English Literature for Boys and Girls eBook

Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 780 pages of information about English Literature for Boys and Girls.
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Title:  English Literature For Boys And Girls1
H.E.  Marshall1
YEAR 73
Chapter II THE STORY OF THE CATTLE RAID OF COOLEY5
Chapter III ONE OF THE SORROWS OF STORY-TELLING9
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Chapter IV THE STORY OF A LITERARY LIE11
Chapter V THE STORY OF FINGAL13
Chapter VI ABOUT SOME OLD WELSH STORIES AND STORY-TELLERS17
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Chapter VIII THE BEGINNING OF THE READING TIME25
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Chapter XI THE STORY OF BEOWULF34
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Chapter XII THE FATHER OF ENGLISH SONG37
Chapter XIII HOW CAEDMON SANG, AND HOW HE FELL ONCE MORE ON SILENCE41
Chapter XIV THE FATHER OF ENGLISH HISTORY44
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Chapter XVI WHEN ENGLISH SLEPT51
Chapter XVII THE STORY OF HAVELOK THE DANE53
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Chapter XX “PIERS THE PLOUGHMAN” —­ continued63
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Chapter XXII CHAUCER—­BREAD AND MILK FOR CHILDREN70
Chapter XXIII CHAUCER—­“THE CANTERBURY TALES”72
Chapter XXIV CHAUCER—­AT THE TABARD INN76
THE COMPLAYNT OF CHAUCER TO HYS PURSE79
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Chapter XXVII BARBOUR—­“THE BRUCE,” THE END OF THE STRUGGLE87
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Chapter XXVIII A POET KING90
Chapter XXIX THE DEATH OF THE POET KING93
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Chapter XXX DUNBAR—­THE WEDDING OF THE THISTLE AND THE ROSE96
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Chapter XXXI AT THE SIGN OF THE RED PALE100
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Chapter XXXIII HOW THE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS109
Chapter XXXIV THE STORY OF EVERYMAN112
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Chapter XXXV HOW A POET COMFORTED A GIRL114
Chapter XXXVI THE RENAISSANCE117
Chapter XXXVII THE LAND OF NOWHERE120
Chapter XXXVIII THE DEATH OF SIR THOMAS MORE127
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Chapter XXXIX HOW THE SONNET CAME TO ENGLAND131
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Chapter XL THE BEGINNING OF BLANK VERSE134
Chapter XLI SPENSER—­THE “SHEPHERD’S CALENDAR”136
Chapter XLII SPENSER—­THE “FAERY QUEEN”140
Chapter XLIII SPENSER—­HIS LAST DAYS146
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Chapter XLIV ABOUT THE FIRST THEATERS149
Chapter XLV SHAKESPEARE—­THE BOY154
Chapter XLVI SHAKESPEARE—­THE MAN158
Chapter LXVII SHAKESPEARE—­“THE MERCHANT OF VENICE”163
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LIST OF SHAKESPEARE’S PLAYS170
Chapter XLVIII JONSON—­“EVERY MAN IN HIS HUMOUR”170
Chapter XLIX JONSON—­“THE SAD SHEPHERD”176
Chapter L RALEIGH—­“THE REVENGE”178
Chapter LI RALEIGH—­“THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD”185
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Chapter LII BACON—­NEW WAYS OF WISDOM190
Chapter LIII BACON—­THE HAPPY ISLAND196
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Chapter LIV ABOUT SOME LYRIC POETS199
Chapter LV HERBERT—­THE PARSON POET202
Chapter LVI HERRICK AND MARVELL—­OF BLOSSOMS AND BOWERS207
Chapter LVII MILTON—­SIGHT AND GROWTH213
Chapter LVIII MILTON—­DARKNESS AND DEATH220
Chapter LIX BUNYAN—­“THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS”227
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Chapter LXI DEFOE—­THE FIRST NEWSPAPERS242
Chapter LXII DEFOE—­“ROBINSON CRUSOE”247
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Chapter LXIII SWIFT—­THE “JOURNAL TO STELLA”250
Chapter LXIV SWIFT—­“GULLIVER’S TRAVELS”256
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Chapter LXV ADDISON—­THE “SPECTATOR”261
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Chapter LXVI STEELE—­THE SOLDIER AUTHOR269
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Chapter LXVII POPE—­THE “RAPE OF THE LOCK”275
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Chapter LXVIII JOHNSON—­DAYS OF STRUGGLE283
Chapter LXIX JOHNSON—­THE END OF THE JOURNEY287
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Chapter LXX GOLDSMITH—­THE VAGABOND293
Chapter LXXI GOLDSMITH—­“THE VICAR OF WAKEFIELD”298
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Chapter LXXII BURNS—­THE PLOWMAN POET303
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Chapter LXXIII COWPER—­“THE TASK”310
Chapter LXXIV WORDSWORTH—­THE POET OF NATURE313
Chapter LXXV WORDSWORTH AND COLERIDGE—­THE LAKE POETS317
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Chapter LXXVI COLERIDGE AND SOUTHEY—­SUNSHINE AND SHADOW323
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Chapter LXXVIII SCOTT—­“THE WIZARD OF THE NORTH”331
Chapter LXXIX BYRON—­“CHILDE HAROLD’S PILGRIMAGE”335
Chapter LXXX SHELLEY—­THE POET OF LOVE341
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Chapter LXXXI KEATS—­THE POET OF BEAUTY348
Chapter LXXXII CARLYLE—­THE SAGE OF CHELSEA355
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Chapter LXXXIII THACKERAY—­THE CYNIC?362
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Chapter LXXXIV DICKENS—­SMILES AND TEARS369
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Chapter LXXXV TENNYSON—­THE POET OF FRIENDSHIP375
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