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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)
TREVISA, JOHN DE (1326–1412)
St. Patrick's purgatory
The commonplaces of Prudence
King Richard to ransom
Chill penury repressed
Of the beginning of Mahomet
Caxton's ‘simple and poor cunning'
Hunters and Christians
The choosing of a Pope
The merits of a merry tale
See also Robinson (p. 533)
Bribes and wages
22 23 23
TYNDALE, WILLIAM (1495 ?-1536)
Christ's sermon to his disciples
From the Paston letter bag .
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 .
Lady Jane Grey
Adventures in English
The burning of Cranmer
Precepts to a son
In Utopia .
A petition for a pension
The affectation of inkhorn terms
Princess Elizabeth to Queen Mary
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 .
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
The devilish disease of pride
The excellency of English
On burying a hair
Shakespeare— an upstart crow'
31 32 33 34 35
551 553 554 555
DANIEL, SAMUEL (1562-1619)
The danger of innovation
A royal wooing
Much virtue in if
The uncivil trick of smoking NASH, THOMAS (1567–1601)
A camp follower
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
On the sight of a great library PURCHAS, SAMUEL (1575 ?-1626)
364 365 366
PEACHAM, HENRY (1576 ?-1643 ?)
Of style in speaking and writing
The use of forks at table
A fair and happy milkmaid .
A knightly obligation . HALES, JOHN (1584–1656)
How to read history