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twenty-eighth quarto volume, and is not yet out of the fourteenth century. No one in England seems to dream of anything of this kind. Yet the older universities could easily supply as many men as were needed,-men in the prime of life and full of geniality and latent power,—who, if once set to work, would quickly remove from us the reproach of imperfectly knowing and estimating our own literature. It is not capacity, nor zeal for letters, that is wanting, but organisation. Oxford and Cambridge, intent on examinations and athletic exercises, and still without constituted faculties, are wearing out the patience of the country, and letting the time of grace slip by. If they do not bestir themselves, this great work will eventually be taken out of their hands, and done,not well nor genially, but still done,- by the non-conformists and the Victoria University.
A volume of extracts published by Messrs. Longmans in 1882 as a companion volume to the 'Manual,' under the title of English Poetry and Prose,' is everywhere referred to in the notes to this work as 'Extract Book.'
Decline of the Saxon tongue.-2. Later portion of the Saxon Chronicle.
4. Impulse given to Learning by the Moors.-SCHOLASTIC PHILOSO-
PHY: 6. St. Anselm ; Abelard ; St. Bernard ; 9. Peter Lombard ; Alex-
ander Hales ; Duns Scotus ; William of Occam ; Burley.--HISTORIANS
AND CHRONICLERS, 11-30: Eadmer; Ingulfus; William of Malmes.
bury; Ordericus Vitalis; Geoffrey of Monmouth; Alfred of Beverley ;
Symeon of Durham; Florence of Worcester; St. Ailred; Henry of Hunt.
ingdon ; Benedictus Abbas; William of Newbury; Diceto; Giraldus
de Barri; Roger de Hoveden ; Roger de Wendover; Matthew Paris ;
Wikes ; Rishanger; Trivet; Higden. Monastic Chronicles, 30:
Jocelin de Brakelond.-LAW; MEDICINE; MISCELLANEOUS WRIT.
INGS, 31-37: Gratian's Decretum ; Glanvile ; Salerno; John of Salis-
bury; Geoffrey Vinsauf ; Walter Map; Sawulf; Richard of Bury.
-SCIENCE, 38-40; Adelard ; Roger Bacon.-MEANS OF EDUCA-
TION: Universities; Monasteries; Invention of Paper. -POETRY:
Early English Fragments, 46–49; Canute's Song; St. Godric's
Hymn, &c. Leonine Verses, 50; Latin Satires and Epics; Vinsauf,
Iscanus, Wireker, &c. French Poets, 56; Troubadours ; Trouvères ;
French Romances; the Arthur Cycle, 60; legend of the Saint Graal,
63-69; other epopees; the Roman d'Alexandre, 71; Fabliaux, 72;
Satires; Historical Poems, 74; Wace, Benoit, Gaimar. Ancient
Welsh poems, 74a. English Poets, 75-93 ; 'Havelok '; 'King Horn';
Riming Chroniclers ; Lagamon, 81 ; Robert of Gloucester, 84; Robert
Manning, 85 ; Religious Poems; Ormulum,' 86 ; •Proverbs of Hen.
dyng’; Cursor Mundi'; Hampole's • Pricke of Conscience.' Oc-
casional Poems, 91 ; • Battle of Lewes,” • Owl and Nightingale,' Moral
Poem.- Early English Prose, 94 ; • Ancren Riwle,' 'Ayenbite of
Brilliant Period of our Literature; connected with the Social Prospe-
rity of the Country.--POETS, 3-24; Spenser, Harvey, the · Faerie
Queene,' 5; shorter poems, 6, 7; Shakspere's Poems, 8; Southwell,
Hall, Constable, Warner, Daniel, Drayton, Donne, Davies, Lodge,
Chapman, Marston, Gascoigne, Sidney, Dyer, Tusser, Marlowe,
Raleigh, Lord Brooke.- TRANSLATORS, 24; Rise and Progress of the
English Drama, 25–58; Miracle-plays; Coventry Mysteries ; Towneley
Mysteries ; Moralities, 27; Earliest Comedies, 28–9; Heywood's
Interludes; earliest Tragedy, 31 ; Plays of Marlowe; Kyd; Dramatic
Unities; Greene's Pamphlet. Shakspere, 33; sketch of his life; his
Comedies, 37–8; his Tragedies, 39, 40; his historical Plays, 41-2;
• Pericles,' 43; Titus Andronicus'; Doubtful Plays, 44. Ben Jonson,
45; Beaumont and Fletcher, 46; Greene, Peele, Nash, Massinger,
Ford, Webster, Marston, Chapman, Dekker, T. Heywood, Middleton,
Rowley, Tourneur, Randolph, Shirley ; ‘Histriomastix;' Suppression
of the Stage, 58.-LEARNING; the Universities; Sir H. Savile, Sir
T. Bodley; Bodleian library, 580.-PROSE WRITERS, 59: Novels;
Lodge; Lyly's • Euphues'; Sidney's · Arcadia,' 62 ; Hall. Books of
