

True Liberty

Dirk Coornhert.

The Defeat of the Armada .

Charles Kingsley .

A Farewell to Sir John Norris and Sir

Francis Drake.

George Peele

The Fight at the Azores

Sir Walter Raleigh

The Revenge": A Ballad of the Fleet Alfred Tennyson.

The Lie

Sir Walter Raleigh

The Battle of Ivry

Lord Macaulay

An Epistle

Martin Marprelate

Richard Hooker's Early Years

Izaak Walton

The Unpopularity of Conservatism Richard Hooker

The Free-Will of Man.

Richard Hooker .

Verses from “ Astrophel and Stella" Sir Philip Sidney

Apologie for Poetrie

Sir Philip Sidney

Sonnet prefixed to the Foregoing. Henry Constable .

Una and the Lion

Edmund Spenser

Sonnet on the “Fairy Queen"

Sir Walter Raleigh

Three Phases of English History. J. R. Green

The Primitive Teutons .

John and the Great Charter .

The England of Shakespeare

Theater and Playwrights in Shake-

speare's Time.

Dr. Faustus and Mephistopheles .

oid Romance


Christopher Marlove

A Maltese Millionaire .

Christopher Marlowe

Pierce Penilesse, His Supplication to

the Divell

Thomas Nashe

The Groatsworth of Wit

Robert Greene


John Donne

Valediction, Forbidding Mourning

The Undertaking ·

To Sir Henry Wootton .

His Will

Antonio and Shylock: The Trial. Shakespeare

In the Forest of Arden


Hamlet in the Churchyard


The Death of King Lear


Caliban and the Sailors


Prospero's Farewell


To the Memory of Shakespeare

Ben Jonson

On Shakespeare and Bacon .

Ben Jonson

To Celia

Ben Jonson

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(From "The Lady of the Lake.")

[SiR WALTER Scott: The great Scotch novelist and poet; born August 16, 1771, in Edinburgh, where he attended the university. He practiced as an advocate for a while, then withdrew from the bar and devoted his attention largely to literature. • The Lay of the Last Minstrel" (1805) brought him into prominence as an author; and in 1814 he published anonymously “Waverley,” the first of the “Waverley Novels." He became a partner in Constable's publishing house and the Ballantynes' printing house, in order to realize all sides of the profit from his works; but bad management, and his immense overdrafts on their resources to build up a great feudal estate at Abbotsford, left them so weak that the panic of 1825 ruined both. He wore out his life in the effort to pay up in full the liabilities of £120,000, and the royalties on his books achieved this after his death. His other great poems are “Marmion” and “The Lady of the Lake,” and lesser ones in merit are Rokeby," - The Lord of the Isles," “Harold the Dauntless," "The Bridal of Triermain," and "The Vision of Don Roderick.” Among the “ Waverleys” may be cited “Guy Mannering," " “ The Antiquary,"

;" “The Heart of Midlothian,” “Old Mortality,” “Rob Roy,” “The Bride of Lammermoor,” “Ivanhoe,” “Kenilworth,” “ The Abbot," "Quentin Durward," " " The Pirate,” and “The Talisman.”]

HE COUCHED him in a thicket hoar,
And thought his toils and perils o'er:
“Of all my rash adventures past,
This frantic feat must prove the last!
If farther through the wilds I go,
I only fall upon the foe;
I'll couch me here till evening gray,
Then darkling try my dangerous way.”

The shades of eve come slowly down,
The woods are wrapt in deeper brown,
The owl awakens from her dell,


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