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The Longman anthology of British literature

Author: David Damrosch
Publisher: New York : Longman, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The goal of this anthology is to present a wealth of poetry, prose, and drama from the full sweep of the literary history of the British Isles, and to do so in ways that will bring out both the works' original cultural contexts and their lasting aesthetic power.-
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Longman anthology of British literature.
New York : Longman, ©2003
(OCoLC)764458374
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Damrosch
ISBN: 0321106083 9780321106087 0321106679 9780321106674 0321105788 9780321105783 0321106687 9780321106681 0321093887 9780321093882 0321093895 9780321093899 0321333942 9780321333940 0321333950 9780321333957 0321333969 9780321333964 0321105796 9780321105790 0321106695 9780321106698 032110580X 9780321105806
OCLC Number: 269317058
Notes: "Boxed review copy"--Page 4 cover.
Description: 2 volumes in : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. Before the Norman conquest. Beowulf --
The Táin Bó́́ Cuailnge. The pillow talk ; The Táin begins ; The last battle --
Early Irish verse. To Crinog ; Pangur the cat ; Writing in the wood ; The Viking terror ; The old woman of Beare ; Findabair remembers Fróech ; A grave marked with ogam ; from The voyage of Máel Dúin --
Judith --
The dream of the Rood. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. Before the Norman conquest. Perspectives : ethnic and religious encounters. from An ecclesiastical history of the English People / Bede --
from The life of King Alfred / Bishop Asser --
Preface to Saint Gregory's Pastoral care / King Alfred --
Ohthere's journeys --
The Anglo-Saxon chronicle. Stamford Bridge and Hastings. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. Before the Norman conquest. Taliesin. Urien Yrechwydd ; The battle of Argoed Llwyfain ; The war-band's return ; Lament for Owain son of Urien --
The wanderer --
Wulf and Eadwache, and The Wife's lament --
Riddles. Three Anglo-Latin riddles / by Aldhelm --
Riddles. Five old English riddles. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Perspectives : Arthurian myth in the history of Britain. from History of the Kings of Britain. Geoffrey of Monmouth --
from The instruction of princes. Gerald of Wales --
Letter sent to the Papal Court of Rome / Edward I. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Arthurian romance --
LAIS ; Prologue ; Lanval / Marie de France --
Sir Gawain and the green knight --
Morte Darthur. from Caxton's prologue ; The miracle of Galahad ; The poisoned apple ; The day of destiny / Thomas Malory --
The parliament of fowls / Geoffrey Chaucer --
Canterbury tales. The general prologue ; The miller's tale ; The wife of Bath's prologue ; The wife of Bath's tale ; The Franklin's tale ; The pardoner's prologue ; The pardoner's tale ; The nun's priest's tale ; The parson's tale ; To his scribe Adam ; Complaint to his purse / Geoffrey Chaucer --
Piers Plowman. Prologue ; Passus 2 ; from Passus 5 ; Passus 6 ; Passus 18 / William Langland. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Piers Plowman and its time : the rising of 1381. from The anonimalle chronicle --
Three poems on the rising of 1381. John Ball's first letter ; John Ball's second letter ; The course of revolt --
from The voice of one crying / John Gower. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Mystical writings. A book of showings. Three graces ; Illness ; The first revelation ; Laughing at the devil ; Christ draws Julian in through his wound ; The necessity of sin, and of hating sin ; God as father, mother, husband ; The soul as Christ's citadel ; The meaning of the visions is love / Julian of Norwich --
from The fire of love / Richard Rolle --
from The cloud of unknowing. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Medieval cycle drama. The second play of the shepherds --
The York play of the crucifixion. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Medieval cycle drama. Vernacular religion and repression. The Wycliffite Bible. John 10:11-18 --
from A Wycliffite sermon on John 10:11-18 --
from Festial / John Mirk --
from The statute 'On burning the heretic' --
Preaching and teaching in the vernacular --
