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Overview

The Fourth Edition of The Longman Anthology of British Literature continues its tradition of presenting works in the historical context in which they were written. This fresh approach includes writers from the British Isles, underrepresented female authors, Perspectives sectionsthatshed light on the period as a whole and link with immediately surrounding works to help illuminate a theme, “And Its Time” clusters that illuminate a specific cultural moment or a debate to which an author is responding, and “Responses” in which later authors respond to one or more texts from earlier works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205693337
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/6/2009
  • Series: Damrosch Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 2904
  • Sales rank: 50,077
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.40 (d)

Meet the Author

David Damrosch is Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is a past president of the American Comparative Literature Association, and has written widely on world literature from antiquity to the present. His books include What Is World Literature? (2003), The Buried Book: The Loss and Rediscovery of the Great Epic of Gilgamesh (2007), and How to Read World Literature (2009). He is the founding general editor of the six-volume Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2/e (2009) and the editor of Teaching World Literature (2009).

Kevin J. H. Dettmar is W. M. Keck Professor and Chair, Department of English, at Pomona College, and Past President of the Modernist Studies Association. He is the author of The Illicit Joyce of Postmodernism and Is Rock Dead?, and the editor of Rereading the New: A Backward Glance at Modernism; Marketing Modernisms: Self-Promotion, Canonization, and Rereading; Reading Rock & Roll: Authenticity, Appropriation, Aesthetics; the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners; and The Blackwell Companion to Modernist Literature and Culture, and co-general editor of The Longman Anthology of British Literature.

Christopher Baswell is A. W. Olin Chair of English at Barnard College, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His interests include classical literature and culture, medieval literature and culture, and contemporary poetry. He is author of Virgil in Medieval England: Figuring the "Aeneid" from the Twelfth Century to Chaucer, which won the 1998 Beatrice White Prize of the English Association. He has held fellowships from the NEH, the National Humanities Center, and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Clare Carroll is Director of Renaissance Studies at The Graduate Center, City University of New York and Professor of Comparative Literature at Queens College and at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research is in Renaissance Studies, with particular interests in early modern colonialism, epic poetry, historiography, and translation. She is the author of The Orlando Furioso: A Stoic Comedy, and editor of Richard Beacon's humanist dialogue on the colonization of Ireland, Solon His Follie. Her most recent book is Circe's Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Ireland. She has received Fulbright Fellowships for her research and the Queens College President's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Andrew Hadfield is Professor of English at The University of Sussex. He is the author of a number of books, including Shakespeare and Republicanism (2005), which was awarded the 2006 Sixteenth-Century Society Conference Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature; Literature, Travel and Colonialism in the English Renaissance, 1540-1625 (1998); and Spenser's Irish Experience: Wilde Fruyt and Salvage Soyl (1997). He has also edited a number, most recently, with Matthew Dimmock, Religions of the Book: Co-existence and Conflict, 1400-1660 (2008), and with Raymond Gillespie, The Oxford History of the Irish Book, Vol. III: The Irish Book in English, 1550-1800 (2006). He is a regular reviewer for the TLS.

Heather Henderson is a freelance writer and former Associate Professor of English Literature at Mount Holyoke College. A specialist in Victorian literature, she is the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is the author of The Victorian Self: Autobiography and Biblical Narrative. Her current interests include home-schooling, travel literature, and autobiography.

Peter J. Manning is Professor at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Byron and His Fictions and Reading Romantics, and of numerous essays on the British Romantic poets and prose writers. With Susan J. Wolfson, he has co-edited Selected Poems of Byron, and Selected Poems of Beddoes, Hood, and Praed. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Distinguished Scholar Award of the Keats-Shelley Association.

Anne Howland Schotter is Professor and Chair of English and Associate Dean of the Faculty at Wagner College. She is the co-editor of Ineffability: Naming the Unnamable from Dante to Beckett and author of articles on Middle English poetry, Dante, and Medieval Latin poetry. Her current interests include the medieval reception of classical literature, particularly the work of Ovid. She has held fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson and Andrew W. Mellon foundations.

