English Literature and Culture From Medieval Period to the Eighteenth Century

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THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY :

Thomas More:
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586):
Edmund Spenser (1552-1599):
  Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593):
  William Shakespeare (1564-1616):

 


THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY:

Metaphysical Poetry and Cavalier Poetry

  John Donne (1572-1631):

 

Ben Jonson (1572-1637):
  • Volpone, or The Fox
  • "To My Book;"
  • "To John Donne;"
  • "On My First Son;"
  •  "Song: To Celia;"
  •  "To the Memory of Shakespeare"
George Herbert (1593-1633):
  • "The Altar;"
  • "Easter Wings;"
  • "The Collar;"
  • "The Pulley"

 

Andrew Marvell (1621-1678):
  • "To His Coy Mistress;"
  • "The Definition of Love;"
  • "The Garden"

 

Robert Herrick (1591-1674):
  • "Corinna's Going A-Maying"
John Milton (1608-1674):
  • "Lycidas;"
  • Selections from Paradise Lost

THE RESTORATION AND THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

 

John Dryden (1631-1700):
John Bunyan (1628-1688):
William Congreve (1670-1729):
Daniel Defoe (1660-1745):
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745):
Alexander Pope (1688-1744):
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784):