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SCOTTISH POETS.

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James I. of Scotland (1394-1437)...... 76 Epigram of a New-married Student,

James I., a Prisoner in Windsor,

note....

119

first sees Lady Jane Beaufort,

Sheep-inasters Decayers of Hus-

who afterwards was his Queen... 77

bandry

121

Extract from “ Christ's Kirk of the

The Utopian Idea of Pleasure. 122

Green"

80

Character of Richard III.

123

Blind Harry (died after 1492).

80

Letter to Lady More..

.123

Storming of Dunnottar Castle.

80

Act of Parliament, 1533.

12

Adventure of Wallace while fishing

Bishop John Fisher (1459-1535). .124

in Irvine Water...

82

Habits of a Pious Lady of Rank ....125

The Ghost of Fawdoun..

83

Sir Thom Elyot (circa 1495—1546)...125

Holland-Robert Henryson (died about

Bishop Latimer (circa 1485—1555)

1490).

84

Account of his Parentage.

.127

Extract from “Robin and Makyne.” 85

Germany made a Mingle-mangle of

Extract from “ The Town and Coun-

their Religion....

.127

try Mouse."

86

Bishop Latimer gives place to Robin

A Summer Morning.

Hood's men...

87

127

William Dunbar (circa 1460–1520).... 87

Goodwin Sands and Tenderden Stec-

The Merle and Nightingale... 91

ple

128

The Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins, 93

The Devil the most Diligent Preach-

Tidings fra the Session

95

er....

128

Gavin (or Gawain) Douglas (circa 1474

John Leland (circa 1506—1552), and
--15:22)

George Cavendish (circa 1500-

Apostrophe to Honour.

97

1562).

129

Description of Morning in May. 97

King Henry's Visits to Wolsey's

House..

Sir David Lyndsay (circa 1490—1555).. 98

130

Extract from “The Complaynt.”. .100

The Death of Wolsey,

Satire on the Syde Tails.

. 100

Lord Berners (circa 1474–1532)

Abuses of the Clergy.

Battle of Cressy..

.101

...132

Edward IV. and the Countess of Salis-

Speech of the Pardoner..

.102

The Law's Delay.

. 103

bury....

. 133

Walter Kennedy, The Maitland and

Bishop Bale (1495—1563).

Death of Lord Cobham.

Bannatyne MSS, &c..

. 103

.134

William Tyndale (circa 1477-1536) ....134

BALLAD POETRY.

The Magnificat and Lord's Prayer... 135

The Deaths of Douglas and Percy.

104

Part of St. Matthew's Gospel.. .136

Sir Patrick Spens..

..106 Miles Coverdale (1485-1565).

.135

The Nut-brown Maid.

107 Passage from Book of Genesis. .137

The Gaberlunzie Man.

108 Translations of the Bible.

.137

Sir John Cheke (1514–1557).

. 137

PROSE LITERATURE.

Remonstrance with Levellers. .135

Sir John Fortescue (1395—1485)........110 Sir Thomas Wilson (circa 1520-1581). 138

English Courage..

110 Simplicity of Style Recommended...139

What Harm would come to England Roger Ascham (1515--1568).

. 139

if the Commons were Poor?....111 Interview with Lady Jane Grey. ..140

Bishop Pecock (circa 1390–1460) ..111 Study should be relieved by Amuse-

Sir Thomas Malory (“ Acts of King

ment ...

141

Arthur, 1469.")..

112

Occupations should be chosen suita-

The Death of Sir Lancelot..

112

able to the Natural Faculties.. 141

William Caxton (circa 1412–1491) 113 John Bellenden (circa 1495-1550) .143

Account of Virgil.....

113

Part of the Story of Macbeth.. ..143

Legend of St. Francis..

114

The Complayıt of Scotland.. .144

English Chroniclers — Robert Fabian

(circa 1450---1512), and Edward

THIRD PERIOD.

Hall (circa 1499--1547)

114

Jack Cade's Insurrection..

115 1558–1625 : THE REIGNS OF ELIZA.

Scene in the Council-room of the Pro-

BETH AND JAMES I.

tector Gloucester.

