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"Troilus and Creseida." Of the "Romaunt of the Rose." Of "The House of Fame." Of "The Flower and the Leaf." Who has imitated Chaucer's "House of Fame," and in what? Repeat the lines from Pope, (note.) What books referred to? (note, p. 33.)

JOHN GOWER, (p. 34.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? With whom contemporary? When die? In what does he resemble Chaucer? In what differ from him? What is his chief work? What is its subject? Give an account of the story of Florent.

JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND, (p. 38.) Who was he? When born? How, and by whom was he imprisoned? For what are we indebted to his imprisonment? What is his chief poetical work? His merits as a king? How dic, and when? What is said of him as a poet?

WILLIAM CAXTON, (p. 42.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? Why will his name ever be cherished? Repeat the verses in his praise. Give the outline of his life. What is said of the history of printing? (note.) What two cities claim the honor of the discovery? Who discovered the principle of the art? Who invented movable types? Who first founded types? State the conclusion, (note.) What was the first book ever printed in the English language, where, and when? What was the first book printed in England, and when? What is said of Caxton's character? How many works did he print? What works referred to?

WILLIAM DUNBAR, (p. 44.)

Date of birth and death? What does Ellis say of him? What are his chief poems? What is the story of the "Thistle and the Rose?" Give an account of "The Dance."

SIR THOMAS MORE, (p. 47.) Repeat Thomson's lines. In whose reign did he flourish? What is said of him? What remark was made of him when a boy? To what offices was he appointed? Why did he incur the displeasure of Henry VIII.? How did he die? What does Hume, the historian, say of his death? What is said of More's genius and character? Relate the interview between him and Erasmus. What couplet is attributed to him? What great inconsistencies did he display? What is his most celebrated work? Why so called? (note.) What is its character? What are some of the excellent principles in it? Describe the island. What of their trades, &c.? Of travelling? Of ale-houses? Of their notions of wealth? Of hunting? Of laws and lawyers? Of war? General remarks on the Utopia? What other works of More are mentioned? What of Richard III. and the princes? How often was he married? What of his first wife? What of his second? What books recommended to be read?

WILLIAM TYNDALE, (p. 53.) Who gave us the first English Version of the Bible? From what was the translation

made? When did Wiclif die? What Convocation twenty-four years after? What did it decree? When was the Latin Vulgate first printed? When the Hebrew? When the Greek? What did the Monks say of them? What did one of the priests declare? Date of Tyndale's birth and death? In whose reigns did he flourish? Where was he educated? What is said of his scholarship? What did a priest once say to him? What was Tyndale's noble reply? Where did Tyndale go in 1523? For what purpose? When did he finish his translation of the Testament? What was the result? How was his retreat at Antwerp discovered? What was done to him? What efforts made to release him? With what success? How was he employed in prison? What was finally done to him? Give an account of his martyrdom and last prayer. Repeat the lines on his death. How was his prayer answered? What is said of his translation?

SIR THOMAS WYATT, (p. 55.)

Date of birth and death? With whose name is his generally associated? For what was he early distinguished? What were his accomplishments? What were some of the traits of his character? On what mission was he sent? What was the cause of his death? What qualities did he unite in his character? For what was he most distinguished? How did he ennoble learning and poetry? What of his prose writings?

EARL OF SURREY, (p. 60.)

Date of birth and death? In whose reigns did Surrey and Wyatt flourish? When did he enter upon public life? What honor was conferred on him in 1542? What did he do 1544? What effect had his popularity on Henry VIII.? Who was his chief malicious enemy? What was done to Surrey? Of what was he accused? Who was the chief witness against him? What was the charge! What was the result? When was he judicially murdered? What is said of his character? What is said of his endowments? What of his moral virtues? What of his regard for religion? Repeat the lines on "The Happy Life."

HUGH LATIMER, (p. 65.)

Date of birth and death? Where educated? By whose means converted? What is said of him during the reign of Edward VI.? In the reign of Mary? What did he refuse to do? What was the result? Give an account of his and Ridley's martyrdom. What did Latimer say to Ridley? What is said of his sufferings? What of Ridley's?

SIR JOHN CHEKE, (p. 68.)

Date of birth and death? What professorship did he early fill? To whom was he tutor? Milton's lines? (note.) What was the consequence of his Protestantism? What choice was offered to him? Which did he take? What followed? When did he die? What is said of the period in which he flourished? What did he introduce in Greek? How improve English? What is

said of his works? What is the title of the work of Sidney? What is said of it? What chief one extant? does Hallam say? (note.) What Warton? (note.)

JOHN HEYWOOD, (p. 70.)

