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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

COPYRIGHT, 1919
By Scott, FORESMAN AND COMPANY

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Of Dispatch...

THE SERVICE OF LEARNING TO THE STATE, Francis Bacon...

In Praise of Learning..

Some Defects in Learning...

Of the Architecture of Fortune..

This Third Period of Time...

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IV. IDEAS OF THE STATE-

THE IMAGINARY COMMONWEALTH OF UTOPIA, Sir Thomas More...

Thomas More to Peter Giles, of Antwerp...

England Through Utopian Eyes...

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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).

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AL. 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...

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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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