117 Thomas Sackville, Lord Buckhurst

Sir Thomas More (1450–1535).

118

(1527-608)...

147

Specimen of More's Juvenile Poetry, Characters from the “Mirror for Ma-

note....

110

gistrates."

..147

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Duke of Buckingham in the Infernal “My mind to me a kingdom is " 199

Regions....

151 Thomas Storer (died in 1604).

.200

John Harrington (1534–1582)... .151 Extracts froin poein on Wolsey 200

Sonnet on Isabella Markham. ..151 John Donne (1573-1631).

.201

Arthur Brooke (died about 1563).

..152

Address to Bishop Valentine. .202

Friar Lawrence...

.152 Valediction-Forbidding Mourning..202

Love of Romeus and Juliet..

152 The Will..

203

The Nurse to Romeus.

..153 Character of a Bore.

.204

George Gascoigne (circa 1535–1577) .... 153 "Bishop Hall (1574–1636)

.206

The Country Gentlemen and Squires. 154 Selections from Satires.

206

Satire on the Court Ladies.... .154 John Marston (died about 1631), Thomas

The Arraignment of a Lover.. ..155

Churchyard (1520--1604), George

Sir Philip Sidney (1554—1586). ..156

Tuberville (circa 1530 - 1591),

Four Sonnets..

..16

Thomas Watson (circa 1537-

Edmund Spenser (circa 1553–1599) ....157 ,159:2), and Henry Constable (circa

Una and the Red-cross Knight.......164 1560-1612).

207

Adventure of Una with the Lion.... 166 Sonnets by Thomas Watson.

208

The Bower of Bliss.

167 Nicholas Breton (1558–16:24).

The House of Sleep..

169 A Pastoral.

..209

Description of Belphebe.

. 170 From “Farewell to Town”,

.209

Fable of the Oak and the Brier. .171 Thomas Lodge (circa 1556-1625), and

Extract from the “ Epithalamium ”..173 Richard Barnfield (died after 1598)210

Robert Southwell (1560—1595).

176

Beauty-Rosalind's Madrigal....

........211

The Image of Death..

176

Love-Two Short Poems.

.212

The Burning Babe...

..177 Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593), and

Times go by Turus.

.177

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618)..212

William Warner (1558—1609). ..178 The Passionate Shepherd to his Love..213

The Life of a Shepherd..

..178 The Nymph's Reply..

..213

Saipuel Daniel (1562-1619).

.178 Raleigh's Verses" before his Execu-

Epistle to the Countess of Cumber-

tion....

.218

land

.179 Passions are likened best to Floods

Richard II. the Morning before his

and Streams.

218

Murder.

...150 Two Somets by Raleigh.

.219

Early Love.

181

The Pilgrimage.

220

Sonnets

.181 On Sir Philip Sidney.

.221

Ulysses and the Syren.

182

The Lie...

.221

Michael Drayton (circa 1563—1631) ....152 Joshua Sylvester (1563—1618).

Description of a Stag-hunt.. ..183 Satan's Temptation of Eve.
Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood...185 Morning — The Sur - Plurality of
The Queen of the Fairies visiting

Vorlds.

223

Pigwiggen...

.187 Ben Jonson (1573---1637).

.224

Edward Fairfax (died after 1631).

..187

To Celia.--From “The Forest" .224

Armida and her Enchanted Girdle...188 The Sweet Neglect.-From “The Si-

Rinaldo at Mount Olivet.

..18

Jent Woman"

.224

Sir Johil Harrington (circa 1561–1612) 190 Ilymn to Diana.-From “Cynthia's

Epigrams: Of Treason, Of Fortune,

Revels"

225

&c..

To Night.--From "The Vision of De-

William Shakspeare (1564-1616). .....191

light"

.225

Sonnet, "That time of Year", ...192 Song.--From "The Forest”

.225

The Liorse of Adonis.

... 193 Good Life, Long Life..

125

Venus's Prophecy aster the Death of Epitaphs

225

Adonis

. 193 To Penshurst.

226

Selections from Sonnets.

.194 To the Memory of Shakspeare

.227

Selections from Songs.

