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CONTENTS.

THE AGE OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION.

A. D. 1509-A.D. 1558.

SECTION SECOND: MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE IN ENGLAND;

AND LITERATURE ECCLESIASTICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

IN SCOTLAND,

MISCELLANEOUS PROSE IN ENGLAND. 1. Secondary Importance of the Works—Sir

Thomas More-His Style-His Historical Writings-His Tracts and Letters.--2.

Roger Ascham-His Style-His Toxophilus—His Schoolmaster-Prosody-Female

Education-Wilson's Logic and Rhetoric.-ENGLISH POETRY. 3. Poetical Aspect

and Relations of the Age-Its Earliest Poetry-Satires-Barklay-Skelton's Works.

44. Lord Surrey–His Literary Influence-Its Causes-His Italian Studies-His Son-

nets-Introduction of Blank Verse-His Supposed Influence on English Versification.

-5. Wyatt-Translations of the Psalms-The Mirror of Magistrates-Its Influence

-Its Plan and Authors-Sackville's Induction and Complaint of Buckingham.-

-INFANCY OF THE Englisu DRAMA. 6. Retrospect, The English Drama in the

Middle Ages-Its Religious Cast-The Miracle-Plays—The Moral-Plays.—7. The

Drama in the Sixteenth Century-Its Beginnings--Skelton-Bishop Bale's Moral

Plays-Heywood's Interludes.-8. Appearance of Tragedy and Comedy–Udall's

Comedy of Roister Doister-The Tragedy of Gorboduc, by Sackville and Norton.-

LITERATURE IN SCOTLAND. 9. Literary Character of the Period—Obstacles-State

of the Language.-10. Scottish Poetry—Sir David Lindsay--His Satirical Play-Its

Design and Effects-His other Poems.-11. First Appearance of Original Scottish

Prose-Translations—The Complaint of Scotland-Pitscottie-State of Learning-

Boece-John Major.-12. John Knox-George Buchanan's Latin Works-Other

Latinists-Melville-Scottish Universities-Schools....

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