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English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. XL (in 51 Volumes) ePub download

by Geoffrey Chaucer,Thomas Gray,Charles W. Eliot

  • Author: Geoffrey Chaucer,Thomas Gray,Charles W. Eliot
  • ISBN: 1616401567
  • ISBN13: 978-1616401566
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  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Cosimo Classics (April 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 482
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English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray: The Five Foot Shelf of Classics, Vol. XL (in 51 Volumes) ePub download

English Poetry I book. English Poetry From Chaucer to Gray (Harvard Classics, Part 40). ISBN. 1616401567 (ISBN13: 9781616401566).

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Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's . Chaucer died in London on October 25, 1400. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, in what is now called Poet's Corner. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Geoffrey Chaucer, one of England's greatest poets, was born in London about 1340, the son of a wine merchant and deputy to the king's butler and his wife Agnes.

Eliot had stated in speeches that the elements of a liberal education could be obtained by spending 15 minutes a day reading from a collection of books that could fit on a five-foot shelf. Originally he had said a three-foot shelf.

English Poetry I: Chaucer to Gray. XLI. English Poetry II: Collins to Fitzgerald.

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XXXIX (in 51 Volumes). Also known as "Dr. Volume XXXIX features the prefaces and prologues to works that have since been superceded, though their author's introductions to which still retain vital importance.

Together they cover every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century

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Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name "Harvard Classics," this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as "Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf," it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XL is the first of three volumes that ambitiously survey half a milliennium of poetry in the English language. Almost 300 works by more than 75 authors in this volume alone span the 14th through 18th centuries, and include: • Geoffrey Chaucer: "The Prologue to the Canterbury Tales" • George Gascoigne: "A Lover's Lullaby" • Sir Walter Raleigh: "His Pilgrimage" • Sir Philip Sidney: "A Ditty" • Edmund Spenser: "Rudely Thou Wrongest My Dear Heart's Desire" • Christopher Marlowe: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" • William Shakespeare: "O Mistress Mine" • Thomas Campion: "Follow thy Fair Sun" • Ben Jonson: "The Noble Nature" • John Donne: "Stay, O Sweet" • George Herbert: "The Elixir" • Richard Lovelace: "To Lucasta, on Going to the Wars" • Andrew Marvell: "Love Will Find Out the Way" • John Dryden: "Song for St. Cecilia's Day" • Alexander Pope: "On a Certain Lady at Court" • Thomas Gray: "Elegy" as well as traditional ballads and numerous works by writers who remain anonymous to us today. Useful explanatory footnotes explain the meanings of obsolete and rare words, as well as those in dialect.
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