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SIR THOMAS WYATT (1503-1542)

GEORGE CHAPMAN (1559?-1634)

The Deserted Lover Consoleth Himself

The Twelfth Book of Homer's Odysseys 145

The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness SAMCEL DANIEL (1562–16191

of His Love....

Sonnets to Delia (XIX, LIV, LV)...... 146

A Description of Such a One as He Would

Epistle to the Lady Margaret, Countess

Love...

of Cumberland.

147

Of the Mean and Sure Estate..

MICHAEL DRAYTON (1563-1631)

HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY (15172-

Idea (IV, XX, XXXVII, LXI). 148

1547)

Ode XII, To the Cambro-Britans: Agin-

Description of Spring.

court...

Complaint of a lover Rebuked.

100 Nymphidia, The Court of Fairy.

150

Description and Praise of His Love FRANCIS BACON (1561-1626)

Geraldine..

100 Essays

The Means to Attain a Happy Life. 100

Of Truth......

150

Virgil's Æneid, Bk. II..

100

Of Marriage and Single Life.

151

ROGER ASCHAM (1515-1568)

Of Great Place.

152

The Scholemaster: The First Booke for

Of Atheism...

154

the Youth...

IOI

Of Wisdom for a Man's Self.

155

John Foxe (1516–1587)

Of Friendship...

156

Acts and Monuments: The Behaviour of

Of Youth and Age.

159

Ridley and Latimer........... 103 MINOR POETRY

THOMAS SACKVILLE, LORD BECKHURST

My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is — Sir

(1536–1608)

Edward Dyer..

160

A Mirror for Magistrates: The Induc-

The Silent Lover — Sir Walter Raleigh. 160

tion....

105 The Conclusion — Sir Walter Raleigh .. 160

Song of Paris and Enone — George

THE RENAISSANCE

Peele..

161

Harvestmen a-Singing - George Peele.. 161

EDMUND SPENSER (15522-1599)

Farewell to Arms - George Peele...... 161

The Shepheards Calender: Februarie... 108

The Burning Babe - Robert Southwell 161

The Faerie Queene.

Cherry Ripe - Thomas Campion...... 162

Epithalamion..

115 ENGLAND'S HELICON

Amoretti.

117 Phyllida and Corydon - X. Breton. ... 162

Prothalamion..

118 As It Fell Upon a Day — Ignoto... 162

An Hymn in Honour of Beauty

120 Phyllida's Love-call to Her Corydon

An Hymn of Heavenly Beauty

121

Ignoto...

162

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY (1554-1586)

The Shepherd's Description of Love

Astrophel and Stella.

Ignoto...

163

The Nightingale.

123 Damelus' Song to his Diaphenia

Hymn to Apollo.

123

H. C.

164

Arcadia, from Bk. I.

124 A Nymph's Disdain of Love - Ignoto.. 164

JOHN LYLY (1554-1606)

Rosalind's Madrigal — Thom. Lodge. 164 ·

Euphues and His England.

127 The Passionate Shepherd to His Love-

Apelles' Song....

128

Chr. Marlowe....

165

Spring's Welcome.

128

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd

Fairy Revels....

128

Ignoto....

165

THOMAS LODGE (1558?-1625)

Rosalynde: Euphues' Golden Legacy... 129 THE END OF THE RENAISSANCE

ROBERT GREENE (1560?-1592)

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of THOMAS DEKKER (1570?-1641)

content..

131

Song from The Shoemaker's Iloliday.... 166

Philomela's Ode..

131 Song from Old Fortunatus...

166

Sephestia's Song to Her Child.

132 Content (from Patient Grissill).

166

The Shepherd's Wife's Song..

132 The Gull's Hornbook, Cap. VI.

166

A Groat's Worth of Wit, Bought with a BEN JONSON (1573?-1637)

Million of Repentance.. 133

Song to Celia....

169

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564–1593)

The Triumph of Charis..

109

Hero and Leander, The First Sestiad 135 To the Memory of my Beloved, Master

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

William Shakespeare.

