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The Literature of England / Edition 3

The Literature of England / Edition 3

by George K. Anderson, William E. Buckler


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ISBN-13: 9780673151551
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Edition description: 3d single volume ed
Pages: 1263
Product dimensions: 8.22(w) x 10.36(h) x 1.74(d)

Table of Contents


(c750-1485) Beowulf.

(Note on the Old English Language).

The Pearl Poet, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400).

(Note on the Middle English Language).

(On Reading Middle English).

From The Canterbury Tales:

The General Prologue.

The Miller's Tale.

The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale.

The Clerk's Tale.

The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale.

The Nun's Priest's Tale.

The Parson's Prologue.




Envoy to Bukton.

Middle English Lyrics.

The Second Shepherds' Play.

Sir Thomas Malory (1394?-1471).

From Morte Darthur, Caxton's Preface: Book 2.

II. THE RENAISSANCE (1485-1660).

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535).

From Utopia: Book One, On Communal Property.

Book Two, Their Gold and Silver, and How They Keep It.

Their Marriage Customs.

Their Punishments, Their Legal Procedures, and Other Matters.

Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542).

The Lover Compareth His State to a Ship in Perilous Storm Tossed on the Sea.

The Long Love That in My Thought Doth Harbor, Whoso List to Hunt, They Flee from Me.

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517-1547).

Love That Doth Reign and Live Within My Thought.

Description of Spring Wherein Each Thing Renews, Save Only the Lover, Alas! So All Things Now Do Hold Their Peace, The Means To Attain Happy Life.

Sir Phillip Sidney(1554-1586).

From An Apology for Poetry.

From Astrophel and Stella: 1) Loving in Truth, 5) It is Most True, 31) With How Sad Steps, 39) Come, Sleep! 41) Having This Day My Horse, 50) Stella, The Fullness of My Thoughts.

Robert Greene (1560?-1592).

From A Notable Discovery of Cosenage: The Art of Cony- Catching.

Edmund Spenser (1552-1599).

From The Faerie Queene: A Letter of the Authors.

Book One (Canto 1), Book Two (Canto 12), Book Three (Canto 6).

From Amoretti: 1) Happy ye leaves, 16) One day as I unwarily did gaze, 34) Lyke as a ship, 54) Of this worlds Theatre, 75) One day I wrote her name, 79) Men call you fayre.


Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593).

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.

The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd (Sir Walter Raleigh).

The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus.

Thomas Campion (1567-1620).

My Sweetest Lesbia.

When to Her Lute Corinna Sings.

Rose-Cheeked Laura.

There Is a Garden in Her Face.

Fain Would I Wed.

The English Bible.

The Twenty-Third Psalm in Six Translations: Coverdale Bible, Great Bible, Genevan Bible, Bishops' Bible, Rheims-Douai Bible, King James Bible.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616).

Sonnets: 18) Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

29) When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes.

30) When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought.

55) Not Marble, nor the Gilded Monuments.

71) No Longer Mourn for Me When I am Dead.

73) That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold.

97) How Like a Winter hath My Absence Been.

98) From You Have I Been Absent in the Spring.

106) When in the Chronicle of Wasted Time.

116) Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds.

129) Th' 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.

146) Poor Soul, the Centre of My Sinful Earth.

The Tempest.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626).

From Essays or Counsels— Civil and Moral.

1) Of Truth.

5) Of Adversity.

7) Of Parents and Children.

8) Of Marriage and Single Life.

42) Of Youth and Age.

50) Of Studies.

Sir Thomas Overbury (1581-1613).

The Characters.

A Melancholy Man.

A Puritan.

What a Character Is.

Ben Jonson (1573-1637).

Song: To Celia.

Song to Celia.

Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount.

To Penshurst.

Queen and Huntress.

On My First Daughter.

On My First Son.

Still to Be Neat.

To John Donne.

To the Memory of My Beloved Master, William Shakespeare.

John Donne (1572-1631).

Song (Go and Catch a Falling Star).

The Flea.

The Bait.

The Indifferent.

