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WILLIAM CAXTON,

54 CHRISTOPHER MARLOW-JOSHUA SYLVESTER-RICHARD

Legend of St Francis,

55

BARNFIELD,

84

The Deposition of King Vortigern,

55 The Passionate Shepherd to his Love,

84

Jack Cade's Insurrection,

56 The Nymph's Reply to the Passionate Shepherd-Raleigh, 84

Scene in the Council-Room of the Protector Gloucester, 58 The Soul's Errand,

85

SIR THOMAS MORE,

58 Address to the Nightingale,

85

Letter to Lady More,

60 | EDMUND SPENSER,

85

Character of Richard III.,

60 Una and the Redcross Knight,

89

The Utopian Idea of Pleasure,

CO Adventure of Una with the Lion,

89

John FISCHER,

62 The Bower of Bliss,

90

Character and Habits of the Countess of Richmond, 62 The Squire and the Dove,

91

Sir Thomas ELYOT,

64 Wedding of the Medway and the Thames,

92

Different kinds of Exercise,

64 The House of Sleep,

93

Hvor LATIMER,

64 Description of Belphæbe,

93

A Yeoman of Henry VII's time,

65 Fable of the Oak and the Briar,

94

Hasty Judgment,

65 From the Epithalamion,

95

Cause and Effect,

65 ROBERT SOUTHWELL,

96

The Shepherds of Bethlehem,

66 The Image of Death,

96

John Fox,

67 Times go by Turns,

96

The Invention of Printing,

67 Love's Servile Lot,

96

The Death of Queen Anne Boleyn,

Scorn not the Least,

97

A notable History of William Hunter, a young man of SAMUEL DANIEL,

97

19 years of age, pursued to death by Justice Brown for From the Epistle to the Countess of Cumberland, 97

the Gospel's sake, worthy of all young men and parents Richard II, the Morning before his Murder in Pomfret

to be read,

Castle,

98

JOHN LELAND,

69 Early Love,

18

GEORGE CAVENDISA,

70 Selections from Daniel's Sonnets,

98

King Ilenry's Visits to Wolsey's House,

70 MICHAEL DRAYTON,

98

LORD BERNERS,

71 Morning in Warwickshire-Description of a Stag-Hunt, 99

Battle of Cressy,

71 Part of the Twenty-Eighth Song of the Polyolbion, 100

JOHN BELLENDEN,

71

David and Goliah,

102

Part of the Story of Macbeth,

71 Edward FAIRPAX,

103

The New Maneris and the Auld, of Scottis,

72

Description of Armida and her Enchanted Girdle, 103

Extract from the Complaynt of Scotland,

72 Rinaldo at Mount Olivet and the Enchanted Wood, 103

Bishop BALE,

73 Sir John HARRINGTON,

104

Death of Lord Cobham,

73 of Treason,

104

WiĻLIAM TYNDALE,

73

Of Fortune,

1014

Miles COVERDALE,

74 Against Writers that carp at other Men's Books,

104

Passage from Tyndale's Version of the Bible,

74 Of a Precise Tailor,

104

Passage from Coverdale's Version,

74 Sir IT ENRY WOTTON,

104

SIR JOHN CHEKE,

74 To his Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia,

104

Remonstrance with Levellers,

75 A Farewell to the Vanities of the World,

105

THOMAS WILSON,

75 The Character of a llappy Life,

105

Simplicity of Style Recommended,

75 SHAKSPEARE,

105

Moral Aim of Poetry,

75 The Horse of Adonis,

106

ROGER ASCHAM,

76 Venus's Prophecy after the Death of Adonis,

106

Study should be relieved by Amusement,

76 Selections from Shakspeare's Sonnets,

106

The Blowing of the Wind,

77 Selections from Shakspeare's Songs,

107

Occupations should be chosen suitable to the Natural Sir John Davies,

108

Faculties,

The Dancing of the Air,

108

Detached Observations from the Schoolmaster,

78 Reasons for the Soul's Immortality,

109

Qualifications of a Historian,

79 The Dignity of Man,

103

John DONNE,

109

Address to Bishop Valentine, on the Day of the Marriage

Third Period.

of the Elector Palatine to the Princess Elizabeth, 110

Valediction-Forbidding Mourning,

110

The Will,

111

THE REIGNS OF ELIZABETH, JAMES I., AND

A Character from Donne's Satires,

111

CHARLES I.

