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THE LIBRARY

OF

THE UNIVERSITY

OF CALIFORNIA

LOS ANGELES



ENGLISH PROSE
AND POETRY

(1137-1892)



SELECTED AND ANNOTATED

BY

JOHN MATTHEWS MANLY

PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO



GINN AND COMPANY

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COPYRIGHT, 1907, 1909, 1916, BY
JOHN MATTHEWS MANLY



ALL RIGHTS RESERVEU

718.5



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PREFACE

This book has been made in response to the wishes of teachers who need a col-
lection of English prose and poetry in a single volume and who desire to have the
selections provided with notes. It contains no selection not included in its prede-
cessors, English Poetry {iijo-i8g2) and English Prose {irjy-iSgo). The condensation
of the two volumes has been made with care, and it is believed that no selection has
been omitted which is necessary in a rapid survey course.

For the texts previous to Chaucer translations have been made and printed side by
side with the texts. These translations of course have not all the qualities of the
originals, but an attempt has been made to preserve not only the metrical form but
also the tone and general manner. Where the original had poor rhymes, or loose
syntax, or undignified diction, such features have been permitted in the translation,
though it was not always possible to reproduce each at the exact point of its appearance.
The effort to preserve the tone of the original has often rendered the task of trans-
lation or paraphrase difficult because of the necessity of excluding ideas and senti-
ments foreign to the original as well as diction out of harmony with it.

The briefer and simpler notes are placed on the same page with the text, because
the editor .feels that turning frequently to the back of a book to consult notes or a
glossary disturbs the reader's enjoyment and thereby interferes with, if it does not
destroy, the effect of a piece of literature. The more elaborate notes, containing gen-
eral information about the texts -or authors, or discussing difficulties, or quoting inter-
esting parallels, are placed at the end of the volume for the same reason — that is, to avoid
interference with the enjoyment of the reader while he is engaged in reading. They
may be consulted beforehand, in preparation for reading, or later, in explanation of
difficulties that have not been solved by the reader himself. In the case of a few
poems, the notes are purposely elaborate, because the poems themselves are either
especially difficult, or especially suggestive in diction, or especially loaded with allu-
sions ; but in general the editor has striven to keep the annotations down to a practical
minimum. That he has not always succeeded in this effort, he is only too well aware.
There are many of the notes which he himself would disregard in reading and in
teaching. But no one has yet discovered exactly what number of grains of sand makes
a heap, and the present editor has not even been able to maintain strict consistenc}- in
regard to what knowledge may safely be assumed as possessed by students or easily
accessible to them.

Every student of English should possess a copy of Webster's Secondary School Dic-
tionary or the Standard Desk Dictionary. Either one of these excellent dictionaries



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ENGLISH PROSE AND POETRY



will be found to contain every word in these texts not explained in the notes. It was
originally intended to omit from the notes every word explained in these dictionaries,
but in practice it was found desirable to include many words found in them, chiefly
because they were words which the student was likely to misunderstand and think it
unnecessary to look up.

The general notes at the end of the book are not intended to take the place of a
history of English Literature, but merely to supplement such a volume or give emphasis
to features of immediate interest. Some of them perhaps will seem to the student
unnecessary, but it is hoped that he will remember that there are other students whose
equipment and mental power differ widely from his.

For assistance with the notes and the translations, the editor wishes to thank his
friends Professor James Weber Linn and Miss Edith Rickert. For help in reading the
proofs and for making the Table of Contents and the Index, he is indebted to his
father, Dr. Charles Manly, and his sister, Mrs. H. M. Patrick.

In conclusion, the editor wishes to express the hope that he has done nothing that
will make more difficult for the student the enjoyment of English Literature and the
cultivation of a taste for reading. His aim has been to help, not to hinder.

JOHN M. MANLY



CONTENTS



EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH

A Monk of Peterborough (c. 1154)

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (extract from

An. 1 137) I

The Poema Morale, or Morale Ode (c. 11 70)

(Author unknown) 2

ORifM (fl. 1200)

The Orrmulum 4

Layamon (c. 1205)

The Brut 5

The Ancren Riwle (Speech ; Nuns May Keep
No Beast but a Cat) (c. 1225)

(Author unknown) 8

King Horn (c. 1250) (Author unknown) 9

Nicholas de Gtjildford? (fl. 1250)

The Owl and the Nightingale 14

Cursor Mundi (The Flight into Egypt)

(c. 1300) (Author imknown) . ... 17
Thomas de Hales (bef. 1300)

