Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Volume 1
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Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Volume 1

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  • SPECIMENS WITH MEMOIRS OF THE LESS-KNOWN BRITISH POETS.
  • INTRODUCTORY ESSAY
    • THE SPOUTS AND SOLEMNITIES WHICH FOLLOWED KING ARTHUR'S CORONATION.
      • AN OLD TRADITION.
      • ARTHUR'S INTRIGUE WITH YGERNE.
      • THE PROLOGUE.
      • KING VORTIGERN'S MEETING WITH PRINCESS KODWEN.
      • THE ATTACK OF RICHARD I. ON A CASTLE HELD BY THE SARACENS.
      • THE SOLDAN SALADIN SENDS KING RICHARD A HORSE.
      • DEGORE AND THE DRAGON.
      • A BATTLE
      • HUMAN LIFE.
      • ALLEGORICAL PICTURES.
      • COVETOUSNESS.
      • THE PRELATES.
      • MERCY AND TRUTH.
      • NATURE, OR KIND, SENDING FORTH HIS DISEASES FROM THE PLANETS, AT THE COMMAND OF CONSCIENCE, AND OF HIS ATTENDANTS, AGE AND DEATH.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
    • AN OLD TRADITION.
    • ARTHUR'S INTRIGUE WITH YGERNE.
    • THE PROLOGUE.
    • KING VORTIGERN'S MEETING WITH PRINCESS KODWEN.
    • THE ATTACK OF RICHARD I. ON A CASTLE HELD BY THE SARACENS.
    • THE SOLDAN SALADIN SENDS KING RICHARD A HORSE.
    • DEGORE AND THE DRAGON.
    • A BATTLE
    • HUMAN LIFE.
    • ALLEGORICAL PICTURES.
    • COVETOUSNESS.
    • THE PRELATES.
    • MERCY AND TRUTH.
    • NATURE, OR KIND, SENDING FORTH HIS DISEASES FROM THE PLANETS, AT THE COMMAND OF CONSCIENCE, AND OF HIS ATTENDANTS, AGE AND DEATH.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
  • ADVERTISEMENT.
  • CONTENTS.
    • SPECIMENS, WITH MEMOIRS, OF THE LESS-KNOWN BRITISH POETS.
  • JOHN GOWER
    • THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN.
      • OF THE GRATIFICATION WHICH THE LOVERS PASSION RECEIVES FROM THE SENSE OF HEARING.
    • OF THE GRATIFICATION WHICH THE LOVERS PASSION RECEIVES FROM THE SENSE OF HEARING.
  • JOHN BARBOUR.
    • APOSTROPHE TO FREEDOM.
      • DEATH OF SIR HENRY DE BOHUN.
    • DEATH OF SIR HENRY DE BOHUN.
  • ANDREW WYNTOUN.
  • BLIND HARRY.
    • BATTLE OF BLACK-EARNSIDE.
      • THE DEATH OF WALLACE.
    • THE DEATH OF WALLACE.
  • JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND.
    • THE KING THUS DESCRIBES THE APPEARANCE OF HIS MISTRESS, WHEN HE FIRST SAW HER FROM A WINDOW OF HIS PRISON AT WINDSOR.
  • JOHN THE CHAPLAIN—THOMAS OCCLEVE.
  • JOHN LYDGATE.
    • CANACE, CONDEMNED TO DEATH BY HER FATHER AEOLUS, SENDS TO HER GUILTY BROTHER MACAREUS THE LAST TESTIMONY OF HER UNHAPPY PASSION.
      • THE LONDON LYCKPENNY.
      • DINNER GIVEN BY THE TOWN MOUSE TO THE COUNTRY MOUSE.
      • [FROM THE MORAL.]
    • THE LONDON LYCKPENNY.
    • DINNER GIVEN BY THE TOWN MOUSE TO THE COUNTRY MOUSE.
    • [FROM THE MORAL.]
    • THE GARMENT OF GOOD LADIES.
  • WILLIAM DUNBAR
    • THE DANCE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS THROUGH HELL.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
      • VII.
      • VIII.
      • THE MERLE AND NIGHTINGALE.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
    • VII.
    • VIII.
    • THE MERLE AND NIGHTINGALE.
  • GAVIN DOUGLAS.
    • MORNING IN MAY.
  • SKELTON.
    • TO MISTRESS MARGARET HUSSEY.
  • SIR DAVID LYNDSAY.
    • MELDRUM'S DUEL WITH THE ENGLISH CHAMPION TALBART.
      • SUPPLICATION IN CONTEMPTION OF SIDE TAILS,[1] (1538.)