(1558 To 1619.)

Josepu ILALL,

112

Selections from Hall's Satires,

112

POETS.

BEN Jonson,

112

THOMAS SACKVILLE,

To Celia,

113

Allegorical Characters frum the Mirrour for Magistrates, 80 The Sweet Neglect,

113

Henry Duke of Buckingham in the Infernal Regions, 82 Ilymn to Diana,

113

JOHN HARRINGTON,

82

To Night,

113

Sonnet made on Isabella Markham,

82 Song-(Oh do not wanton with those eyes),

113

SIR PHILIP SIDNEY,

82

To Celia,

113

Sonnets of Sir Philip Sidney,

82 Her Triumph,

113

SIR WALTER RALEIGH-TIMOTHY KENDAL-NICHOLAS Good Life, Long Life,

114

BRETON- HENRY CONSTABLE,

83 Epitaph on the Countess of Pembroke,

114

The Country's Recreations-Raleigh,

83 Epitaph on Elizabeth, L. H.,

114

Farewell to Town-Breton,

83

On my First Daughter,

114

Sonnet-Constable,

84 To Penshurst,

114

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To the Memory of my Beloved Master, William Shak-

The Votaress of Diana,

115 WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT,

speare, and what he hath left us,

115

On the Portrait of Shakspeare,

To a Lady Veiled,

RICHARD CORBET,

116 A Valediction,

116

To Vincent Corbet, his Son,

To Chloe,

116

Journey to France,

The Dream,

117

Farewell to the Fairies,

Love inconcealable,

117

Sir Joux BEAUMONT--DR HENRY KING,

To Cupid,

On my dear Son, Gervase Beaumont,

118 ROBERT HERRICK,

118

Song-(Dry those fair, those crystal eyes),

To Blogsoms,

118

Sic Vita,

To Daffodils,

The Dirge,

The Kiss-a Dialogue,

FRANCIS BEAUMONT,

118 To the Virgins, to make much of their Time,

Letter to Ben Jonson,

119 Twelfth Night, or King and Queen,

119

On the Tombs in Westminster,

The Country Life,

119

An Epitaph,

Julia,

120

THOMAS CAREW,

Upon Julia's Recovery,

120

Song-(Ask me no more where Jove bestows),

The Bag of the Bee,

120

The Compliment,

Upon a Child that Died,

120

Song-Would you know what's soft ?

Epitaph upon a Child,

121

A Pastoral Dialogue,

A Thanksgiving for his House,

121

Song-Give me more love, or more disdain),

To Primroses, filled with Morning Dew,

121

Persuasions to Love,

Delight in Disorder,

121

Disdain Returned,

To find God,

121

Approach of Spring,

Cherry Ripe,

122

PHINEAS AND Giles FLETCHER,

To Corinna, to go a Maying,

122 RICHARD LOVELACE,

Happiness of the Shepherd's Life,

Decay of Human Greatness,

Song-(Why should you swear I am forgworn

123

Description of Parthenia, or Chastity,

The Rose,

123

The Rainbow,

Song-(Amarantha, sweet and fair),

124

The Sorceress of Vain Delight,

To Lucasta, on going to the Wars,

125

GEORGE WITHER,

To Althea, from Prison,

The Companionship of the Muse,

125 THOMAS RANDOLPH,

126

Sonnet upon a Stolen Kiss,

To my Picture,

126

The Steadfast Shepherd,

To a Lady admiring herself in a Looking-Glass,

127

Madrigal – Amaryllis I did woo),

SIR WILLIAM DAVENANT,

127

Christmas,

To the Queen, .

