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of the most deserving is in this department, exhibiting, in common with the other departments, a poetry at last furnished with the most fully perfected models and exemplars, to which, perhaps, the limited genius of man can aspire, in all the elements of a perfect literature; in beauty, grandeur, and richness of idea, of poetic form, and of adaptation of form to idea. The further growth and progress of our poetry must be rather in the richness of these several æsthetic elements and in the skill and variety of their combinations, than in any advance upon what has already been attained in any particular element of poetic excellence, whether it be idea, form, or rendering.

CHRONOLOGY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

0. 55. Invasion of Britain by Cæsar.

▲ D. 449. Anglo-Saxon occupation of England begins.

832. Danish invasion.

849. Birth of Alfred, who died 901.

1017. Canute, the Dane, King of England.

1066. Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror, King.

1095. First Crusade.

1214. Roger Bacon born.

1215. Magna Charta signed at Runnymede.

1272. Edward I. King of England.

1295. First English House of Commons; Mandeville, 1300-1371.

1807. Edward II. King of England; Wycliffe, 1324-1384; Barbour, 1826

1396.

1327. Edward III.; Chaucer, 1328-1400; Gower, 1325-1408.

1877. Richard II.

1399. Henry IV.

1413. Henry V.; Caxton, 1413-1491.

1422. Henry VI.; Gutenberg introduces printing-press in 1438.

1461. Edward IV.; Dunbar, 1465-1530; Sir Thomas More, 1480-1535; Tyndale, 1477-1536; Latimer, 1475-1555.

1483. Edward V.; Richard III.

1485. Henry VII.; Wyatt, 1503-1542.

1509. Henry VIII.; Surrey, 1516-1547; Cheke, 1514-1557; Heywood, died 1565; Ascham, 1515-1568; Sackville, 1536-1608.

1547. Edward VI.; Raleigh, 1552-1618.

1558. Mary; Sidney, 1554-1586; Spenser, 1553-1599; Hooker, 1554-1600.
1558. Elizabeth; Lord Bacon, 1561-1626; Marlow, 1562-1592; Southwell,
1562-1595; Daniel, 1562-1619; Shakespeare, 1564-1616; Drayton,
1563-1631; Donne, 1573-1631; John Fletcher, 1579-1625; Beau-
mont, 1586-1616; Joseph Hall, 1574-1656; Ben Jonson, 1574-
1637; Phineas Fletcher, 1584-1650; Drummond, 1585-1649; Giles
Fletcher, 1588-1623; Herrick, 1591-1662; Quarles, 1592-1644;
Walton, 1593-1683; Herbert, 1593-1623; Chillingworth, 1602–1644;
Jeremy Taylor, 1602-1667; Browne, 1605-1692.

1603. James I.; Waller, 1605-1687; Fuller, 1608-1661; Milton, 1608-1674;
Clarendon, 1608-1674; Hale, 1609-1676; Butler, 1612-1680; Leigh-
ton, 1613-1684; Cowley, 1618-1667; Marvell, 1620-1678; Baxter
1615-1691; Vaughan, 1621–1695.

1625. Charles I., executed 1649; Boyle, 1626-1692; Bunyan, 1628-1688; Temple, 1628-1698; Barrow, 1630-1677; Felltham, died 1678; Tillotson, 1630-1694; Dryden, 1630-1700; Locke, 1632-1704; South 1633-1716.

1651. Charles II. crowned at Scone; reigns from 1660; De Foe, 1661–1781; Bentley, 1662-1742; Prior, 1665-1721; Swift, 1667-1745; Steele, 1671-1729; Addison, 1672-1719; Watts, 1674-1748; Arbuthnot,

1675-1735; Bolingbroke, 1678-1751; Sherlock, 1678-1761; Parnell 1679-1717; Young, 1681-1765; Middleton, 1683-1750; Berkeley 1684-1753.

1685. James II.; King, 1685-1763; Gay, 1688-1732; Pope, 1688-1744. 1689. William and Mary; Richardson, 1689-1761; Mary Wortley Montague, 1690-1762; Byrom, 1691-1763; Somerville, 1692-1742; Joseph Butler, 1692-1752; Robert Blair, 1699-1746; Thomson, 1700-1748. 1702. Anne; Doddridge, 1702-1751; Doddsley, 1703-1764; Lord Chatham 1708-1778; Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784; Lowth, 1710-1787; Hume, 1711-1776.

