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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 491 pages of information about Halleck's New English Literature.

[Footnote 2:  School libraries should own books marked *.]

[Footnote 3:  The abbreviation in parentheses after titles will be used in the Suggested Readings in place of the full title.]

[Footnote 4:  Tennyson’s In Memoriam.]

[Footnote 5:  Florence Earls Coates’s Dream the Great Dream.]

[Footnote 6:  Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Act IV., Scene 1.]

[Footnote 7:  Morley’s translation, English Writers, Vol.  II., p. 21.]

[Footnote 8:  Swinburne’s A Song in Time of Order.]

[Footnote 9:  Morley’s English Writers, Vol.  II., pp. 33, 34.]

[Footnote 10:  Beowulf, translated by William Morris and A.J.  Wyatt.]

[Footnote 11:  Translated by J.L.  Hall.]

[Footnote 12:  Earle’s Translation.]

[Footnote 13:  Translated by Childs.]

[Footnote 14:  Translated by Morris and Wyatt.]

[Footnote 15:  Morley’s translation.]

[Footnote 16:  Paradise Lost, Book I., lines 61-69.]

[Footnote 17:  Paradise Lost, II., 594.]

[Footnote 18:  Ibid., I., 222-224.]

[Footnotes 19-22:  Brooke’s translation.]

[Footnote 23:  Morley’s translation.]

[Footnote 24:  Brooke’s translation.]

[Footnote 25:  Morley’s translation.]

[Footnotes 26-27:  Brooke’s translation.]

[Footnote 28:  Llywarch’s Lament for his Son Gwenn.]

[Footnote 29:  Guest’s Mabinogion.]

[Footnote 30:  William Motherwell’s Wearie’s Well.]

[Footnote 31:  Earle’s translation.]

[Footnote 32:  Cook and Tinker’s Select Translations from Old English Prose.]

[Footnote 33:  In his Education of the Central Nervous System, Chaps.  VII.-X., the author has endeavored to give some special directions for securing definite ideas in the study of poetry.]

[Footnote 34:  For full titles, see page 50.]

CHAPTER II:  FROM THE NORMAN CONQUEST, 1066, TO CHAUCER’S DEATH, 1400

[Illustration:  THE DEATH OF HAROLD AT HASTINGS. From the Bayeaux tapestry.]

The Norman Conquest.—­The overthrow of the Saxon rule in England by William the Conqueror in 1066 was an event of vast importance to English literature.  The Normans (Norsemen or Northmen), as they were called, a term which shows their northern extraction, were originally of the same blood as the English race.  They settled in France in the ninth century, married French wives, and adopted the French language.  In 1066 their leader, Duke William, and his army crossed the English Channel and won the battle of Hastings, in which Harold, the last Anglo-Saxon king, was killed.  William thus became king of England.

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