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Beginning of English thought-Feudal system - Changed condi
tion of the peasants - Discontent with the church Peasants'
Revolt "Sir John Mandeville ". Langland; Piers Plow-
man — Wyclif; his translation of the Bible; persecution-
Chaucer; plan of Boccaccio and of Chaucer; pilgrimages; Can-
terbury Tales; Chaucer's style; his characters; his love of na-
ture; his death; his influence on the language

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The imitators of Chaucer; James I; The King's Quair-Sir
Thomas Malory; Morte d'Arthur - Lack of good literature
Gain of the "common folk Ballads; marks of a ballad; com-
position of the ballads - Mystery plays; cycles; seeming irrev-
erence; comical scenes; tenderness; Moralities; Everyman –
Introduction of printing; effect on price of books; effect on
England Foreign discoveries - Progress of the people

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Masques Interludes; The Foure P's; John Hey-
wood The first English comedy - The first English tragedy;
difference between them in form - Increasing strength of Eng-
land — Literary boldness - Early Elizabethan drama Need of
form - John Lyly; Euphues; advantages of euphuism — Pas-
torals - Edmund Spenser; Shepherd's Calendar; Spenser goes
to Ireland The pastoral fashion - Sir Philip Sidney; Arcadia
-The miscellanies Later Elizabethan drama; songs in the
dramas; need of a standard verse Christopher Marlowe; Tam-
burlaine; triumph of blank verse - Events from 1580 to 1590
The Faerie Queene — Decade of the sonnet; Astrophel and Stella
Richard Hooker; Ecclesiastical Polity - William Shake-
speare; in Stratford; in London; his plays and poems before
1600.

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CHAPTER VI

Century XVII

PURITANS AND ROYALISTS

Shakespeare's later plays; sonnets; his genius; Shakespeare as a
man Sir Walter Raleigh; his History of the World - Francis
Bacon; Essays; public life; philosophy-King James version
of the Bible — Ben Jonson; Every Man in His Humour; the
unities; Shakespeare and Ben Jonson; Jonson's excellence; his
masques; Oberon; The Sad Shepherd; the Tribe of Ben-
Beaumont and Fletcher - The First Folio - Closing of the thea-
tres - Decadence of the drama; causes thereof - Literature of
the conflict-John Donne; conceits - John Milton; shorter
poems; pamphlets; marriage; Milton as Latin secretary; De-
fence of the English People; sonnets - George Herbert; The
Temple-Richard Crashaw; Steps to the Altar - Henry
Vaughan; Silex Scintillans; love of nature - Thomas Fuller;
Holy and Profane State; The Worthies of England - Jeremy
Taylor; Holy Living and Holy Dying - Richard Baxter; The
Saints' Everlasting Rest· "Cavalier Poets - Thomas Carew
- Sir John Suckling- Richard Lovelace - Robert Herrick;
Hesperides; Noble Numbers — Izaak Walton; The Compleat
Angler-The Restoration - Samuel Butler; Hudibras - Mil-

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ton's later work; Paradise Lost; Paradise Regained; Samson

Agonistes-John Bunyan; persecution; The Pilgrim's Progress
- John Dryden; the drama of the Restoration; Dryden's plays;

his satire; theological writings; translations; odes

literature of the seventeenth century

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Coffee drinking - Alexander Pope; Essay on Criticism; The Rape

of the Lock; translations; life; The Dunciad; Essay on Man

- Joseph Addison and Richard Steele; The Tatler; The Spec-

tator; Sir Roger de Coverley; Cato; Addison's hymns - Jona-

than Swift; The Tale of a Tub; The Battle of the Books; A Mod-

est Proposal; Gulliver's Travels; Swift's character - Daniel De-

foe; The Shortest Way with Dissenters; result; Essay on Pro-

jects; Robinson Crusoe; Journal of the Plague Year-
The Age

of Queen Anne - The novel - Samuel Richardson; Pamela –

Henry Fielding; Joseph Andrews - Clarissa Harlowe - Tom

Jones-Tobias Smollett; Roderick Random-Laurence Sterne;

Tristram Shandy; The Sentimental Journey — Samuel John-

son; the Dictionary; patronage; The Rambler; Rasselas; John-

son's pension; James Boswell; Johnson's conversation; his

Shakespeare; Journey to the Hebrides; Lives of the Poets-

Oliver Goldsmith; earlier works; The Vicar of Wakefield; The

Traveller; The Good-Natured Man; The Deserted Village; She

Stoops to Conquer― Edmund Burke; On the Sublime and Beau-

tiful; On Conciliation with America; On the French Revolution

William Robertson; his work - David Hume; History of

England - Edward Gibbon; Decline and Fall of the Roman

Empire - New qualities in literature Thomas Gray; "Gray's

Elegy"- Percy's Reliques - William Cowper; his hymns; John

Gilpin; The Task — Robert Burns; early work and models;

first volume; visit to Edinburgh; disappointment; songs; Tam

O'Shanter; The Cotter's Saturday Night .

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