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Author: G B Harrison
Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace [1959]
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Includes Chaucer; Spenser; Shakespeare; Bacon; Donne; Milton; Dryden; Swift; Pope; Johnson; Boswell.

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Harrison, G.B. (George Bagshawe), 1894-1991.
Major British writers.
New York, Harcourt, Brace [1959]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G B Harrison
OCLC Number: 228872
Description: 2 volumes 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. The Canterbury tales. The general prologue ; The pardoner's prologue ; The pardoner's tale ; The pardoner's epilogue ; The prioress's prologue ; The prioress's tale ; The prioress's epilogue ; The miller's tale ; The wife of Bath's prologue ; The wife of Bath's tale ; The clerk's tale ; The clerk's epilogue ; The Franklin's tale ; The nun's priest's tale ; Chaucer's prayer / Geoffrey Chaucer. v. 1. Epithalamion ; The Faerie queene. Selections from Book I, Book II, Book III, Book IV, Book V, Book VI, Book VII / Edmund Spenser --
The first part of King Henry the Fourth ; The tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark ; The tempest / William Shakespeare. v. 1. Essays or counsels. Of truth ; Of death ; Of adversity ; Of marriage and single life ; Of great place ; Of goodness, and goodness of nature ; Of seditions and troubles ; Of atheism ; Of superstition ; Of travel ; Of cunning ; Of wisdom for a man's self ; Of suspicion ; Of discourse ; Of plantations ; Of masques and triumphs ; Of building ; Of studies (1597) / Francis Bacon --
Advancement of learning. from Book I ; from Book II / Francis Bacon. v. 1. from Songs and sonnets. The good morrow ; Song (Go, and catch a falling star) ; Woman's constancy ; The sun rising ; The canonization ; Lovers' infiniteness ; Song (Sweetest love, I do not go) ; Air and angels ; The anniversary ; A valediction : of my name, in the window ; Twickenham Garden ; Love's growth ; The dream ; A valediction : of weeping ; The message ; A nocturnal upon St. Lucy's Day ; A valediction : forbidding mourning ; The ecstasy ; Love's deity ; The funeral ; The blossom ; The relique ; The prohibition ; The expiration / John Donne --
from The satires. Satire III ; Satire IV / John Donne --
Verse letter to the Countess of Bedford ; An anatomy of the world : the first anniversary / John Donne --
from Holy sonnets. I, Thou has made me ; VII, At the round Earth's imagined corners ; X, Death be not proud ; XIII, What if this present were the world's last night? ; XIV, Batter my heart, three-personed God ; XVIII, Show me, dear Christ ; XIX, Oh, to vex me, contraries meet in one / John Donne --
Other Divine poems. Good Friday, 1613, riding westward ; from The litany : XV and XVI ; A hymn to Christ ; Hymn to God my God, in my sickness ; A hymn to God the Father / John Donne --
from Devotions upon emergent occasions. II, The strength, and the function of the senses ; III, The patient takes his bed ; XVI, From the bells of the church adjoining ; XVII, Now, this bell tolling softly ; XVIII, The bell rings out / John Donne --
The Sermons. from Sermon II, Sermon VII, Sermon XV, Sermon LXVI, Sermon LXXX / John Donne --
L sermons. Sermon XXXVI / John Donne. v. 1. On the morning of Christ's nativity ; L'Allegro ; Il penseroso ; Sonnet VII, How soon hath time ; Lycidas / John Milton --
Autobiographical extracts. from The reason of church government ; from An apology for Smectymnuus / John Milton --
Areopagitica / John Milton --
