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about 1420

- about 1423

d. 1447

Palcmon and Arcite,

1372–73 Troilus and Cressida,

1373 Assembly of Birds,

1379–83 House of Fame,

1383-84 Legend of Good Women,

1385-86 Canterbury Tales,

1386-90 John Gower's Confessio Amantis,

1393? Andrew of Wyntoun’s Chronicle, James I. of Scotland,

1394-1437 King's Quair, ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD, FOUNDED,

1438 ETON SCHOOL, FOUNDED,

1441 King's College, CAMBRIDGE, FOUNDED,

1443 ST. ANDREWS AND GLASGOW UNIVERSITIES FOUNDED,

15th cent. Lydgate,

1370 ?-1451? Occleve,

1370?-1450? Humphry, Duke of Gloucester, Fall OF CONSTANTINOPLE,

1453 WARS OF THE ROSES BEGAN,

1453 Pecock's Repressor, Henry the Minstrel's Wallace,

about 1460 Paston Letters,

15th cent. WARS OF THE ROSES ENDED,

1483 Sir John Fortescue,

d. 1485 Caxton,

1422?–1491
Recuyell of the Histories of Troy, printed 1474
Dictes and Sayings of Philosophers, 1477
Malory's Morte d'Arthur,

1485 DISCOVERY OF AMERICA,

1492 Hawes's Pastime of Pleasure,

about 1506 Henryson,

1430?–1506? St. PAUL'S SCHOOL FOUNDED,

1512
Barklay's Pastorais,
ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS FOUNDED 1518
Dunbar,

14652-15301 Gavin Douglas,

14747-1522 Palace of Honour,

1501 King Heart,

bet. 1501 and 1512 Translation of the Æneid,

1512-13 Fabyan's Chronicle,

1516

about 1455

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about 1514

Berners's Translation of Froissart,

1523-25 Tyndale’s English Bible,

1525–26, 1530 Skelton,

14602-1529 Heywood's Interlude, The Four P's,

acted after 1530 Sir Thomas Elyot's Governour,

1531 Berners's Translation of Guevara,

1532 Sir Thomas More,

1478-1535 History of Richard 111.,

1513 Utopia,

1515-16 First English Translation of Utopia, 1557 Coverdale's English Bible,

1537 Cranmer's English Bible,

1540 Udall's Roister Doister,

acted between 1534 and 1541

- printed 1566 Sir Thomas Wyatt,

1503-1542 Hall's Chronicle,

1542 The Earl of Surrey,

1518-1547 Sir David Lyndsay,

1490-1555 The Dream,

1528 Complaint of the Papingo,

- 1530 The Monarchy,

1553 Hugh Latimer,

1485-1555 Totteľs Miscellany,

1557 Tusser's Points of Husbandry,

1557 ACCESSION OF ELIZABETH,

1558 Gammer Gurton's Needle,

acted 1560 Sackville's Gorboduc,

1561

- printed 1565 and 1571 Sackville's Mirror for Magistrates,

1563 Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Paynter's Palace of Pleasure,

1566 Golding's Translation of Ovid,

1567 Alexander Scott,

A. between 1545 and 1568 The Bishops' Bible,

1568 Roger Ascham,

1515-1568 Toxophilus,

1545 The Schoolmaster,

pub. 1570 Grafton's Chronicle at Large,

1568-69 FIRST THEATRE BUILT IN LONDON,

1577 Gascoigne,

15252–1577 The Steel Glass,

1576

1563

1578

1582 1586

Apology for Poetry,

acted 1591

Holinshed's Chronicle,
North's Plutarch,

1579 Gosson's School of Abuse,

1579 Stowe's Annals,

1580
Watson's Passionate Century,
Webb's Discourse of Poetry,
Sir Philip Sidney,

1554-1586 Astrophel and Stella, written bet. 1579 and 1581

pub. 1591 Arcadia,

written 1580 pub. 1590-93 written 1581

- pub. 1595 Hughes' Misfortunes of Arthur,

acted 1587 Puttenham's Art of Poetry,

1589 Harington's Translation of Ariosto,

1591 Constable's Diana,

1592 Greene,

1560 ?-1592 Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay,

- pub. 1594 James IV. of Scotland,

pub. 1598 Marlowe,

1564-1593 Tamburlaine,

acted 1587 Faustus,

acted 1588 Jew of Malta,

acted 1589 or 90 Edward II.,

- acted 1590 ? GLOBE THEATRE BUILT,

- 1598 Peele,

- 1558 ?-1597 ? Arraignment of Paris,

acted 1584 Old Wives' Tale,

- pub. 1595 King David and Fair Bethsabe,

1599 Stow's Survey of London,

1598-1603 Edmund Spenser,

1552-1599 Shepherds Calendar,

1579 Faery Queen, books 1-3,

· 1590
Complaints,

1591
Amoretti,
Colin Clout's come home again,

1595
Faery Queen, books 4-6,
Hymns to Love and Beauty and Pro-

thalamion,

1596

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View of Present State of Ireland, written 1595

pub. 1633 Hooker,

Ecclesiastical Polity, books 1-4,

1554 ?-1600

book 5,

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books 7 and 8,
Fairfax's Translation of Tasso,
Nash,

