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British literature, 1640-1789 : an anthology

Robert DeMaria (Editor)
Bridging the period from the English Civil War to the French Revolution, and covering a wide variety of genres, this anthology aims to represent the era in a way that would have been recognisable to the people who lived at the time
Print Book, English, 2001
Blackwell, Malden, Mass., 2001
xxix, 946 pages ; 26 cm.
9780631217688, 9780631217695, 0631217681, 063121769X
List Of AuthorsIntroduction Editorial PrinciplesAcknowledgments1. Ballads And Newsbooks From The Civil War (1640-1649):The World Is Turned Upside Down (1646)The King's Last Farewell To The World, Or The Dead King's Living Meditations, At The Approach Of Death Denounced Against Him (1649)The Royal Health To The Rising Sun (1649) From A Perfect Diurnal Of Some Passages In Parliament (1949)Number 288 29 January - 5 February 1649 From Mercurius Pragmaticus (1649)Number 43 30 January - 6 February 16492. Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679):From Leviathan (1651) Chapter XIII Of The Natural Condition Of Mankind, As Concerning Their Felicity And Misery3. Robert Filmer (D. 1653):From Patriarcha, Or The Natural Power Of Kings Asserted (1680)V Kings Are Either Fathers Of Their People, Or Heirs Of Such Fathers, Or The Usurpes Of The Rights Of Such FathersVI Of The Escheating Of KingdomsVII Of The Agreement Of Paternal And Regal Power4. Robert Herrick (1591-1674):From Hersperides (1648)The Argument Of His BookTo DaffodilsThe Night-Piece, To JuliaThe Hock-Cart, Or Harvest HomeUpon Julia's ClothsWhen He Would Have His Verses ReadDelight In DisorderTo The Virgins, To Make Much Of TimeHis Return To LondonThe Bad Season Makes The Poet SadThe Pillar Of Fame5. Charles I (1600-1649) And John Gauden (1605-1662):From Eikon Basilike (1649)Upon The Calling In Of The Scots, And Their Coming6. John Milton (1608-1674):From The Dontrine And Discipline Of Divorce; Restored To The Good Of Both Sexes, From The Bondage Of Canon Law, And Other Mistakes, To Christian Freedom, Guided By The Rule Of Charity. Wherein Also Many Places Of Scripture, Have Recovered Their Long-Lost Meaning. Seasonable To Be Now Thought On In The Reformation Intended. (1643)Book I The PrefaceFrom Chapter IFrom Chapter VIFrom Areopagitica; A Speech Of Mr John Milton For The Liberty Of Unlicensed Printing, To The Parliament Of England (1644)From Eikonoklastes (1649) Chapter 13 Upon The Calling In Of The Scots And Their Coming From Poems (1673)Sonnet 18 (1655) On The Late Massacre In PiemontSonnet 19 (1652?) 'When I Consider How My Light Is Spent'Sonnet 16 (To The Lord General Cromwell, 1652)From Parradise Lost (1667)The VerseBook IBook IIBook IVBook IX7. Margaret Fell Fox (1614-1702):From Women's Speaking Justified, Proved And Allowed By The Scriptures (1666)8. Richard Lovelace (1618-1658):From Lucasta (1649)Song To Lucasta, Going To The WarsSong To Amarantha, That She Would Dishevel Her HairTo Althea, From Prison Song9. Abraham Cowley (1618-1667):From Poems (1656)ODE Of WitTo Mr Hobbes10. Lucy Apsley Hutchinson (1620-1681):From Memoirs Of The Life Of Colonel Hutchinson (1664)11. Andrew Marvell (1621-1678):From Miscellaneous Poems (1681)Bermudas (1653?)The Mower To The Glo-Worms (1651-2?)An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwells' Return From Ireland (1650)The Garden (1651-2)On A Drop Of Dew (1651-2?)To His Coy Mistress (C. 1645)12. Henry Vaughan (1622-1695):From Silex Scintillans (1655)'They Are All Gone Into The World Of Light!'The Night13. Margaret Cavendish, Duchess Of Newcastle (1623-1673):From Poems And Fancies (1653)Poets Have Most Pleasure In This LifeFrom The Description Of A New World, Called The Blazing World (1666)14. Dorothy Osborne Temple (1627-1695):From Letters To William TempleLetter 3 8 January 1653Letter 28 2 July 1653Letter 58 11 February 165415. John Bunyan (1628-1688):From Grace Abounding To The Chief Of Sinners (1666)16. Katherine Philips (1631-1664):From Poems By The Most Deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips, The Matches Orinda (1667). FriendshipFriendship's Mystery, To My Dearest LucasiaEpitaph On Her Son H. P. At St. Syth's Church Where Her Body Also Lies InterredThe VirginUpon The Graving Of Her Name Upon A Tree In Barnelmes WalksTo The Truly Competent Judge Of Honour, Lucasia, Upon A Scandalous Libel Made By J. J. To Mrs. Wogan, My Honoured Friend, On The Death Of Her Husband Orinda To LucasiaParting With Lucasia, A SongTo Antenor, On A Paper Of Mine Which J. J. Threatens To Publish To Prejudice Him17. John Dryden (1631-1700):To My Honoured Friend, Dr Charleton, On His Learned And Useful Works; And More Particularly This Of Stone-Henge, By Him Restored To The True Founders (1663)Mac Flecknoe (1676?)Absalom And Achitophel: A Poem (1681)To The Memory Of Mr. Oldham (1684)To The Pious Memory Of The Accomplished Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686) An ODEA Song For St. Cecilia's Day (1687)From Fables Ancient And Modern (1700)Pygmalion And