Sonnets. VIII, When the assault was intended to the city ; XII, I did but prompt the age to quit their clogs ; XV, On the Lord General Fairfax at the Siege of Colchester ; XIX, When I consider how my light is spent ; XVI, To the Lord General Cromwell ; XVIII, On the late massacre in Piemont ; XX, Lawrence, of virtuous father virtuous son ; XXII, To Mr. Cyriack Skinner upon his blindness ; XXIII, Methought I saw my late espoused saint / John Milton --
Paridise lost. Book I, Book II, from Book III, from Book IV, from Book V, from Book VII, Book IX, from Book XII / John Milton --
Samson agonistes / John Milton. v. 1. To my honored friend, Dr. Charleton ; An essay of dramatic poesy ; from Secret love, or, The maiden queen. Prologue ; Song / John Dryden --
from The tempest : prologue ; from An evening's love : song ; from Tyrannic love : epilogue ; from The conquest of Granada, II. Epilogue ; The zambra dance / John Dryden --
from Mariage à la mode. Prologue ; Song / John Dryden --
Epilogue to the University of Oxford, 1674 ; from Troilus and Cressida : prologue ; from The Spanish friar : song ; from Amphitryon. Mercury's song to Phaedra ; The lady's song ; Song to a fair young lady going out of the town in the spring / John Dryden --
Mac Flecknoe ; Absalom and Achitophel ; from Absalom and Achitophel, part II ; Epigram on Plutarch ; To the memory of Mr. Oldham ; from Sylvae. Horace : the ninth ode of the first book ; Horace : the twenty-ninth ode of the the third book ; Lucretius : the latter part of the third book against the fear of death / John Dryden --
To the pious memory of the accomplished young lady, Mrs. Anne Killigrew ; A song for St. Cecilia's Day, 1687 ; Epigram on Milton ; Epitaph on John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee ; Juvenal : from the Sixth satire ; To my dear friend Mr. Congreve ; Alexander's feast ; To my friend Mr. Motteux ; Epigram on Tonson ; from Fables, ancient and modern. Preface ; To my honored kinsman, John Driden ; Baucis and Philemon, out of Ovid's Metamorphoses ; Chaucer : from The cock and the fox ; Chaucer : from The wife of Bath, her tale / John Dryden --
The secular masque / John Dryden. v. 1. An argument against abolishing Christianity ; from A letter to a young gentleman ; The first Drapier letter / Jonathan Swift --
Gulliver's travels. A letter from Captain Bulliver to his cousin Sympson ; The publisher to the reader ; Part I, a voyage to Lilliput ; Part II, A voyage to Brobdingnag ; Part IV, A voyage to the country of the Houyhnhnms / Jonathan Swift --
A modest proposal ; Verses on the death of Dr. Swift / Jonathan Swift. v. 1. Essay on criticism ; Windsor Forest ; The rape of the Lock ; Ode on Solitude ; Epistle X, To a young lady on her leaving the town after the coronation ; Elegy to the memory of an unfortunate lady ; Eloïsa to Abelard ; Essay on man / Alexander Pope --
from Epistles to several persons. Epistle IV, To Richard Boyle, Earl of Burlington ; Epistle III, To Allen, Lord Bathurst / Alexander Pope --
from Imitations of Horace : the first satire of the second book, to Mr. Fortescue ; from Imitations of Donne : the fourth satire of Dr. John Donne, Dean of St. Paul's, versified ; An epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot / Alexander Pope --
from Epistles to several persons. Epistle II, to a lady / Alexander Pope --
from Imitations of Horace The first Epistle of the second book. To Augustus / Alexander Pope --
from The dunciad, Book IV / Alexander Pope. v. 1. from The journal of a tour to the Hebrides. Monday, 30th August, 1773 ; Tuesday, 31st August, 1773 ; Wednesday, 1st September, 1773 ; Wednesday, 8th September, 1773 ; Thursday, 16th September 1773 ; Sunday, 3d October, 1773 / James Boswell --
from The life of Samuel Johnson. May 16-August 6, 1763 ; October 16-26, 1769 ; May 7, 1773 ; May 1776 / James Boswell. v. 1. Letters. To the Right Honorable the Earl of Chesterfield ; To Mrs. Montagu ; To George Strahan ; To James Macpherson ; To Mrs. Boswell ; To Mrs. Thrale / Samuel Johnson --