Summer's Last Will and Testament, acted 1593
Jack Wilton,

- 1594
DEATH OF ELIZABETH,
Florio's Translation of Montaigne,
Lyly, -
Euphues, Part 1,

1579
2,

1580 Alexander and Campaspe,

1584 Endymion,

1591
Midas,

1592
Camden's Britannia,
Speed's History of Great Britain,
Lodge,
Chapman,
Homer's Iliad,

1598

1609 Homer's Odyssey,

1614 Complete edition of Homer,

1616

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1610
1614
1558 ?-1625
15592-1634

INDEX.

Addison, 27, 74.
Æsop, 83, 84.
Aldhelm, 25.
Alfred, king, 30-31.
Allegory, defined, 45-46, note.
America, discovery of, 98.
Ancren Riwle, 37.
Andrew of Wyntoun, 78, 89.
Apology for Poetry, Sidney's, 162, 163,

165, 166, 179.
Arcadia, Sidney's, 159, 160, 161, 162,

165-166.
Ariosto, Harington's translation of, 169.
Arnold, Matthew, 102.
Art of Poetry, Púttenham's, 163.
Arthurian Legends, 34, 35, 36, 102,

103
Ascham, Roger, 100, 109–113.
Assembly of Birds, Chaucer's, 50, 51,

54.
Astrolabe, Chaucer's, 49.
Astrophel and Stella, Sidney's, 162–

163.
Bacon, Francis, 107, 153, 157, 184.
Bacon, Roger, 36.
Ballad, defined, 73, note.
Ballade, defined, 68, note.
Ballads, Old English, 73–74, 164.
Barbour, John, 38, 89.
Barklay, Alexander, 75–76.
Bede, 26, 29–30, 31, 35.
Bedlam Beggars, 183.
Beowulf, 22–24, 31.
Bible, translation of the, 115-118.
Blank verse, defined, 122, 123.
Blount, Edward, 156.
Boccaccio, 47, 48, 51, 55, 57, 61, 71, 97.
Book of the Duchess, Chaucer's. 46, 47,

50, 54.
Botticelli, 27;
Bourchier, John, Lord Berners, 169–

169.
Brunanburh, Battle of, 31.
Bunyan, John, 75.
Burbage, James, 178.
Burbage, Richard, 178.
Burleigh, Lord, 127, 140, 154.
Burns, Robert, 83, 91, 96.
Byron, Lord, 147

Cædmon, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31.
Camden, William, 153, 168.
Canterbury Tales, Chaucer's, 47, 48,

50, 51, 52, 53, 55-67, 148.
Carlyle, Thomas, 42.
Caxton, William, 69, 100-102, 104, 115,

168, 169.
Chapman, George, 170, 171.
Chaucer, Geoffrey, 21, 27, 44-69; imi-

tators of, 70, 71, 74, 79, 80, 81, 83,
87, 89, 94, 147; Occleve's portrait of,
72, 86; praise of, 96; printed, 101;
117, 138, 148, 154; criticised by Sid.
ney, 164.
Christianity, introduction of, 24.
Christ's Kirk on the Green, 82.
Chronicle, Old English, 31, 33.
Cicero, 107
Clerk's Tale, Chaucer's, 59-60.
Coleridge, 170.
Colet, Dean, 99.
Comedy, defined, 180-181; the first

English, 181-182.
Constable's Diana, 136.
Constantinople, fall of, 97.
Copernicus, 98.
Coverdale, Miles, 117.
Cowley, Abraham, 149.
Cynewulf, 25, 28–29, 31.

Dante, 27, 42, 47, 48, 52, 61, 97, 119.
Deschamps, Eustace, 46.
Discourse of English Poetry, Webbe's,

163.
Douglas, Gavin, 88, 91-94, 122.
Drama, origin of the, 171, 172.
Dramatic Unities, 196, note.
Dramatists, rise of the modern, 185.
Drayton, Michael, quoted, 195.
Dryden, John, his criticism of Chaucer,

65; of the old ballads, 74; of Spenser,

132, 149:
Dunbar, William, 79, 86-91, 96.
Dyer, Edward, 160.

Ecclesiastical Polity, Hooker's, 150–

153
Edward II., Marlowe's, 189, 192–194.
Edward III., 33, 37, 45, 148, 172.

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