On the Portrait of Shakspeare 228

Sir John Davies (1570-1626). ...196 Sir John Beaumont (1582-1628) .229

The Daning of the Air.

..197 Richard III.'s Address to his Troops

Reasons for the Soul's Immortality..198 at Bosworth..

229

Edward Vere, Earl of Oxford (circa Francis Beaumont (1086--1016).

230

1549--1604)

199 From "Letter to Ben Jonson"

230

Fancy and Desire.

.199 On the Tombs in Westminster. 231

Sir Edward Dyer (circa 1540--1607) ....199 An Epitaph

232

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Sir IIenry Wotton (1568–1639).

Apostrophe to England..

.267

The Character of a Happy Life. 233 Prologue to King David and Fair

To his Mistress the Queen of Bohe-

Bethsabe..

.268

mia

233 Parable of Nathan and David.

2 9

Lord Brooke (1554--1628).

Song, “ Cupid's Curse”.

.271

The Prehistoric Age.

234 Thomas Kyd (temp. Elizabeth) .271

Phineas Fletcher (1584–1650), and Giles Scenes from “ Hieronimo",

Fletcher (circa 1558-1623) .234 Thomas Nash (circa 1561-1600). 274

Decay of Human Greatness

.236 Short Extracts from Plays.

Description of Parthenia.

237 Robert Greene (circa 1560---1592)

276

The Sorceress of Vain Delight. .239 Extract from “ Pandosto",

.277

William Browne (1590-1645)

.240 Extract from “ Orlando"

278

A Descriptive Sketch..

242 Content, a Sonnet..

280

Evening--Night

.243 Sephestia's Song to her Child. 280

The Syrens' Song..

.243 The Shepherd and his Wife.

281

Description of Psyche...

.243 Thomas Lodge (circa 1555-1625)

Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593).

SCOTTISH POETS.

Scenes from “Faustus".

83

Alexander Scott (To the Queen, 1562). .244 Passages from the “ Jew of Malta"..286

Rondel of Love

.245 Scene from "Edward Il'.

.89

To his Heart

..245

Description of Tamburlaine.

.290

Sir Richard Maitland (1496–1586).

...245 The Nobles remonstrate with Edward

Satire on the Town Ladies..

245

II.

.291

Alexander Montgomery (died about Anthony Munday (1554 – 1633), and

1607)

246 Henry Chettle (died after 1003)...292

Extract from “The Cherry and the Sport in Sherwood..

.293

Slae"

.246 Anonymous Dramas.

..294

Alexander Hume (circa 1560—1609) :247 Scenes from “ Arden of Feversham” 294

Extracts from the “ Day Estival”. ..247 Picture of a Gambler.

..296

King James VI. (1566--1625)...

218 William Shakspeare (1564–1616).......297

Ane Schort Poeme on Tyme.. .248 Garden Scene in Romeo and Juliet...308

The Earl of Ancrum (1573-1654), and Moonlight with fine Music.. ..310

the Earl of Stirling (1580-1640). .249 Ghost-scene in Hamlet.

..311

Sonnet in Praise of a Solitary Life...249 liamlet's Soliloquy on Death. ..312

Sonnet to Aurora...

.250 Mark Antony over Cæsar's Body :...313

William Drummond (1545-1649) .250

Bolingbroke's Entry into London....315

The River of Forth Feasting. 252 Fear of Death...

..316

Epitaph on Prince Henry...

253

Perseverance..

.316

Five Sonnets..

.253 Mercy.

.317

Sir Robert Ayton (1570--1638)

.255 The Forest of Arden.

.317

On Woman's Inconstancy

.255 The World compared to a Stage. ..318

The Forsaken Mistress.

255 Oberon's Vision..

.319

George Buchanan (1506-1582), and Dr. Ben Jonson (1573–1637).

.319

Arthur Johnston (1587-1641).... 256 The Fall of Catiline,

.324

Love.-From "The New Inn

.325

DRAMATISTS.

A Simpleton and a Braggado io. .326

John Heywood (died in 1565), and Bish- Bobadil's Flan for Saving the Ex-

op Bale (1195—1563). .

