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CHAPTER III.

ELIZABETHAN PERIOD : 1558_1625.

Brilliant Period of our Literature; connected with the social Prosperity of

the Country.-POETS AND DRAMATISTS : Spenser ; Shakspeare's Poems;

Southwell, Warner, Daniel, Drayton, Donne, Davies, Chapman, Marston,

Raleigh ; rise and progress of the English Drama; Miracle-plays ;

Coventry Mysteries; earliest Comedy; Heywood's Interludes; earliest

Tragedy ; Dramatic Unities ; Greene's pamphlet. Shakspeare; sketch of

his Life; his Comedies; his Tragedies ; his Historical Plays. Ben

Jonson ; Beaumont and Fletcher; Massinger, Ford, Webster, Marston,

Chapman, Dekker, T. Heywood, Middleton, Rowley, Tourneur, Shirley;

Suppression of the Stage.-- ProsE WRITERS: Novels; books of Travel ;

Essays; bacon, Burton; Puttenham ; Sir Philip Sidney ; earliest news-

paper. - Historians: Holinshed, Camden, Lord Bacon, Speed, Knolles,

Raleigh, Foxe.—THEOLOGIANS: Jewel, Hooker, Andrewes; Translation

of the Bible.--PhilosoPHY: Lord Bacon; explanation of his Method ;

his Philosophical works. Political Science : Buchanan, Spenser, Raleigh,

Elyot .

120-194

EIGUTEENTH CENTURY : 1700-1800.

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