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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

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Page Illumination-Monk writing, 1 | Autograph of Sir Philip Sidney, 232 View of St Lawrence Church,

434 Chair of Bede, 3 Portrait of Richard Hooker, 235 Portrait of Dr Robert South,

441 Illumination-a Minstrel, 8 Portrait of Lord Bacon, 239 View of Islip Church,

441 Portrait of Chaucer, 12 Autograph of Bacon, 239 Portrait of Richard Baxter,

454 Chaucer's Tomb, 14 Monument of Bacon, 241 View of Ury House,

461 Tabard Inn, Southwark, 14 Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh, 244 Portrait of John Bunyan,

466 Portrait of Gower, 24 Autograph of Raleigh,

244 View of the Birthplace of Bunyan, 467 Cathedral of Aberdeen, 25 View of Hayes Farm, the Birthplace Portrait of Lord Clarendon,

475 View of Lochleven, 28 of Raleigh,

244 View of Dunkirk House, the London Portrait of Wickliffe, 35 Stow's Monument in the church of

residence of Lord Clarendon, 476 Chair of Wickliffe, 35 St Andrew under Shaft, London, 249 Portrait of Gilbert Burnet,

486 Illumination-Early Printing-Office, 36 Portrait of James Howell,

255 Portrait of Sir William Temple, 501 Portrait of James I. of Scotland, 36 Autograph of Howell,

256 Portrait of John Locke,

508 View of Dunkeld Cathedral, 44 Portrait of William Camden, 262 Autograph of Locke,

508 Portrait of Howard, Earl of Surrey, 46 Autograph of Camden,

262 View of the Birth place of Locke, 509 Portrait of Sir David Lyndsay, 49 Portrait of Thomas May,

264 Seal of Locke,

510 Portrait of William Caxton, 55 Portrait of Thomas Hobbes,

266 Portrait of the Honourable Robert Portrait of Sir Thomas More, 59 Portrait of Robert Burton, 272 Boyle,

516 Autograph of Sir Thomas More, 59 Tomb of Burton,

274 Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton,

521 Bust of John Leland, 69 Portrait of John Selden,

282 View of the Birthplace of Newton, 521 Portrait of William Tyndale, 73 Autograph of Selden, 282 Portrait of Thomas Rymer,

527 Portrait of Sir John Cheke,

74 View of the House of Selden, 283 Portrait of Sir George Mackenzie, 530 Autograph of Roger Ascham, 76 Portrait of Archbishop Usher, 285 Monument of Sir George Mackenzie, Illumination--Spenser introduced Portrait of William Chillingworth, 285 Greyfriars Churchyard, Edinburgh, 530 wy Sydney to Elizabeth, 79 Portrait of Jeremy Taylor,

290 Illuinination-Rape of the Lock, 034 Portrait of Thomas Sackville, 80 Portrait of Sir Thomas Browne, 298 | Portrait of Matthew Prior,

535 Portrait of Edmund Spenser, 86 Portrait of John Knox, 303 Autograph of Prior,

535 View of Kilcolman Castle, 87 View of the Birthplace of Knox, 303 Portrait of Joseph Addison,

5-10 Portrait of Michael Drayton, 99 Portrait of Archbishop Spottiswood, 306 Autograph of Addison,

540 Portrait of Sir Henry Wotton,

104 Illumination-Milton Dictating to View of Addison's Walk, Magdalen Monumental Effigy of Dr Donne, 110 his Daughter,

312 College, Oxford,

541 View of Penshurst, 114 Portrait of Abraham Cowley, - 312 View of Holland House,

542 View of Norwich Cathedral, 116 | Autograph of Cowley,

312 Portrait of Jonathan Swift,

545 Portrait of Francis Beaumont, 119 View of the House of Cowley, 313 Autograph of Swift,

545 Portrait of George Herbert, 131 View of the Poets' Corner, West

View of the Tomb of Swift in DubBust of Robert Herrick,

minster Abbey,
323 lin Cathedral,

547 Autograph of Robert Herrick, 139 Portrait of Edmund Waller,

325 Portrait of Alexander Pope,

554 View of the Birthplace of Randolph, 145 View of Waller's Tomb,

326 Autograph of Pope, Portrait of Sir William Davenant, 146 Portrait of John Milton,

328 View of Pope's Villa, Twickenham, 555 View of Lethington Castle, 155 View of Ludlow Castle, 329 Portrait of John Gay,