William Sharpe is Professor of English Literature at Barnard College. A specialist in Victorian poetry and the literature of the city, he is the author of Unreal Cities: Urban Figuration in Wordsworth, Baudelaire, Whitman, Eliot, and Williams. He is also co-editor of The Passing of Arthur and Visions of the Modern City. He is the recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment of the Humanities, Fulbright, and Mellon fellowships, and recently published New York Nocturne: The City After Dark in Literature, Painting, and Photography.

Stuart Sherman is Associate Professor of English at Fordham University. He received the Gottschalk Prize from the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for his book Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1775, and is currently at work on a study called “News and Plays: Evanescences of Page and Stage, 1620-1779.” He has received the Quantrell Award for Undergraduate Teaching, as well as fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Chicago Humanities Institute, and Princeton University.

Susan J. Wolfson is Professor of English at Princeton University and is general editor of Longman Cultural Editions. A specialist in Romanticism, her critical studies include The Questioning Presence: Wordsworth, Keats, and the Interrogative Mode in Romantic Poetry, Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in British Romanticism, and Borderlines: The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism. She has also produced editions of Felicia Hemans, Lord Byron, Thomas L. Beddoes, William M. Praed, Thomas Hood, as well as the Longman Cultural Edition of Shelley’s Frankenstein. She received Distinguished Scholar Award from Keats-Shelley Association, and grants and fellowships from American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, J. S. Guggenheim Foundation, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is President (2009-2010) of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.

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Table of Contents

*** denotes selection is new to this edition.

THE MIDDLE AGES

Before the Norman Conquest

BEOWULF***

Response

John Gardner: from Grendel

THE TÁIN***

EARLY IRISH VERSE

To Crinog

Pangur the Cat

Writing in the Wood

The Viking Terror

The Old Woman of Beare

Findabair Remembers Fróech

A Grave Marked with Ogam

from The Voyage of Máel Dúin

JUDITH

THE DREAM OF THE ROOD

PERSPECTIVES: ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS ENCOUNTERS

Bede

from An Ecclesiastical History of the English People

Bishop asser

from The Life of King Alfred

King alfred

Preface to Saint Gregory’s Pastoral Care

Ohthere’s journeys

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Stamford Bridge and Hastings

TALIESIN

Urien Yrechwydd

The Battle of Argoed Llwyfain

The War-Band’s Return

Lament for Owain Son of Urien

THE WANDERER

WULF AND EADWACER AND THE WIFE’S LAMENT

RIDDLES

Three Anglo-Latin Riddles by Aldhelm

Five Old English Riddles

After the Norman Conquest

PERSPECTIVES: ARTHURIAN MYTH IN THE HISTORY OF BRITAIN

Geoffrey of Monmouth

from History of the Kings of Britain

Gerald of Wales

from The Instruction of Princes

Edward I

Letter sent to the Papal Court of Rome

Response

A Report to Edward I

Arthurian Romance

MARIE DE FRANCE

Lais

Prologue

Lanval

Chevrefoil (The Honeysuckle)

SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT***

SIR THOMAS MALORY

Morte Darthur

from Caxton’s Prologue

The Miracle of Galahad

The Poisoned Apple

The Day of Destiny

Responses

Marion Zimmer Bradley: from The Mists of Avalon

Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin: scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

GEOFFREY CHAUCER

The Canterbury Tales

The General Prologue (Middle English and modern translation)

The Miller’s Tale

The Introduction

The Tale

The Wife of Bath’s Prologue

The Wife of Bath’s Tale

The Prologue

The Tale

The Pardoner’s Prologue

The Pardoner’s Tale

The Nun’s Priest’s Tale

The Parson’s Tale

The Introduction

[The Remedy for the Sin of Lechery]

Chaucer’s Retraction

To His Scribe Adam

Complaint to His Purse

WILLIAM LANGLAND

Piers Plowman

Prologue

Passus 2

from Passus 6

Passus 8

Passus 20

“Piers Plowman” and Its Time

The Rising of 1381

from The Anonimalle Chronicle [Wat Tyler’s Demands to Richard II, and His Death]

Three Poems on the Rising of 1381: John Ball’s First Letter • John Ball’s Second Letter • The Course of Revolt

John Gower: from The Voice of One Crying

Mystical Writings

JULIAN OF NORWICH

A Book of Showings

[Three Graces. Illness. The First Revelation]