The holy prophet David saith. Six points on lay reading of scripture --
from The mirror of the blessed life of Jesus Christ / Nicholas Love --
from The confession of Hawisia Moone of Loddon. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. The book of Margery Kempe. The preface ; Early life and temptations, revelation, desire for foreign pilgrimmage ; Meeting with Bishop of Lincoln and Archbishop of Canterbury ; Visit with Julian of Norwich ; Pilgrimage to Jerusalem ; Arrest by Duke of Bedford's men, meeting with Archbishop of York / Margery Kempe. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Middle English lyrics. The cuckoo song (Sumer is icumen in) --
Spring (Lenten is come with love to toune) --
Alisoun (Bitwene Mersh and Averil) --
I have a noble cock --
My life is faren in a lond --
Fowls in the frith --
Abuse of women (In every place ye may well see) --
The Irish dancer (Gode sire, pray ich thee) --
A forsaken maiden's lament (I lovede a child of this cuntree) --
The wily clerk (This enther day I mete a clerke) --
Jolly Jankin (As I went on Yol Day in our procession --
Adam Lay Ibounden --
I sing of a maiden --
In praise of Mary (Edi be thu, Hevene Quene) --
Mary is with child (Under a tree) --
Sweet Jesus, king of bliss --
Now goeth sun under wood --
Jesus, my sweet lover (Jesus Christ, my lemmon swete) --
Contempt of the world (Where beth they biforen us weren?). v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. The tale of Taliesin --
Aubade ; One saving place ; The girls of Llanbadarn ; Tale of a wayside inn ; The hateful husband ; The winter ; The ruin / Dafydd ap Gwilym. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Middle Scots poets. Lament for the Makars ; Done is a battell ; In secreit place this hyndir nycht / William Dunbar --
Robene and Makyne / Robert Henryson. v. 1 A. Middle Ages / Christopher Baswell and Anne Howland Schotter. After the Norman conquest. Late medieval allegory. from Pilgrimage of the life of man / John Lydgate --
Mankind --
from Book of the city of ladies / Christine de Pizan. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Womanhod, wanton ; Lullay ; Knolege, aquayntance ; Manerly Margery mylk and ale / John Skelton --
Garland of Laurel. To Maystres Jane Blennerhasset ; To Maystres Isabell Pennell ; To Maystres Margaret Hussey / John Skelton --
The long love, that in my thought doth harbor / Thomas Wyatt --
Sonnet 140 / Petrarch --
Whoso list to hung / Thomas Wyatt --
Sonnet 190 / Petrarch --
My galley ; They flee from me ; Some time I fled the fire ; My lute, awake! ; Tagus, farewell ; Forget not yet ; Blame not my lute ; Lucks, my fair falcon, and your fellows all ; Stand whoso list ; Mine own John Poyns / Thomas Wyatt --
Love that doth reign and live within my thought ; Th'Assyrians' king, in peace with foul desire ; Set me whereas the sun doth parch the green ; The soote season ; Alas, so all things now do hold their peace / Henry Howard --
Sonnet 164 / Petrarch --
So cruel prison ; London, hast thou accused me ; Wyatt resteth here ; My Radcliffe, when thy reckless youth offends / Henry Howard --
Utopia / Thomas More. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : government and self-government. from The obedience of a Christian man / William Tyndale --
from Instruction of a Christian woman / Juan Luis Vives --
from The book named the governor ; from The defence of good women / Thomas Elyot --
from A short treatise of political power / John Ponet --
from The book of martyrs / John Foxe --
from The laws of ecclesiastical polity / Richard Hooker --
from The true law of free monarchies / James I --
from The book of the courtier / Baldassare Castiglione --
from The schoolmaster / Roger Ascham --
from The first part of the elementary / Richard Mulcaster. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Seven sonnets to Alexander Neville ; Woodmanship / George Cascoigne --
The shepheardes calendar. October / Edmund Spenser --
The faerie queene. A letter of the authors ; The first booke of the faerie queene ; The second book of the faerie queene (Canto 12) ; Amoretti (Cantos 1, 4, 13, 22, 62, 65, 66, 68, 75) ; Epithalamion / Edmund Spenser --
The apology for poetry / Philip Sidney. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The apology and its time : the art of poetry. from The school of abuse / Stephen Gosson --
