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ENGLISH WRITERS

English Writers.

Writers. By Prof. HENRY MORLEY.

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Vol. 1.-FROM THE BEGINNING TO BEOWULF.

II.- From CÆDMON TO THE CONQUEST.
III.- FROM THE CONQUEST TO CHAUCER.
IV.-The LITERATURE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (Part I.).

V.—THE LITERATURE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (Part II.).
VI.-FROM CHAUCER TO CAXTON.
VII.- FROM CAXTON TO COVERDALE.
VIII.-FROM SURREY TO SPENSER.
IX.-SPENSER AND HIS TIME.

The next volume will be :-
X.-SHAKESPEARE AND HIS TIME.

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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-
tions from old MSS., Books, Pictures, and Sculptures.
Vol. 1.-SHORTER ENGLISH Poems.

II.-ILLUSTRATIONS OF ENGLISH RELIGION.
III.-ENGLISH PLAYS.
IV.-SHORTER WORKS IN ENGLISH PROSE.
V.-SKETCHES OF LONGER WORKS IN ENGLISH VERSE AND PROSE.

CASSELL & COMPANY, LIMITED, Ludgate Hill, London.

AN ATTEMPT TOWARDS

A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE

BY

HENRY MORLEY

LL, D, EMERITUS PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

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SPENSER AND HIS TIME

CASSELL & COMPANY LIMITED

LONDON PARIS & MELBOURNE

1892
(ALI, RIGHTS RESERVED)

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DEDICATION.

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-
The more than forty years of love as sure
As God's high promises. Truth must endure.

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.

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