The Statue18. John Locke (1632-1704):From An Essay Concerning The True Original Extent And End Of Civil Government (1690)From Chapter 1From Chapter 2 Of The State Of NatureFrom Chapter 4 Of SlaveryFrom Chapter 5 Of Property19. Samuel Pepys (1633-1703):From Diary July 1665August 166520. Aphra Behn (1640-1689):From Poems Upon Several Occasions (1684)The Golden Age; A Paraphrase On A Translation Out Of FrenchA Farewell To Celladon, On His Going Into IrelandO A Copy Of Verses Made In A Dream, And Sent To Me In A Morning Before I Was AwakeTo My Lady Morland At TunbridgeThe DisappointmentOn A Locket Of Hair Wove In A True-Love's Knot, Given Me By Sir R. O. An Ode Of LoveA Letter To A Brother Of The Pen In TribulationFrom Lycidus: Or The Lover In Fashion (1688)To The Fair Clarinda, Who Made Love To Me, Imagined More Than WomanFrom Miscellany, Being A Collection Of Poems By Several Hands (1685)Epitaph On The Tombstone Of A Child, The Last Of Seven That Died BeforeOvid To Julia. A LetterOroonoko: Or The Royal Slave. A True History (1688)21. John Wilmot, Second Earl Of Rochester (1647-1680):From Poems On Several Occasions (1680?)The Imperfect EnjoymentA Satyr Against Reason And MankindThe Disabled DebaucheeLampoon (On The Women About Town)Signior DildoA Satyr On Charles IIA Letter From Artemiza In The Town To Chloe In The Country22. Archbishop William King (1650-1729):From Taxation Of Ireland, A. D. 1716. Some Observations On The Taxes Paid By Ireland To Support The Government23. Jane Barker (1652-1732):From Poetical Recreations: Consisting Of Original Poems, Songs, Odes, Ec. With Several New Translations (1688)To My Young Lover On His VowAbsence For A TimeParting With---------------------24. Anne Wharton (1659-1685):From A Collection Of Poems By Several Hands (1693)A SongMy FateWit's Abuse25. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731):From An Essay Upon Projects (1698)An Academy For WomenFrom The True-Born Englishman: A Satire (1700) Part IFrom Part IIThe Shortest-Way With The Dissenters: Or Proposals For The Establishment Of The Church (1702)A True Relation Of The Apparition Of One Mrs. Veal, The Next Day After Her Death: To One Mrs. Bargrace At Canterbury. The 8th Of September, 1705 (1706)From The London Gazette Monday 11 January To Thursday 14 January 170226. Anne Kingsmill Finch, Countess Of Winchilsea (1661-1720):From Miscellany Poems (1713)The Introduction Life's ProgressAdam PosedThe Petition For An Absolute RetreatTo The NightingaleA Poem For The Birth-Day Of The Right Honourable The Lady Catharine TuftonThe Atheist And The AcornThe Unequal FettersThe Answer (To Pope's Impromptu)The Spleen: A Pindaric Poem (1701; Revised 1713)27. Delariviere Manley (1663-1721):From Secret Memoirs And Manners Of Several Persons Of Quality Of Both Sexes. From The New Atalantis, An Island In The Mediterranean (1709)28. Matthew Prior (1664-1721):From Poems On Several Occasions (1718)To The Honourable Charles Montagu, Esq. The Lady's Looking-GlassThe ChameleonFor My Own Tomb-Stone(Jinny The Just)29. Mary Astell (1666-1731):From A Serious Proposal To The Ladies, For The Advancement Of Their True And Greatest Interest. By A Lover Of Her Sex (1694)30. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745):A Tale Of A Tub Written For The Universal Improvement Of Mankind (1704)A Modest Proposal For Preventing The Children Of Poor People From Being A Burden To Their Parents Or The Country, And For Making Them Beneficial To The Public (1729)A Description Of The Morning (1709)The Lady's Dressing Room (1732)A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed. Written For The Honour Of The Fair Sex (1734)A Description Of A City Shower (1710)Stella's Birth-Day (13 March 1719)31. Sarah Fyge Egerton (1668-1723):From Poems On Several Occasions (1703)The Power Of LoveThe Emulation32. William Congreve (1670-1729):The Way Of The World (1700)33. Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733):From A Modest Defence Of Public Stews: Or, An Essay Upon Whoring, As It Is Now Practices In These Kingdoms... Written By A Layman (1724)34. Joseph Addison (1672-1719) And Richard Steele (1672-1729):From The Spectator Number II Tuesday, March 12, 1711 (Inkle And Yarico)Number 267 Saturday, January 5, 1712 (The Plot Of Paradise Lost)Number 279 Saturday, January 19, 1712 (The Sentiments And Language Of Paradise Lost )35. Isaac Watts (1674-1748):From Divine Songs Attempted In Easy Language For The Use Of Children (1715)Against Quarrelling And FightingThe Sluggard36. Mary Molesworth Monck (1677?-1715):From Marinda, Poems And Translations Upon Several Occasions (1716)On A Romantic LadyFrom Poems By Eminent Ladies (1755)Verses Written On Her Death-Bed At Bath To Her Husband In London37. John Gay (1685-1732):From Poems On Several Occasions (1720)From Trivia: Or, The Art Of Walking The Streets Of LondonBook III. Of Walking The Streets By NightThe Toilette; A Town Eclogue, LydiaFrom Fables (1727)The Turkey And The AntThe Man And The Flea38. Allan Ramsay (1686-1758):From The Poems Of Allan Ramsay