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BYRON, LORD (GEORGE GORDON). b. London, 1788; d. Missolonghi,
Greece, 1824; Hours of Idleness, 1807.

1. Isles of Greece, 298.

2. Maid of Athens, 303.

3. Mazeppa, IX.

4. The Giaour, 301.

Description of a Horse, 312.

5. The Prisoner of Chillon, 307.

6. The Shipwreck, 306.

7. Vision of Belshazzar, 304.

Further References: Darkness; Destruction of Sennacherib; Greek
War Song; Lara, II., 8; Marino Falierno; Know Ye the Land (Bride
of Abydos); The Corsair, II., 10; Siege of Corinth, XXI.-XXXIII. ;
Mazeppa, X., XI.; Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (C. I., st. 13, 35-43; C.
III., st. 21-28, 67, 69-75; C. IV., st. 1-26, 78-98, 140, 141, 175–184);
Childe Harold (The Ocean, Waterloo); Manfred (Song of the Spirits,
and Scene IV.); To Thomas Moore; Ode on Venice.

CAMPBELL, THOMAS. b. Glasgow, Scotland, 1777; d. Boulogne, France,
1844; The Pleasures of Hope, 1799.

1. Song of the Greeks, 285.

2. The Last Man, 288.

3. Ye Mariners of England, 286.

4. The Evening Star, 290.

Further References: Battle of the Baltic; Lord Ullin's Daughter;
The Soldier's Dream; Lochiel's Warning; Hohenlinden; Gertrude of
Wyoming; Pleasures of Hope; Hallowed Ground.

CARLYLE, THOMAS. b. Ecclefechan, Scotland, 1795; Translation of
Goëthe's Wilhelm Meister, 1824.

1. Labor, 332.

Further References: Heroes and Hero Worship; Burns; Frederick
the Great; Marie Antoinette; The Reign of Terror.


b. London, 1328 (1340?); d. London, 1400;

The Assembly of Fowls, 1358 (?).

1. Chaucer's A B C, 2.

2. Fle fro the Pres, 1.

3. Gentilnesse, 2.

4. Legende of Goode Women: Cleopatra, 5.

5. Prologue to the Canterbury Tales, 8.

Further References: The Parliament of Fowles, 1. 172 to end; The
Dethe of Blaunche the Duchesse; The House of Fame, B. I., c. 3, 11.
79-1080; Legende of Goode Women (Prologue and Lucretia of Rome,
Martyr, 11. 15-206); Balade sent to King Richard; Good Counsel of
Chaucer; L'Envoy de Chaucer à Scogan; Canterbury Tales (The

CHAUCER, GEOFFREY (continued).

Knight's Tale, 11. 976-994, 1031-1047, 1253-1274, 1911-2090; The
Clerk's Tale, 11. 8325-9088; The Doctor's Tale).

don, 1773; Letters to his son, 1774.

1. Good Breeding, 218.

Further References: Letters addressed to his son.

COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR. b. Devonshire, 1772; d. Highgate, 1834;
Fall of Robespierre, 1794.

1. Chamouni, 267.

1 2. Lecture on Shakespeare, 259.

3. Ode to France, 264.

Further References: Christabel; Genevieve; Truth; Mont Blanc;
The Great Good Man; Zapoyla; The Ancient Mariner.

COLLINS, WILLIAM. b. Chichester, 1720; d. Chichester, 1756; Odes,


1. Ode- How Sleep the Brave, 174.

2. The Passions, 171.

Further References: Ode to Fear; To Evening; To-morrow.

COWPER, WILLIAM. b. Herts, England, 1731; d. Norfolk, 1800; Poems,

1. Boadicea, 219.

2. Oaths, 219.

3. The Task, B. II., 11. 206–224 (England), 221.

4. The Task, B. V., 11. 733–778 (Patriotism), 221.

Further References: The Loss of the Royal George; Winter;
Letters; Heroism; Verses supposed to be written by Alexander
Selkirk; Hymns I., VI., XV., XVIII., LIX.; Epitaph on Doctor
Johnson; To Mrs. Unwin.

DEFOE, DANIEL. b. London, 1661; d. London, 1731; Presbytery Rough
Drawn, 1683.

1. From Memoirs of a Cavalier, 118.

Further References: Robinson Crusoe, and Essay on Projects.

DE QUINCEY, THOMAS. b. Manchester, 1785; d. Edinburgh, Scotland,
1859; Confessions of an English Opium Eater, 1824.

1. Shakespeare, 326.

Further References: English Poets and Writers.

DICKENS, CHARLES. b. Portsmouth, England, 1812; d. Gadshill, Lon-
don, 1870; The Strange Gentleman, 1834.

1. Pickwick's Ride, 397.

DICKENS, CHARLES (continued).

Further References: The World of Water; Bleak House (Death of
Richard); David Copperfield (The Tempest); Barnaby Rudge (The
Gordon Riots); Pickwick Papers; Dombey and Son (Death of Little
Paul); Martin Chuzzlewit; Scrooge and Marley; Tale of Two Cities;
Oliver Twist; Our Mutual Friend; Nicholas Nickleby; American
Sketch-Book; Christmas Carols.

DRYDEN, JOHN. b. Northamptonshire, 1631; d. London, 1700; Heroic
Stanzas on the Lord Protector, 1658.

1. Absalom and Achitophel: Achitophel, 113.

2. Absalom and Achitophel: Zimri, 114.

3. Mac Flecknoe, 115.

4. Milton, 109.

5. Ode to St. Cecilia, 109.

6. Religio Laici, 114.

7. Shakespeare, 116.

Further References: Threnodia Augustalis; Shakespeare, Beaumont
and Fletcher, and Ben Jonson.

FIELDING, HENRY. b. Somersetshire, 1707; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1754;
Love in Several Masks, 1727.

