From Chaucer to Tennyson With Twenty-Nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors
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From Chaucer to Tennyson With Twenty-Nine Portraits and Selections from Thirty Authors

By Henry A. (Henry Augustin) Beers
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Table of Contents
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  • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF PORTRAITS.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • FROM THE CONQUEST TO CHAUCER.
    • 1066-1400.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • FROM CHAUCER TO SPENSER.
    • 1400-1599.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • THE AGE OF SHAKSPERE.
    • 1564-1616.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE AGE OF MILTON.
    • 1608-1674.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • FROM THE RESTORATION TO THE DEATH OF POPE.
    • 1660-1744.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • FROM THE DEATH OF POPE TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.
    • 1744-1789.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • FROM THE FRENCH REVOLUTION TO THE DEATH OF SCOTT.
    • 1789-1832.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • FROM THE DEATH OF SCOTT TO THE PRESENT TIME.
    • 1832-1893.
  • APPENDIX.
    • GEOFFREY CHAUCER.
    • THE PRIORESS.
    • PALAMON'S FAREWELL TO EMELIE.
    • EMELIE IN THE GARDEN.
    • ALISON.
    • ANONYMOUS BALLADS OF THE SIXTEENTH AND SEVENTEENTH CENTURIES.
    • WALY, WALY BUT LOVE BE BONNY.
    • THE TWO CORBIES.[82]
    • BONNIE GEORGE CAMPBELL.
  • EDMUND SPENSER.
    • THE SUITOR'S LIFE.
    • THE MUSIC OF THE BOWER OF BLISS.
    • THE HOUSE OF SLEEP.
  • WILLIAM SHAKSPERE.
    • SONNET XC.
    • SONG.
    • THE SLEEP OF KINGS.
    • FALSTAFF AND BARDOLPH.
    • THE SEVEN AGES OF MAN.
    • HAMLET'S SOLILOQUY.
    • DETACHED PASSAGES FROM THE PLAYS.
  • FRANCIS BACON.
    • OF DEATH.
    • OF STUDIES.
    • OF ADVERSITY.
  • BEN JONSON.
    • SONG TO CELIA.
    • LONG LIFE.
    • EPITAPH ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE.
    • THE THANKLESS MUSE.
  • JOHN FLETCHER AND FRANCIS BEAUMONT.
    • A SONG OF TRUE LOVE DEAD.
    • A SONG OF CRUEL LOVE.[119]
    • SWEET MELANCHOLY.[120]
    • CÆSAR'S LAMENT OVER POMPEY.
  • JOHN MILTON.
    • FAME.
    • THE PLEASURES OF MELANCHOLY.
    • THE PROTECTION OF CONSCIENCE.
    • INVOCATION TO LIGHT.
    • SATAN.
    • ON THE LATE MASSACRE IN PIEDMONT.[127]
  • SIR THOMAS BROWNE.
    • THE VANITY OF MONUMENTS.
  • JOHN DRYDEN.
    • THE CHARACTER OF ZIMRI.[138]
    • THE CHEATS OF HOPE.
  • JONATHAN SWIFT.
    • THE EMPEROR OF LILLIPUT.
  • ALEXANDER POPE.
    • A CHARACTER OF ADDISON.
    • AN ORNAMENT TO HER SEX.
  • JOSEPH ADDISON.
    • SIGNOR NICOLINI AND THE LION.
  • SAMUEL JOHNSON.
    • DETACHED PASSAGES FROM BOSWELL'S LIFE.
  • OLIVER GOLDSMITH.
    • THE VILLAGE PASTOR AND SCHOOL-MASTER.
  • EDMUND BURKE.
    • THE DECAY OF LOYALTY.
  • THOMAS GRAY.
    • ODE ON A DISTANT PROSPECT OF ETON COLLEGE.
  • WILLIAM COWPER.
    • FROM LINES ON THE RECEIPT OF HIS MOTHER'S PICTURE.
    • WINTER EVENING.
    • MAN'S INHUMANITY TO MAN.
  • ROBERT BURNS.
    • TAM O'SHANTER.
  • JOHN ANDERSON.
  • WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.
    • SONNET.
    • THE PRE-EXISTENCE OF THE SOUL.
    • LUCY.
    • THE SOLITARY REAPER.
    • SKATING AT NIGHT.
  • SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.
    • THE SONG OF THE SPIRITS.
    • THE LOVE OF ALL CREATURES.
    • ESTRANGEMENT OF FRIENDS.
  • WALTER SCOTT.
    • NATIVE LAND.
    • SUNSET ON THE BORDER.
    • PROUD MAISIE.
    • PIBROCH OF DONUIL DHU.
  • PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY.
    • LINES TO AN INDIAN AIR.
    • VENICE.
    • A LAMENT.
    • THE POET'S DREAM.
  • GEORGE GORDON BYRON.
    • ELEGY ON THYRZA.
    • THE BALL AT BRUSSELS ON THE NIGHT BEFORE WATERLOO.
  • JOHN KEATS.
    • ODE ON A GRECIAN URN.
    • MADELINE.
  • CHARLES DICKENS.
    • BOB SAWYER'S BACHELOR PARTY.
  • WILLIAM MAKEPIECE THACKERAY.
    • BECKY GOES TO COURT AND DINES AT GAUNT HOUSE.
  • GEORGE ELIOT.
    • PASSAGES FROM ADAM BEDE.
  • THOMAS CARLYLE.
    • MIDNIGHT IN THE CITY.
    • GHOSTS.
  • ALFRED TENNYSON.
    • THE DAYS THAT ARE NO MORE.
    • THE PASSING OF ARTHUR.
    • BUGLE SONG.
    • BREAK, BREAK, BREAK.
    • PEACE OR WAR?
    • STANZAS FROM IN MEMORIAM.
    • SONG FROM MAUD.
  • ROBERT BROWNING.
    • INCIDENT OF THE FRENCH CAMP.
    • THE LOST LEADER.
    • MEETING AT NIGHT.
    • WORK AND WORTH.
    • HOME THOUGHTS FROM ABROAD.
  • INDEX.
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