Travel, 61; Hakluyt, Purchas. Essays, 65; Bacon, Burton, Over-
bury; Criticism, 67; Gascoigne, Webbe, Puttenham; Sir Philip
Sidney. Earliest Newspaper.-HISTORIANS, 69-75: Holinshed,
Stow, Campion, Knox, Camden, Bacon, Speed, Knolles, Raleigh ;
Foxe's Martyrs.'- THEOLOGIANS, 76-80 : Jewel, Harding, Parker,
Hooker, The Mar-Prelate' controversy, Parsons, Stapleton, Harps-
field, James I., Andrewes; Translation of the Bible.-PHILOSOPHY,
82: Francis Bacon ; explanation of his Method ; his Philosophical
Works, 84-5. Lord Herbert's De Veritate,' 85a. Political Science,
86; Buchanan, Bellenden, Spenser, Raleigh : R. Scot. PAGES 183-264
Sketch of the leading Political Events : * Eikon Basilike' and its
authorship, 2a.--POETRY BEFORE THE RESTORATION, 4-28: Jonson;
the Fantastic School; Cowley, 6-8; Waller, Crashaw. Song-writers,
10. Herbert, Sandys, Wotton, Corbet, Randolph, Carew, Drummond,
Cleveland, Suckling, Cartwright, Herrick, Lovelace, Denham, Ha-
bington, Quarles, K. Philips, Vaughan. Milton, 20-26 : Sketch of
his literary life; Wither, Marvell, lines on Charles I. attributed to
him. POETRY AFTER THE RESTORATION, 29-39: Dryden: Sketch
of his literary life; Roscommon, 37; Butler; Davenant, Poyle,
Oldham, Rochester, Dorset. THE DRAMA, 40-51: Heroic Plays :
Dryden, Otway, Lee, Shadwell, Settle, Crowne, Behn. Comedy of
Manners : Congreve, Etherege, Wycherley; Jeremy Collier's 'Short
View.'--LEARNING, 52–4: Usher, Selden, Gale, Spelman, &c. PROSE
FICTION : Bunyan, 55.--HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, 57-8 : Claren-
don, Fuller, Milton, Ludlow, &c.; Wood's 'Athenæ; ' Fuller, Mrs.
Hutchinson, Heylin, Pepys, Evelyn, &c.—THEOLOGY, 59-69; Hall,
Chillingworth, Hales, Jeremy Taylor, Bull: Latitudinarian Divines,
66 : Leighton, Pearson, Lightfoot, Baxter, Sherlock, South, Ken,
Prideaux, Fox, Barclay, William Penn, Burnet.-PHILOSOPHY, 70-76 ;
Hobbes, Cudworth, Cumberland, Locke, Harrington, A. Sidney, Earle,
Howell, Barclay.-ESSAY WRITERS, 77: Hall, Felltham, Browne,
Evelyn's 'Sylva:' • Killing no Murder'; Dryden, Philips, Langbaine,
Rymer. SCIENCE: Newton, Lydiat, Digby. MINOR AUTHORS,
Historical Sketch ; general characteristics.-POCTRY FROM 1700 to
1745, 3-32: Pope, 4–12: Sketch of his literary life ; ` Essay on Man,'
9; his politics, 11 ; Addison, Gay, Granville, Hughes, Sheffield, Par-
nell, Swift, Thomson, Prior, Congreve, Montague, Garth, Blackmore,
Defoe, Rowe, Tickell, Savage, Dyer, Lady M. Wortley Montagu,
A. Philips, J. Philips, Blair, Watts, Ramsay. - THE DRAMA, same
period, 33-8: Addison, Rowe, Thomson, Young, Southern, Steele;
Prose Comedy: Farquhar, Vanbrugh, Cibber, Centlivre, Gay, Brooke.
-LEARNING, same period, 39: Bentley, Lardner, Hearne, Tanner.-
PROSE WRITERS, same period : Novelists, 41 : Swift, Defoe. Pamph-
leteers, 43 : Swift; : Drapier's Letters :' Arbuthnot. Periodical Mis-
cellany, 45 : Tatler, Spectator, Guardian, &c. Satirical Works, 47;
Swift's Tale of a Tub.'-HISTORIANS: Burnet, Rapin, Kennett,
North, Strype.- POETRY, 1745-1800, 50-68 : Johnson, Gray, Young,
Churchill, Macpherson's 'Ossian,' 60; Goldsmith, Cowper, Burns;
minor Poets; the “Rolliad,' Hannah More.—THE DRAMA, same
period, 69-71 : Home, Johnson, Goldsmith, Sheridan, and others.-
LEARNING: Porson, Lowth, Horsley.-PROSE WRITERS, same period :
Novelists, 73; Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Johnson, Gold.
smith, Miss Burney, Beckford, Godwin, &c. --Oratory, 78: Chatham,
Burke, &c. Pamphleteers, 79: Junius, Johnson, Burke, Horne Tooke.
-Essayists, 82; Johnson.-Historians, 83: Hume, Robertson, Gibbon,
&c.; Warton, Sharon Turner.—Biographers: Boswell, &c.—THEO-
LOGY, from 1700 to 1800, 86-92: Sacheverell; the English Deists;
Bentley, Berkeley, Butler's • Analogy,' Warburton; Methodism ;
Middleton, Challoner; Prideaux, Paley.--PHILOSOPHY, same period,
93: Berkeley, Shaftesbury, Hume, Reid, Butler, Paley, &c.-
Political Science, 97; Bolingbroke, Hume, Burke, Godwin, Paine.
Political Economy, 98; Adam Smith.--Criticism : J. Warton, Burke,
Reynolds, &c. Chesterfield's • Letters'