570 View of Logie Kirk, 156 View of Milton's Cottage at Chal- Autograph of Gay,

570 View of Falkland Palace,

157
font,
330 Portrait of Thomas Parnell,

576 View of the House of the Earl of Fac-simile of Milton's Second Re

Autograph of Somerville,

580 Stirling, 158 ceipt to Simmons,

330 Urn erected by Shenstone to SomerPortrait of Drummond of HawView of the Remains of Milton's

ville,

581 thornden, 158 House at Forest Hill, 335 Portrait of Allan Ramsay,

582 View of Hawthornden, the seat of Portrait of Andrew Marvell,

343 Autograph of Ramsay,

582 Drummond, 159 Portrait of Samuel Butler, 345 View of Ramsay Lodge,

583 Portrait of Buchanan, 161 View of Rose Street, London, in

Portrait of Nicholas Rowe,

590 Autograph of Buchanan, 161 which Butler died,

346 Autograph and Seal of Vanbrugh, 597 View of Gray's Inn Hall, 164 Portrait of John Dryden,

360 Illumination-Steele Writing the View of Globe Theatre, 165 Autograph of John Dryden, 360 Tatler in a Coffee-Room,

602 Bust of Shakspeare, 176 View of Burleigh House,

361 Portrait of Sir Richard Steele, Autograph of Shakspeare, 176 | Portrait of Thomas Otway,

386 View of Steele's House at LlanView of the Birthplace of Shak. Illumination-Preacher of the Se.

gunnor,

605 speare,

177
venteenth Century,
396 Portrait of Daniel Defoe,

617 View of Charlecote House,

178 Portrait of Algernon Sidney, 405 View of Stanton Harcourt, Oxford. Goblet from the Boar's - Head

Portrait of Lady Rachel Russell, 407 shire, Tavern, 190 | Portrait of Thomas Fuller,

411 Autograph of Lord Bolingbroke, 616 Portrait of Ben Jonson,

191 View of Old St Bride's Church, 412 Bolingbroke's Monument in BatterAutograph of Ben Jonson, 191 Portrait of Izaak Walton, 415 sea Church,

647 View of Falcon Tavern, 193 View of Walton's House,

415 Portrait of Lady Mary Wortley Portrait of Fletcher, 203 Portrait of John Evelyn, 419 Montagu,

650 Portrait of Philip Massinger,

217 View of the House of Evelyn, 420 Portrait of the Earl of Shaftesbury, 655 Ilumination-Raleigh writing in Portrait of Sir Roger L'Estrange, 423 | View of Bentley's Seat, in Trinity Prison, 232 Portrait of Dr Isaac Barrow, 428 College Chapel,

660 Portrait of Sir Philip Sidney, 232 Portrait of Archbishop Tillotson, - 434 Portrait of Charles Leslic,

667

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CONTENTS OF FIRST VOLUME.

FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO 1400.

FROM 1400 TO 1558.

Page

POETS.

