Introduction to English Literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson

Introduction to English Literature, from Chaucer to Tennyson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...we ought to live Neglected or unheeded disappears. Wiser it were to welcome and make ours Whate'er of good, though small, the Present brings Kind greetings, sunshine, song of birds, and flowers, With a child's pure delight in little things; And of the griefs unborn to rest secure, Knowing that mercy ever will endure." Thus do the Poets minister in the Temple. LECTURE VII. gittratore % elteni-ntlr anir -Ctntunts. MiLTON'S OLD AOE--DONNE'S SERMONS--No GREAT SCHOOL OF POETRY WITHOUT LOVE Of Nature--Blanr In Tiiis Resfect Retwren Faraiuse Lost And Thomson's Srasons--Couet Of Chaeles The Seconii--Samson Agosistees--Milton's Sonnets--Clarendon's Histort Of The Keih: luon--Piloiiim's Pbogeess--Drtden's Odes--Arsalom And Achitofhel--Khtmino Teagedies--Aor Of Quren Anne--British Statessien--Essatists--Tatler--Sfectator--Str Roger 1e Coveelet--Pofe--Lord Bolingbbore--English Infidels--Johnson's Dictionart--Grat--Collins--Cowfer--Goldsmith--The Vicar Of Warefield--Cowfeu--Klizarf.tu Ishowxlxg. In proceeding to the literature of the close of the seventeenth century, we approach a period which is marked by great change. Heretofore in the succession of literary eras there had been a continuity of influence, which had not only served to give new strength and develope new resources, but to preserve the power of the antecedent literature unimpared. The present was never unnaturally or disloyally divorced from the past. The author in one generation found discipline for his genius in reverent and affectionate intercourse with great minds of other days. Such was their dutiful spirit of discipline, strengtheni: ig but not surrendering their own native power--the discipline so much wiser and so much more richly rewarded in the might more

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  • English
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