1. Partridge at the Play (Tom Jones), 158.

GIBBON, EDWARD. b. Putney, 1737; d. London, 1794; Sur l'Etude de
la Littérature, 1761.

1. Autobiography: Life at Lausanne, 212.

2. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Ze-
nobia, 214.

Further References: Character of Constantine, Vol. II., pp. 153–
155; Description of Jerusalem, Vol. II., pp. 432–435, 458 to end of
chapter; Mahomet, Vol. IV., pp. 119–123.

GOLDSMITH, OLIVER. b. Pallas, Ireland, 1728; d. London, 1774;
Inquiry into the State of Polite Literature, 1760.

1. The Deserted Village, 195.

2. The Vicar of Wakefield, 206.

Further References: She Stoops to Conquer; The Vicar of Wake-
field; The Traveller.

GRAY, THOMAS. b. London, 1716; d. Cambridge, 1771; Ode on a Dis-
tant Prospect of Eton College, 1747.

1. Elegy in a Country Churchyard, 186.

2. The Bard, 190.

Further References: Ode on Spring; On the Death of a Favorite
Cat; On a Distant Prospect of Eton College; Vicissitudes; The
Progress of Poesy.

HOOD, THOMAS. b. London, 1798; d. London, 1845; Odes and Ad-
dresses to Great People, 1825.

1. Domestic Asides, 344.

2. I remember, I remember, 343.

3. Lady's Dream, 337.

4. Lament over the Decline of Chivalry, 339.

5. Song of the Shirt, 340.

6. The Death Bed, 345.

Further References: Faithless Sally Brown; The Dream of Eugene
Aram; Morning Meditations; French and English; Lay Sermons;
Miss Kilmansegg; Bridge of Sighs; The Lay of the Labourer; Fair
Ines; Ruth.

HUME, DAVID. b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1711; d. Edinburgh, 1776; On
Human Nature, 1738.

1. Introduction to History of England, 169.

Further References: Meeting of Henry VIII. and Francis; Battle of
Crecy; The Spanish Armada.

JOHNSON, SAMUEL. b. Litchfield, England, 1709; d. London, 1784;
London, 1738.

1. Letter to the Earl of Chesterfield, 166.

2. Preface to the Dictionary, 165.

3. Right Improvement of Time (Rambler), 163.

4. The Versification of Milton, 167.

Further References: Parallel between Pope and Dryden; The Insane
Astronomer; Prodigality; London; General Observations on the Plays
of Shakespeare; Conversations (in Boswell's Life of Johnson).

JONSON, BEN. b. Westminster, 1573; d. London, 1637; Every Man in
his Humor, 1598.

1. Catiline, 62.

2. Celia, 63.

3. Countess of Bedford, 66.

4. Cupid, 65.

5. Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H., 64.

6. Hymn to God the Father, 67.

7. Margaret Ratcliffe, 68.

8. On the Portrait of Shakespeare, 64.

9. The Noble Nature, 69.

Further References: Shakespeare; Hymn to Diana; Song of Hes-
perus; Advice to a Reckless Youth; The Holy Trinity; Echo Mourn-
ing the Death of Narcissus; Good Life, Long Life; The Sad Shepherd.

KEATS, JOHN. b. London, 1796; d. Rome, Italy, 1820; Poems, 1817.

1. Endymion, I., 1–24: A thing of beauty is a joy forever, 322.

KEATS, JOHN (continued).

2. Endymion, I., 671-687: Endymion, 323.

3. Faery Song, 323.

4. Ode on a Grecian Urn, 324.

Further References: Hymn to Apollo; Imitation of Spenser; To
Autumn; Saturn and Thea; Ode to a Nightingale; Hyperion; Eve of
St. Agnes; Song (Hush, hush! tread softly); Lamia; Sonnet III.

LAMB, CHARLES. b. London, 1775; d. Edmonton, 1834; Three Sonnets,

1. The Two Races of Men, 273.

Further References: Essays of Elia; Old Familiar Faces; Tales
from Shakespeare; Specimens of English Dramatic Poets.

LANDOR, WALTER SAVAGE. b. Warwick, 1775; d. Florence, Italy, 1864;
Gebir, 1797.

1. Iphigeneia and Agamemnon, 270.

2. Pericles and Aspasia, 272.

3. To Robert Browning, 270.

Further References: Imaginary Conversations (Essex and Spenser,
Citation of Shakespeare, Pentameron, Pericles and Aspasia); Gebir;
Count Julian; Hellenics; The Hamadryad; Rose Aylmer.

MACAULAY, THOMAS BABINGTON. b. Leicestershire, 1800; d. London,
1859; Lays of Ancient Rome, 1842.

1. Battle of Ivry, 405.

2. Essays: Mr. Robert Montgomery, 409.

3. History of England: Introduction, 407.

Further References: Lays of Ancient Rome; Essays (Warren Hast-
ings, Hallam, Southey, Byron, Johnson, Bunyan, Hampden, Marl-

MARLOWE, CHRISTOPHER. b. Canterbury, 1563; d. London, 1593; Tam-
burlane, 1590.

1. Edward II.: Death of the King, 56.

Further References: Doctor Faustus.

MASSINGER, PHILIP. b. Salisbury, 1584; d. London, 1640: The Virgin
Martyr, 1632.

1. New Way to Pay Old Debts (Act III., Scene I.), 74.

Further References: New Way to Pay Old Debts (Act III., Scene II.,
and Act V., Scene I.); Duke of Milan (Act V., Scene II.); The City
Madam (Act IV., Scene III., and Act V., Scene III.).

MILTON, JOHN. b. London, 1608; d. London, 1674; Comus, 1634.
1. Comus (Song, 11. 230-243), 84.

2. Lycidas, 78.

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