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Lydgate continued. His Fall of Princes, from Laurence Pre. mie'sait's French paraphrase of Boccace on the same Nature, plan, and sþecimeni of that poem. Its fiehlime alle- gorical figure of Fortune. - Authors cited in the sameþ Boccace's opportunities of collecting many stories of Greek original,. now not extant in any Greek writer. Lydgate's Storie of Thebes. An additional Canterbury Tale. Its plan, and originals. Martianus Cape/la. Haþþi/y imitated hy Lydgate. Feudal manners applied to Greece.- Specimen of Lydgate's fore' in des/&riþtion. - ss

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Lydgate's Troy-Boke. A paraphrase of Colonna" Historia Trojana. Homer, when, and how, known in Europe. Lydgate's powers in rural painting. Dares and Dictys. Feada] manners, and Arahian imagery, ingrafled on the Trojan story. Aneedotes of antient Gothic architecture displayed in the structure of Troy. An idea] theatre at Troy sb dessrihed, as to prove that no regular stage now existed. Game of ches: invented at the siege of Troy. Lydgate's gallantry. His anachronisms. Hector's shrine and ehantryz Specimen: of another Troy-Boke, anonymouy, and written in the reign of Henry the sixth.

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Hardiag's Chronicle. First mention of the king's Poet Laureate occurs in the reign os Edward the fourth. I:Izstor_y of that office. Scogan. Didactic poems on chemi/try by Norton and Ripley.

SECTION VIII. p. 139. _ Poems under the name of Thomas Rowlie. Suppcyed to be shadow'

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'A digrefflon on the origin of Mysteries. Various origins assigned.
Religious dramas at Constantinople. Plays acted in the
moncffleries. This ecclefiastical origin of the drama gives ri/e to
the practice of performing plays in univeisities, colleges, and

schools. Irffluence of this practice on the wernacular drama. On

the same principle, plays acted hy singing-hoys in choirs. Boy-

bishop. Fete de Foux. On the same principle, plays acted hy

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on literature in England. Application of 'his digrcssion to the
main fichject.

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