[Laughing at the Devil]

[Christ Draws Julian in through His Wound]

[The Necessity of Sin, and of Hating Sin]

[God as Father, Mother, Husband]

[The Soul as Christ’s Citadel]

[The Meaning of the Visions Is Love]

Companion Readings

Richard Rolle: from The Fire of Love

from The Cloud of Unknowing

Response

Rebecca Jackson: The Dream of Washing Quilts

Medieval Biblical Drama

THE SECOND PLAY OF THE SHEPHERDS

THE YORK PLAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION

MARGERY KEMPE

The Book of Margery Kempe

The Preface

[Early Life and Temptations, Revelation, Desire for Foreign Pilgrimage]

[Meeting with Bishop of Lincoln and Archbishop of Canterbury]

[Visit with Julian of Norwich]

[Pilgrimage to Jerusalem]

[Arrest by Duke of Bedford’s Men; Meeting with Archbishop of York]

MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRICS

The Cuckoo Song (“Sumer is icumen in”)

Spring (“Lenten is come with love to toune”)

Alisoun (“Bitwene Mersh and Averil”)

I Have a Noble Cock

My Lefe Is Faren in a Lond

Fowls in the Frith

Abuse of Women (“In every place ye may well see”)

The Irish Dancer (“Gode sire, pray ich thee”)

A Forsaken Maiden’s Lament (“I lovede a child of this cuntree”)

The Wily Clerk (“This enther day I mete a clerke”)

Jolly Jankin (“As I went on YoI Day in our procession”)

Adam Lay Ibounden

I Sing of a Maiden

In Praise of Mary (“Edi be thu, Hevene Quene”)

Mary Is with Child (“Under a tree”)

Sweet Jesus, King of Bliss

Now Goeth Sun under Wood

Jesus, My Sweet Lover (“Jesu Christ, my lemmon swete”)

Contempt of the World (“Where beth they biforen us weren?”)

DAFYDD AP GWILYM

Aubade

One Saving Place

Tale of a Wayside Inn

The Winter

The Ruin

Middle Scots Poets

WILLIAM DUNBAR

Lament for the Makars

Done Is a Battell

In Secreit Place This Hyndir Nycht

ROBERT HENRYSON

Robene and Makyne

Late Medieval Allegory

CHARLES D’ORLEANS

Ballade 26

Ballade 61

Roundel 94

MANKIND

(acting edition by Peter Meredith)

CHRISTINE DE PIZAN

from Book of the City of Ladies

(trans. by Earl Jeffrey Richards)

THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD

JOHN SKELTON***

The Bowge of Courte***

PERSPECTIVES: THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY SONNET***

Sir Thomas Wyatt

The Long Love, That in My Thought Doth Harbor

Companion Reading

Petrarch: Sonnet 140

Whoso List to Hunt

Companion Reading

Petrarch: Sonnet 190

My Galley

Some Time I Fled the Fire

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

Love That Doth Reign and Live within My Thought

Th’Assyrians’ King, in Peace with Foul Desire

Set Me Whereas the Sun Doth Parch the Green

The Soote Season

Alas, So All Things Now Do Hold Their Peace

Companion Reading

Petrarch: Sonnet 164

George Gascoigne

Seven Sonnets to Alexander Neville

Edmund Spenser

Amoretti

1 (“Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands”)

4 (“New yeare forth looking out of Janus gate”)

13 (“In that proud port, which her so goodly graceth”)

22 (“This holy season fit to fast and pray”)

62 (“The weary yeare his race now having run”)

65 (“The doubt which ye misdeeme, fayre love, is vaine”)

66 (“To all those happy blessings which ye have”)

68 (“Most glorious Lord of lyfe that on this day”)

75 (“One day I wrote her name upon the strand”)

Sir Philip Sidney

Astrophil and Stella

1 (“Loving in truth, and fain in verse my love to show”)

3 (“Let dainty wits cry on the sisters nine”)

7 (“When Nature made her chief work, Stella’s eyes”)

9 (“Queen Virtue’s court, which some call Stella’s face”)

10 (“Reason, in faith thou art well served, that still”)

14 (“Alas, have I not pain enough, my friend”)

15 (“You that do search for every purling spring”)

23 (“The curious wits, seeing dull pensiveness”)

24 (“Rich fool there be whose base and filthy heart”)

31 (“With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb’st the skies”)

37 (“My mouth doth water and my breast doth swell”)

39 (“Come sleep, O sleep, the certain knot of peace”)

45 (“Stella oft sees the very face of woe”)

47 (“What, have I thus betrayed my liberty?”)

