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« Troilus and Creseida." Or the “ Romaunt made? When did Wiclif die? What Cote of the Rose” of “ The House of Fame.” vocation twenty-four years after! What did Of “The Flower and the Leat." Who has it decree? When was the Latin Vulgate first imitateu Chaucer's " House of Fame," and in printed? When the Hebrew! When the what? Repeat the lines from Pope, (note.) Greek? What did the Monks say of them? What books referred to? (note, p. 33.) What did one of the priests declare? Date
of Tyndale's birth and death? In whose JOIN GOWER, (p. 34.)
reigns did he flourish! Where pas he eduIn whose reigns did he flourish? With cated? What is said of his scholarship! whom contemporary? When die? In what What did a priest once say to him? What does he resemble Chaucer? In what differ was Tyndale's noble reply? Where did Tynfrom hinn? What is his chief work? What dale go in 1523? For what purpose ? When is its subject? Give an account of the story did he finish his translation or the Testaof Florent.
ment? What was the result? How was his
retreat at Antwerp discovered ? What was JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND, (p. 38.) done to him? What efforts made to release Who was he? When born? Hlow, and by him? With what success? How vas he emwhom was he imprisoned? For what are we ployed in prison? What was finally done to indebted to his imprisonment? What is his him? Give an account of his martyrdom chief poetical work? His merits as a king? and last prayer. Repeat the lines on his How dic, and when! What is said of him death. How was his prayer answered ? as a poet?
What is said of his translation 1
SIR THOMAS WYATT, (p. 55.) In whose reigns did he flourish? Why Date of birth and death? With whose will his name ever be cherished? Repeat name is his generally associated? For what the verses in his praise. Give the outline of was he early distinguished? What were his his life. What is said of the history of print- accomplishments? What were some of the ing? (note.) What two cities claim the honor traits of his character? On what minion of the discovery? Who discovered the prin. was he sent? What was the cause of his ciple of the art? Who invented movable death? What qualities did he unite in his types? Who first founded types? State the character? For what was he most distin conclusion, (note.) What was the first book guished? How did he ennoble learning and ever printed in the English language, where, poetry? What of his prose writinga? and when? What was the first book printed in England, and when? What is said of
EARL OF SURREY, (p. 60.) Caxton's character? How many works did Date of birth and death? In whose reigns he print? What works referred to? did Surrey and Wyatt flourish? When did WILLIAM DUNBAR, (p. 44.)
he enter upon public life? What honor was
conferred on him in 15427 What did he do Date of birth and death? What does Ellis 1511? What effect had his popularity on kay of him? What are his chief poems? Henry VIII.? Who was his chief malicious What is the story of the “ Thistle and the enemy? What was done to Surrey? or Rose?” Give an account of “The Dance." what was he accused? Who was the chief SIR THOMAS MORE, (p. 47.)
witness against him? What was the charge!
What was the result? When was he judi Repeat Thomson's lines. In whose reign cially murdered? What is said of his cha did he flourish? What is said of him? What racter? What is said of his endowments ? remark was made of him when a boy? To What of his moral virtues? What of his rewhat offices was he appointed? Why did he gard for religion? Repeat the lines on “The incur the displeasure of Henry VIII.? How Happy Life." did he die ? What does Hume, the historian, say of his death? What is said of More's
HUGH LATIMER, (p. 65.) genius and character? Rolate the interview Date of birth and death? Where educated! between him and Erasmus, What couplet By whose means converted? What is said is attributed to him? What great incon- of him during the reign of Edwari VI.? In sistencies did he display? What is his most the reign of Mary? What did he refuse to celebrated work? Why so called? (note.) do? What was the result? Give an ao What is its character? What are some of count of his and Riley's martyrdom. What the excellent principles in it? Describe the did Latimer say to Ridley? What is said of island. What of their traules, &c.? of tra- his sufferings?' What of Ridley's? velling? Of ale-houses? Of their notions of wealth? Of hunting? Of laws and law
SIR JOHN CHEKE, (p. 68.) yers? Of war? General remarks on the Utopia? What other works of More are Date of birth and death? What professormentioned? What of Richard III. and the ship did he early fill? To whom as he princes? How often was he married? What tutor? Milton's lines? (note.) What was of bis first wife? What of his second? What
the consequence of his Protestantisin? What broks recommended to be read ?
choice was offered to him? Which did he WILLIAM TYNDALE, (p. 53.)
take? What followed ? When did he die?
