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H I S. T. O. R. Y
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E N G L I S H P O E T R Y,

C Lo S E of the E L E V E N T H

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Two D I S S E R T A T I o N S.

I. ON THE ORIGIN of ROMANTIC FICTION IN EUROPE.
II. ON THE INTRoduction of LEARNING INTo ENGLAND.

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Fellow of TRINITY College, Oxford, and of the Society of Antiquaries, and
late PRofessor of Poetry in the UNIVERSITY of Oxfor D.

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S E C T I o N S in the Third v o LU M E.

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Sir Thomas Wyat. Inferior to Surrey as a writer of sonnets. His
life. His genius characterised. Excels in moral poetry.

SECTION XXI. p. 41.

The first printed Miscellany of English poetry. Its contributors.
Sir Francis Bryan, Lord Rochford, and Lord Vaulx. The first
true pastoral in English. Sonnet-writing cultivated by the nobi-
lity. Sonnets by king Henry the eighth. Literary charaćier of
that king.

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Sir Thomas More's English poetry. Tournament of Tottenham.
Its age and scope. Laurence Minot. Alliteration. Digression
illustrating comparatively the language of the fifteenth century, by

a specimen of the metrical Armoric romance of Ywayn and
Gawayn.

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Effects of the Reformation on our poetry. Clement Marot's Psalms.
Why adopted by Calvin. Version of the Psalms by Sternhold and
Hopkins. Defects of this version, which is patronised by the
puritans in opposition to the Choral Service.

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