52 (“A strife is grown between Virtue and Love”)

60 (“When my good Angel guides me to the place”)

63 (“O grammar-rules, O now your virtues show”)

64 (“No more, my dear, no more these counsels try”)

68 (“Stella, the only planet of my light”)

71 (“Who will in fairest book of Nature know”)

Second song (“Have I caught my heavenly jewel”)

74 (“I never drank of Aganippe well”)

Fourth song (“Only joy, now here you are”)

86 (“Alas, whence came this change of looks? If I...”)

Eighth song (“In a grove most rich of shade”)

Ninth song (“Go, my flock, go get you hence”)

89 (“Now that, of absence, the most irksome night”)

90 (“Stella, think not that I by verse seek fame”)

91 (“Stella, while now by honor’s cruel might”)

97 (“Dian, that fain would cheer her friend the Night”)

104 (“Envious wits, what hath been mine offense”)

106 (“O absent presence, Stella is not here”)

107 (“Stella, since thou so right a princess art”)

108 (“When sorrow (using mine own fire’s might)”)

Richard Barnfield

Sonnets from Cynthia

1 (“Sporting at fancy, setting light by love”)

5 (“It is reported of fair Thetis’ son”)

9 (“Diana (on a time) walking the wood”)

11 (“Sighing, and sadly sitting by my love”)

13 (“Speak, Echo, tell; how may I call my love?”)

19 (“Ah no; nor I myself: though my pure love”)

Michael Drayton

Sonnet 12 (“To nothing fitter can I thee compare”)

Sonnet 61 (“Since there’s no help, come let us kiss and part”)

SIR THOMAS WYATT

They Flee from Me

My Lute, Awake!

Tagus, Farewell

Forget Not Yet

Blame Not My Lute

Lucks, My Fair Falcon, and Your Fellows All

Stand Whoso List

Mine Own John Poyns

HENRY HOWARD, EARL OF SURREY

So Cruel Prison

London, Hast Thou Accused Me

Wyatt Resteth Here

My Radcliffe, When Thy Reckless Youth Offends

SIR THOMAS MORE

Utopia

Response***

Sir Francis Bacon: from New Atlantis***

WILLIAM BALDWIN***

Beware the Cat ***

EDMUND SPENSER***

The Faerie Queene ***

The Sixthe Booke of the Faerie Queene ***

The Two Cantos of Mutabilitie***

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY

The Apology for Poetry

ISABELLA WHITNEY

The Admonition by the Author

A Careful Complaint by the Unfortunate Author

The Manner of Her Will

MARY HERBERT, COUNTESS OF PEMBROKE

Psalm 71: In Te Domini Speravi (“On thee my trust is grounded”)

Psalm 121: Levavi Oculos (“Unto the hills, I now will bend”)

The Doleful Lay of Clorinda

PERSPECTIVES: EARLY MODERN BOOKS***

Ranulf Higden

from Polychronicon

John Foxe***

from Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Days***

The Geneva Bible

Thomas Hariot***

from The True Pictures and Fashions of the People in That Part of America Now Called Virginia**

John Gerard

from The Herball or Generall historie of plantes

Geoffrey Whitney

The Phoenix

Robert Fludd

from Utriusque cosmic, maioris scilicet et minoris, metaphysica atque technica historia

Francis Bacon

from Advancement of Learning

English Handwriting Samples**

Frontispiece to A Certain Relation of the Hog-faced Gentlewoman

ELIZABETH I

Written with a Diamond on Her Window at Woodstock

Written on a Wall at Woodstock

The Doubt of Future Foes

On Monsieur’s Departure

Speeches

On Marriage

On Mary, Queen of Scots

On Mary’s Execution

To the English Troops at Tilbury, Facing the Spanish Armada

The Golden Speech

AEMILIA LANYER

The Description of Cookham

CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

Hero and Leander

The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus

Response

C.S. Lewis: from The Screwtape Letters

SIR WALTER RALEIGH

Nature That Washed Her Hands in Milk

To the Queen

On the Life of Man

The Author’s Epitaph, Made by Himself

As You Came from the Holy Land

from The 21st and Last Book of the Ocean to Cynthia

PERSPECTIVES: ENGLAND, BRITAIN, AND THE WORLD***

Fynes Moryson***

from An Itenerary, Obseravations on the Ottomon Empire***

Fynes Moryson***

from An Itenerary, Obeservations of Italy and Ireland***

Edmund Spenser***

from A View of the State of Ireland***

Thomas Hariot

from A Brief and True Report of the Newfound Land of Virginia

John Smith

from General History of Virginia and the Summer Isles

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Sonnets

1 (“From fairest creatures we desire increase”)

12 (“When I do count the clock that tells the time”)

15 (“When I consider every thing that grows”)

18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day”)

20 (“A woman’s face with Nature’s own hand painted”)

29 (“When, in disgrace with fortune and men’s eyes”)

30 (“When to the sessions of sweet silent thought”)

31 (“Thy bosom is endearèd with all hearts”)

33 (“Full many a glorious morning have I seen”)

35 (“No more be grieved at that which thou hast done”)

55 (“Not marble nor the gilded monuments”)

60 (“Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore”)

71 (“No longer mourn for me when I am dead”)

73 (“That time of year thou mayst in me behold”)

80 (“O, how I faint when I of you do write”)

86 (“Was it the proud full sail of his great verse”)

87 (“Farewell! Thou art too dear for my possessing”)

93 (“So shall I live, supposing thou art true”)

94 (“They that have pow’r to hurt, and will do none”)

104 (“To me, fair friend, you never can be old”)

106 (“When in the chronicle of wasted time”)

107 (“Not mine own fears nor the prophetic soul”)

116 (“Let me not to the marriage of true minds”)

123 (“No, Time, thou shalt not boast that I do change”)

124 (“If my dear love were but the child of state”)

126 (“O thou, my lovely boy, who in thy power”)

128 (“How oft, when thou my music play’st”)

129 (“The expense of spirit in a waste of shame”)

130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”)

138 (“When my love swears that she is made of truth”)

144 (“Two loves I have, of comfort and despair”)

152 (“In loving thee thou know’st I am forsworn”)

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Othello***

King Lear***

PERSPECTIVES: TRACTS ON WOMEN AND GENDER

Joseph Swetnam

from The Arraignment of Lewd, Idle, Froward, and Unconstant Women

Rachel Speght

from A Muzzle for Melastomus

Ester Sowernam

from Ester Hath Hanged Haman

Hic Mulier and Haec-Vir

from Hic Mulier; or, The Man-Woman

from Haec-Vir; or, The Womanish-Man

BEN JONSON

The Alchemist

On Something, That Walks Somewhere

On My First Daughter

To John Donne

On My First Son

Inviting a Friend to Supper

To Penshurst

Song to Celia

Queen and Huntress

To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and What He Hath Left Us

To the Immortal Memory, and Friendship of that Noble Pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison

Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue

JOHN DONNE

The Good Morrow

Song (“Go, and catch a falling star”)

The Undertaking

The Sun Rising

The Indifferent

The Canonization

Air and Angels

Break of Day

A Valediction: of Weeping

Love’s Alchemy

The Flea

The Bait

The Apparition

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning

The Ecstasy

The Funeral

The Relic

Elegy 19: To His Mistress Going to Bed

Holy Sonnets

1 (“As due by many titles I resign”)

2 (“Oh my black soul! Now thou art summoned”)

3 (“This is my play’s last scene, here heavens appoint”)

4 (“At the round earth’s imagined corners, blow”)

5 (“If poisonous minerals, and if that tree”)

6 (“Death be not proud, though some have called thee”)

7 (“Spit in my face ye Jews, and pierce my side”)

8 (“Why are we by all creatures waited on?”)

9 (“What if this present were the world’s last night?”)