What is said of the age of Queen Elizabeth? (note.) To what does the name of John Heywood introduce us? How many divisions in the history of the Drama, and what are they? When were the Miracle Plays in vogue? Why called so? What were some of their subjects? By whom

acted? What is said of them? What was the next division? What were "Moral Plays?" What is said of them? What scriptural character in them? What is said of the "Interludes ?" Why did the "Moral Plays" die away? What successful writer of them? Date of his birth and death? What of his genius? What did he expose? What is the name of one of his best Interludes? What is it, and who were the characters? How does the piece open? What does the Pardoner say? What the Palmer? How does the Pardoner reply? What says the Poticary? What the Pedler? What does the Pedler propose to end the dispute? Who begins? Who gains the victory? Repeat the lines. What exclamations follow?

JOHN STILL, (p. 73.)

Who was John Still? What is the first comedy in our language? What is said of it? What the characters? Its plot? Give an account of it.

ROGER ASCHAM, (p. 74.)

In whose reign did he flourish? Where educated? What does Johnson say? (note.) To whom was he preceptor? What office did he fill? When did he die? What are his two principal works? What is the Toxophilus? Etymology? What is its design? Who are the speakers? What influence had his work upon the language? What motive for writing it suggested? (note.) What was his other work? What does Johnson say of it? What does Ascham say of the influence of foreign travel? What criticisms on his works? (note, p. 75.)

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY, (p. 80.) What is said of his character? In whose reign did he flourish? When did he enter Oxford? When begin his travels? What happened to him at Paris? On what embassy sent? Whom did he marry? To what high post abroad was he elected? Who was opposed to his accepting of it, and why? What public service was he next engaged in? Relate the particulars of his death. What effect did it produce in England? On what does his literary reputation rest? How may he be regarded as a prose writer? What does Cowper say of him? (note,) and what does he say of "poesy?" What is the Arcadia? Where is the scene of it laid? Who are the heroes of the romance? What is their fortune? What is the other great

CHRISTOPHER MARLOW, (p. 87.)

What commonly called? With whom was he contemporary? Date of birth and death? For what was he most known in his life? For what now? Repeat it. What is a madrigal? (note.)

ROBERT SOUTHWELL, (p. 88.)

Date of birth and death? Where educated? Where did he go, and to what order did he attach himself? Whence did he go, and in what capacity? What treatment did he meet with? For what was he tried? What was the result? Was he probably guilty? What is said of the whole transaction? Did he do any thing more than he had a right to do? What is said of putting down opinions by force? Repeat Bryant's lines. What is said of Southwell's poetry? What is said of his prose? [Commit "Times go by turns," and "Scorn not the Least."]

EDMUND SPENSER, (p. 93.)

Date of birth and death? In whose reign did he flourish? Repeat Thomson's lines. What is said of his parentage? What does Gibbon say? How did he enter Cambridge? What is a "sizer," and why so called? What work did he first publish? What is it? In what capacity did he go to Ireland? What grant did he receive? Where did he go to

reside? Who visited him there? What did he style him? What was he persuaded to do? What does Campbell say of Raleigh's visit to Spenser? What is Spenser's great work? Of how many books does it consist? How many is it said he intended to write? Did he probably finish his design? What happened to him in Ireland? Where did he die, and when? What is said of the influence of his works? What of his minor poems? What have prevented the "Faerie Queene" from being generally read? What is said of the allegory? What does Spenser say is the "end of all the books"? Who is the hero? Who is intended by the "Faerie Queene"? What does Prince Arthur reprosent? The knight and virtue of the first book? Of the second? Of the third? Of the fourth? Of the fifth? Of the sixth? [Commit-at pleasure.] What does Sir James Mackintosh say of Spenser? What does Hazlitt? What Campbell? What is his chief prose work? Books and criticisms to be read?

RICHARD HOOKER, (p. 104.)

Date of birth and death? What is said of him? Where educated? What profession did he select? Where did he preach? What of his marriage? Did he love a city life? What did he request? Where did he die? What is his great work called? What its design? To what does it owe its origin? What is said of its learning? Of its style?

What does Hallam say of it? What works and criticisms to be read? Best edition?

ENGLISH MINSTRELSY, (p. 109.) What is said of the minstrels? Where were their talents put in requisition? What of their origin? Derivation of the term? How long did they continue a distinct order? What did they sing and probably compose? What incidents in history show that they were held in high estimation? Give an account of their declining popularity? What of Sir Patrick Spens? On what founded? What is one of the most celebrated English ballads? What does Sidney say of it? On what founded? [Commit at pleasure.]

QUEEN ELIZABETH, (p. 117.) Birth and death? What of her poetry? What is one of her best pieces? Give the historical incident on which it is founded. What does Headley say of it?

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE, (p. 118.)

