By George Saintsbury
This Elibron Classics ebook is a facsimile reprint of a 1910 variation by means of Macmillan and Co., constrained, London.
Read or Download A History of Elizabethan Literature PDF
Similar english literature books
Written by way of the various world's so much exceptional Henry James students, this leading edge choice of essays offers the main up to date scholarship on JamesвЂ™s writings on hand at the present time. presents a vital, up to date connection with the paintings and scholarship of Henry James gains the writing of a variety of James students areas JamesвЂ™s writings inside nationwide contextsвЂ”American, English, French, and Italian bargains either an summary of latest James scholarship and a innovative source for learning very important person subject matters
Via Poetic Authority offers a accomplished survey of medieval and early sleek Scottish Gaelic poetry, analyzing the actual type of poetic diction within the extant corpus. via a hard and fast set of literary conventions, the courtroom poets of the interval gave sanction to their buyers' management, an important job which served to maintain the unity of society.
This available, proficient, and interesting booklet bargains clean, new avenues into Keats’s poems and letters, together with a helpful creation to “the accountable poet. ” targeting Keats’s experience of accountability to fact, poetry, and the reader, G. Douglas Atkins, a famous T. S. Eliot critic, writes as an ama-teur.
- Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study
- Vernacular Translation in Dante’s Italy: Illiterate Literature
- Benjamin's Arcades: An unGuided Tour
- 'Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day': Philip Larkin and the Plain Style (Studies in Major Literary Authors)
Extra resources for A History of Elizabethan Literature
The chief is the author of the anonymousArt of EnglishPoesie,publishedthe year after the Armada, and just before the appearanceof The Faerie Queene. This Art haschiefly to be comparedwith the Discourseof English /}>,-/;"/,;publishedthree years earlier by William Webbe. Webbe, of whom nothing is known save that he was a private tutor at one or two gentlemen's houses in Essex, exhibits that dislike and disdain of rhyme which was an offshootof the passion for humanist studies, which was importantly representedall through the sixteenth and early seventeenth century in England, and which had Milton for its last and greatestexponent.
I have written this English matter in the English tongue for Englishmen"-a memor- able sentencenonethe worsefor its jingle and repetition,which are well in place. "3 The Toxofkilus and the Schoolmasterare both in their different ways very pleasantreading; and the English is far more correct than that of much greater men than Ascham in the next century. It is, however, merely as style, less interesting, because it is clear that the author is doing little more than translate in his head, instead of on the paper, good current Latin (such as it would have been " more easier" for him to write) into current English.
But the coxcombryof Harvey and the felicitous impertinence of Nash have sometimes diverted attention from the actual state of the case. William Webbe (a very sober-minded person with taste enough to admire the "new poet," as he calls Spenser)makes elaborateattemptsnot merelyat hexameters,which, though only a curiosity, are a possiblecuriosity in English, but at Sapphicswhich could never (except as burlesque)be tolerable. Sidney, Spenser, and othersgaveseriousheedto the schemeof substitutingclassical metres without rhyme for indigenous metreswith rhyme.
A History of Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury