Volume VII: English

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

    Table of Principal Dates
Chapter I. Cavalier Lyrists
  By F. W. MOORMAN, B.A. (Lond.), Ph.D. (Strassburg), Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature in the University of Leeds
  1. The Caroline lyric
  2. Decline of the sonnet
  3. The classical lyric
  4. Influence of Jonson
  5. Robert Herrick
  6. Hesperides
  7. Herrick’s epigrams
  8. Noble Numbers
  9. Thomas Carew
  10. Sir John Suckling
  11. Richard Lovelace
II. The Sacred Poets
  By the REV. F. E. HUTCHINSON, M.A., Trinity College, Oxford, Chaplain of King’s College
  1. The sacred poets a group with personal links, not a new school of poetry
  2. George Herbert’s personality and divided aims reflected in his poems
  3. His constructive ability
  4. The metaphysical fashion
  5. Crashaw’s relation to Herbert
  6. His knowledge of Spanish and Italian literature
  7. A large proportion of his work translation
  8. The secular and the sacred poems compared
  9. His defective powers of self-criticism
  10. Henry Vaughan’s secular poetry
  11. His conversion
  12. His debt to Herbert, spiritual and literary
  13. His links with Wordsworth
  14. The re-discovery of Traherne’s poetry and prose-writings
  15. Habington’s Castara
  16. Quarles and emblem poetry
III. Writers of the Couplet
  By A. HAMILTON THOMPSON, M.A., St. John’s College, Cambridge
  1. The revolution in English verse
  2. Sir John Beaumont
  3. George Sandys
  4. Edmund Waller
  5. Sir John Denham
  6. Cooper’s Hill
  7. Abraham Cowley
  8. The Mistress
  9. Pindarique Odes
  10. Davideis
  11. Cowley’s influence
  12. Sir William D’Avenant; Gondibert
IV. Lesser Caroline Poets
  By GEORGE SAINTSBURY, M.A., Merton College, Oxford, LL.D., D.Litt., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Edinburgh
  1. William Chamberlayne; Pharonnida
  2. Jo. Chalkhill”; Thealma and Clearchus
  3. Shakerley Marmion; Cupid and Psyche
  4. Sir Francis Kynaston; Leoline and Sydanis
  5. Patrick Hannay; Sheretine and Mariana
  6. William Bosworth or Boxworth; The Chaste and Lost Lovers or Arcadius and Sepha
  7. Nathaniel Whiting; Albino and Bellama
  8. Leonard Lawrence; Arnalte and Lucenda
  9. Henry King
  10. Thomas Stanley
  11. John Hall
  12. Sidney Godolphin
  13. Sir Edward Sherborne
  14. Katherine Philips
  15. Patrick Cary; William Hammond; Robert Heath; Thomas Beedome; Richard Flecknoe; Henry Hawkins; Thomas Flatman; Philip Ayres; Robert Baron
  16. Edward Benlowes
  17. Theophila or Love’s Sacrifice
  18. John Cleiveland
  19. Summary
V. Milton
  1. Milton’s life at Cambridge and Horton
  2. His continental tour
  3. His first marriage; Mary Powell
  4. His life during the commonwealth
  5. His second marriage; Catherine Woodcock
  6. His third marriage; Elizabeth Minshull
  7. His later years
  8. His temperament
  9. The growth of his reputation
  10. The early poems
  11. On the Morning of Christ’s Nativity
  12. L’Allegro; Il Penseroso; Arcades; Comus
  13. Lycidas
  14. Sonnets
  15. Paradise Lost
  16. Milton’s “plagiarism
  17. Paradise Regained
  18. Samson Agonistes
  19. Milton’s prose works
  20. His Latin writings
  21. Milton’s literary form
  22. His versification and style
VI. Caroline Divines
  By the REV. W. H. HUTTON, B.D., St. John’s College, Oxford
  1. Augustin Baker; Sancta Sophia
  2. Thomas Traherne; Centuries of Meditations
  3. Puritan literature of the days of Charles I
  4. Richard Baxter
  5. The Saints’ Everlasting Rest
  6. The sermons at Paul’s cross
  7. Henry Hammond
  8. James Ussher
  9. Robert Sanderson
  10. Gilbert Sheldon
  11. William Chillingworth
  12. John Hales
  13. The Ferrars and Little Gidding
  14. Lettice (Morison), lady Falkland
  15. George Herbert
  16. A Priest to the Temple
  17. William Laud
  18. Richard Mountague
  19. Joseph Hall
  20. William Juxon; William Sancroft
  21. Lesser Laudians
  22. John Gauden
  23. Eikon Basilike
  24. Jeremy Taylor
VII. John Bunyan. Andrew Marvell
  By the REV. JOHN BROWN, D.D.
  1. John Bunyan
  2. The influence which moulded him
  3. Grace Abounding
  4. Bunyan’s language
  5. The Pilgrim’s Progress
  6. Its influence
  7. The Holy War
  8. The Life and Death of Mr. Badman
  9. Andrew Marvell
  10. His poems, satires and prose works
VIII. Historical and Political Writings, I
  By A. W. WARD, Litt.D., F.B.A., Master of Peterhouse
  1. Rushworth’s Collections
  2. Thurloe’s State Papers
  3. Letters of Henrietta Maria and of Oliver Cromwell
  4. Sir Dudley Digges; The Compleat Ambassador
  5. Sir Henry Wotton
  6. Intelligencers”; Private letters
  7. The Earl of Strafford’s Letters
  8. The Fairfax Correspondence
  9. The Verney Letters
  10. Correspondence of the Family of Hatton
  11. James Howell’s Epistolae Ho-Elianae
  12. Howell’s other writings
IX. Historical and Political Writings, II
  By A. W. WARD, Litt.D., F.B.A.