AxGLO-SAXON WRITERS,

1

INTRODUCTION OF NORMAN FRENCH,

3

Page

THE NORMAN POETS OF ENGLAND,

4 KING JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND,

36

COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT FORM OF ENGLISH, 4

James I., a Prisoner in Windsor, first sees Lady Jane

SPECIMENS OF ANGLO-SAXON AND ENGLISH PREVIOUS

Beaufort, who afterwards was his Queen,

37

To 1300,

5 John LYDGATE,

37

Extract from the Saxon Chronicle, 1154,

5

Description of a Sylvan Retreat,

Extract from the account of the Proceedings at Arthur's The London Lyckpenny,

Coronation, given by Layamon, in his translation of Robert HENRYSON,

38

Wace, executed about 1180,

Dinner given by the Town Mouse to the Country Mouse, 38

Extract from a Charter of Henry III., A. D. 1258, in the From the Moral,

39

common language of the time,

6 The Garment of Good Ladies,

39

THE RHYMING CHRONICLERS,

6 WILLIAM DUNBAR,

40

The Muster for the First Crusade,

6 The Merle and Nightingale,

The Siege of Antioch,

7 The Dance,

42

The Interview of Vortigern with Rowen, the beautiful Tidings fra the Session,

43

Daughter of Hengist,

8 Of Discretion in Giving and Taking,

43

Fabulous account of the first Highways in England, 8 Gavix DOUGLAS,

44

Praise of Good Women,

8 Apostrophe to Honour,

44

English METRICAL ROMANCES,

8 Morning in May,

44

Extract from the King of Tars,

9 JOHN SKELTON,

45

Extract from the Squire of Low Degree,

10 To Mistress Margaret Hussey,

45

IMMEDIATE PREDECESSORs or CHAUCER,

11 EARL OF SURREY,

46

What is in Heaven,

11 Prisoner in Windsor, he recounteth his Pleasure there

ROBERT LANGLAND,

11

46

passed,

Extracts from Pierce Plowman,

11

47

Description and Praise of his Love Geraldine,

GEOFFREY CHAUCER,

12 How no age is content with his own estate, and how the

Select Characters from the Canterbury Pilgrimage,

15 age of children is the happiest, if they had skill to un-

Description of a Poor Country Widow,

18 derstand it,

The Death of Arcite,

18 The Means to attain Happy Life,

47

Departure of Custance,

19 Sir THOMAS WYATT,

47

The Pardoner's Tale,

19 The Lover's lute cannot be blamed, though it sing of his

The Good Parson,

Lady's unkindness,

47

An Ironical Ballad on the Duplicity of Women,

92

The re-cured Lover exulteth in his Freedom, and voweth

Last Verses of Chaucer, written on his Deathbed,

to remain free until Death,

48

John Gower,

23 That Pleasure is mixed with every Pain,

Episode of Rosiphele,

24 The Courtier's Life,

The Envious Man and the Miser,

25 Of the Mean and Sure Estate, .

48

Joun BARBOUR,

25 THOMAS TUSSER,

48

A postrophe to Freedom,

26 Directions for Cultivating a Hop-Garden,

48

Death of Sir Henry De Bohun,

Housewifely Physic,

49

The Battle of Bannockburn,

26 Moral Reflections on the Wind,

49

ANDREW WYNTOUN,

SIR DAVID LYNDSAY,

49

St Serf's Ram,

A Carman's Account of a Law-suit,

50

Interview of St Serf with Sathanas,

28

50

Supplication in Contemption of Side Tails,

The Return of King David II. from Captivity,

The Building of the Tower of Babel, and Confusion of

Blind Harry,

Tongues,

50

Adventure of Wallace while fishing in Irvine Water, 29 MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE Second PERIOD,

51

Escape of Wallace from Perth,

30 A Praise of his (the Poet's) Lady,

51

The Death of Wallace,

31 Amantium Iræ Amoris Redintegratio est. By Richard

Edwards. 1523-1566,

51

PROSE WRITERS OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.

Characteristic of an Englishman. By Andrew Bourd 61

SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE,

The Nut Brown Maid,

52

A Mohamedan's Lecture on Christian Vices,

32

The Devil's Head in the Valley Perilous,

33

PROSE WRITERS.

