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THE AGE OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.

A. D. 1509-A.D. 1558.

SECTION SECOND: MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE IN ENGLAND;

AND LITERATURE ECCLESIASTICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

IN SCOTLAND,

MISCELLANEOUS PROSE IN ENGLAND. 1. Secondary Importance of the Works—Sir

Thomas More-His Style-His Historical Writings-His Tracts and Letters.--2.

Roger Ascham-His Style-His Toxophilus—His Schoolmaster-Prosody-Female

Education-Wilson's Logic and Rhetoric.-ENGLISH POETRY. 3. Poetical Aspect

and Relations of the Age-Its Earliest Poetry-Satires-Barklay-Skelton's Works.

44. Lord Surrey–His Literary Influence-Its Causes-His Italian Studies-His Son-

nets-Introduction of Blank Verse-His Supposed Influence on English Versification.

-5. Wyatt-Translations of the Psalms-The Mirror of Magistrates-Its Influence

-Its Plan and Authors-Sackville's Induction and Complaint of Buckingham.-

-INFANCY OF THE Englisu DRAMA. 6. Retrospect, The English Drama in the

Middle Ages-Its Religious Cast-The Miracle-Plays—The Moral-Plays.—7. The

Drama in the Sixteenth Century-Its Beginnings--Skelton-Bishop Bale's Moral

Plays-Heywood's Interludes.-8. Appearance of Tragedy and Comedy–Udall's

Comedy of Roister Doister-The Tragedy of Gorboduc, by Sackville and Norton.-

LITERATURE IN SCOTLAND. 9. Literary Character of the Period—Obstacles-State

of the Language.-10. Scottish Poetry—Sir David Lindsay--His Satirical Play-Its

Design and Effects-His other Poems.-11. First Appearance of Original Scottish

Prose-Translations—The Complaint of Scotland-Pitscottie-State of Learning-

Boece-John Major.-12. John Knox-George Buchanan's Latin Works-Other

Latinists-Melville-Scottish Universities-Schools....

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A.D. 1668—A.D. 1702.

1. Social and Literary Character of the Period.-PROSE. 2. Theology-Leighton-Ser-

mons of South, Tillotson, and Barrow-Nonconformist Divines-Bunyan's Pilgriin's

Progress-The Philosophy of Locke-Bentley and Classical Learning.-3. Antiqua-

ries and Historians-Lord Clarendon's History—Bishop Burnet's Histories.-4. Mis-

cellaneous Prose - Walton-Evelyn-L'Estrange-Butler and Marvell—John Dry-

den's Prose Writings-His Style-His Critical Opinions—Temple's Essays.-POETRY.

3. Dramas—Their Character–French Influences-Dryden's Plays—Í'ragedies of

Lee, Otway, and Southerne-The Prose Comedies—Their Moral Foulness.-6. Poe-

try not Dramatic-Its Didactic and Satiric Character-Inferences.-7. Minor Poets

-Roscommon-Marvell-Butler's Hudibras-Prior.--8. John Dryden's Life and

Works.-9. Dryden's Poetical Character.

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CHAPTER IX.

THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

A. D. 1702—A. D. 1800.

SECTION FIRST: THE LITERARY CHARACTER AND CHANGES

OF THE PERIOD.

1. Character of the Period as a Whole-Its Relations to Our Own Time.-2. Literary

Character of its First Generation-The Age of Queen Anne and George I.---3. Lite-

rary Character of its Second and Third Generations-From the Accession of George

II.-4. The Prose Style of the First Generation-Addison-Swift.-5. The Prose

Style of the Second and Third Generations—Johnson.

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CHAPTER X.

THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

A. D. 1702–A. D. 1727. :

SECTION SECOND: THE LITERATURE OF THE FIRST GENERATION.

Poetry. 1. The Drama-Non-Dramatic Poetry-Its Artificial Character-Minor Poets.

-2. Alexander Pope-Characteristics of his Genius and Poetry.-3. Pope's Works-

His Early Poems--Poems of Miildle Age-His Later Poems.-Prose. 4. Theolo-

gians-Philosophers_ Clarke's Natural Theology Bishop Berkeley's I lealism,
Shaftesbury -- Bolingbroke.-5. Miscellaneous Prose--Occasional Writings—Defoe
CENTURY.

A. D. 1760—A. D. 1800.

SECTION FOURTH: THE LITERATURE OF THE THIRD GENERATION.

PROSE. 1. The Historians—Their Literary Character and Views of Art-Hume's His-

tory.-2. Robertson and Gibbon—The

Character of each-Minor Historical Writers.

-3. Miscellaneous Prose--Johnson's Talk and Boswell's Report of it--Goldsmith's

Novels-Literature in Scotland--The First Edinburgh Review-Mackenzie's Novels

--Other Novelists. 4. Criticism--Percy's Reliques-Warton's IIistory-Parliamen-

tary Eloquence--Edmund Burke--Letters.--5. Philosophy--(1.) Theory of Litera-

ture-Burke-Reynol Is--Campbell---Home-Blair-Smith--(2.) Political Economy

-Adam Smith.-6. Philosophy continued-(3.) Ethics-Adam Smith-Tucker-

Paley--(4.) Metaphysics and Psychology-Thomas Reid.-7. Theology--(1.) Scien-

tific-Campbell-Paley-Watson-Lowth-(2.) Practical -- Porteous-Blair — New:

ton and others.--Poetry. 8. The Drama--Home's Douglas--Comedies of Gold-

smith and Sheridan--Goldsmith's Descriptive Poems.-9. Minor Poets-Their Va-

rious Tendencies-Later Poems --Beattie's Minstrel.-10. The Genius and Writings

of Cowper and Burns..

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CHAPTER XIII.

THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

A. D. 1800—A. D. 1852.

SECTION FIRST: THE CHARACTER OF THE PERIOD.

1. General Character of the Last Fifty Years-Two Ages embraced in the Period.-2.

The First Age-Its Poetry--Its Poetical Eminence and Characteristics.--3. The First

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