1714. George I.; Shenstone, 1714-1763; Gray, 1716-1771; Elizabeth Carter, 1717-1806; Hugh Blair, 1718-1800; Hawkesworth, 1719-1778; Collins, 1720-1756; Catherine Talbot, 1720-1770; Mrs. È. Montague, 1720-1800; Akenside, 1721-1770; Robertson, 1721-1793; Smollet, 1721-1771; Joseph Warton, 1722-1800; Blackstone, 17231780; Falconer, 1730-1769; Burke, 1730-1797; Cowper, 1730-1800; Beattie, 1735-1803; Gibbon, 1737-1794; Paley, 1743-1805; Sir Wiliam Jones, 1746-1794; Chatterton, 1752–1770; Burns, 1759-1796. 1727 George II.; Mrs. Chapone, 1727-1801; Goldsmith, 1728-1774; Thomas Warton, 1728-1790; Wolcott, 1738-1819; Barbauld, 1743-1825; Hannah More, 1745-1823; Mackenzie, 1745-1831; Charlotte Smith, 1749-1806; Erskine, 1750-1823; Charles Butler, 1750-1832; Crabbe, 1754-1832; Archibald Alison, 1756-1838; Wilberforce, 1759-1833; Brydges, 1762-1837; Bowles, 1762–1850; Joanna Baillie, 1762–1851; Rogers, 1762-1855; Robert Hall, 1764-1831; Bloomfield, 1766-1823; Maria Edgeworth, 1767-1849; Sydney Smith, 1769-1845; John Foster, 1770-1843; Wordsworth, 1770-1850; Walter Scott, 17711832; James Montgomery, 1771-1854; Amelia Opie, 1771-1854; Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834; James Hogg, 1772-1835; Jeffrey, 1773-1850; Southey, 1774-1843; Dick, 1774-1857; Charles Lamb, 1775-1834; James Smith, 1775-1839; Lander, 1775- ; Campbell, 1777-1844; Thomas Brown, 1778-1820; Davy, 1778-1829; Hazlitt, 1778-1830; Thomas Moore, 1779-1852; Brougham, 1779- ; Croly, 1780- ; Horace Smith, 1780-1849; Chalmers, 1780-1847; Elliott, 1781-1849; Jane Taylor, 1783-1824; Heber, 1783-1826; Mitchell, 1783-1845; Allan Cunningham, 1784-1842; Barton, 17841849; Hunt, 1784-1859; Henry Kirke White, 1785-1806; De Quincey 1786- ; Lord Byron, 1788-1824; John Wilson, 1788-1854; Keble, 1790- ; Wolfe, 1791-1823; Milman, 1791- ; Mrs. Hemans, 1793-1885; Arnold, 1795-1842; Carlyle, 1796- ; Hartley Coleridge, 1792-1840; Mrs. Jameson, 1797- ; Hood, 1798-1845; Moir, 1798-1851; Pollock, 1799-1827; Alaric Watts, 1799Macaulay, 1800-1859.

GLOSSARY.

Abaist, abashed. C T. 38, 137.
Aboute, about. P. P., 58.
Aboven, above Mandeville, 2.
Abraid, removed. C. T., 144.
Ac, but. P. P., 69.

Acorse, accurse. P. P., 198.
Addrest, prepared. J. C., III. i.; S.
A., 729.

Affect, to seek after. Hooker, 7.
Affraied, afraid. See Versions, 1.
Affray, affright. See Affraied.
Aftirward. Versions, 7.
Again, against. C. T., 17.
Agast, aghast. C. T., 143.
Agein, towards. C. T., 123.
Ageins, against. C. T., 38.
Agen, again. Mandeville, 3.
Aghast, F. Q., I. ix. 21.
Agreved, grieved. C. T., 64.
Aim, conjecture. J. C., I. ii.
Al, all. P. P., 51; C. T., 7.
Alayes, alloys. C. T., 159.
Albe, albeit. F. Q., I. x. 44.
Algate, always. C. T., 115.
Alleies, alleys. F. Q., I. i. 7.
Almayne, Germany. Mandeville, 3.
Als, also. F. Q., I. ix. 21.

Also. Versions, 7.

Am. Versions, 3.

Amate, destroy. F. Q., I. ix. 45. Ameved, moved. C. T., 64.

Ancres, anchorites. P. P., 55
And. Versions, 3.

Andvile, anvil. F. Q., I. xi. 42
Answerid. Versions, 23.
Apaid, repaid. C. T., 143.
Apparailed, appareied. P. P., 46.
Apply, ply. F. Q., I. x. 46.
Appoint, arraign. S. A., 373.
Appositees, opposites. Mandeville, 8
Apprehensive, intelligent.
J. C.,

54.

An, on, prep. P. P., 26, 255. An, indef. art. P.P., 5.

III. i.

Arayd, arrayed. F. Q., I. ix. 23. Aread, make known, declare. F. Q. I. ix. 23.

Arn, are. P. P., 195; C. T., 41.
Arrace, pull away. C. T., 150.
Arraide, arrayed. C. T., 31.
As. Versions, 27.

Assoillen, absolve. P. P., 140.
Astoned, astonished. C. T., 38.
Astrolabre. Mandeville, 3.
Aswound, in a swoon. C. T., 147.
Attonce, at once. F. Q., I. i. 18; xi
53.

Aventaille. C. T., 165. Avise, advise. C. T., 26.