A Luve Ron 19

Middle English Lyrics (Authors unknown)

Alysoun (c. 1300) 21

Springtime (c. 1300) 22

Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt? (c. 1350) 23

THE AGE OF CHAUCER

William Laxgland? (1332?-! 400?)
Piers the Plowman

The Prologue, A-Text 24

The Prologue, B-Text : The Fable

of Belling the Cat 28

Sir John MANDE\^LLE? (d. 13 71)

The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John

Maunde\dle, Kt 30

John Wiclif (d. 1384)

The Gospel of Mathew 34

Syr Gawayn and the Grene Knyght (c. 1370)

(Author unknown) 37

Pearl (c. 1370) (Author unknown) 46

John Gower (i325?-i4o8)

Conf essio Amantis : Medea and Eson .... 51
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-! 400)

Troilus and Criseyde 56

The Canterbury Tale?, The Prologue .... 59
A Roundel (from The Pariement of

Foules) 69

Balade de Bon Conseyl 69

The Compleint of Chaucer to His. Empty

Purse 69

A Treatise on the Astrolabe, Prologus 70



John de Trevisa (1326-1412)

Higden's Polychronicon 71

THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES

Thomas Hoccle\^ (i37o?-i45o?)

De Regimine Principum (On Chaucer) ... 72
John Lytjgate (i37o?-i45i?)

The Story of Thebes 73

Ballads (Authors unknown)

Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne 74

The Battle of Otterburn 77

Sir Patrick Spens 80

Captain Car, or Edom Gordon 81

Lord Randal 83

Hind Horn 83

St. Stephen and Herod 84

Sir Thomas Malory (i4oo?-i47o)

Le Morte Darthur, Bk. XXI, Cap. V 84

William C.\xton (1422 ?-i 491)

Preface to the Book of Eneydos 8fi

Stephen Hawes (d. 1523)
The Pastime of Pleasure

The Mariage betwene Graunde

Amour and Labell PuceU 86

John Skelton (1460?-! 5 29)

A Dirge for PhyUip Sparowe 87

Colyn Cloute 88

The Nutbrowne Maide (c. 1500) (Author

unknown) 88

Early Tudor Lyrics (c. 1500)
Rehgious Lyric

Wlio shall have my fayr lady? 92

Christmas Carols

Thys ender nyght ' . . . 92

Quid petis, O fily ? 93

Make we mery, bothe more and

lasse 93

WTiat cher ? Gud cher ! 94

Con\'ivial Songs

Fyll the cuppe, Phylyppe 94

Make rome, syrs, and let us be mery 94
Love Songs

LuUy, lulley, lulley, luUey 94

The lytyll, prety nyghtyngale 94

THE BEGINNING OF THE RENAISSANCE

Sir THOiL\s More (1478-1535)

A Dialogue of Syr Thomas More, Kt 95

William Tyndale (d. 1536)

The Gospell of S. Mathew, Cap. V 96



Vl



ENGLISH PROSE AND POETRY



Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)

The Deserted Lover Consoleth Himself 97
The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness

of His Love 98

A Description of Such a One as He Would

Love 98

Of the Mean and Sure Estate 98

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-

.1547''

Description of Spring 100

Complaint of a l^over Rebuked 100

Description and Praise of His Love

Geraldine 100

The Means to Attain a Happy Life 100

Virgil's yEneid, Bk. II 100

Roger Ascham (1515-1568)

The Scholemaster : The First Booke for

the Youth loi

John Foxe (1516-1587)

Acts and Monuments : The Behaviour of

Ridlej' and Latimer 103

Thomas SACK\^LLE, Lord Buckhurst
(i 536-1608)
A Mirror for Magistrates : The Induc-
tion 105

THE RENAISSANCE

Edmund Spenser (i552?-i599)

The Shepheards Calender : Februarie. . . 108

The Faerie Queene in

Epithalamion 115

Amoretti 117

Prothalamion 118

An Hymn in Honour of Beauty 120

An Hymn of Heavenly Beauty 121

Sir Pihlip Sidney (1554-1586)

Astrophel and Stella 122

The Nightingale 123

Hymn to Apollo 123

Arcadia, from Bk. 1 124

John Lyly (i 554-1606)

Euphues and His England 127

Apelles' Song 128

Spring's Welcome 1 38

Fairy Revels 128

Thomas Lodge (i558?-i625)

Rosalynde : Euphues' Golden Legacy .. . 129

Robert Greene (i56o?-i592)

