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A Book of English Prose by Percy Lubbock

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A Book of English Prose

Part II

_Arranged for Secondary and High Schools_

BY

PERCY LUBBOCK, M.A.

KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Cambridge:

at the University Press

1913

Cambridge:

PRINTED BY JOHN CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS

PREFATORY NOTE

The Editor desires to record his thanks to Messrs Macmillan & Co., Ltd., Messrs Chatto & Windus and Messrs Longmans, Green & Co., for their respective permission to include in this volume passages from Walter Pater's _Miscellaneous Studies_, from R. L. Stevenson's _Random Memories_ and from Newman's _Historical Sketches_.

P. L.

October 1913

CONTENTS

PAGE

Death of Sir Gawaine . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas Malory_ 1

The Queen's Speech to her last Parliament . . . . . . . . . . . . _Elizabeth, Queen of England_ 4

Death of Cleopatra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas North_ 8

The Vanity of Greatness . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Walter Ralegh_ 12

The Law of Nations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Richard Hooker_ 16

Of Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Francis Bacon_ 17

Meditation on Death . . . . . . . . . . . . . _William Drummond_ 19

Primitive Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Thomas Hobbes_ 21

Character of a Plodding Student . . . . . . . . . . _John Earle_ 24

Charity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir Thomas Browne_ 25

The Danger of interfering with the Liberty of the Press . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _John Milton_ 27

Death of Falkland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Earl of Clarendon_ 30

The End of the Pilgrimage . . . . . . . . . . . . . _John Bunyan_ 35

Poetry and Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . _Sir William Temple_ 40


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