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For aid in making the book I have to thank several friends. My cousin, Louise Manly, began making the selections with me and did a very large amount of work. These selections were revised by me and many were rejected for lack of space, while others were replaced by selections which seemed to me, for one reason or another, better suited to the purposes of the book ; but my debt to her is very great, both because her selections were made with taste and judgment and because without her aid I should probably not yet have begun to carry out my plan. To Dr. Hardin Craig, Mr. A. E. Hill, and Miss Elizabeth Calhoun I am indebted for aid in verifying readings while the book was going through the press. To my sister, Annie Manly, I owe the greatest debt for aid in copying and for reading with me every revise of the proofs of the whole book.

J. M. M. LAKE ZURICH, ILLINOIS

CONTENTS

THE FOLLOWERS OF CHAUCER

THOMAS HOCCLEVE (1370 ?-1450 ?)

De Regimine Principum (On Chaucer).. 47
To Sir John Oldcasile....

.... 47
JOHN LYDGATE (1370 ?-1451 ?)

London Lyckpenny........

The Story of Thebes. .....
KING JAMES Í OF SCOTLAND (1394-1437)

The Kingis Quair ........
ROBERT HENRYSON (1430 ?-1506?)

The Mouse and the Paddock..

UNKNOWN AUTHOR (c. 1500)

The Nutbrowne Maide......

WILLIAM DUNBAR (1460 ?-1513 +)

The Thrissill and the Rois...

STEPHEN HAWES (d. 1523)

The Pastime of Pleasure

The Mariage betwene Graunde

Amour and Labell Pucell. .......

The Epitaph of Graunde Amour....

The Excusation of the Aucthoure...

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JOHN LYLY (1554?-1606)

Apelles' Song........................

Spring's Welcome....................

Hymn to Apollo......................

Fairy Revels......

GEORGE PEELE (1558 ?-1597?)

Song of Paris and Enone.......... ....

Harvestmen a-Singing...............

Farewell to Arms........

WILLIAM WARNER (1558 ?-1609)

Albion's England, Bk. IV, Chapter XX. 108

GEORGE CHAPMAN (1559?-1634)

The Sixth Book of Homer's Iliads...... III

The Twelfth Book of Homer's Odysseys 113

ROBERT'GREENE (1560 ?-1592)

Sweet are the thoughts that savour of con-

tent......................... 115

Philomela's Ode.........

Sephestia's Song to her Child..........

Menaphon's Song.................... 116

The Shepherd's Wife's Song...........

ROBERT SOUTHWELL (1561 ?-1595)

The Burning Babe.....

... 117

SAMUEL DANIEL (1562-1619)

Sonnets to Delia (xix, xxxix, liv,

lv).....

... 117

The Complaint of Rosamond.......... 118

Epistle to the Countess of Cumberland. 119

Musophilus..............:

...... 119

JOSHUA SYLVESTER (1563-1618)

Were I as base as is the lowly plain.... 120

The Fruits of a Clear Conscience...... 120

MICHAEL DRAYTON (1563-1631)

Idea (To the Reader, and iv, xx, xxiv,

xxxvii, xliv, lxi)............. 120

Ode XI (To the Virginian Voyage). .... 121

Ode XII (To the Cambro-Britans: Agin-

court). ......... ....... 122

England's Heroical Epistles (Surrey to

Geraldine).....

Nymphidia (The Court of Fairy)....... 124

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE (1564-1593)

Hero and Leander (The First Sestiad)... 125

ENGLAND'S HELICON (1600)

Phyllida and Corydon (N. Breton, 1545?-

1626?)...........

To Colin Clout (Shepherd Tony)....... 127

As it fell upon a day (Ignoto, i.e. Richard

Barnfield, 1574-1627)......... 127

Happy shepherds, sit and see (W. H.,

i.e. William Hunnis, d. 1597).. 128

Phyllida's Love-Call to her Corydon (Ig-

noto)...........:

The Shepherd's Commendation of his

Nymph (Earl of Oxenford,

1550-1604). ................. 129

The Shepherd's Description of Love (Ig-

noto, i.e. Sir Walter Raleigh ?). 129

Damelus' Song to his Diaphenia (H. C.,

i.e. Henry Constable, 1562-1613) 130

A Nymph's Disdain of Love (Ignoto)... 130

Rosalind's Madrigal (Thom. Lodge,

15587-1625)....... ........ 130

..... 123

JOSEPH HALL (1574-1656)

Bk. I, Satire III...... ........ 156
John MARSTON (1575-1634)

The Scourge of Villainy....