What was the chief cause of the superiority of the age of Elizabeth in literature? (note.) What most important undertaking in James I.'s reign? How many versions of the Bible subsequent to Tyndale's are here named? Mention them in order. What of Coverdale's? Of Matthewe's? Of Cranmer's? Of Taverner's? Of the Geneva? The Bishop's? The Douay? What of King James's or our own present version? What were the reasons why it was undertaken? When was a conference held of the clergy of all denominations? What did the king (James I.) do? How many of those first commissioned to translate the Bible died or resigned before it was begun! How many were left? How divided? How did they proceed in their task? What cautions did they take to prevent errors? When was the result published? Under what title? What is said of the translation as a whole? What does Adam Clarke say? What does strict truth require? What is one of the greatest defects in the translation? (note.) Give examples. Why this historical view given? Repeat Mrs. Ellis's remarks, (note.)

THOMAS SACKVILLE, (p. 121.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? Why does he deserve consideration? Give an account of his tragedy? By what poem is he best known? What are its character and design? What portion did he write of it? Who finished it? What is said of Sackville's powers as a poet? Repeat some of the characters?

SIR THOMAS OVERBURY, (p. 125.)

In whose reigns flourish? What of him? Why, and how killed, and by whom? By what is he best known?

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, (p. 127.) Repeat Gray's lines. What works referred to? Best edition of his works? What does Croft say of him? (note.) What does Drake say of his removal to London? In whose reigns did he flourish? Where born? When? What is said of his early life? What prove him to have been a great student? Whom did he marry? When did he remove to London? What is his history there? His first play? Repeat the list of his plays in chronological order. When did he retire to the country? How long did he enjoy his retirement? When did he die? What is said of his children, and their descendants? How has he written his own eulogy? Repeat the lines. What does Ben Jonson say of him? What Dryden? (Repeat the extract most richly worth committing.) [Commit from the poet, at pleasure.]

BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER, (p. 143.)

What of their friendship and union? Birth and death of Francis Beaumont? Of John Fletcher? Of what do their plays consist? What is said of their lyrics? Commit the extracts.

SIR WALTER RALEIGH, (p. 146.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What is said of him? Where educated? How did be spend his time in France? To what danger there exposed? What did he do in 1579? What was the result of the expedition? What was granted him in 1584? What did he do? What in 1585? Result? When was tobacco first carried into England? What in 1594? What did he publish? How treated by James? Of what accused? What is said of the trial, and result? How did he employ his prison hours? What did he do in 1615? Result? What of his death? What does Sir Egerton Brydges say? What is said of his character, and learning? How distinguished? Dates of his history? What does Hume say of it? What Tytler? What other works did he write? What does Headley say of him? What is said of his poetry by Sir Egerton Brydges? (note.) What does Spenser style him? [Commit "The Nymph's Reply," and the "Soul's Errand," and the "Sonnet upon the Faerie Queene.]

LADY ELIZABETH CAREY, (p. 154.) When flourish? What did she write?

SAMUEL DANIEL, (p. 155.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What is his chief work? What is its character? What does Headley say of him? [Commit the three last verses of Richard the Second's Soliloquy.]

GILES FLETCHER, (p. 158.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What does Wood say of him? What is his chief poem? What does Campbell say of him?

FRANCIS BACON, (p. 159.) [Commit Thomson's lines.] In whose reigns did he flourish? Whose son was he? Where educated? How there distinguished? What profession did he choose? Did he confine his studies to it? What great work did he early plan? What honor did he receive, 1603? What subsequent honors? What awaited him? What inquiry instituted? To what did he confess? What were his words? What was his punishment? When did he die? What is his first principal work? What does Stewart say of it? What the second mentioned? Of what does it treat? How does he divide human learning? What the third? What is its object? What the fourth? What rank has this work given him? Difference between Bacon and Aristotle? What does he say of the office and duty of man? What does he call the key to the temple of knowledge? What remarkable passage in his will? Best editions, and books, &c., referred to? [Commit at pleasure.]

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FRANCIS QUARLES, (p. 186.) In whose reigns did he flourish? educated? With what noble object? To whom did he What profession did he study? become secretary? Where did he die, and when? What does Montgomery say of him? What remarks upon his writings? What does Headley say? What are his chief poetical works? What are his emblems? [Commit at pleasure. "The World," and "Hope in God," are recommended.] What is his principal prose work? What does Headley say of it? [Commit at pleasure.]

WILLIAM DRUMMOND, (p. 190.)

What is said of him? What of the character of his poetry? What of his sonnets? When did he die? [Commit "On Sleep," and To the Nightingale."]

RICHARD CRASHAW, (p. 192.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What is said of his character? What are his poems called? To what church did he attach him. self? What do his poems display? What of his attainments? What of his "Lines on a Prayer-book"? [Commit his version of the twenty-third Psalm.]

PHINEAS FLETCHER, (p. 195.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? Where did he study? What profession did he enter? What is his chief poem called? What is it? What its character? [Commit "The Shepherd's Life," and "Decay of Human Greatness."]