  1. Bacon’s Henry the Seventh
  2. Lord Herbert of Cherbury
  3. Edmund Bolton
  4. Sir Edward Walker
  5. William Lilly
  6. Peter Heylyn
  7. Scottish records
  8. Archbishop Spottiswoode
  9. David Calderwood
  10. Irish history
  11. Spenser’s Veue of the Present State of Ireland
  12. Pacata Hibernia
  13. Other works
  14. Clarendon
  15. The History of the Rebellion
  16. Clarendon’s skill in character drawing
  17. Robert Carey’s Memoirs; Sir Robert Naunton’s Fragmata Regalia; John Manningham’s Diary
  18. Sir Kenelm Digby’s Private Memoirs
  19. Nehemiah Wallington
  20. Sir Simonds d’Ewes’s Autobiography and Correspondence
  21. John Rous’s Diary
  22. Edmund Ludlow’s Memoirs
  23. The Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson
  24. The Life of William Cavendish, duke of Newcastle
  25. Bulstrode Whitelocke
  26. Robert Munro
X. Antiquaries
  1. Sir Thomas Browne
  2. Religio Medici
  3. Browne’s style and vocabulary
  4. Pseudodoxia Epidemica
  5. Browne’s “scepticism
  6. Hydriotaphia; The Garden of Cyrus
  7. A Letter to a Friend
  8. Christian Morals
  9. Browne’s letters
  10. Thomas Fuller
  11. His “wit” and style
  12. Izaak Walton
  13. The Compleat Angler
  14. Sir Thomas Urquhart
  15. Summary
XI. Jacobean and Caroline Criticism
  By J. E. SPINGARN, Professor of Comparative Literature, Columbia University, New York
  1. Bacon
  2. Ben Jonson
  3. Minor forms of criticism
  4. The new theory of translation
  5. Reynolds’s Mythomystes
  6. Milton
  7. The aesthetics of Hobbes
  8. D’Avenant and Cowley
  9. The growth of literary characterisation and “appreciation
  10. The Elizabethan “roll-call
  11. Jonson’s literary “portraits
  12. The commendatory verses
  13. The framework of Boccalini
  14. The final stage in Dryden
XII. Hobbes and Contemporary Philosophy
  By W. R. SORLEY, Litt.D., LL.D., F.B.A., Fellow of King’s College, Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy
  1. Logical writings
  2. Religious philosophy
  3. Robert Greville, lord Brooke
  4. Culverwel
  5. The Casuists
  6. Selden
  7. Thomas Hobbes; His life and character
  8. Fundamental conception, system of philosophy and controversies
  9. Literary style and method of work
  10. Leviathan
  11. Theory of human nature and of sovereignty
  12. Imaginary commonwealths: More’s Utopia and Harrington’s Oceana
  13. Filmer
  14. The critics of Hobbes
  15. Joseph Glanvill
  16. Richard Cumberland
XIII. Scholars and Scholarship, 1600–60
  By FOSTER WATSON, M.A., Professor of Education in the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
  1. English scholarship and learning in the seventeenth century
  2. Close relations between English and continental scholars
  3. Influence of French and Dutch scholars
  4. Roman Catholic scholarship
  5. Baronius’s Annales
  6. Isaac Casaubon
  7. The spread of patristic learning in England
  8. Latin and Greek scholarship
  9. Hebrew scholarship
  10. University studies
  11. Biblical culture
XIV. English Grammar Schools
  By J. BASS MULLINGER, M.A., formerly librarian of St. John’s College
  1. The transition from the scholastic to the humanistic theory of education
  2. Winchester
  3. Eton
  4. Henry Savile
  5. Sedbergh
  6. The Edwardian grammar schools
  7. St. Paul’s school
  8. Westminster
  9. The Merchant Taylor’s school
  10. Harrow
  11. Rugby
  12. Shrewsbury
  13. Christ’s Hospital
  14. Charterhouse
  15. John Harvard
  16. Oakham and Uppingham
  17. Summary
XV. The Beginnings of English Journalism
  1. Gainsford and the Corantos
  2. Samuel Pecke, patriarch of the Press
  3. Berkenhead, Dillingham, Audley, Nedham, Smith, Rushworth and Border
  4. Walker, the ironmonger, and his literary frauds
  5. Martin Parker, Sheppard, Wharton, Hall, Frost, Harris and Mabbott
  6. John Crouch, Oliver Williams and Canne
  7. Henry Muddiman and The Gazette
  8. Muddiman’s newsletters
XVI. The Advent of Modern Thought in Popular Literature
  By HAROLD V. ROUTH, M.A., Peterhouse, Professor of Latin, Trinity College, Toronto
  1. Demonology in the Middle Ages
  2. Belief in witchcraft
  3. George Gifford’s Dialogues of Witches
  4. King James’s Daemonologie
  5. William Perkin’s Art of Witch craft
  6. Witch-hunting
  7. Astrological treatises
  8. Rosicrucianism
  9. The history of the broadside
  10. The street ballad and other forms of popular literature
  11. Cavalier and Roundhead satires
  12. Social pamphlets
  13. Coffee-houses
  14. Letter writing
  15. Romances of chivalry
  16. The essay
  17. Humanists
  18. John Wagstaffe’s Question of Witchcraft