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PREFACE.

obtained by occasional deviations from it; and moreover, the greater poets seemed better placed when dividing the minor

ones.

The spelling of DUNBAR's poetry has been slightly modernized

(as SPENSER's has been of late), in order to make his really

beautiful poem intelligible.

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The Creation of Light

FROM THORKELIN'S “BEOWULF."
The Grendel

TENTH CENTURY.
Cuckoo Song
Modernized by WARTON

.ALCUIN. A.D. 725-804.
A Farewell to his Cell

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1157—1199. Song by Richard Cæur de Lion

CHAUCER. 1328—1400.
Daisie of Light
Chaucer's Love for the Daisy .
A Picture of Fair Women
JOHN BARBOUR.

1316—1395. A! Fredome is a nobill thing!

JAMES I. OF SCOTLAND. 1394-1437.
In Captivity

WILLIAM DUNBAR. 1475-1530.
To a Lady
Right as the sterre of day began to shine

SIR THOMAS WYAT. 1503-1554.
Sir Thomas Wyat to Anne Boleyn

ANNE BOLEYN. 1536. Deth, rock me asleep

TIME OF HENRY VIII. A Hunting Song

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