    • SUPPLICATION IN CONTEMPTION OF SIDE TAILS,[1] (1538.)
  • THOMAS TUSSER.
    • DIRECTIONS FOR CULTIVATING A HOP-GARDEN.
      • HOUSEWIFELY PHYSIC.
      • MORAL REFLECTIONS ON THE WIND.
    • HOUSEWIFELY PHYSIC.
    • MORAL REFLECTIONS ON THE WIND.
  • GEORGE GASCOIGNE.
    • GOOD-MORROW.
      • GOOD-NIGHT.
    • GOOD-NIGHT.
  • THOMAS SACKVILLE, LORD BUCKHURST AND EARL OF DORSET.
    • ALLEGORICAL CHARACTERS FROM THE MIRROR FOR MAGISTRATES.
      • HENRY DUKE OP BUCKINGHAM IN THE INFERNAL REGIONS.
    • HENRY DUKE OP BUCKINGHAM IN THE INFERNAL REGIONS.
  • JOHN HARRINGTON.
    • SONNET ON ISABELLA MARKHAM,
      • VERSES ON A MOST STONY-HEARTED MAIDEN WHO DID SORELY BEGUILE THE NOBLE KNIGHT, MY TRUE FRIEND.
    • VERSES ON A MOST STONY-HEARTED MAIDEN WHO DID SORELY BEGUILE THE NOBLE KNIGHT, MY TRUE FRIEND.
  • SIR PHILIP SIDNEY.
    • TO SLEEP.
      • SONNETS.
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • VI.
    • SONNETS.
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • VI.
  • ROBERT SOUTHWELL.
    • LOOK HOME.
      • THE IMAGE OF DEATH.
      • LOVE'S SERVILE LOT.
      • TIMES GO BY TURNS.
    • THE IMAGE OF DEATH.
    • LOVE'S SERVILE LOT.
    • TIMES GO BY TURNS.
  • THOMAS WATSON.
    • THE NYMPHS TO THEIR MAY-QUEEN.
      • SONNET.
    • SONNET.
  • THOMAS TURBERVILLE.
    • IN PRAISE OP THE RENOWNED LADY ANNE, COUNTESS OF WARWICK.
      • HARPALUS' COMPLAINT OF PHILLIDA'S LOVE BESTOWED ON CORIN, WHO LOVED HER NOT, AND DENIED HIM THAT LOVED HER.
      • A PRAISE OF HIS LADY.
      • THAT ALL THINGS SOMETIME FIND EASE OF THEIR PAIN, SAVE ONLY THE LOVER.
      • FROM 'THE PHOENIX' NEST.'
      • FROM THE SAME.
      • THE SOUL'S ERRAND.
      • SECOND PERIOD.
    • HARPALUS' COMPLAINT OF PHILLIDA'S LOVE BESTOWED ON CORIN, WHO LOVED HER NOT, AND DENIED HIM THAT LOVED HER.
    • A PRAISE OF HIS LADY.
    • THAT ALL THINGS SOMETIME FIND EASE OF THEIR PAIN, SAVE ONLY THE LOVER.
    • FROM 'THE PHOENIX' NEST.'
    • FROM THE SAME.
    • THE SOUL'S ERRAND.
    • SECOND PERIOD.
  • FRANCIS BEAUMONT.
    • TO BEN JONSON.
      • ON THE TOMBS IN WESTMINSTER.
      • AN EPITAPH.
    • ON THE TOMBS IN WESTMINSTER.
    • AN EPITAPH.
  • SIR WALTER RALEIGH.
    • THE COUNTRY'S RECREATIONS.
      • THE SILENT LOVER.
      • A VISION UPON 'THE FAIRY QUEEN.'
      • LOVE ADMITS NO RIVAL.
    • THE SILENT LOVER.
    • A VISION UPON 'THE FAIRY QUEEN.'
    • LOVE ADMITS NO RIVAL.
  • JOSHUA SYLVESTER.
    • TO RELIGION.
      • ON MAN'S RESEMBLANCE TO GOD. (FROM DU BARTAS.)
      • THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN.
    • ON MAN'S RESEMBLANCE TO GOD. (FROM DU BARTAS.)
    • THE CHARIOT OF THE SUN.
  • RICHARD BARNFIELD.
    • ADDRESS TO THE NIGHTINGALE.
  • ALEXANDER HUME.
    • THANKS FOR A SUMMER'S DAY.
      • OTHER SCOTTISH POETS.
    • OTHER SCOTTISH POETS.
  • SAMUEL DANIEL.
    • RICHARD II., THE MORNING BEFORE HIS MURDER IN POMFRET CASTLE.