What is said of the period in which he Who gave us the first English Version of flourished? What did he introduce in She Bible? From what was the translation | Greek? How improve English? What is
said of his works? What is the title of the work of Sidney? What is said of it? What chief one extant?
does Hallam say? (note.) What Warton?
(note.) JOHN HEYWOOD, (p. 70.)
CIIRISTOPHER MARLOW, (p. 87.) What is said of the age of Queen Elizabeth? (note.) To what does the name of What commonly called ? With whom was John Heywood introduce us?
he contemporary ? Date of birth and death? divisions in the history of the Drama, and For what was he most known in his life? what are they? When were the Miracle For what now? Repeat it. What is a madPlays in vogue? Why called so? What rigal? (note.) were some of their subjects? By whom acted? What is said of them? What was
ROBERT SOUTHWELL, (p. 88.) the next division? What were “Moral Plays?” What is said of them? What Date of birth and death? Where eduscriptural character in them? What is said | cated? Where did he go, and to what order of the "Interludes ?” Why did the “Moral did he attach himself? Whence did he go, Plays” die away? What successful writer and in what capacity? What treatment did of them? Date of his birth and death? he meet with? For what was he tried ? What of his genius? What did he expose? What was the result? Was he probably What is the name of one of his best Inter-guilty? What is said of the whole transacludes? What is it, and who were the cha- tion? Did he do any thing more than he racters? How does the piece open? What had a right to do? What is said of putting does the Pardoner say? What ihe Palmer? down opinions by force? Repeat Bryant's How does the Pardoner reply? What says lines. What is said of Southwell's poetry? the Poticary? What the Pedler? What does Wbat is said of his prose? [Commit “Times the Pedler propose to end the dispute? Who go by turns," and “Scorn not the Least.”] begins? Who gains the victory? Repeat the lines. What exclamations follow?
EDMUND SPENSER, (p. 93.)
Date of birth and death? In whose reign JOHN STILL (p. 73.)
did he flourish? Repeat Thomson's lines. Who was John Still? What is the first What is said of his parentage ? What does comedy in our language? What is said of Gibbon say? How did he enter Cambridge? it? What the characters? Its plot? Give What is a " sizer," and why so called? What an account of it.
work did he first publish? What is it? In what capacity did he go to Ireland ? What
grant did he receive? Where did he go to ROGER ASCHAM, (p. 74.)
reside? Who visited him there? What did In whose reign did he flourish? Where he style him? What was ho persuaded to educated? What does Johnson say? (note.) do? What does Campbell say of Raleigh's To whom was he preceptor? What ofhce did visit to Spenser? What is Spenser's great he fill? When did he die? What are his work? Of how many books does it consist? two principal works? What is the Toxo- How many is it said he intended to write ? philus? Etymology? What is its design? Did he probably finish his design? What Who are the speakers? What influence had happened to him in Ireland ? Where did he his work upon the language? What motive die, and when? What is said of the influfor writing it suggested ? (note.) What was ence of his works? What of his minor his other work? What does Johnson say of poems? What have prevented the “Faerie it? What does Ascham say of the influence Qucene” from being generally real? What of foreign travel? What criticisms on his is said of the allegory? What does Spenser works? (note, p. 75.)
say is the "end of all the books"? Who is the hero? Who is intended by the “Faerie
Queene"? What does Prince Arthur reproSIR PHILIP SIDNEY, (p. 80.)
sent? The knight and virtue of the first What is said of his character? In whose book? of the second? Of the third? Of reign did he flourish? When did he enter the fourth? Of the fifth? Of the sixth ? Oxford ? When begin his travels ? What [Commit-at pleasure.] What does Sir James happened to him at Paris ? On what em- Mackintosh say of Spenser? What does Hazbas y sent? Whom did he marry? To what litt? What Campbell? What is his chief high post abroad was he elected? Who was prose work? Books and criticisms to be read ? opposed to his accepting of it, and why? What public service was he next engaged in ? Relate the particulars of his death.