Sweet are th^ thoughts that savour of

content 131

Philomela's Ode 131

Sephestia's Song to Her Child 132

The Shepherd's Wife's Song 132

A Groat's Worth of Wit, Bought with a

Million of Repentance 133

Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

Hero and Leander, The First Sestiad 135

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Venus and Adonis 137

Sonnets 139

Songs from the Plays 143



George Chapman (i559?-i634)

The Twelfth Book of Homer's Odysseys 145
Samuel Daniel (1562-1619)

Sonnets to Delia (XIX, LIV, LV) 146

Epistle to the Lady Margaret, Countess

of Cumberland 147

Michael Drayton (1563-1631)

Idea (IV, XX, XXXVII, LXI) 148

Ode XII, To the Cambro-Britans : Agin-

court 149

Nymphidia, The Court of Fairy 150

Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Essays

Of Truth 150

Of Marriage and Single Life 151

Of Great Place 152

Of Atheism 154

Of Wisdom for a Man's Self 155

Of Friendship 156

Of Youth and Age 159

Minor Poetry

My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is — Sir

Edward Dyer 160

The Silent Lover — Sir Walter Raleigh . 160
The Conclusion — Sir Walter Raleigh . . 160
Song of Paris and CEnone — George

Peele 161

Harvestmen a-Singing — George Peele. . 161

Farewell to Arms — George Peele 161

The Burning Babe — Robert Southwell 161

Cherry Ripe — Thomas Campion 162

England's Helicon

Phyllida and Corydon — N. Breton. . . . 162

As It Fell Upon a Day — Ignoto 162

Phyllida's Love-call to Her Corydon —

Ignoto 162

The Shepherd's Description of Love —

Ignoto 163

Damelus' .Song to his Diaphenia —

H. C 164

A Nymph's Disdain of Love — Ignoto . . 164
Rosalind's Madrigal — Thom. Lodge. . . 164
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love —

Chr. Marlowe 165

The NjTnph's Reply to the Shepherd —

Ignoto 165

THE END OF THE RENAISSANCE

Thomas Dekker (i57o?-i64i)

Song from The Shoemaker's Holiday. . . . 166

Song from Old Fortunatus 166

Content (from Patient Grissill) 166

The GuU's Hornbook, Cap. VI 166

Ben Jonson (i573?-i637)

Song to Celia 169

The Triumph of Charis 169

To the Memory of my Beloved, Master

William Shakespeare 169

A Pindaric Ode 170

An Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy 171

Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H 171



CONTENTS



vu



John Donne (15 73-1631)

The Indifferent 171

Love's Deity 171

The Funeral 172

Forget 172

Death 172

John Fletcher (1579-1625)

Sweetest Melancholy 173

Invocation to Sleep 173

Song to Bacchus 173

Bfeauty Clear and Fair 173

Weep No More 173

Dirge i73

Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)

Master Francis Beaumont's Letter to

Ben Jonson 174

William Deummond (1585-1649)

Sonnet 174

Madrigal 1 174

John Ford (fl. 1639)

Song from The Broken Heart 175

Dirge from The Broken Heart 175

George Wither (i 588-1667)

Sonnet IV (from Fair Virtue) 175

Thomas Heywood (d. 1650?)

Go, Pretty Birds ! 176

William Browne (i 591-1643)

Britannia's Pastorals, Bk. II, Song V 176

Epitaph 176

On the Countess Dowager of Pembroke. 177

Robert Herrick (1591-1674)

Cherry-Ripe 177

Corinna's Going a-Maying 177

To the Virgins, to Make Much of

Time 178

Upon Julia's Clothes 178

To Daffodils 178

To Keep a True Lent 178

George Herbert (i 593-1633)

Virtue 178

The Collar 179

Love 179

IzAAK Walton (1593-1683)

The Complete Angler (extract) 179

Thomas Carew (i598?-i639?)