169

Venus and Adonis...

137

A Pindaric Ode....

170

Sonnets...

139

An Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy,

171

Songs from the Plays.

143 Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H..

171

JOHN DONNE (1573-1631)

The Indifferent...

171

Love's Deity.

171

The Funeral.

172

Forget..

172

Death...

172

JOHN FLETCHER (1579-1625)

Sweetest Melancholy.

173

Invocation to Sleep.

173

Song to Bacchus.

173

Beauty Clear and Fair.

173

Weep No More...

173

Dirge..

173

FRANCIS BEAUMONT (1584-1616)

Master Francis Beaumont's Letter to

Ben Jonson..

174

WILLIAM DRUMMOND (1585-1649)

Sonnet..

174

Madrigal I.

174

John FORD (A, 1639)

Song from The Broken Heart.... 175

Dirge from The Broken Heart.

175

GEORGE WITHER (1588-1667)

Sonnet IV (from Fair Virtue).

175

THOMAS HEYWOOD (d. 1650?)

Go, Pretty Birds!...

176

WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)

Britannia's Pastorals, Bk. II, Song V 176

Epitaph...

176

On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke. 177

ROBERT HERRICK (1591-1674)

Cherry-Ripe.....

177

Corinna's Going a-Maying.

177

To the Virgins, to Make Much of

Time....

178

Upon Julia's Clothes

To Daffodils..

178

To Keep a True Lent.

178

GEORGE HERBERT.(1593–1633)

Virtue..

178

The Collar,

179

Love..

179

IZAAK WALTON (1593–1683)

The Complete Angler (extract)

179

THOMAS CAREW (1598?-1639?)

• Ask me no more where Jove bestows.... 181

Would you know what's soft?.

181

Sir THOMAS BROWNE (1605–1682)

Hydriotaphia : Urn-Burial, Chap. V.... 181

EDMUND WALLER (1606–1687)

The Story of Phæbus and Daphne,

Applied..

184

On a Girdle..

184

Go, Lovely Rose!.

185

THOMAS FULLER (1608-1661)

The Holy State : The Life of Sir Francis

Drake...

185

JOHN MILTON (1608-1674)

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity.... 189

L'Allegro..

192

Il Penseroso.

193

Lycidas.

195

308

318

A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbelyne . 319

Ode (Written in the beginning of the year

1746).....

319

Ode to Evening..

319

The Passions: An Ode to Music.

320

THOMAS WARTON (1728–1790)

Sonnet IV. Written at Stonehenge..... 322

OLIVER GOLDSMITH (1728-1774)

The Chinese Goes to See a Play (from

Letters from a Citizen of the

World)....

322

The Deserted Village.

324

Retaliation....

329

EDMUND BURKE (1729-1797)

Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debts.. 331

Reflections on the Revolution in France 335

WILLIAM COWPER (1731–1800)

The Task, from Bks. I, II, V......... 336

On the Loss of the Royal George.

On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture

JAMES MACPHERSON (?) (1736–1796)

The Poems of Ossian: Cath-Loda, .

Duan III...

340

JAMES BOSWELL (1740-1795)

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.,

Chap. XIII....

341

JUNIUS

Letter XV, to the Duke of Grafton..... 351

THOMAS CHATTERTON (1752–1770)

Bristowe Tragedie; or, The Dethe of Syr

Charles Bawdin...

353

The Account of W. Canynges Feast.. 358

GEORGE CRABBE (1754–1832)

Tales: The Lover's Journey, Tale X 358

WILLIAM BLAKE (1757-1827)

Songs of Innocence: Introduction...... 359

Songs of Experience

The Clod and the Pebble.......... 359

338

338

Winter: A Snow Scene.

Summer : The Sheep-Washing.

Spring: The Coming of the Rain.

Autumn: Storm in Harvest...

296

296

297

297

WILLIAM WORDSWORTH (1770-1850) (Continued)

Composed upon

Westminster

Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802

395

On the Sea-Shore Near Calais.