128

WILLIAM BROWNE,

Song--The lark now leaves his watery nest),

128

A Descriptive Sketch,

Description of the Virgin Birtha,

Evening,

128 JOHN CLEVELAND,

129

Night,

On Phillis, Walking before Sunrise,

129

Pastoral Employments,

JAMES SHIRLEY,

129

The Syren's Song,

Death's Final Conquest,

129

Francis QUARLES,

Upon his Mistress Sad,

129

Stanzas,

Echo and Narcissus,

129

The Shortness of Life,

RICHARD CRASHAW,

130

Mors Tua,

Music's Duel,

130

The Vanity of the World,

Temperance, or the Cheap Physician,

130

Delight in God only,

Hymn to the Name of Jesus,

Decay of Life,

130 Sir RICHARD FANSHAWE,

131

To Chastity,

A Rose,

131

GEORGE HERBERT,

A Rich Fool,

132

Virtue,

Song-The Saint's Encouragement,

132

Religion,

Song-The Royalist,

Stanzas,

132 LADY ELIZABETH CAREW,

132

Matin Hymn,

Revenge of Injuries,

132

Sunday,

SCOTTISH POBTS.

133

Mortification,

WILLIAX HABINGTON,

133 | ALEXANDER Scot,

133 Rondel of Love,

Epistle to a friend,

134 To his Heart,

Description of Castara,

Sre JOHN SUCKLINO,

134 SI RICHARD MAITLAND,

135

Song – 'Tis now, since I sat down before),

Satire on the Town Ladies,

135 ALEXANDER MONTGOMERY,

A Ballad upon a Wedding,

136 ALEXANDER HUM, .

Constancy, .

Bong-(I prithee send me back my heart),

136 KING JAMES VI.,

136 Ane Schort Poeme of Tyme,

Song-Why so pale and wan, fond lover ?)

The Careless Lover,

136 EARL OF ANCRUM-EARL OF STIRLING,

136 Sonnet in Praise of a Solitary Life,

Bons-Hast thou seen the down in the air ?)

136 WILLIAM DRUMMOND,

Detraction Execrated,

137

Jonx CHALKHILL,

The River of Forth Feasting,

137

The Witch's Cave,

Epitaph on Prince Henry,

138 To his Lute,

The Priestess of Diana,

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The Praise of a Solitary Life,

Generosity of Cæsar,

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To a Nightingale,

160 Grief of Aspatia for the Marriage of Amintor and

Sonnets,

160 Evadne,

205

SIR ROBERT A YTON,

161 Palamon and Arcite, Captives in Greece,

206

On Woman's Inconstancy,

Disinterestedness of Biancha,

2017

161

I do confess thou'rt Smooth and Fair,

2018

Pastoral Love,

GEORGE BUCHANAN-DR ARTHUR JOHNSTON,

161 Melancholy,

209

The 137th Psalm,

162

209

Song-Look out, bright eyes, and bless the air),

The First of May,

The Power of Love,

209

On Neæra,

To Sleep,

210
Song to Pan, at the conclusion of the Faithful Shep-

DRAMATISTS.

herdess,

210

JOHN HEYWOOD,

163 GEORGE CHAPMAN,

210

NICOLAS UDALL,

164 THOMAS DEKKER,

211

JOHN STILL,

164 JOHN WEBSTER,

211

THOMAS SACKVILLE,

164 Scene from the Duchess of Malfy,

212

RICHARD EDWARDS,

164

Death of the Duchess,

212

GEORGE WHETSTONE,

164 THOMAS MIDDLETON,

213

JOHN LYLY,

Happiness of Married Life,

214

Cupid and Campaspe,

166 Song–Come away, come away),

214

Song-(What bird so sings, yet so does wall?)

