England in Shakespeare's Day

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 239 pages
First published in 1928.

This book collects together over one hundred sources by Elizabethan authors which show English life in English literature. Most of them have been selected as much to catch the atmosphere as the moods of the period, and come from the great Elizabethan writers who can transmit the essence of the time. A 'gallery of Elizabethan pictures' rather than a complete survey of life in Shakespeare's day, the spelling and punctuation have been modernized throughout. To enable those who wish to read the extracts in their context, references are given to the most accessible editions.
 

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Contents

THE COURT i OUR QUEEN Lyly
1
QUEEN ELIZABETH ON PROGRESS Lyly
3
A LAMENT FOR SIR PHILIP SIDNEY Spenser
8
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY Greville
10
FULKE GREVILLES EPITAPH n VI THE DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH Carey
11
SIR ROBERT CAREYS RIDE Carey
13
THE CHARACTER OF KING JAMES Howard
15
THE OVERBURY MURDER Bacon
18
ENGLISH INNS Moryson
160
COUNTRY RECREATIONS Markham
163
THE PERFECT ANGLER Markham
165
EATING AND DRINKING Harrison
168
ENCLOSURES FOR SHEEP FARMING Bastard
171
MATTERS OF RELIGION I THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND Harrison
172
SIMONY Weever
173
THE SPANISH INQUISITION Haslclon
174

EDUCATION AND YOUTH
19
THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS ELIZABETH Anon
23
ON HIS MISTRESS THE QUEEN OF BOHEMIA Wotton
28
THE RASCAL MULTITUDE Harrison
29
THE SERVICE OF THE STATE I DEGREE Shakespeare
31
MACHIAVEL Marlowe
32
THE TROUBLES OF STATECRAFT R Cecil
33
THE PRIVILEGES OF NOBLEMEN Peacham
34
AN INNS OF COURT MAN Overbury
36
THE LAST FIGHT OF THE RE VENGE Ralegh
37
AN AMBASSADORS LETTER Winwood
42
RAISING RECRUITS Shakespeare
45
DRILLING THE TRAINBANDS Beaumont and Fletcher
50
SEDITIONS AND TROUBLES Bacon
52
LONDON
115
BARTHOLOMEW FAIR Stow
128
IN THE TAVERN Heywood
129
THE EIGHT KINDS OF DRUNKEN NESS Nashe
130
THE HORRORS OF PLAGUE Dehher
131
A MORALISTS OBJECTION TO PLAYS Gossan
132
A SCHOLARS OBJECTION TO PLAYS Sidney
134
A DEFENCE OF PLAYS Nashe
136
THE PLAYGOER Marslon
138
PUBLIUS WHO LOVED BEARBAIT ING Davits
139
AN EXECUTION Anon
140
A BALLAD Deloncy
143
COUNTRY LIFE I INNOVATIONS Harrison
148
OF GARDENS Bacon
150
SWEET ANKOR IN ARDEN Drayton
154
THE SCENT OF MOTHER EARTH Browne
155
POOR WAT Shakespeare
156
THE SIMPLE LIFE Campion
157
COURT LIFE AND COUNTRY LIFE Shakespeare
158
THE ENGLISH COLLEGE AT ROME Munday
179
A SEMINARY PRIEST Dekker
183
THE PURITAN AT BARTHOLOMEW FAIR Jonson
185
HORROR OF HELL FIRE Greene
188
HORROR OF HELL FIRE Dekker
190
THE SPIRITS CALLED THE FAIRY King James
191
A WISE WOMAN Cheltle
193
EVIL SPIRITS AVAUNT Spenser
195
MEN OF LETTERS I A DEFENCE OF THE ENGLISH TONGUE Mulcaster
196
THE PATRON AND THE POET Anon
198
THE POET AT WORK Dekker
199
LITERARY SOCIETY IN DUBLIN Bryskctt
200
THE MERMAID TAVERN Beaumont
203
A POT POET Earle
206
To MY BOOKSELLER Jonson
207
GABRIEL HARVEY ON ROBERT GREENE Harvey
208
JONSON ON SHAKESPEARE Jonson
210
THE OLD POET REMEMBERS His YOUTH Drayton
211
THE POETS ELYSIUM Dekker
212
MOODS AND MANNERS I THE ITALIANATE Ascham
215
APING THE GREAT Jonson
217
How TO BECOME A GENTLEMAN Jonson
218
THE GULL Davies
222
THE MELANCHOLIC HUMOUR Shakespeare
223
THE DANCER Marston
224
DRESS Harrison
225
FOLLIES AND FASHIONS Lane
227
THESE DEGENERATE DAYS Riche
229
THESE DEGENERATE DAYS Jonson
230
THE NEEDY BORE Donne
231
THE ENVOI Shakespeare
235
INDEX
237
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