RICIIARD IIOOKER, (p. 104.) What effect did it produce in England ?_On Date of birth and death? What is said of what does his literary reputation rest? How him? Where educated ? What profession may he be regarded as a prose writer? What did he select? Where did he prean h? What does Cowper say of himn? (note,) and what of his marriage? Did he love a city life? does he gay of * pocsy?" What is the Ar-What did he request? Where did he die ? cadia? Where is the scene of it laid? Who What is his great work called? What its are the heroes of the romance? What is design? To what does it owe its origin? their fortune? What is the other great | What is said of its learning? Of its style! What does Hallam say of it? What works and criticisms to be read? Best edition?
WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, (p. 127.) Repeat Gray's lines. What works referred
to! Best edition of his works? What does ENGLISH MINSTRELSY, (p. 109.)
Croft say of him ? (note.) What does Drake What is said of the minstrels? Where say of his removal to London? In whose kere their talents put in requisition? What reigns did he flourish? Where born? When? of their origin? Derivation of the term? What is said of his early life? What prove How long did they continue a distinct order? him to have been a great student? Whom What did they sing and probably compose ? did he marry? When did he remove to Lone What incidents in history show that they don? What is his history there? His first were held in high estimation? Give an ac-play? Repeat the list of his plays in chro count of their declining popularity? Whatnological order. When did he retire to the of Sir Patrick Spens ? On what founded ? | country? How long did he enjoy his retireWhat is one of the most celebrated English | ment? When did he die? What is said of ballads? What does Sidney say of it? On his children, and their descendants? How what founded? (Commit at pleasure.] has he written his own eulogy? Repeat the
lines. What does Ben Jonson say of himn?
What Dryden? (Repeat the extract most QUEEN ELIZABETH, (p. 117.) richly worth committing.) (Commit from Birth and death? What of her poetry? the poet, at pleasure.) What is one of her best pieces? Give the historical incident on which it is founded.
BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER, (p. 143.) What does Headley say of it?
What of their friendship and union! Birth and death of Francis Beaumont? Of
John Fletcher? Of what do their plays conTRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE, (p. 118.)
sist? What is said of their lyrica Commit
the extracts. What was the chief cause of the superiority of the age of Elizabeth in literature? (note.) What most important undertaking in James
SIR WALTER RALEIGH, (p. 146.) I.'s reign? How many versions of the Bible In whose reigns did he fourish? What is subsequent to Tyndale's are here named? said of him? Where educated? How did be Mention them in order. What of Coverdale's? spend his time in France? To what danger Of Matthewe's? Of Cranmer's ? Of Tavern- there exposed? What did he do in 15791 er's? Of the Geneva? The Bishop's? The What was the result of the expedition! Douay? What of King James's or our own What was granted him in 1584 ? What did present version? What were the reasons
he do? What in 15857 Result? When was why it was undertaken ? When was a con- tobacco first carried into England? What ference held of the clergy of all denomina- in 1594? What did he publish: How treated tions? What did the king (James I.) do? | by James? Of what accused? What is suid How many of those first commissioned to of the trial, and result? How did he emtranslate the Bible died or resigned before ploy his prison hours? What did he do in it was begun! How many were left? How 1615? Result? What of his death: What divided ? How did they proceed in their does Sir Egerton Brydges say? What is task? What cautions did they take to pre- said of his character, and learning? Hos vent errors? When was the result pub- distinguished? Dates of his history! What lished? Under what title? What is said of does Xume say of it? What TytlerWhat the translation as a whole ? What does other works did he write? What does Adam Clarke say? What does strict truth Headley say of him? What is said of his require? What is one of the greatest de- poetry by Sir Egerton Brydges? (note.) fects in the translation? (note.) Give ex. What does Spenser style him? (Commit amples. Why this historical view given?“ The Nymph's Reply," and the "Soul's Repeat Mrs. Ellis's remarks, (note.)
Errand," and the “Sonnet upon the Faerie
LADY ELIZABETH CAREY, (p. 154.)
When flourish? What did she write? In whose reigns did he flourish? Why does he deserve consideration? Give an account of his tragedy? By what poem is he
SAMUEL DANIEL, (p. 155.) best known? What are its character and In whose reigns did he flourish? What is design? What portion did he write of it? his chief work? What is its character? Who finished it? What is said of Sackville's What does Headley say of him? Commit powers as a poet? Repeat some of the cha- the three last verses of Richard the Second's racters?
