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the pleasure of mentioning specially English Prose, edited by Sir Henry Craik, and published by Messrs. Macmillan, and, of course, for that rich storehouse, consisting of five volumes and 3,200 pages, the various selectors have often chosen the inevitable passage from an author. However, for the purposes of this anthology resource has always been had in such cases to original sources, not altogether without profit. My thanks are due to the following for their kind permission to use copyright passages by the authors whose names follow their own :

Messrs. George Allen & Co., Ltd., Jane Welsh Carlyle ; Messrs. Chatto & Windus, Richard Jefferies and R. L. Stevenson (and Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons in respect of American rights in Stevenson's works); Messrs. Constable & Co., Ltd. (and Messrs. Scribner's Sons for American rights), George Meredith ; Mr. Bertram Dobell, T. Traherne; Mr. W. Heinemann, Fiona Macleod’; Mr. Robert Ross (and Messrs. Methuen), Oscar Wilde ; Messrs. Smith, Elder & Co., J. A. Symonds ; Mr. R. A. Streatfeild (and Mr. A. C. Fifield), Samuel Butler; and Mr. T. Watts-Dunton (and Messrs. Chatto & Windus), A. C. Swinburne.

I have been assisted throughout my laborious task by Mr. C. W. S. Williams, without whose valuable help in making the selections and in research I could not have accomplished it except at the sacrifice of the leisure of years.

R. M. L.

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF AUTHORS

(For SUBJECT INDEXES see pages 735, 741)

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TREVISA, JOHN DE (1326–1412)

St. Patrick's purgatory
CHAUCER, GEOFFREY (1340 ?-1400)

The commonplaces of Prudence

The astrolabe
JULIANA OF NORWICH (1343 ?-1443)

Divine Love
CAPGRAVE, JOHN (1393–1464)

King Richard to ransom
FORTESCUE, SIR JOHN (1394 ?-1476 ?)

Chill penury repressed
PECOCK, REGINALD, BISHOP OF CHICHESTER (1395 ?-1460 ?)

Virtuous easement
MANDEVILLE, SIR JOHN (d. 1372)

Of the beginning of Mahomet
WYCLIFFE, JOHN (d. 1384)

Right living
CAXTON, WILLIAM (1422 ?-1491)

Caxton's ‘simple and poor cunning'
FISHER, JOHN, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER (1459–1535)

Hunters and Christians
BOURCHIER, JOHN, BARON BERNERS (1467-1533)

The choosing of a Pope
COLET, JOHN (1467 ?-1519)

High wisdom
MORE, SIR THOMAS (1478–1535)

The merits of a merry tale
A providential interposition

See also Robinson (p. 533)
LATIMER, HUGH, BISHOP OF WORCESTER (1485 ?-1555)

Bribes and wages
CRANMER, THOMAS, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY (1489–1556)
The Scripture in the vulgar tongue

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TYNDALE, WILLIAM (1495 ?-1536)

Christ's sermon to his disciples
ELYOT, SIR THOMAS (1499 ?-1546)

Swimming
BREWS, MARGERY (married 1477)

From the Paston letter bag .
MALORY, SIR THOMAS (A. 1470)

The passing of Arthur . CAVENDISH, GEORGE (1500-61 ?)

The death of Wolsey KNOX, JOHN (1505–72)

The empire of woman LELAND, JOHN (1506 ?-52)

The empery of England CHEKE, SIR JOHN (1514-57)

The evils of civil war .
ASCHAM, ROGER (1515-68)

Lady Jane Grey
All work and no play

Adventures in English
FoXE, JOHN (1516–87)

The burning of Cranmer
CECIL, WILLIAM, BARON BURGHLEY (1520–98)

Precepts to a son
ROBINSON, RALPH (b. 1521)

In Utopia .
Stow, JOHN (1525 ?-1605)

A petition for a pension
WILSON, THOMAS (1525 ?-81)

The affectation of inkhorn terms
PUTTENHAM, GEORGE (1529?-1590)

Epitaphs.
ELIZABETH, QUEEN (1533–1603)

Princess Elizabeth to Queen Mary
NORTH, SIR THOMAS (1535 ?-1601 ?)

Demosthenes' training in oratory · DELONEY, THOMAS (1543 ?-1607 ?)

The inn of many murders BRETON, NICHOLAS (1545 ?-1626 ?)

A worthy merchant PETTIE, GEORGE (1548–89)

The choice of a career .

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SPENSER, EDMUND (1552 ?--99)

The Irish soldiers and bards. FLORIO, JOHN (1553 ?-1625 ?)

Of books (translated from Montaigne) . GREVILLE, SIR FULKE, BARON BROOKE (1554-1628)

Advice to a married woman . Gosson, STEPHEN (1554-1624)

In this weak piping time of peace HOOKER, RICHARD (1554 ?-1600)

She lived a dove, and died a lamb

Law and Equity LYLY, JOHN (1554 ?-1606)

The Euphuist's wooing SIDNEY, SIR PHILIP (1554-86)

Scenes in Arcadia

Style and poetry
ANDREWES, LANCELOT, BISHOP OF CHESTER (1555-1626)

The devilish disease of pride
CAREW, RICHARD (1555–1620)

The excellency of English
LODGE, THOMAS (1558 ?-1625)

Love's swain
CHAPMAN, GEORGE (1559 ?-1634)

On burying a hair
GREENE, ROBERT (1560 ?-92)

Shakespeare— an upstart crow'
Bacon, FRANCIS, VISCOUNT ST. ALBANS (1561-1626)

Of studies
Of adversity
Of gardens
The durable monuments of learning
Salomon's House

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DANIEL, SAMUEL (1562-1619)

The danger of innovation
SHAKESPEARE, WILLIAM (1564-1616)

A royal wooing
Hamlet's advice to the players
The quintessence of dust

Much virtue in if
JAMES I, KING (1566–1625)

The uncivil trick of smoking NASH, THOMAS (1567–1601)

English scholarship

A camp follower
WOTTON, SIR HENRY (1568–1639)

A letter to John Milton

A last will and testament DEKKER, THOMAS (1570 ?-1641 ?)

Sitting on the stage

The appeal of Conscience DONNE, JOHN (1573-1631)

Mercy and compassion

Expostulations to my God
JONSON, BENJAMIN (1573 ?-1637)

Of style
Shakespeare

Lord Bacon
HALL, JOSEPH, BISHOP OF EXETER AND NORWICH (1574–1656)

Balaam's ass

On the sight of a great library PURCHAS, SAMUEL (1575 ?-1626)

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The sea

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PEACHAM, HENRY (1576 ?-1643 ?)

Of style in speaking and writing
BURTON, ROBERT (1577-1640)

Melancholy mad
CORYATE, THOMAS (1577 ?-1617)

The use of forks at table
OVERBURY, SIR THOMAS (1581-1613)

A fair and happy milkmaid .
HERBERT, EDWARD, BARON HERBERT OF CHERBURY (1583-

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A knightly obligation . HALES, JOHN (1584–1656)

How to read history

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