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TABLE of CONTENTS Introduction Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Speech on the eve of facing the Spanish Armada William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Sonnets: XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day? XXIX: When, in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes XXX: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought LXV: Since Brass, nor Stone, nor Earth LXXIII: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold XCIV: They that Have the Power to Hurt and Will Do None XCVII: How Like a Winter Hath my Absence Been CXVI: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds CXXIX: The Expense of Spirit in a Waste of Shame From the Plays: "To be or not to be" (from Hamlet) "Friends, romans, countrymen" (from Julius Caeser) "All the world's a stage" (from As You Like It) "Once more unto the breach" (from Henry V) "She should have died hereafter" (from Macbeth) "This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle" (from Richard II) Full Fathom Five (from The Tempest) Fear No More the Heat of the Sun (from Cymbeline) SONG: Scarborough Fair Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) The Cave of Despair - from The Fairie Queene Most Glorious Lord of Life Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) The Passionate Shepherd To His Love Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd Nature that Hath Washed her Hands in Milk SONG: Greensleeves vi Francis Bacon (1561-1626) On Studies Novum Organum John Donne (1572 - 1631) Song; Go and Catch The Sun Rising The Anniversary A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning A Lecture Upon the Shadow Holy Sonnet X Meditation: He for Whom the Bell Tolls Ben Jonson (1573 - 1637) Oak and Lily Song, To Celia Oh, That Joy So Soon Should Waste! Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) Leviathan King James Bible (1611) Job 41 Psalm 23 Ecclesiastes 3 Song of Songs 2 Isaiah 40 Matthew 5 Corinthians 13 Robert Herrick (1591 - 1674) To Daffodils To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time George Herbert (1593 - 1633) Redemption Prayer (I) The Collar Love (III) Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) Hydrotaphia: Urne Burial SONG: Barbara Allen vii John Milton (1608 - 1674) On His Blindness Paradise Lost Aeropegatica: A Speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing Jeremy Taylor (1613 - 1667) Of Charity, or the Love of God SONG: The Two Brothers Richard Lovelace (1618-1657) To Lucasta, on going to the wars To Althea, from prison Andrew Marvell (1621 - 1678) To His Coy Mistres The Mower to the Glow-Worms The Definition of Love John Bunyan (1628-1688) Sermon: The Heavenly Footman SONG: Lord Randal John Dryden (1631 - 1700) Fairest Isle, All Isles Excelling Mac Flecknoe John Locke (1632 - 1704) Second Treatise on Government SONG: The Girl I Left Behind Me Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) Principia SONG: Our God, Our Help in Ages Past SONG: Joy to the World Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745) A Modest Proposal Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) Essay on Criticism viii Essay on Man SONG: Rule, Brittania John Wesley (1703 - 1791) Sermon: The Wilderness State SONG: Jesus, Lover of My Soul William Pitt (1708 - 1778) Speech on the Stamp Act SONG: Heart of Oak Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) Fame Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771) Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Adam Smith (1723 - 1790) Wealth of Nations SONG: God Save the Queen Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) Reflections on the Revolution in France Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774) The Deserted Village William Cowper (1731 - 1800) The Solitude of Alexander Selkirk The Castaway William Blake (1757 - 1827) The Lamb The Tyger The Human Abstract A Poison Tree Milton How to Know Love from Deceit The Four Zoas Auguries of Innocence Proverbs of Hell ix Mary Wollstonecraft (1859 - 1897) A Vindication of the Rights of Women Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) To a Mouse O, My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose My Heart's in the Highlands SONG: Auld Lang Syne William Wilberforce (1759 - 1833) On the Horrors of the Slave Trade SONG: Amazing Grace William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) Daffodils My Heart Leaps Up Composed Upon Westminster Bridge 1802 Lines A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal It is a Beauteous Evening The World is Too Much with Us Ode: Intimations of Immortality The Prelude Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) Look Not Thou on Beauty's Charming The Lay of the Last Minstrel Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) Kubla Khan The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Walter Savage Landor (1775 - 1824) Finis Rose Aylmer William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830) Man Is a Toad-Eating Animal Lord Byron (1788 - 1824) She Walks in Beauty So We'll Go No More Aroving On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year x Don Juan Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822) Ode to the West Wind Ozymandias Stanzas Written in Dejection To ---- (Music, when soft voices die) When the Lamp is Shattered John Clare (1793 - 1864) Lines Written in Northhampton Asylum Secret Love The Skylark Felicia Hemans (1793 - 1835) Casabianca John Keats (1795 - 1821) Endymion When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be Ode on A Grecian Urn Ode to a Nightingale To Autumn Bright Star! Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) Labour Thomas Hood (1799-1845) I remember, I remember Song of the Shirt John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890) The Idea of a University Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861) How Do I Love Thee? John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) On Liberty Edward Fitzgerald (1809 - 1883) The Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam of Naishapur xi Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809 - 1892) Ulysses Charge of the Light Brigade Crossing the Bar Break, Break, Break In Memoriam The Lady of Shalott Charles Darwin (1809 - 1882) The Origin of Species Edward Lear (1812 - 1888) The Owl and the Pussy-cat Selected Limericks Robert Browning (1812 - 1889) Home-Thoughts, from Abroad Love among the Ruins Rabbi Ben Ezra Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848) Last Lines Fall, Leaves Fall The Night is Darkening John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) Modern Painters Matthew Arnold (1822 - 1888) Dover Beach Growing Old Culture and Anarchy Thomas Huxley (1825 - 1895) A Liberal Education SONG: I know where I'm going Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877) The Age of Discussion Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894) A Birthday Song (When I Am Dead, My Dearest) xii Goblin Market Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898) Jabberwocky The Walrus and the Carpenter The White Knight's Song Father William William Morris (1834 - 1896) How We Live and How We Might Live Walter Pater (1839 - 1894) Conclusion to The Renaissance Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) The Darkling Thrush I Look in the Glass Shut Out the Moon Algernon Charles Swinburne (1843 - 1909) The Garden of Proserpine A Match Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889) God's Grandeur The Windhover Pied Beauty No Worst, There Is None I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark Spring and Fall W. E. Henley (1849 - 1903) Invictus England, my England SONG: The Major General's Song Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) Aes Triplex Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900) The Ballad of Reading Gaol The Decay of Lying Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 - 1928) xiii On Militant Tactics and Women's Suffrage A. E. Houseman (1859 - 1936) Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now To an Athlete Dying Young With Rue My Heart Is Laden Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall The Laws of God, the Laws of Man David Lloyd George (1863 - 1945) On Sacrifice SONG: There's always be an England Roger Casement (1864 - 1916) Speech to the Court Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) If Cities and Thrones and Powers Gunga Din Recessional William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) Among School Children An Irish Airman Foresees his Death To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Nothing Sailing to Byzantium The Second Coming G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936) On the Institution of the Family Edward Thomas (1878 - 1917) No one so much as you Aspens E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970) What I Believe Virginia Woolf (1881 - 1941) A Room of One's Own D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930) xiv Why the Novel Matters Rupert Brooke (1887 - 1915) The Soldier Song: Keep the Home Fires Burning T.S Eliot (1888 - 1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Gerontion Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918) Futility Anthem for Doomed Youth Dulce et Decorum est George Orwell (1903 - 1950) England, Your England W.H. Auden (1907-1973) Stop All the Clocks In Memory of W. B. Yeats September 1, 1939 Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) Do Not Go Gentle In My Craft or Sullen Art Phillip Larkin (1922- 1985) Going, Going First Sight Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) June 4, 1940: "We shall fight on the beaches." June 18, 1940: "Their finest hour."
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