10 (“Batter my heart, three-personed God; for, you”)

11 (“Wilt thou love God, as he thee? Then digest”)

12 (“Father, part of his double interest”)

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

[“For whom the bell tolls”]

LADY MARY WROTH

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

1 (“When night’s black mantle could most darkness prove”)

5 (“Can pleasing sight misfortune ever bring?”)

16 (“Am I thus conquered? Have I lost the powers”)

17 (“Truly poor Night thou welcome art to me”)

25 (“Like to the Indians, scorched with the sun”)

26 (“When everyone to pleasing pastime hies”)

28 Song (“Sweetest love, return again”)

39 (“Take heed mine eyes, how you your looks do cast”)

40 (“False hope which feeds but to destroy, and spill”)

48 (“If ever Love had force in human breast?”)

55 (“How like a fire does love increase in me”)

68 (“My pain, still smothered in my grièved breast”)

74 Song (“Love a child is ever crying”)

A Crown of Sonnets Dedicated to Love

77 (“In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn?”)

82 (“He may our profit and our tutor prove”)

83 (“How blessed be they then, who his favors prove”)

84 (“ He that shuns love does love himself the less”)

103 (“My muse now happy, lay thyself to rest”)

ROBERT HERRICK

Hesperides

The Argument of His Book

To His Book

Another (“To read my book the virgin shy”)

Another (“Who with thy leaves shall wipe at need”)

To the Sour Reader

When He Would Have His Verses Read

Delight in Disorder

Corinna’s Going A-Maying

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time

The Hock-Cart, or Harvest Home

His Prayer to Ben Jonson

Upon Julia’s Clothes

Upon His Spaniel Tracie

The Dream (“Me thought (last night) Love in an anger came”)

The Dream (“By dream I saw one of the three”)

The Vine

The Vision

Discontents in Devon

To Dean-Bourn, a Rude River in Devon

Upon Scobble: Epigram

The Christian Militant

To His Tomb-Maker

Upon Himself Being Buried

His Last Request to Julia

The Pillar of Fame

His Noble Numbers

His Prayer for Absolution

To His Sweet Saviour

To God, on His Sickness

GEORGE HERBERT

The Altar

Redemption

Easter

Easter Wings

Affliction (1)

Prayer (1)

Jordan (1)

Church Monuments

The Windows

Denial

Virtue

Man

Jordan (2)

Time

The Collar

The Pulley

The Forerunners

Love (3)

RICHARD LOVELACE

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

The Grasshopper

To Althea, from Prison

Love Made in the First Age: To Chloris

HENRY VAUGHAN

Regeneration

The Retreat

Silence, and Stealth of Days

The World

They Are All Gone into the World of Light!

The Night

ANDREW MARVELL

The Coronet

Bermudas

The Nymph Complaining for the Death of Her Fawn

To His Coy Mistress

The Definition of Love

The Mower Against Gardens

The Mower’s Song

The Garden

An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell’s Return from Ireland

KATHERINE PHILIPS

Friendship in Emblem, or the Seal

Upon the Double Murder of King Charles

On the Third of September, 1651

To the Truly Noble, and Obliging Mrs. Anne Owen

To Mrs. Mary Awbrey at Parting

To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship

The World

PERSPECTIVES: THE CIVIL WAR, OR THE WARS OF THREE KINGDOMS

John Gauden

from Eikon Basilike

John Milton

from Eikonoklastes

Oliver Cromwell

from Letters from Ireland

John O’Dwyer of the Glenn

The Story of Alexander Agnew; or, Jock of Broad Scotland

JOHN MILTON

L’Allegro

Il Penseroso

Lycidas

How Soon Hath Time

On the New Forcers of Conscience Under the Long Parliament

To the Lord General Cromwell

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont

When I Consider How My Light Is Spent

Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint

from Areopagitica

Paradise Lost

Book 1

Book 2

Book 3

Book 4

Book 5

Book 6

Book 7

Book 8

Book 9

Book 10

Book 11

Book 12

Responses

Mary Wollstonecraft: from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

William Blake: A Poison Tree

THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

SAMUEL PEPYS

The Diary

[First Entries]

[The Coronation of Charles II]

[The Plague Year]

[The Fire of London]