166 JOHN MARSTON,

215

GEORGE PRELE,

166

ROBERT TAYLOR — WILLIAM ROWLEY CYRIL TOUR-

Prologue to King David and Fair Bethsabe,

167

NEUR,

215

THOMAS KYD,

Scene from the Witch of Edmonton,

215

THOMAy Nash,

168

A Drowned Soldier,

216

ROBERT GREENE,

168 GROROK COOKB-THOMAS NABBES-NATHANIEL FIELD-

Content-A Sonnet,

109

JOHN DAY-HENRY GLAPTHORNE-THOMAS RAN-

Sephestia's Song to her Child,

169

DOLPH-RICHARD BROME,

216

The Shepherd and his Wife,

169

PHILIP MASSINGER,

216

THOMAS LODGE,

170

A Midnight Scene,

217

Beauty,

171

Pride of Sir Giles Overreach in his Daughter,

217

Rosalind's Madrigal,

171

Compassion for Misfortune,

218

Love,

171

Unequal Love,

218

CHRISTOPHER MARLOW,

171 John FORD,

219

Scenes from Marlow's Faustus,

A Dying Bequest,

220

Passages from the Jew of Malta,

173

Contention of a Bird and a Musician,

220

Scene From Marlow's Edward II.,

174 | Thomas IleYWOOD,

221

ANTHONY MUNDAY-HENRY CHETTLE,

174 Song—(Pack clouds away, and welcome day),

221

Scene from Arden of Feversham,

175

Shepherd's Song,

222

WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE,

176

Shipwreck by Drink,

222

Murder of King Duncan,

181 JAMES SHIRLEY,

222

Love Sceno by Night in a Garden,

182

The Prodigal Lady,

223

Description of a Moonlight Night, with Fine Music, 184

Scene from the Ball,

224

Ghost Scene in Hamlet,

184

MISCELLANEOUS PIECES OF THE TRIRD PERIOD,

225

Mark Antony over Cæsar's Body,

185

Convivial Song, by Bishop Still,

225

Othello's Relation of his Courtship to the Senate,

186

My Mind to me a Kingdom is,

Queen Mab,

186

Song-(What pleasure have great princes),

225

End of all Earthly Glories,

186

Meditation when we go to Bed,

223

Life and Death Weighed,

187

Meditation,

Fear of Death,

187

Tale of Argentile and Curan,

226

Description of Ophelia's Drowning,

187

Sonnet,

228

Perseverance,

187 The Woodman's Walk,

228

The Deceit of Ornament or Appearances,

187

There is a Garden in her face,

228

Mercy,

188

Robin Goodfellow,

229

Solitudo preferred to a Court Life, and the Advantages The Old and Young Courtier,

229

of Adversity,

188

Time's Alteration,

230

The World compared to a Stage,

188

Loyalty Confined,

231

Description of Night in a Camp,

188

The Blessings of a Shepherd's Life,

188

PROSE WRITERS.

The Vicissitudes of Life,

189 SIR Pæilip SIDNEY,

232

Falstaff's Cowardice and Boasting,

189

A Tempest,

233

Falstaff arrested by his Hostess Dame Quickly, • 190 Description of Arcadia,

233

Ben Jonson,

191

A Stag Hunt,

The Fall of Catiline,

193 Praise of Poetry,

Accusation and Death of Silius in the Senate-House, 194 LORD BURLEIGH,

234

Love,

195

Choice of a Wife,

234

A Simpleton and a Braggadocio,

196 Domestic Economy,

234

Bobadil's Plan for Saving the Expense of an Army, 197 Education of Children,

235

Advice to a Reckless Youth, .

197 Suretyship and Borrowing,

235

The Alchemist,

197 RICHARD HOOKER,

235

The Court MASQUES OP THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, 196 Scripture and the Law of Nature,

236

The Golden Age Restored,

201 Zeal and Fear in Religion,

237

FRANCIS BEAUMONT-JOHN FLETCHER,

203

Defence of Reason, .

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Church Music,

239 Upon the Sight of two Snails,

275

Lord Bacon,

238 Upon Hearing of Music by Night,

275

Universities,

241 Upon the Sight of an Owl in the Twilight,

275

Libraries,

241

Upon the sight of a Great Library,

276

Government,

241 Christ Crucified Afresh by Sinners,

276

Prosperity and Adversity,

241 The Hypocrite,

277

Friendship,

241 The Busy-Body,

277

Uses of Knowledge,

943 SIR THOMAS OVERBURY,

277

Books and Ships Compared,

243 The Tinker,

278

Studies,

243 The Fair and Happy Milkmaid,

278

Sir WALTER RALBIGH,

243 A Franklin,

278

That the Flood hath not utterly defaced the marks of JOHN EARLE,

Paradise, nor caused hills in the Earth,

246 The Clown,

The Battle of Thermopylæ,

247 Owen FELTHAM,

279

The Strength of Kings,

247 Moderation in Grief,

279

Three Rules to be observed for the Preservation of a Limitation of Human Knowledge,

279

Man's Estate,

248 Against Readiness to Take Offence,

279

RICHARD GRAFTON,

249 Of being Over-valued,

280

JOHN STOW, .

