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 Antient unpublished burlesque poem of Sir Penny.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 Front cover PDF Endsheet PDF Title page PDF To His Grace George Duke Of Marlborough, Marquis Of Blandford, Knight Of The Most Noble Order of the Garter, A Judge And A Patron Of The Polite Arts, This Work Is Most Humbly Inscribed By his Grace's most obliged, And most obedient Servant, Thomas Warton. PDF Preface. PDF Contents Of The Sections in the First Volume. PDF Of The Origin Of Romantic Fiction in Europe. Dissertation I. PDF On The Introduction Of Learning into England. Dissertation II. PDF Section I. State of Language. Prevalence of the French language before and after the Norman conquest. Specimens of Norman-Saxon poems. Legends in verse. Earliest love-song. Alexandrine verses. Satirical pieces. First English metrical romance. PDF Section II. Satirical ballad in the thirteenth century. The king's poet. Robert of Brunne. Antient political ballads. Robert of Brunne. The Brut of England. Le Roman le Rou. Gests and jestours. Erceldoune and Kendale. Bishop Grosthead. Monks write for the Minstrels. Monastic libraries full of romances. Minstrels admitted into the monasteries. Regnorum Chronica and Mirabilia Mundi. Early European travellers into the east. Elegy on Edward the first.
PDF Section III. Effects of the increase of tales of chivalry. Rise of chivalry. Crusades. Rise and improvements of Romance. View of the rise of metrical romances. Their currency about the end of the thirteenth century. French ministrels in England. Provencial poets. Popular romances. Dares Phrygius. Guido de Colonna. Fabulous histories of Alexander. Pilpay's Fables. Roman d'Alexandre. Alexandrines. Communications between the French and English ministrels. Use of the Provencial writers. Two forts of troubadours PDF Section IV. Examination and specimens of the metrical romance of Richard the First. Greek fire. Military machines used in the crusades. Musical instruments of the Saracen armies. Ignorance of geography in the dark ages. PDF Section V. Specimens of other popular metrical romances which appeared about the end of the thirteenth century. Sir Guy. The Squier of Low Degree. Sir Degore. King Robert of Sicily. The King of Tars. Ippomedon. La Mort Arthure. Subjects of antient tapestry.
PDF Section VI. Adam Davie flourished in the beginning of the fourteenth century. Specimens of his poetry. His Life of Alexander. Robert Baston's comedies. Anecdotes of the early periods of the English, French, and Italian, drama. PDF Section VII. Character of the reign of Edward the third. Hampole's Pricke of Conscience. PDF Section VIII. Pierce Plowman's Visions. Antient state and original institution of fairs. Donat explained. Antichrist.
PDF Section IX. Pierce the Plowman's Crede. Constitution and character of the four orders of mendicant friars. Wickliffe. PDF Section X. Various specimens of alliterative poetry. Antient alliterative hymn to the Virgin Mary. PDF Section XI. John Barbour's History of Robert Bruce, and Blind Harry's Sir William Wallace. Historical romances of recent events commence about the close of the fourteenth century. Chiefly composed by heralds. Character and business of antient heralds. Narratives written by them. Froissart's History. His life and character. Retrospective view of manners. PDF Section XII. General view of the character of Chaucer. Boccacio's Teseide. A Greek poem on that subject. Tournaments at Constantinople. Common practice of the Greek exiles to translate the popular Italian poems. Specimens both of the Greek and Italian Theseid. Critical examination of the Knight's Tale. PDF Section XIII. The subject of Chaucer continued. His Romaunt of the Rose. William of Lorris and John of Meun. Specimens of the French Le Roman de la Rose. Improved by Chaucer. William of Lorris excells in allegorical personages. Petrarch dislikes this poem. PDF Section XIV. Chaucer continued. His Troilus and Cresseide. Boccacio's Troilo. Sentimental and pathetic strokes in Chaucer's poem. House of Fame. A Provencial composition. Analysed. Improperly imitated by Pope. PDF Section XV. Chaucer continued. The supposed occasion of his Canterbury Tales superior to that of Boccacio's Decameron. Squire's Tale, Chaucer's capital poem. Origin of its fictions. Story of Patient Grifilde. Its origin, popularity, and characteristic excellence. How conducted by Chaucer. PDF Section XVI. Chaucer continued. Tale of the Nun's Priest. Its origin and allusions. January and May. Its imitations. Licentiousness of Boccacio. Millers Tale. Its singular humour and ridiculous characters. Other Tales of the comic species. Their origin, allusions, and respective merits. Rime of Sir Thopas. Its design and tendency. PDF Section XVII. Chaucer continued. General view of the Prologues to the Canterbury Tales. The Prioresse. The Wife of Bath. The Frankelein. The Doctor of Physicke. State of medical erudition and practice. Medicine and astronomy blended. Chaucer's physician's library. Learning of the Spanish Jews. The Sompnour. The Pardonere. The Monke. Qualifications of an abbot. The Frere. The Parsoune. The Squire. English crusades into Lithuania. The Reeve. The Clarke of Oxenford. The Serjeaunt of Lawe. The Hoste. (...) PDF Section XVIII. Chaucer continued. State of French and Italian poetry: and their influence on Chaucer. Rise of allegorical composition in the dark ages. Love-courts, and Love-fraternities, in France. Tales of the troubadours. Dolopathos. Boccacio, Dante, and Petrarch. Decline of Provencial poetry. Succeeded in France by a new species. Froissart. The Floure and the Leafe. Floral games in France. Allegorical beings. PDF Endsheet PDF Back cover PDF Spine PDF Vol. II. PDF Front cover PDF Endsheet PDF Title page PDF Contents Of The Sections in the Second Volume.
