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recent literature. Some of the translations are familiar, others have either been made expressly for this volume or involve so much revision as to make them practically new.

Users of the book will regret the absence of many pieces of recent literature which deserve inclusion. Some of these were omitted because of space limitations, others because owners of the copyrights would not grant permission to reprint on any terms.

In view of the present vogue of studying literature by types, the editor carefully considered the question of supplying a classified table of contents. After much deliberation he decided not to do so.

In the first place, the chief value of the study of literature by types is the cultivation of the student's ability to recognize and discriminate different forms and technical processes. But this is obviously better accomplished by requiring the student to select examples of a certain type and to give reasons for his selection than by merely discussing the characteristics of pieces selected by someone else.

Secondly, a systematic classification of modern literature on any single principle is impossible. Classification on the basis of form is excluded by the fact that in some instances the ancient criteria of form have entirely disappeared, and in others mixed forms have arisen. Classification by tone and purpose is interfered with by the impossibility of assigning certain pieces -- among them some of the most notable — to any single category. Classification by subject matter will vary with the interests and purposes of the student; not one but many classifications would therefore be necessary.

Thirdly, the study of literature exclusively by types and forms is narrow and misleading. No literary genre flourishes independently or can be studied without constant reference to other kinds of literature contemporary with it. New ideas, methods, and technique are usually the result not of internal evolution, but of new elements drawn from some external source. The most profitable method of study is therefore that which takes into consideration not only the whole stream of literature of the period studied, but the whole social background. This, of course, does not exclude study of special forms; but such study should be a secondary, not a primary pursuit.

Finally, classification, generalization, and other abstract processes are unprofitable for young students. The first aim in the study of literature should be intelligent reading. It is worth much more to understand Lycidas and respond to its ideas and its beauty than to classify it and enumerate its generic criteria.

In conclusion the editor wishes to express publicly his gratitude to the Boston and London offices of Ginn and Company for untiring and efficient aid in bringing out this Enlarged Edition.

J. M. M.

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Sir Philip SIDNEY (1554-1586)

Astrophel and Stella..

The Nightingale.

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Hymn to Apollo.

123

Arcadia, from Bk. I

124 V

JOHN LYLY (1554-1006)

Euphues and His England

127

Apelles' Song

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Spring's Welcome

Fairy Revels.

128

THOMAS LODGE (1558?-1025)

Rosalynde : Euphues' Golden Legacy.... 129

ROBERT GREENE (1500?–1592)

Sweet are the 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 (1559?-1634)

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).

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

150

Of Youth and Ige.

159

MINOR POETRY

My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is — Sir

Edward Dyer.

160

The Silent Lover Sir Walter Raleigh, 100

The Conclusion Sir Walter Raleigh.. 160

Song of Paris and Enone - George

Peele.

161

Harvestmen a-Singing George Peele. . 161

Farewell to Arms George Peele.. Thr
The Burning Babe - Robert Southwel 61

Cherry-Ripe - Thomas Campion...

ENGLAND'S HELICON

Phyllida and Corydon -- X. Breton. 102

As It Fell Upon a Day -- Ignoto.

Phyllida's Love-call to Her Corvilon

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Upon Julia's Clothes.

To Daffodils.

To Keep a True Lent.

GEORGE HERBERT (1593-1633)

Virtue.

178

The Collar.

179

Love .

179

IZAAK WALTON (1593-1083)

The Complete Angler (extract).

179

Thomas Carew (1598?-1639?)

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 Phæbus 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

Il Penseroso.

193

Lycidas.

195

Sonnets

At the Age of Twenty-three... 198

When the Assault was Intended to

the City :

To the Lord General Cr

198

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont 198

On His Blindness .

190

To Cyriack Skinner.

199

Paradise Lost, Bk. I

199

Of Education.

208

Areopagitica,

SIR JOHN SUCKLING (1609-1642)

The Constant Lover.

214

Why so Pale and Wan.

214

RICHARD CRASHAW (16132-1649)

In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God 214

JEREMY TAYLOR (1613-1667)

The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying,

Chap. I, Sec. II.

216

SIR JOHN DENHAM (1615-1669)

Cooper's Hill..

218

RICHARD LOVELACE (1618-1658)

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars.

218

The Grasshopper.

2181

To Althea, from Prison.

218

ABRAHAM COWLEY (1618-1667)

The Wish.

210

ANDREW MARVELL (1621-1678)

The Garden.

219

To His Coy Mistress.

HENRY VAUGHAN (1622-1695)

The Retreat.

The World.

The Timber.

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