249 Against Detraction,

280

Sports upon the Ice in Elizabeth's Reign,

250

of Neglect,

280

RAPHAEL HOLINSAED WILLIAM HARRISON -JOHN No Man can be good to Au,

280

HOOKER-FRANCIS BOTEVILLE,

Meditation,

280

The Languages of Britain,

250 PETER HEYLIN,

281

RICHARD HAKLUYT,

251 The French,

281

SANUEL PURCHAS,

252

French Love of Dancing,

281

The Sea,

252

Holland and its Inhabitants,

282

JOHN DAVIS,

252 JOHN SELDEN,

282

Davis's Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage, 253 Evil Speaking,

283

GEORGE SANDYS,

254

Humility,

283

Modern State of Ancient Countries,

264 King,

284

William LITHGOW,

254

Heresy,

284

JAMES Howell, .

235 Learning and Wisdom,

To Dr Francis Mansell,

255 Oracles,

284

To Sir William St John, Knight,

256 Dreams and Prophecies,

234

To Captain Thomas B.,

257 Sermons,

284

To the Right Ilon. the Lord Cliffe,

258 Libels,

284

Tales of Travellers,

260 Devils in the Head,

284

SIR THOMAS HERBERT,

261 Free Inquiry,

284

Description of St Helena,

261 James USHER,

284

WILLIAM CAMDEN,

261 WILLIAM CHILLINGWORTH,

285

Sir Henry SEELMAN-SIR ROBERT COTTON-John SPEED

Against the Employment of Force in Religion,

286

--SAMUEL DANIEL,

263 Reason must be appealed to in Religious Discussions,

286

Uncertainty of the Early History of Nations,

283

Against Duelling,

286

TROMAS MAY-SIR JOHN HAYWARD-RICHARD KNOLLES, 264 John HALES,

287

The Taking of Constantinople by the Turks,

264 Private Judgment in Religion,

288

ARTHUR WILSON-SIR RICHARD BAKER,

265 Children Ready to Believe,

288

Sir HENRY WOTTON,

265 Reverence for Ancient Opinions,

208

What Education Embraces,

265

Prevalence of an Opinion no Argument for its Truth, 289

Every Nature is not a Fit Stock to Graft a Scholar on, 265 JOHN GAUDEN,

289

Commendation before Trial Injudicious,

266 The Various Events of the Civil War,

200

Thomas HOBBES,

266 JEREMY TAYLOR,

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God,

267 The Age of Reason and Discretion,

292

Pity and Indignation,

267 The Pomp of Death,

293

Emulation and Envy,

208 Marriage,

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Laughter,

268

The Progress of Sin,

2.93

Love of Knowledge,

268 The Resurrection of Sinners, .

294

The Necessity of the Will,

268 Sinful Pleasure,

294

LORD HERBERT,

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Useful Studies,

294

Sir Thomas More's Resignation of the Great Seal, 270 Comforting the Afflicted,

294

TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE,

270 Real and Apparent ilappiness,

295

KING JAMES I.,

271 Adversity, ,

295

Sorcery and Witchcraft,

271 Miseries of Man's Life,

295

How Witches Travel,

271 On Prayer,

295

ROBERT BURTON,

272 On Death,

296

The Author's Abstract of Melancholy,

272 The Day of Judgment,

297

Melancholy and Contemplation,

272 Religious Toleration,

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THOMAS DEKKER,

274 SIR THOMAS BROWNE,

298

Against Fine Clothes,

274 Oblivion,

300

How a Gallant should behave himself in Paul's Walks, 274 Light the Shadow of God,