from The art of English poesie / George Puttenham --
from Certain notes of instruction / George Gascoigne --
from A defense of rhyme / Samuel Daniel. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The arcadia. Book 1 / Philip Sidney --
Astrophil and Stella. 1, 7, 9, 31, 39, 45, 60, 71, Fourth song, Eighth song, 106, 108 / Philip Sidney --
I.W. to her unconstant lover ; The admonition by the author ; A careful complaint by the unfortunate author ; The manner of her will / Isabella Whitney --
Even now that care ; To thee pure sprite ; Psalm 71, In te domini speravi / Mary Herbert --
Psalm 71 / Miles Coverdale --
Psalm 121, Levavi Oculos ; The doleful lay of Clorinda / Mary Herbert. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Written with a diamond on her window at Woodstock ; Written on a wall at Woodstock ; The doubt of future foes ; On monsieur's departure ; Psalm 13 / Elizabeth I --
The metres of Boethius's Consolation of philosophy. Book 1, no. 2 ; Book 1, no. 7 ; Book 2, no. 3 / Elizabeth I --
Speeches. On marriage ; On Mary, Queen of Scots ; On Mary's execution ; To the English troops at Tilbury, facing the Spanish Armada ; The golden speech / Elizabeth I --
Description of Cookham / Aemilia Lanyer --
Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum. To the doubtful reader ; To the virtuous reader ; Invocation ; Against beauty without virtue ; Pilate's wife apologizes for Eve / Aemilia Lanyer --
The affectionate shepherd / Richard Barnfield --
from Cynthia. Sonnets 1, 5, 9, 11, 13, 19 / Richard Barnfield --
The passionate shepherd to his love / Christopher Marlowe --
The nymph's reply to the shepherd / Walter Raleigh --
Hero and Leander ; The tragical history of Dr. Faustus / Christopher Marlowe. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Nature that washed her hands in milk ; To the queen ; On the life of man ; The author's epitaph, made by himself ; As you came from the Holy Land ; from The 21st and last book of the Ocean to Cynthia / Walter Raleigh --
The discovery of the large, rich and beautiful empire of Guiana. from Epistle dedicatory ; To the reader ; The Amazons ; The Orinoco ; The King of Aromaia ; The new world of Guiana / Walter Raleigh. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The discovery and its time : voyage literature. from The first voyage made to the coasts of America / Arthur Barlow --
from A brief and true report of the newfound land of Virginia / Thomas Hariot --
from A notable history containing four voyages made to Florida / René Laudonniére. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Sonnets 1, 12, 15, 18, 20, 29, 30, 31, 33, 35, 55, 60, 71, 73, 80, 86, 87, 93, 94, 104, 106, 107, 116, 123, 124, 126, 128, 129, 130, 138, 144, 152 / William Shakespeare --
Twelfth night, or, What you will ; The tempest / William Shakespeare --
from A true reportory of the wrack and redemption of Sir Thomas Gates, Knight, upon and from the islands of the Bermudas / William Strachey --
from Of cannibals / Michel de Montaigne. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : England in the New World. To the Virginian voyage / Michael Drayton --
from General history of Virginia and the Summer Isles / John Smith --
Letter to his father and mother (March 20, April 2 and 3, 1623) / Richard Ffrethorne --
from A sermon preached to the honorable company of the Virginia plantation / John Donne --
from Of Plymouth Plantation / William Bradford --
from A narrative of the captivity and restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson / Mary Rowlandson --
The Bay psalm book. Psalm 71 ; Psalm 121 --
from The poor unhappy transported felon's sorrowful account of his fourteen years transportation at Virginia in America / James Revel. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The roaring girl, or, Moll Cut-purse / Thomas Dekker and Thomas Middleton. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The roaring girl and its time : city life. from My lady's looking glass / Barnabe Riche --
from A notable discovery of Cosenage / Robert Greene --
from Lantern and candlelight / Thomas Dekker --
from Thomas of Reading / Thomas Deloney --
from Pierce Penniless / Thomas Nashe --
from A counterblast to tobacco / James I. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : tracts on women and gender. from In laude and praise of matrimony / Desiderius Erasmus --
