Amenities Of Literature: Sketches And Characters Of English Literature
CONTENTS The Druidical Institution - Britain and the Britons - The Name of England and of the English - The Anglo-Saxons - CFdmon and Milton - Beowulf: The Hero-Life - The Anglo-Normans - The Page, the Baron, and the Minstrel - Gothic Romances - Origin of the Vernacular Languages of Europe - Origin of the English Language - Vicissitudes of the English Language - Dialects - Mandeville, Our First Traveller - Chaucer - Gower - Piers Ploughman - Occleve, the Scholar of Chaucer - Lydgate, the Monk of Bury - The Invention of Printing - The First English Printer - Early Libraries - Henry the Seventh - First Sources of Modern History - Arnolde's Chronicle - The First Printed Chronicle - Henry the Eight: His Literary Career - Books of the People - The Difficulties Experienced by a Primitive Author - Skelton - The Ship of Fools - The Psychological Character of Sir Thomas More - The Earl of Surrey and Sir Thomas Wyatt - The Spoliation of the Monasteries - A Crisis and a Re-action. Robert Crowley - Primitive Dramas - The Reformer Bishop Bale; and the Romanist John Heywood, the Court Jester - Roger Ascham
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