The Renaissance: Excluding Drama by Elizabeth Story Donno (auth.)

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W. Greg, 1926. Reading List: "Beaumont's 'The Crowne of Thomes': A Report" by Ruth Wallerstein in Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 1954. Sir John Beaumont recommends, and himself illustrates, a style which Hobbes must later have admired: neither too prosaic, nor "dancing" ; avoiding ostentatious roughness and Metaphysical obscurities; favouring the couplet, as involving little padding; emulating the Greeks and Romans only in Pure phrase, fit Epithets, a sober care Of Metaphors, descriptions cleare, yet rare, Similitudes contracted smooth and round, Not vext by learning, but with Nature crown'd; and otherwise using normal contemporary English, with exactly referential statement rather than figurative elaboration.

160 5. The Soul's Immortal Crown. 1605. The Honour of Valour. 1605. I Would and Would Not. 1614. The Hate of Treason. 1616. Machiavel's Dog. 1617. Poems Not Hitherto Reprinted, edited by Jean Robertson. 33 1952. Fiction The Miseries of Mavillia. 1597. The Strange Fortunes of Two Excellent Princes. 1600. Grimello 's Fortunes. 1604; edited by E. G. Morice, in Two Pamphlets, 1936. Other The Works of a Young Wit. 1577. A Discourse in Commendation of Francis Drake. 1581. The History of Don Federigo de Terra Nuova.

A Discourse in Commendation of Francis Drake. 1581. The History of Don Federigo de Terra Nuova. 1590. The Will of Wit, Wit's Will or Will's Wit. 1597. Auspicante Jehova. 1597. Wit's Trenchmour. 1597. A Post with a Mad Packet of Letters. 1602; revised edition, 1603; part 2, 1605; revised edition, 1607, 1609. Wonders Worth the Hearing. 1602. A Dialogue Full of Pith and Pleasure Between Three Philosophers. 1603. A Merry Dialogue Betwixt the Taker and the Mistaker. 1603; as A Mad World My Masters, 1635.

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