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ANALYSIS OF CONTENTS
EFFECTS OF THE CLASSICAL RENAISSANCE ON
MODERN EUROPEAN POETRY
Double significance of the word “Renaissance"; political and literary.
Assimilation of Greek Art in the Roman Empire : overthrow of the
Resurrection of Art in the early civic life of modern Europe.
Effects of the Classical Renaissance proportioned to the degree of civil
The Renaissance stimulates artistic invention in free communities, but
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE HISTORY OF ITALIAN POETRY
Dante's national Mediævalism.
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE HISTORY OF FRENCH POETRY
Party struggle between the Feudal and Bourgeois Elements in the French
Alliance between the Crown and the Bourgeoisie.
Opposition of literary taste between Marot and Ronsard : Malherbe and
Victory of the Classical Renaissance under the direction of Boileau.
ILLUSTRATIONS FROM THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY
Ambiguity in the ideas of the English People after the separation from the
Gradual evolution of the idea of National Unity.
Struggle between the Crown and Parliament during the seventeenth
Comparison between the course of French Poetry after the accession of
Stationary character of French Poetry in the eighteenth century : gradual
CHARLES MONTAGUE, EARL OF HALIFAX
Specimen of his panegyrical style.
Contrast between his career and Montague's.
Peace : John Hughes : Panegyrical Poem on Treaty of Ryswick.
" Faintness of thinking” in Hughes.