Volume IV: English

Edited by A. W. Ward & A. R. Waller

    Table of Principal Dates
Chapter I. Translators
  By CHARLES WHIBLEY, Jesus College
  1. The Craft of Translation
  2. Translations of the Classics
  3. Painter and Fenton
  4. Machiavelli’s Prince
  5. The Diall of Princes
  6. Sir Thomas North’s Plutarch
  7. Philemon Holland
  8. Florio’s Montaigne
  9. Stanyhurst’s Vergil
  10. Phaer’s Vergil
  11. Golding’s Ovid
  12. Chapman’s Homer
  13. Sylvester, Fairfax, Harington
  14. The Charge of Plagiarism
II. The “Authorised Version” and its Influence
  By ALBERT S. COOK, L.H.D., LL.D., Professor of the English Language and Literature in Yale University
  1. The Authorised Version the first English classic
  2. Character of the Bible, its constitution and qualities
  3. The Nature of the Hebrew language, poetry and prose
  4. Jerome, of the Latin Vulgate
  5. Old English Versions
  6. The Wyclifite versions
  7. Tindale and the Authorised Version
  8. Coverdale’s Version
  9. The position of the Bible in English Literature
  10. The English of the Bible
  11. The Influence of the Authorised Version upon English Literature
III. Sir Walter Ralegh
  1. Cynthia and other poems
  2. Prose Writings
  3. The story of The Revenge
  4. Guiana
  5. The History of the World
  6. Political Writings
IV. The Literature of the Sea
  1. Early Writers
  2. John Cabot
  3. The Impulse from Abroad
  4. Richard Eden
  5. Sir Hugh Willoughby; Sebastian Cabot
  6. Sir John Hawkins
  7. Sir Humphrey Gilbert
  8. Martin Frobisher
  9. Richard Willes
  10. John Davys
  11. Sir Richard Hawkins
  12. The Spirit of Travel in English Literature
  13. Richard Hakluyt
V. Seafaring and Travel
  1. Richard Knolles’s Compilations
  2. Coryats Crudities
  3. Samuel Purchas
  4. Captain John Smith
  5. The Spirit of Imperialism
  6. Lancaster’s Expedition
  7. William Adams in Japan
  8. Australia and Madagascar
  9. Sir William Monson
  10. Books for the use of Seamen; Smith’s Accidence
  11. Thomas James and Luke Fox
  12. Theory and Practice
VI. The Song-Books and Miscellanies
  By HAROLD H. CHILD, sometime Scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford
  1. Music and Poetry
  2. William Byrd; Musical Composers
  3. Lyric Poetry in the Drama
  4. The Phoenix Nest; Nicholas Breton; Thomas Lodge
  5. England’s Helicon; “Ignoto
  6. Anthony Munday
  7. John Wotton; Richard Barnfield
  8. Pastoral Poems
  9. A Poetical Rapsody; Francis Davison; “A.W.”; Sir Edward Dyer
VII. Robert Southwell. Samuel Daniel
  1. Robert Southwell
  2. John Davies of Hereford
  3. Abraham Fraunce
  4. Samuel Daniel
  5. Delia; The Complaynt of Rosamond; Musophilus
  6. Warner’s Albion’s England
  7. Daniel’s Civil Wars
  8. His Diction
VIII. Thomas Campion
  By S. PERCIVAL VIVIAN, sometime Scholar of St. John’s College, Oxford
  1. His Life
  2. His Works
  3. His Prosody
IX. The Successors of Spenser
  By HUGH DE SÉLINCOURT, University College, Oxford
  1. Drummond of Hawthornden
  2. George Wither
  3. William Browne
  4. Fulke Greville
  5. Sir John Davies
  6. Sir Henry Wotton
  7. Giles and Phineas Fletcher
X. Michael Drayton
  1. Drayton’s Boyhood
  2. The Harmonie of the Church
  3. Idea
  4. The Identity of “Idea
  5. Legends
  6. Ideas Mirrour
  7. Endimion and Phœbe
  8. Mortimeriados
  9. Englands Heroicall Epistles
  10. His Satires and Odes
  11. Poly-Olbion
  12. Nimphidia
  13. The Muses Elizium
  14. His “divine” poems
  15. His Achievement
XI. John Donne
  By HERBERT J. C. GRIERSON, M.A., Chalmers Professor of English Literature in the University of Aberdeen
  1. Donne’s Relation to Petrarch
  2. His Life
  3. The History of his Poems
  4. His Satires
  5. Songs and Sonets
  6. Elegies
  7. His Love Poetry
  8. His “Wit
  9. The Progresse of the Soule
  10. Letters and Funerall Elegies
  11. Religious Verses
  12. Paradoxes, Problems and other Prose Writings
  13. Sermons
  14. Letters
  15. His Position and Influence
XII. The English Pulpit from Fisher to Donne
  By the Rev. F. E. HUTCHINSON, M.A., Trinity College, Oxford; Chaplain of King’s College, Cambridge
  1. Revival of Preaching in the Sixteenth Century
  2. The Printing of Sermons in the Vernacular
  3. Fisher’s Sense of Style
  4. Colet and Longland
  5. Latimer’s directness, story-telling and denunciation of social wrongs
  6. The second generation of Reformation Preachers: Lever, Bradford and Gilpin
  7. Literary Preaching: Jewel, Sandys; Hooker
  8. The Silver-tongued preacher
  9. Roman Catholic devotional literature
  10. Puritan exaltation of the Sermon
  11. Andrewes and Donne compared