from My lady's looking glass / Barnabe Riche --
from Preface to The first part of the mirror of princely deeds / Margaret Tyler --
from The arraignment of lewd, idle, froward, and unconstant women / Joseph Swetnam --
from A muzzle for Melastomus / Rachel Speght --
from Ester hath hanged haman / Ester Sowernam --
from Hic Mulier, or, The man-woman --
from Haec-Vir, or, The womanish-man. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. My sweetest Lesbia, let us live and love ; There is a garden in her face ; Rose-cheeked Laura, come ; When thou must home to shades of underground ; Never weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore / Thomas Campion --
To the reader ; Sonnet 12 ; Sonnet 61 ; To his coy love, a canzonet / Michael Drayton --
The alchemist ; On something, that walks somewhere ; On my first daughter ; To John Donne ; On my first son ; Inviting a friend to supper ; To Penshurst ; Song to Celia ; Queen and huntress ; To the memory of my beloved, the author, Mr. William Shakespeare, and what he hath left us ; To the immortal memory, and friendship of the noble pair, Sir Lucius Cary and Sir H. Morison ; Pleasure reconciled to virtue / Ben Jonson --
The good morrow ; Song (Go, and catch a falling star) ; The undertaking ; The sun rising ; The indifferent ; The canonization ; Air and angels ; Break of day ; A valediction : of weeping ; Love's alchemy ; The flea ; The bait ; The apparition ; A valediction : forbidding mourning ; The ecstasy ; The funeral ; The relic ; Elegy 19 : to his mistress going to bed / John Donne --
Holy sonnets. 1-12 / John Donne --
Devotions upon emergent occasions. For whom the bell tolls / John Donne. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. 1, 16, 17, 26, 28, 39, 40, 48, 68, 74 / Mary Wroth --
Pamphilia to Amphilanthus. A crown of sonnets dedicated to love. 77 (In this strange labyrinth how shall I turn?) ; 83 (How blessed be they then, who his favors prove) ; 103 (My muse now happy, lay thyself to rest) / Mary Wroth --
Hesperides ; The argument of his book ; To his book ; Another (To read my book the virgin shy) ; Another (Who with thy leaves shall wipe at need) ; To the sour reader ; When he would have his verses read ; Delight in disorder ; Corinna's going a-maying ; To the virgins, to make much of time ; The hock-cart, or, Harvest Home ; The prayer to Ben Jonson ; Upon Julia's clothes ; Upon his spaniel Tracie ; The dream (Me thought last night love in an anger came) ; The dream (By dream I saw one of the three) ; The vine ; The vision ; Discontents in Devon ; To Dean-Bourne, a rude river in Devon ; Upon Scobble : epigram ; The Christian militant ; To his tomb-maker ; Upon himself being buried ; His last request to Julia ; The pillar of fame / Robert Herrick --
His noble numbers ; His prayer for absolution ; To his sweet Saviour ; To God, on his sickness / Robert Herrick --
The altar ; Redemption ; Easter ; Easter wings ; Affliction, 1 ; Prayer, 1 ; Jordan, 1 ; Church monuments ; The windows ; Denial ; Virtue ; Man ; Jordan, 2 ; Time ; The collar ; The pulley ; The forerunners ; Love, 3 / George Herbert. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : emblems, style and metaphor. The phoenix / Geoffrey Whitney --
from Timber, or, Discoveries / Ben Jonson --
from On the composition of images, signs, and ideas / Giordano Bruno --
from Through the lens of Aristotle / Emmanuele Tesauro --
To the noblest and best of ladies, the Countess of Denbigh / Richard Crashaw. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. To Lucasta, going to the wars ; The grasshopper ; To Althea, from prison ; Love made in the first age : to Chloris / Richard Lovelace --
Regeneration ; The retreat ; Silence, and the stealth of days ; The world ; They are all gone into the world of light ; The night / Henry Vaughan --
The coronet ; Bermudas ; The nymph complaining for the death of her fawn ; To his coy mistress ; The definition of love ; The mower against gardens ; The mower's song ; The garden ; An Horatian ode upon Cromwell's return from Ireland / Andrew Marvell --
Friendship in emblem, or, The seal ; Upon the double murder of King Charles ; On the third of September, 1651 ; To the truly noble, and obliging Mrs. Anne Owen ; To Mrs. Mary Awbrey at parting ; To my excellent Lucasia, on our friendship ; The world / Katherine Philips. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. The development of English prose. Of truth ; Of marriage and single life ; Of superstition ; Of plantations ; Of studies, version of 1597 ; Of studies, version of 1625 / Francis Bacon --