GEORGE SANDYS (1578–1644)

A Paraphrase upon the Psalms of David

Psalm XXX, Part II...

Psalm XLVI........ ......... 158

A Paraphrase upon the Song of Solomon

Canto III, Sponsa..
John FLETCHER (1579-1625)

Sweetest Melancholy...
Love's Emblems......
Invocation to Sleep...........
Song to Bacchus...........
Drink To-day......
Beauty Clear and Fair...
The Charm............
The Sleeping Mistress.....
Weep no More...

.........

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..............

....... 152

THE END OF THE RENAISSANCE
BEN JONSON (15737-1637)
Song to Celia.....

........ 149
The Triumph of Charis........

....... 149
To the Memory of my Beloved, Master

William Shakespeare.......... 149
A Pindaric Ode...........

......... 150
An Epitaph on Salathiel Pavy.....
Siri

152
Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H........... 152
Ode to Himself upon the Censure of his
“New Inn".....

152
On my First Son........

Inviting a Friend to Supper.
JOHN DONNE (1573-1631)

Go and catch a falling star.
The Indifferent......
The Canonization..

.................... 153
The Dream......

154
Love's Deity..........
The Funeral.....

155
The Computation................

Forget...

Death................:

A Hymn to God the Father...

155

Commendatory Verses on Mr. Thomas

Coryat's Crudities......

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RICHARD LOVELACE (Continued)

To Althea, from Prison.....
ABRAHAM COWLEY (1618-1667)
The Swallow......

.......... 197

On the Death of Mr. William Hervey.. 97

The Wish.....

.......... 198
ANDREW MARVELL (1621–1678)
The Garden......

......... 199
To his Coy Mistress.....

HENRY VAUGHAN (1622-1695)

The Retreat..

200

The World...

200

Behind the Veil....

200

The Timber....

.......... 201

ROBERT HERRICK (Continued)

To Daffodils...

........... 170

Loss from the Least.................. 170

Upon Julia's Clothes....... ......... 170

His Prayer for Absolution............. 170

A Thanksgiving to God for his House..

To Keep a True Lent................ 171

FRANCIS QUARLES (1592-1644)

Sweet Phosphor, Bring the Day.......

GEORGE HERBERT (1593–1633)

Virtue..........

The Collar.....

172

Love.......................

172

THOMAS CAREW (1598 ?-1639)

Ask me no more where Jove bestows... 172

Would you know what's soft?.......... 173

Persuasions to Joy: A Song........... 173

Ingrateful Beauty Threatened.......... 173

An Epitaph. ......................... 173

WILLIAM HABINGTON (1605-1654)

Nox Nocti Indicat Scientiam. .......... 173

SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT (1606-1668)

The lark now leaves his wat’ry nest.... 174

Praise and Prayer.....

....... 174

EDMUND WALLER (1606-1687)

The Story of Phoebus and Daphne, Ap-

plied........ rccrc.

To Phyllis...

.. 174

On a Girdle.........

Go, Lovely Rose !......

JOHN MILTON (1608-1674)

On the Morning of Christ's Nativity....

L'Allegro....

Il Penseroso.........................

Lycidas..

Sonnets

To the Nightingale. ..............

At the Age of Twenty-three.......

When the Assault was intended to

the City.........

On the Detraction which followed

Certain Treatises. ........... 183

On the Same.................... 183

To Mr. H. Lawes on his Airs.....

To the Lord General Cromwell....

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

On his Blindness.................

To Cyriack Skinner..............

Paradise Lost, Bk. I. ................

SIR JOHN SUCKLING (1609-1642)

A Doubt of Martyrdom......

The Constant Lover.....

Why so Pale and Wan?....

SAMUEL BUTLER (1612–1680)

Hudibras, Part I, Canto I............. 193

RICHARD CRASHAW (1013?-1649)

In the Holy Nativity of Our Lord God.. 194

SIR JOHN DENHAM (1615-1669)

Cooper's Hill.......

....... 196

On Mr. Abraham Cowley's Death...... 196

RICHARD LOVELACE (1618-1658)

To Lucasta. Going to the Wars....... 196

The Gras...opper...

........

179

...... 210

.... 183

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