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Introductory—General View of the Subject.................. - - - - - - - - 1

LECTURE II.

On the Dramatic Writers contemporary with Shakspeare, Lyly, Mar. lowe, Heywood, Middleton, and Rowley....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22

LECTURE III. On Marston, Chapman, Decker and Webster........................ 57

LECTURE IV.

N On Beaumont and Fletcher, Ben Jonson, Ford, and Massinger.......... 85

LECTURE V. *

On single Plays, Poems, &c., the Four P's, the Return from Parnassus, Gammer Gurton's Needle, and other Works . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

LECTURE VI.

On Miscellaneous Poems, F. Beaumont, P. Fletcher, Drayton, Daniel, &c., Sir P. Sidney's Arcadia, and Sonnets............. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138

LECTURE VII.

Character of Lord Bacon's Works—compared as to style with Sir Thos. Brown and Jeremy Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174

LECTURE VIII.

On the Spirit of Ancient and Modern Literature—on the German Drama, contrasted with that of the Age of Elizabeth.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195

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