King James Bible. Genesis 2-3 --
from The Countess of Montgomery's Urania / Mary Wroth --
Leviathan. Chapter 13, Of the natural condition of mankind as concerning their felicity, and misery / Thomas Hobbes --
Religio Medici. from Part 1 / Thomas Browne --
The anatomy of melancholy. The utopia of Democritus ; Division of the body, humors, spirits / Robert Burton. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : the Civil War, or, The wars of three kingdoms. from Eikon Basilike / John Gauden --
from Eikonoklastes / John Milton --
The petition of gentlewomen and tradesmen's wives --
from England's new chains discovered / John Lilburne --
from Letters from Ireland / Oliver Cromwell --
John O'Dwyer of the glenn --
The story of Alexander Agnew, or, Jock of Broad Scotland --
from True historical narrative of the rebellion / Edward Hyde. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. L'Allegro ; Il penseroso ; Lycidas ; How soon hath time ; On the new forcers of conscience under the long parliament ; To the Lord General Cromwell ; On the late massacre in Piedmont ; When I consider how my light is spent ; Methought I was my late espoused saint ; from Areopagitica / John Milton --
Paradise lost. Book 1, 2, from Book 3-8, Book 9, from Book 10-12 / John Milton --
Samson agonistes / John Milton. v. 1 B. The Early Modern period / Constance Jordan and Clare Carroll. Perspectives : spiritual self-reckonings. from The Lady Falkland : her life / by one of her daughters --
from Anna Trapnel's report and plea / Anna Trapnel --
from Book of remembrances / Alice Thornton --
from Diary / Ralph Josselin --
from The life and strange and surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner / Daniel Defoe --
from The pilgrim's progress / John Bunyan. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The diary. First entries ; The coronation of Charles II ; The plague year ; The fire of London / Samuel Pepys --
from Kalendarium / John Evelyn --
The diary. The Royal Society ; Theater and music ; Elizabeth Pepys and Deborah Willett / Samuel Pepys --
from The case of Madam Mary Carleton / Mary Carleton. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : the Royal Society and the new science. from The history of the Royal Society of London / Thomas Sprat --
from Philosophical transactions --
from Micrographia / Robert Hooke --
from Brief lifes / John Aubrey. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Poems and fancies. Poetress's hasty resolution ; The poetress's petition ; An apology for writing so much upon this book ; The hunting of the hare / Margaret Cavendish --
from A true relation of my birth, breeding, and life / Margaret Cavendish --
Observations upon experimental philosophy. Of micrography, and of magnifying and multiplying glasses / Margaret Cavendish --
The description of a new blazing world. from To the reader ; Creating worlds ; Empress, duchess, duke ; Epilogue / Margaret Cavendish --
Absalom and Achitophel : a poem / John Dryden --
His Majesty's declaratioin / Charles II --
Mac Flecknoe ; To the memory of Mr. Oldham ; To the pious memory of the accomplished young lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew ; Alexander's feast / John Dryden --
Fables ancient and modern. from Preface / John Dryden --
The secular masque / John Dryden --
The disappointment ; To Lysander, on some verses he writ ; To Lysander at the music-meeting ; A letter to Mr. Creech at Oxford ; To the fair Clarinda, who made love to me, imagined more than woman / Aphra Behn. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Aphra Behn and her time : coterie writing. To the ladies ; To Almystrea / Mary, Lady Chudleigh --
The introduction ; Friendship between Ephelia and Ardelia ; A ballad to Mrs. Catherine Fleming in London / Anne Finch --
The headache. To Aurelia ; Advice to Sophronia ; An essay on woman ; The epistle of Deborah Dough / Mary Leapor. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Oroonoko / Aphra Behn. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Against constancy ; The disabled debauchee ; Song (Love a woman? You're an ass!) ; The imperfect enjoyment ; Upon nothing ; A satyr against reason and mankind / John Wilmot --