Amain, mightily, impetuously. S. A., Awne, own. Tyndale, 21. 627, 1304.

Axen, ask. Versions, 13.

Avowes, vows. P. P., 142.

Avys, advice, direction. Mandeville, 1 Awey, away. P. P., 332.

81.

Among. Versions, 25.

Bagges, bags. P. P.,
Bak, back. C. T., 16.
Barme, bosom, lap. C. T., 71.

Amonges. P. P., 205.

Amounted, rode away. F. Q., I. ix., Battaille, array or line of battle. J. C.,

V. i.

Battel, batteill, battle. F. Q., I. xi 2; J. C., V. i.

Bay. J. C., III. i. ; IV. i.

Be, by, prep. denoting relation of condi-
tion; also intensive prefix.
Be, v. Versions, 1.

Bedaffed, befooled. C. T., 163.
Bedde, bed. P. P., 86.

Bede, bid. C. T., 44.

Beforn, before. Mandeville, 5.
Behight, entrusted. F. Q., I. xi. 38.
Beholding. J. C., III. i.

Boughte, something bowed or bent, a
fold. F. Q., I. i. 15; xi. 11.

Broche, brooch

P. P., 150.
Brood, broad. P. P., 15.

Brook, to bear, tolerate. J. C., I. H.
Brused, bruised. F. Q., I. xi. 15; &
A., 1344

Behot, promised. F. Q., I. xi. 38.
Beighe, ring, necklace. P. P., 321.
Ben, plu. of be. Versions, 2; C. T., 15.
Beren, bear. P. P., 321.

Besey, seen. C. T., 130, 133.
Bestedd, bestead, conditioned. F. Q., Carien, care. P. P., 58.

I. i. 24.

Caroyne, carrion. P. P., 385.

Casten, determined. P. P., 233; cast
C. T., 88.

Catel, goods. P. P., 406.
Cattes, cats. P. P., 354.

Bountee, bounty, goodness. C. T., 15.
Bournes, gen. of bourn, a brook. P.
P., 16.

Boy. P. P., 160.

Brast, burst. C. T., 159; F. Q., I. ix.
21.

Bugge, buy. P. P., 335.

But, unless. Versions, 6; P. P., 131;
C. T., 17.

Breed, bread. P. P., 82.
Brent, burnt. F. Q., I. xi. 28.
Brevet, brief, warrant. P. P., 147.
Briddes, birds. C. T., 74.
Brigandine, coat of mail. S. A., 1120.

Buxom, yielding. F. Q., I. xi. 37.
Buxomly, yieldingly, obediently. C.
T., 19.
Bynethe. P. P., 29.

Besy, busy, anxious. C. T., 12.

Beth, be, plu. imper. of be. C. T., 84

Bettre, better. P. P., 62.
Betwix, betwixt. C. T., 99.
Bewme, Bohemia. Mandeville, 3.
Bi, be, prep. and intensive prefix.
Bidderes, petitioners. P. P., 78.
Bifel, befell. P. P., 11.
Bifor, before. Versions, 29.
Biheeld, beheld. P. P., 25.

Biknowen, acknowledge. P. P., 407
Bileuen, believe. See Versions, 1.
Bitwene, between. P. P., 34.
Blaze, blazon. F. Q., I. xi. 7.
Blered, bleared. P. P., 148.
Blisse, bless. C. T., 71.
Blyth, glad. F. Q., I. xi. 4.

Boistously, boisterously. C. T., 105.
Bond, bound. F. Q., I. i. 3.
Bouched, stopped the mouth. P. P., Chere, cheer, countenance, mien. C.
147.
T., 13; F. Q., I. i. 2.
Chese, choose. C. T., 11, 14.
Cheveden, achieved, succeeded.
P.,.62.

Cacceth, catcheth. P. P., 384.

Can, began. F. Q., I. i. 15; xi. 23.

Centonelle, sentinel. F. Q., I. ix. 41.
Ceremonies, things pertaining to cere-
monies, as vestments. J. C. I. i.
Omens, J. C. II. i. ; II. ii.

Certes. C. T., 8.

Certeyn, certain. Mandeville, 3.
Chace, chase. C. T., 41.

Chaffare, merchandise, chaffering. P.
P., 61.

Chalangen, demand. P. P., 186.
Chauffed, chafed. F. Q., I. xi. 15.
Chearen, become cheerful. F. Q., I.
x. 2.

Cheker, exchequer. P. P., 185; Task,
ii. 162.

P.

Chichevache. C. T., 162.
Cite, city. P. P., 320.
Cleane, entirely. J. C., I. iii.
Clepe, v. to call, name, plu. clepen, pret.
clept, part. clept and y-clept. Warde
ville, 1.

Clergially, clerically, learnedly. P. P
248.

Clouches, clutches. P. P., 308
Cofre, coffer, chest, C. T., 76.

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