GEOFFREY CHAUCER,

34 Sir John FORTESCUE,

On Riches,

34 English Courage,

JOHN WICKLIFFE,

35 What harm would come to England if the Commons

The Magnificat,

36 thereof were Poor,

48

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William CAXTON,

54 CHRISTOPHER MARLOW-JOSHUA SYLVESTER-RICHARD

Legend of St Francis,

55

BARNFIELD,

84

The Deposition of King Vortigern,

The Passionate Shepherd to his Love,

84

Jack Cade's Insurrection,

56 The Nymph's Reply to the Passionate Shepherd-Raleigh, 84

Scene in the Council-Room of the Protector Gloucester, The Soul's Errand,

85

Sir Thomas More,

Address to the Nightingale,

85

Letter to Lady More,

EDMUND SPENSER,

85

Character of Richard III.,

Una and the Redcross Knight,

89

The Utopian Idea of Pleasure,

Adventure of Una with the Lion,

89

Jonn FISCHER,

The Bower of Bliss,

90

Character and Habits of the Countess of Richmond,

The Squire and the Dove,

91

Sir Thomas Elyot,

64 Wedding of the Medway and the Thames,

Different kinds of Exercise,

64

The House of Sleep,

93

Hugh LATIMER,

64 Description of Belphæbe,

93

A Yeoman of Henry VII's time,

65 Fable of the Oak and the Briar,

94

Hasty Judgment,

From the Epithalamion,

95

Cause and Effect,

Robert SOUTHWELL,

96

The Shepherds of Bethlehem,

The Image of Death,

96

John Fox,

Times go by Turns,

96

The Invention of Printing,

67 Love's Servile Lot,

96

The Death of Queen Anne Boleyn,

Scorn not the Least,

97

A notable Ilistory of William Hunter, a young man of SAMUEL DANIEL,

97

19 years of age, pursued to death by Justice Brown for

From the Epistle to the Countess of Cumberland,

97

the Gospel's sake, worthy of all young men and parents Richard II., the Morning before his Murder in Pomfret

to be read,

Castle,

John LELAND,

Early Love,

98

GEORGE CAVENDISH,

70 Selections from Daniel's Sonnets,

98

King Henry's Visits to Wolsey's House,

70 MICHAEL DRAYTON,

98

LORD BERNERS,

71 Morning in Warwickshire-Description of a Stag-Hunt, 99

Battle of Cressy,

71 Part of the Twenty-Eighth Song of the Polyolbion, 100

JOHN BELLENDEN,

71 David and Goliah,

102

Part of the Story of Macbeth,

71 EDWARD FAIRFAX,

103

The New Maneris and the Auld, of Scottis,

72

Description of Armida and her Enchanted Girdle, 103

Extract from the ('omplaynt of Scotland,

72 Rinaldo at Mount Olivet and the Enchanted Wood, 103

BISHOP BALE,

73 Sir Jonn HARRINGTON,

104

Death of Lord Cobham,

73 of Treason,

104

WILLIAM TYNDALE,

73 Of Fortune,

1014

MILES COVERDALE,

Against Writers that carp at other Men's Books,

104

Passage from Tyndale's Version of the Bible,

74 Of a Precise Tailor,

104

Passage from Coverlale's Version,

74 Sir Henry Wotton,

Sir Joux CHEKE,

74 To his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia,

104

Remonstrance with Levellers,

A Farewell to the Vanities of the World,

103

Thomas Wilson,

75 The Character of a Happy Life,

105

Simplicity of Style Recommended,

75 SHAKSPEARE,

105

Moral Aim of Poetry,

75 The Horse of Adonis,

106

Roger ASCHAM,

76 Venus's Prophecy after the Death of Adonis,

106

Study should be relieved by Amusement,

76 Selections from Shakspeare's Sonnets,

106

The Blowing of the Wind,

77 Selections from Shakspeare's Songs,

107

Occupations should be chosen suitable to the Natural Sir John Davies,

108

Faculties,

77 The Dancing of the Air,

108

Detached Observations from the Schoolmaster,

78 Reasons for the Soul's Immortality,

109

Qualifications of a Historian,

79 The Dignity of Man,

109

John DONNE,

109

Address to Bishop Valentine, on the Day of the Marriage

Third Period.

