A Critical History of English Poetry

By Herbert J. C. Grierson; J. C. Smith | Go to book overview

Contents
PREFATORY NOTEv
Chapter One ANGLO-SAXON POETRY3
Chapter Two EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH POETRY10
Chapter Three CHAUCER, GOWER, AND LANGLAND23
Chapter Four ENGLISH POETRY FROM CHAUCER TO SKELTON43
Chaptar Five EARLY SCOTTISH POETRY55
Chapter Six THE TUDOR RENAISSANCE68
Chapter Seven SPENSER, SIDNEY, AND THEIR CIRCLE74
Chapter Eight ELIZABETHAN POETRY87
Chapter Nine THE JACOBEANS99
Chapter Ten SHAKESPEARE'S PREDECESSORS110
Chapter Eleven SHAKESPEARE118
Chapter Twelve SHAKESPEARE'S CONTEMPORARIES AND SUCCESSORS IN DRAMA141
Chapter Thirteen THE CAROLINES158
Chapter Fourteen MILTON172
Chapter Fifteen COWLEY TO DRYDEN187
Chapter Sixteen THE AGE OF POPE AND OTHER AUGUSTANS208
Chapter Seventeen THOMSON TO COWPER231
Chapter Eighteen COWPER252
Chapter Nineteen CRABBE268
Chapter Twenty THE REVIVAL OF SCOTTISH POETRY287
Chapter Twenty-one BURNS293

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