XIII. Robert Burton, John Barclay and John Owen
  By EDWARD BENSLY, M.A., Trinity College; Professor of Latin, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  1. Robert Burton
  2. The Anatomy of Melancholy
  3. His Reading and Methods of Quotation
  4. Influence of The Anatomy
  5. John Barclay
  6. Euphormionis Satyricon
  7. Argenis
  8. Medieval and Modern Latin Verse
  9. John Owen’s Epigrams
  10. His Influence
XIV. The Beginnings of English Philosophy
  By W. R. SORLEY, Litt.D., LL.D., F.B.A., Fellow of King’s College, and Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy
  1. The Language of Philosophy
  2. English Contributions to Medieval Philosophy
  3. Johannes Scotus Erigena
  4. The Attitude to Scholasticism of Duns Scotus and of Ockham
  5. Roger Bacon and the Method of Science
  6. Philosophy in English universities; Revival of Aristotelianism in the 16th Century; Everard Digby
  7. William Temple and the Ramists
  8. William Gilbert and Experimental Science
  9. Francis Bacon
  10. The Great Instauration
  11. The Interpretation of Nature and the New Method
  12. The Value of the Method
  13. Herbert of Cherbury
XV. Early Writings on Politics and Economics
  By the Ven. Archdeacon CUNNINGHAM, D.D., F.B.A., Fellow of Trinity College
  1. National Life as Reflected in Literature
  2. Elements in the Rise of Nationalities—Patriotic Sentiment, Democratic Self-Government, National Resources as the means of gratifying National Ambitions
  3. Patriotic Pride in a well-ordered monarchy as reflected in English Literature; suspicion of the pursuit of private interests, as inimical to public welfare
  4. Ecclesiastical Character of the demand for Individual Independence in Scotland, and for Democratic Institutions
  5. English Constitutionalism
  6. Medieval Works on Estates Management
  7. Descriptions of the Realm
  8. Prescriptions for improving its resources
  9. Writings on the administration of particular offices, and on Companies for Commerce and for Colonisation
  10. Treatises on Usury
  11. The Problem of Pauperism
  12. The Mercantile System
XVI. London and the Development of Popular Literature
  By HAROLD V. ROUTH, M.A., Peterhouse; Professor of Latin in Trinity College, Toronto
  1. London in the times of Elizabeth and James
  2. Lodge on Usury
  3. Nashe’s Anatomie of Absurditie
  4. Robert Greene’s Social Pamphlets
  5. Nashe
  6. Rise of Formal Satire
  7. Joseph Hall: Virgidemiarum
  8. Marston’s Satires
  9. Humours
  10. Epigrams and Character Sketch
  11. Theophrastus
  12. Hall’s Characters
  13. The Man in the Moone
  14. Sir Thomas Overbury
  15. John Stephens
  16. John Earle
  17. Origins of the Essay
  18. Sir William Cornwallis
  19. Robert Johnson
  20. Bacon’s Essays
  21. Ben Jonson’s Timber
  22. Tobacco-pamphlets
  23. Discoverie of the Knights of the Poste
  24. Thomas Dekker
  25. Grobianism
  26. Samuel Rowlands
  27. Burlesques
  28. Jest Books
  29. Wagering Journeys
  30. Pimlyco
  31. Broadsides and Street Ballads
XVII. Writers on Country Pursuits and Pastimes
  By H. G. ALDIS, M.A., Peterhouse; Secretary of the University Library
  1. Gervase Markham
  2. His Predecessors
  3. Leonard Mascall
  4. Barnabe Googe
  5. Sir Hugh Plat
  6. Topsell
  7. Herbals
XVIII. The Book-Trade, 1557–1625
  By H. G. ALDIS
  1. The Incorporation of the Stationers’ Company
  2. Star Chamber Decrees; The Stationers’ Registers
  3. Censors
  4. Trade Discipline
  5. Printing Monopolies
  6. Apprentices
  7. The Beginnings of a Business
  8. Compilers, “Readers” and Translators
  9. Ballad Writers
  10. Patrons
  11. Copyright
  12. John Taylor, the Thames waterman
  13. Pirates; The Shakespeare Stationers
  14. Edward Blount
  15. George Wither’s evidence
  16. Richard Grafton
  17. William Copland
  18. John Day
  19. William Ponsonby; Christopher and Robert Barker
  20. St. Paul’s Churchyard
  21. London Bridge
  22. English Printing
  23. Illustrations
  24. Foreign presses
  25. Book Fairs
  26. Early Catalogues
  27. Bookbindings
  28. Prices
  29. Provincial Stationers
  30. Cambridge University Press
  31. Oxford University Press
  32. The Scottish Press: Chepman and Myllar
  33. Gourlaw’s Inventory
  34. Printing in Ireland
XIX. The Foundation of Libraries
  By J. BASS MULLINGER, M.A., Formerly Librarian of St. John’s College
  1. A retrospect
  2. Monastic libraries
  3. Cathedral libraries
  4. Cambridge College libraries
  5. Oxford College libraries
  6. Thomas Bodley
  7. Cambridge University Library
  8. The Chetham Library, Manchester
  9. Sion College, London
  10. Trinity College, Dublin
  11. Drummond’s books, Edinburgh