of the Elector Palatine to the Princess Elizabeth, 110

Valediction-Forbidding Mourning,

110

The Will,

111

THE REIGNS OF ELIZABETH, JAMES I., AND

A Character from Donne's Satires,

CHARLES I. [1558 To 1649.]

Joseph HALL,

112

Selections from Hall's Satires,

112

POETS.

BEN JONSON,

112

Thomas SACKVILLE,

80 To Celia,

113

Allegorical Characters from the Mirrour for Magistrates, 80 The Sweet Neglect,

113

Henry Duke of Buckingham in the Infernal Regions,

Hymn to Diana,

113

John HARRINGTON,

To Night,

113

Sonnet made on Isabella Markham,

82 Song-Oh do not wanton with those eyes),

113

Sir Philip SIDNEY,

82

To Celia,

113

Sonnets of Sir Philip Sidney,

82 Her Triumph,

113

Sie WALTER RALEIGH-TIMOTHY KENDALNICHOLAS Good Life, Long Life,

114

BRETON-II ENRY COXSTABLE,

Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke,

114

The Country's Recreations-Raleigh,

83 Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.,

114

Farewell to Town-Breton,

83 On my First Daughter,

114

Sonnet-Constable,

84 To Penshurst,

114

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To the Memory of my Beloved Master, William Shak-

The Votaress of Diana,

speare, and what he hath left us,

115

WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT,

On the Portrait of Shakspeare,

115 To a Lady Veiled,

RICHARD CORBET,

116 A Valediction,

To Vincent Corbet, his Son,

116

To Chloe,

Journey to France,

116

The Dream,

Farewell to the Fairies,

117 Love inconcealable,

Sir John BEAUMONT-Dr IIENRY KING,

117

To Cupid,

On my dear Son, Gervase Beaumont,

118 ROBERT HERRICK,

Song-(Dry those fair, those crystal eyes),

118 To Blossoms,

Sic Vita,

118 To Daffodils,

The Dirge,

118 The Kiss-a Dialogue,

FRANCIS BEAUMONT,

118 To the Virgins, to make much of their Time,

Letter to Ben Jonson,

119 Twelfth Night, or King and Queen,

On the Tombs in Westminster,

119 The Country Life,

An Epitaph,

119 Julia,

THOMAS CAREW,

120 Upon Julia's Recovery,

Song-(Ask me no more where Jove bestows),

5.20 The Bag of the Bee,

The Compliment,

120

Upon a Child that Died,

Song—(Would you know what's soft ?)

120

Epitaph upon a Child,

A Pastoral Dialogue,

121

A Thanksgiving for his House,

Song-(Give me more love, or more disdain),

121

To Primroses, filled with Morning Dew,

Persuasions to Love,

121

Delight in Disorder,

Disdain Returned,

121

To find God,

Approach of Spring,

121

Cherry Ripe,

PHINEAS AND GILES FLETCHER,

122

To Corinna, to go a Maying,

Happiness of the Shepherd's Life,

122 RICHARD LOVELACE,

Decay of Human Greatness,

123

Song-(Why should you swear I am forsworn ?)