GILES FLETCHER, (p. 158.) In whose reigns flourish ? What of him? In whose reigns did he flourish? What Why, and how killed, and by whom? By does Wool say of him? What is his chief what is he best known?
SIR THOMAS OVERBURY, (p. 125.)
poem? What does Campbell say of him?
FRANCIS BACON, (p. 159.)
GEORGE SANDYS, (p. 180.) [Commit Thomson's lines.] In whose In whose reign did he flourish? Where jeigns did he flourish? Whose son was he? educated ? When did he die? His principal Where educated? How there distinguished? work? What of his travels ? What profession did he choose? Did he confine his studies to it? What great work did he early plan? What honor did he receive,'
WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTH, (p. 182.) 1603? What subsequent honors? What In whose reigns did he flourish? What is awaited him? What inquiry instituted ? said of him? Where did he study for some To what did he confess? What were his time? What is his great work called? words? What was his punishment? When What object had he in writing it? What did he die? What is his first principal work? does Locke say of it? What Gibbon? What does Stewart say of it? What the second mentioned? Of what does it treat? How does he divide human learning? What
FRANCIS QUARLES, (p. 186.) the third ? What is its object? Wbat the In whose reigns did he flourish? Where fourth? What rank has this work given educated? What profession did he study? him? Difference between Bacon and Aris- With what noble object? To whom did he totle? What does he say of the office and become secretary? Where did he die, and duty of man? What does he call the key to when? What does Montgomery say of liim? the temple of knowledge? What remark- What remarks upon his writings? What able passage in his will? Best editions, and doey Hewlley say? What are his chief pobooks, &c., referred to? [Commit at plea- etical works? What are his emblems? sure.)
(Commit at pleasure. “The World,” and
“Hope in God," are recommended.] What JOIIN DONNE, (p. 165.)
is his principal prose work? What does
Headley say of it?" [Commit at pleasure.] In whose reigns did he flourish? How popular in his life? How now? fession did he enter? Of what do his poems
WILLIAM DRUMMOND, (p. 190.) consist? What of them? In what class of What is said of him? What of the chapoets does he rank? Of what do his prose racter of his poetry? What of his sonnets? writings consist ? What does Walton say of When did he die? [Commit “On Sleep," him?
and “To the Nightingale."]
MICHAEL DRAYTON, (p. 169.)
RICHARD CRASHAW, (p. 192.) When did he flourish ? What is his chief In whose reigns did he flourish? What is work? Give an account of it. What other said of his character? What are his poems works? For what now most valued? What called? To what church did he attach him. books referred to?
self? What do his poems display! What
of his attainments ? What of his "Lines on BEN JONSON, (p. 172.)
a Prayer-book"? (Commit his version of the
twenty-third Psalm.] In whose reigns did he flourish? Give an account of his life. Of what do his works consist? How is he compared with Shaks. PHINEAS FLETCHER, (p. 195.) peare? How does old Fuller compare them? In whose reigns did he flourish? Where What is said of his lyrical pieces? What of did he study? What profession did he enter? his prose? [Commit “ Directions for writ- What is his chief poem called? What is it? ing well."]
What its character? [Commit “The Shep
herd's Life," and "Decay of Human GreatGEORGE HERBERT, (p. 175.)
ness."] Who was he? When did he flourish ? What are his chief works? How does he
WILLIAM IIABINGTON, (p. 197.) rank as a poet?
Dates of birth and death? Where educated? What is the title of his volume of
poems? THOMAS CAREW, (p. 177.)
What of his history? Of his
poetry? In whose reigns did he flourish? What is the character of his
What does Headley say of his poetry? What Camp
JOSEPH HALL, (p. 199.) bell? But on what subjects did he employ In whose reigns did he flourish? What his talents ?
characters did he unite? Or what profes sion? What office did he hold? In what
protestation did he unite? What was done GERVASE MARKIAM, (p. 179.) to him in consequence? What was his sub
sequent history? At what ago did he die? When did he flourish? When did he com- How known as a poet? What does Warton mence author ? What was the character of say of his poems? What is their chief fault? his publications? What of his popularity? What was Popo's testimony concerning
them? (Commit "The Client and Lawyer," ! does Dr. Johnson say of him as a poet! and “ Domestic Tutor.") What is said of What is said of his prose compared with his him as a prose writer? Which of his prose poetry? What is the criticism of Dr. John works are now most known? What has he gon? Of Dr. Drake? Best edition? been styled ? [Commit lines from Burns, (note.)]
SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT, (p. 231.)
Dates of birth and death? Where bom, RICHARD LOVELACE, (p. 205.)
and educated ? What honor did be receive! When born? Where educated? What does Meaning of poet-laureate Date of the office! old Anthony Wood say of him? What of his who have filled it successively? What ottice history and misfortunes? When die, and did he hold in the civil wars? Where did he how?
go when the royal cause declined? On what expedition sent? Result? Ilow was his life
spared? On what does his fame chietly rest! THOMAS FULLER, (p. 207.)
Its story in full ? In whose reigns did he flourish? Where educated? Of what profession? What of his promotions! Give the outline of his MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE, life. What is the first of his works here
(P. 236.) mentioned ? What is its character? What When did she flourish? What of her early the second? What of it? What the third ? tastes? Where did she go? To whom marThe fourth? The fifth ? What is said of ried ? What of her literary labors? his character? Of his learning? Of his memory? [Commit Aphorisms, at pleasure.] What touching appeal does he make for the
JOHN MILTON, (p. 239.) African ? What does Gibbon say of the obli- Repeat the lines of Thomson, Gray, and gations of a scholar to his teacher? (note.) | Wordsworth. How does Milton rank among What are Burton's six reasons for marriage? English poets? In whose reigns did he (note.) What duty does Bacon enjoin upon flourish? When, and where born? Where every man? (note.)
did he imbibe his principles of liberty! In
what was he early instructed? What infuROBERT HERRICK, (p. 213.)
ence had it on him? Where educated ?
Where did he go after leaving the universiIn whose reigns did he flourish? What is ty! For how long? How employed? What said of him as a poet? What profession did remark did he make? Which of his minor he enter? What does the Retrospective Re-poems did he write while in the university? view say of him as a poet? [Commit “To | Which at his father's! When did he go to Daffodils” “To Primroses,". " To Blossoms," Italy? How did he rank? Whom did he &c.]
visit? What did he do on his return home!
In what controversy engage? How did he CATHERINE PHILIPS, (p. 216.)
sustain himself in it? Whom did he marry!
What is said of the connection? To what Dates of birth and death? Whose daugh- office appointed in 1619For how long hxl ter? Under what name did she write? How his eyesight been failing him? What cause? esteemed by her contemporaries?
When, and in what labor did it entirely fail!
is said of him at the Restoration? To what JEREMY TAYLOR, (p. 218.)
did he devote himself? When was the ParaWhat is said of him? In whose reigns did dise Lost published! What did he receive he flourish? Where educated? To whom for it? When Paradise Regained? What is did he become chaplain? What happened to his first poetical work, and what is its subhim 1644! Where did he establish a school? ject? What the second? Thiri? Fourth! What does he say of his retirement? What Fifth? Sixth? Seventh? Eighth? Sinth? affliction did he meet with? What honor Tenth? Best edition of his works? Books did he receive at the Restoration? When referred to? What does Bryilges say of did he die? What is said of his writings ? Johnson's life of Milton? What of AddWhat is his greatest work? What is its ob- son's Essays on Paralize Lost? (nete.) When ject? How has it been described ? What is did he compose his ole on Christ's Nativity? his most popular work? What does an What does Brydges say of it? What is the eminent critic say of him? (Commit “On subject of Lycidas ? What do Addison and Prayer," “On Content," and Thomson's Warton say of it? What is the fable of lines, in note.]
Comus? (note.) (Commit - InFocation to
Light,” “Rome," *** Athens," - Evening in ABRAHAM COWLEY, (p. 225.)
Paradise," and "Hymn on the Nativity.'']
What is said of the prose works of Milton? What is said of him? In whoso reigns did of what subjects do they treat!
To what he flourish? For what was he distinguished owing? What does Burnot say of thern? in college? What early gave him a taste for What Brydges? What did Milton publish poetry? To what cause did he attach him- in 1642? What remarkable sentiment in it? self? What is said of him at the Restora- What character does Dr. Symmons give tion ? How was he esteemed at his death! him? How are his poetical works divided ?
What Sir Egerton Brydges? What What ! rank is awarded to him on the whole?