WILLIAM HABINGTON, (p. 197.) Dates of birth and death? Where educated? What is the title of his volume of poems? What of his history? Of his poetry?

JOSEPH HALL, (p. 199.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What characters did he unite? Of what profession? What office did he hold? In what protestation did he unite? What was done to him in consequence? What was his subsequent history? At what age did he die? How known as a poet? What does Warton say of his poems? What is their chief fault? What was Pope's testimony concerning

them? [Commit "The Client and Lawyer," and "Domestic Tutor."] What is said of him as a prose writer? Which of his prose works are now most known? What has he been styled? [Commit lines from Burns, (note.)]

RICHARD LOVELACE, (p. 205.) When born? Where educated? What does old Anthony Wood say of him? What of his history and misfortunes? When die, and how?

THOMAS FULLER, (p. 207.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? Where educated? Of what profession? What of his promotions? Give the outline of his life. What is the first of his works here mentioned? What is its character? What the second? What of it? What the third? The fourth? The fifth? What is said of his character? Of his learning? Of his memory? [Commit Aphorisms, at pleasure.] What touching appeal does he make for the African? What does Gibbon say of the obligations of a scholar to his teacher? (note.) What are Burton's six reasons for marriage? (note.) What duty does Bacon enjoin upon every man? (note.)

ROBERT HERRICK, (p. 213.)

In whose reigns did he flourish? What is said of him as a poet? What profession did he enter? What does the Retrospective Review say of him as a poet? [Commit "To Daffodils," "To Primroses," "To Blossoms," &c.]

CATHERINE PHILIPS, (p. 216.) Dates of birth and death? Whose daughter? Under what name did she write? How esteemed by her contemporaries?

JEREMY TAYLOR, (p. 218.) What is said of him? In whose reigns did he flourish? Where educated? To whom did he become chaplain? What happened to him 1644? Where did he establish a school? What does he say of his retirement? What affliction did he meet with? What honor did he receive at the Restoration? When did he die? What is said of his writings? What is his greatest work? What is its object? How has it been described? What is his most popular work? What does an eminent critic say of him? [Commit "On Prayer," "On Content," and Thomson's lines, in note.]

ABRAHAM COWLEY, (p. 225.) What is said of him? In whose reigns did he flourish? For what was he distinguished in college? What early gave him a taste for poetry? To what cause did he attach himself? What is said of him at the Restoration? How was he esteemed at his death? How are his poetical works divided? What

does Dr. Johnson say of him as a poet? What is said of his prose compared with his poetry? What is the criticism of Dr. Johnson? Of Dr. Drake? Best edition?

SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT, (p. 231)

Dates of birth and death? Where born, and educated? What honor did he receive? Meaning of poet-laureate? Date of the office? Who have filled it successively? What office did he hold in the civil wars? Where did he go when the royal cause declined? On what expedition sent? Result? How was his life spared? On what does his fame chiefly rest! Its story in full?

MARGARET, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE, (p. 236.)

When did she flourish? What of her early tastes? Where did she go? To whom married? What of her literary labors?

JOHN MILTON, (p. 239.)

Repeat the lines of Thomson, Gray, and Wordsworth. How does Milton rank among English poets? In whose reigns did he flourish? When, and where born? Where did he imbibe his principles of liberty? In what was he early instructed? What influence had it on him? Where educated? Where did he go after leaving the university? For how long? How employed? What remark did he make? Which of his minor poems did he write while in the university! Which at his father's? When did he go to Italy? How did he rank? Whom did he visit? What did he do on his return home? In what controversy engage? How did he sustain himself in it? Whom did he marry? What is said of the connection? To what office appointed in 1649? For how long had his eyesight been failing him? What cause? When, and in what labor did it entirely fail? What did he say of it? (note 3, p. 260.) What is said of him at the Restoration? To what did he devote himself? When was the Paradise Lost published? What did he receive for it? When Paradise Regained? What is his first poetical work, and what is its subject? What the second? Third? Fourth? Fifth? Sixth? Seventh? Eighth? Ninth? Tenth? Best edition of his works? Books referred to? What does Brydges say of Johnson's life of Milton? What of Addison's Essays on Paradise Lost? (nete.) When did he compose his ode on Christ's Nativity? What does Brydges say of it? What is the subject of Lycidas? What do Addison and Warton say of it? What is the fable of Comus? (note.) [Commit Invocation to Light," "Rome," "Athens," Evening in Paradise," and "Hymn on the Nativity."] What is said of the prose works of Milton? Of what subjects do they treat? To what owing? What does Burnet say of them? What Brydges? What did Milton publish in 1642? What remarkable sentiment in it? What character does Dr. Symmons give him? What Sir Egerton Brydges? What rank is awarded to him on the whole?

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