PDF Vol. III. PDF Front cover PDF Bookplate PDF Endsheet PDF Title page PDF Contents Of The Sections in the Third Volume. PDF A Dissertation On The Gesta Romanorum. PDF Section XIX. Petrarch's sonnets. Lord Surrey. His education, travels, mistress, life, and poetry. He is the first writer of blank-verse. Italian blank-verse. Surrey the first English classic poet. PDF Section XX. Sir Thomas Wyat. Inferior to Surrey as a writer of sonnets. His life. His genius characterised. Excels in moral poetry. PDF Section XXI. The first printed Miscellany of English poetry. Its contributors. Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Rochford, and Lord Vaulx. The first true pastoral in English. Sonnet-writing cultivated by the nobility. Sonnets by king Henry the eighth. Literary character of that king. PDF Section XXII. The second writer of blank-verse in English. Specimens of early blank verse. PDF Section XXIII. Andrew Borde. Bale. Anslay. Chertsey. Fabyll's ghost a poem. The Merry Devil of Edmonton. Other minor poets of the reign of Henry the eighth. PDF Section XXIV. John Heywood the epigrammatist. His works examined. Antient unpublished burlesque poem of Sir Penny. PDF Section XXV. Sir Thomas More's English poetry. Tournament of Tottenham. Its age and scope. Laurence Minot. Alliteration. Digression illustrating comparatively the language of the fifteenth century, by a specimen of the metrical Armoric romance of Ywayn and Gawayn. PDF Section XXVI. The Notbrowne Mayde. Not older than the sixteenth century. Artful contrivance of the story. Misrepresented by Prior. Metrical romances, Guy, syr Bevys, and Kynge Apolyn, printed in the reign of Henry. The Scole howse, a satire. Christmas carols. Religious libels in rhyme. Merlin's prophesies. Laurence Minot. Occasional disquisition on the late continuance of the use of waxen tablets. Pageantries of Henry's court. Dawn of taste. PDF Section XXVII. Effects of the Reformation on our poetry. Clement Marot's Psalms. Why adopted by Calvin. Version of the Psalms by Sternhold and Hopkins. Defects of this version, which is patronified by the puritans in opposition to the Choral Service. PDF Section XXVIII. Metrical versions of scripture. Archbishop Parker's Psalms in metre. Robert Crowley's puritanical poetry. PDF Section XXIX. Tye's Acts of the Apostles in rhyme. His merit as a musician. Early piety of king Edward the sixth. Controversial ballads and plays. Translation of the Bible. Its effects on our language. Arthur Kelton's Chronicle of the Brutes. First Drinking-song. Gammar Gurton's Needle. PDF Section XXX. Reign of queen Mary. Mirrour of Magistrates. Its inventor, Sackville lord Buckhurst. His life. Mirrour of Magistrates continued by Baldwyn and Ferrers. Its plan and stories. PDF Section XXXI. Sackville's Induction to the Mirrour of Magistrates. Examined. A prelude to the Fairy Queen. Comparative view of Dante's Inferno. PDF Section XXXII. Sackville's Legend of Buckingham in the Mirrour of Magistrates. Additions by Higgins. Account of him. View of the early editions of his Collection. Specimen of Higgin's Legend of Cordelia, which is copied by Spenser. PDF Section XXXIII. View of Niccol's edition of the Mirrour of Magistrates. High estimation of this Collection. Historical plays, whence. PDF Section XXXIV. Richard Edwards. Principal poet, player, musician, and buffoon, to the courts of Mary and Elisabeth. Anecdotes of his life. Cotemporary testimonies of his merit. A contributor to the Paradise of daintie Devises. His book of comic histories, supposed to have suggested Shakespeare's Induction of the Tinker. Occasional anecdotes of Anthony Munday and Henry Chettle. Edwards's songs. PDF Section XXXV. Tusser. Remarkable circumstances of his life. His Husbandrie, one of our earliest didactic poems, examined. PDF Section XXXVI. William Forest's poems. His Queen Catharine, an elegant manuscript, contains anecdotes of Henry's divorce. He collects and preserves antient music. Puritans oppose the study of the classics. Lucas Sheperd. John Pullayne. Numerous metrical versions of Solomon's song. Censured by Hall the satirist. Religious rhymers. Edward More. Boy-bishop, and miracle-plays, revived by queen Mary. Minute particulars of an antient miracle-play. PDF Section XXXVII. English language begins to be cultivated. Earliest book of Criticism in English. Examined. Soon followed by others. Early critical systems of the French and Italians. New and superb editions of Gower and Lydgate. Chaucer's monument erected in Westminster-abbey. Chaucer esteemed by the reformers. PDF Section XXXVIII. Sackville's Gordobuc. Our first regular tragedy. Its fable, conduct, characters, and style. Its defects. Dumb-show. Sackville not assisted by Norton. PDF Section XXXIX. Classical drama revived and studied. The Phœnissæ of Euripides translated by Gascoigne. Seneca's Tragedies translated. Account of the translators, and of their respective versions. Queen Elisabeth translates a part of the Hercules Oetæus. PDF Section XL. Most of the classic poets translated before the end of the sixteenth century. Phaier's Eneid. Completed by Twyne. Their other works. Phaier's Ballad of Gad's-hill. Stanihurst's Eneid in English hexameters. His other works. Fleming's Virgil's Bucolics and Georgics. His other works. Webbe and Fraunce translate some of the Bucolics. Fraunce's other works. Spenser's Culex. The original not genuine. The Ceiris proved to be genuine... PDF Section XLI. Kendal's Martial. Marlowe's versions of Coluthus and Museus. General character of his Tragedies. Testimonies oh his cotemporaries. Specimens and estimate of his poetry. His death. First Translation of the Iliad by Arthur Hall. Chapman's Homer. His other works. Version of Clitophon and Leucippe. Origin of the Greek erotic romance. Palingenius translated by Googe. Criticism on the original. Specimen and merits of the translation. Googe's other works. Incidental stricture on the philosophy (...) PDF Section XLII. Translation of Italian novels. Of Boccace. Paynter's Palace of Pleasure. Other versions of the same sort. Early metrical versions of Boccace's Theodore and Honoria, and Cymon and Iphigenia. Romeus and Juliet. Bandello translated. Romances from Bretagne. Plot of Shakespeare's Tempest. Miscellaneous Collections of translated novels before the year 1600. Pantheon. Novels arbitrarily licenced or suppressed. Reformation of the English Press. PDF Section XLIII. General view and character of the poetry of queen Elisabeth's age. PDF Endsheet PDF Back cover PDF Spine PDF Volume The First PDF Vol. II.