Pepys’s Diary and Its Time

John Evelyn from Kalendarium

Response

Robert Louis Stevenson: from Samuel Pepys

PERSPECTIVES: THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND THE NEW SCIENCE

Thomas Sprat

from The History of the Royal Society of London

Philosophical Transactions

from Philosophical Transactions

Robert Hooke

from Micrographia

John Aubrey

from Brief Lives

MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE

Poems and Fancies

The Poetress’s Hasty Resolution

The Poetress’s Petition

An Apology for Writing So Much upon This Book

The Hunting of the Hare

from A True Relation of My Birth, Breeding, and Life

Observations upon Experimental Philosophy

Of Micrography, and of Magnifying and Multiplying Glasses

The Description of a New Blazing World

from To the Reader

[Creating Worlds]

[Empress, Duchess, Duke]

Epilogue

JOHN DRYDEN

Absalom and Achitophel: A Poem

Mac Flecknoe

To the Memory of Mr. Oldham

Alexander’s Feast

Fables Ancient and Modern

from Preface

The Secular Masque

APHRA BEHN

The Disappointment

To Lysander, on Some Verses He Writ

To Lysander at the Music-Meeting

A Letter to Mr. Creech at Oxford

To the Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love to Me, Imagined More than Woman

Oroonoko

Response

Thomas Southerne: from Oroonoko: A Tragedy

PERSPECTIVES: COTERIE WRITING

Mary, Lady Chudleigh

To the Ladies

To Almystrea

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

The Introduction

Friendship Between Ephelia and Ardelia

A Nocturnal Reverie

A Ballad to Mrs. Catherine Fleming in London from Malshanger Farm in Hampshire

Mary Leapor

The Headache. To Aurelia

Mira To Octavia

An Epistle to Artemisia. On Fame

Advice to Sophronia

The Epistle of Deborah Dough

JOHN WILMOT, EART OF ROCHESTER

Against Constancy

The Disabled Debauchee

Song (“Love a woman? You’re an ass!”)

The Imperfect Enjoyment

Upon Nothing

A Satyr Against Reason and Mankind

WILLIAM WYCHERLEY

The Country Wife

MARY ASTELL

from Some Reflections upon Marriage

DANIEL DEFOE

A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal

A Journal of the Plague Year

[At the Burial Pit]

[Encounter with a Waterman]

PERSPECTIVES: READING PAPERS

News and Comment

from Mercurius Publicus [Anniversary of the Regicide]

from The London Gazette [The Fire of London]

from The Daily Courant No. 1 [Editorial Policy]

Daniel Defoe: from A Review of the State of the British Nation, Vol. 4, No. 21 [The New Union]

Periodical Personae

Richard Steele: from Tatler No. 1 [Introducing Mr. Bickerstaff]

Joseph Addison: from Spectator No. 1 [Introducing Mr. Spectator]

from Female Spectator, Vol. 1, No. 1 [The Author’s Intent]

Richard Steele: from Tatler No. 18 [The News Writers in Danger]

Joseph Addison: from Tatler No. 155 [The Political Upholsterer]

Joseph Addison: from Spectator No. 10 [The Spectator and Its Readers]

Getting, Spending, Speculating

Joseph Addison: Spectator No. 69 [Royal Exchange]

Richard Steele: Spectator No. 11 [Inkle and Yarico]

Daniel Defoe: from A Review of the State of the British Nation, Vol. 1, No. 43 [Weak Foundations]

Advertisements from the Spectator

JONATHAN SWIFT

A Description of the Morning

A Description of a City Shower

Stella’s Birthday, 1719

Stella’s Birthday, 1727

The Lady’s Dressing Room

Response

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: The Reasons that induced Dr. S. to write a Poem called The Lady’s Dressing Room

Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D.