301

JOSEPH HALL,

275 Toleration,

301

Upon the Sight of a Tree Full-blossomed,

275

Death,

301

Upon Occasion of a Red-breast coming into his Chamber, 275 Study of God's Works,

302

Upon the kindling of a Charcoal Fire,

275 Ghosts,

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Sonnet on his own Blindness,

333

In Anticipation of the Attack of the Royalists upon the

City,

333

On the Massacre of the Protestants in Piedmont,

333

Sce from Comus,

333

Praise of Chastity,

334

The Spirit's Epilogue in Comus,

334

L'Allegro,

335

Il Penseroso,

336

From Lycidas,

337

Satan's Address to the Sun,

338

Assembling of the Fallen Angels,

333

The Garden of Eden,

339

Eve's Account of her Creation,

339

Morning in Paradise,

340

Evening in Paradise,

340

Expulsion from Paradise,

341

Satan's Survey of Greece,

342

ANDREW MARVELL,

342

The Emigrants in Bermudas, .

343

The Nymph Complaining for the Death of her Fawn, 344

Thoughts in a Garden,

344

A Whimsical Satire on Holland,

345

Samuel Butler,

345

Accomplishments of Iludibras,

347

Religion of Hudibras,

348

Personal Appearance of ludibras,

348

The Elephant in the Moon,

349

Miscellaneous Thoughts,

352

To his Mistress,

353

CHARLES COTTON,

353

The New Year,

353

Invitation to Izaak Walton,

353

A Welsh Guide,

354

The Retirement,

354

EARL OF RoscoMMON,

355

The Modest Muse,

355

Caution against False Pride,

335

An Author must Feel what he Writes,

355

On the Day of Judgment,

356

EARL or ROCHESTER,

356

Song--While on those lovely looks I gaze),

356

Constancy-A Song,

357

Song--Too late, alas ! I must confess),

357

Song--(My dear mistress has a heart),

357

Sir CHARLES SEDLEY,

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Song—Ah, Chloris! could I now but sit),

358

Song-(Love still has something of the sea),

358

Song--(Phillis, men say that all my vows),

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DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE,

358

KATHERINE PHilirs,

359

Against Pleasure-An Ode,

359

A Country Life,

359

JOHN DRYDEN,

359

Character of Shaftesbury,

362

Character of Villiers, Duke of Buckingham,

36

Shaftesbury's Address to Monmouth,

Mac-Flecknoe,

363

The Hind and Panther,

364

The Swallow,

365

Ode to the Memory of Mrs Anne Killigrew,

On Milton,

365

To my Honoured Kinsman, John Dryden, Esq. of Ches-

terton, in the County of Huntingdon,

365

Alexander's Feast,

366

Theodore and Ilonoria,

367

The Cock and the Fox,

370

Inconveniences of Life in Rome,

373

Enjoyment of the Present Hour Recommended,

375

JOHN Philirs,

375

The Splendid Shilling,

373

John POMFRET,

376

Extract from The Choice,

377

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ABRAHAM COWLEY,

On the Death of Mr Crashaw,

Heaven and Hell,

To Pyrrha,

Anacreontics,

The Resurrection,

The Shortness of Life and Uncertainty of Riches,

The Wish,

The Chronicle,
Lord Bacon,
Ode on the Death of Mr William Harvey,
Epitaph on the Living Author,

Claudian's Old Man of Verona,
II ENRY VAUGHAN,

Early Rising and Prayer,
The Rainbow,
The Story of Endymion,

Timber,

THOMAS STANLEY,

The Tomb,

The Exequies,

The Loss,

Note on Anacreon,

Note to Moschus,
Sir John DENHAM,

The Thames and Windsor Forest,
The Reformation-Monks and Puritans,
On Mr Abraham Cowley,

Song to Morpheus,
WILLIAM CHAMBERLAYNE,

Unhappy Love,
EDMUND WALLER,

On Love,
On a Girdle,
On the Marriage of the Dwarfs,
A Panegyric to the Lord Protector,
English Genius,
The British Navy,
At Penshurst,
The Bud,
Song-(Say, Lovely Dream),
Bong-(Go, Lovely Rose),

Old Age and Death,
JOHN MILTON,

Hymn on the Nativity,
On May Morning,

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