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Writers. By Prof. HENRY MORLEY.
Vol. 1.-FROM THE BEGINNING TO BEOWULF.
II.- From CÆDMON TO THE CONQUEST.
V.—THE LITERATURE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (Part II.).
The next volume will be :-
A First Sketch of English Literature. From
the Earliest Period to the Present Time. By Prof. Henry MORLEY. Twenty-sixth Thousand.
Library of English Literature. Edited by Prof.
HENRY MORLEY. Complete in 5 Volumes. With 630 Illustra-
II.-ILLUSTRATIONS OF ENGLISH RELIGION.
CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED, Ludgate Hill, London.
AN ATTEMPT TOWARDS
A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE
LL, D, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
SPENSER AND HIS TIME
CASSELL & COMPANY LIMITED
LONDON PARIS & MELBOURNE
APRIL 5, 1892.
The trembling movement of a joy too pure
To dwell with dust has ceased ; gone is a joy
Whose memory no sorrow can destroy-
Love crowns the bended head when no alloy
Of low desire rings base, no cares annoy, And the soul sits in sight of God secure. ( wife with God, loved next to God, true wife !
To thee these careful words I dedicate, Which through long time pursue the path of lise
Where England treads the way that thou hast trod Of simple Duty, glad to work and wait,
And bring her children to the love of God.