Ask me no more where Jove bestows. ... 181
Would you know what's soft? 181

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Hydriotaphia : Urn-Burial, Chap. V. . . . 181

Edmund Waller (1606-1687)

The Story of Phoebus and Daphne,

Applied 184

On a Girdle 184

Go, Lovely Rose ! 185

Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

The Holy State : The Life of Sir Francis

Drake 185

John Milton (1608-1674)

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity 189

L'Allegro 192

II Penseroso 193

Lycidas 195



John Milton (i 608-1674) (Continued)
Sonnets

At the Age of Twenty-three 198

When the Assault was intended to

the City 198

To the Lord General Cromwell 198

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont 198

On his Blindness 199

To Cyriack Skinner 199

Paradise Lost, Bk. 1 199

Of Education 208

Areopagitica 210

Sir John Suckling (i 609-1642)

The Constant Lover 214

Why so Pale and Wan 214

Richard Crashaw (i6i3?-i649)

In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God 214
Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667J

The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying,

Chap. I, Sec. II 216

Sir John Denham (161 5-1669)

Cooper's Hill 218

Richard Lox'elace (1618-1658)

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars 218

The Grasshopper 218

To Althea, from Prison 218

Abraham Cowley (1618-1667)

The Wish 219

Andrew M.arvell (1621-1678)

The Garden 219

To his Coy Mistress 220

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695)

The Retreat 221

The World 221

The Timber 221

THE RESTORATION

John Dryden (1631-1700)

Stanzas on Oliver Cromwell 222

Absalom and Achitophel 222

The Hind and the Panther 223

Alexander's Feast; or, The Power of Music 224

I>ines under the Portrait of Milton 226

An Essay of Dramatic Poesy 226

Samuel Pepys (i 633-1 703)

His Diary (extract) 234

Samuel Butler (161 2-1680)

Hudibras, Part I, Canto 1 237

John Oldham (1653-1683)

A Satire Dissuading from Poetry 238

John Locke (1632-1704)

Of the Conduct of the Understanding

(extract) 238

John Bxinyan (1628-1688)

The Fight with ApoUyon, from The

Pilgrim's Progress 239

Vanity Fair, from The Pilgrim's Progress 241

Minor Lyrists

Song : Love stiU has something of the

sea — Sir Charles Sedley 243

To Celia — Sir Charles Sedley 243



Vlll



ENGLISH PROSE AND POETRY



Minor Lyrists (Continued)

Love and Life — John Wilmot, Earl of

Rochester 244

Epitaph on Charles II — John Wilmot,

Earl of Rochester 244

The Enchantment — Thomas Otway . . . 244
To his Mistress — John Wilmot, Earl of

Rochester 244

THE CLASSICAL AGE

Daniel Defoe (i66i?-i73i)

An Academy for Women, from An Essay

upon Projects 245

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

A Tale of a Tub, Section II 248

A Modest Proposal 253

Sir Richard Steele (167 2-1 729)

The Tatler (Nos. 95, 167, 264) 254

The Spectator (No. 11) 260

Joseph Addison (1672-1719)

The Campaign 262

Hymn 262

The Spectator

Aims of the Spectator 262

Thoughts in Westminster Abbey . . . 264

The Head-Dress 265

The Vision of Mirza 267

Hilpa and Shalum 269

The Sequel of the Story of Hilpa and

Shalum 271

Matthew Prior (1664-1721)

To a Child of Quality Five Years Old. . . 272
The Remedy Worse than the Disease. . . 272

To his Soul 272

Alexander Pope (i 688-1 744)

An Essay on Criticism, Parts I, II 273

The Rape of the Lock 275

Eloisa to Abelard 285

An Essay on Man, Bk. 1 286

Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot 288

The Dunciad, Bk. IV 290

The Iliad, Bk. VI 290

John Gay (1685-1732)

The Hare with Many Friends 291

Black-Eyed Susan 292

Edward Young (1683-1765)

The Complaint, or Night Thoughts

Man 292

Procrastination 203

THE TRANSITION

Lady Winchilsea (i 661- 17 20)

A Nocturnal Reverie 294

Robert Blair (i 699-1 746)

The Grave 294

James Thomson (i 700-1 748)

Winter : A Snow Scene 296

Summer : The Sheep-Washing 296

Spring : The Coming of the Rain 297

Autumn : Storm in Harvest 297



James Thomson (i 700-1 748) (Continued)

The Castle of Indolence 298

Rule, Britannia 300

John Dyer (1700?-! 758)

Grongar Hill 300

David Mallet (i 705-1 765)

William and Margaret 301

Samuel Johnson (i 709-1784)

Congreve 302

The Rambler (No. 69) 308

London '. . 309

The Vanity of Human Wishes 310

William Shenstone (i 714-1763)

Written at an Inn at Henley 311

The School-Mistress 312

Thomas Gray (1716-1771)

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton

College 313

Elegy Written in a Country Church-
yard 314

The Progress of Poesy : A Pindaric Ode 316
The Fatal Sisters : An Ode from the

Norse Tongue 318

William Collins (17 21-1759)