The Ecstasy.

Lovers' Infiniteness.

Song (Sweetest Love, I Do Not Go).

On His Mistress.

The Canonization.

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.

Air and Angels.

A Hymn to God the Father.

Good Friday, 1613.

Riding Westward.

The Third Satire.

From Holy Sonnets: 3) O Might Those Sighs and Tears Return Again.

5) If Poisonous Minerals.

7) At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners.

10) Death be not Proud.

14) Batter My Heart.

From Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Meditation XVII, Meditation XVIII.

George Herbert (1593-1633).

The Pearl.

The Collar.


Easter Wings.

Jordan I, Jordan II, Love III.

The Pulley.

Richard Crashaw (1613?-1649).

On the Wounds of Our Crucified Lord.

Upon the Infant Martyrs.

The Flaming Heart.

Henry Vaughan (1622-1695).

The Retreat.

The World.

They Are All Gone into the World of Light.


Robert Burton (1577-1640).

From The Anatomy of Melancholy.

Izaak Walton (1593-1683).

From The Complete Angler: From The First Day.

From The Life of Dr. John Donne: Donne in His Shroud.

Robert Herrick (1591-1674).

An Ode for Ben Jonson.

The Night Piece.

To Julia.


Delight in Disorder.

Upon Julia's Clothes.

To the Virgins to Make Much of Time.

Corinna's Going A-Maying.

His Prayer for Absolution.

Sir John Suckling (1609-1642).

Why so Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?


Thomas Carew (1598?-1639?).

Disdain Returned.

Song (Ask Me No More).

Edmund Waller (1606-1687).

Go, Lovely Rose!

Of the Last Verses in the Book.

Richard Lovelace (1618-1658).

To Lucasta.

Going to the War.

To Althea.

From Prison.

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678).

To His Coy Mistress.

The Garden.

The Mower Against Gardens.


The Definition of Love.

John Milton (1608-1674).


Il Penseroso.


How Soon Hath Time.

On the Late Massacre in Piedmont.

When I Consider How My Light Is Spent.

Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint.

From Paradise Lost: Book One, Book Two, from Book Three (56-134; 236-271).

From Book Four (1-113).

Book Nine.

From Book Twelve (637-649).

Of Education.

John Bunyan (1628-1688).

From The Pilgrim's Progress: Christian Sets Forth.

The Fight With Apollyon.

Vanity Fair.

Giant Despair.

The Celestial City.


John Dryden (1631-1700).

From Marriage a la Mode: Why Should a Foolish Marriage Vow.

Whilst Alexis Lay Pressed.

Absalom and Achitophel.


To the Memory of Mr. Oldham.

To the Pious Memory of the Accomplished Young Lady.

Mrs. Anne Killigrew.

A Song for St. Cecilia's Day.

Alexander's Feast, or, The Power of Music.

From An Account of the Ensuing Poem..: Prefixed to Annus Mirabilis.

From An Essay on Dramatic Poesy.

From A Discourse Concerning the Original and Progress of Satire.

From Preface to the Fables, Ancient and Modern.

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703).

From The Diary.

William Wycherley (1640-1716).

The Country Wife.

Daniel Defoe (1659-1731).

From An Essay upon Projects: The Education of Women.

From A Journal of the Plague Year.

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745).

A Description of a City Shower.

A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General.

From Gulliver's Travels: A Letter from Captain Gulliver to His Cousin Sympson.

The Publisher to the Reader.

Part IV: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms.

A Modest Proposal.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) and Richard Steele (1672-1729).

On Duelling (The Tatler, no. 25).

The Spectator Introduces Himself to the Reader.

The Spectator Club (Spectator, no. 2).

Westminster Abbey (Spectator, no. 26).

Wit: True, False, Mixed (Spectator, no. 62).

Party Patches (Spectator, no. 81).

A Country Sunday (Spectator, no. 112).

Sir Roger at the Assizes (Spectator, no. 122).

A Consideration of Milton's Paradise Lost (Spectator, no. 267).