A short song of congratulations ; Prologue spoken by Mr. Garrick, at the opening of the theater in Drury Lane, 1747 / Samuel Johnson --
from The rambler. No. 25, No. 154, No. 155 / Samuel Johnson --
from the Idler. No. 32, No. 60 / Samuel Johnson --
from the preface to A dictionary of the English language ; from the preface to Shakespeare ; On Henry IV ; On Polonius / Samuel Johnson --
The lives of the poets. from Milton, Cowley, Drayden, Addison, Pope / Samuel Johnson --
Thoughts during and after the writing of The lives of the Poets / Samuel Johnson. v. 2. Preface to Lyrical ballads ; Lines left upon a seat in a yew tree ; The reverie of poor Susan ; The ruined cottage (from The excursion, book I) ; The old Cumberland beggar ; We are seven ; Expostulation and reply ; The tables turned ; To my sister ; Lines written in early spring ; Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey / William Wordsworth --
The prelude. Book I, introduction, childhood and schooltime ; Book II, schooltime, continued ; Book III, residence at Cambridge ; from Book IV, summer vacation ; Book V, books ; from Book VI, Cambridge and the Alps ; from Book VII, residence in London ; from Book VIII, retrospect, love of nature leading to love of man ; from Book IX, residence in France ; from Book X, residence in France, continued ; from Book XII, imagination and taste, how impaired and restored ; from Book XIII, imagination and taste, how impaired and restored, concluded ; from Book XIV, conclusion / William Wordsworth --
Lucy Gray ; Strange fits of passion have I known ; She dwelt among the untrodden ways ; Three years she grew in sun and shower ; A slumber did my spirit seal ; A poet's epitaph ; Matthew ; The two April mornings ; The fountain ; Ellen Irwin ; Michael ; I traveled among unknown men ; To the cuckoo ; My heart leaps up when I behold ; Resolution and independence to H.C. ; I grieved for Buonaparté ; Composed upon Westminster Bridge ; On the extinction of the Venetian Republic ; Composed by the seaside, near Calais, August, 1802 ; To Toussaint L'Ouverture ; It is a beauteous evening, calm and free ; Near Dover, September, 1802 ; In London, September 1802 ; London, 1802 ; Great men have been among us ; It is not to be thought of ; England! The time is come when thou shouldst wean ; She was a phantom of delight ; I wandered lonely as a cloud ; The solitary reaper ; Ode to duty ; Ode, Intimations of immortality from recollections of early childhood ; With how sad steps, o moon, thou climb'st the sky ; Nuns fret not at their convent's narrow room ; The world is too much with us ; Where lies the land to which yon ship must go? --
With ships the sea was sprinkled far and nigh ; To sleep ; Elegiac stanzas ; Character of the happy warrior ; Thought of a Briton on the subjugation of Switzerland ; Lines : composed at Grasmere ; Laodamía ; Weak is the will of man, his judgment blind ; Composed upon an evening of extraordinary splendor and beauty ; Afterthought ; Inside of King's College Chapel, Cambridge ; Mutability ; Scorn not the sonnet ; Why art thou silent! ; The Trossachs ; Extempore effusion upon the death of James Hogg / William Wordsworth. v. 2. To a young ass ; The Eolian harp ; The lime tree bower my prison ; The rime of the ancient mariner ; Christabel ; Frost at midnight ; France : an ode ; Kubla Khan ; Dejection : an ode ; To William Wordsworth ; Work without hope / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Biographis literaria. from Chapter XIII ; Chapter XIV ; Chapter XV / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