A Song from Shakespeare's Cymbelyne . 319
Ode (Written in the beginning of the year

1746) 319

Ode to Evening 319

The Passions : An Ode to Music 320

Thomas Warton (1728-1790)

Sonnet IV. Written at Stonehenge 322

Oliver Goldsmith (i 728-1 774)

The Chinese Goes to See a Play (from
Letters from a Citizen of the

World) 322

The Deserted Village 324

Retaliation 329

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debts. . 331
Reflections on the Revolution in France 335

William Cowper (1731-1800)

The Task, from Bks. I, II, V 336

On the Loss of the Royal George 338

On the Receipt of my Mother's Picture 338

James Macpherson (?) (i 736-1 796)

The Poems of Ossian : Cath-Loda,

Duan III 340

James Boswell (i 740-1 795)

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.,

Chap. XIII 341

Junius

Letter XV, to the Duke of Grafton 351

Thomas Chatterton (i 752-1 770)

Bristowe Tragedie ; or, The Dethe of Syr

Charles Bawdin 353

The Account of W. Canynges Feast. . . . 358

George Crabbe (1754-1832)

Tales: The Lover's Journey, Tale X 358

William Blake (i 757-1827)

Songs of Innocence : Introduction 359

Songs of Experience

The Clod and the Pebble 359



CONTENTS



IX



Willi A.M Blake (i 757-1827) (Continued)

The Sick Rose 360

The Tiger 360

A Poison Tree 360

Ideas of Good and Evil

Auguries of Innocence 360

Two Kinds of Riches 360

Love's Secret 360

Minor Scottish Poets

William Julius Mickle (173 5-1 788)

There's Nae Luck About the House. ... 361
Jane Elliot (1727-1805)

The Elowers of the Forest 361

Robert Fergusson (1750-1774)

Caller Water 362

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Song : Green grow the rashes 362

Address to the Deil 363

Lines to John Lapraik 364

To a Mouse 364

The Cotter's Saturday Night 365

Address to the Unco Guid 368

To a Mountain Daisy 369

A Bard's Epitaph 369

Tam O'Shanter 370

Bonie Doon 372

Ae Fond Kiss 373

Bonie Lesley 373

Highland Mary 373

Duncan Gray 374

Scots Wha Hae 374

A Man's a Man for a' That 374

THE ROMANTIC REVIVAL

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

Preface to "Lyrical Ballads" 376

We are Seven 382

Expostulation and Reply 383

The Tables Turned 384

Lines Composed a few miles above

Tintem Abbey 384

Lucy 386

Three years she grew 386

A slumber did my spirit seal 386

Lucy Gray ; or, Solitude 386

The Recluse 387

To the Cuckoo 388

My heart leaps up when I behold 389

The Solitary Reaper 389

She was a phantom of delight 389

I wandered lonely as a cloud 390

Ode to Duty : 390

Personal Talk 391

Ode : Intimations of Immortality 391

To a Sky-Lark 394

Sonnets

On the Extinction of the Venetian

Republic 394

September, 1802, Near Dover 394

Thought of a Briton 394

London, 1802 395



William Wordsworth (1770-1850) (Continued)
Composed upon Westminster

Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802 395

On the Sea-Shore Near Calais 395

The world is too much with us 395

To Sleep 395

The River Duddon 396

Most sweet it is 396

Scorn not the sonnet 396

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (177 2-1834)

Biographia Literaria, Chap. XIV 396

Kubla Khan ; or, A Vision in a Dream 399

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner 400

Christabel 415

Robert Southey (17 74-1843)

The Well of St. Keyne 416

Francis Jeffrey (1773-1850)

"The White Doe of Rylstone" 416

Sir Walter Scott (177 i- 183 2)

The Lay of the Last Minstrel : The Lay

of Rosabelle 417

Marmion : Christmas in the Olden Time 418
The Lady of the Lake : Soldier, Rest ! thy

Warfare O'er 419

The Lady of the Lake : Fitz- James and

Roderick Dhu 419

Charles Lamb (17 75-1 834)

The Two Races of Men 422

Mrs. Battle's Opinion on Whist 425

A Chapter on Ears 428

The Old Familiar Faces 431

^Thomas Campbell (177 7-1844)

Ye Mariners of England (A Naval Ode) 431

Battle of the Baltic 432

Thomas Moore (1779-185 2)

The time I've lost in wooing 433

Oft in the stilly night 433

'Tis the last rose of summer 433

The harp that once through Tara's hall 433
Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

Rondeau 434

Fairies' Song 434

Thomas de Quincey (i 785-1859)