On the Scale of Being (Spectator, no. 519).

Alexander Pope (1688-1744).

From An Essay on Criticism.

The Rape of the Lock.

From An Essay on Man: Epistle 1, from Epistle 2; Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot.

Dunciad, Book IV.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).

The Vanity of Human Wishes.

On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet.

From The Dictionary, Rambler, no. 5.

Rambler, no. 154.

Preface to Shakespeare.

From The Lives of the English Poets: from Dryden, from Pope.

James Boswell (1740-1795).

From London Journal.

From The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Thomson (1700-1748).

From The Seasons: From Winter; Rule, Britannia!

Thomas Gray (1716-1771).

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.

William Collins (1721-1759).

Ode to Simplicity.

Ode to Evening.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774).

The Deserted Village.

William Cowper (1731-1800).

From The Task: From Book I.

The Sofa, from Book II.

The Time-Piece, from Book III.

The Garden.


Robert Burns (1759-1796).

Holy Willie's Prayer.

To a Mouse.

To a Louse.

Auld Lang Syne.

Tam O'Shanter.


Wha Hae.

A Red, Red Rose.

A Man's a Man for A'That.

William Blake (1757-1827).

From Poetical Sketches: To the Evening Star.

My Silks and Fine Array.

Song (How Sweet I Roam'd).

From Songs of Innocence: Introduction.

The Lamb.

The Little Black Boy.

The Chimney Sweeper.

The Divine Image.

Holy Thursday.

From Songs of Experience: Introduction.

Earth's Answer.

The Clod & the Pebble.

Holy Thursday.

The Chimney Sweeper.

The Sick Rose.

The Fly.

The Tyger, Ah!


The Garden of Love.


The Human Abstract.

A Poison Tree.

From Blake's Notebook: Never Pain to Tell Thy Love.

I Asked a Thief.

And Did Those Feet.

The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

From Letters: To Reverend John Trusler, Aug. 23, 1799.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

From Lyrical Ballads: Lines Written in Early Spring.

We Are Seven.

Expostulation and Reply.

The Tables Turned.

Lines: Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey.

Strange Fits of Passion Have I Known.

She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways.

I Traveled Among Unknown Men.

Three Years She Grew in Sun and Shower.

A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal.


Elegiac Stanzas.

From The Prelude: Book I.

Introduction—Childhood and School-Time.

From Book XII: Imagination and Taste.

From Book XII: Imagination an Preface to Lyrical Ballads.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834).


The Eolian Harp.

This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison.

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.


Frost at Midnight.

Fears in Solitude.

Kubla Khan, or, a Vision in a Dream.

Dejection: An Ode.

The Pains of Sleep.

On Donne's Poetry.

From Biographia Literaria: Characteristics of Shakespeare's Dramas.

Charles Lamb (1775-1834).

The Two Races of Men.

Dream Children: A Reverie.

Poor Relations.

Old China.

William Hazlitt (1778-1830).

From My First Acquaintance with Poets: Meeting with Coleridge.

George Noel Gordon.

Lord Byron (1788-1824).

When We Two Parted.

She Walks in Beauty.

Stanzas for Music (There's not a joy).

Stanzas for Music (There be none of Beauty's daughters).

Sonnet on Chillon.

So We'll Go No More A-Roving.

From Don Juan: Fragment.


From Canto 1, from Canto 2, from Canto 3 (The Isles of Greece).

Stanzas Written On the Road Between Florence and Pisa.

When a Man Hath No Freedom.

On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year.

Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822).

Mutability (We are as clouds).

Mont Blanc.

Hymn to Intellectual Beauty.


England in 1819.

Ode to the West Wind.

Stanzas Written in Dejection.

Near Naples.

The Indian Serenade.

From Prometheus Unbound: Asia.


The Cloud.

To a Skylark.

Mutability (The Flower That Smiles Today).

A Lament.


From Hellas: Final Chorus.

Lines (When the Lamp is Shattered).

Essay On Life.

From A Defense of Poetry.

John Keats (1795-1821).