Journal to Stella

from Letter 10

Gulliver’s Travels

from Part 3. A Voyage to Laputa

Part 4. A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms

“Gulliver’s Travels” and Its Time

from Letters on Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift to Alexander Pope • Alexander Pope to Jonathan Swift • John Gay to Jonathan Swift • Jonathan Swift to Alexander Pope • “The Prince of Lilliput” to Stella

A Modest Proposal

“A Modest Proposal” and Its Time

William Petty from Political Arithmetic

ALEXANDER POPE

An Essay on Criticism

Windsor-Forest

The Rape of the Lock

The Iliad

from Book 12 [Sarpedon’s Speech]

Eloisa to Abelard

from An Essay on Man

Epistle 1

To the Reader

The Design

Argument

An Epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot

An Epistle To a Lady: Of the Characters of Women

Epistle 2. To a Lady: Of the Characters of Women

Response

Mary Leapor: An Essay on Woman

from The Dunciad

from Book the Fourth

[The Goddess Coming in Her Majesty]

[The Geniuses of the Schools]

[Young Gentlemen Returned from Travel]

[The Minute Philosophers and the Consummation of All]

LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU

from The Turkish Embassy Letters

To Lady—[On the Turkish Baths]

To Lady Mar [On Turkish Dress]

Letter to Lady Bute [On Her Granddaughter]

Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to Her Husband

The Lover: A Ballad

JOHN GAY

The Beggar’s Opera

WILLIAM HOGARTH

A Rake’s Progress

PERSPECTIVES: MIND AND GOD

Isaac Newton

from Letter to Richard Bentley

John Locke

from An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Isaac Watts

A Prospect of Heaven Makes Death Easy

The Hurry of the Spirits, in a Fever and Nervous Disorders

Against Idleness and Mischief

Man Frail, and God Eternal

Miracles Attending Israel’s Journey

Joseph Addison

Spectator No. 465

George Berkeley

from Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Philonous

David Hume

from A Treatise of Human Nature

from An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

Christopher Smart

from Jubilate Agno

William Cowper

Light Shining out of Darkness

from The Task

The Cast-away

JAMES THOMSON

from Winter. A Poem

[Autumn Evening and Night]

[Winter Night]

from The Seasons

from Autumn

Rule, Britannia

“The Seasons” and Its Time

Poems of Nightfall and Night

Edward Young from The Complaint

William Collins Ode to Evening • Ode Occasioned by the Death of Mr. Thomson

William Cowper from The Task

THOMAS GRAY

Sonnet on the Death of Mr. Richard West

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

SAMUEL JOHNSON

The Vanity of Human Wishes

A Short Song of Congratulation

On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet

The Rambler

No. 4 [On Fiction]

No. 5 [On Spring]

No. 60 [On Biography]

No. 170 [On Misella, a Prostitute]

No. 171 [Misella Continues]

No. 207 [Beginnings, Middles, and Ends]

The Idler

No. 31 [On Idleness]

No. 32 [On Sleep]

No. 84 [On Autobiography]

No. 97 [On Travel Writing]

A Dictionary of the English Language

from Preface

[Some Entries]

from The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Chapter 8. The History of Imlac

Chapter 9. The History of Imlac Continued

Chapter 10. Imlac’s History Continued. A Dissertation upon Poetry

Chapter 11. Imlac’s Narrative Continued. A Hint on Pilgrimage

Chapter 12. The Story of Imlac Continued

from The Plays of William Shakespeare

Preface

[“Just Representations of General Nature”]

[Faults; The Unities]

[Selected Notes on Othello]

Lives of the Poets

from The Life of Milton

from The Life of Pope

Letters

To Lord Chesterfield (7 February 1755)

To Hester Thrale (19 June 1783)

To Hester Thrale Piozzi (2 July 1784)

To Hester Thrale Piozzi (8 July 1784)

JAMES BOSWELL

from London Journal

[A Scot in London]

[Louisa]

[First Meeting with Johnson]

An Account of My Last Interview with David Hume, Esq.

from The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

[Introduction; Boswell’s Method]

[Conversations about Hume]

[Dinner with Wilkes]

[Conversations at Streatham and the Club]

OLIVER GOLDSMITH

The Deserted Village

Responses

George Crabbe: from The Village

George Crabbe: from The Parish Register

PERSPECTIVES: NOVEL GUISES

Daniel Defoe

from The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

Eliza Haywood

Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze

Samuel Richardson

from Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady

from The History of Sir Charles Grandison, Baronet

Henry Fielding

from An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

Laurence Sterne

from The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Frances Burney

from The Early Journals

from Evelina; or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World Evelina to the Reverend Mr. Villars

Credits

Index

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