The country wife / William Wycherley --
from Some reflections upon marriage / Mary Astell --
A true relation of the apparition of one Mrs. Veal / Daniel Defoe --
Letter to her aunt / L. Lukyn --
Letter to John Flamsteed / Stephen Gray --
An interview with Mrs. Bargrave --
A journal of the plague year. At the burial pit ; Encounter with a waterman / Daniel Defoe. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : reading papers, news and comment. from Mercurius Publicus (Anniversary of the regicide) --
from The London gazette (The fire of London) --
from The daily courant, no. 1 (Editorial policy) --
from A review of the state of the British Nation, vol. 4, no, 21 (The new union) / Daniel Defoe --
from The craftsman, no. 307 (Vampires in Britain). v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : reading papers, periodical personae. from Tatler, no. 1 (Introducing Mr. Beckerstaff) / Richard Steele --
from Spectator, no. 1 (Introducing Mr. Spectator) / Joseph Addison --
from Female spectator, vol. 1, no. 1 (The author's intent) --
from Tatler, no. 18 (The news writers in danger) / Richard Steele --
from Tatler, no. 155 (The political upholsterer) / Joseph Addison --
from Spectator, no. 10 (The Spectator and its readers) / Joseph Addison. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : reading papers, getting, spending, speculating. Spectator, no. 69 (Royal Exchange) / Joseph Addison --
Spectator, no. 11 (Inkle and Yarico) / Richard Steele --
from A review of the state of the British nation, vol. 1, no. 43 (Weak foundations) / Daniel Defoe --
Advertisements from the Spectator. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : reading papers, a bubbler's medley. from Historical register for the year 1720 --
A song on the South Sea / Anne Finch --
The hubble bubbles / Thomas D'Urfey --
from the Weekly journal / Thomas Read --
from The craftsman, no. 47 (Usbeck to Rica at Ispahan) / Nicholas Amhurst. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : reading papers, women and men, manners and marriage. from Tatler, no. 25 (Duellists) / Richard Steele --
from A review of the state of the British nation, vol. 9, no. 34 (A duellist's conscience) / Daniel Defoe --
from The Athenian Mercury --
from Tatler, no. 104 (Jenny Distaff newly married) / Richard Steele --
Spectator, no. 128 (Variety of temper) / Joseph Addison --
from The female spectator, vol. 1, no. 1 (Seomanthe's elopement) / Eliza Haywood --
from The female spectator, vol. 2, no. 10 (Women's education) / Eliza Haywood. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. A description of the morning ; A description of a city shower ; Stella's birthday, 1719 ; Stella's birthday, 1727 ; The lady's dressing room ; Verses on the death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D. / Jonathan Swift --
Journal to Stella. from Letter 10 / Jonathan Swift --
A modest proposal / Jonathan Swift --
from Political arithmetic / William Petty --
An essay on criticism ; Windsor Forest ; The rape of the lock / Alexander Pope --
The Iliad. from Preface (On translation) ; from Book 12 (Sarpedon's speech) / Alexander Pope --
Eloisa to Abelard / Alexander Pope --
Epistle to Burlington. Epistle 4, to Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington / Alexander Pope --
An essay on man. Epistle 1, To the reader, The design, Argument / Alexander Pope --
An epistle from Mr. Pope, to Dr. Arbuthnot / Alexander Pope --
The dunciad. from Book the fourth / Alexander Pope --
The Turkish embassy letters. To Lady__ (on the Turkish baths) ; To Lady Mar (on Turkish dress) / Mary Wortley Montagu --
Letter to Lady Bute (on her grandaughter) ; Epistle from Mrs. Yonge to her husband ; The lover : a ballad ; The reasons that induced Dr. S to write a poem called The lady's dressing room / Mary Wortley Montagu. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The beggar's opera / John Gay. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The beggar's opera and it's time : influences and impact. from Wit and mirth, or, Pills to purge melancholy / Thomas D'Urfey --
from the True and genuine account of the life and actions of the late Jonathan Wild / Daniel Defoe --
from The life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great / Henry Fielding --
