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1. ON THE ORIGIN OF ROMANTIC FICTION IN EUROPE.
II. ON THE INTRODUCTION OF LEARNING INTO ENGLAND.

VOL.

II.

By THOMAS

WARTON, B. D.

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Fellow of TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD, and of the Society of ANTIQUARIES, and

late PROFESSOR of POETRY in the UNIVERSITY of OXFORD.

LONDON:

Printed for, and fold by, J. DODSLEY, Pall-Mall; J. WALTER, Charing-Cross; J. ROBSON,

New Bond-Street; G. ROBINSON, and J. Bew, Pater nofter-Row; and

Messrs. FLETCHER, at OXFORD. M.DCC.LXXVIII.

OF THE

SECTIONS in the SECOND VOLUME.

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SECTION I. p. i.
OHN GOWER. His character and poems. His tomb.

His Confessio Amantis. Its subje&t and plan. An unsuccessful imitation of the Roman de la Rose. Aristotle's Secretum Secretorum. Chronicles of the middle ages. Colonna. Romance of Lancelot. The Gesta Romanorum. Shakespeare's caskets. Authors quoted by Gower. Chronology of some of Gower's and Chaucer's poems. The Confessio Amantis preceded the Canterbury Tales. Estimate of Gower's genius.

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Boethius. Why, and how much, esteemed in the middle ages.

Translated by Johannes Capellanus, the only poet of the reign of king Henry the fourth. Number of Harpers at the coronation-feast of Henry the fifth. A minstrel-piece on the Battayle of Agynkourte. Occleve. His poems. Egidius de Regimine Principum, and Jacobus of Casali De Ludo Scaccorum. Chaucer's picture. Humphrey duke of Gloucester. Sketch of his charakter as a patron of literature. Apology for the gallicisms of Chaucer, Gower, and Occleve.

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