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This volume, READINGS IN ENGLISH POETRY, forms the poetical part of READINGS IN ENGLISH LITERATURE. The prose part is also published separately, under the title of READINGS IN ENGLISH PROSE.

Both volumes are designed as Reading-Books for upper classes in Schools, while the complete work forms a suitable companion to such manuals as the History of the English Language and Literature in Chambers's Educational Course.

The Readings in the present volume consist of selections from the works of our best poets from A. D. 1558 to the present day. They are arranged in chronological order, and are introduced by a short biographical notice of each author. The foot-notes contain explanations of difficulties in the text, and meanings of words not found in a school-dictionary.

Edited by R.

History of the English Language and Literature. Chambers, LLD. 304 pages, price 2s.

A detailed Table of Contents, an Index of Subjects classified,
and an Alphabetical Index of Authors, are prefixed to the
volume.

*** The Publishers beg to return their best thanks to the
different Publishers and Authors, proprietors of the copyright
extracts that occur in this volume, for their kindness in
allowing them to appear.

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Edward Young : 1681-1765.

From The Night Thoughts-

Apostrophe to Night,

Thoughts on Time,

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