Description of Parthenia, or Chastity,

123

The Rose,

The Rainbow,

123

Song-(Amarantha, sweet and fair),

The Sorceress of Vain Delight,

124

To Lucasta, on going to the Wars,

GEORGE WITHER,

123

To Althea, from Prison,

The Companionship of the Muse,

125 Tuomas RANDOLPR,

Sonnet upon a Stolen Kiss,

126

To my Picture,

The Steadfast Shepherd,

126

To a Lady admiring herself in a Looking-Glass,

Madrigal-(Amaryllis I did woo),

127 SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT,

Christmas,

127 To the Queen,

WILLIAM BROWNE,

128

Song-(The lark now leaves his watery nest),

A Descriptive Sketch,

123

Description of the Virgin Birtha,

Evening,

128 JOHN CLEVELAND,

Night,

129

On Phillis, Walking before Sunrise,

Pastoral Employments,

129 JAMES SHIRLEY,

The Syren's Song,

129

Death's Final Conquest,

FRANCIS QUARLES,

129

Upon his Mistress Sad,

Stanzas,

129 Echo and Narcissus,

The Shortness of Life,

120

RICHARD CRASHAW,

Mors Tua,

130 Music's Duel,

The Vanity of the World,

130

Temperance, or the Cheap Physician,

Delight in God only,

130

Hymn to the Name of Jesus,

Decay of Life,

130

Sir RICHARD FANSHAWE,

To Chastity,

131

A Rose,

GEORGE HERBERT,

131

A Rich Tool,

Virtue,

132

Song-The Saint's Encouragement,

Religion,

132

Song--The Royalist,

Stanzas,

132 LADY ELIZABETH CAREW,

Matin Hymn,

132

Revenge of Injuries,

Sunday,

132

Mortification,

133

SCOTTISH POETS.

William HABINGTON,

133

ALEXANDER Scot,

Epistle to a friend,

Rondel of Love,

Description of Castara,

134 To his Ileart,

Sir John SUCKLING,

134 Sir RICHARD MAITLAND,

Song-- "Tis now, since I sat down before),

135

Satire on the Town Ladies,

A Ballad upon a Wedding,

135 ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY,

Constancy,

136 ALEXANDER HUME,

Song--(I prithee send me back my heart),

136 KING JAMES VI.,

Song-(Why so pale and wan, fond lover?)

136 Ane Schort Poeme of Tyme,

The Careless Lover,

136 EARL OF ANCRUN-Earl of STIRLINO,

Song-(Hast thou seen the down in the air?)

136 Sonnet in Praise of a Solitary Life,

Detraction Execrated,

136 WILLIAM DRUMMOND,

Joux CHALKHILL,

1:37 The River of Forth Feasting,

The Witch's Cave,

137 Epitaph on Prince Henry,

The Priestess of Diana,

138 To his Lute,

208

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The Praise of a Solitary Life,

160 Generosity of Cæsar,

204

To a Nightingale,

160 Grief of Aspatia for the Marriage of Amintor and

Sonnets,

160 Evadne,

205

Sir ROBERT Ayron,

161 Palamon and Arcite, Captives in Greece,

206

On Woman's Inconstancy,

161 Disinterestedness of Biancha,

207

I do confess thou'rt Smooth and Fair,

161 Pastoral Love,

GEORGE BUCHANAN-DR ARTHUR JOHNSTON,

161 Melancholy,

209

The 137th Psalm,

162 Song-(Look out, bright eyes, and bless the air),

209

The First of May,

162 The Power of Love,

209

On Neæra,

162 To Sleep,

Song to Pan, at the conclusion of the Faithful Shep-

DRAMATISTS.

herdess,

210

JOHN HEYWOOD,

163 GEORGE CHAPMAN,

210

Nicolas UDALL,

THOMAS DEKKER,

211

JOHN STILL,

164 John WEBSTER,

211

THOMAS SACKVILLE,

164

Scene from the Duchess of Malfy,

212

RICHARD EDWARDS,

164

Death of the Duchess,

212

GEORGE WHETSTONE,

164 Thomas MIDDLETON,

213

John Lyly,

166

214

Happiness of Married Life,

Cupid and Campaspe,

166

Song-(Come away, come away),

214

Bong-(What bird so sings, yet so does wail?)