The Confessions of an English Opium-

Eater 434

George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron
(1788-1824)
English Bards and Scotch Reviewers . . . 443

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage 445

Sonnet on ChiUon 451

The Prisoner of Chillon 451

Ode : Oh Venice ! Venice ! 455

Know ye the land 457

She walks in beauty 457

So, we'll go no more a roving 457

Charles Wolfe (1791-1823)

The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna 458
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)

Alastor ; or. The Spirit of Solitude 458

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty 459

Sonnet : Ozymandias 460

Lines Written among the Euganean HiUs 460



ENGLISH PROSE AND POETRY



Percy Bysshe Shelley (i 792-1822) (Continued)

Ode to the West Wind 462

The Indian Serenade 463

The Cloud 464

To a Skj'lark 465

To — (Music when soft voices die) 466

Adonais 466

Final Chorus from Hellas 473

To Night 474

To — (One word is too often profaned) 474
John Keats (1795-1821)

Ode to a Nightingale 474

Ode on a Grecian Urn 475

To Autumn 476

Ode : Bards of Passion and of Mirth 477

Lines on the Mermaid Tavern 477

La Belle Dame sans Merci 477

Sonnets

The Grasshopper and the Cricket 478
On First Looking into Chapman's

Homer 478

To Sleep 478

On the Sea 478

When I have fears 479

Bright Star ! 479

Endymion 479

Hyperion 481

The Eve of St. Agnes 482

Walter Savage Landor (i 775-1864)

^sop and Rhodope 487

Rose Aylmer 492

A Fiesolan Idyl 492*

To Robert Browiiing 492

Why 493

On his Seventy-fifth Birthday 493

On Death 493

Thomas Hood (i 798-1845)

The Song of the Shirt 493

Ruth 494

WiNTHROP MaCKWORTH PrAED (1802-1B39)

The Belle of the Ball-Room 494

Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849)

Dream Pedlary 495

Death's Jest-Book (Song) 496

THE VICTORIAN AGE

Thomas Carlyle (i 795-1881)

Sartor Resartus, Bk. II, Chaps. VII,

VIII, IX 497

Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay
(1800-1859)
The History of England, Vol. I, Chap.

Ill (extract) 510

John Henry, Cardinal Newman (i8oi-
1890)
The Idea of a University : Discourse VI

(extract) 518

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892)

The Lady of Shalott 523

A Dream of Fair Women 524

Morte D'Arthur 528



Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) {Continued)

Ulysses 532

Locksley Hall 532

St. Agnes Eve 537

Sir Galahad 537

Break, break, break 538

Wages 538

The Higher Pantheism 538

Maud (XXII) 539

In Memoriam

Proem, I, XXVII, XXXI, XXXII,
LIV, LVII, XCVI, CVI,

CXXX, Epilogue 540

Sir John Franklin 543

To Dante 543

The Silent Voices 543

Merlin and the Gleam 543

Crossing the Bar 545

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Sonnets from the Portuguese (I, VII,

XIV, XVII, XX, XXI, XXII,

XXVIII, XLIII) 545

The Cry of the Children 547

A Musical Instrument 549

Robert Browning (181 2-1889)
Cavalier Tunes

Marching Along 549

Give a Rouse 550

"How They Brought the Good News

from Ghent to Aix" 550

Song: Nay but you, who do not love her 551

Evelyn Hope 551

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad 552

Saul 552

Song : My Star 554

My Last Duchess 554

A Grammarian's Funeral 555

"Childe Roland to the Dark Tower

Came" 556

Era Lippo Lippi 559

One Word More 564

Abt Vogler 567

Rabbi Ben Ezra 569

Apparitions 572

Wanting is — What? 572

Never the time and the place 572

The Epilogue to Asolando 572

William Makepeace Thackeray (181 i-
1863)
The English Humorists : Sterne 573

Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

Qua Cursum Ventus 578

"With Whom is no Variableness" 579

Easter Day 579

"Perche Pensa?" 581

Say not the struggle nought availeth 581

John Ruskin (1819-1900)

The Stones of Venice, Vol. II, Chap. IV 582
The Crown of Wild Olive : Preface 584

Frederick Locker-Lampson(i82 1-1895)

To My Grandmother 590

The Unrealized Ideal 590



CONTENTS



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Sidney Dobell (1824-1874)

i\merica 59^

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

Culture and Anarchy : Sweetness and

Light 591

Shakespeare 602

The Forsaken Merman 602



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