Give an outline of the most important thoughts from one essay and one biography, by both Benson and Chesterton.
What distinctive subject matter do you find in each of the novelists? How do same reflect the spirit of the age?
What are the chief characteristics of each of the poets? What does the phrase “Celtic Renaissance” signify?
In brief, what had the drama accomplished from the time of the closing of the theaters in 1642 to 1890? What distinctive contributions to the modern drama have Pinero, Shaw, and Barrie made? Describe the work of Lady Gregory, Yeats, and Synge. In what does Synge’s special power consist?
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[Footnote 16: Krans’s William Butler Yeats and the Irish Literary Revival.]
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SUPPLEMENTARY LIST OF AUTHORS AND THEIR CHIEF WORKS:
John Lydgate (1370?-1451?): Falls of Princes. Thomas Occleve (1370?-1450?): Mother of God; Governail of Princes. Sir John Fortescue (1394?-1476?): Difference between an Absolute and Limited Monarchy. The Paston Letters (1422-1509). Stephen Hawes (d. 1523?): Pastime of Pleasure. John Skelton (1460?-1529): Bowge of Court; Philip Sparrow. Alex. Barclay (1475?-1552): Ship of Fools. Sir Thomas More (1478-1535): Utopia; History of Edward V. and Richard III. Hugh Latimer (1485?-1555): Sermon on the Ploughers. Sir David Lindsay (1490-1555): Satire of the Three Estates.
John Knox(1505-1572): Admonition; History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland; Sermons. George Puttenham (d. 1590?): Art of English Poesie. Edward Dyer (1550?-1607): My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is. Samuel Daniel (1562-1619): The Complaint of Rosamund; A Defence of Rhyme (prose). Fulke Greville (Lord Brooke, 1554-1628): Caelica. Stephen Gosson (1555-1624): The School of Abuse. George Gascoigne (1525?-1577):_The Steele Glas_. William Warner (1558?-1609): Albion’s England.
Prose Writers.—Robert Burton (1577-1640): The Anatomy of Melancholy. John Selden (1584-1654): Table Talk. Richard Baxter (1615-1691): The Saints’ Everlasting Rest.