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EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH

ROGER ASCHAM

INTRODUCTION

xi

The Scholemaster: The First Booke for

the Youth...

THE ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE (extract from

An. 1137)

John Foxe

Acts and Monuments of these Latter and

(by a Monk of Peterborough).

AN OLD English HOMILY (extract)

Perillous Dayes: The Behaviour of

Dr. Ridley and Master Latimer at

(by an unknown author).

the Time of their Death....

RICHARD POORE (?), Bishop of Chichester,

Salisbury, and Durham

The Ancren Riwle (Speech; Nuns May

THE AGE OF ELIZABETH

Keep No Beast but a Cat).

ENGLISA PROCLAMATION OF HENRY III.

Sir PALIP SIDNEY

4

RICHARD ROLLE (of Hampole)

Arcadia (from Bk. I). .....

45

RICHARD HOOKER

Epistle III: The Commandment of Love

to God..

Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity (ex-

5

SIR John MANDEVILLE

tract from Bk. I)......

54

The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John JOHN LYLY

Maundevile, Kt., Capp. IV, XVII,

Euphues and his England (extract) ... 57

XXVII...

6 THOMAS LODGE

JOHN WICLIP

Rosalynde: Euphues' Golden Legacy (ex-

The Gospel of Mathew (Both versions)... 9

tract)..

60

JOAN DE TREVISA

ROBERT GREENE

Higden's Polychronicon, Bk. I, Cap. LIX 11

A Groat's Worth of Wit, bought with a

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

Million of Repentance (extract).

64

A Treatise on the Astrolabe; Prologus. ... 12

The Art of Cony-Catching (extract).

Translation of Boethius, Bk. III, Prose IX,

Greene's Never Too Late; The Palmer's
and Metre IX...

Tale (extract).....

69

13

REGINALD PECock, Bishop of St. Asaph, and

FRANCIS BACON, Viscount St. Albans
Chichester

Essays (I, Of Truth, p. 74; II, Of Death,

The Repressor of Over Much Blaming of

p. 75; IV, Of Revenge, 75; V, Of

the Clergy, Pt. I, Cap. XIII......... 16

Adversity, p. 76; VIII, Of Marriage

and Single Life, p. 76; X, Of Love,

THE END OF THE MIDDLE AGES

p. 77; XI, Of Great Place, p. 78;

XVI, Of Atheism, p. 79; XXIII, Of

SIR THOMAS MALORY

Wisdom for a Man's Self, p. 8o; XXV,

Le Morte Darthur, Bk. XXI, Capp. IV-

Of Dispatch, p. 81; XXVII, Of
VI....

WILLIAM CAXTON

Friendship, p. 82; XLII, Of Youth

and Age, p. 85; XLIII, Of Beauty,

Preface to the Booke of Eneydos..

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SIR JOHN BOURCHIER, LORD BERNERS

THOMAS NASBE

The Cronycle of Syr John Froissart, Capp.

The Unfortunate Traveller (or Jack Wil-

CCCLXXXIII, CCCLXXXIIII....

ton) (extract).....

86
THOMAS DEKKER

THE TRANSITION TO MODERN TIMES

The Gull's Hornbook, Capp. VI-VIII. ... 89

SIR THOMAS MORE

BEN JONSON

A Dialogue of Syr Thomas More, Kt., Bk.

Timber; or Discoveries made upon Men

III, Cap. XVI......

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and Matter (LXIV, De Shakespeare

WILLIAM TYNDALE

Nostrati, p. 94; LXXI, Dominus
The Gospell of S. Mathew, Cap. V........ 34

Verulamius, p. 94; C, De Bonis et

Huch LATIMER

Malis; De Innocentia, p. 95; CXV,

The First Sermon before King Edward

De Stilo, et Optimo Scribendi Genere,

VI...

P. 95)....

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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

DANIEL DEFOE

The Life, Adventures, and Piracies of the

Famous Captain Singleton (extract). 176

JONATHAN SWIFT

The Tale of a Tub: The Preface and

Sections II and IX.

184

A Modest Proposal. .

193
ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, Earl of Shaftes-

bury
Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opin-

ions, Times, etc., Pt. III, Sec. III.... 197
JOSEPH ADDISON
The Spectator (No. 10, Aims of the Spec-

tator, p. 198; 26, Thoughts in West-
minster Abbey, P. 200; 98, The
Head-Dress, 201; 159, The Vision of
Mirza, p. 203; 584, Hilpa and Sha-
lum, p. 205; 585, The Same, con-
tinued, p. 206).

198

SIR RICHARD STEELE

The Tatler (Nos. 82, 95, 167, 264)....... 207

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