from A narrative of all the robberies, escapes, &c. of John Sheppard / anonymours --
from Harlequin sheppard / John Thurmond --
from A narrative of the life of Mrs. Charlotte Charke / Charlotte Charke --
from London journal (Entries on Macheath) / James Boswell. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. A rake's progress / William Hogarth. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Perspectives : mind and God. from Letter to Richard Bentley / Isaac Newton --
from An essay concerning human understanding / John Locke --
A prospect of heaven makes death easy ; The hurry of the spirits, in a fever and nervous disorders ; Against idleness and mischief ; Man frail, and God eternal ; Miracles attending Israel's journey / Isaac Watts --
Spectator, no. 465 / Joseph Addison --
from Three dialogues between Hylas and Philonous / George Berkeley --
from A treatise of human nature ; from An enquiry concerning human understanding / David Hume --
from Jubilate agno / Christopher Smart --
Light shining out of darkness ; from The task ; The cast-away / William Cowper. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Winter, a poem. Autumn evening and night ; Winter night / James Thomson --
The seasons. from Autumn / James Thomson --
Rule, Britannia / James Thomson. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The seasons and its time : poems of nightfall and night. A nocturnal reverie / Anne Finch --
from The complaint / Edward Young --
Ode to evening ; Ode occasioned by the death of Mr. Thomson / William Collings --
from The task / William Cowper. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Letters. To Horace Walpole, 16 April 1734 ; To Richard West, December 1736 ; To Horace Walpole, 12 June 1750 ; To Horace Walpole, 11 February 1751 ; from To Horace Walpole, 20 February 1751 / Thomas Gray --
Sonnet on the death of Mr. Richard West ; Ode on a distant prospect of Eton College ; Ode on the death of a favorite cat, drowned in a tub of gold fishes ; Elegy written in a country churchyard / Thomas Gray. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The vanity of human wishes ; A short song of congratulation ; On the death of Dr. Robert Levet / Samuel Johnson --
The Rambler, from no. 4, 5, 60, 170, 171, 207 / Samuel Johnson --
from A review of Soame Jenyn's A free inquiry into the nature and origin of evil / Samuel Johnson --
The Idler, from no. 31, 32, 84, 97 / Samuel Johnson --
A dictionary of the English language. from Preface ; Some entries / Samuel Johnson --
from The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia. Chapters 8-12 / Samuel Johnson --
The plays of William Shakespeare. from Preface ; Selected notes on Othello / Samuel Johnson. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Travel writing. Letter to Hester Thrale, 21 September 1773 / Samuel Johnson --
A journey to the western islands of Scotland. Anoch ; Glensheals ; The highlands ; Glenelg ; from Skye ; Armidel / Samuel Johnson. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. Lives of the poets. from The life of Milton ; from The life of Pope / Samuel Johnson --
from Annals (Infancy and childhood) / Samuel Johnson --
Letters. To Lord Chesterfield, 7 February 1753 ; To Hester Thrale, 19 June 1783 ; To Hester Thrale Piozzi, 2 July 1784 ; To Hester Thrale Piozzi, 8 July 1784 / Samuel Johnson --
London journal. A Scot in London ; Louisa ; First meeting with Johnson / James Boswell --
An account of my last interview with David Hume, Esq. / James Boswell --
from A journal of a tour to the Hebrides with Dr. Samuel Johnson / James Boswell --
The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. Introduction, Boswell's method ; Conversations with Hume ; Dinner with Wilkes ; Conversations in Streatham and the club / James Boswell. v. 1 C. The Restoration and the 18th century / Stuart Sherman. The family book. On her daughter's progress ; On the death of her son ; On her marriage and household / Hester Salusbury Thrale Piozzi --
Thraliana. First entries ; The death of Henry Thrale ; Marriage to Gabriel Piozzi ; The death of Johnson / Hester Salusbury Thrale Piozzi --
The deserted village / Oliver Goldsmith --
from The village ; from The parish register / George Crabbe --
The school for scandal / Richard Brinsley Sheridon.
Responsibility: David Damrosch, general editor.

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