395

The world is too much with us. 395

To Sleep..

395

The River Duddon

Most sweet it is...

396

Scorn not the sonnet..

SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE (1772-1834)

Biographia Literaria, Chap. XIV..... 396

Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream 399

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.. 400

Christabel...

415

ROBERT SOUTHEY (1774-1843)

The Well of St. Keyne.

416

FRANCIS JEFFREY (1773-1850)

“The White Doe of Rylstone”.

416

SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832)

The Lay of the Last Minstrel : The Lay

of Rosabelle..

417

Marmion : Christmas in the Olden Time 418

The Lady of the Lake: Soldier, Rest! thy

Warfare O'er..

419

The Lady of the Lake: Fitz-James and

Roderick Dhu..

419

CHARLES LAMB (1775-1834)

The Two Races of Men..

422

Mrs. Battle's Opinion on Whist.

425

A Chapter on Ears..

428

The Old Familiar Faces.

431

THOMAS CAMPBELL (1777–1844)

Ye Mariners of England (A Naval Ode) 431

Battle of the Baltic....

432

THOMAS MOORE (1779-1852)

The time I've lost in wooing.

433

Oft in the stilly night..

433

'Tis the last rose of summer.

433

The harp that once through Tara's hall 433

LEIGH HUNT (1784-1859)

Rondeau...

434

Fairies' Song..

THOMAS DE QUINCEY (1785-1859)

The Confessions of an English Opium-

Eater.

434

GEORGE NOEL GORDON, LORD BYRON

(1788–1824)

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers... 443

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage.

445

Sonnet on Chillon.

451

The Prisoner of Chillon.

451

Ode: Oh Venice ! Venice !.

455

Know ye the land..

457

She walks in beauty.

So, we'll go no more a roving..

457

CHARLES WOLFE (1791–1823)

The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna 458

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822)

Alastor; or, The Spirit of Solitude..

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.

459

Sonnet : Ozymandias..

460

Lines Written among the Euganean Hills 460

478

ALFRED, LORD TENNYSON (1809-1892) (Continued)

Ulysses, .

532

Locksley Hall.

532

St. Agnes Eve.

537

Sir Galahad..

537

Break, break, break.

538

The Higher Pantheism.

538

Maud (XXII).

539

In Memoriam

Proem, I, XXVII, XXXI, XXXII,

LIV, LVII, XCVI, CVI,

CXXX, Epilogue..

540

Sir John Franklin..

543

To Dante.

543

The Silent Voices..

543

Merlin and the Gleam,

543

Crossing the Bar....

545

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING (1806-1861)

Sonnets from the Portuguese (I, VII,

XIV, XVII, XX, XXI, XXII,

XXVIII, XLIII).

545

The Cry of the Children.

547

A Musical Instrument..

549

ROBERT BROWNING (1812–1889)

Cavalier Tunes

Marching Along

549

Give a Rouse...

550

“How They Brought the Good News

from Ghent to Aix”.

550

Song: Nay but you, who do not love her 551

Evelyn Hope....

551

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad.

552

Saul...

552

Song : My Star.

554

My Last Duchess.

554

A Grammarian's Funeral.

555

“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower

Came”

556

Fra Lippo Lippi.

559

One Word More.

564

Abt Vogler.

567

Rabbi Ben Ezra..

569

Apparitions..

572

Wanting is What?

572

Never the time and the place.

572

The Epilogue to Asolando.

572

WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY (1811-

1863)

The English Humorists : Sterne........ 573

ARTHUR HUGH CLOUGII (1819-1861)

Qua Cursum Ventus..

578

"With Whom is no Variableness" 579

Easter Day..

579

“Perchè Pensa ?”

581

Say not the struggle nought availeth 581

JOHN RUSKIN (1819–1900)

The Stones of Venice, Vol. II, Chap. IV 582

The Crown of Wild Olive: Preface..... 584

FREDERICK LOCKER-LAMPSON(1821-1895)

To My Grandmother..

590

The Unrealized Ideal.

590

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