Shakespearean criticism. from Hamlet ; The tempest / Samuel Taylor Coleridge. v. 2. Written after swimming from Sestos to Abydos ; Maid of Athens, ere we part ; Remember thee! Remember thee! ; She walks in beauty ; The destruction of Sennacherib / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Stanzas for music ; Sonnet on Chillon ; Darkness ; So we'll go no more a-roving ; Sonnet to Prince Regent ; On my thirty-third birthday ; On this day I complete my thirty-sixth year / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. from Canto I ( Childe Harold's Good night, To Inez) ; from Canto III ; from Canto IV / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
The prisoner of Chillon ; Manfred ; The vision of judgment ; Don Juan. Canto I ; from Canto III / George Gordon, Lord Byron. v. 2. Stanzas, April, 1814 ; Hymn to intellectual beauty ; Mont Blanc ; Ozymandias ; Ode to the west wind ; Prometheus unbound ; The cloud ; To a skylark ; Ode to liberty ; Arethusa ; Hymn of Apollo ; Hymn of Pan ; To the moon ; from Epipsychidion / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Epigrams. To Stella ; Circumstance / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
from Adonais ; Lines (When the lamp is shattered) ; To Jane : the invitation ; To Jane : the recollection ; A defence of poetry / Percy Bysshe Shelley. v. 2. Imitation of Spenser ; To Byron ; To one who has been long ; On first looking into Chapman's Homer ; Keen, fitful gusts ; To Haydon ; On the grasshopper and cricket ; On seeing the Elgin Marbles for the first time ; On the sea ; Endymion : from Book I ; On sitting down to read King Lear once again ; When I have fears ; To Spenser ; What the thrush said ; To Homer ; Fragment of an Ode to Maia ; Where's the poet? ; from Hyperion, Book I ; The eve of St. Agnes ; Why did I laugh? ; Bright star ; On a dream ; La belle dame sans merci ; To sleep ; On the sonnet ; Ode to Psyche ; Ode to a nightingale ; Ode on melancholy ; Ode on a Grecian urn ; Lamia ; The fall of Hyperion : from Canto I ; This living hand ; To autumn / John Keats --
Letters. To John Hamilton Reymonds, Benjamin Bailey, George and Thomas Keats ; from To John Hamilton Reynolds ; To John Taylor ; from To John Hamilton Reynolds ; To Richard Woodhouse ; from To George and Georgiana Keats ; To Miss Jeffrey, Benjamin Bailey, Percy Blysshe Shelley, Charles Brown / John Keats. v. 2. The kraken ; Mariana ; The poet ; The Hesperides ; The lady of Shalott ; Œnone ; The palace of art ; The lotos-eaters ; Ulysses ; Tithonus ; Break, break, break ; You ask me, why ; Love thou thy land ; Morte D'Arthur. The epic ; Morte d'Arthur / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Locksley Hall / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Songs from the Princess. Sweet and low ; The splendor falls ; Tears, idle tears ; Now sleeps the crimson petal ; The eagle / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
In Memorium A.H.H. ; Maud ; In the Valley of Cauteretz ; Northern farmer, old style ; Northern farmer, new style ; Lucretium / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Idylls of the King. The Holy grail / Alfred, Lord Tennyson --
Frater Ave atque Vale ; To Virgil ; Demeter and Persephone ; Crossing the bar / Alfred, Lord Tennyson. v. 2. from Dramatic lyrics. ; Porphyris's lover ; My last duchess ; Count Gismond ; Incident of the French camp ; Soliloquy of the Spanish cloister ; Cristina ; The pied piper of Hamelin / Robert Browning --
from Dramatic romances. How they brought the good news from Ghent to Aix ; The lost leader ; Home-thoughts, from abroad ; Home-thoughts, from the sea ; The Bishop orders his tomb at St. Praxed's Church ; Meeting at night ; Parting at morning / Robert Browning --
from Men and women. Love among the ruins ; Evelyn Hope ; Up at a villa, down in the city ; Fra Lippo Lippi ; A toccata of Galuppi's ; By the fireside ; My star ; Childe Roland to the dark tower came ; Respectability ; How it strikes a contemporary ; Memorabilia ; Andrea del Sarto ; Saul ; De Gustibus ; Cleon ; Two in the campagna ; A grammarian's funeral / Robert Browning --