PDF Section I. John Gower. His character and poems. His tomb.His Confessio Amantis. Its subject and plan. An unsuccessful imitation of the Roman de la Rose. Aristotle's Secretum Secretorum. Chronicles of the middle ages. Colonna. Romance of Lancelot. The Gesta Romanorum. Shakespeare's caskets. Authors quoted by Gower. Chronology of some of Gower's and Chaucer's poems. The Confessio Amantis preceded the Canterbury Tales. Estimate of Gower's genius. PDF Section II. Boethius. Why, and how munch, esteemed in the middle ages. Translated by Johannes Capellanus, the only poet of the reign of king Henry the fourth. Number of Harpers at the coronation-feast of Henry the fifth. A minstrel-piece on the Battayle of Agynkourte. Occleve. His poems. Egidius de Regimine Principum, and Jacobus of Casali De Ludo Scaccorum. Chaucer's picture. Humphrey duke of Gloucester. Sketch of his character as a patron of literature. Apology for the gallicisms of Chaucer, Gower [...] PDF Section III. Reign of Henry the sixth. Lydgate. His life and character. His Dance of Death. Macaber a German poet. Lydgate's poem in honour of Saint Edmund. Presented to Henry the sixth, at Bury-abbey, in a most splendid manuscript, now remaining. His Lyf of our Lady. Elegance and harmony of his stile and versification. PDF Section IV. Lydgate continued. His Fall of Princes, from Laurence Premierfait's French paraphrase of Boccace on the same subject. Nature, plan, and specimens of that poem. Its sublime attegorical figure of Fortune. Authors cited in the same. Boccace's opportunities of collecting many stories of Greek original, now not extant in any Greek writer. Lydgate's Storie of Thebes. An additional Canterbury Tale. Its plan, and originals. Martianus Capella. Happily imitated by Lydgate. Feudal manners applied to [...] PDF Section V. Lydgate's Troy-Boke. A paraphrase of Colonna's Historia Trojana. Homer, when, and how, first known in Europe. Lydgate's powers in rural painting. Dares and Dictys. Feudal manners, and Arabian imagery, ingrafted on the Trojan story. Anecdotes of antient Gothic architecture displayed in the structure of Troy. An ideal theatre at Troy so described, as to prove that no regular stage now existed. Game of chefs invented at the siege of Troy. Lydgate's gallantry. His anachronisms. Hector's shrine [...] PDF Section VI. Reign of Henry the sixth continued.Hugh Campeden translates the French romance of Sidrac. Thomas Chestre's Sir Launfale. Metrical romance of the Erle of Tholouse. Analysis of its Fable. Minstrels paid better than the clergy. Reign of Edward the fourth. Translation of the classics and other books into French. How it operated on English literature. Caxton. Anecdotes of English typography. PDF Section VII. Harding's Chronicle. First mention of the king's Poet Laureate occurs in the reign of Edward the fourth. History of that office. Scogan. Didactic poems on chemistry by Norton and Ripley. PDF Section VIII. Poems under the name of Thomas Rowlie. Supposed to be spurious. PDF Section IX. The reigns of Richard the third, and Henry the seventh, abound in obscure versifiers. Bertram Walton. Benedict Burgh translates Cato's Latin Distichs. History of that work. Julian Barnes. Abbesses fond of hunting and hawking. A religious poem by William of Nassyngton. His Prologue explained. Minstrels and Gestours to be distinguished. Gest of the Three Kings of Cologne sung in the arched chamber of the Prior at Winchester. The Gest of the Seven Sleepers. Originally a Greek Legend. [...] PDF Section X. Reign of Henry fthe seventh. Hawes. His poems. Painting on the walls of chambers. Visions. Hawes's Pastyme of Pleasure. The fable analysed. Walter. Medwall. Wade. PDF Section XI. Barklay's Ship of Fools. Its origin Specimens. Barklay Eclogues, and other pieces. Alcock bishop of Ely. Modern Bucolics. PDF Section XII. Digression to the Scotch poets. William Dunbar. His Thistle and Rose, and Golden Terge. Specimens. Dunbar's comic pieces. Estimate of his genius. Moralities fashionable among the Scotch in the fifteenth century. PDF Section XIII. Scotch poets continued. Gawen Douglass. His translation of the Eneid. His genius for descriptive poetry. His Palice of Honour, and other pieces. PDF Section XIV. Scotch poets continued. Sir David Lyndesay. His chief performances the Dreme, and Monarchie. His talents for description and imagery. His other poems examined. An anonymous Scotch poem, never printed, called Duncane Laider. Its humour and satire. Feudal robbers. Blind Harry reconsidered. A History of the Scotch poetry recommended. PDF Section XV. Skelton. His life. Patronised by Henry, fifth earl of Northumberland. His character, and peculiarity of style. Critical examination of his poems. Macaronic poetry. Skelton's Morality called the Nigramansir. Moralities at their height about the close of the seventh Henry's reign. PDF Section XVI. A digression on the origin of Mysteries. Various origins assigned. Religious dramas at Constantinople. Plays first acted in the monasteries. This ecclesiastical origin of the drama gives rise to the practice of performing plays in universities, colleges, and schools. Influence of this practice on the vernacular drama. On the same principle, plays acted by singing-boys in choirs. Boybishop. Fete de Foux. On the same principle, plays acted by the company of parish clerks. [...] PDF Section XVII. Causes of the increase of vernacular composition in the fifteenth century. View of the revival of classical learning. In Italy. In France. In Germany. In England. PDF Section XVIII. The same subject continued. Reformation of religion. Its effects on literature in England. Application of this digression to the main subject. PDF Emendations And Additions In The First and Second Volume.
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