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

To One Who Has Been Long in City Pent.

On Seeing the Elgin Marbles.

When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be.

In a Drear-Nighted December.

From Endymion: Proem.

Ode (Bards of Passion).

The Eve of St. Agnes.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci.

To Sleep.

Ode to Psyche.

Ode to a Nightingale.

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Ode on Melancholy.

Ode on Indolence.

To Autumn.

Bright Star!

Would I Were Steadfast As Thou Art.

From Letters: To Benjamin Bailey, Nov. 22, 1817.

To George and Thomas Keats, Dec. 21-27, 1817.

To John Hamilton Reynolds, Feb. 3, 1818.

To Richard Woodhouse, Oct. 27, 1818.

To George and Georgiana Keats, April 21, 1819.

Thomas De Quincey (1785-1859).

On the Knocking at the Gate in Macbeth.

From the Poetry of Pope: Literature of Knowledge and Literature of Power.

V. THE VICTORIAN AGE (1837-1914).

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881).

From Sartor Resartus: The Everlasting No.

Center of Indifference.

The Everlasting Yea.

From Past and Present: Democracy, Aristocracies.

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890).

From The Idea of a University: Discourse v. Knowledge Its Own End.

From Apologia pro Vita Sua: from History of My Religious Opinions to the Year 1833.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873).

From On Liberty: Of Individuality.

As One of the Elements of Well-Being.

From Autobiography: A Crisis in My Mental History.

One Stage Onward.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).

The Kraken.


The Lady of Shalott.

The Lotos-Eaters.

You Ask Me.


Though Ill at Ease.

Morte d'Arthur.



Locksley Hall.

The Eagle.

Break, Break, Break.

From The Princess: Sweet and Low.

The Splendor Falls on Castle Walls.


Idle Tears.

Home They Brought Her Warrior Dead.

Ask Me No More.

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal.

Come Down, O Maid.

From In Memoriam.

From Maud: Come into the Garden, Maud, O That 'Twere Possible, Oh, Let the Solid Ground.

Flower in the Crannied Wall.

From Idylls of the King: Pelleas and Etarre.

Crossing the Bar.

Robert Browning (1812-1889).

Porphyria's Lover.

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister.

My Last Duchess.

The Lost Leader.

Meeting at Night.

Parting at Morning.

Home-Thoughts, from Abroad.

Home-Thoughts, from the Sea.

The Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church.

Rabbi Ben Ezra.

Love Among the Ruins.

A Toccata of Galuppi's.

Two in the Campagna.


Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came.

Fra Lippo Lippi.

Andrea del Sarto.

Caliban upon Setebos Prospice.

From The Ring and the Book: O' Lyric Love.

Epilogue to Asolando.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).

From Sonnets from the Portuguese: 1) I Thought Once How Theocritus had Sung.

14) If Thou Must Love Me.

20) Beloved, My Beloved.

43) How Do I Love Thee?

Emily Brontë (1818-1848).

Remembrance, The Night Is Darkening.

Often Rebuked, Yet Always Back Returning.

No Coward Soul Is Mine.

John Ruskin (1819-1900).

From The Stones of Venice: From The Nature of Gothic.

From The Crown of Wild Olive: Traffic.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888).

To a Friend.

In Harmony with Nature.

The Forsaken Merman.

Memorial Verses.


To Marguerite.

To Marguerite — Continued.

The Buried Life.

A Summer Night.


The Scholar-Gypsy.

Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse.


Dover Beach.

Preface to Poems (1853).

The Function of Criticism at the Present Time.

From Culture and Anarchy: Hebraism and Hellenism.

From The Study of Poetry.

George Meredith (1828-1909).

From Modern Love (Poems 1, 13, 1 6, 29, 43, 44, 47, 48, 50).

Lucifer in Starlight.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882).

The Blessed Damozel.


Sister Helen.

The Woodspurge.

From The House of Life: The Sonnet, 2) Bridal Birth.

6) The Kiss.

6a) Nuptial Sleep.

18) Genius in Beauty.

19) Silent Noon.