from Dramatis personae. Abt Bogler ; Rabbi Ben Ezra ; Confessions ; May and death ; Prospice ; Youth and art / Robert Browning --
from The ring and the book. Pompilia ; The Pope / Robert Browning --
from Pacchiarotto. House / Robert Browning --
from Dramatic idyls, second series. Epilogue, Touch him ne'er so lightly / Robert Browning --
from Jocoseria. Wanting is--
what? ; Never the time and the place / Robert Browning --
from Asolando. Dubiety ; Epilogue, At midnight in the silence / Robert Browning. v. 2. The strayed reveler ; To a friend ; Shakespeare ; Written in Butler's sermons ; In harmony with nature ; To a Republican friend, 1848 ; To a Republican friend, 1848 (continued) ; Religious isolation ; The forsaken merman ; Urania ; Euphrosyne ; Meeting ; A farewell ; Isolation : to Marguerite ; To Marguerite, continued ; Absence ; Longing ; Destiny ; Human life ; Self-deception ; Youth and calm ; Memorial verses ; Courage ; Self-dependence ; A summer night ; The buried life ; Lines written in Kensington Gardens ; from Sohrab and Rustum ; Philomela ; Requiescat ; The scholar gypsy ; Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse ; Thyrsis ; Persistency of poetry ; Dover Beach ; Fragment of chorus of a Dejaneira ; Early death and fame ; Growing old ; The progress of Poesy ; The last word ; Rugby Chapel ; Preface to Poems, edition of 1853 ; Advertisement to the second edition of Poems ; The function of criticism at the present time ; Literature and science ; The study of poetry ; Wordsworth ; John Keats / Matthew Arnold. v. 2. Man and superman. Epistle dedicatory / George Bernard Shaw. v. 2. The lake isle of Innisfree ; Who goes with Fergus? ; The folly of being comforted ; No second Troy ; To a friend whose work has come to nothing ; The magi ; The dolls ; The wild swans at Coole ; Men improve with the years ; Lines written in dejection ; The fisherman ; Easter 1916 ; The second coming ; Sailing to Byzantium ; from The tower : III ; Two songs from a play ; Leda and the swan ; Among school children ; In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con Markiewicz ; from Blood and the moon : I and II ; The nineteenth century and after ; Coole Park, 1929 ; from Vacillation : VII and VIII ; Words for music perhaps. XVII, After long silence ; XVIII, Mad as the mist and snow / William Butler Yeats --
An acre of grass ; The wild old wicked man ; A bronze head / William Butler Yeats --
from The Autobiography. Middletons and Pollexfens ; Early reading ; His father's influence ; Personal utterance ; A Pre-Raphaelite's son ; Maud Gonne The mask ( Morris : his antithetical dream ; Yeats's anti-self ; Abstraction) ; Unity of being : unity of culture ( A world of fragments ; Image of unity ; Shaw's Arms and the man ; Wilson and Shaw : Phases of the moon ; The tragic generation) ; Yeats on his own writing / William Butler Yeats --
from the Essays. Personality and the intellectual essences ; Rhetoricians, sentimentalists, and poets / William Butler Yeats. v. 2. The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; Sweeney among the nightingales / T.S. Eliot --
The waste land. I, The burial of the dead ; II, A game of chess ; III, The fire sermon ; IV, Death by water ; V, What the thunder said / T.S. Eliot --
The hollow men ; Marina ; Triumphal march ; The dry salvages ; Hamlet ; The metaphysical poets ; The music of poetry / T.S. Eliot.
Responsibility: under the general editorship of G.B. Harrison. The editors, Walter J. Bate [and others].


Includes Chaucer; Spenser; Shakespeare; Bacon; Donne; Milton; Dryden; Swift; Pope; Johnson; Boswell.


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