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A BOOK OF SELECTIONS FROM ENGLISH AND

AMERICAN PROSE AND POETRY, ILLUSTRATING THE
NATIONAL IDEALS OF FREEDOM, FAITH, AND CONDUCT

CHOSEN AND EDITED BY

EDWIN GREENLAW

KENAN PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

AND

JAMES HOLLY HANFORD

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Shakespeare was of us, Milton was for us,
Burns, Shelley were with usthey watch from their graves.

SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY
CHICAGO

NEW YORK

B

HARIAN
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY

COPYRIGHT, 1919
BY SCOTT, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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I. FAITH AND FREEDOM: JOHN MILTON-

1. THE MAKER OF AN HEROIC POEM

Himself a True Poem (An Apology, and A Letter).

L'Allegro.....

Il Penseroso.

Lycidas...

Sonnets: On Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three..

On His Blindness...

To Cyriack Skinner..

Of Darkness Visible (The Second Defense).

Of Celestial Light (Paradise Lost)......

The Poet's Service to the State (Reason of Church Government).

Fallen on Evil Days (Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes)..

"Servant of God, Well Done!" (Paradise Lost).

2. THE POEM

Paradise Lost, Book I, and Book II, 1-527).

3. LIBERTY AND DISCIPLINE (Areopagitica)

The Virtue of Books...

Of Restraints...

Liberty of Thought.

A Heretic in the Truth....

Liberty the Nurse of All Great Wits .....

Of Discipline (Reason of Church Government)..

Britain the Home of True Liberty (Second Defense).

4. THE STATE

The Masterpiece of a Politician (Reformation in England).

The Source of Power (Tenure of Kings and Magistrates).

Of Justice (Eikonoklastes)..

A Free Commonwealth (A Ready and Easy Way)..

5. FOES OF THE STATE

On the Detraction upon Certain Treatises..

On the Same......

On the New Forcers of Conscience.

On the Lord General Fairfax..

To the Lord General Cromwell.

6. THE INTERNATIONAL MIND

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont..

The Nation's Protest (Piedmont)...

England and America (Of Reformation in England)

The Brotherhood of Man (Tenure of Kings).......

II. THE BEGINNINGS OF FREE GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA-

THE PILGRIMS AND THEIR COMPACT, William Bradford..

THE FIRST PROMOTION OF LEARNING, Edward Johnson.

THE MAY-POLE OF MERRY MOUNT, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

IV. COMMONWEALTH AND RESTORATION-

THE TRIUMPHS OF THE COMMONWEALTH, Oliver Cromwell....

PEACE Hath Its VICTORIES, Oliver Cromwell...

AN APPEAL FOR UNITY, Oliver Cromwell..

THE RESTORATION, Samuel Pepys....

THE PURITAN, Samuel Butler...

OF COMMONWEALTH (Leviathan), Thomas Hobbes .

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