166 Joax MARSTON,

215

GEORGE PEELE,

166 ROBERT TAYLOR - WILLIAM ROWLEY-CYRIL Tour-

Prologue to King David and Fair Bethsabe,

NEUR,

215

THOMAS KYD,

167 Scene from the Witch of Edmonton,

215

THOMAS Nası,

168 A Drowned Soldier,

216

ROBERT GREENE,

168

GEORGE COOKE-THOMAS NABBESNATHANIEL FIELD-

Content-A Sonnet,

169

JOHN DAY-HENRY GLAPTHORNE-THOMAS RAN-

Sephestia's Song to her Child,

169

DOLPI-RICHARD BRONE,

216

The Shepherd and his Wife,

169 Philip MASSINGER,

216

THOMAS LODGE,

170

A Midnight Scene,

217

Beauty,

171 Pride of Sir Giles Overreach in his Daughter,

217

Rosalind's Madrigal,

171

Compassion for Misfortune,

218

171

Unequal Love,

218

CarisTOPHER MARLOW,

171

John FORD,

219

Scenes from Marlow's Faustus,

172

A Dying Bequest,

220

Passages from the Jew of Malta,

173 Contention of a Bird and a Musician,

220

Scene From Marlow's Edward II.,

174 Thomas HeYWOOD,

221

ANTHONY MUNDAY-HENRY CAETTLE,

174

Song-(Pack clouds away, and welcome day),

221

Scene from Arden of Feversham,

175

222

Shepherd's Song,

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

176

222

Shipwreck by Drink,

Murder of King Duncan,

181 JAMES SHIRLEY,

222

Love Scene by Night in a Garden,

182

The Prodigal Lady,

223

Description of a Moonlight Night, with Fine Music, 184 Scene from the Ball,

224

Ghost Scene in Hamlet,

184

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE THIRD PERIOD,

225

Mark Antony over Cæsar's Body,

185

Convivial Song, by Bishop Still,

225

Othello's Relation of his Courtship to the Senate, 186

My Mind to me a Kingdom is,

225

Queen Mab,

186

Song-(What pleasure have great princes),

225

End of all Earthly Glories,

186 Meditation when we go to Bed,

Life and Death Weighed,

187

Meditation,

226

Fear of Death,

187

Tale of Argentile and Curan,

226

Description of Ophelia's Drowning,

187

Sonnet,

228

Perseverance,

187 The Woodman's Walk, .

228

The Deceit of Ornament or Appearances,

187

There is a Garden in her Face,

228

Mercy,

188

Robin Goodfellow,

229

Solitude preferred to a Court Life, and the Advantages

The Old and Young Courtier,

229

of Adversity,

188

Time's Alteration,

230

The World compared to a Stage,

188

Loyalty Confined,

231

Description of Night in a Camp,

188

The Blessings of a Shepherd's Life,

189

PROSE WRITERS.

The Vicissitudes of Life,

189 SIR PHILIP SIDNEY,

Falstaff's Cowardice and Boasting,

189

A Tempest,

Falstaff arrested by his Hostess Dame Quickly,

190

Description of Arcadia,

BEN JONSON,

191

A Stag Hunt,

233

The Fall of Catiline,

193 Praise of Poetry,

234

Accusation and Death of Silius in the Senate-House, 194 LORD BURLEIGH,

234

Love,

195

Choice of a Wife,

234

A Simpleton and a Braggadocio,

196 Domestic Economy,

234

Bobadil's Plan for Saving the Expense of an Army, 197 Education of Children,

235

Advice to a Reckless Youth,

197

Suretyship and Borrowing,

235

The Alchemist,

197 RICHARD HOOKER,

235

The Court MASQUES OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, 198 Scripture and the Law of Nature,

236

The Golden Age Restored,

201

Zeal and Fear in Religion,

237

FRANCIS BEAUMONT--Joux FLETCHER,

203 Defence of Reason,

237

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