      • EARLY LOVE.
      • SELECTIONS FROM SONNETS.
    • EARLY LOVE.
    • SELECTIONS FROM SONNETS.
  • SIR JOHN DAVIES.
    • INTRODUCTION TO THE POEM ON THE SOUL OF MAN.
      • THE SELF-SUBSISTENCE OF THE SOUL.
      • SPIRITUALITY OF THE SOUL.
    • THE SELF-SUBSISTENCE OF THE SOUL.
    • SPIRITUALITY OF THE SOUL.
  • GILES FLETCHER.
    • THE NATIVITY.
      • SONG OF SORCERESS SEEKING TO TEMPT CHRIST.
      • CLOSE OF 'CHRIST'S VICTORY AND TRIUMPH.'
    • SONG OF SORCERESS SEEKING TO TEMPT CHRIST.
    • CLOSE OF 'CHRIST'S VICTORY AND TRIUMPH.'
  • JOHN DONNE.
    • HOLY SONNETS.
      • THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL.
    • THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL.
  • MICHAEL DRAYTON,
    • DESCRIPTION OF MORNING.
  • EDWARD FAIRFAX.
    • RINALDO AT MOUNT OLIVET.
  • SIR HENRY WOTTON
    • FAREWELL TO THE VANITIES OF THE WORLD.
      • A MEDITATION.
    • A MEDITATION.
  • RICHARD CORBET.
    • DR CORBET'S JOURNEY INTO FRANCE.
      • FAREWELL TO THE FAIRIES.
    • FAREWELL TO THE FAIRIES.
  • BEN JONSON.
    • EPITAPH ON THE COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE.
      • THE PICTURE OF THE BODY.
      • TO PENSHURST.
      • TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED MASTER, WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, AND WHAT HE HATH LEFT US.
      • ON THE PORTRAIT OF SHAKSPEARE.
    • THE PICTURE OF THE BODY.
    • TO PENSHURST.
    • TO THE MEMORY OF MY BELOVED MASTER, WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, AND WHAT HE HATH LEFT US.
    • ON THE PORTRAIT OF SHAKSPEARE.
  • THOMAS RANDOLPH.
    • THE PRAISE OF WOMAN.
      • TO MY PICTURE.
      • TO A LADY ADMIRING HERSELF IN A LOOKING-GLASS.
    • TO MY PICTURE.
    • TO A LADY ADMIRING HERSELF IN A LOOKING-GLASS.
  • ROBERT BURTON.
    • ON MELANCHOLY.
  • THOMAS CAREW.
  • PERSUASIONS TO LOVE.
    • SONG.
      • TO MY MISTRESS SITTING BY A RIVER'S SIDE.
      • SONG.
      • A PASTORAL DIALOGUE.
      • SONG.
    • TO MY MISTRESS SITTING BY A RIVER'S SIDE.
    • SONG.
    • A PASTORAL DIALOGUE.
    • SONG.
  • SIR JOHN SUCKLING.
    • SONG.
      • A BALLAD UPON A WEDDING.
      • SONG.
    • A BALLAD UPON A WEDDING.
    • SONG.
  • WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT.
    • LOVE'S DARTS.
      • ON THE DEATH OF SIR BEVIL GRENVILLE.
      • A VALEDICTION.
    • ON THE DEATH OF SIR BEVIL GRENVILLE.
    • A VALEDICTION.
  • WILLIAM BROWNE.
    • SONG.
      • SONG.
      • POWER OF GENIUS OVER ENVY.
      • EVENING.
      • FROM 'BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS.'
      • A DESCRIPTIVE SKETCH.
    • SONG.
    • POWER OF GENIUS OVER ENVY.
    • EVENING.
    • FROM 'BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS.'
    • A DESCRIPTIVE SKETCH.
  • WILLIAM ALEXANDER, EARL OF STIRLING.
    • SONNET.
  • WILLIAM DRUMMOND.
    • THE RIVER OF FORTH FEASTING.
      • SONNETS.
      • SPIRITUAL POEMS.
    • SONNETS.
    • SPIRITUAL POEMS.
  • PHINEAS FLETCHER
    • DESCRIPTION OF PARTHENIA.
      • INSTABILITY OF HUMAN GREATNESS.
      • HAPPINESS OF THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE.
      • MARRIAGE OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH.
      • END OF VOL. I.
    • INSTABILITY OF HUMAN GREATNESS.
    • HAPPINESS OF THE SHEPHERD'S LIFE.
    • MARRIAGE OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH.
    • END OF VOL. I.
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