24) Pride of Youth.

36) Life-in-Love.

49) Willowwood-I.

50) Willowwood-II.

51) Willowwood-III.

53) Without Her.

101) The One Hope.

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894).

Song (When I am Dead).

Goblin Market.

After Death.

An Apple Gathering.

A Better Resurrection.


William Morris (1834-1896).

The Defense of Guenevere.

The Haystack in the Floods.

Concerning Geffray Teste Noire.

From from The Earthly Paradise: An Apology.

The Day Is Coming.

Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909).

From Atalanta in Calydon: When the Hounds of Spring.

Before the Beginning of Years.


Hymn to Proserpine.


The Leper.

The Garden of Proserpine.

A Forsaken Garden.


Walter Horatio Pater (1839-1894).

From The Renaissance: Preface.

La Gioconda.

The School of Giorgione.


Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889).

The Wreck of the Deutschland.

God's Grandeur.

The Starlight Night.

The Sea and the Skylark.


Pied Beauty.

Hurrahing in Harvest.


Spring and Fall.


Carrion Comfort.

No Worst.

There is None.

I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark.

My Own Heart Let Me More Have Pity On.

To R. B.


Thomas Hardy (1840-1928).


Neutral Tones.

The Darkling Thrush.

The Man He Killed.

Thoughts of Phena.

The Ruined Maid.

The Voice of the Thorn.

After a Journey.

During Wind and Rain.

An Ancient to Ancients.

Ah, Are you Digging on My Grave?

The Oxen.

For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly.

The Convergence of the Twain.

Snow in the Suburbs.

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950).

Arms and the Man.

A. E. Housman (1859-1936).

From A Shropshire Lad: 2) Loveliest of Trees.

13) When I Was One-and-Twenty.

19) To an Athlete Dying Young.

21) Bredon Hill.

40) Into My Heart.

49) Think No More, Lad.

62) Terence, This is Stupid Stuff.

From Last Poems: 20) The Night Is Freezing Fast.

From More Poems: They Say My Verse Is Sad.

9) When Green Buds Hang.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924).

The Secret Sharer.

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918).

Strange Meeting.


Mental Cases.

Dulce et Decorum Est.

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939).

The Rose of the World.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

September, 1913.

The Magi.

The Wild Swans at Coole.

Easter, 1916.

The Second Coming.

Sailing to Byzantium.

From Meditations in Time of Civil War: I.

Ancestral Houses.

Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen.

Leda and the Swan.

Among School Children.

Coole Park.


For Anne Gregory.


Crazy Jane Talks with the Bishop.

Lapis Lazuli.

The Circus Animals' Desertion.

Cuchulain Comforted.

Under Ben Bulben.

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941).

The Mark on the Wall.

D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930).


Wintry Peacock.

The Rocking-Horse Winner.

Bavarian Gentians.


James Joyce (1882-1941).

The Dead.


T. S. Eliot (1888-1965).

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Sweeney Among the Nightingales.

Journey of the Magi.

The Waste Land.

From Four Quartets: Little Gidding.

From The Sacred Wood: Tradition and the Individual Talent.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973).

As I Walked Out One Evening.


If I Could Tell You.

The Fall of Rome, September 1, 1939.

In Memory of W. B. Yeats.

Musee des Beaux Arts.

In Praise of Limestone.

Graham Greene (1904-).

The Destructors.

Samuel Beckett (1906-).

Dante and the Lobster.

Dylan Thomas (1914-1953).

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower.


This Insect, and the World I Breathe.

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.

Fern Hill.

In My Craft or Sullen Art.

A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London.

Doris Lessing (1919-).

A Man and Two Women.

Philip Larkin (1922-).

Poetry of Departures.


The Whitsun Weddings.

Ted Hughes, (1930-).

The Thought-Fox.

The Jaguar.

Hawk Roosting.

King of Carrion.

Geoffrey Hill (1932-).


In Memory of Jane Fraser.


Definitions of Literary Terms.

Index of Authors and Titles.

Index of First Lines.

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