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For aid in making the book I have to thank several friends. My cousin, Louise Manly, began making the selections with me and did a very large amount of work. These selections were revised by me and many were rejected for lack of space, while others were replaced by selections which seemed to me, for one reason or another, better suited to the purposes of the book ; but my debt to her is very great, both because her selections were made with taste and judgment and because without her aid I should probably not yet have begun to carry out my plan. To Dr. Hardin Craig, Mr. A. E. Hill, and Miss Elizabeth Calhoun I am indebted for aid in verifying readings while the book was going through the press. To my sister, Annie Manly, I owe the greatest debt for aid in copying and for reading with me every revise of the proofs of the whole book.
J. M. M.
LAKE ZURICH, ILLINOIS
THE MIDDLE ENGLISH PERIOD
THE FOLLOWERS OF CHAUCER
The Poema Morale, or Moral Ode......
De Regimine Principum (On Chaucer).. 47
Virgil's Æneid, Bk. II..
Bk. I, Canto III.
THE END OF THE RENAISSANCE
A Hymn to God the Father....
Commendatory Verses on Mr. Thomas
Coryat's Crudities.... .... 156
A Thanksgiving to God for his House.. 170 The Wish....
On his Blindness..