258

pense oi an Army.

.328

Nicholas Udall (1501–1556), and John Advice to a Reckless Youth.

Still (1543-1607)

2.59 The Alchemist

3.9

Extract from “Roister Doister" ...260 Court Masks of the Seventeenth Cen-
Jolly Good Ale and old.

260
tury...

331

Tbomay Norton (1532—1584).

.261 Extracts--Venus and the Graces, &c. 331

Extracts from "Gorboduc'. .261 Francis Beaumont (1586–1616), and

Richardi Edwards (circa 1523--1566),

John Fletcher (1576--1625). .337

George Whetstone (tamp. Eliza- Extracts from “ Philaster''.
beth), &c.

Generosity of Caesar

541

John Lyly (circa 1553---1601)

.261 Grief of Aspatia....

Cupid and Campaspe.

.266

Palaumon and Arcite..

.314

Two Songs.

..266 Pastoral Love...

.346

George Peele (circa 1558-1598) 266

Perigot and Amoret

.348

..261

313

..350

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..363

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Melarcholy.-From "Nice Valour" ....49 Thomas Heywood (died after 1640)....380

Song -From "The False One”......349 Description of Psyche...

361

The Power of Love.-From " Valen- Song-Shepherd's Song.

.381

tinian!

.349 James Shirley (1694-1666)..

.382

To Sleep-Song to Pan-Song from Fernando's Description of his Mis-

6. Rollo

tress..

383

George Chapman (1557–1634)

.350 Passage in "Grateful Servant”. .383

Extracts from “ Bussy d'Ambois

The Prodigal Lady...

384

Thomas Dekker (died about 1641). ..352 Scene from * The Ball.”..

386

Short Extracts...

..353 Death's Final Conquest....

389

Picture of Court-life.

..354

John Webster (early half of 17th cen-

MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.

tury)

355

Funeral Dirge for Marcello. .355 Verses by Queen Elizabeth

388

Scene from the “ Duchess of Malfi”.356 The Old and Young Courtier..

Death of the Duchess, and Dirge ....357 Time's Alteration

390

Thomas Middleton (died in 1627). ..359 There is a Garden in Her Face.

.391

Happiness of Married Life. ... 360

Witches Going about the Caldron....360

PROSE LITERATURE.

Flight of the Witches, and Song.....361

John Marston (died in 1634).

..362 John Fox (1517-1587)..

392

The Scholar and his Dog

The Death of Queen Anne Boleyn...393

Prologue from “ Antonio and Mel- A Notable History of William Hun-
lida'

.363
ter.

39.4

Short Extracts : Day Breaking-One Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586)

395

who died Slandered - Wherein A Tempest.

.398

Fools are Happy

....365 Description of Arcadia.

.399

Robert Taylor-William Rowley-Cyril A Stag-hunt...

399

Tourneur (al temp. James I.)...365 Praise of Poetry

399

Scene from the Witch of Edmon- Lord Burleigh (1520–1598).

.400

.366 Choice of a Wife.

.400

A Drowned Soldier.

.367 Domestic Economy.

.400

Extracts from “Return from Par- Earl of Essex (1567--1601).

401

nassus.''

367 On the History of Rome.

401

George Cooke--Thomas Nabbes-N. A Passion of my Lord of Essex.... .402

Field-John Day-H. Glapthorne Queen Elizabeth (1533—1603).. ..402

-T. Randolph-R. Brome (all Extracts from her Correspondence...402

17th century).

.368 John Lyly (circa 1553–1601)

.403

Philip Massinger (circa 1584--1639). ....369 How the Life of

a Young Man

Midnight Scene.

.370

should be Led..

.403

Pride of Sir Giles Overreach in his A Father's Grief for the Death of his

Daughter..

371

Daughter..

404

Compass for Misfortune.

.372 Continue not in Anger..

.405

Unequal Love..

.374 Stephen Gosson (1555-1624) ...405

John Ford (1586–1639)

.375 Extracts from “ School of Abuse'')..405

A Dying Bequest.

.375 George Puttenham (circa 1530—1590) ..406

Contention of a Bird and Musician..378 Of Language...

.400

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